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Learning Pathway Change Form | Sept. 16

The learning pathway change form is now open for families who want to change their learning option for the 2nd 9-weeks of school.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES

Beginning today, Sept. 16, families may change their student’s learning pathway using the learning pathway change form found in your Skyward Family Access account. If you do not intend to change your student's learning pathway, please disregard this notice. You only need to access and submit this form if you are wanting to change your learning pathway for the 2nd 9-week grading period, which begins on Oct. 19. Your change must be made by Oct. 2, two weeks prior to the start of the 2nd 9 weeks. If you do not complete the form, your child will continue in their current learning pathway.

As a reminder students in grades 6-12 have three learning pathway choices. Learn more about each choice:

We understand these challenging circumstances are creating difficult decisions for our families. Our district and all Texas schools are facing the same challenges and difficulties as we try to adapt a system designed for in-person instruction to meet the needs of in-person, virtual and virtual plus learners. Each LISD campus is working exceptionally hard to meet the many needs of our families, and despite the challenges, we are so proud to partner with you in the education of your children.

QUESTIONS
You will receive further communication directly from your student’s school.

FAQs
We have compiled a list of FAQs to help you be informed when making your learning pathway decisions. Please review this document carefully before directing any questions to your campus.

SCHEDULES
Important information to consider as it relates to schedules:

  • If you change from one pathway to another, you can expect for your student’s schedule and their teachers to change, and it is possible the actual courses your child is enrolled in may change.
  • Submitting your pathway change request as early in the window as possible will help your campus as they try to accommodate the changes.
  • Class changes will be made based on what classes are available and have space for additional students. There is not an opportunity for specific schedule requests.
  • While our counselors strive for great customer service, they will not be able to respond to requests for information about what your child's schedule could be should you change your learning pathway. The campus administration will rebuild the campus schedule based on the pathway change requests, and schedule information will not be available until after that process is completed.
  • Due to the complexity of scheduling students at the middle school and high school level, until all learning pathway change forms are completed, it is not possible for campuses to determine which classes may be available.

The next opportunity to change your student’s learning pathway (for the 3rd 9-week grading period) will be at the end of the 2nd 9-week grading period. The window for the 3rd 9 weeks change will open in late November. Changes outside of the established windows will not be made. For now, please hold your questions about changes to your student’s schedule for the second semester, which does not begin until January, and review the FAQ document above. 

TECHNICAL HELP
Some common technical issues and answers for you:

 


ELEMENTARY FAMILIES

Beginning today, Sept. 16, families may change their student’s learning pathway using the learning pathway change form found in your Skyward Family Access account. If you do not intend to change your student's learning pathway, please disregard this notice. You only need to access and submit this form if you are wanting to change your learning pathway for the 2nd 9-week grading period, which begins on Oct. 19. Your change must be made by Oct. 2, two weeks prior to the start of the 2nd 9 weeks. If you do not complete the form, your child will continue in their current learning pathway.

As a reminder, students in grades Pre-K-5 have two learning pathway choices. Learn more about each choice:

We understand these challenging circumstances are creating difficult decisions for our families. Our district and all Texas public schools are facing the same challenges and difficulties as we try to adapt a system designed for in-person instruction to meet the needs of in-person, virtual and virtual plus learners. Each LISD campus is working exceptionally hard to meet the many needs of our families, and despite the challenges, we are so proud to partner with you in the education of your children.

QUESTIONS
You will receive further communication directly from your student’s campus.

CLASS SIZES
A common question we receive is about class sizes, and why in-person classes are not smaller due to some students learning virtually from home. While there may be a smaller number of students learning in person, there are also fewer in-person teachers. Consequently, in-person class sizes are expected to be about the same size as usual. 

TECHNICAL HELP
Some common technical issues and answers for you:

The next opportunity to change your student’s learning pathway (for the 3rd 9-week grading period)  will be at the end of the 2nd 9-week grading period. The window for the 3rd 9 weeks change will open in late November. Changes outside of the established windows will not be made.