Stepping Stone School Announces Learning Options for School-Age Children this Fall

Stepping Stone School’s flexible school-age learning program, first instituted in the spring when elementary schools were closed, has already proven a safe option for parents who are unavailable to oversee their children’s online learning. With upgraded environments...

Round Rock ISD Back to School

  The RRISD Board of Trustees is asking the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to not have in-person learning this fall until the seven-day average hospitalization rate is five or less, which is the threshold set by Austin Public Health for Stage 2 response. In the...

AISD Fall Athletics

  For parents and students curious about how sports will continue in Austin ISD this semester, the district says it plans to resume athletics on September 8, although it is monitoring the Coronavirus conditions daily. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be...

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is August 7-9

  Shoppers can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 7-9.   The law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies, and backpacks — priced...

Heatstroke Facts and Prevention

  What is Heatstroke? Heatstroke, also known as hyperthermia, is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. It occurs when the body isn’t able to cool itself quickly enough and the body temperature rises to dangerous levels. Young...

McKinney Rough Nature Days

We’ve got you covered with LCRA Parks Nature Days, a new half-day program at three LCRA parks in Bastrop County for groups of up to five people living in the same household. At least one participant must be 18 or older. ​ Small-group experiences are offered at...

Local Students Offering Free Tutoring

When schools shut down because of COVID-19, many students struggled with the adapted learning. To help address this challenge, Alex Foote created an online tutoring service (which you can access here: thelearningrooms.weebly.com) that offers free online tutoring to...
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Breathe, You’ve Got This! Family Mental Health During COVID-19

Breathe, You’ve Got This! Family Mental Health During COVID-19

The term “unprecedented” has been used so often in the COVID-19 pandemic that it seems almost meaningless now, but we really are living through an event that the world has never seen before. In a time of prolonged uncertainty, mental health struggles seem to be...

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Awesome Austin Virtually!

Awesome Austin Virtually!

Things are beginning to open up after the first phase of quarantine that began in March, but all indications are good that another wave of social isolating is on the horizon. That doesn’t mean you can’t explore the awesomeness of Austin! This town is nothing if not...

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8 Great Outdoor Games for Summer

8 Great Outdoor Games for Summer

Get the whole family outside and burn some energy with these old-school outdoor games!   Sack Race Kids and grown-ups used to use large, burlap potato sacks. Those aren’t as easily obtainable anymore, but you can purchase good quality burlap bags from coffee...

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