With the start of the 2020–21 school year exactly three weeks from today, we have the latest information for you on:
- Our updated Frequently Asked Questions database
- Launch to Learning Webinars featuring Virtual Empowered Learning and in-person services and safety
- Updates on UIL activities
- Tonight’s LISD Board Meeting information and board elections
- Elementary student need-based laptop distribution and mLISD device payment
Please be on the lookout for Launch to Learning Update #11 tomorrow (Friday). It will include information on Options for Student Learning Choice, a recap of tonight’s Board meeting and more.
FAQs at your fingertips
We know you have questions about how school (and all the activities that go with it) will look in the coming year. We are committed to keeping you informed with the latest information, which is why we’ve combed through thousands of emails and Let’s Talk messages to bring you FAQs on our constantly-updated Launch to Learning webpage. Latest additions are highlighted green for a few days and then moved into a queue under the appropriate subcategory:
- Student and Staff Health,
- Classroom and Campus Safety,
- Social Distancing, and
- Virtual Empowered Learning
LISD’s Launch to Learning Webinars offer insight on Virtual Empowered Learning, in-person services and safety
Thank you to our fantastic families and community for your thoughtful questions and time as we presented our Launch to Learning 2020-21 webinars. If you did not have an opportunity to watch live, you can access the material in the following ways:
Board meeting tonight focuses on Launch to Learning 2020–21, dress code, equity and diversity, legislative priorities
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting for July this evening at 6 p.m. In keeping with social distancing practices, the meeting will be virtual. View the agenda here and livestream here.
School board candidates can submit applications for Nov. 3 election
Leander ISD is currently accepting applications for a place on the Nov. 3, 2020 Board of Trustees Election ballot. The deadline to file is Monday, Aug. 17, at 5 PM.
See the Notice of Deadline to File Application for Place on the Ballot (Amended) for details on how to file your application. Place numbers 3, 4, and 5 are up for election this year.
Visit the district’s elections webpage for more information regarding the positions up for election, important election dates, and candidate forms and resources.
Need-based Laptop Distribution for Elementary School Students
On Tuesday, August 4, we will begin loaning Chromebook laptops to elementary students (grades PreK–5) who:
- have limited or no access to a device at their homes, AND
- do not have a device from our deployment this past spring (includes all new PreK and Kindergarten students for the upcoming year)
Any elementary school student can receive a Chromebook at any of the deployment sites. Please visit the LISD Knowledge Base for device distribution dates, times and procedures.
If your child already has an LISD Chromebook, please continue to use the device for remote learning until onsite instruction returns.
If your child is withdrawing from the district or if they would like to return the district device and use a device available at home for remote learning, please contact the Help Desk at (512) 570-0566 to make arrangements to return the device
Secondary campuses will be following a similar process which will be communicated by the campuses. Please note that outgoing 5th graders will be returning their Chromebooks during the mLISD laptop deployments at their middle school campuses.
Payment Information for mLISD Laptops (Secondary Students)
The district’s mLISD initiative provides a laptop device to our secondary students (grades 6-12) for a fee. This is a different program from the Chromebook distribution available to our elementary students (grades K-5) as mentioned above.
The payment window is now open for families to secure their students’ district-provided laptops. Plans to distribute laptops will be communicated at a later date.
Students with district laptops who choose an option other than mLISD to participate in virtual learning, please plan to return the device by August 13.
Price: $70 per school year or $35 for students receiving free or reduced lunch.
Payment method: Debit/credit cards through the mLISD website
Scholarship opportunities are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please include the following information in your email:
- The student’s name
- Student ID number
- Parent phone number
Click here for more information about mLISD and access to sign up and pay.