As school districts around the country face the challenges of reopening campuses amid the uncertainties of the pandemic, Central Texas districts are turning the crisis into an opportunity for positive solutions. The non-profit organization, E3 Alliance has launched a campaign called ACE. A partnership between schools and families that allow students to ‘attend’ by being present for remote or on-campus learning with a feeling of wellness, safety and belonging, ‘commit’ by showing dedication to learning with a feeling of connection to what is being taught and ‘engage’ by displaying academic progress with a feeling of confidence and accomplishment. members of the ACE task force consist of 10 school districts and the University of Texas at Austin. Their collective impact work will benefit the Central Texas region so all students ultimately ACE their school year. To do the campaign roll out E3 teamed up with the Grammy nominated music artist SaulPaul to produce a song to encourage student attendance, commitment and engagement.