Official Statements

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be recess and gym available to our students? 

Yes, students will be participating in gym and recess. 

Will masks be required for students? 

Yes, as long as Governor Abbott's executive order regarding masks is in place, all students age 10 and over, will be required to wear a mask. If students are able to be spaced out by at least 6 feet in the classroom, masks will not be required while inside the classroom.

Will masks be required for teachers and staff? 

Yes, as long as Governor Abbott's executive order regarding masks is in place, all teachers and staff will be required to wear a mask. Governor's face-covering requirement does not apply to the following: Any person while the person is giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience; (teaching or lecturing). 

Will students, teachers or staff be required to wear a mask while outside or at recess? 

Governor's face-covering requirement does not apply to the following: Any person while the person is (a) exercising outdoors or engaging in physical activity outdoors, and (b) maintaining a safe distance from other people not in the same household.

Will students, bus drivers and bus monitors be required to wear masks on the bus?

Yes, as long as Governor Abbott's executive order regarding masks is in place, due to the inability to social distance on school buses.

Will parents be able to drop off food to students for lunch?

Yes, food may be dropped off by parents in the front office of your student's campus. Parents must wear a mask when dropping off food. No visitors will be allowed to eat with students inside the cafeteria. 

If I don't feel comfortable sending my student back to school, will at-home learning be available through the district?

Yes, Lindale ISD has purchased an online learning platform called Canvas. More details on Canvas and at-home learning will be available soon. 

Will my student be able to participate in sports, band or other clubs and organizations?

Yes, at this time, as long as the student is enrolled for in-school instruction. This could change at anytime depending on State and UIL guidelines.

What will the day look like for my student if he/she is enrolled in at-home learning?

Each day, the day's lesson for each class will be posted. Students will have to work each day. For example, they will not be able to complete all the week's work on Monday. Students will be able to work at their own pace during the school day, but can expect to spend several hours a day working on Canvas. Specific participation requirements will vary by campus and teacher. For example, some teachers may require students to video conference with them or the class during certain times during the day.

Is there a certain time that the students will have to get onto canvas for at-home learning?    

Canvas lessons will be posted at the start of every school day.

 

Do we still need to buy school supplies if my student is returning to school for the 2020-2021 school year?

Yes, you still need to follow the school supplies list for each campus.

Those lists can be found here:  2020-2021 School Supplies Lists

Will there be a Meet the Teacher night for all campuses?

Yes, dates and procedures for Meet the Teacher night will be released soon. 

State/National Updates

July 21, 2020-- The UIL Issues Modified UIL Activities Calendar & COVID-19 Guidelines for 2020-2021 School Year http://uiltexas.org

July 7, 2020--TEA Issues Comprehensive Guidelines for a Safe Return to On-Campus Instruction for 2020-2021 School Year https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/news-and-multimedia/news-releases/news-2020/tea-issues-comprehensive-guidelines-for-a-safe-return-to-on-campus-instruction-for-the-2020-21-school-year

April 27, 2020--Governor Abbott Announces Phase One To Open Texas, Establishes Statewide Minimum Standard Health Protocols https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-announces-phase-one-to-open-texas-establishes-statewide-minimum-standard-health-protocols

April 17, 2020--Texas Governor Abbott updates his executive order at a press conference and has closed schools for rest of school year. https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-establishing-strike-force-to-open-texas

 

March 31, 2020-- Texas Governor Abbott updates his executive order at a press conference and has closed schools until May 4.  https://www.kltv.com/2020/03/31/watch-live-governor-greg-abbott-gives-update-state-response-covid-/

March 19, 2020--Texas Governor Closes All Schools (Executive Order, Source Document Proved by Texas Tribune)

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