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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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