It is hard to believe that we are just three weeks away from the beginning of our next school year! I wanted to share some information with families as we wind down the final days of summer. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the coming weeks and sharing more of our big plans for making this school year a success for everyone.
Thank you for the trust you place in us with your children and I look forward to collaborating with each of you.
Summer Office Hours
The front office will be open from 8am-4pm Monday-Thursday through August 5th. Beginning the week of August 8th, the office will be open Monday through Friday. There is a locked black box on the front door available at your convenience to drop off registration materials during times the office is closed.
The AISD School calendar has been published and can be accessed by clicking the link above. School hours for elementary schools will be 7:40am-3:10pm. There are two early release days on the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar: October 7th and February 17th. Elementary school students will be released on those days at 1:30pm, Middle school at 2:30pm and High School at 3:30pm.
Meet the Teacher
Save the date for Meet the Teacher!
August 12th 2:30PM Class lists will be made available on this day. We hope that families can join us afterwards for community building and an icy treat on the back playground after meeting their teachers. Additional information related to school supply drop off will be shared as the date approaches. If you are not able to attend Meet the Teacher in person, contact information for your child's teacher will be shared on August 12th via email.
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Beginning in June, AISD Food Service resumed pre pandemic operations, affecting which schools and students are eligible for free meals. The Department of Agriculture pandemic-related waivers that allowed us to provide free meals for all students. We encourage online meal benefit applications (for free or reduced price lunches) for quicker and more efficient processing. Online applications will go live in July, accessible by creating an account at www.SchoolCafe.com/AustinISD. Paper applications will be available starting in August. All campuses will offer healthy à la carte Smart Snacks available for purchase. Students may purchase using cash or funds on their SchoolCafé account. Parents may set à la carte restrictions on a student's account by contacting their café manager. Our cafeteria manager, Loren Wyatt, will be returning to work in August and his email is email@example.com .
Childcare If you are interested in ChildCare for the upcoming school year, we are only accepting students for the waitlist for our on-campus program at this time. Please email Kerry Hull at Kerry.Hull2@austinisd.org for more information. The following programs are located locally here by the campus and do pick up in the afternoons. Their contact information is located below for your convenience. Spilled Milk Social Club (512) 317- 6408 Hancock Recreation Center (512) 978- 2335
School Communications Platform: ParentSquare launch Russell Lee Elementary staff and caregivers will be utilizing the ParentSquare application
as the centralized hub for communications for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Families who have been with us in previous years may recall our communications taking place through LivingTree and we plan on having ParentSquare fulfilling a similar role. Onboarding information and support will be provided as we approach the first day of school. In the meantime, updates will be shared via School Messenger to keep everyone in the loop!
Austin ISD Back to School Bash August 6th, 2022 launch We are excited to announce that Austin ISD’s Back-to-School BASH will be back in-person, and will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. District departments and community organizations from across the city will offer exhibits for AISD families to learn about numerous programs and services that can help students enjoy a safe and successful school year. Please visit the AISD event page linked here for more information including transportation options.