Launch to Learning 2020–21 updates are ongoing and subject to change as we continue to navigate opening the 2020–21 school year in Leander ISD. Please visit this article for the latest FAQs and information
With the decision to start the school year with virtual learning on Aug. 13, we know you have a lot of questions about how things are going to look. In this update, you’ll find several ways to connect with us for answers, including Launch to Learning webinars for parents and students Wednesday afternoon. In the meantime, check out information below on:
- Our updated Frequently Asked Questions database
- Updates on marching band and other UIL activities
- mLISD device payment, student registration help tickets
Frequently Asked Questions
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
We want to thank our parents who are logging in to register a returning student. We shared information last week providing details on how to do that. We understand families might be experiencing some challenges, which has led to an influx of ticket submissions. Please know we are trying our best to provide you the technical support you need. You can help us out by taking note of the following to ensure we can address your needs in the timeliest manner.
Marching Band Update
The current pandemic has created a situation that makes it difficult for LISD bands to operate in the same manner to which we have become accustomed. All of us in LISD are committed primarily to the safety and wellness of our students above all other considerations. The need for social distancing in both rehearsal and performance settings, as well as the potential for reduced numbers of students allowed in any setting including transportation, has led LISD band directors to make alterations to the participation of marching bands at HS football games. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these challenges on behalf of our incredible band students.
We are in constant contact with the UIL to understand and implement guidelines to keep our students and staff safe. Click here to see the UIL update from today, Tuesday, July 21. We will continue to communicate with our families as more information on adjusted timelines becomes available.
Payment Information for mLISD Laptops
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.
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 [email protected] 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.
Virtual ‘Launch to Learning’ Webinars
We’ve had great success connecting with our community in our Launch to Learning webinars. Tomorrow, we’ll offer two more:
- Wednesday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. for students, parents, and families covering details on Virtual Empowered Learning (Zoom registration for Virtual Empowered Learning and Virtual Empowered Learning ThoughtExchange)
- Wednesday, July 22 at 5 p.m. for students, parents, and families covering details on In-Person Services and Safety (Zoom registration for In-Person Services and Safety and In-Person Services and Safety ThoughtExchange)
We will be hosting the Launch to Learning 2020-21 webinars on Zoom and YouTube. During the Virtual Empowered Learning and In-Person Services sessions, we will be opening a ThoughtExchange forum for attendees to submit questions, ideas, and comments before and during the forum. The Zoom platform will offer Spanish translation and Spanish-speaking audiences can ask questions in Spanish on ThoughtExchange. We will offer closed captioning in English on both Zoom and YouTube.