Liberty Hill ISD Coronavirus Information
We understand the news of our schools closing and the suspension of normal school operations for two weeks after the LHISD Spring Break to May 4, presents many challenges for everyone. We appreciate your patience and support as we prioritize the safety and well-being of our students and staff.
Liberty Hill ISD is working diligently to continue student learning and provide nutritious meals for our students. Please review the information below for details.
April 7, 2020 5:56pm
Meal Distribution with Procedural Changes
With the upcoming Easter holidays, starting this Thursday, April 9th, we will provide multiple meals and will not be open Friday and Monday. Next Tuesday, April 14th, and Thursday, April 16th, two days of meals will be provided.
The weeks following, we will offer meal pick up Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (two days of meals provided on Tuesday and Thursday).
The distribution times will remain from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Bill Burden Elementary.
To continue to keep both you and our Panther Staff safe and healthy, please read the following procedural changes. When pulling up to pick up food, please pop your trunk or hatch in your vehicle. Staff members will place the food in the vehicle. Please limit your vehicle window to a small opening to limit exposure. We want to keep you safe and our staff safe.
Meal Distribution dates: March 23-27 and March 30-May 4.
Beginning Monday, March 23, free healthy meals will be available to all children ages 0-18 years who attend LHISD schools. Packaged meals for breakfast and lunch will be distributed 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM. Meals will be served in a drive-through fashion at Bill Burden Elementary . Parents will not need to exit their personal vehicles, please only healthy children in the vehicle. Any LHISD child 0-18 is eligible for a meal.
Example Breakfast: Packaged Cereal, Fruit, and Milk
Example Lunch: Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, 2 Vegetables (carrots, celery, etc.), Fruit, and Milk
Meal delivery will no longer be available due to low particpation and the families preferring the "grab and go" option.
STUDENT DEVICE DISTRIBUTION
We started distribution of Chromebooks last week for students who are in need of a chrome book to continue their learning from home. All currently enrolled students are eligible to have a device checked out to them, if needed.
If you were unable to pick up your child’s chrome book last week, please make an appointment with our Technology Dept. They can be reached Mon-Fri by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM at 512-260-4477.
In order to pickup a device, parents will need the student's full name, date of birth, and ID number.
April 9, 2020
Learning From Home Phase II and Grading Guidelines
Please watch this video for an overview.
April 3, 2020
Learning From Home Update from Dr. Hicks Asst. Superintendent of Curriuclum
Learning From Home Launches
Beginning 3/26, choice boards will be online to provide students flexibility in learning. Paper copies may be picked up at LHISD Central Office from 9-12 Monday thru Friday if needed. Click on this link to watch the video from Dr. Hicks Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum, regarding this phase of instructional resources.
The logistics are currently being worked out with the district leadership team, principals, and teachers to maintain the learning process to the best of our ability. This means, during this time of learning at home, we are not introducing any new standards. Next week, you will begin to receive correspondence from your child’s teacher about lessons and other resources that will keep the educational experience in motion for our students. You may also check our Learning from Home page for resources to support distance learning.
We recommend students work online in math for 30 minutes daily and in reading for 30 minutes daily. This will allow students to practice their math and reading skills. While this is recommended, it is not required for students to participate and students will not receive a grade.
In the event of extended closures, Curriculum & Instruction and Special Education are working to make plans that meet the needs of all students, including students with Individualized Education Plans. Additional communication about instructional resources and access will be made available soon.
Having trouble logging into Chrome (from home computer) or Panthernet (from Chromebook)?
Make sure student knows their login, sometimes the names can be really long for their username. Teachers can see this information in your student profile section on Panthernet-ask them to look for you.
Refer to these documents for help.
If you are still having trouble you can contact: Technology Help Desk at email@example.com or call from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM at 512-260-4477
ALL DISTRICT EVENTS ARE CANCELED
At this time all district events are canceled. As we learn more in the coming days, any rescheduled events will be posted on our district website at https://www.libertyhill.txed.net/
We are still working with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and other authorities to determine how these school closures and suspension of normal operations will impact the rest of the school year, so we thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this process together. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) are being developed right now for students, families and staff, to be posted on our website by early next week.
LHISD has established an email address specifically for inquiries about the impact of the extended closure.
Please send your questions and comments to us by clicking on this link at LHISD.
A staff member will respond to you as quickly as possible. We may not have the answer to all of your questions at this time, but will work diligently to have them answered as soon as possible.
Your care, concern and support are appreciated. Thank you for choosing LHISD