Eagle Newsletter

Lone Star Language Academy

Message from Dr. Johnston:

Dear Parents,


If I have not spoken to you personally on campus or by email or phone let me take this opportunity to welcome you to the Lone Star Language Academy Family. It has been a very busy first two weeks. I know many of you have concerns and questions regarding the operations of the school. As an update, I want to share the status of several issues with you.


We have no regular classroom vacancies. We are fully staffed with four kindergarten classrooms, three first grade classrooms, two second grade classroom, one third grade classroom, one fourth grade classroom, and one fifth grade classroom.


The Spanish teacher, Ms. Hernandez did resign to pursue her bilingual certification. Interviews will be conducted Thursday, September 6th and Friday, September 7th. Mr. Soto will be working with the students based on the curriculum, Descubriendo el espaƱol con Santillan and the assessments done per the previous teacher.


We are waiting on a delivery for textbooks. We have been assured they will arrive in the next few days. Discovery Education logins have been shared with teachers and students. School furniture was ordered and due to back orders and discontinued items, the order was placed on a standstill. We are working for an open window for delivery due to liability issues of having students on campus.


Library books have been ordered with our vendor Follett and where recently delivered. We are currently just waiting for the bookshelves to be mounted and installed. Once this takes place our Follett sales representative will be working hand-in-hand with Ms. Carrera and Ms. Rodarte to set-up the library system and the library books.


On Wednesday, September 5th teachers received their laptops. The IT department also received on September 5th the new order of Chromebooks for the student body. The Chromebooks still have to be inventoried and labeled before distribution but the open window for this is 7-10 business days.


The front area of the school has been receiving maintenance for the past few days. On Friday, August 31st the glass was replaced and the entrance for the double doors was measured. The materials have since been delivered and due to the liability of students on campus, the contractors work after hours to accommodate the safety of our students and staff.


Foreign language has never been scheduled for 60 minutes daily. However, I understand in some classes last year it was possible to provide longer instruction for 35-50 minutes. We are looking into adjusting the schedule to provide longer instruction without taking too much time from required subjects.


Extra assistance will be on campus Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th to address special population issues and concerns.


We are looking forward to a great school year. In the near future, I will be sending you surveys regarding interest in languages to offer and extracurricular programs for your child. These surveys will be sent via our Eagle Newsletter and Remind Application.


I would like to thank the LSLA Staff for their hard work and dedication. LSLA would not be where we are now without the wonderful staff at hand.


If you have any questions please let me know. I welcome you being involved to make LSLA a great school.


Sincerely,


Dr. Judy Johnston

Superintendent/CEO

About Lone Star Language Academy

The mission of the Lone Star Language Academy is to provide every student an innovative 21st Century learning experience in an environment that is supported by rigorous and engaging instruction and language acquisition that connects to every child's life experiences.