Let’s get ready to READ!!! The super exciting Scholastic Book Fair will be on campus soon. This year’s theme is: “Arctic Adventure”. Keep your eyes open for more details regarding book fair hours of operation.

Scholastic Book Fair’s Arctic Adventure will be on campus Wednesday, November 6th-Thursday, November 14th. This week will also be closed campus for lunch so we can utilize the cafeteria for the Book Fair.


Book Fair Daily Hours of Operation:

Morning Hours of Operation: 7:30am-8:00am

Afternoon Hours of Operation: 3:15pm-5:00pm

Thursday, November 14th – 7:30-8am – closing at noon

No Lunch Visitors for Book Fair November 6th-November 14th

Join us for all of the fun by participating in our Book Character Dress Up Day! Our campus will be filled with all types of characters from various books so get creative and dress as your favorite book character. Please remember: bring your book and there are no masks, face paint or toy weapons allowed.


Red Ribbon Week is an important initiative to provide safety awareness regarding the elimination of drug use. Our campus will participate in Red Ribbon Week with daily activities to show our support to educate our students and encourage them to be drug free.

  • Monday – Put A Cap On Drugs – Hat Day (requires school uniform)
  • Tuesday – Sock It To Drugs Day – Crazy Sock Day (requires school uniform)
  • Wednesday – Be On A Drug Free Team Day – Wear Your Favorite Team Gear (team jersey or t-shirt with jeans)
  • Thursday – Shade Out Drugs Day – Wear Sunglasses with Your Book Character Costume
  • Friday – Show Your Red Ribbon Spirit Day – School Spirit Shirt, College Shirt or Red Shirt with jeans

Take a look at the Red Ribbon Week informational fact sheet below to learn more about this initiative:



PTO will sponsor the very anticipated Family Game Night! Join us here at HSS-Austin on Friday, October 18th from 5-7pm. Please come out and join in on the excitement…It will be a great night of family fun!

  • Pre-Order Wristbands – DEADLINE: October 15th, 2019 – Flyers & forms were sent home
  • Admission: $5 per kid (FREE for kids 4 and under & adults)

Volunteers are needed – Renew or create your VOLY account today:


  • Game Night Prep Team
  • Game Night Activity Volunteers
  • Concessions Team
  • Game Night Clean Up Team

The St. David’s Foundation Dental Program will be on campus on Wednesday, October 16th & Thursday, 17th to provide free dental screenings for all HSS-Austin students that would like to participate.

A licensed dentist will view the student’s teeth to determine if they need treatment. If the dentist determines the student needs treatment, they will receive a ‘Dental Treatment Consent Form’ for parent’s approval. Students who do not need further treatment will also receive a form letting their parents know that no treatment is necessary.

Please review additional information by clicking on this link:


All students will receive the first form next week which is the Dental Screening Form.  You only need to return this form if you DO NOT want your student to participate in the free dental screening.





Parent Teacher Conference Day is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, October 14th as well as within the week. Your student’s teacher will send information home soon with more information for availability.


Monday, October 14th will be a student holiday and staff professional development day. There will not be school for students on this day.

To support Bullying Prevention Month, the goal is to encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyber-bullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages. 

For the remainder of the month of October we’d like parents to assist with encouraging our students to continue their participation with the following activities:

The Week of October 7th – Make friends with someone new at school.

The Week of October 14th – Stand up for others week…be an Upstander not a Bystander

The Week of October 21st – Week of inclusion: don’t let anyone at school eat alone in the cafeteria or play alone on the playground.

The week of October 28th – start the week with conversations with your peers and meet about how you can change the culture at your school.