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2020 Summer School will be virtual, other programs adjusted
In light of ongoing concerns about public health and the discouraging of mass gatherings, LISD Summer School will be entirely virtual in 2020. Some summer programs may be altered or cancelled due to continued school building closure and other circumstances. Please visit the Summer 2020 Testing & Summer School page for details and program contact information.
High School Summer School is designed for students who desire credit recovery to regain high school credits from previous semesters including Spring 2020 as well as students wishing to take original credit high school courses to accelerate. Course offerings and registration information can be found at www.leanderisd.org/summer.
Be a part of our #1LISD VOICE Time Capsule 2020
Years from now, we will look back and remember 2020 as the year we finished the school year at home and spent a lot of time away from what we considered to be “normal” life. To document this uniquely challenging time, we are inviting staff and students to be a part of history in our #1LISD VOICE Time Capsule 2020.
We hope this project will be a gathering point for staff, students and community collective histories, narratives, images, records, art, and other forms of response to the impacts of COVID-19.
Trustees discuss planning to re-open schools for 2020–21, adjusting school start times at agenda review meeting
Meeting remotely, the LISD Board of Trustees convened for an agenda review meeting May 14, 2020, to discuss the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, a proposal to adjust school start and end times, and the district’s community outreach efforts around student experience.
- The district presented details regarding the planning for starting the 2020-21 school year, presenting a continuum of services based on scenarios ranging from complete remote learning to a normal return to school. Trustees discussed providing choice for families when returning to school, social distancing in classrooms, counseling support, professional learning support for teachers, and budget implications.
- Trustees discussed the use of additional minutes and the early start time for elementary school students as part of proposed, adjusted school start and end times. After almost two years of discussion and consideration, the updated proposed schedule comes after the district received community feedback from 4,798 people regarding an earlier iteration of the proposal.
- After engaging more than 4,000 parents, teachers, staff, students and community members through public forums and an online survey, the district presented data captured on student experience. The district will present the student experience data as part of the June 10 State of the District event and at the June 11 Board of Trustees meeting on the Community Conversations on Equity and Access. The district plans to use this data to lay a foundation for designing a Community-Based Accountability System.
2020–21 Registration is open for new-to-district, kindergarten, PreK students
Registration for the 2020–21 school year is open for all new-to-district, kindergarten and PreK students. Parents can get started on the completely virtual process by watching a video guide. For returning-student registration information, or those who attended an LISD school in the 2019–20 school year OR those who did not attend an LISD school last year but pre-registered for the 2020–21 school year, please visit the Registration page and look under the “Returning Students” section.