Texas ice storm: Austin ISD's Hill, Padrón elementary schools to share campus Monday

Austin ISD says that due to an ongoing power outage at Hill Elementary in North Austin, students and staff will be hosted by nearby Padrón Elementary for Monday.

The district was closed much of this week due to the recent ice storm that gripped Central Texas. AISD says most of its schools and offices will operate normally Monday, Feb. 6.

Hill Elementary is the only Austin ISD school still without power as of Sunday night, and because of this, its students and staff will be sharing Padrón Elementary for a "modified version of school."

AISD says that students will still receive breakfast and a hot lunch, can still ride their regular bus to get to Padrón, and will still be with their teachers and classmates. As much as possible based on staffing, students will have essentials like art, music and P.E., as well as recess and time outdoors.

However, students will not miss out on any new learning if they do not attend school, says the district. Absences will also be excused for any students whose families decide not to send children to school or whose families are unable to send them because of the storm's aftermath.

For more information about the temporary relocation, click here.

Bad weather make-up days

Austin ISD said Friday that it built enough instructional minutes into the school calendar to account for the bad weather closures last Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Austin ISD also will be joining many other Central Texas districts in requesting a waiver from TEA for the closures on Thursday and Friday. If the waiver is approved, no planned holidays will need to be used to make up this time.

Rescheduled events and deadlines

Austin ISD has rescheduled and delayed many events and deadlines that were supposed to happen this week. 

On Friday, the district said weekend activities for Feb. 3–5, including school musicals, were to proceed as planned at all high schools except for the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, which was still without power at the time.

The district says to consult individual campuses for questions about activities not listed below.

Screening of "The Anderson Yellow Jackets"

  • Remains on schedule for Saturday, Feb. 4

​​Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony 

  • Rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. at AISD's Central Office at 4000 S. I-35 Frontage Road

Common App Decision Deadline Extension

  • Campuses must now make their decisions by Feb. 10.
  • Students and their families have until Feb. 24 to notify schools of their decision.

Transfer Deadline Extension

  • Priority transfer deadline: extended to Tuesday, Feb. 7.
  • General transfer window opens Wednesday, Feb. 8. Offices will be open from 7:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. Transfers received on Feb. 8 or after will be processed in date/time stamped order (i.e., first come, first served).
  • Schools frozen to transfers for the 2023–24 school year are: Barton Hills (1st–6th Grade), Gullett (1st–5th Grade), Lamar Middle School, Marshall Middle School, and McCallum High School

Salute Award Nominations

  • Deadline for nominations is extended to Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Tools for Success 

  • All Tools for Success sessions previously scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 1 will be rescheduled. Dates TBD

Advocacy Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Austin ISD Budget Community Conversations

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee Meeting

  • The Wednesday, Feb. 1, meeting will not be rescheduled. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Repurposing: Anita Ferrales Coy

  • Rescheduled to Monday, Feb. 13