COVID-19 Resources - Families Empowered

COVID-19 Resources

At Families Empowered, our mission has always been focused on working for families. Right now, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, that means helping you understand what these changes mean for your kids this year, and helping you access the resources you need.

Above all else, we want you to know that we’re here for you. If you need more help or if you just need someone to talk to about your options we invite you to give us a call anytime.

AUSTIN SCHOOLS

 

Got questions? Give us a call!
512-580-4046

The City of Austin has issued a public health order ordering schools to remain closed for in-person classes until after September 7, 2020. Click here to read the public health order. Governor Abbott has stated that these public health orders do not have the authority to keep schools closed. Parents should follow direct instructions from their school for start dates.

SCHOOL WEBSITES

For up to date information, check your school’s website:
Austin ISD – click here for more info
Austin Achieve Public Schools – click here for more info
Bastrop ISD – click here for more info
Del Valle ISD – click here for more info
Dripping Springs ISD – click here for more info
Georgetown ISD – click here for more info
IDEA Public Schools – click here for more info
Jubilee Academies – click here for more info
KIPP Texas – click here for more info
Lake Travis ISD – click here for more info
Magnolia Montessori For All – click here for more info
Manor ISD – click here for more info
NYOS Charter School – click here for more info
Pflugerville ISD – click here for more info
Round Rock ISD – click here for more info
Wayside Schools – click here for more info

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR INFO

Statewide:

TEA info on attendance policies – click here for more info
TEA info on health & safety guidelines – click here for more info

Reopening Plans:

Schools offering families the choice between in-person and virtual learning AFTER September 7, 2020
IDEA Public Schools 
Click here to learn more
School of Science & Technology
Click here to learn more
BASIS Charter Schools 
Click here to learn more
Harmony Public Schools
Click here to learn more
Cedars International
Click here to learn more
Austin Achieve Public Schools
Click here to learn more
NYOS
Click here to learn more
Wayside Schools
Click here to learn more

Schools starting the school year with virtual learning, planning to transition to in-person or hybrid classes later in the year
Austin ISD 
AISD will offer families a hybrid in-person and virtual school model
Click here to learn more

 

HOUSTON SCHOOLS

 

Got questions? Give us a call!
713-589-8767

Harris County has issued a public health order ordering schools to remain closed for in-person classes until after September 7, 2020. Click here to read the public health order. Governor Abbott has stated that these public health orders do not have the authority to keep schools closed. Parents should follow direct instructions from their school for start dates.

SCHOOL WEBSITES

For up to date information, check your school’s website:
A+ Unlimited Potential – click here for more details
Alief ISD – click here for more info
Aldine ISD – click here fore more info
Alvin ISD –  click here for more info
Angleton ISD – click here for more info
Baker Ripley Charter Schools, Promise Community Schools, Ripley House – click here for more info
Brazos ISD – click here for more info
Brazosport ISD – click here for more info
Channelview ISD – click here for more info
Chinquapin Prep – click here for more info
ResponsiveEd Classical Academies & iSchoolHigh – click here for more info
Clear Creek ISD – click here for more info
Cleveland ISD – click here for more info
Conroe ISD – click here for more info
Cristo Rey Jesuit – click here for more info
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD – click here for more info
Deer Park ISD – click here for more info
Etoile Academy Charter School – click here for more info
Friendswood ISD – click here for more info
Fort Bend ISD  – click here for more info
Galveston ISD – click here for more info
AAMA George I Sanchez Charter School – click here for more info
Houston ISD – click here for more info
Houston Classical Charter School – click here for more info
Humble ISD – click here for more info
Katy ISD – click here for more info
KIPP Texas – click here for more info
Klein ISD – click here for more info 
Lamar CISD  – click here for more info
The Lawson Academy – click here for more info
Magnolia ISD – click here for more info
Montgomery ISD – click here for more info
Pasadena ISD – click here for more info
Pearland ISD – click here for more info
Spring ISD – click here for more info
Spring Branch ISD – click here for more info
Tomball ISD – click here for more info
YES Prep – click here for more info

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR INFO

Statewide:

TEA info on attendance policies – click here for more info
TEA info on health & safety guidelines – click here for more info

Reopening Plans:

Schools offering families the choice between in-person and virtual learning AFTER September 7, 2020
School of Science & Technology
Click here to learn more
IDEA Public Schools 
Click here to learn more 
A+ Unlimited Potential
Click here to learn more
Arrow Academy
Click here to learn more
Aldine ISD
Click here to learn more
Houston Classical Charter School
Click here to learn more
Conroe ISD
Click here to learn more
Katy ISD
Click here to learn more

