DISTRICT PROVIDES MORE DIRECTION FOR STARTING SCHOOL ON AUG. 13
Leander ISD shared more details about our plans to start the school year on Aug. 13 in messages for teachers and staff as well as students’ families.
After considering a 50/50 blended learning model where students in middle and high schools would attend school on some days and learn remotely at home on other days, we decided to narrow the focus of student choices to either a 100% Virtual Empowered Learning program or a 100% in-person program. This choice did not come easily as we considered the recent rules surrounding school funding from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), as well as the logistics school buildings and staff, including the workload for our teachers.
We will adhere to all of the guidance from our national and local public health agencies for students and staff in our buildings. Click here to read more about those precautions and plans.
Thank you to our parents, who participated in our survey last week regarding their family’s plans in 2020-21. Please know this was preliminary, baseline data for us to use in making plans. We will open a selection process later this month for families to register students for either remote learning (Virtual Empowered Learning) or in-person learning. Families will be able to select their choice in various formats and languages, not exclusively electronically.
Teachers and staff will be able to complete a survey indicating their needs for the 2020-21 school year by clicking here.
We will be hosting webinars this week, which you can register for:
- Wednesday, July 8 for all teachers and staff at 12 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 8 for elementary school families at 1 p.m.
- Thursday, July 9 for middle and high school families at 4 p.m.
We will be sending more information in an update on Thursday, July 9.