General Info


School Day

School Start Time: 7:45 am

School End Time: 2:57 pm

Absence/Attendance Policy

You must provide the main office (not your child’s teacher) with a written note  or email the registrar for absences. We cannot accept phone calls.

All forms/notes must be submitted within 48hrs of the students return to school.  Please see the AISD Compulsory Attendance & 90% Rule and the AISD Student Handbook for more information.

Carpool/drop off information

For student safety, please observe the recommended traffic flow during the peak traffic periods of 7:15–8:00 am and 2:30–3:00 pm.  There is one drop off area on Hampton Avenue (school entrance) and a drop off area on Harris Avenue by the library parking lot (indicated by the blue X). This will allow us to have cars who have dropped off their student exit the area by turning left at the intersection of Harris and Hampton and proceeding northbound up Hampton Road. We are asking that no cars come down the hill on Hampton so the path is clear for departing vehicles. We have created this map for reference purposes and appreciate your cooperation with the new traffic pattern.

Please do not park in the drop off/pick up zone during peak traffic periods.

Parking

Observe street signs carefully as parking may be limited to two hours between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm around Lee Elementary. Parking against traffic may cause your car to be ticketed. Please also respect the private residences around Lee by not parking in or blocking their driveways.

Campus security

Due to new safety and security protocols ALL Parents new and old must now bring their drivers license or some type of government issued ID every time they visit campus to be able to get a visitor badge during school hours. Parents will also need to show ID when picking up a student early.

Cafeteria

The Lee cafeteria offers both breakfast and lunch. Menus and accounts are at SchoolCafe.  Follow this link for details from the AISD website.

To apply for meal benefits complete this application. The information collected on these forms helps determine the funding needs at each school and throughout Austin ISD.  Just by completing a meal benefits application, families can help ensure schools receive more of the funds they need to support students. It also helps address the $30 million deficit facing Austin’s schools.  All Austin ISD families are encouraged to complete a meal benefits application.

Lost and Found

Items (jackets, sweaters, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc) that become lost at Lee eventually make their way to the two antique armoires near the round table (which is directly in front of the main entrance). Parent volunteers help sort and return lost items that are labeled. Please label any item your child takes to school so that they may be more easily returned. Items left for long periods are donated.

Registration

To register your child go online and complete the online registration in order to avoid a long wait on the first day of school. If you have any questions or are having issues , please call the Parent Technology help line at 512-414-9187.  **NOTE*** If your student is on a transfer and your zoned school is in the drop down menu when registering online, please continue with registration. It will filter over to the transfer school before next school year starts.

Principal’s Coffee

The Principal’s Coffee series offers an opportunity to discuss different programs that are taking place at our school and to have your questions answered by Mr. Hewlett in a small group environment. The coffee begins after announcements (7:50am) and will take place in the library.  Sessions will be held this year on the following days: 9/5, 11/7, 2/27, 4/2.

Counselor’s Coffee

The Counselor’s Coffee series offers an opportunity to meet with our school’s counselor, Leah Gilbert. The coffee begins after announcements (7:50am) and will take place in the library.  Planned topics for discussion this year include: school counseling program and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at Lee Elementary (9/19), Positive Discipline (10/24), and Middle School application process (11/19).  Additional sessions are scheduled for: 12/5, 1/16, 2/6, 3/12, 4/16.