With January just about in the books, here’s important information on how you can help the district improve, the latest elementary zoning scenarios, and more!

Launching the 2021 Annual School Quality Survey

Leander ISD is conducting this year’s School Quality Survey from Jan. 27–Feb. 21. This confidential survey asks questions that are designed to get opinions on academic and student support, safety and behavior, school leadership, family involvement, and more. Learn more.

New Elementary Attendance Zone Sessions

As we plan for the opening of Tarvin Elementary School in August 2021 and the potential opening of ES 29 in August 2022, take a moment to review the new elementary attendance zone scenarios, register for a virtual town hall, and prepare for discussions.

Listening Sessions for Graduate Profile

We are reconsidering The Leander ISD Graduate Profile document, designed to set expectations for Leander ISD graduates. As a result, we are inviting our students, teachers, school staff, and families to weigh in during one of six virtual listening sessions. For more information and session registration, click here.

Bad Weather Make-Up Day

April 12 will be a regular school day to make up for the snow day on Jan. 11. Students need the minutes and staff contracts require employees to make up the time, therefore, we will use the bad weather makeup day allocated in our calendar. For our secondary students, this will be an A day.

National School Counseling Week and Mental Health Minute Launch

Leander ISD is proud to honor its more than 100 school counseling staff members throughout the district during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 1-5, 2021. The purpose of National School Counseling Week is to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors, not only in Leander ISD, but in school systems throughout the United States. Learn more here.

Mental Health Minutes

In an effort to promote mental health awareness and reduce the stigma of seeking help for mental health concerns, the Leander ISD Counseling Services team is excited to debut a Mental Health Minute video series. Learn more.

“Drive-In” to the LEEF Gala 2021

Join us for the LEEF Gala fundraising event this Saturday! Please register in order to watch the event, buy raffle tickets, bid, and donate. Guests MUST register to view the event.

Multilingual Resource Library for Families

In an effort to maintain dynamic communication with all our families in LISD, the Global Languages and Cultures Department has launched a Multilingual Resource Library webpage. This effort will provide support for education, virtuality, information, and increased use of technology. We hope to create a bridge for all our multicultural students and parents who need resources in their own language. More information.

LISD’s Outstanding Musicians Make All-State

Leander ISD has placed 43 student-musicians in Texas Music Educators (TMEA) All-State Choir or Band. Congratulations on a job well done!

Celebrating LISD Midyear Retirees

Leander ISD celebrated its employees who retired during the mid-year break. Though we could not celebrate together, retirees received catered meals delivered personally from a fellow coworker. Some of our Board of Trustees offered a special message of gratitude and praise. Thank you to our retirees for your commitment to service.

Early Childhood Learning Opportunities Available to Families

We believe young children develop, learn, and thrive in a play-based environment rich in language, positive social interactions, and strong family partnerships. Leander ISD offers several opportunities for young children to learn. Click here to learn more about our programs and services!

8th Grade Students Learn about the IB Diploma Programme

The high school International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous, holistic college preparatory program designed to challenge students academically and encourage them to become lifelong learners. This spring, eighth-grade students at each middle school will learn about IB opportunities available in high school. For more information click here.

SAT School Day, March 3

On March 3, 2021, the SAT will be given to Leander ISD 11th-grade students during the school day. Due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several changes to the in-school SAT School Day that affect the learning locations for grades 9, 10, and 12. More information can be found here.

Substitutes Needed

Would you or someone you know make an amazing substitute? Please click here for more information.

Board Briefs

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 28. Click here to view the agenda. Trustees engaged in shared learning around equity and diversity in the district and discussed its impact on the student experience at their Jan. 21 special meeting.

Leander ISD Launches Virtual Meetings with State Legislators

State Legislators representing Leander ISD have joined the District for virtual meetings throughout January in preparation for the 87th Texas Legislative Session.

These meetings–in partnership with our Leander ISD Council of PTAs–are open to all members of our community. The last meeting will be scheduled for this Friday, Jan. 29 at 12 p.m. For more information

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