In-Person Learning FAQs

  • Elementary

    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?

  • 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?

  • STEM Academy

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

  • Secondary

    General

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

  • [ADDED JULY 21] How do I know which classes my child requested for this school year?

  • [ADDED JULY 21] Can I change my course requests if I decide to attend all classes in person campus?

  • Will my student transition from class to class throughout the day, or will they be required to stay in one classroom all day long?

  • [UPDATED SEPT. 2] How many students will be in each classroom?

  • Will the Career and Technical Education Center classes continue into the 2020-21 school year?

  • 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?

  • [ADDED JULY 20] I want my kid to go back to physical school but I don’t want them to stay all day. Can I take a mix of on-campus and online classes through Virtual Learning Academy (VLA)?

  • Special Education

  • [ADDED JULY 21] What are the health and safety protocols we can expect?

  • [ADDED JULY 21] Given the small number of students in the life skills classroom, do you anticipate being able to social distance?

  • [ADDED JULY 21] Will my child still spend the day where we discussed they would previously?

  • Health & Safety Protocols

  • [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?