In-Person Learning: Grades PreK - 5

  • The 2020-21 elementary in-person learning option will serve students who opt to return to campus full-time, with additional safety precautions and procedures in place. 

    Although our preference would be to see all of our students every day on campus, we understand that there may be circumstances throughout the 2020-21 school year that would present the need to decrease the amount of students on campus, or even shut down the district entirely. In that case, LISD has two contingency plans in place:

    • Contingency Plan A - Hybrid Learning: Alternating schedule with both in-person and remote learning for a maximum of a three-week period, per the Texas Education Agency. 
    • Contingency Plan B - Remote Learning: All students remain at home for remote learning full-time.

    Should the need arise to move into one of our contingency plans, LISD will be in close contact with families.

    We know families will have many questions when choosing their learning option for the 2020-21 school year. Please reference the resources and FAQs below for more information.


  • General

  • [UPDATED JULY 23] What is the difference between virtual learning and remote learning pathways?

  • [ADDED JULY 22] I want to choose in-person learning, but if my family is notified that there is anyone on campus that tests positive for COVID-19, we will keep my child home until there are no new cases on campus for 14 days. Is this allowed and how will this work with attendance policies?

  • [UPDATED SEPT. 2] If we choose in-person learning but once the school year starts we decide we want to switch to virtual learning, is that an option?

  • Will my child stay in one classroom all day long?

  • Will my student have the opportunity to participate in recess and/or P.E.?

  • [UPDATED SEPT. 2] How many students will be in my child’s classroom?

  • Will after-school programs still be available at the elementary level?

  • What would happen if my child who is receiving in-person learning needs to go on an individualized quarantine?

  • Will grading policies change if the district needs to move to complete remote learning?

  • Programs of Choice

    Discovery Academy

  • What is the status of the Pre-K Tuition Based Discovery Academy?

  • What will be the start date for Discovery Academy students?

  • The Discovery Academy Handbook states that a family can request to be released from the full-year obligation for extenuating circumstances. Will COVID-related concerns be considered an extenuating circumstance throughout the school year?

  • Will the program still operate from 6:50 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.?

  • Since instructional time for Discovery Academy ends at 3:00 PM (or slightly later with the extended release time) but the program is open until 5:30PM, what will the pick-up procedure be if parents are not allowed in the building?

  • Will Discovery Academy still have daily rest time? If so, will children have assigned nap mats that are not shared and will their nap mats be socially distanced?


  • [ADDED JULY 16] With the "banking" of 25 minutes, will the STEM academies be extended an additional 25 minutes?

  • In-Person Learning Health & Safety Precautions

  • [ADDED AUG. 4] If there is a confirmed COVID positive case in my child's classroom, will that class be relocated?

  • [ADDED AUG. 4] If a teacher or student is confirmed COVID positive, will the entire class transition to a mandatory quarantine?

  • [UPDATED AUG. 4] Will I be contacted if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in my child’s class or school?

  • [ADDED JULY 27] Will students use the locker room and dress out during PE?

  • [ADDED JULY 27] Can secondary students socialize and use restroom facilities during passing period?

  • [ADDED JULY 21] What are LISD’s protocols for safety drills?

  • [UPDATED JULY 16] Will students and staff be required to wear face coverings at all times?

  • Will LISD provide face coverings for students and staff?

  • Will there be any consequences for students or staff who refuse to wear face coverings or wear them improperly?

  • Will LISD require daily screenings of students and staff?

  • What happens if there is a COVID-19 spike and schools need to shut down?

  • [UPDATED JULY 22] What would happen if my child’s entire class or campus needs to go on quarantine?

  • What are the health criteria (individual students and/or city/county statistics) that would lead to a school closure?

  • Will CDC social distancing guidelines be observed on campuses?

  • Has LISD considered keeping students in one place and rotating the teachers?