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Elementary In-Person Learning Family Update

Family update for elementary students on the in-person learning pathway.

The start of the 2020-21 school year is almost here, and we are excited about the first day of school on Aug. 19!

Our records indicate you selected the In-Person Learning Pathway for your elementary student. If this is not what you intended, please contact your campus immediately to verify the selection on your commitment form, which closed on Aug. 5. If you have children enrolled in the in-person middle school or high school pathway, you will receive separate communication for those students.

As a reminder, all LISD students will begin the school year on Aug. 19 learning remotely from home. Students on the in-person learning pathway will return to campuses Sept. 8.

Please remember, the commitment to a learning pathway is a 9-week grading period, and can only be changed at the end of a grading period.

We know you are anxious and have many questions about what remote learning will look like for your elementary student, and might be wondering what you should be prepared for come Aug. 19. The district has compiled some information for you in our Elementary Remote Learning guidebook. Please know, our LISD teachers have got you. You are not expected to be experts at providing instruction for your child while we are in remote learning. 

We have received many questions about what families should expect to be doing when we start school next week. If you haven’t already, families can expect to receive some direction from classroom teachers by the end of the day on Tuesday, Aug. 18. More information, including specific schedule details for your class, will come from your campus soon.

The remote learning schedule for elementary students will last from 7:45 a.m. to 3:25 p.m., following this sample schedule layout. Please know, this schedule was created for sample purposes only to give families an idea of what to expect each day. You will receive more detailed information about your specific grade level and class from your campus.

As we begin classes remotely on Aug. 19, please be sure your technology devices are available and working. If your student needs a district device to complete their assignments, please login to your Skyward Family Access account to complete your back-to-school forms, where you will find the opportunity to request a device and select a pick-up day/time. For more information, visit

As a reminder, attendance WILL BE taken daily for students during remote learning, as required by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Attendance will be based on specific engagement in learning each day according to expectations communicated by your child’s teacher. Students can expect to be LIVE with teachers throughout the week during school hours. Daily participation via WebEx is expected for all students, for all classes.

We are so proud to partner with you in the education of your students. We thank you for choosing LISD!