22-23 Campus Climate Survey

Campus Phone: 832-223-1000

Welcome to Austin Elementary!

School Hours:

Students may not arrive on campus before 7:00 a.m.
Student breakfast is served 7:00 a.m. - 7:20 a.m. daily
Student Day:
First Bell:     7:20 a.m.
Tardy Bell:   7:30 a.m.
Dismissal Bell:   2:55 p.m.
Teacher Day:    7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Office Hours:   7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Conference Times:

Pre-K: 8:05 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.
Kindergarten: 8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
1st Grade: 9:25 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
2nd Grade: 10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
3rd Grade: 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
4th Grade: 12:55 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
5th Grade: 1:50 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 

Please send a note or email to your student's teacher for an appointment.

                                               Parent conference

SAVE THE DATE

 

MEET THE TEACHER - TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
NEW STUDENT & PRE-K/KINDER ORIENTATION - 5:00-5:30PM
ALL GRADES - COME AND GO - 5:00-8:00PM
Tour the School - Buy Spirit Shirts - Drop Off Supplies - Volunteer Sign Up - Snap Photos

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - AUGUST 22

CURRICULUM NIGHT
SEPTEMBER 8


STUDENT ENROLLMENT

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

STEP 1: Click the link below to complete the online pre-registration form:
www.lcisd.org/students-parents/registration

STEP 2: 
Contact our school to schedule an appointment (832-223-1000)


Make sure to provide the following necessary registration documents:

  • Proof of Residence: parent/legal guardian’s current utility bill (gas/water/electric)
  • Parent/guardian’s picture ID
  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Final report card from previous school for grades 1-5 showing your child has advanced to the next grade level 

*** If you prefer, you may submit all documents electronically to cassi.malota@lcisd.org scanned/PDF copies are preferred. If sending cell phone pictures, make sure the pictures are clear and not blurry.

     

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    Important Contacts

    Janice Harvey - Principal
    jharvey@lcisd.org
    Steffenie Horelica - Assistant Principal
    shorelica@lcisd.org 
    Elaine Thomas - Counselor
    elaine.thomas@lcisd.org 
    Cassi Malota - Administrative Assistant
    cassi.malota@lcisd.org 
    Jaime Gutheinz - Clerk
    jaime.gutheinz@lcisd.org

    Tiffany Sutherland - Nurse
    tsutherland@lcisd.org
    Jennifer Wagner - Librarian
    jwagner@lcisd.org
    Michelle Mosley - Math Coach
    mmosley@lcisd.org
    Kyndra Gurbach - ESL Coach
    kgurbach@lcisd.org 

    Student Dress Code

    TOPS:
    - Red, White or Navy Blue collared shirt (no logos and no hoods)
    - Austin Elementary spirit shirts (purchased from PTO) 

    BOTTOMS:
    - Khaki, Navy, Black or Denim pants, shorts, skirts, skorts or jumpers
    - Denim blue jeans must be plain with no pictures, embroidery, designs or words other than the brand name in the waist area and must comply with the LCISD dress code regulations.

    SHOES:
    - NO backless shoes

    2022-2023 Instructional Calendar

    Gifted and Talented Information

    If you would like a referral form to nominate your child for the 2022-2023 LCISD GT program, please contact Saundra Pletka at spletka@lcisd.org.  Be sure to include name, school, grade level, and teacher in the email.  A form must be on file by December 17, 2021 to screen your child for the 2022-2023 school year.   Kindergarten students do not need to be referred, as all students are screened for the program.

     

    Character Counts

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    College Awareness Day

    EVERY MONDAY!!!
    Wear your favorite Jersey or T-Shirt representing the college you would like to attend!

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    Employment Opportunities

    Now Hiring Bus Drivers

    $19.39/hour - starting rate
    $12.03/hour - paid training
    Free Medical Exam
    CDL Training offered
    Medical and Dental Benefits offered
    OFF Summer, Holidays, and Weekends

    APPLY ONLINE AT www.lcisd.org 

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    News

    Lamar CISD Board of Trustees call for a November 2022 Bond Election

    Sep 28, 2022 | Lamar CISD Communications

                  2022 Bond Logo

    (Rosenberg, Texas) – During the August 22, 2022 Board Meeting, the Lamar CISD Board of Trustees called for a bond election containing five propositions for consideration by the voters.

    Lamar CISD, which has experienced significant growth within the last few years, currently serves more than 42,000 students at 47 campuses. According to the district’s demographers, Population And Survey Analysts (PASA), for the second year, Lamar CISD had the greatest number of new housing starts of any school district in Houston metro and the State of Texas. In the 12-month period ending in December 2021, Metrostudy reported 5,477 new single-family housing starts in Lamar CISD. This figure represents a 30.4% increase from the previous year.

    In addition, for the 2020-2021 school year, Lamar CISD gained 1,363 students (a 3.88% increase), while during the past 5 years, the district gained 6,827 students, or 10.81%. Districts throughout the state have either lost students or saw very little growth in the last few years, with public school student enrollment declining by more than 2% Statewide. The one-year gain of 1,363 students in the Fall of 2020 places Lamar CISD as the fastest-growing district of its size in the state of Texas. The net growth is almost double that of Frisco ISD, with Frisco having the second most growth in the state.