Schools starting the school year with virtual learning, planning to transition to in-person classes later in the year AFTER September 7, 2020
Houston ISD
Click here to learn more
Fort Bend ISD
Click here to learn more
Etoile Academy
Click here to learn more
Klein ISD 
Click here to learn more
Conroe ISD
Click here to learn more

Schools offering hybrid and block scheduling
Sweeny ISD
Click here to learn more
Columbia-Brazoria ISD
Click here to learn more 
Corrigan-Camden ISD
Click here to learn more
Spring ISD (AFTER September 7, 2020)
Click here to learn more

Schools returning in-person, not in Harris County
Hitchcock ISD
Click here to learn more
Hempstead ISD
Click here to learn more
Royal ISD
In-person classes with a potential for virtual options
Click here to learn more

 

 

SAN ANTONIO SCHOOLS

 

Got questions? Give us a call!
210-263-3524

Bexar County has issued a public health order ordering schools to remain closed for in-person classes until after September 7, 2020. Click here to read the public health order.
Governor Abbott has stated that these public health orders do not have the authority to keep schools closed. Parents should follow direct instructions from their school for start dates.
Find a school near you on San Antonio School Finder. Click here to use the finder today!

SCHOOL WEBSITES

For up to date closure information, check your school’s website:
Alamo Heights ISD – click here for more info
Anne Frank Inspire Academy – click here for more info
Bandera ISD – click here for more info
Boerne ISD – click here for more info
Brooks Academies – click here for more info
Comal ISD – click here for more info
Compass Rose Public Schools – click here for more info
East Central ISD – click here for more info
Edgewood ISD – click here for more info
Floresville ISD – click here for more info
Fort Sam ISD – click here for more info
Great Hearts – click here for more info
Harlandale ISD – click here for more info
IDEA Public Schools – click here for more info
International Academy of San Antonio – click here for more info
Jubilee Academies – click here for more info
Judson ISD – click here for more info
KIPP Texas – click here for more info
Lackland ISD – click here for more info
La Vernia ISD – click here for more info
Lytle ISD – click here for more info
Medina Valley ISD – click here for more info
Northeast ISD – click here for more info
Northside ISD – click here for more info
Pre-K 4 SA – click here for more info
Providence Catholic School – click here for more info
Randolph Field ISD – click here for more info
San Antonio ISD – click here for more info
Schertz-Cibilo ISD – click here for more info
Somerset – click here for more info
South San Antonio ISD – click here for more info
Southside ISD – click here for more info
Southwest ISD – click here for more info
Southwest Preparatory Schools – click here for more info
St. Mary Magdalen School – click here for more info
YES Prep – click here for more info
SA Charter Moms School Closure List – click here for more info

2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR INFO

Statewide:

TEA info on attendance policies – click here for more info
TEA info on health & safety guidelines – click here for more info

Reopening Plans:

Schools starting the school year with virtual learning, planning to transition to in-person classes later in the year AFTER September 7, 2020
San Antonio ISD
Click here to learn more
Compass Rose Academies
Click here to learn more

Schools offering families the choice between in-person and virtual learning AFTER September 7, 2020
IDEA Public Schools 
Click here to learn more
BASIS Charter Schools 
Click here to learn more
Harmony Public Schools
Click here to learn more
School of Science & Technology
Click here to learn more
Great Hearts
Click here to learn more
Anne Frank Inspire Academy
Click here to learn more 
Promesa Academy
Click here to learn more
Southwest ISD
Click here to learn more

South San Antonio ISD to provide reopening updates soon (as of 7/15)
Edgewood ISD to provide reopening updates soon (as of 7/15)

 

CREATED FOR FAMILIES

 

Info to help you understand all of your school options

 

Whether you’re getting ready for the first day of school at your current school, or are looking for a new school for the 2020-21 school year, every parent across Texas is going to have some tough decisions to make.

To help you choose the right school for your family, we’ve put together a list of five big questions you should ask your school and some buzz words that you’ll hear over the next few months.

Still need help? Give us a call anytime for free, one-on-one help.

