Announcements

Austin ISD Closes for Winter Break, Dec. 20–Jan. 1

Austin ISD will be closed for the winter break Wednesday, Dec. 20, through Monday, Jan. 1.All AISD offices and schools will be closed during this period.Regular business hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, for staff. Students return to classes on Wednesday,…

District Announces Schools Frozen to Transfers for 2018–19

Austin ISD has announced the names of schools that will be frozen to transfers during the 2018–19 school year.Each year, AISD determines which schools should be frozen to transfers because they have, or are expected to have, enrollments that exceed their…

A Note from Dr. Cruz on Weather Cancellations

Dear Austin ISD Community,When forecasts of winter weather and hazardous road conditions force the school district to delay start times or close for the day, the first thing Austin school district leaders think about is how the decision will affect our…

Memorial, Funeral Arrangements Set for Football Coach Andrew Jackson

Longtime AISD football coach Andrew Jackson, who spent much of his 28-year career at Reagan and LBJ early college high schools, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 50.In March, Jackson was diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer that had…

Lamar Middle School Musicians Head to Chicago

The Lamar Middle School and Fine Arts Academy Symphonic Winds will be performing at the 71st Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago on Dec. 20.The Midwest Clinic is an international band and orchestra conference, with only four middle school bands invitedto perform…

McCallum Knights Continue Winning Ways in the Playoffs

The 2017 McCallum Knights football team continues to blaze a trail through the postseason after defeating fourth-ranked Corpus Christi Calallen 20-7 in the UIL State Quarterfinal round of the playoffs Dec. 9.“I like the Cinderella story just because it’s…

Covington Students Code at the Capitol

Sixth-graders from Covington Middle School were among the first in the nation to use a new "small-board computer"—and they got to showcase their skills on the House floor of the Capitol.As part of the worldwide Hour of Code event held during Computer Science…

Austin ISD Weather Information, Makeup Days

Austin ISD will never need to use its bad weather makeup days due to two days of additional instructional minutes included in the calendar.The Texas Education Agency requires districts to make up the first two days of school following bad weather closures…

A Whole Lotta Tamalada at Travis ECHS

Travis Early College High School students and parents gathered around tables with Superintendent Paul Cruz this morning for an important conversation—memories of past tamaladas.As they participated in making tamales, Cruz talked about how important tamaladas…

All Austin ISD classes are canceled tomorrow, Dec. 8 / Todas las clases del Austin ISD están canceladas el 8 de dic.

To ensure the safety of all our students and staff, all Austin ISD classes are canceled tomorrow, Dec. 8.All district offices are also closed.The National Weather Service predicts that freezing temperatures will remain in the area through 9 a.m. There is also…

McCallum Knights Head to State Quarterfinals with Win Over Alice Coyotes

The McCallum Knights continue to write history thanks to their unprecedented success in 2017.On Saturday, the Knights avenged a 1966 playoff loss to the Alice Coyotes by claiming the regional title with a 33-8 victory."After coming out at halftime, I just…

From the Superintendent: Clarifying Our Vision

Dear Community Members, We have a historic and unprecedented opportunity to create modernized 21st-century learning spaces for all our students. The Facility Master Plan on which the bond was built provides a long-range, comprehensive plan to modernize all…