Communication Regarding COVID-19

Lockhart ISD understands the foundation of a healthy partnership is trust, and the district works hard to build and maintain staff, parent, and community trust through providing frequent, timely, and accurate information. We support equitable access to important information by ensuring our communication is provided in both English and Spanish, matching the language preferences indicated by parents.  

Communication is especially important  during this global pandemic. To help you understand what to expect, we would like to provide the guidelines the district and campuses will use to initiate COVID-19 related communication with parents during the school year.
In order to ensure our ability to communicate important information with you, it is critical now, more than ever,  to provide your updated phone number and email address. Also, please note that if you opt to block or unsubscribe from emails, this will prevent you from receiving emergency information. Contact your child’s campus to update your contact information. 

On-Campus Learning  

In situations in which an individual in a class or student activity group experiences a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19, the principal or designee will make a phone call to any individuals who may have had close contact. The campus will then email all parents each time there is a lab-confirmed case on campus, in compliance with TEA requirements.

In partnership with and guidance from the Caldwell County Chief Medical Officer and LISD Health Services Medical Director, in situations in which a school needs to close the campus for a length of time to slow spread and initiate a deep clean of the campus, the principal of the campus will communicate to all parents the details of the temporary closure, the expectations for temporary distance learning, and when parents can expect for students to return to school. 

Distance Learning

Students participating in distance learning will be at home, so communication of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases to parents of a class would not be necessary. 

District Operations

In situations in which the operations of the entire school district are impacted by COVID-19, LISD will notify parents via email, LISD Facebook, LISD Twitter, the district website at www.lockhartisd.org, and the Lockhart ISD mobile app--available for free download in iTunes and Google Play. In cases of a necessary closure, the district will also send info through phone calls. You can review all the ways to stay connected at http://lockhartisd.org/parents/stay_connected. Parents can also find info  specific to COVID-19 on the main website at www.lockhartisd.org via the “COVID-19 Stay Informed” button towards the top of the page for information.

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