CLICK HERE FOR QUESTIONS | CLICK HERE FOR BUZZ WORDS

 

We know that you want to hear directly from your school about how they’re planning to handle the school year. From health & safety to virtual and in-person learning plans, Families Empowered asked schools to share all of the details for their schools. Get to know more about schools near you & how they’re taking on the 2020-21 school year in our LIVE Q&A videos!

 

HEAR DIRECTLY FROM SCHOOLS.


FOOD AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 

Got questions? Give us a call!

ATX: 512-580-4046
HTX: 713-589-8767
SATX: 210-263-3524

AUSTIN

United Way Austin Housing & Utility Resources – click here for more info
CommUnityCare offers healthcare options with no insurance required – click here for more info
Austin Public Health Updates – click here for more info
TEA Updates – click here for more info
Expensify.org is reimbursing families on SNAP for food purchases while funds are available – click here for more info
Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area, resources for all families – click here for more info
Child care options (paid) – click here for more info

Organizations providing meals for families:
Central Texas Food Bank – click here for more info
Hope Food Pantry – click here for more info
Cash for food via P-EBT, apply by July 31 – click here for more info

HOUSTON

Register for a free computer for your student – click here for more info
TEA Updates – click here for more info
Expensify.org is reimbursing families on SNAP for food purchases while funds are available – click here for more info
Harris County Organizations providing emergency rent, meal, utility, and healthcare assistance – click here for more info
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston Programming from Home – click here for more info
YMCA of Greater Houston Essential Personnel Kids Day Camp – click here for more info
Child care options (paid) – click here for more info

Organizations providing meals for families:
Houston FoodBank Pantries – click here for more info
YMCA Houston Food & Fresh Produce Distribution – click here for more info
Cash for food via P-EBT, apply by July 31 – click here for more info


SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Updates – click here for more info
TEA Updates – click here for more info
Expensify.org is reimbursing families on SNAP for food purchases while funds are available – click here for more info
Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio, parent resources – click here for more info
Child care options (paid) – click here for more info

Organizations providing meals for families:
San Antonio Food Bank – click here for more info
Cash for food via P-EBT, apply by July 31 – click here for more info

VIRTUAL LEARNING

 

Got questions? Give us a call!

ATX: 512-580-4046
HTX: 713-589-8767
SATX: 210-263-3524

K-12:
HomeEducator Coronavirus Homeschooling guide – click here for more info
GreatSchools K-12 worksheets and reading lists – click here fore more info
EdNavigator guide with apps and platforms for K-12 – click here for more info
Khan Academy curriculum including SAT prep – click here for more info
The Federalist Guide to Education at Home – click here for more info
SA Charter Moms  – click here for more info
NY Public Library Digital Book Downloads – click here for more info
GreatMinds Math, English/Language Arts, and Science lessons – click here for more info
LearnEverywhereclick here for more info

Elementary School:
Daily activities from PBS Kids – click here for more info
20 days of active learning from Scholastic – click here for more info
Story time from Space – click here for more info
BrainsOn! Science Podcast – click here for more info
ABC Mouse – click here for more info
iReady Math Packets – click here for more info
iReady Reading Packets – click here for more info
ABCya, PreK – 6th learning games – click here for more info

Middle School:
20 days of active learning from Scholastic – click here for more info
BrainsOn! Science Podcast – click here for more info
iReady Math Packets – click here for more info
iReady Reading Packets – click here for more info
ABCya, PreK – 6th learning games – click here for more info

 

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION VIRTUAL LEARNING

 

Got questions? Give us a call!

ATX: 512-580-4046
HTX: 713-589-8767
SATX: 210-263-3524

READING CHALLENGES & DYSLEXIA

Reading Rockets – click here for more info
Learning Ally Audiobooks for all grade levels ($12 per year) – click here for more info
Kurzweil Education, tools for dyslexic learners and text-to-speech technology to support literacy – click here for more info
Neuhaus Education Center, resources for parents to help dyslexic students and students with reading challenges – click here for more info
SmartKids with LD Digital Resources for Writing – click here for more info
SmartKids with LD Digital Resources for Reading – click here for more info

LD RESOURCES

Time4Learning, PreK-12th curriculum for ADD & ADHD learners, $20-$30 per month – click here for more info
IXL Worldwide, adaptive learning for students with learning disabilities, $10-$20 per month – click here for more info
AAA Math, lessons recommended for students with dyscalculia – click here for more info
do2Learn, lessons in multiple subjects developed for students with special needs – click here for more info
AdaptedMind, 1st – 8th grade math and reading adaptive lessons, one month free – click here for more info