Longview ISD will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change... 

Latest LISD news, plans in response to COVID-19

Fri Aug 14, 2020

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails. You can find updates on all our social media site and here: https://w3.lisd.org/COVID/

Uniforms: Uniforms will be required for on-campus instruction. If your student will attend remotely, they need to be dressed appropriately but will not require a uniform. Please see the district uniform policy here: w3.lisd.org/parents/school-uniforms/

Start/Dismissal Times: Please see the below for start and dismissal times for each campus:

ETMPA – 7:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Bramlette STEAM Academy – 7:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Hudson PEP –  7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
JMQ – 7:50 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
JLE – 7:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Ned E. Williams – 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
South Ward – 7:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Ware – 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Forest Park MS – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Foster MS – 8:10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Judson STEAM Academy – 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LHS – 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Early Graduation High School – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

First Week Photos: Whether your student is attending on campus or remotely, we want to see those first week photos. We will share them on the LISD Facebook and Instagram. Send us their first week photo with their name, their campus, and their grade. You can send photos to eross@lisd.org. We can’t wait to see those smiling faces!

ETAA Mask Guidelines: ETAA has created mask guidelines for their campuses. Please view here to view those guidelines: ETAA Mask Requirements Aug.jpg 

CDC Guidelines on Cloth Masks: CDC has created a document to help navigate students wearing cloth masks on campuses. Please view here: CDC guide for masks 
To stay up-to-date on the latest Longview ISD COVID-19 safety information, please visit w3.lisd.org/COVID/

Dual Credit: Dual Credit registration is open but space is limited. Please schedule an appointment with Mrs. Houston lhouston@lisd.org. For more information on the dual credit program please view these two documents: Dual Credit Info.pdf   &  Dual Credit Details 

ETX Advanced Manufacturing Academy:  The classes at the East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy (ETxAMA) are free to students that attend. All Junior and Senior students may attend classes at ETxAMA, no matter what public, private, or homeschool your student attends. Students of ETxAMA will receive dual credit courses at no charge to the student. The 12 hours students receive at ETxAMA will be applied to their career pathway at Kilgore College or TSTC, this will put them a semester ahead and no cost. Qualifying students will have the opportunity to get a paid internship. For more information please contact ETxAMA at 903-803-5980 or visit their website at www.etxama.org.

UPDATE: 5:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails. You can find updates on all our social media site and here: https://w3.lisd.org/COVID/

Longview ISD will be providing curbside pickup for those students that will be as remote learners.  The meals can be picked up at the CAMPUS THE STUDENT IS ENROLLED between 9:30am and 10:30am.  

For elementary students these meals will all be free; for secondary students (middle and high school) will be by students eligibility.  Secondary students will need to fill out a lunch application and eligibility will be determined from the application.  

When parents pick up the meals they will need to have student(s) ID number.  Parents can order curbside pickup by going to ask@lisd.org and providing the student name, ID, and if you will want to pick up meals everyday or the days meals will be picked up.  We want to provide the best for the students of LISD.

 

UPDATE: 5:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails. You can find updates on all our social media site and here: https://w3.lisd.org/COVID/

Uniforms: Uniforms will be required for on-campus instruction. If your student will attend remotely, they need to be dressed appropriately but will not require a uniform. Please see the district uniform policy here: w3.lisd.org/parents/school-uniforms/

Meet the Teacher: Meet the Teacher will look a little different this year due to COVID-19.
See below for the following Meet the Teacher information:

ETMPA - East Texas Montessori Prep Academy will host virtual and in-person Meet-the-Teacher on Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14. All registered parents will be contacted to schedule a time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Remember upon entering the campus all adults are required to wear a mask. Please be timely due to set schedules.

Bramlette - Please contact your campus for more information, (903) 758-8353.

Hudson PEP – Hudson PEP will host a reverse parade in the front and back of campus. See here for dates and times: Meet the Teacher Hudson PEP.pdf 

JMQ – JMQ will host a reverse parade in the front and back of campus. See here for dates and times: JMQ MTT Info.jpg   JMQ MTT Directions.jpg 

JLE - Please contact your campus for more information, (903) 803-5400.

