Timy Baranoff Elementary



Welcome Back, Buffaloes!
Please make a note of these upcoming important dates:

  • New Parent Orientation - August 17th 9:00am-11:00am in the cafeteria
  • Class Postings - August 17th 5:00pm-6:00pm on the blacktop
  • First Day of School - August 21st. Doors open at 7:30am. Students report directly to their classrooms.
  • Boohoo Kindergarten Breakfast - August 21st 7:45am in the library

Please note: Beginning August 22 and for the remainder of the school year: Doors open at 7:10am and students report directly to the cafeteria.

Dismissal Changes
This year there will be some minor adjustments to the dismissal process. This is to ensure that all students get safely home. Please note that if your child is a walker, there will be grade-specific areas for you to meet your child. Car-riders will be sitting in a more orderly fashion to help expedite the loading process. Please read the Dismissal Document  and reference this Dismissal Map to see how you, the parent, can best assist in this process. Thank you.

New School Nutrition Software
AISD has switched to new school nutrition food service software. Please update any buying preferences (i.e. My child can only buy snacks on Friday) by contacting Sharon Stevens at sharon.stevens@austinisd.org. This transition will affect the student lunch line experience, how parents access student meal accounts, manage prepayments, apply for meal benefits and view menus. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Attention all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade parents!
The Trailblazer Choir (3rd grade) and Buffalo Chorale (4-5th grade) are gearing up for a great year of rehearsing and performances. Here are some facts that you need to know as we start the new year:

  • The commitment for either choir is a semester commitment (18 week semester at a time.)
  • Both choirs will meet each Tuesday afternoon from 2:50-4:00pm
  • Sign-ups for both choirs will start on August 18th during "Meet the Teacher". Information and sign up forms will be available in your students classroom and outside Mr. Richard's and Mrs. Keenan's classrooms.

We look forward to working with your students this year!

AISD Transportation
AISD's transportation team offers families the WheresTheBusTM app, which provides timely information about the location of their child's bus, including when it will arrive at their stop. The free app is available on any device with Internet access (smartphone, tablet, personal computer, iPod) - and takes less than five minutes to install. The instructions are posted on the transportation website at www.austinisd.org/transportation.

Please welcome Mr. Randy Thomson, Acting Principal
Please read the attached letter from Mr. Thomson and help us welcome him to Baranoff.

Next Week:

  • August 21st - First Day of School, Doors open at 7:30am
  • August 22nd - Doors open 7:10, students report to cafeteria