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Online Learning

Austin ISD is committed to keeping families informed as we respond to the presence of coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, in our greater community.  We continue to work in partnership with the Travis County Health and Human Services department (DCHHS), the area’s lead health agency.


As the community comes together, we are providing learning activities for you and your students while we are away from the classroom. The district has created this Learning At-Home website, complete with online courses and recommended learning resources for all grade levels. First and foremost, we want to ensure that our students are healthy and safe as we continue to connect as one AISD family. Please stay connected with us through Class Dojo, emails, and our school website for up to date information. Please refer to the AISD Learning At-Home website for materials. Packets of printed materials can be picked up from school sites where food distribution is taking place.





How To Get Food

Austin ISD Food Services will prepare and provide meals for children under the age of 19 and their parents or caregivers at more than 70 locations while school is closed due to COVID-19 precautions. AISD is working in collaboration with the Texas Department of Agriculture. 

Starting March 23, meals will be available Monday-Friday.  Curbside meals will be offered at more than 15 sites. Austin ISD school buses will deliver meals throughout the community at more than 50 locations.  Sites were chosen based on 50 percent or more students receiving meal benefits. 

Each child may receive one breakfast and one lunch meal, daily.  Through the community-supported Austin ISD Crisis Support Fund, parents and caregivers accompanying their children may receive daily breakfast and lunch meals.  Children, parents and caregivers may also receive a weekend pack on Fridays, to help provide additional food security.  Children, parents and caregivers must be present to receive meals.  Food is available until it runs out.  

Meals will feature foods that are cooked and prepared by staff in Austin ISD kitchens.  These meals will be chilled and served cold to be taken home and reheated.  The healthy meals served will include protein, grains, fruits and vegetables. The option of vegetarian meals, milk and compostable cutlery will be available. 

Please refer to the link to locate the closest curbside or pickup location for food distribution.


How To Get Health Care
Virtual care for kids is going to be an excellent option for families at this time.  


Virtual Care for Kids is making every effort to expand care to children across the state to help prevent the spread of the Page 3 virus. In addition to waiving all copays for telemedicine visits, all self-pay visits will now be discounted to $50. Patients with Medicaid will be offered FREE or low-cost telemedicine visits. The average wait for a virtual provider is currently 2 minutes or less. No need to expose your family to COVID-19. Visits are accessible FROM HOME on any smartphone, tablet, or computer. On-demand telemedicine visits are available from 9 AM – 9 PM every day of the week through Urgent Care for Kids.


Austin ISD’s school-based mental health partner, Vida Clinic, is offering teletherapy services to the Austin ISD community beginning Wednesday, March 18. These services will allow adults and students to access quality mental health services right from their own homes. To schedule an appointment, visit or contact our Vida Clinic Care Team at 512-518-2209 or by email at

Feel free to email Louie Reish our school RN for any questions or concerns you might have concerning your child. Please sign your child up now just in case you need the service.


All returning students must REGISTER ONLINE for the upcoming school year. If your child is not registered online, they will not be placed in a classroom for the 2020/2021 school year. We are asking all parents to register their students online at It is crucial that we have 100% registration complete by the end of March as it will affect our staffing and funding. If you have trouble with the online registration process, please call the AISD Parent Technology Helpline at 512.414.9187 between 7am–5pm, M-F. We have laptops available in the office for parents to use—please ask Ms. Gio or the PSS, Ms. Perez!


Connecting with School Counselors
Our campus counselors are available to visit with you about any needs or concerns your family may be experiencing.  Ms. Cano  at and Ms. Piedra at



Now more than ever it’s important you have access to the Internet to stay in-touch with your family, friends, work and school. That’s why AT&T will continue to offer you an affordable way to connect.

In response to the public health crisis, Access from AT&T is temporarily:

  • Offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020. $5/mo or $10/mo thereafter, depending on your speed.
  • Expanding eligibility based on income2 and to households participating in National School Lunch Program/Head Start
  • Waiving all home internet data overage fees

Learn more about AT&T’s COVID-19 response.

For eligible limited income households1

$10/mo plus tax 

For speeds 5Mbps – 10Mbps

$5/mo plus tax

For speeds 768Kbps – 3Mbps You will receive the maximum speed available at your address. Includes free installation, free in home Wi-Fi and a data allowance of 150GB or 1TB depending on speed available in your area. $10 charge for each additional 50GB.