Dear Mac Families,

I have been thinking of you all during this time.  I hope you are finding warmth, though I know so many are without. My family has been very fortunate at this time though internet has been intermittent, and we just recently lost water. I realize this is a very small inconvenience in light of what our city is experiencing.

Many of our teachers and staff members are stuck without power. They cannot update Blend or send updates. Lots of our students and families are dealing with the same issues. Please disregard any notices of late work, etc. that may be coming out. Furthermore, the end of this grading period has been extended to Tuesday, February 23.  We will do all we can to work with our students and staff at this time. Your safety and having your basic needs met take priority to school obligations at this time.

AISD and the City of Austin have opened warming centers and shelters for anyone in need:

Warming Centers (Open 9AM – 9PM)

  • Joslin Elementary, 4500 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745
  • Barrington Elementary, 400 Cooper Dr, Austin, TX 78753
  • Lee Elementary, 3308 Hampton Rd, Austin, TX 78705
  • Murchison Middle School, 3700 N Hills Dr, Austin, TX 78731.

The centers are open to any families who need access to a warm location during this historic weather event.

The City of Austin and Austin ISD have also opened the following facilities as shelters to families:

  • Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
  • Mendez Middle School, 5106 Village Square Dr, Austin, TX 78744
  • Reilly Elementary School, 405 Denson Dr, Austin, TX 78752

For more information about AISD weather update and closures, go to the AISD announcements page.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I’m here to help.

Thank you,

Nicole Griffith
Interim Principal
McCallum High School