Our number one goal remains to stay open while keeping people healthy in Leander ISD. We are watching an increase in cases across the state, nation, and in our schools. Williamson County has changed its pandemic response to the Orange Phase as a result of a rise in the rate of new infections and the positivity rate.
We consulted with the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) about how to proceed. We believe keeping our buildings open and continuing to allow families the choice for virtual learning is the best option for our students.
Health response protocols keep schools open
We need all families, students, and staff to keep following our health response protocols.
Our contact tracing and quarantining is working as we have avoided clusters of positive cases, even as overall case counts rise. Based on guidance with our health departments, we believe our protocols are working, allowing us to remain open.
Keeping students and staff home when they feel any COVID-19 symptoms is critical to LISD’s ability to keep campuses open as well. Please continue to complete your daily health screener(s) and be vigilant with monitoring symptoms.
If we do start to experience clusters of positive cases, defined as five or more cases tied to a single space or event, we can manage them with site-based, temporary closures and quarantine.
Virtual learning will remain an option
Families may move from on-campus to virtual learning at any time. Families may choose to continue to keep their students in virtual learning for as long as they wish to do so.
Students/parents/guardians have the opportunity to notify their campus if they wish to move from virtual to on-campus learning at the end of every grading period.
Please work with your student(s)’s school to request any change necessary for your family.
Stay socially connected and informed
We know how quickly information can change. We remain committed to communicating directly with our families if we need to adjust our school operations.