Welcome to the 15th edition of the 2020-2021Compass newsletter! Spring has sprung and there’s lots going on around the district. Learn what’s in store for the 2021-22 school year and what you and your students will need. In this issue:
- Super School Visits
- Register your student NOW for the 2021-22 School Year
- Information for 2021-22 School Year
- Grading Period Update
- Graduation 2021 Ceremony Information
- Secure your student’s mLISD Laptop
- Expanded Curbside Meal Service
- Job Fairs
- Equity & Diversity Update
- LEEF Staff Recognition Campaign
- Technology Survey
- Bad Weather Make-up Day, April 12
Super School Visits
What does it mean to be a Reagan Ray? It’s taking exceptional care of each and every student. Principal Marianne Norman explains to LISD Board President Trish Bode the gains made through investing in student success and wellbeing.
New and Current 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 earlier than usual this year, and we need your help! It only takes a few minutes to complete, so please sign your students up today!
We also need help spreading the word with your friends and neighbors, as 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 important information regarding next year, click here.
For specific information about 3- and 4-year-old PreK, click here.
Grading Period Update for Secondary Students
Due to the recent winter ice storms and lost instruction days, the end of the 5th six-week grading period was extended to this Friday, April 9.
At the April 8 school board meeting, the Board of Trustees are scheduled to vote on waivers to allow us to end the school year on schedule without adding make-up days.
Secure your Secondary Student’s Laptop for the 2021-22 School Year
Families may now secure their secondary students’ mLISD laptops for the upcoming school year. For more information on cost and payment options, click here.
Graduation for Class of 2021
Ceremony planning for the class of 2021 is well underway! Check out the latest information on dates, parking logistics, number of guests allowed, health protocols, recommended attire, and much more on the Graduation: 2021 Ceremony Information page.
Expanded Curbside Meal Service to Include Vegetarian and Weekend Meals
Child Nutrition Services is excited to announce that ALL in-person learners can begin placing orders for weekend meal kits FREE of cost. They will also have the option to choose vegetarian meal kits. For more information about the expanded curbside meal offerings, click here.
Elementary and Secondary Virtual Job Fairs
Leander ISD Virtual Job Fair for elementary and secondary teaching positions will be held on April 21 and April 28.
Equity and Diversity
With 10 Equity and Diversity Listening Sessions in the books, we’ve learned a lot about how the district can move forward in creating a welcoming, inclusive education for every student. LISD’s Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee will analyze the feedback from these important community conversations to share with the Board of Trustees at an upcoming Board meeting.
A profound and genuine “thank you” to each and every parent, teacher, staff member and community member who took time out of their busy schedule to be a part of this effort.
Show Your Appreciation with the LEEF Staff Recognition Campaign
It’s time to celebrate and encourage Leander ISD staff with LEEF’s Staff Recognition Campaign! Let the LEEF team deliver a custom certificate and message plus a sweet treat from you! Recognize someone today!
For less than 15 minutes of your time, you have the opportunity to anonymously give feedback on technology access and use on your campus. Parents, students, teachers, and administrators are welcome to participate. Click here for more information on the Technology Survey.
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees will meet for its regular meeting Thursday, April 8 at 6:15 p.m. View the full agenda here and view the live stream 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.