News and Announcements

Austin ISD Closure Extended to May 4th

Today, Texas Governor Abbott announced that all schools in the state will remain closed through Monday, May 4. Austin ISD will of course, follow the executive order, as our campuses will remain closed at least until that date. Please know we are being proactive in our plans regarding the possibility that campuses may need to be closed for the remainder of the school year.

While today’s announcement means the educational setting will continue to look different for several more weeks, we want our students, families and staff to know learning will continue. Having all students learn from home is a newer concept for our organization, however, we are committed to providing environments where our students thrive, read and excel. In addition to continuing a focus on academic achievement, we are working through specifics regarding what this means for the many other services we provide. We are committed to providing updates as determinations are made.

Most importantly, the health and safety of our students and staff will remain core to our decisions in this rapidly changing and unique situation. We thank you for being a member of the AISD family.
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Order your GMS Yearbook Today!

Hey Parents! Make sure to purchase your student's yearbook for the 2019-2020 school year! Yearbooks are on sale now for $35. Take advantage of this deal while you can before the price goes up on January 1st! Just click on the link above to place your order. Don't miss out on this memory-packed treasure trove of friends, stories, and fun!

If you have any questions regarding sales, please contact the yearbook advisor, Andria Sindt at andria.sindt@austinisd.org. Yearbooks will be distributed in May.
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Bus 1421 & 1436

Dear Parents of Gorzycki Middle School Buses 1421 & 1436 Students:

We know change can be difficult and we try to avoid it. However, due to overcrowding on bus 1022, we need to swap a stop to and from 1421 to 1436. Some of your times have changed on other existing stops, as well. If your stop is not listed, your time and bus number have not changed.

1421 Morning

7:28 A.M. ESCARPMENT BLVD & ESTANA LN

7:31 A.M. TRISSINO DR & CRICOLI DR

7:32 A.M. CRICOLI DR & BERNIA DR

7:46 A.M. TWILIGHT TERRACE DR & TWILIGHT MESA DR

1421 Afternoon

3:53 P.M. TWILIGHT TERRACE DR & TWILIGHT MESA DR

4:03 P.M. ESCARPMENT BLVD & ESTANA LN

4:05 P.M. TRISSINO DR & CRICOLI DR

4:07 P.M. CRICOLI DR & BERNIA DR

1436 Morning

7:36 A.M. ESCARPMENT BLVD & ADEN LN

7:43 A.M. TIGER LILY WAY 78739 & SUNDEW PASS

7:46 A.M. SUNDROP VALLEY DR & BLUESTAR DR

1436 Afternoon

4:00 P.M. TIGER LILY WAY & SUNDEW PASS

4:02 P.M. SUNDROP VALLEY DR & BLUESTAR DR

4:12 P.M. ESCARPMENT BLVD & ADEN LN

This change will be effective on Thursday, 10/10/19.

We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this change may cause.

Sincerely,

Kelly Kahoe

Route Coordinator kkahoe@austinisd.org

512-414-0238
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Chromebook Information

Dear Gorzycki Parents

I hope you and your students are enjoying the new chromebooks. I have seen many teachers incorporating daily use of this technology in their classrooms, and it is very exciting!

The technology team has a few reminders regarding chromebook usage and storage.

1.Please make sure that your student is using the district issued carry case or a protective sleeve for their device. We have already had several screens damaged due to improper handling.

2.Beginning Tuesday 10/15, if students are not using their district issued carry case or a protective sleeve, students will receive lunch detention.

3.Students should restart their Chromebooks at least once per day.

4.Please remind your student to charge his/her chromebook each night so it's ready to use at school the next day.

Thank you for your continued support as we implement Everyone:1 on our campus.
Respectfully,

Whitney Black
Gorzycki Middle School
Assistant Principal
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Bowie Vertical Team DOI Dates (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)

Dear Parents and/or Guardians of the Bowie Vertical Team,


Please remember that Austin ISD has become a District of Innovation (DOI), a designation that allows schools to adjust their schedules and calendars to meet the needs of the school community.

The following changes were made last year for the Bowie Vertical Team.

All Bowie Vertical Team Elementary Schools (Baldwin, Baranoff, Clayton, Cowan, Kiker, and Mills) will begin at 7:40 a.m. each day. The warning bell will ring at 7:35 am and students will be counted tardy if not in classrooms by 7:40 a.m. Students will be released each day at 3:00 p.m.


· Bailey and Gorzycki start time and end time will remain the same.

· Bowie High School start time and end time will remain the same.

This slight adjustment in our start/end time will allow us extra days of professional development for our staff, which will allow our teachers to collaborate on lessons, analyze data, and engage in professional learning to better serve our students. On the following days, students will not attend school:

The Bowie Vertical team DOI (district of innovation) dates are: October 11th, January 7th, and February 14th.

Please note that there is no school for students on October 14th.

If you have concerns, comments or questions please let me know.

Cathryn Mitchell, Ph.D
Principal
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8th Grade Students Only--Chromebooks

This year, every 8th-grade students will be assigned their own computer on September 26th. Through the EVERYONE:1 initiative, students were allowed to take that computer home. The current computer is an 11" convertible Chromebook that functions as a laptop and a tablet. Accessories include a charger and a case.
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Overcrowding Fix for Gorzycki Bus 1522, stops swapped with 1421

September 10, 2019

Dear Parents of Gorzycki Middle School Buses 1522 & 1421 Students:

We know change can be difficult and we try to avoid it. However, due to overcrowding on bus 1522, we need to swap a stop to and from 1522 to 1421. Some of your times have changed on other existing stops, as well.
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