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    April 1, 2020: Lytle ISD to Follow Governor’s School Closure Order and Remain “Closed, Instructing” through Friday, May 1, 2020

    Dear Lytle ISD Families,

    After Governor Greg Abbott’s press conference Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Lytle ISD is suspending normal district operations through Friday, May 1, 2020 to support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

    Our school facilities remain closed to students and visitors, but Lytle ISD employees are still working hard to support our Lytle ISD families for the duration:

    • Child Nutrition and Transportation Departments are providing free student meals in 7 convenient locations. 
    • Remote instruction which began March 23, will continue through digital channels such as Blackboard Classroom, Google Classroom, and published SMORES. However, in order to provide high quality instruction in a safe manner, the distribution of paper packets will end on Friday, April 3. (The CDC reports that the Novel Coronavirus is stable on paper for 4-5 days.)  
    • The Technology Department has provided hotspot wifi devices to help families who don’t have internet access at home. Contact your child’s teacher if technology access is preventing your student from accessing digital lessons.
    • For students who are currently not engaged or connected with their teachers in online learning, home visits will happen this week to see how we can better support students and families.  

    These efforts and others will continue for the duration. You may reach out to campus leaders and staff at any time through email - all Lytle ISD emails are formatted in this way: firstname.lastname@lytleisd.org

    We are actively monitoring this quickly changing situation and updates will be posted on www.lytleisd.org, through email, text messaging and social media. 

    Thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of our Lytle ISD community stay safe and healthy. I pray that we’ll all be together again very soon. Stay well, and God bless you and your families.


    Sincerely,

    Michelle Carroll Smith

    michelle.smith@lytleisd.org

    Lytle ISD Superintendent of Schools

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  • Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith Sends Video Message to Lytle ISD Staff and Community 3-30-2020

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  • Lytle ISD Suspends Normal District Operations Through Friday, April 24, 2020 Due To COVID-19 

    Lytle ISD Cerrado Hasta el 24 de Abril 

     

    Dear Lytle ISD Families,

     

    Once again, Lytle ISD is suspending normal district operations through Friday, April 24, 2020 to support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

     

    Our school facilities remain closed to students and visitors, but Lytle ISD employees are still working hard to support our Lytle ISD families for the duration:

    • Child Nutrition and Transportation Departments are providing free student meals in several convenient locations for the duration. 
    • Teachers have contacted students’ parents and guardians. Remote instruction began March 23, and we’ll continue providing students with remote digital instruction and printed learning materials. 
    • The Technology Department is working on procuring devices to help families who don’t have internet access at home. If you’ve already told your child’s teacher that you need internet access, no further action is required and you will be contacted as soon as a device is available. 

     

    These efforts and others will continue for the duration. If you have not established a connection with your student’s teachers, please contact them as soon as possible by email or Remind so we can work together to continue your student’s growth and learning. All Lytle ISD emails are formatted in this way: firstname.lastname@lytleisd.org

     

    We are actively monitoring this quickly changing situation and updates will be posted on www.lytleisd.org, through email, text messaging and social media. 

     

    Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of our Lytle ISD community stay safe and healthy. 

     

    Michelle Carroll Smith

    Lytle ISD Superintendent of Schools


     

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  • Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith Sends Video Message to Lytle Students and Families

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  • Lytle ISD Cafe Staff Serving Lunches Lytle ISD Delivers Free Student Meals Through April 24, 2020.

    Meal deliveries and pickup services that started on Monday, March 23, will continue through the duration of COVID-19 gathering restrictions and suspension of operations. Lytle ISD families can pick up their students' FREE meals from one of 5 convenient locations: Quail Creek, South Wind, Twin Lakes (front entrance), Twin Lakes (back entrance) and Benton City Water parking lot. 11:30am - 12:30pm. See Map of FREE Student Meals Pickup Points

    In addition, free student meals will continue to be available for drive-through pickup 11am - 1pm at two Lytle ISD campuses, in the Primary bus pickup area and Elementary cafeteria area.


     

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  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott Addresses COVID-19 Gathering Restrictions in Town Hall

    This story contains a summary of the issues Governor Abbott addressed during his virtual town hall on March 19, 2020 at 7pm CT.

    https://www.kxan.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-texas-governor-abbott-virtual-town-hall-set-for-tonight/


     

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  • Lytle ISD Suspends Normal District Operations Through Friday, April 3, 2020

    Dear Lytle ISD Families,

     

    Given the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Lytle ISD is suspending normal district operations through Friday, April 3, 2020 to support our nation’s need to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. 

     

    Our school facilities are closed to students and visitors, but Lytle ISD employees are working to provide  free student meals from Wednesday, March 18 - Friday, April 3. In addition, we are finalizing plans to provide remote instruction and learning materials to our students for the duration. All Lytle ISD teachers will begin contacting parents and guardians on Wednesday, March 18, to establish connections and provide families what they need to continue student growth and learning. When possible, we’ll use existing email, phone, Remind, Facebook Classroom, Blackboard Classroom, and other available digital education tools. Based on our families’ needs, alternative learning materials will be available. 

