Leander ISD's Vision is that "Students will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open."
March begins the state of Texas STAAR testing season. Please be mindful that due to security reasons, visitors are not allowed in the building on state testing days. Please do not plan on coming for lunch or volunteering on these days. In addition, please be mindful of the testing days and refrain from scheduling any doctor appointments that may interfere with your child’s test. Students will not be allowed to have electronic devices on them during the testing session. It may be best to leave those items at home on testing days. If a student brings electronic devices to school on testing days, the device will be collected and held until the testing period is over. The list of electronic devices includes: cell phones, cameras, IPod, IPad or tablets, calculator watches, or any other handheld or electronic device.
The STAAR testing dates are as follows:
March 28th : 4th grade Writing & 5th Math
March 29th : 5th grade Reading
May 8th: 3rd & 4th Math
May 9th: 3rd & 4th Reading
May 10th : 5th Science
Who? Mom, Dad, student, big brother, big sister, little brother, little sister, bring the whole family; no pets please….
What? Healthy Families Night at Giddens Elementary
When? Thursday, May 18, 2017
What time? 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where? Healthy Lifestyles games in the MPR
What else? Healthy Snacks on the stage featuring “GO” foods.
Why? At Giddens Elementary, we want to teach our families to make good choices so they can live long and healthy lives.
Be ready to have fun with your family playing games like horseshoes, ladder golf, washers, Frisbee, Ping-Pong, volleyball. Rehydrate and refuel your body with a healthy snack.
Pre-K and Kinder Registration
Dates Set for April 12, 13
Families of children who will attend kindergarten in Leander ISD next fall, as well as families with children who qualify for the district’s free pre-kindergarten program, are encouraged to register their children for school on April 12 and 13. Parents may register their child at any elementary school in the district, even if they are zoned to attend another LISD campus.
- Thursday, April 13, the following campuses will host pre-k and kindergarten registration from 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.: Akin Elementary, Bagdad Elementary, Block House Creek Elementary, Camacho Elementary, Cox Elementary, Giddens Elementary, Knowles Elementary, Mason Elementary, Parkside Elementary, Plain Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary, Reagan Elementary, Whitestone Elementary and Winkley Elementary.
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LOVE AND LOGIC CLASSES FOR SPRING 2017
Please click on the link below for information about
Love and Logic classes available in the Spring.
Love and Logic Flyer
LISD Bus Route Information
Leander ISD parents can enter their home address into Infofinder i
, an online tool available on the LISD website, to look up their child’s bus number and pick-up/drop-off times and locations for the coming school year. In an effort to reduce expenses and ensure real-time accuracy, the district does not print and distribute bus route schedules prior to the start of school. Bus routes are subject to change, and so LISD parents are strongly encouraged to confirm their child’s bus information. For transportation questions, please call 512-570-0700.
Parents of Fifth and Eighth Grade Students:
The following link will direct you to the explanation of test results, provided by TEA. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your child’s teacher, a campus administrator, or the Assessment office for Leander ISD. http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/explainresults/
Enrollment Forms Available Online
for New LISD Students
Including Kinder and Pre - K
Parents who are registering new students to Leander ISD (including incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students) are encouraged to use our new online student registration. Online registration is available on the txConnect website, and will allow parents to complete the enrollment form at home and print it along with the remaining forms necessary for student registration. Once you have completed the online process and printed out the required forms, you will proceed to your campus where the registrar will verify your information and complete the registration process.
Please bring the registration forms and copies of the following documents to the campus:
- a copy of the student's birth certificate
- proof of residency (lease/contract, current utility bill)
- the student's Social Security card
- immunization record or affidavit of conscience exemption
- most recent report card and standardized test results
- withdrawal papers from your child's previous school
- a photo identification of parent/guardian
- legal paperwork (divorce decrees, etc.)
If you have any questions, please contact the campus registrar for assistance.
Parent contact information
To ensure the safety of our students, Leander ISD must be able to contact parents in case of an emergency. Please update your child's information in txConnect, including your phone number, home address, email address and emergency contacts. It is important that your child's campus have your most current contact information. If you are not able to log into txConnect, please contact your campus registrar to assist you. Access txConnect.
|VOLUNTEER APPLICATION RENEWAL FOR
2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
At the end of the current school year the LISD volunteer system resets. volunteers may activate their applications for the 2016-2017 school year. All volunteers need to renew their application every year, even if they just completed the one for the current school year.
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The Texas Department of Agriculture has some guidelines regarding food at school. Please remember...birthday treats ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CAFETERIA. If you would like to bring a birthday treat for your students birthday, you must first contact their teacher and arrange a time.
Guidelines at a glance
For more information click on the link below.
Who are WATCH D.O.G.S.
(Dads Of Great Students)?
WATCH D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school. During the day, WATCH D.O.G.S. may read and work on flash cards with kids, play at recess, eat lunch with their child, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow, mentor students, and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their child(ren), but other students as well. Their mere presence offers additional security at the school during the day! On the day of their participation, the participants are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. Across America® t-shirt or vest identifying them as WATCH D.O.G.S.
For more information please contact our Top DOG Stephen Schaefer at email@example.com
Also, WATCH D.O.G.S., don't forget to fill out the online volunteer application as soon as possible:
2016-2017 School Supply List
GIDDENS PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW LETTER
GIDDENS PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW LETTER (SPANISH)
|Saturday, April 29, 2017|
|LEANDER HIGH SCHOOL 5K |
|Monday, May 01, 2017|
|Pre_K FIELD TRIP to JOHNSON CITY EXOTIC ZOO - 9:00a - 2:00p|
|Tuesday, May 02, 2017|
|Quest Fair K-3 - 5:30p - 6:30p|
|Thursday, May 04, 2017|
|Run Club - 3:00p - 3:30p|
|Monday, May 08, 2017|
|STAAR 3rd & 4th MATH |
|Tuesday, May 09, 2017|
|STAAR 3rd & 4th READING |
|Wednesday, May 10, 2017|
|STAAR 5th SCIENCE |
|Thursday, May 11, 2017|
|Run Club - 3:00p - 3:30p|
|Saturday, May 13, 2017|
|Giddens 5K |
|Thursday, May 18, 2017|
|4th Grade Field Trip to Bob Bullock Museum - 9:00a - 2:00p|
|Healthy Family Night - 6:00p - 7:00p|
|Monday, May 22, 2017|
|Bad Weather Make-up Day No School |
|Wednesday, May 24, 2017|
|2nd Grade Student Led Conferences - 12:30p - 1:00p|
|Thursday, May 25, 2017|
|Wax Museum - 7:45a - 10:30a|
|Kindergarten End of Year Learning Celebration - 6:30p - 7:30p|
To view more information about these and other upcoming events, click on the items listed above in the Calendar of Events.