Ned E. Williams – Ned will host a virtual Meet the Teacher. More information coming soon.

South Ward – South Ward will host Meet the Teacher throughout the day on August 14 in their back parking lot.

Ware - Please contact your campus for more information, (903) 758-8612.

Forest Park MS - Please contact your campus for more information, (903) 446-2510.

Foster MS - Please contact your campus for more information, (903) 446-2710.

Judson STEAM Academy – Judson will host a virtual Meet The Teacher. Your student’s teacher will reach out to set up a virtual meeting to introduce his/herself and discuss the school year. 

LHS – LHS will host teacher conference days this fall.

ETAA Mask Guidelines: ETAA has created mask guidelines for their campuses. Please view here to view those guidelines: ETAA Mask Requirements Aug.jpg 

CDC Guidelines on Cloth Masks: CDC has created a document to help navigate students wearing cloth masks on campuses. Please view here: Guide for Masks on campus 

To stay up-to-date on the latest Longview ISD COVID-19 back to school information, please visit w3.lisd.org/COVID/

Hamburgers & Haircuts: Thank you Mobberly for hosting Hamburgers and Haircuts Sunday, August 9 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. This is a free event that is first come first serve. Enjoy a hamburger and get a free haircut. To view the flyer: Hamburgers & Haircuts 

Dual Credit: Dual Credit registration at LHS is open but space is limited. Please schedule an appointment with Mrs. Houston lhouston@lisd.org. For more information on the dual credit program please view these two documents: Dual Credit Info.pdf   Dual Credit Details 

First Week Photos: Whether your student is attending on campus or remotely, we want to see those first week photos. We will share them on the LISD Facebook and Instagram. Send us their first week photo with their name, their campus, and their grade. You can send photos to eross@lisd.org. We can’t wait to see those smiling faces!

Registration: Online registration is still open. You can access the site from here: w3.lisd.org/parents/enrollment/.  If you need assistance with technology or internet access, please contact your campus.

For anyone that registered BEFORE August 1: Longview ISD's form for Covid-19 Attendance has been updated within the registration process to include selection and explanation of each learning model. 

There are 3 learning models: physical, synchronous, and asynchronous. Even though you have already completed registration for your child or children, we ask that you please log back into Skyward's Family Access to view and update this form for your student.  This will need to be completed for each child.  

After logging in, you will need to click on 2020-2021 Returning Student Registration and choose your child's name.  Find and click the sentence that states "Mark 2020-2021 Returning Student Registration as not completed and make changes".  This will open the registration process back open for you.  The form is located at the top of the list and is titled Covid-19 Attendance Form".  Once this form is open make your selection between physical, synchronous, or asynchronous.  

You will also need to choose the elementary campus your address is zoned for even if your child attends another elementary campus or is a middle or high school student.  If your address is not within LISD please select Out-of District transfer.  

You will also need to update the date within this form.  After completing this form, please select Complete Step 1 Only.  Middle school and high school students will also have the opportunity to apply for Free and Reduced Lunches by going to Step 2 and completing that step.  Elementary students will receive a Socio-economic form in the future to complete and return to school, so they do not need to apply for Free and Reduced Lunches and will not see this step.  Once these steps are complete, please re-submit your registration to us.

 

UPDATE: 8:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 3rd

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails. You can find updates on all our social media site and here: https://w3.lisd.org/COVID/

Good evening LISD families, Longview ISD's form for Covid-19 Attendance has been updated within the registration process to include selection and explanation of each learning model. 

There are 3 learning models: physical, synchronous, and asynchronous. Even though you have already completed registration for your child or children, we ask that you please log back into Skyward's Family Access to view and update this form for your student.  This will need to be completed for each child.  

After logging in, you will need to click on 2020-2021 Returning Student Registration and choose your child's name.  Find and click the sentence that states "Mark 2020-2021 Returning Student Registration as not completed and make changes".  This will open the registration process back open for you.  The form is located at the top of the list and is titled Covid-19 Attendance Form".  Once this form is open make your selection between physical, synchronous, or asynchronous.  

