Announcements

  • Sunday, June 28, 5:52pm: Lytle ISD is suspending the Junior High and High School Summer Strength and Conditioning program until July 13 due to the alert that went out from Judge Hurley for everyone to stay home because of the increasing cases of COVID-19. As of the time and date for this notice, there no positive cases for students or staff at Lytle ISD. Everyone stay safe. We hope to see our Pirate Athletes back soon.


     

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  • 2020-2021 Student Registration

    Registration for all returning and new to district students opens May 26, 2020. This year all registration is completed online. Please go to the 2020-2021 registration page to complete the Registration form 2020-2021Health Form, and Bus Form.

     


     

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  • Lytle ISD Graduation Livestream Link

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW7AR9yvbpA


     

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  • link to info on P-EBT Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Apply for benefits online.

    Eligible P-EBT families now have access to the P-EBT application. See the letter to P-EBT eligible families in English and Spanish.

    P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit: hhs.texas.gov/PEBT


     

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  • Watch now: Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith Monday Message 5-18-2020

    This week, Ms. Smith focuses her thoughts and encouragement on the Lytle Graduating Class of 2020.
    https://youtu.be/l1vCCRe3F5I

     


     

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  • Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith's Monday Message 5-11-2020

    Ms. Smith's message to students, staff and Lytle families includes information about end of school activities, thoughts on summer school and good news about Graduation.

     

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  • Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith Video Message 5-4-2020

    Ms. Smith devotes this week's message to appreciating teachers for all they do, and have done during the COVID-19 school building closure and remote learning for our students. Happy Teacher Appreciation week!

     


     

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  • Notice of School Safety and Security Public Meeting: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5pm Notice of School Safety and Security Public Meeting: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 6pm. The meeting will be held through video conference. Please read the document for more information.

    Agenda for School Safety and Security Public Meeting

     


     

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  • Watch: Michelle Carroll Smith Video Message to Lytle Staff, Students and Families 4-27-2020


     

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  • Watch: Lytle Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith's Video Message 4-20-2020

     

    Ms. Smith gives students, staff, and families important news about what's coming this week and that plans that are in the works for seniors and prom.

     

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  • Superintendent letter to families 4-17-2020: Online learning to continue through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

    Lytle ISD Official Communications  

    COVID-19 Update

    April 17, 2020: Lytle ISD to Follow Governor’s School Closure Order and Remain “Closed, Instructing” Through the Last Day of the School Year, Friday, May 22, 2020

    Dear Lytle ISD Families,

     

    In response to Governor Greg Abbott’s April 17, 2020 executive order, Lytle ISD is suspending normal district operations through Friday, May 22, 2020.

     

    Abbott clearly stated that teachers are permitted to visit their classrooms as needed to continue online instruction, but should follow social distancing guidelines. 

     

    The Governor did not share many other details about school operations, but stated that next week, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath would provide details about supporting schools online instruction and graduation ceremonies for our seniors. We look forward to the Commissioner’s guidance as we are already exploring possibilities for celebrating our seniors in a graduation ceremony that honors their accomplishments while still keeping everyone safe and healthy. 

     

    Our school facilities remain closed to students and visitors, but Lytle ISD employees are working to support our Lytle ISD families through the end of the school year:

     

    • The Child Nutrition Departments are providing free student meals twice a week, 3 student breakfast and lunch meals on Mondays and 3 student breakfast and lunch meals on Thursdays. Families are asked to open their trunk or hatchback for no-contact meal pick up in two locations from 11am-1pm: Lytle Primary bus pickup/dropoff area and Lytle Elementary cafeteria area.
    • Remote instruction which began March 23, will continue through digital channels such as Blackboard Classroom, Google Classroom, and published SMORES. 
    • 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, grade level promotion and retention decisions will be made prior to the 2020-2021 school year and parents/guardians will be notified. 

     

    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

     

    All 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.

    Stay well, and God bless you and your families.

     

    Michelle Carroll Smith

    michelle.smith@lytleisd.org

    Lytle ISD Superintendent of Schools

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  • Watch: Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith's Video Message 4-14-2020

    Lytle ISD Superintendent delivers an important video message to Lytle staff and families about changes to school meal service, teacher contracts, school budgeting process, upcoming 2020 Lytle ISD Virtual Student Showcase, and news of a theft at our Operations, Maintenance and Transportation yard.


     

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  • Child Abuse Prevention Month graphic Go Blue! Join Lytle ISD in wearing blue every Friday during the month of April as we bring awareness to child abuse prevention not only in our community but all around the nation.

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Lytle ISD encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Lytle a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by creating strong and thriving children, youth, and families in our communities.

     

    April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families. Focusing on ways to connect with families is the best thing our community can do to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.   

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    Helpful links:

    Parent help, support or advice: http://www.helpandhope.org/

    Children or youth who need help: https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Youth_Helpline/

    Report suspected abuse or neglect: txabusehotline.org or call 800-252-5400 


     

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  • Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith Monday Video Message to Lytle ISD Staff and Community 4-6-2020

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  • Lytle ISD Official Communications  

    COVID-19 Update

    Effective April 6, 2020: Lytle ISD Requires Changes to Student Meal Delivery

    Dear Lytle ISD Families,

     

    A Lytle ISD staff member who has worked at the high school campus this week has a family member who must be quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19 at his San Antonio-based workplace. Both the Lytle ISD staff member and the family member began self quarantine at home today. They are not displaying symptoms of the virus and have not tested positive for the virus.

     

    The entire high school campus has been deeply sanitized. In an abundance of caution, we have decided that all child nutrition staff, bus driver staff, and volunteers who worked at the high school this week must also self quarantine for the next 14 days.

     

    Due to the sudden 2-week absence of such a large number of our staff, we will have to make an immediate change to our student meal service. Starting Monday, April 6, 2020 free student meals will be available by pick up only, in two locations:

     

    • Lytle Primary bus pickup/dropoff area, and
    • Lytle Elementary parent pickup/dropoff area. 

     

    We want to assure our Lytle ISD families that all staff who are working to provide essential meal services are following stringent food safety procedures, wearing all CDC recommended safety equipment, and are under the close supervision of District Nurse Juanita Black and Child Nutrition Director Amie Carrillo. Our decision to be very cautious in this matter is purposeful so we can continue to safely support our students’ nutritional needs.

     


    Sincerely,

     

    Michelle Carroll Smith

    michelle.smith@lytleisd.org

    Lytle ISD Superintendent of Schools

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  • Lytle ISD Official Communications  

    COVID-19 Update

    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 Offers Free Student Meals Through May 22, 2020.

    Meal pickup services that started on Monday, March 23, will continue through the end of the school year, May 22, 2020 due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions and suspension of operations. The Lytle ISD Child Nutrition Department is providing free student meals twice a week: 3 student breakfast and lunch meals on Mondays and 3 student breakfast and lunch meals on Thursdays. Families are asked to open their trunk or hatchback for no-contact meal pick up in two locations from 11am-1pm: the Lytle Primary bus pickup/dropoff area and Lytle 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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