Austin ISD

Learning At-Home

Update from the Austin ISD Learning At-Home Design Team

Monday April 6th is a new frontier for Austin ISD students, teachers, families, and caregivers as we move from cancelled classes to continuous learning.

Austin ISD teachers have embraced the challenge of continuous learning in order to connect with students and caregivers using tools that best match each individual students’ circumstance.

Even though campuses remain closed and not accessible, learning is back in session beginning Monday, April 6. Please do allow yourselves time to adjust to this new way of learning. You are not alone - we as a school district family are here to support you.

The Austin ISD At-Home Learning site will continue so that students, teachers, and caregivers can access resources, learn how to navigate online tools, and stay informed about our Wednesday distribution of hands-on materials and school supplies. Parents of students served by Special Education and Section 504 services are encouraged to continue engaging with your campus and district contact person to support your student’s individualized needs. Families are encouraged to visit this site frequently for updates.

AISD Learning resumes April 6, 2020

While physical campuses are closed indefinitely this site can offer learning and enrichment from home.

Where can I pick up printed packets?

Packet Pick-up. Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm. Parents may pick up packets for students in pre-K through 8th grade. Students do not have to be presents to pick up printed materials.

Schools for distribution:

  • Allison Elementary School

  • Blackshear Elementary School

  • Blanton Elementary School

  • Blazier Elementary School

  • Brooke Elementary School

  • Cook Elementary School

  • Cowan Elementary School

  • Dawson Elementary School

  • Galindo Elementary School

  • Govalle Elementary School

  • Highland Park Elementary School

  • Houston Elementary School

  • Langford Elementary School

  • Linder Elementary School

  • Mathews Elementary School

  • Oak Hill Elementary School

  • Padron Elementary School

  • Pecan Springs Elementary School

  • Perez Elementary School

  • Pickle Elementary School

  • Pillow Elementary School

  • Pleasant Hill Elementary School

  • T. A. Brown Elementary School

  • Zilker Elementary School

  • Burnet Middle School

  • Dobie Middle School

  • O. Henry Middle School

  • Akins Early College High School

  • Crockett Early College High School

  • Eastside Memorial Early College High School

  • LBJ Early College High School

What can I find on this site?

AISD Chief Equity Officer, Dr. Stephanie Hawley: Welcome and Page Overview

  • This website is intended for caregivers, students, and teachers to access ideas for learning and enrichment opportunities.

  • The resources on this site are intended to provide optional enrichment during the current cancellation of classes. They are presented with community, human connection, students with disabilities, and language learners in mind.

  • Resources include a range of ideas for online and offline activities that students can work on at home independently, with family members, or with other adults. Some of these activities may require guidance from an adult to get started.

  • Additional resources will be added, please check back periodically

How do I navigate this site?

🚧 Site Navigation: Based on your needs, please navigate through this site by using the navigation bar at the top left-hand corner of the screen. A short description of each section can be found below. 🚧

Grade-Level Content

Caregivers and teachers can access a variety of online AND screen-free grade-level content. Navigate through this section for ideas, lessons, and learning experiences by clicking on the appropriate grade from the drop-down menu.

We provide these resources to help caregivers, students, and staff stay connected as we navigate learning at home together.

Audience: Caregivers and Teachers

AISD Families and Caregivers

Caregivers can learn how to log into the AISD Portal, find resources for setting up systems for productivity while students are away from school, access SEL resources for talking about COVID-19 with children, get more information about district support through Telehealth and Mental Health, and read through a section for FAQs.

Audience: Caregivers and Teachers

Free Online Resources

This resource is primarily for students but can also be used by caregivers and teachers. This section includes a collection of online resources supported by AISD a collection of additional online resources that students may find engaging. Some sites may require a free account to be created, which should be done under parent supervision.

Audience: Students, Caregivers, and Teachers

Note: Parents are not expected to provide instruction to students. AISD teachers and staff will continue to manage instructional content.

What is the Student Portal, and what resources can I find there?

The Student Portal houses AISD’s free resources for online learning (such as BLEND, Google Suite, MackinVIA, Dreambox, BrainPOP, Khan Academy, etc.).

How do I access the Student Portal?

Instructions for Accessing the Portal

  1. First, make sure to log out of any profiles when using a shared device.

  2. Then, students can access the Portal by going to portal.austinisd.org and logging in with their login credentials.

  • For help with username and password, contact your teacher or school

  1. Students who forgot their custom password and who provided answers to the Portal's Challenge Questions can click 'Forgot Password' and follow the prompts to have their password reset.

If I have other accounts on a device, how do I add my AISD account?

If you need help adding an AISD account to your device, click here. Any other technical troubleshooting can be addressed in the very last section of this homepage.

Need technology (Student Portal, Parent Cloud, Parent Portal, etc.) help?

Go to austinisd.org/technology/help for more information!

The "Let's Talk" link at the bottom of this webpage is for caregivers to reach out for support beyond technology help.