• Frequently Asked Questions about our Extended School Day Program.

    ESD will follow the LISD’s School Operational Guidelines found here

     

    Where does the Extended School Day Program take place?

    The program takes place at the school your child attends.

     

    What are the hours of Extended School Day?

    Extended School Day starts from the time that school is dismissed until 6:30 p.m. each day.

    • The program coincides with the LISD academic calendar; therefore, the program is not in operation during school holidays or school in-service days. 
    • On scheduled LISD Early Release Days, i.e., last day of school, etc., ESD will start at dismissal time and remain open until 6:30 PM.
    • In the event of early dismissal of school due to inclement weather or emergency closing, the parent/guardian or other designated person will be expected to pick up the child at the announced closing time, or as soon as possible. 

     

    What do the children do in Extended School Day?

    A typical day in Extended School Day includes:

    • Snack Time
    • Homework
    • Playground/ Gym time
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Games and Centers 

     

    Where do I pick up my child?

    You will pick up at the designated ESD entrance. Please ring the doorbell for assistance. You need to have your Driver’s License or Photo ID readily available when picking up your child.

     

    How do I add people to my child’s pick-up list?

    Other people can pick up your child once you have emailed your ESD accounting Clerk the following information: The pick-up person’s First and Last name, phone number, email address, and relationship to the child. See our ESD office staff contact list.

     

    Who are the ESD staff?

    Each Extended School Day program site is staffed with an experienced Campus Leader and one or more aides depending on the program enrollment.  All staff members participate in an orientation and campus leaders receive monthly in-service training.  

    The ESD staff are typically college students majoring in education but can also include high school seniors and retired teachers. ESD staff are Lewisville ISD employees and background checked.

    ESD programs and staff are monitored by one of our four ESD Zone Supervisors. Click here for our ESD Zone Supervisor contact information.

     

    What is the student to teacher ratio?

    The average adult-child ratio in the program is 1:14, although it could grow to 1:20 at certain times or for certain activities.

     

    Is there homework time?

    Homework time is built into the beginning of ESD. Our staff will be present to answer questions, but it is up to the child to let them know if they have homework or not. We do not provide one on one tutoring.

     

    What should I send as a snack?

    ESD provides a snack and a drink.  You can choose to send something from home. Healthy snacks are preferred. 

     

    How do I handle questions or concerns?

    If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your ESD Zone Supervisor. Click here for ESD Office staff contact information.

     

    Will I receive ESD tuition credit for my child's absence caused by COVID quarantine?

    No, we don't offer tuition credit or refunds for absences caused by illness or COVID quarantine.

     

    Will I be refunded ESD tuition for the time school is closed?

    Parents will receive a prorated credit on their ESD account for the time school is closed. All credits will be used towards 20-21 tuition and fees. If a refund is due, it will be issued once we return to in-person learning.

     

    Will my child lose their reserved spot in the Extended School Day (ESD) program if we choose virtual learning?

    Yes, if you chose the virtual learning option, your family will forfeit their ESD reserved spot unless you select the Save my Spot fee. The fee will be a percentage of your child's tuition, charged each 9-week period that your child is enrolled in virtual learning. The Save my Spot fee (20% of your 9-week tuition amount, see fees listed by plan below) would guarantee your spot to be saved during virtual learning. The other option is to withdraw your student from ESD during virtual learning and re-enroll, depending on space, once your child returns to in-person learning.

    Save my Spot Fee 20% of your 9-week tuition per child by payment plan:

    • Standard Yearly: $105 per 9-week period, totaling $420
    • Standard Semester: $112.50 per 9-week period totaling $450
    • Standard Monthly: $119.25 per 9-week period totaling $477
    • Scholarship: $67.50 per 9-week period totaling $270
    • Employee’s click here to view fees

     

    2020-2021 Save My Spot notification deadline schedule:

    • 1st 9 weeks: August 8/19/2020-10/9/2020
      • Deadline to notify ESD: August 5th 
    • 2nd 9 weeks October 13/2020-December 18/2020
      • Deadline to notify ESD: September 25th 
    • 3rd 9 weeks January 7/2021-March 12/2021
      • Deadline to notify ESD: December 4th
    • 4th 9 weeks March 22/2021-May 26/2021
      • Deadline to notify ESD: February 27th

     

    Is there a deadline to enroll in the Save your Spot?

    Yes, please enroll by August 5th, two weeks prior to the start of school. Once school starts, new families will not have the Save my Spot option. 

     

    Is the ESD Save my Spot Fee in addition to the tuition we have already paid?

    No. The Save my Spot fee is in place of tuition. If you have already paid your ESD tuition and you select Virtual Learning, we will credit your account with your tuition. The fee will be withdrawn from your credit to save your spot.

     

    If we choose Virtual Learning can my child still attend ESD?

    No, only students who select face to face learning are eligible to enroll. There is not an Elementary Virtual ESD option available.

     

    If our child moves from virtual learning to in-person learning during the 2020-21 school year, can they still attend ESD?

    Yes, if your child transitions from virtual learning to in-person learning and there is space available at your campus, or you paid a Save my Spot fee you may attend ESD. 

     

    If I am letting the district know of my plan to keep my child home in a virtual learning environment do I have to let the ESD program know?

    Yes, if you are selecting Virtual Learning please notify your ESD accounting clerk.

     

    Is it possible to be kept on the ESD Waitlist if I am called off and have decided to utilize virtual learning for the fall but want to be kept on the list for the spring? 

    No, families on the waitlist must take the open spot when called. The other options are to select the Save my Spot fee or decline the spot.

     

    Is the Save your Spot available to those that choose in-person learning but want to limit interaction with other students?

    Yes, you can choose the Save my Spot fee. Please note that if you select the Save my spot fee you may not attend ESD during the 9-week session. If there is a chance you may need ESD, we recommend you enroll in the ESD program, pay tuition, and use it as needed. Please note that you will need to inform the ESD Campus Leader of the days your child will or will not attend ESD.