     

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. Please discuss these precautions with your student(s) to prevent the spread of the illness:

     

    • Don’t shake hands 
    • Wash your hands regularly
    • Limit movement within the community, especially avoiding crowded places and maintaining 3 to 6 ft of distance between people (at least an arm’s length) 
    • If you must move around in the community, don’t congregate in large groups 
    • For those who have traveled to areas with known COVID-19 cases – both inside and outside of the country – we ask that you self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. 
    • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your health care provider for medical advice. 
    • Do not leave the house if you are ill, except to access medical care 

     

    We are actively monitoring this quickly changing situation, providing updates on www.lytleisd.orgthrough email, text messaging and social media. We are coordinating with other school districts in the area and plan to assess the situation the week of March 30th to make decisions on whether there is a need to extend the suspension further. 

     

    Thank you for your support and cooperation as we ensure that all members of our Lytle ISD community stay safe and healthy. 

     

    Michelle Carroll Smith

    Lytle ISD Superintendent of Schools


     

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  • Lytle Schools Close March 16-20 To Prevent Spread of COVID-19

    Dear Lytle ISD Families,

     

    In collective agreement with other public school districts in our surrounding area, Lytle ISD is closing our schools and canceling all school-related events March 16 - 20 to help control the number of new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

     

    This cautionary action is necessary given the declaration of a public health emergency by the City of San Antonio, Medina County Health Department’s request for social distancing for groups larger than 500, and the alert from the World Health Organization designating COVID-19 as a pandemic.

     

    We do not make this decision lightly. Closing schools presents difficulties for parents and guardians, but we are following guidance from authorities who indicate these measures will better ensure the long-term health and safety of children, staff, and the larger community.

     

    Please continue to check www.lytleisd.org for updates on the following:

     

    • The UIL Deputy Director has suspended all extracurricular competitions through March 29th. Information about practices for Lytle students will be communicated by coaches through Remind.
    • The district is finalizing logistics for online learning options for students.
    • Our Child Nutrition department will announce plans to address children's nutritional needs while school is out.
    • We will also take this week to further clean schools and buses and resupply custodial and nursing supplies.

     

    At this time, we do not anticipate extending the school year in order to “make up” the days from this closure. As this issue evolves, Lytle ISD Leadership remains in close communication with local and state health authorities and will provide updates to our community.

     

    Stay well and in good health,

     

    Michelle Carroll Smith
    Lytle ISD Superintendent of Schools


     

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  • 3-11-2020 Coronavirus Update from Lytle ISD Superintendent

    Dear Lytle Families,

     

    The Lytle ISD Leadership team continues to monitor updates around the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) news. We are working with local and state agencies as well as relying on the CDC to help us plan for the health and wellness of our students and staff. We are committed to focusing on the facts to make the best decisions for all.

     

    At this point, we do not plan to close our schools. We continue to actively monitor developments and communicate with our Lytle families and staff. When students return on Monday, we will continue to teach about proactive steps to prevent the spread of illness and ways students can stay healthy.

     

    Stay well,

     

    Michelle Carroll Smith

    Lytle ISD Superintendent of Schools


     

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  • Image of Coronavirus Update Letter from Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith Coronavirus Update from Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith 3-3-2020

    Dear Lytle Families,
    The safety and well-being of our students, staff and community is important to us. So, just like you, we are all watching national, state, and local media coverage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with concern.

     

    Public health officials have stated that the risk to our school community is low at this time. We are comforted by this fact, but we are still doing all we can to be prepared. We have increased sanitization of our facilities paying special attention to high traffic areas.


    Lytle ISD follows recommendations from public health officials to take the same steps to protect against coronavirus as are recommended to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses such as the common cold or flu. To assist with these efforts, we ask school staff and Lytle families to help students remember and practice these health strategies:


    ● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    ● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    ● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    ● Cover your cough and sneeze in the bend of your elbow or a tissue.
    ● Dispose of tissues in the trash.
    ● If you’ve not already gotten one, a flu shot is encouraged.
    ● Stay home when you are sick.

     

    Lytle ISD continues to follow local, state, and national advisories, and we look to these authorities when making local decisions:

     

    Centers for Disease Control (CDC): www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
    Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS): www.dshs.texas.gov
    Texas Education Agency (TEA): www.tea.texas.gov  

     

    We recommend Lytle families also look to these resources for updated information on the coronavirus.

     

    We’ll monitor this situation and communicate important updates. As always, our focus remains on keeping our students and staff safe at school.


    Stay healthy,

    Michelle Carroll Smith
    Lytle ISD Superintendent

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