Dear Austin ISD,

Thank you so much for your continued support of Austin ISD. We appreciate the efforts you have made to have your child adhere to health and safety measures while attending school at our campuses. As we enter into the third week of on-campus instruction, we are seeing the effectiveness of those efforts. To maintain our success keeping campuses safe, it is critical that we stay vigilant with our health and safety practices.

We wanted to make you aware that beginning Nov. 2, we will be welcoming all students who wish to return to campus back for on-campus learning, while still offering the option of remote learning. Additionally at the middle and high school level, students will receive more face-to-face instruction, which will involve physical transitions between class periods.

To help us prepare for these changes, we need middle and high school families to complete the most recent Family Learning Survey no later than Oct. 28. Families with students in elementary school should communicate with their campus’ main office if they plan to switch learning models beginning Nov. 2. This will help your campus administrators create the best possible learning environment that will work for all students.

In keeping with my commitment to work closely with campus staff to remain responsive and adaptive, my leadership team and I have been meeting with our teacher and principal advisory groups weekly and will continue to do so throughout the school year. From these conversations we have gained valuable insights to better serve our students, families and staff. For example, this year we have reduced the number of student assessments. I look forward to continuing to connect with our dedicated campus representatives to ensure our plans meet the evolving needs of our students, families and staff.

To learn more about how the district is preparing for these upcoming changes, please take a moment to view the latest reopening FAQs. I thank you all for your flexibility and resourcefulness as we navigate this challenging time together.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Elizalde
Superintendent

Surveys can only be taken once per each student enrolled. Questions or requests for help with the survey can be sent to survey@austinisd.org.