As we zoom through the final month of the school year, here’s important information to help you maintain momentum through May!
In this issue:
- Our Super School Visit to Block House Creek Elementary premieres!
- Register/Verify your student NOW for the 2021-22 School Year
- Information for 2021-22 School Year
- Reserve your student’s mLISD Laptop
- Off-Campus P.E.
- PACE Math
- LISD State of the District
- Equity & Diversity Update
- Board Briefs
Super School Visits
Block House Creek Elementary
Morning routines help Block House Creek Elementary students start the day off right! Join LISD Board Vice President Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia, Ph.D. during her #SuperSchoolVisit with the Bears. At its center, mornings include intentional engagement with students, establishing a caring community conducive to learning.
Super School Visits started as an effort to see how schools and staff were coping with the challenges of this school year. Through walking hallways, we are discovering not only each campus’ resilience but also its unique story. Super School Visits premiere Wednesdays and Sundays.
Canyon Ridge Middle School
Laura Welch Bush Elementary
RETURNING Student Verification and NEW student Registration for 2021-22 is Now Open!
To provide accurate staffing, classrooms, and resources for our students we are asking our families to register/verify student information earlier than usual this year and we need your help! CURRENT student verification and NEW student registration can be found here. It only takes a few minutes to complete, so please sign up your students today!
We also need help spreading the word with your friends and neighbors and you are our greatest advocates! Please share the news in passing, playing at the park, on social media, HOA meetings, and newsletters, in any way you can think of to make sure we have what we need for each of our kids next year. Thank you for your help with this endeavor!
For new student registration and current student verification information, click here.
For specific information about 3 and 4-year-old PreK, click here.
All off-campus PE student applications for the 2021-22 school year are due to your school counselor no later than Friday, June 4 at 4 p.m.
The updated policies, procedures, and forms can be reviewed in detail on the Leander ISD OCPE webpage at leanderisd.org/offcampuspe/
For additional questions, please contact K.B. DeBord, assistant athletic director at Kenneth.Debord@leanderisd.org
Reserve your Secondary Student’s Laptop for the 2021-22 School Year
Families may now reserve their secondary student’s mLISD laptops for the upcoming school year. For more information on costs and payment options, click here.
Questions about PACE Math?
PACE Math considerations for the 2021-22 school year are as follows:
Current PACE Math Students for 3rd – 7th Grade
Current PACE math students will continue to roll up to the next grade level of PACE Math course unless there has been prior discussion of altering the student’s course selection for next year.
New-to-PACE for 4th – 7th Grade
Campuses will be looking at a collection of district and campus data, as well as teacher input, to make decisions in conjunction with the student and parent about placement in PACE.
New-to-District Students for 4th – 7th Grade
Students who are enrolling in LISD and have documentation/transcript from the previous school regarding participation in an advanced math course/program should be placed in PACE Math.
Families who have questions about PACE Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics Pathways can contact their child’s math teacher.
LISD State of the District
LEEF in partnership with the Cedar Park, Leander, and West Austin Chambers of Commerce present the 2021 State of the District luncheon, both live-streamed and at Vista Ridge High School, featuring Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D. For more information, visit https://leeftx.org/sod/
Equity and Diversity
The district’s Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee is reviewing data from this spring’s listening sessions ahead of a presentation to the Board of Trustees in the coming weeks. Thanks to our incredible community for helping us learn ways to make our district more welcoming and inclusive for all!
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees meets Thursday night at 6:15 p.m. On the agenda is the 2021–22 employee compensation plan, special education, and early childhood programs planning, and more. View the entire agenda here and catch the live stream here.