In-Person Learning Postponed Until Sept. 8, 2020
LISD will begin the school year on Aug. 19 in remote learning, which means all students participating in in-person instruction will learn from home until at least Sept. 8, 2020.
In in-person learning, students return to campus full-time with additional safety precautions and procedures in place.
- Students participating in in-person learning will be expected to follow all LISD safety procedures, put in place for the safety of both students and staff. Additional information about safety procedures will be shared soon, but families should prepare for precautions such as face coverings in specific situations, social distancing, limited numbers of students in the hallways, changes to lunch procedures and more.
- Your student will have the option to participate in virtual learning if our in-person learning plans don’t work for your family.
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.
A Look Inside - Level Orange
LISD community - we know there are many questions you have about what returning to school looks like for the 2020-21 school year, whether you've chosen the virtual learning or virtual learning plus pathway, or if you've opted for in-person learning. A very common question we receive, and one we have wrestled with since our journey with COVID-19 began in March, is what our campuses will look like once we return to in-person learning. We put together the video below to give you a glimpse inside what we expect our campuses to look like should your student return to in-person learning when our doors open on Sept. 8.
Please know, guidelines given by our state and county leaders and community circumstances change daily (even hourly), making it very difficult to give our families definitive answers at times. This video was created to give our families a broad overview of what a campus will look like operating in Orange Status, which is the disease activity level we will begin the school year in.
In addition to this overview, families will receive more details from us in the coming weeks about what their students can expect to see and experience as they return to our campuses. Topics will include what an elementary and a secondary campus looks like from a student perspective, what students can expect while riding the bus, and more. Stay tuned.
We eagerly await the day we are able to welcome back ALL of our students into our buildings. Until then, we look forward to continuing our partnership with you in the education of your student, no matter what that may look like this school year.