Virtual Learning: Grades PreK - 5

  • The 2020-21 elementary virtual learning option is committed to providing an effective solution for remote learning experiences. Our expectation is that parents will provide support as needed for their students as a "learning coach" in order to ensure all LISD students are progressing in their studies.

    It is important to note that virtual learning this fall will look and function differently than the at-home learning that was required in the spring of 2020. Students will be asked to be engaged in learning every school day and benefit from a combination of self-paced lessons, interactive videos, teacher to student interactions and personalized learning to meet their needs.

    Please note, students must have access to the Internet at home and must have a device for their online learning, which can be their own or an LISD device.


    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.

FAQs

  • General

  • [ADDED JULY 28] What is the difference between Remote Learning and Virtual Learning?

  • [ADDED JULY 27] What are the technical requirements or specifications for home devices?

  • [ADDED JULY 23] Will my child get to interact with their fellow classmates virtually?

  • [ADDED JULY 23] Will my child be looking at a screen all day if we choose virtual learning, or will there be other modes of learning?

  • [ADDED JULY 23] Can my child work ahead if we choose virtual learning?

  • [ADDED JULY 22] Why did LISD decide to go with Edgenuity as its virtual learning platform?

  • [ADDED JULY 21] My family attends LISD on an approved out-of-district transfer. Will my child keep their transfer spot if we choose virtual learning?

  • [UPDATED JULY 23] If families need to complete some virtual learning in the evening, is that an option? Or is there a time during the day that assignments will be due?

  • Will I be able to make a choice to enroll in virtual learning or does the district choose for me?

  • Will there be any fees to participate in virtual learning?

  • If I register for virtual learning to start the school year, does that mean I will do virtual learning for the entire 2020-21 school year?

  • Will my child experience face-to-face time virtually with their teacher?

  • How will virtual learning be different from at-home learning during the closure last spring?

  • Will students remain enrolled at their school if they choose virtual learning?

  • When will students be assigned teachers?

  • What will be the platform for virtual learning?

  • What is the mode of learning for elementary students?

  • [ADDED JULY 16] Will students still have access to Istation?

  • [ADDED JULY 16] Is virtual learning through Edgenuity the same across the district?

  • [ADDED JULY 16] Is the Edgenuity curriculum personalized?

  • [ADDED JULY 16] Will elementary virtual learning be solely online videos, online activities, and WebEx meetings, or will there also be hands-on work as well? For example: worksheets and hands-on projects away from the screen?

  • [ADDED JULY 21] What are the best resources for families for Edgenuity?

  • [ADDED JULY 16] The Edgenuity video said books can be purchased at an additional cost. What are the fees and how can we purchase?

  • [ADDED JULY 20] Will there be parent support for virtual learning?

  • [ADDED JULY 16] Can virtual learning be done at any time of day?

  • How long is the school day for virtual learning?

  • [ADDED JULY 16] What if my child finishes the school day in less than 240 minutes?

  • How much involvement will a parent need in order to successfully support their child in virtual learning? Will my child be able to complete this work without the assistance of a parent or guardian?

  • Will daily attendance be taken during virtual learning? If so, how will it be taken?

  • Can out-of-district students participate in LISD virtual learning?

  • Will meals be provided for students who select virtual learning?

  • Are immunizations required for virtual learning?

  • [ADDED JULY 16] If my child participates in virtual learning and is in Gifted & Talented (GT), can they attend just GT in person?

  • What language support will my student have for virtual learning if they are an English Language Learner?

  • How will Gifted and Talented services be handled through virtual learning?

  • [ADDED JULY 23] How will Gifted & Talented testing work for virtual learning students?

  • Will all students participate in State assessments like the STAAR test?

  • How will virtual learning be staffed?

  • How will technology be distributed?

  • How will we know how to use District issued technology, and instructional platforms?

  • [ADDED JULY 16] If we ordered supplies through EPI, can we pick them up for use at home?

  • Programs of Choice

    Dual Language & Spanish Immersion

  • [ADDED JULY 22] If the whole district transitions to remote learning, will my child stay in the Dual Language/Spanish Immersion program?

  • [ADDED JULY 22] If I decide to homeschool my child will I still get to keep my spot in Dual Language/Spanish Immersion spot when we return?

  • Will the Dual Language and/or Spanish Immersion program be available if I choose virtual learning?

  • Can my student return to the Dual Language/Spanish Immersion program upon return to in-person learning?

  • With the opportunity to change my learning option at the end of the first nine weeks, can virtual learning families change their learning option to in-person learning in order to participate in the Dual Language/Spanish Immersion Program?

  • [UPDATED JULY 22] If we choose virtual learning this year, will we be allowed back into Dual Language/Spanish Immersion next year?

  • If I have an approved transfer in order to participate in the Dual Language/Spanish Immersion Program, will we be forced to give up our approved transfer if we choose virtual learning?

  • [UPDATED JULY 22] Will there be any language-proficiency requirements if my student returns to Dual Language or Spanish Immersion?

  • How can I continue Spanish language learning with my child if we are not participating in Dual Language/Spanish Immersion program due to virtual learning?

  • Discovery Academy

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

  • 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?

  • STEM Academy

  • Will students enrolled at STEM academies still have the option to select virtual learning and remain in the STEM academy?

  • Extended School Day (ESD)

  • [ADDED JULY 21] If we choose Virtual Learning can my child still attend ESD?

  • [UPDATED JULY 21] Will my child lose their reserved spot in the Extended School Day (ESD) program if we choose virtual learning?

  • [ADDED JULY 21] Is the ESD Save my Spot Fee in addition to the tuition we have already paid?

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

  • [ADDED JULY 21] 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?