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Survey: 80% of Families Intend to Mask in Schools

In our survey, 80% of families who responded said they plan to send their child to school wearing a mask. Why it matters: The survey results show that the vast majority of Austin ISD families plan to have their child wear a mask at school. Dive Deeper:…

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Students will need to wear masks on AISD buses

Students riding Austin ISD school buses will be required to wear a mask following federal orders provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why it matters: Because of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order, Austin ISD can’t mandate masks in our…


AISD News Brief: Ready for New School Year

Families are getting ready for a new school year in Austin ISD. Watch our news brief for more information on what families and staff are doing to get ready for the new school year. 


Austin ISD releases plan for virtual learning (En Español)

Austin ISD is ready to start in-person learning on August 17, and now there’s a K–6 virtual option available for families as well.

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Families with Special Health Problems Could Qualify For Home Learning Program (En Español)

Students with special health problems that prevent them from coming onto campus may qualify to learn from home or the hospital. This is part of a program Austin ISD provides called Homebound Services. Why it matters: With the Austin area approaching Stage 5…

CDC Recommends Everyone Wear Masks Indoors

On Tuesday, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their guidelines, recommending masks for all individuals indoors regardless of vaccination status.


COVID-19 protocols for the new school year (En Español)

We’re releasing an overview of our health and safety protocols for the new school year. You can view the entire document below. As conditions continue to change, we will be updating our protocols. We’re committed to providing a safe and healthy environment…

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Statement from Superintendent about Stage 3 (En español)

As our community returns to Stage 3 COVID protocols, we are committed to providing your children a safe school experience just as we did during the last school year. Read story > That's why we are continually offering vaccination opportunities to our…

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School Set To Start Aug. 17, District Encourages Vaccinations (En español)

Health officials announced the area is moving into Stage 3 of COVID-19 risk guidelines. This still allows Austin ISD to open in person, as planned, on Aug. 17 and to get ready, we’re launching new FAQs to get our community up to speed.


AISD Hosts July Enrollment Clinics for Current and Future Families (En español)

Through July 22, current and future families can come to Austin ISD enrollment clinics to get help registering for the 2021-22 school year. Students can get registered at any location or any grade at the enrollment clinics. The clinics are scheduled at…

'Students benefit from in-person learning,' CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now recommending students return to in-person learning this year, according to guidelines released July 9. Why it matters: In-person learning is now backed by scientists as the best way to learn, even while…

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AISD News Brief: Expanded Transportation

In the 2021-22 school year, new bus routes will begin rolling out at select schools to service families living within schools’ two-mile radius. AISD News Brief: Expanded Transportation from AISD.TV - Austin ISD on Vimeo.