Bedford's Blog September 25, 2022

September 25, 2022

Maroon Family,

ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL:

Starting next week, there will be significant delays and some closures on Stratford Drive and Barton Springs Road due to the ACL Music Festival in Zilker Park. We know this is a significant inconvenience to families and students that use this area south of Ladybird Lake for school drop off and pick up. Please see the information below that outlines expected delays and closures over the next four weeks. There is also an interactive park access and road closure map that you can access for additional information. Remember that Austin High will have an early release at 3:30pm on a Student Holiday on Friday, October 7th. 

AISD AUSTIN HIGH TRAFFIC ALERT

The calendar is provided as courtesy so plans can be made to avoid delays, congestion and closures during the fall festival season specific to Stratford Drive and the area on the south side of Lady Bird Lake under Mopac. All motorists are encouraged to plan alternative routes in advance. Closures are indicated in red, and items in orange are noted so motorists can expect significant delays. Additional no parking signs will be posted in some areas, and those with specific park purposes near facilities like the Nature Center will be posted for use only by that facility. There are ADDITIONAL lane closures on Barton Springs Road on select days in addition to higher than normal activity in and around the park. Interactive Park Access and Road Closure Map (google) Road & street closure calendar

Interactive Park Access and Road Closure Map
Road & Street Closure Calendar


PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE WEEK

Austin High School will be hosting teacher-parent conferences the week of 9/26 to 9/30 before and after school. Conferences can be held in person, virtual, or by phone. Teachers will be sending information for conference sign-ups via email, BLEND announcements, and/or Classroom Messenger this week. Please keep an eye on your email and BLEND announcements for more information from your student’s teachers.

ADVISORY INFORMATION

Advisory at AHS is an important aspect of our student’s social-emotional learning! We have an advisory committee that works hard to ensure that students get timely information relevant to their lives as well as information about school activities. Advisory attendance is not optional. 
All students must attend:

  • Advisory on Monday and Tuesday
  • Flexible Instruction Time (FIT) for tutorials and enrichment Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATE

The district PSAT day is listed as Oct 12th. Due to a conflict with SCAs, we are moving ours to Oct 25th, the backup day. PSAT will be given to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. Seniors will have a specific plan for this day. More information for Seniors will come in October.
Some important information:

  • Oct 12th will remain a C-Day. We are not able to change A/B days. 

Schedule for Oct 12th

9:05-9:50

1st Period

9:55-10:40

2nd Period

10:45-11:30

3rd Period

11:35-12:25

4th Period

12:25-1:15

LUNCH

1:20-2:05

5th Period

2:10-2:55

6th Period

3:00-3:45

7th Period

3:50-4:35

8th Period

Schedule for Oct 25th

8:30-8:45

Testing room assignments will be posted and students report to their assigned room

9:00

Proctors take roll and begin test administration

1:30

Projected conclusion of testing and all materials gathered

1:30-2:15

LUNCH

2:20-2:50

5th Period

2:55-3:25

6th Period

3:30-4:00

7th Period

4:05-4:35

8th Period

STAFFING UPDATE: 

  • Debate Coach/ Social Studies - In progress
  • Sped Science Social Studies - In progress