Fall Planning - 2020-2021
- PK - 2nd Grade - Students will receive a learning schedule that will allow for teacher-led instruction, independent work, and small group / individual teacher-led learning opportunities. Families should anticipate a grade-level appropriate schedule with a blend of time online and off-line with teacher interaction daily.
- 3rd – 12th Grade - Students will follow a schedule similar to On-Campus learning with a blend of both live instruction and independent learning. Families should anticipate approximately 3-4 hours (not including breaks, transitions, or lunch), depending on the grade level of daily instructional requirements.
Are all students starting remotely, August 17th? (Added July 31, 2020)
How do I indicate my student’s learning preference for September 8th and for the remainder of the first nine weeks? (Added 8/1/20)
To indicate your preliminary preference:
- Visit PowerSchool Parent Portal
- Log in (You must make sure you are logged in as the parent)
- Select your student
- Scroll to the left and click on 2020-21 Learning Environment
- Make your selection at the top of the screen and hit submit
Once we have chosen either On-Campus or Leopard Virtual Learning, can we change our mind and chose the other type?
Will teachers teach both online or virtually? (Added August 2, 2020)
What will class sizes be for each grade level? (Added August 2, 2020)
Will I still need to buy school supplies for my student regardless of learning environment? (Added August 2,2020)
What learning options are available for High School Students? (Added August 2, 2020)
- On-Campus - Hybrid
- Leopard Virtual Learning
- On-Campus - Hybrid +
When will the Hybrid On-Campus Start? (Added August 2nd, 2020)
What does the Hybrid Schedule Work? (Added August 2, 2020)
Student groups will then be scheduled to attend 2 days of On-Campus learning, followed by 2 days of Virtual learning, alternating which groups would be On-Campus in order to reduce the total number of students on campus at one given time. A draft schedule has been provided below to help demonstrate the On-Campus hybrid model -
September Hybrid Calendar
What is Hybrid+? (Added August 2, 2020)
Option 3 - Hybrid+ - This option is for our families that may need to ensure technical connectivity or need their student to attend campus five days a week. Students who select this option will continue to follow the On-Campus hybrid schedule but will have the option to attend LHS physically in assigned “learning center” classrooms on designated virtual learning days.
Learning centers will be staffed by Lovejoy ISD employees, not necessarily teachers, who will be present to monitor students while they work independently on their remote instruction.
Teachers will not be available to meet face to face with students attending the Hybrid+ virtual days, as they will be instructing another cohort of students. However, students may connect with their teachers via email, tutorials, or scheduled office hours.
What about Dual Credit Classes? (Added August 2, 2020)
What if things improve? Could we have more kids in school at the same time? (Added August 3, 2020)
Why was the mask requirements for grade levels changed to fourth grade? (Updated 8/7/20)
Please remember that all students and staff are required to wear a mask or face shield as they transition into or out of the building or transitioning inside the building from one location to another. While wearing a mask, students should also maintain at least six feet of distance from others as much as possible (i.e. entering/exiting buildings, walking to/from classrooms in the hallway, etc.).
Students in grades 4th - 12th grade will need to plan to wear masks throughout the day in order to be in compliance with the Governor's orders, including within the classroom.
Will there be daily required COVID-19 checks for On-Campus staff and students?
What is the plan for our vulnerable students, such as students who receive special education, ESL, or 504 students?
This is a high priority, and the District is continuing to work on how to best continue to meet the needs of students through both On-Campus and Leopard Virtual Learning. Since each student has a plan specifically tailored to their needs, please direct your student-specific questions to the campus administrator.
Will my child be required to wear a mask?
What about students, staff, and or families who are immunocompromised?
Will lunches be provided to students who attend Leopard Virtual Learning? (Updated 7/24/20)
Yes, the district will provide lunches to students qualifying for free or reduced lunch under the National School Lunch Program.
How will Leopards Virtual Learning be different from the instruction provided during the school closure last spring?
Why does the Elementary Leopard Virtual Learning schedule end earlier than On-Campus Learning? (Added August 3. 2020)
What safety standards will be in place for On-Campus Instruction?
- Require the use of masks in accordance with executive orders
- Daily deep sanitization of campuses and buses, especially high touch areas
- Hand sanitizer stations
- Signage encouraging social distancing
- Regular hand washing procedures
- Mandatory training for all staff on coronavirus preventative strategies
- Mandatory training for students on proper hygiene practices
- Pre-plated lunches which will likely include lunches in the classroom
What will the school day look like concerning recess, lunches, class-sizes, and social distancing?
Will orchestra be offered? What will it look like? (Added August 4, 2020)
What is the plan for extra-curricular activities such as choir, band, football, etc.? (Updated 7/17/2020)
- Face Coverings - Executive Order GA-29 - All employees, parents, visitors, and students ten years of age or older must wear face coverings or face shields upon entry to an area where UIL activities are being conducted and when not actively practicing or exercising unless an exception applies, as outlined in the full document
- Students may access locker rooms and engage in drills that involve one or more students on offense against one or more students on defense beginning 7/13/20
- Updates of required protocols for individuals confirmed, suspected or exposed to COVID-19
- Marching Season - Due to the drastically increased community spread of COVID-19 in Texas, there are too many associated risks and uncertainties with how, or if, marching competitions will take place this fall. Lovejoy ISD has made the very difficult decision to join other districts and not participate in competitive marching band activities for the Fall.
Are coaches permitted to discount a player because they did not play in a “recommended” amount of tournament/ games over the summer due to possible safety concerns? (Added August 4, 2020)
Are sports permitted to have tryouts before school starting? (Added August 4, 2020)
We do not have good internet service, is there anyway the district can help? (Added August 2, 2020)
What kind of Chromebooks and Laptops do you recommend for virtual learning, if families want to purchase one? (Added August 2, 2020)
Laptop - Windows 10 OS, Celeron Processor, 4GB RAM or higher, 500 GB Hard Drive or higher
Will Lovejoy ISD be providing loaner technology equipment prior to the first day of virtual instruction? (New - 7/21/2020)
Will my student’s teacher be serving both On-Campus and Leopard Virtual Learning? (Updated 7/24/20)
We are currently watching the numbers as parents selected their preferred preference for learning after September 8th. Based on those numbers, we will be better able to schedule classes and create class lists.
What about Transportation?
Since Lovejoy ISD is not offering an On-Campus learning option until September 8th, would I be eligible for a tuition refund or credit for the Lovejoy Scholars and/or Little Lovejoy Scholars Program? (Updated 7/24/20)
Lovejoy Scholars and Little Lovejoy Scholars students remain enrolled in Lovejoy ISD and will receive services through virtual learning during the first three weeks of school. Our teachers, administrators and staff are working diligently to provide an enriching and robust virtual learning experience for all of our students. As we continue to fund the day-to-day operations of the district, no refunds or credits will be issued.
What about the Kid’s First Afterschool Program?