Launch to Learning: 2020-21 School Year

Complete Phase-In Reopening Plan for 2020-21 School Year

Health and Safety – Response and Protocols

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We have outlined clear protocols for screening and supporting our students and staff as well as communicating campus responses if any student or staff member shows symptoms of COVID-19. Campus leaders will be working with their staff to ensure the implementation of these guidelines throughout the school year.

COVID-19 Health Response Handbook updates 10/19/2020
Manual de Respuesta de Salud Ante COVID-19 actualizado 10/15/2020

Early Childhood Health and Safety Protocols added 9/8/2020
Protocolos de salud y seguridad para las clases de infancia temprana

Before Returning to Your Campus, Verify Your Health and the Health of Your Student

Daily self-screenings are an important part of minimizing viral spread for in-person learning. Your school will have a form for self-screening. As a reminder, symptoms for COVID-19 include at least one of the following:

  • Fever of 100F or above,
  • cough
  • sore throat,
  • shortness of breath/trouble breathing,
  • chills,
  • muscle aches,
  • loss of taste or smell,
  • nausea, vomiting or diarrhea,
  • and new headache.

If you or your student are symptomatic, please stay home. Here are our protocols for students who become symptomatic while in school.

Notifications of Positive COVID Cases

With students returning to in-person learning, we will be notifying all families and staff of positive cases on your campus or in your building. If you or your student came into contact with the person with COVID, either your campus COVID team (for students or visitors) or human resources (for staff) will contact you directly and coordinate the next steps between you and the county health department. The county health department will be determining whether or not there is a need to quarantine. We will be coordinating with staff to work from home when possible (including teachers) during quarantines. Students will have the option to continue virtual learning during a quarantine. 

Zoom Upgrades

New Live Transcript Feature for Zoom Accounts
How to enable Closed Captioning/ Live Transcript in Zoom for Hosts

Student Instructions – Students will be required to sign in to Zoom using their Leander ISD Google credentials. If a student already has a Zoom account with their Leander ISD email or Google account, then they will be prompted to consolidate their account. 

If you experience any complications, please call the LISD Information Technology Services help desk at 512-570-0566 or email

A Peek Into In-Person Learning

Launch to In-Person Learning for Elementary Students

Launch to In-Person Learning for Secondary Students

Bus Route Information and Notifications

Bus route information for eligible 2020–21 bus transportation is now available in TransFinder. Please check this site routinely over the first few weeks of school for routing updates.

The Transportation Department is using the Remind platform to communicate delay notifications and other important updates. Bus riders and their guardians have been added to a Remind “class” for their assigned bus route. More info

Guides for Launch to Learning 2020-21


As we prepare to welcome students back to school, we believe in meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of our students no matter the
circumstances, while providing the highest quality educational experiences and offering a choice of a safe and healthy learning environment.
Spanish PDF version


Leander ISD will ensure that students with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education. To the greatest extent possible, each student will be provided the specialized instruction, support, and related services identified in the student’s RTI plan, individualized education program (IEP), or Section 504 plan.

Secondary schools provide more details for Launch to Learning 2020–21

Watch more webinars from LISD

Campus & Department Administrators & Supervisors

Presentations and Report

We are thankful for your patience during this stressful and uncertain time for you and your family and as always appreciate your feedback. If you have additional questions, please feel free to click the box below.


  • YMCA after-school care will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for students attending Phase 1, in-person learning. The post YMCA Welcomes All In-Person Learners, Oct. 5 appeared first on Leander ISD News.
  • In-person learning Phase 3 – Sept. 28 Phase 3 will include 3rd, 8th, and 11th grade students selecting in-person learning. All students who selected in-person learning can return Oct. 5. While the district continues to closely watch COVID-19, Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D. shares how we’re moving forward with phasing-in our third group of […]
  • In an effort to increase digital security during classroom meetings, Leander ISD is moving to a Zoom licensed account. The post Update on Zoom Upgrade appeared first on Leander ISD News.
  • LISD Reopens for In-Person Learning Through Phased Approach on Sept. 8 Families who chose in-person learning for their students will begin returning to school starting on Sept. 8. During this first phase, the following students will be able to return to on-campus instruction.   Pre-K, Kindergarten, first, sixth, and ninth grades,  students who receive special education […]
  • To prepare for the upcoming phases of in-person learning, avoid the use of shared devices in our classrooms, and provide students the device aligned with our LISD classroom technology template, we wanted to provide some guidance and instructions regarding your child’s first day back for in-person learning regarding technology. Pre-K, Kinder, and 1st Grade students  […]
Updated on December 16, 2020

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