You will also need to choose the elementary campus your address is zoned for even if your child attends another elementary campus or is a middle or high school student.  If your address is not within LISD please select Out-of District transfer.  

You will also need to update the date within this form.  After completing this form, please select Complete Step 1 Only.  Middle school and high school students will also have the opportunity to apply for Free and Reduced Lunches by going to Step 2 and completing that step.  Elementary students will receive a Socio-economic form in the future to complete and return to school, so they do not need to apply for Free and Reduced Lunches and will not see this step.  Once these steps are complete, please re-submit your registration to us. You can access your student's skyward account here: https://w3.lisd.org/parents/enrollment/

 

UPDATE: 12:00 p.m., Monday, July 20th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails. You can find updates on all our social media site and here: https://w3.lisd.org/COVID/

As of today, we are still starting classes on August 17, families may choose an on-campus or two remote options. For more information on the on-campus and remote options, please view our Return to Learn documentLISD Return to Learn.pdf 

FALL ENROLLMENT: The 2020-2021 Online Registration for Returning Students is now open in Skyward's Family Access.  In order to register your returning student(s), please login at www.lisd.org/family and click the "Registration" link for your child.  You will need to complete an Online Registration for each one of your children. Once in Skyward, under “COVID Attendance,” you will have the option to choose in person or remote learning models.

If you do not already have access to LISD's Skyward Family Access, or you do not remember your username or password, please contact your child's campus.  

Online registration is step 1 of the registration process.  Your child's campus will still need to receive all of the required documents, including proof of residence and updated shot records, to complete the registration process.  Each campus has scheduled their own "Registration Week" (in person or virtually) to collect these documents, which are shown below. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's campus and they will be able to assist you. For more information on enrollment, you may visit: w3.lisd.org/parents/enrollment/

SUMMER FEEDING: Summer feeding will continue with deliveries and curbside pickup. Our eight curbside locations are; Longview High School, Forest Park Middle School, South Ward, Ware, Foster Middle School, Bramlette STEAM Academy, J.L. Everhart and Judson STEAM Academy.  If your family needs meals delivered, please send your student’s name, student’s school ID, and delivery address to ask@lisd.org.

Campus Enrollment

EAST TEXAS MONTESSORI PREP ACADEMY: ETMPA’s registration is all on-line through Skyward. Once a student is registered, they will receive an email notification to upload the following documents; student’s social security card, student’s birth certificate, up-to-date shot record, current utility bill, parent ID, two current paycheck stubs (PK only).  If parents need help or the use of a computer, they may call the campus (903-803-5000) and we will accommodate parents.  We ask that parents wash hands before entering the building, wear a face mask, and we will take their temperature. The secretary will provide a computer for them to register their child(ren). Documents will be copied and given back to parents. 

BRAMLETTE STEAM ACADEMY: Please contact this campus for more information at 903-758-8353. 

HUDSON PEP: Hudson PEP's registration is all on-line.  If parents need help or the use of a computer, they may call the school at 903 803-5100 and we will accommodate parents as needed beginning the week of July 27.  We ask that only parents come, no children, and they must wash hands before entering the building, wear a face mask, and we will take their temperature.  The secretary will provide a computer for them to register their child(ren). Documents will be copied and given back to parents.

JOHNSTON-MCQUEEN: At this time, we are not conducting in person registration. Registration documents will be collected digitally. Send a picture of the following documents to JMQRegistration@lisd.org; guardian's drivers license, child's birth certificate, child's shot records, child social security card, proof of residency such as a utility bill, mortgage or lease agreement in one email if possible. Contact JMQ at 903-803-5300 Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. if you have any questions.

J.L. EVERHART: JLE's registration is all on-line. We are asking parents to email Dee Ann Cromer (dcromer@lisd.org) their proof of address and ID. If parents need help or the use of a computer, they may call the school at 903-803-5400 and we will accommodate parents as needed. Starting  Tuesday, July 21-23 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and July 27-30 (same times). We will have computers available for those who need technology or internet access. We are asking that only five parents register at one time. We ask that only parents come, no children, and parents must wear a face mask. We will be on the back porch by our cafeteria.

