In-person learning Phase 3 – Sept. 28

Phase 3 will include 3rd, 8th, and 11th grade students selecting in-person learning. All students who selected in-person learning can return Oct. 5.

While the district continues to closely watch COVID-19, Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D. shares how we’re moving forward with phasing-in our third group of in-person learners. Watch a message from Dr. Gearing, offering his insight and appreciation for our #1LISD community. Click here to read the Phase-in Plan

Zoom Upgrades

In an effort to increase digital security during classroom meetings, Leander ISD is moving to a Zoom licensed account. You will begin to see changes in your account over the next few weeks. We will roll out these changes in phases to limit the disruption to classroom instruction.

Beginning this week, some students might be prompted to join the LISD Zoom account when signing into Zoom, and we request that they do so. The instructions provided explain how to join. This change will provide students easy access to signing into their Zoom account and allow them to continue to connect to meetings.

If you experience any complications, please call the LISD Information Technology Services help desk at 512-570-0566 or email Help.Desk@leanderisd.org.

Athletic Events

Due to COVID-19 and UIL restrictions, we will have limited capacities in each of our athletic venues until further notice. Details regarding upcoming LISD athletic events and spectator information can be found on our LISD Athletics website.

Bus Route Information and Notifications

Bus route information for eligible 2020–21 bus transportation is now available in TransFinder. Please check this site routinely over the first few weeks of school for routing updates.

The Transportation Department is using the Remind platform to communicate delay notifications and other important updates. Bus riders and their guardians have been added to a Remind “class” for their assigned bus route. More info

Before Returning to Your Campus, Verify Your Health and the Health of Your Student

Daily self-screenings are an important part of minimizing viral spread for in-person learning. Your school will have a form for self-screening. If you or your student are symptomatic, please stay home. Here are our protocols for students who become symptomatic while in school.

Notifications of Positive COVID-19 Cases

With students returning to in-person learning, we will be notifying all families and staff of positive cases on your campus or in your building. If you or your student came into contact with the person with COVID, either your campus COVID team (for students or visitors) or human resources (for staff) will contact you directly and coordinate the next steps between you and the county health department. The county health department will be determining whether or not there is a need to quarantine. We will be coordinating with staff to work from home when possible (including teachers) during quarantines. Students will have the option to continue virtual learning during a quarantine.
Click here to read the Health Response Handbook

Elementary Students Bring District-issued Devices on First Day of In-person Learning

To prepare our elementary students for the upcoming phases of in-person learning, avoid using shared devices in our classrooms, and provide students the device aligned with our LISD classroom technology template, we want to give some guidance and instructions for technology use.

YMCA After-School Care – Phase 3

YMCA after-school care will begin on Monday, Sept. 28 for students attending Phase 3, in-person learning. This program will be offered at their home campuses.

The YMCA will provide care for PreK-5 grade for those campuses with PreK students. YMCA care will be available for K-5 students at all other campuses.

The on-campus Y Afterschool program provides kids with supervised fun as soon as the school bell rings until 6:30 p.m. They offer enrichments, crafts, snacks, STEM activities, and more! For more information, or to register online, visit www.ymcagwc.org