March 13 Update
I want to update you with the latest information we have regarding COVID-19, and our plans moving forward. We are doing our very best to respond to what we know at this minute, while also preparing for what the country may be facing 10 days from now as we return from spring break. I appreciate the tremendous support we receive from our parents and community members, especially in our times of greatest need.
You can find the latest district communication on COVID-19 at lisd.net/covid19, including important links to resources for families.
At this time, we do not plan on closing schools the week after spring break, but that could change. District leaders will meet during spring break to make a final determination about closing school based on the most current information available. We will broadly communicate that information on or before Thursday, March 19. Please check your email and keep an eye on the LISD website and social media toward the end of Spring Break.
Be aware of fake accounts circulating incorrect information on social media, and always rely on official LISD communication for the latest news.
Some districts around us, most having spring break this week, are closing in response to confirmed cases in their counties. At this time, there are still no confirmed cases in Denton County. As I’ve shared with you before, this is a quickly changing situation, and we are closely monitoring the latest updates from health officials.
Cancellation of Extracurricular Events
We are taking the precautionary step to suspend all extracurricular events, field trips during the school day and overnight trips through Friday, April 3. We will also limit visitors to our schools, including no volunteers on campus, no visitors at lunch and no school tours, during this timeframe. Meetings with school staff such as parent conferences, ARD meetings, etc. will still take place.
School and Bus Cleanings
All schools and buses will be cleaned over spring break with products that are effective against emerging viruses, which meets the CDC’s recommendations for cleaning.
At this time, we are continuing to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on absences across our district. Campuses will look at the individual circumstances for each family and seek to minimize the impact of absences on the academic standing of our students.
We will continue closely monitoring this situation, and will keep you informed with timely updates should anything change. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this quickly-changing situation. The well-being of our students, families, staff and the communities we serve are always at the forefront of our decision-making process.
Thank you for your continued support of LISD.
Kevin Rogers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Lewisville Independent School District