NED E. WILLIAMS: Ned will begin campus registration starting the week of July 20th following the schedule below:

Monday, July 20th  and  27th         1st Grade, Early Childhood Special Education, Life Skills
Tuesday, July 21st and 28th           2nd and 3rd Grade  
Wednesday, July 22nd and 29th     4th and 5th Grade

Time: 8:00 am -12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Parents must complete the google form (https://forms.gle/ugooVXtxxmtZT2ZZ9) in order to schedule an appointment time to register their child or upload proof of residency if registration has been completed. 

SOUTH WARD: South Ward is planning our registration the week of July 27th to July 30th in the front atrium. We are asking that adults come only and only if they are not able to register online. Proof of residence can be emailed to cyett@lisd.org or dropped off in a receptacle in the front to reduce opportunities for transmission. Any necessary paperwork from the school to the parent will be mailed(ie.mirror hangers). 

WARE ETX MONTESSORI ACADEMY: If you can, please complete your student’s registration online through Skyward. ID and proof of residency can be emailed to mmartinez@lisd.org. We will take care of the rest! If you cannot complete the registration online, registration will take place in our library by the below schedule. Please have ID and proof of residency when you come to in-person registration. 

Week 1:
Monday, July 27 - 1st & 2nd Grade
Tuesday, July 28 - 3rd Grade & Life Skills
Wednesday, July 29 - 4th Grade & 5th Grade

Week 2:
Monday, August 3  - 1st & 2nd Grade
Tuesday, August 4 - 3rd Grade & Life Skills
Wednesday, August 5 - 4th & 5th Grade

FOREST PARK MIDDLE: FPMS is asking that parents scan or take digital pictures of their proof of residency, drivers license, bills with addresses, shot records, etc., and email them to dkegler@lisd.org or lfreeny@lisd.org.

FOSTER MIDDLE: If you are unable to enroll online, we can provide assistance on campus by appointment. We are asking that adults come only and only if they are not able to register online. Please call 903-446-2710 or email ecanadagiles@lisd.org to make an appointment. For full instructions on enrollment for Foster Middle School, click here: Foster Registration.docx 

JUDSON STEAM ACADEMY:  If you are unable to enroll online, we can provide assistance on campus by appointment. We are asking that adults come only and only if they are not able to register online. Please call 903-446-2610 or email jsimpson@lisd.org to make an appointment. For full instructions on enrollment for Judson STEAM Academy, click here: Judson Registration .docx  

LONGVIEW HIGH SCHOOL: LHS's registration is all on-line via Skyward. If parents need help or the use of a computer, they may call the campus (903-663-1301) and we will accommodate parents as needed.  We ask that parents wear a face mask.  The secretary will provide a computer for them to register their child(ren). Documents will be copied and given back to parents.

LONGVIEW EARLY GRADUATION HIGH SCHOOL: Longview Early Graduation HS will mail individual registration appointment times to student's addresses in Skyward. Registration will be Monday, July 27th-Thursday, July 30th and Monday August 3rd-Thursday, August 6th.  Parents, please bring your proof of residency, identification card, and shot records. Only the student and the parent/guardian will attend the appointment. Masks are required. 

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3rd

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

SUMMER/PANDEMIC FEEDING: Longview ISD Child Nutrition will continue the pandemic feeding through the entire summer and will end at the start of the 2020-21 school year. Curbside meals will continue from 10 a.m. - noon on the eight designated campuses; Bramlette STEAM Academy, South Ward, Ware East Texas Montessori Academy, JL Everhart Elementary, Foster Middle School, Forest Park Middle School, Judson STEAM Academy, and Longview High School. If your family needs meals delivered, please send your student’s name, student’s school ID, and delivery address to ask@lisd.org.

