Wildcat Pride

January 7, 2020

Dear Wellington Parents,

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holiday break with family and friends! Many thanks for your generosity and thoughtfulness to the Wellington staff as it is truly appreciated!


Thank you for your incredible support each and every day.


Sincerely,

Tami Braun

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WILDCAT WEDNESDAY

Did you know that every Wednesday we post 60-75 pictures of our precious Wildcats on our school's Facebook page? Be sure to like our Wellington Elementary Facebook page so you don't miss out! It's a great way to take a sneak peek into our classrooms to see your kids in action!
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Spanish Immersion Enrollment- Prospective NEW Families (2020-2021)

Do you know of a family who is interested in starting in the Spanish Immersion Program?

Help spread the word! Parent information meetings will be held in January 2020. Please pass on this news link to any interested friends, family, and neighbors.


** NEW** Online parent information meeting available on January 13th! Face-to-face meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14th from 6:00-7:00pm. Please refer to all dates (online and face-to-face options in the link below) and RSVP.


https://www.smore.com/v0hku


Please direct interested individuals to SpanishImmersion@lisd.net for further questions.

Information for Fifth Graders Transitioning to Middle School

We will continue to keep you in the loop as more details come:


McKAMY MS:

5th Grade Visits: McKamy will be hosting all 5th graders zoned for McKamy on January 13th from 9:30-11:30am to visit our school. Students will be receiving information regarding our fine arts courses offered at McKamy.


Elementary Visits: McKamy counselors will visit with students WES on January 16th to present important information for middle school registration and hand out materials.


Coffee with McKamy Counselors at McKamy MS Library on Friday, January 10th from 8:45-9:15 am. Please RSVP: Using this link


Parent Information Night : January 21st @ McKamy from 6:00 to 7:00.


Forms Due in Skyward and to Elementary Schools : January 22nd




FORESTWOOD MS:

Students participating in the Spanish Immersion Program will visit FWMS on Fri. January 10th


Elementary Visits: Forestwood MS counselors will visit with students WES on January 14th @ 2:00pm to present important information for middle school registration and hand out materials.


Parent Information Night/Elective Fair/Registration-January 14th @ 6:30 pm


Forms Due in Skyward and to Elementary Schools: January 21st



SHADOW RIDGE MS:

5th graders zoned for SRMS will tour school on Monday, January 13th


Elementary Visits: Shadow Ridge counselors will visit with students WES on January 16th @ 7:50 am to present important information for middle school registration and hand out materials.


Parent Registration Meeting - January 14th at 6:00 pm


Forms Due in Skyward and to Elementary Schools: January 20th

Transfer Windows


Lewisville ISD will begin accepting general transfer requests for the 2020-2021 school year during its Early Transfer Request Window (Nov. 18 - Dec. 6). During this time, only current LISD students in grades K-11 will be able to submit a request. Please read the following information to learn more about transfer request opportunities in LISD.


Who should submit a transfer request?
Students who wish to attend a different school than the one their address is zoned to attend may request a transfer for the 2020-2021 school year during one of the district’s transfer windows. If you are not sure what schools your home address is zoned to, please view LISD’s School Locator.


When does the district accept transfer requests?
Transfers requests for the 2020-2021 school year may only be submitted in the LISD Skyward Family Accessportal during the following transfer windows:


Early Transfer Window (Nov. 18 - Dec. 6): Current LISD students in grades K-11.


Kindergarten Priority Transfer Window (Jan. 21 - Feb. 6): Any student entering kindergarten in 2020-2021.


General Spring Transfer Window (Jan. 21 - Feb. 21): Any current or future LISD student who will be in grades K-12 for the 2020-2021 school year.


Pre-Kindergarten Transfer Window (Jan. 21 - ongoing; decisions made in late summer): Any current or future LISD Pre-K student who wants to attend a campus not zoned for their address. Learn more about Pre-K Transfers HERE.


Where can I submit a transfer request?
The district’s transfer request form will be made available in the LISD Skyward Family Access portal during each respective transfer window.


What if my child is a current transfer student?

Out-of-District Transfers
If you live outside the district’s boundaries and have an Out-of-District Transfer, under state law and LISD Board policy, you must request a transfer each school year. The district’s early transfer window is the best opportunity to submit an out-of-district transfer request.

In-District Transfers
Due to a recent change in LISD Board Policy, if you have an in-district transfer and live inside the district’s boundaries, your transfer is now approved to remain in the current transfer feeder pattern through 12th grade. This change is automatic and you do NOT need to complete any additional transfer requests to remain in the current TRANSFER FEEDER PATTERN through graduation. However, if you wish to transfer to a differentschool/feeder pattern for next year, a transfer request must be submitted during an open transfer window.

What are the district’s transfer request requirements?
More information about transfer requests, including LISD’s transfer guidelines, may be found HERE.


Do I have to submit a transfer request if my child is enrolled in or wants to participate in a special program?
LISD offers opportunities for participation in several programs of choice including its STEM Academies, Collegiate Academy, Discovery Academies, World Language programs and more. These programs require a separate application process and should NOT be requested through the district’s transfer form. More information about these programs may be found at lisd.net/choice.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please contact LISD’s Community Services Department at 467-713-5206 orLISDTRANSFERS@LISD.net. Our office ladies, Shelley Concienne and Regina Johnson may also help @ 469-713-5989.