Back to School 2021-22

What School Will Look Like

  • At home, check your temperature and grab your mask and water bottle.
  • On the bus, students will have assigned seats and the windows will be open (weather permitting).
  • Masks are required on school buses, on campus, and at district facilities. 
  • In the classroom, students will have assigned seats socially distanced by 3 feet where feasible.
  • Families can breathe a little easier knowing classrooms are equipped with a HEPA air filtration system within each classroom.
  • At lunchtime, campuses will offer lunch outside as much as possible, and students will have assigned seats when eating in the cafeteria.
  • Learn more by reading our Health Protocols.


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Use the links below to find answers to your questions about bus routes/times, school menus, school supplies, and school start/end times.

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Virtual Options

We're excited to welcome students back to school this fall and we've taken every precaution to ensure that our schools are safe. We recognize that our K–6 learners can't get vaccinated yet, so we're proud to offer a virtual learning option. Virtual learning application closed at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 5. Learn more at

News & Stories

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

August 26, 2021

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…

Sick kid at home

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

August 19, 2021

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)

August 19, 2021

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.