    “We always talk about how the growth is coming, but it is clear that the growth is here now,” Lamar CISD Superintendent Dr. Roosevelt Nivens said.

    This fall, voters will head to the polls to vote on five separate bond propositions totaling $1.7 billion. The focus of the bond is to provide funding for safety and security upgrades, the construction of eight new campuses, extensions and renovations to existing high schools' gyms and cafeterias, upgrading technology infrastructure, a new Career and Technology Center, additional technology devices as well as renovations to Traylor Stadium, and construction of a new stadium.

    Eighty-six percent of the total bond package is to address the district’s rapid growth, while 14% addresses existing buildings. Of that 86%, 80% of the bond impacts current students while the remaining 20% impacts future students.

    According to PASA, Lamar CISD is projected to add more than 48,000 new single-family homes and serve nearly 70,000 students by 2031.

    PROPOSITION A
    The components of Proposition A address several areas including adding and upgrading security at every campus, building new campuses to address student growth, adding to existing campuses to increase capacity and improving technology infrastructure across the district.

    PROPOSITION B
    Voters will also determine whether the district should move forward with building a Career and Technology Center, which would house vocational programs such as Applied Agricultural Engineering, Culinary Arts, Construction Architecture, and many other CTE-related programs.

    “Career and Technical Education focuses on the development of skilled workers, including those workers in the fields of infrastructure, health care, and manufacturing,” Lamar CISD Executive Director of College, Career & Military Readiness Career & Technical Education, Kayse Lazar said.

    Lamar CISD currently offers 20 different CTE programs of study and partners with Texas State Technical College to offer dual credit opportunities in the areas of HVAC, Welding, Cybersecurity, Automotive Technology, and Diesel Equipment Technology.

    “Not every high school campus can offer some of these programs due to the lack of facilities,” Lazar said. “Also, only a small percentage of our students can take advantage of this opportunity due to TSTC courses not operating within a traditional school day schedule. The CTE center would be intended to open the door to even more relevant opportunities that would prepare them for the rapidly changing workforce by partnering closely with the community and replicating the workforce needs in our area.”

    PROPOSITION C
    The third item on the ballot addresses classroom and district technology and equipment.
    Proposition C includes replacing more than 7,000 student laptops and more than 500 staff laptops, replacing 4,000 desktop computers and 250 iPads. It also includes upgrades to 600 classroom interactive flat panels and upgrades internal digital signage capability at 35+ campuses which will improve safety and security communication allowing campuses to instantly communicate to students and staff in the event of an emergency. And lastly, it includes equipment to increase services at the district’s Graphic Arts Center that teachers and staff use.

    PROPOSITION D
    Proposition D addresses upgrading lighting and turf at the district’s sole athletic stadium, Traylor Stadium.

    Traylor Stadium originally opened in 1960 and has undergone a series of improvements in its 60+ years. Its current turf was installed in 2013 with a life expectancy of 10 years. As the turf nears its expiration date, safety becomes an issue if students continue utilizing the surface.

    “The District can no longer purchase light fixtures to replace broken lights at the stadium. Updating lights and poles to current LED standards would facilitate a potential cost saving on energy usage,” Athletic Director Nikki Nelson said.


    PROPOSITION E

    The last proposition on the ballot is for land and the construction of a second stadium.
    Due to the expansive growth in the district boundaries and the competitiveness of the athletic districts in which Lamar CISD students complete, scheduling is complex. The district high schools are in three different competitive districts, each with its own schedule.

    During the 2021-2022 school year, Traylor Stadium hosted over 70 games, contests, and events that involved approximately 13,000 Lamar CISD students.
    With the addition of new high schools, the District has experienced challenges with scheduling all necessary varsity football games at Traylor Stadium. A second stadium would allow Lamar CISD to have more homecoming games on Friday nights and seat larger crowds with more parking. The addition will also allow for more flexibility in scheduling and facilities for student educational programs such as digital communications and culinary art programs associated with the operation of the stadium.


    FINANCIAL IMPACT
    Dr. Nivens recently recorded a Lamar CISD Tax Rate 101 video to explain the potential financial impact to voters.

    The district’s current total tax rate is $1.24, and this year, Lamar CISD’s taxable value grew 24%. As long as the district averages an 8% growth in taxable value, and the district continues to experience compression in the M &O portion of its tax rate, it is unlikely that the district will have to increase the total tax rate.

    However, if the District experienced a drop to 7% taxable property value growth, if all five propositions were approved by voters, the 2022 Bond Package would be projected to increase annual property taxes by approximately 1.5 cents on every $100 of taxable property value per year, or approximately $42.75 per year for a $325,000 home.

    The district is hosting a series of Town Hall meetings by color track to share 2022 Bond information with the community. To learn more about the meetings and aspects of the 2022 Bond, visit the LCISD Bond 2022 website or submit questions and comments to Info@LCISD.org.

    To view the Lamar CISD Capacity Challenges and Bond Props graphic, click HERE.

    Early voting is October 24 – November 4 and Election Day is November 8..



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