The conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are continually evolving, and Little Elm ISD's Safe Return to School Plan will be constantly evaluated to adapt to the continuing trends of the COVID-19 virus.
Lobos Learn 2020
Little Elm ISD will offer two options of instructional delivery models for our students: Traditional in-person learning on campus, or at-home learning. The at-home learning option is being provided for our families who have health and safety concerns with sending their children back to school. Visit the links below to learn more about each option:
Little Elm ISD realizes that not all courses will effectively translate to a virtual learning environment, particularly specialized courses offered to secondary (7th – 12th grade) students (examples: an advanced science lab, welding, or a certified clinical medical assistant course). For these specialized courses that are not offered at-home, students will have the option to either attend in-person or Little Elm ISD staff will work with your child to find a suitable replacement course. In addition, some specialized courses that are offered in at-home learning may require in-person learning experiences on campus. A listing of these specialized courses will be available on the District website. UIL extracurriculars, such as fine arts and athletics, will also be available as in-person activities for our at-home learners.
Regardless of which learning option you choose for your child, the expectations for coursework and the grading system will be the same for both in-person and at-home learning. Little Elm ISD believes this is the most fair and equitable solution for all of our students. Applicable courses in 9th-12th grades will be included in calculating GPA and class rank for both in-person and at-home learning students.
Commitment to Learning
Beginning Monday, November 30, parents/guardians can change their child's learning commitment to choose either in-person or at-home learning for the second semester. In order for the District to finalize staffing requirements, we are asking that this commitment be made no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 4. Students will be expected to remain in their chosen option through at least a nine-week grading period in order to limit scheduling and staffing complexities. We understand that circumstances could change for our families throughout the semester, and adjustments will be examined on a case-by-case basis.
Parent Information Plan and FAQ
Little Elm ISD knows that you and your family likely have many questions before you can make this important decision. To aid you in this process, the District has posted its detailed “Safe Return to School: Parent Information” plan, along with a series of Frequently Asked Questions for both In-Person and At-Home Learning:
Little Elm ISD administrators and staff have worked together to implement and maintain safety protocols with the guidance of the District's Back-to-School 2020 plan. To ensure that questions are directed to the appropriate groups for consideration, please submit questions to the Lobos Listen Form. If answers are not immediately available, they may be addressed in future communications, on this web page, or by individual schools. Your feedback is invaluable. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to Little Elm ISD!