LHISD Community Message
Building Champions in Academics, Character, and Community
Update from Superintendent Snell
I know you have all been patiently awaiting LHISD's Back to School COVID-19 protocols. We have been discussing daily with both the Travis and Williamson County Health Departments and the Texas Education Agency to create the best plan possible moving into the 2021-22 school year.
As of today, the Governor's executive order prevents LHISD from mandating masks. Politics aside, Williamson County is in the "Red" phase, so I am highly encouraging the use of masks when possible for all staff and students. We also face the reality that the Delta variant of COVID-19 is much more contagious than the previous strands. The current data also shows the need and benefit of the vaccine. Please consider getting the vaccine.
This year the schools and the county will not conduct contact tracing, but LHISD will inform parents when there is a positive case on your campus and at the elementary level if that COVID case was in a classroom your child attends. In addition, we will keep our dashboard active to keep the community informed.
We also need to emphasize that anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, who came in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or has an immediate family member with COVID-19, does not need to come to school.
As you go through the COVID-19 protocols with your family, we encourage you to make the safest decision for your child, yourself, and your family. Together we can have a great school year.
The LHISD Covid-19 Guidelines for 2021-2022 can be viewed here. This website will be linked to all campus home pages as well as our district news and announcements.
Superintendent of LHISD