Back to School Bash
The annual Back to School Bash sponsored by Bandera ISD for students in grades PreK through Sixth Grade will be at Bandera Middle School on Tuesday, August 9 from 5:00 - 6:15 PM. Community organizations and clubs/groups for school age students will be present to distribute information. The BISD Transportation Department and Food Service Department will be present to answer questions for the new school year.  For more information, call 830-796-6300 or email    
STAAR Student Reports Delayed by State
After announcing delays in reporting, the Texas Education Agency is altering the timeline for sending STAAR Test Confidential Score Reports to parents.   The results for the STAAR spring 2016 grades 3-8 test administration were scheduled to be reported to districts on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, but now those results will be delayed.  Districts are being encouraged to provide the Confidential Score Reports as soon as possible once final data files are sent.  Bandera ISD will mail the Confidential Score Reports to parents/guardians as soon as the district receives them.  Receipt of reports has been projected to be after July 5, 2016 from the Texas Education Agency.  Bandera ISD will mail the Confidential Score Reports during the week of July 11 - July 15. 
Elementary School Contact Information
Alkek Elementary and Hill Country Elementary Administrative Offices will be relocated to the Central Administration Campus in Portables 7 & 8 at 815 Pecan Street in Bandera beginning June 4 due to construction for roof replacement at the elementary campuses this summer. Campus administrators will continue to have email access.  Summer phone lines are:
  • Alkek Elementary at  (830)796-6272 and (830)796-6273
  • Hill Country Elementary at  (830) 796-6242 and (830) 796-6247
Head Start representatives for both campuses will be available on Wednesday at these locations.
Registration for New Students
August 9-11, 2016 
Families new to Bandera ISD can come by to register their child during the following office hours:

Alkek Elementary and Hill Country Elementary   (temporarily located at 815 Pecan Street in Bandera)
8:30 - 11:30 AM and 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Bandera Middle School
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bandera High School
Seniors - Wednesday, August 10 9-11AM
Juniors - Wednesday, August 10  1-3 PM
Sophomores - Thursday, August 11 9-11 AM
Freshman - Thursday, August 11  1-3 PM
Meet the Teacher Nights
 School Day Date Begins Concludes
 BHS Tuesday August 16 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
 BMS Wednesday August 17 5:00 PM 6:30 PM
 AES Friday August 19 5:30 PM 7:00 PM
 HCE    Friday August 19 5:30 PM 7:00 PM
First Day of School
Monday, August 22, 2016
 School First Bell Tardy Bell Release
 BHS    8:00 AM    8:05 AM 3:35 PM
 BMS 7:50 AM 7:55 AM 3:25 PM
 AES    7:50 AM 8:00 AM 3:20 PM
 HCE 7:50 AM 8:00 AM 3:20 PM

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