Every Day Counts! Student success begins with attendance.

Every Day Counts! Student success begins with attendance.

We know from research and experience that attendance boosts student achievement, educational experiences, and prepares students for college, careers and beyond. This page is designed to empower families with resources to keep your student in school and engaged.

Learn the simple ways you can help improve attendance

Attendance and Remote Learning

Beginning in the 2020–21 school year, students who engage in on-campus or off-campus remote learning, such as attending a virtual class or completing and submitting assigned work independently, are considered engaged. All classes will have attendance posted to indicate students were present to reflect participation. Our teachers will work with families and students to ensure that instruction is delivered and students are engaged in coursework no matter the method of delivery.

Checking in via BLEND is often a great way to be considered engaged. 

What counts as engagement? The student may:

  • Attend a synchronous virtual lesson.
  • Watch a video lesson (asynchronous).
  • Turn in an assignment.
  • Participate in a class chat online. 
  • Email, text or call a teacher.

Parent Self Serve: Schedules, Grades, Attendance

Parent Self-Serve is the portal that allows caregivers to view their child's schedule, attendance and grades. In addition, parents can email teachers and set notification alerts if they want to receive emails when their child has been marked absent or has a missing assignment. Go to the Parent Self Serve web page for more information. Regularly checking your child’s attendance is a great way to stay involved with your child’s education. See the PDF how-to manuals linked below to get started.

NOTE: Credentials for Parent Self-Serve are the same user ID and password used to access the Parent Portal.

How to Create a Parent Portal Account: If you do not have a Parent Portal account, download the instructions:

How Do I Access Parent Self-Serve?

1. Parents must first log into the Parent Portal (portal.austinisd.org)*:

*NOTE: If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please see "How to Create a Parent Portal Account" instructions above.

2. Download the AISD Mobile App to access Parent Self Serve on your mobile device. Below are instructions in PDF Format that will guide you through accessing Parent Self Serve through the AISD Mobile App.

Messages from Austin ISD

Parents/Guardians can choose how to receive messages from Austin ISD that are sent by the District or Campus via SchoolMessenger and also from the teacher's gradebooks via Parent Self Serve.  Below are instructions in PDF format that will guide you on how to set the types of messages you would like to receive: