Timy Baranoff Elementary


In Person Instruction Parent/Student Handbook

School Hours:  The school day is from 7:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for students in grades K-5.  Students are admitted to the building at 7:05 a.m.  They are to report directly to the cafeteria and remain there in designated grade level areas.  Morning assembly begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by dismissal to classes.  A warning bell rings at 7:35 a.m., followed by the 7:40 a.m. tardy bell.  Attendance is taken in classrooms when the instructional day begins at 7:40 a.m.  For the safety of students, parents should not leave students unattended on school grounds before 7:05 a.m.  Baranoff Elementary is not responsible for students left on the premises before 7:05 a.m.

Attendance:  Attendance notes must be submitted within 48 hours of the student's return to school.  Please include the student's name, grade, teacher, date of and reason for absence and parent/guardian signature.  Notes may be sent to school with your student, dropped off in the front office or emailed to baranoff@austinisd.org.  Please remember, a doctor note only excuses the date of the appointment unless other dates are specified.  A note that says the student may return in 1-3 days must still have exact dates noted if there are further absences. A parent note will suffice for those additional days.

Nutrition and Food Services Information 2017/2018
 AISD Nutrition and Food Services Information
For information regarding the new food service software, SchoolCafe, please visit their website www.schoolcafe.com and see the attached flyer.

Birthday Parties

  • Parents may drop off non-edible items for their child's birthday 
  • Food may not be provided to students in the cafeteria during meal service times
  • Birthday items may be left in the front office and will be served to students by the teacher after 2:30pm
  • Balloons are not permitted on campus
  • Please see Austin ISD's Wellness Policy with this link. austin_isd_wellness_policy.pdf

Project HELP
Project HELP's mission is to ensure the educational rights and protections due under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to all students experiencing homelessness. For more informations, click here.

*Updated Aug. 2018* After School Dismissal:  The dismissal procedures are designed to make after school dismissal as safe and speedy as possible. Dismissal begins at 3:00 p.m. for all grades.  Students who walk home from school will be escorted by their teacher to the designated grade level dismissal  areas:

  • 2nd grade walkers will meet parents outside the kinder wing (where kindergarten gets picked up).
  • 1st and 3rd grade walkers will meet parents outside the 3rd grade annex
  • 4th and 5th grade walkers will meet parents outside the 4th grade wing.

Each child is expected to follow Safety Patrol directives.  Students who ride AISD buses or off campus daycare vans will be escorted to the bus loading area at the back of the school.  Students who are picked up by parents will wait at the designated pickup location.  Pickup will occur near the front entry only.  Parents should enter the pickup locations slowly and carefully.  They should form one single-file, curb-side line and remain in their cars.  No parking is allowed in the pickup areas.  Students are not allowed to cross the parking lot without an adult.  Parents who do not wish to wait in the pickup line must park on the street and escort their children to their cars.  Parents should also make provisions for the prompt departure of their children from the school grounds if the children are not enrolled in organized after school activities.  All students are expected to be off the school grounds when supervision ends at 3:10 p.m.  Parents of children who walk or ride bikes to school should have inclement weather pickup plans. Baranoff Elementary School is not responsible for students on the premises after 3:10 p.m. unless they are involved in a school-sponsored activity after school hours. After school care is available on campus through the YMCA.  The playgrounds are not to be used by students or their siblings until after school care dismissal (after 6:30 p.m.).  Parents are asked to wait away from the play areas.

A.M. Dropoff Traffic Pattern:
We have requested that parents NOT use the small front circle as an additional drop off place.  The biggest concern with this practice is that it results in a bottleneck of traffic trying to merge and go multiple directions at the circle drive exit.  The bottleneck at the exit also impacts cars traveling along Gatling Gun, the safety of children trying to use the cross walk, and it also negatively impacts the flow of traffic down on Buckingham Gate trying to get into the front circle to drop students off.

We ask parents to move through the front circle drive line in one line, which will allow cars to exit more easily.  If cars will pull all the way up - to the large tree by the 2nd grade annex - we can get eight to nine cars with children exiting at any one time.

Thank you for continuing to help us with this challenge.

Below, is a visual illustrating the traffic flow for A.M. dropoff.

dropoff map