Tiger Talk

8/27/21

Limited Visits to Campus Until Further Notice

Dear Lake Travis ISD Staff, Parents and Guardians,


After approximately three hours of public comment, the Lake Travis school board received several updates from senior staff and me regarding mask orders and pending litigation, COVID-19 positive cases in our schools, and a status report on our transportation services during a special called meeting held Thursday evening August 26. Upon returning from closed session, no changes were made to the District’s current mask optional protocol.


Perspective and emotions as they pertain to face coverings and the District’s response to COVID-19 varied greatly among our community as evidenced by the more than 100 public comments received during the meeting. As previously communicated, we are awaiting the results of legal proceedings challenging the authority of state, county and local officials who have issued conflicting orders regarding face coverings. In the meantime, we believe we are legally mandated to follow Governor Greg Abbott’s current executive order.


While we will continue to respect and support personal choice, we strongly encourage all staff, students and families to wear a mask while inside and on campus in an effort to mitigate current community spread of the virus. Furthermore, in accordance with our safety protocols, we encourage you to keep your child home if he or she is exhibiting COVID-like symptoms and consider getting him or her tested. Should your child test positive, please contact your campus accordingly. We have asked the same of our staff.


Additionally, in an effort to maintain a safe environment for our staff and students, we will continue to limit visitors from coming on campus. This will be re-evaluated following each change in our current stage under Austin Public Health’s COVID-19 RIsk-Based Guidelines. The health of our school community is of utmost importance, and we hope these measures will help to keep our schools safe and operational. We will continue to evaluate local conditions and trends frequently and may adjust our protocols accordingly.


On behalf of our school board, administration and staff, I appreciate your understanding and support.


Sincerely,

Paul Norton

Superintendent of Schools

Curriculum Night Update

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LTISD will be providing parents with an asynchronous Elementary Curriculum Night. In lieu of an in-person meeting, your child's teacher will send out communication on September 16, about curriculum, grading policies, contact information, class schedule, etc. Within the communication you receive, there will be a google form in which you can ask questions.

Visitors/Volunteers are not permitted on campus during the school day

Monday was supposed to be our first day for parents to join us in the building. However, as you have read in Mr. Norton's email, we are not allowing visitors during the school day for the time being.


We apologize for the inconvenience, and we are looking forward to welcoming our volunteers and visitors when we are able to do so.

Wish You'd Bought a Yearbook? It's not Too Late!

Yearbooks for 2020-2021 can be purchased from the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis until we sell out of yearbooks. The cost is $36, and we can accept payment in exact-amount cash or your check for $36 payable to Balfour.


We also obtained more copies of the 2019-2020 yearbooks and are selling them from the front desk for $5 by check payable to Balfour or exact amount in cash.

Cavalette Jr Dance Clinic, Saturday, 9/18, 1 - 4 pm

Preregistration is required for students K-8th grade to attend. The dance clinic will be at Bee Cave Middle School. Be sure to register by Wednesday, September 15!

Upcoming Events

09/06/21.................No School - Happy Labor Day!

09/09/21.................LTCL Bookmobile @ WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

09/11/21.................Patriot Day

09/12 - 09/18/21....National Arts in Education Week

09/13 - 09/17/21....Celebrate Freedom Week

09/16/21................Asynchronous Curriculum Night - Watch for email @ 4 pm

09/18/21................Cavalette Jr Dance Clinic @ BCMS 1 - 4 pm. Sign up here! by 9/15!

09/15 - 10/15/21....Hispanic Heritage Month

09/23/21.................LTCL Bookmobile @ WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

09/24/21.................Student Holiday! No School for Tigers!