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Communication Updates - 2021-2022
Remote Learning for K-6
September 14, 2021
Little Elm ISD will now offer a remote learning option for families who feel this is the best and safest way to attend school for their child in grades K-6 only.
The criteria for enrolling for the remote option are:
- For students in grades K-6 (ineligible COVID vaccination age)
- Have passed STAAR test in spring of 2021 in grades 4-6 and Met Standard on the beginning of the year MAP assessment in grades K-3.
- Been academically successful in the preceding school year with acceptable attendance
- Be a resident of Little Elm ISD and is currently enrolled as a student in Little Elm ISD
- Have working internet connection at home (no district-issued hot spots will be offered)
- Cap enrollment is 10% of the District’s total student enrollment
Remote Learning will be:
- blended asynchronous/synchronous and in-person in grades K-5 and primarily asynchronous in grade 6.
- a class size that could exceed 22:1 teacher/student ratio.
If a family chooses the remote option for their child, it will be for the remainder of the school year. However, if a student is struggling and/or has nine absences, the District will require students to return to the classroom.
The registration period for Remote Learning will be from Wednesday, September 15 through Monday, September 20. Little Elm ISD Remote Learning will begin on Monday, October 18.
If there is not enough interest, the District may not be able to offer remote learning at each K-6 grade level.
The District will be sending out registration information tomorrow in addition to the Remote Learning Guide. The guide will give you more details about the program to help you make an informed decision.
9-1-21 New Legislation on Remote Learning
September 3, 2021
Dear Lobo FamiLE;
Recently, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that would provide funding to support remote learning in Texas school districts. Little Elm ISD is reviewing the bill and considering whether or not we can offer remote learning as a choice for our families. We are working with the Texas Education Agency to fully understand the requirements of the new bill.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time in education.
8-25-21 Update to COVID Protocols
Dear Lobo FamiLE;
It is important for you to know that as we continue to review the status of active COVID cases in the District, our team has updated the COVID protocols in order to slow the spread of the virus. Please review the additional mitigating measures we have added to slow down the spread of COVID in our schools. The measures below will begin on Monday, August 30.
- Campus nurses will contact-trace each lab-confirmed positive COVID case (staff and students) to expedite the response to those who may have been in close contact (a close-contact notification does not automatically initiate a quarantine).
To assist with contact tracing:
- All elementary students will eat breakfast in a way that allows students to spread out from each grade level.
- Elementary students will have assigned seating at lunchtime to help with contact tracing.
- Separate recess by homeroom in all grades at elementary campuses.
- E-misting on a regular basis in classrooms and buses.
In the meantime, it is important that we do our part to slow down the spread and keep our schools open, which is why I recommend the use of face coverings when inside our buildings, especially for those who are not vaccinated.
We hope that adding these mitigating measures will help slow down the spread of COVID. My team and I will continue to closely monitor active cases and will make decisions that are best for the health and safety of all of our students and staff.
Be sure to check the updated COVID protocols on our SAFELobo page.
Daniel Gallagher, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools
Message from the Superintendent: August 10, 2021
Dear Lobo FamiLE,
I hope each of you had a relaxing and refreshing summer break. Here in Little Elm ISD our teachers and staff are excited about the upcoming school year and we are all looking forward to welcoming our students back to school on Wednesday, August 18!
We know that times are sensitive right now as it pertains to COVID and how the landscape is changing. We all have our own personal feelings, however, our decisions are based on the guidance, rules, and regulations from the Texas Education Agency, Governor, and Texas Legislature. Based on the information we have, our team has updated the health and safety practices to meet the needs of each one of our students. As we continue to receive updates from TEA, the practices below are subject to change.
To see all of the updated 2021-2022 COVID Protocols, visit www.littleelmisd.net/
Our mission in Little Elm ISD is to Engage, Equip, and Empower each student to realize their full potential. I am extremely proud of our teachers and staff and the focus that they have on this mission and helping each student succeed. We are looking forward to a great year in Little Elm ISD!
Superintendent of Schools
Estimada Familia Lobo,
Espero que cada uno de ustedes disfrutó de unas vacaciones de verano relajantes y refrescantes. ¡Aquí en Little Elm ISD, nuestros maestros y personal están emocionados con el próximo año escolar y todos esperamos dar la bienvenida a nuestros estudiantes el miércoles 18 de agosto!
Sabemos que son tiempos sensibles en estos momentos en lo que respecta al COVID y cómo esta cambiando el panorama. Todos tenemos nuestros sentimientos personales; sin embargo, nuestras decisiones son base en la orientación, las reglas y regulaciones de la Agencia Educativa de Texas, el Gobernador y la Legislatura de Texas. Con base en la información que tenemos, nuestro equipo ha actualizado las prácticas de salud y seguridad para satisfacer las necesidades de cada uno de nuestros estudiantes. A medida que continúanos recibiendo actualizaciones de TEA (Agencia Educativa de Texas), las prácticas a continuación están sujetas a cambios.
Para ver las actualizaciones de los protocolos COVID 2021-2022,
Nuestra misión en Little Elm ISD es involucrar, equipar y empoderar a cada estudiante para que alcance su máximo potencial. Estoy extremadamente orgulloso de nuestros maestros y personal, y su enfoque en esta misión y ayudar a cada estudiante a tener éxito. ¡Esperamos tener un gran año en Little Elm ISD!
Superintendente de Escuelas
What to Expect for the 2021-2022 School Year
May 7, 2021
Dear Lobo FamiLE;
We are encouraged to see the improving conditions related to COVID-19 and are excited to welcome back all of our students next fall for high-quality education. As this school year comes to a close, we wanted to let you know what to expect for the 2021-2022 school year.
Beginning next year, teachers, students, and parents can expect to return to a normal school year. We are planning to give students and teachers the option to wear masks. Additionally, we will remove desk shields from the classrooms and cafeteria and allow visitors on our campuses.
We believe the best place for students to learn at high levels and gain life-long skills is in the classroom. With that said, all students will attend school in person and a virtual option will not be available for the 2021-2022 school year.