Return to Learn
Welcome back, Westerners!
This fall, Lubbock ISD parents and students have the option of choosing Face-to-Face or Virtual Instruction for each 9-week grading period. We realize this is an important decision for your family, and we want you to have the most recent updates on our programming. We know that whichever option you choose, you are choosing the best option for your Westerner. Our Westerner family is here to support you and your student either way.
Make sure you complete your students online registration as soon as possible.
Please continue reading for details on our fall plans, followed by a short FAQ section.
Classes are held on the LHS campus and taught by LHS teachers, and students move through their individualized schedule, including all chosen electives (with staggered bell schedule for increased distance).
Increased safety protocols in place, including but not limited to: social distancing, face coverings required, minimized touch points, additional sanitizing of surfaces, and no sharing of supplies/materials.
Students may not share their personal supplies with others. Students must have their Chrome Book or personal laptop with them for each class.
Micro-closure procedures will be enacted for students and staff who come into close contact with a person who contracts COVID-19. A micro-closure is a short 1-5 day shutdown wherein students/teachers will continue regular coursework virtually; close contact is defined as being directly exposed to infectious secretions (such as coughing), being within 6’ of virus carrier for 15 minutes or more while not wearing a mask.
No outside deliveries at any time - this includes food deliveries. (As always, no outside food or drink.)
Visitors will be required to have an appointment; visitors to the building must be masked.
Per LISD grading policy: minimum of 9 assignments per grading period and a district assessment; grades will be numerical with a 70 and above considered passing.
Students attend class virtually using the LISD student issued Chromebook or preferred personal laptop.
For on-level coursework, students will access classes through Edgenuity.
For Advanced Academics (IS/Pre-AP, AP, and IB) and other required coursework not offered in Edgenuity, all courses will be taught by the face-to-face teacher using two-way, live virtual instruction; face-to-face students and virtual students are blended for synchronous learning.
Some elective courses may not be available due to Edgenuity not offering them. Please check the updated Course Offerings Book to assess whether or not your schedule will need to change accordingly.
Students attend all 8 classes following the LHS bell schedule. LHS will follow district and TEA attendance guidelines.
Students turn in work and communicate with teachers daily.
Students must have the microphone and camera on when in Google classroom.
Can my student participate in extracurricular activities if learning virtually? Students who elect virtual instruction may participate in extracurricular activities. They will be required to attend classes for that activity during the school day AND at scheduled times outside of the school day. Students who are learning remotely are responsible for transportation to and from these electives. Please see the updated Course Offerings Book if you need to make a change.
How do I make appointments if I need to come to campus? You can call the front office at (806) 219-1600 to connect with whomever you are needing to reach, or you can call or email the person you need to meet with directly to schedule an appointment.
What if I do not want my student to wear a mask? TEA and our state and local authorities have mandated masks for students, faculty, administrators, and other school staff. We thank you in advance for your support as we work to protect each other to the best of our ability and slow the spread of COVID-19.
If my senior learns virtually for the entire year, will they still graduate as a Westerner in 2021? Absolutely, as long as all graduation requirements are met.
What is the deadline for deciding which instruction is right for my family? We need to know by August 3.
Virtual Open House
Monday, Aug. 10th, 6pm
This is an online event.
Incoming freshmen will have the opportunity to tour the building in-person at designated times. Details TBA.
Principal: Douglas Young
Associate Principal: Michael Stewart
Lead Counselor: Charlotte Ward
Special Services Counselor: Meredith Kunkle
Advanced Academics Coordinator: Erin Castle