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Repurposing update: Rosedale to temporarily open as law enforcement training site (En español)

The former Rosedale School campus is set to temporarily open its door again as a training facility for law enforcement officials, with a goal of training as many as 750 officers in the first phase. 

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Hispanic Heritage Month profile: Pfc. Daniel Ortega (En Español)

This is the first in a monthlong profile series spotlighting Hispanic heroes and path breakers who have influenced Austin ISD in some way. By Paul Stinson As Austin ISD begins its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we profile Pfc. Daniel Ortega: WWII…

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Austin ISD Hosts June Enrollment Days

Starting June 6 through June 29, families can come to select Austin ISD campuses for support and resources to get their child registered for the 2022-23 school year. Families can come to any one of the campus enrollment days to get help in enrolling their…

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Austin ISD prepared for Omicron, ready to start school on Wednesday (En Español)

With Austin ISD resuming classes as scheduled after the Winter Break, staff and families can help prevent the spread of the Omicron variant by getting boosted this week, getting tested at one of our 11 hubs beginning Monday, Jan. 3, and by double-layering…

Fewer students to quarantine under new CDC guidance (En español)

New CDC guidance means fewer students will need to quarantine under Austin ISD’s updated health protocols released Aug. 26. What You Should know: Students do not have to quarantine if they were at least three feet away from students with COVID-19 while…

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Austin ISD reminds families to keep sick students home (En español)

With the first week of school about to close, Austin ISD is reaching out to families to remind them about keeping students home who are showing symptoms, among other health protocols.

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District Looking for Feedback on Safe Return to School Plan (en español)

Austin ISD is looking for input on our safe return to in-person instruction plan. This is part of our submission for $155 million in one-time federal funding, called ESSER funds.

Students to get free meals all year (En español)

Austin ISD students will receive free meals all year no matter what their family income is. Why it matters: Parents can skip packing a lunch and save money this year with free breakfast and lunch for every student. Yes, but: Even though…

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Students, Teachers Get Warm Welcome from Superintendent on First Day

As they exited their buses in front of their new school, students at Sanchéz Elementary were eager and excited to explore their modernized campus, but might not have expected a welcome from their superintendent. “I’m so excited. This is so great, there’s…

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Students in Extracurricular Activities Don't Need Masks During Most Practice, Play (En Español)

Students in extracurricular activities, including athletics, won’t have to wear a mask when outdoors and socially distanced or when engaged in vigorous physical activity.

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Texas Supreme Court ruling doesn't affect Austin ISD mask mandate (En español)

Masks will still be required in all Austin ISD schools and facilities regardless of the latest Texas Supreme Court ruling, which blocked temporary restraining orders that had allowed Dallas County and San Antonio to impose mask mandates. 

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Masks Mandated at Austin ISD (En español)

Starting Wednesday, August 11, students, staff and visitors will need to wear face masks when on school properties, Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde announced late Monday at a school board meeting.  "I am responsible for the safety, health and…