Current LISD families are asked to submit an interest form in Skyward Family Access accounts for a potential 2021-22 virtual learning program.
As the 2020-21 schools year begins to come to a close, preparations are already being made for the 2021-22 school year. LISD staff are exploring the possibilities for creating a long-term virtual learning program that could begin in August 2021. While the start of next school year is still uncertain regarding health and safety protocols, it is likely far fewer restrictions will be in place for next school year.
If you do not intend for your child to participate in a virtual program, please disregard this email.
This school year, LISD was granted the flexibility through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to offer a virtual learning pathway in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order for LISD to continue to offer a full time virtual learning program, legislative action to create new funding and instructional guidelines for schools will be required. While it is unknown at this time what the guidelines will be and what kind of support Texas school districts will receive for virtual learning programs, LISD will be prepared to offer innovative learning opportunities for students.
We know that many students have found great success with our online learning program and would greatly appreciate your feedback in helping the district understand the level of interest for a full-time, online learning program. Your feedback will help us in preparing staffing and the resources necessary in creating a virtual learning program.
It is important to note, a long-term virtual learning program for students may not look the same as the 2020-21 virtual learning pathway. Families would be required to lock in their learning pathway for a full year, unlike this year when families could change learning pathways each nine weeks.
A form is available in your Skyward Family Access account for you to indicate interest in your child participating in a full-time virtual learning program for the 2021-22 school year. The form will close on April 16. To access your form, log into Skyward, select the option in the announcement to open the form, or select “Online Forms” > “LISD 2022 Learning Survey”. Follow the directions located on that page to complete the form. NOTE: You cannot complete the form on the mobile app.
Completing this interest form does not lock you into the virtual learning program. Families will be able to finalize their selection of in-person or virtual learning at a later date.