LISD Special Education Department presents our annual SPED Parent Mini-Conference, September 15, 2012, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM, at the LEO Conference Center in Leander. Registration information
is available on the LISD website. Sessions and topic information will be available next week.
Does your child love art? Is he or she interested in robotics, gymnastics or learning a new language? If so, sign up today for LISD’s After-School Enrichment
classes and take advantage of these quality after-hours educational experiences for elementary students. Classes are enrolling now.
Leander ISD is transitioning to a new communication system, School Messenger. This system will allow LISD to continue to
communicate with parents via email and phone calls. As an LISD parent, you are already registered to receive messages from this system. No registration is required.
To ensure that you receive important messages from your child’s campus and the district, you will need to make any changes to your contact information when you complete your student’s enrollment card during the first days of
school or contact your child’s campus registrar. The LISD communications office cannot make changes to your contact information.
You may also need to “whitelist” the domain, www.schoolmessenger.com, in your email to receive email messages.
Recent weeks have brought an increased number of West Nile Virus cases
to the area. West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus. The county health
departments have released the following important information to make
the public aware of this concern.
General Information for Parents:
How can I prevent West Nile Virus?
To protect yourself and your children, practice the 4 “Ds:”
· Try to stay indoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are the most active.
· Use a DEET insect repellent up to 30 percent concentration.
· Dress in long sleeves and pants when outside (particularly during dusk and dawn).
· Routinely drain standing water in items surrounding your home such as flower pots, pet dishes, ruts and bird baths where mosquitoes can breed.
Parents are encouraged to pre-treat with mosquito repellant before a
student comes to school. If you are concerned about the times between
dawn and dusk, please consider dressing student in loose-fitting,
long-sleeve shirts and long pants.
If you are required to work outside, particularly
during dawn and dusk (grounds, maintenance, Ag barns, athletics and
band), please consider pre-treating with mosquito repellant prior to
reporting to work. It is recommended that you use a DEET product that
is up to 30 percent concentration.
If you see a swarm of mosquitoes, please report it to the campus office or to plant services.
you see standing water due to rain, sprinklers or a leak, please empty
if possible or report to the campus office or to plant services to
remove. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and will need
to be corrected to prevent mosquitoes.
Mary Ann Kluga, LISD chemical abuse prevention coordinator, is once again offering the very popular “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent®
classes. The seven-week course is designed to help parents nurture
responsible children by letting empathy and consequences do the teaching
and allowing their child to make his or her own choices.
Learn more about class times and locations
or register for classes
An exciting announcement from LISD Athletics is the sale of the “Family Pass”. This annual pass will allow your immediate family into all of LISD sporting venues (LISD schools only) with the exception of varsity football games for a low cost of $75.00 per family.
Please come by the Athletic department office at 202 W. South Street in Leander to purchase your Family Pass. Checks and cash will be accepted. For more information, please call Beverly Hans at 512-570-0166.
Believe it or not, the beginning of school is quickly approaching. Visit our back to school page (located in the QuickLinks) for important information. More items coming soon!
Schools in Texas will not be receiving a state accountability rating this year as we transition from TAKS to STAAR. However, schools are rated by the federal government (U.S. Department of Education) under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as either meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) or Not Meeting Adequate Yearly Progress.