LISD Health Updates - Frequently Asked Questions
How will my student’s Special Education needs be met through online instruction?
How will remote learning work for Pre-K?
Will you be holding Kindergarten Round-Up / Registration Next Week?
Will the STAAR tests still happen? Updated 3/16/2020
How will the extended closures affect Dual Credit classes? Updated 3/16/2020
What about AP Testing? Update 3/20/2020
Where can I get a list of digital resources that my students can use? - Updated 3/15/2020
Will these days have to be made up? If so, when?
How will grading be handled during the closure?
How and when will school closures be initated?
Lovejoy ISD will follow the direction of local, state, and federal health authorities should it be necessary to close schools to limit the spread of infection.
Will the closure affect graduation? - Updated 4/17/2020 **
I am hearing from my student there are assignments due and online classes they are expected to be a part of March 16th - 20th. Is this true? - Updated 3/15/2020
I am hearing Lovejoy ISD may be closed more than just next week, is this true? - Updated 3/18/2020
As a district employee, will I continue to be paid for time missed at work due to the extended break/school closure? - Updated 3/15/2020
We know that this is an unprecedented time, and many of our employees are concerned about their own families. The district has an emergency provision in district policy that allows employees to continue to be paid during emergency situations. All LISD staff will be paid during district closure.
What events are canceled? - Updated 4/17/2020
What will happen with UIL contests and events? Updated 3/20/2020
What are the Lovejoy ISD cleaning procedures?
Will meals be provided to students during the extended closure? - Updated 3/15/2020
I would love to volunteer and help, what can I do?
What do I do if a member of my household is diagnosed with COVID-19? - Updated 3/15/2020
If you or a member of your household have worked with medical professionals and have been officially diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact Sancy Fuller, Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services (Sancy_Fuller@lovejoyisd.net), so we can ensure we are providing the appropriate supports.If you suspect you or someone from your family may have COVID-19, please contact your health provider.
What is Lovejoy ISD doing to help keep the students, staff, parents and the community safe? Updated 3/18/2020
The district is closely monitoring the evolving situation. LISD is in contact with local, state, and federal health officials, as well as other school districts, to ensure we are adhering to all guidelines and best practices. Lovejoy ISD will keep the community updated as more information becomes available.
Lovejoy ISD is facilitating social distancing by closing all schools and canceling district activities through April 3rd. The district is following the guidance of local, state and federal health authorities in our continued response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
What can families do to keep students, staff, parents and the community safe?
We ask our parents and guardians to partner with us to best ensure the health and safety of our students and staff by continuing to monitor their child’s health. Students and staff who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home. They should not come to work or school with a fever of 100 degrees or higher using an oral thermometer. They should not have any signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g., cough suppressants). By doing this, the exposure of illness and the possibility of it spreading to students and staff are minimized.
What are the everyday steps that can be taken to minimize the spread of illness?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
What will Lovejoy do if families and/or staff traveled to any Level 2 or Level 3 Countries?
All LISD employees must report travel to their immediate supervisor via email.
Students and families must report travel to their campus Principals via email.
It is important to notify LISD of any travel to affected areas so that we can better address attendance upon your child’s return. The Texas Education Agency is working to determine procedures to address this public health situation and absences.
How will extended closures affect Senior events?
With the closure being extended to April 3rd, what is the status of the LHS Prom scheduled for April 4th? Updated 3/18/2020