This is a daily update from Leander ISD on our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is an active and ongoing situation. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 webpage.
Our hearts and minds continue to go out to our students, families, teachers, and staff. We know with the announcement of our suspension normal school operations through April 5, there’s a lot of uncertainty and anxiety in our community. The physical and mental well-being of our students and teachers remains our top priority.
Please know we want our community to use Spring Break to spend time with your families, plan for your household, and expect communication about what remote learning will look like by the end of this week. We have mental health resources for teachers and staff:
- 1You website for links, articles, and resources in physical, financial, mindfulness, intellectual, emotional and social topics;
- MDLIVE for virtual doctor’s visits (for those enrolled in our medical insurance); and
- Employee Assistance Program, accessible at 1-800-343-3822 or www.awpnow.com.
Our Counseling Service team will have resources on wellness for students and families later this week.
As a reminder, our buildings will be closed through April 5. The card readers for badge access has been turned off. If we’re going to minimize the spread of this disease and flatten the curve, we want to do our part to limit access to shared spaces and allow our custodial staff the time, space, and ability so they can deeply clean our facilities.
If you are a parent who needs to access medical supplies left on campus, please click here to work with our health services team. If you are a teacher or staff member, please work with your principal or direct supervisor, who will set up a plan.
Food Service Reminder
We will be offering food service to all students, Monday through Friday, at the following schools:
- Bagdad Elementary School;
- Reed Elementary School
- River Place Elementary School; and
- Running Brushy Middle School.
The hours of service will be:
- breakfast, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., and
- lunch, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Any student can come for food during those times without providing verification of their enrollment. Per the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rules, we can only distribute food at those locations and directly to students. We can not distribute multiple meals at a time or provide food to non-students. We hope to work with the USDA to relax these rules.
After working with our food supply vendors and our child nutrition employees, we feel confident we have enough food and we have enough staff.
Remote Learning for After Spring Break
We want teachers to focus on their families during our scheduled Spring Break. We will send details to teachers, families, and students by the end of the week regarding our plans for next week.
We will have remote learning opportunities for students starting next week.
We are constantly updating our COVID-19 webpage with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and responses. Please note updates from the College Board on SAT/ACT questions and copyright concerns regarding remote teaching.
We will continue to update the FAQs as we have answers to questions.