COVID TESTING: The National Guard and the City of Longview will host COVID testing locations. The National Guard will be performing the test and all testing is by appointment only.  Go to https://txcovidtest.org/ to set up an appointment. Testing information: 
Tuesday:  June 9, 9am-5pm at Foster Middle School
Thursday:  June 11, 9am-5pm at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

PRE-K & KINDER ROUNDUP: LISD will hold its’ 20-21 Pre-K and Kinder virtual round-up for new students June 8-30. The following documents are required; social security card, birth certificate, current shot record, current utility bill, parent ID, and two current paycheck stubs (Pre-K only). Please enroll your student and upload the required documents here: www.lisd.org.etmpa 
ETMPA Round Up Flyer 

ATHLETICS SUMMER WORKOUTS: Athletics will start hosting Phase 1 of summer workouts on June 8. Training sessions will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for male athletes at 8 a.m. and female athletes at 10 a.m. Middle School athletes workouts will begin June 15. There will be hand sanitizer and hand washing stations available. Students will be pre-screened for COVID-19 symptoms before beginning of every practice. Screening will be conducted by the head coach of that sport. Please visit the athletics website for check-in forms, training forms, and guidelines: https://w3.lisd.org/athletics/

Other guidelines to remember: 

  • Attendance records must be kept. 

  • Students will not be given locker room or shower access.

  • No hydration will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle or water jug and no sharing will be allowed. 

  • Students / Staff will have to follow entrance / exit procedures when accessing the building. Parents will not be allowed to enter facilities

  • STUDENTS will be in a controlled group daily. No switching workout groups in order to contact trace if someone is positive for COVID-19.

  • We will have to social distance indoors and outdoors. Inside work will be at 25% capacity. Groups have limitations of 10 per group.

  • All equipment must be disinfected after each group and at the end of the day; balls, bats, weight equipment, etc.

THRIVE 360 SUMMER PROGRAM: Thrive360 is an after school group mentoring program for middle school aged teens that focuses primarily on character development and life readiness while walking alongside them during the most vulnerable transition of their lives. This is all done within a Christian context. They are looking for middle-school aged teens. Parents can register them here: www.thrive360.net/registration/ We’re also in need of volunteers. Volunteers can apply here:  www.thrive360.net/volunteer/

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SUMMER PROGRAM: Boys & Girls Club of East Texas has begun their Phase 1 opening of their Summer Program. Registration is open now at www.BeGreatEastTexas.com. For any questions, call Shelly at (903)935-2030. The Summer Program will be June 1-July 31 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for incoming grades 1st-6th. SummerCOVID Reopen Phase 1.jpg 

  • Cost—$500 (Paid in three installments)* 

  • Includes– Breakfast & Lunch 

    * - Assistance available for those who qualify 
     

MANUFACTURING ACADEMY CLASS REGISTRATION: East Texas Advanced Manufacturing Academy provides high school students an opportunity to obtain training in Instrumentation and Electrical Technology and Precision Machining Technology. You will receive college credit. https://etxama.org/

Classes open for registration: 

MCHN 1302 A study of blueprints for machining trades with emphasis on machine drawings (Jr Year):     

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00- 9:25 am  (1st & 5th)  or

  • Tuesday & Thursday 1:30- 4:25 pm (4th/8th & 9th)

MCHN 1320 Second Year Students (Sr Year):  

  • Monday - Thursday 9:40 - 11:05 (2nd Period)

  • Monday & Wednesday 1:30-4:25 (4th/8th & 9th)  

FRIDAYS WILL BE FOR MAKEUP WORK & REMEDIATION ONLY:  Transportation will be provided and these classes are not at the high school. Please complete the google form below if you are interested in being a part of this program  or if you have questions.  This is an excellent opportunity to get free training and graduate with skills that will allow you to enter into the job market upon graduation. SPOTS ARE LIMITED!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KDszSfP4nalUybyuDTc-IoH_XyWwLR84eK9PvEw6eE4/viewform?edit_requested=true

 

UPDATE: 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 29th

This will be our last week for the twice-a-week family updates. We will update you throughout the summer as we receive more information about the upcoming school year. Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

LOBO STADIUM: LHS will close Lobo Stadium for graduation set up and formal graduation ceremonies. The stadium will be closed Wednesday, May 27 until Wednesday, June 3.

LHS Formal Graduation Ceremonies: LHS has released their Formal Graduation plans for June 1 and 2. If you participated in the individual ceremonies or already picked up your diploma, you may not participate in the Formal Graduation Ceremony. Each graduate may have 10 guests attend and tickets will be available for pick up at LHS from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. All Formal Graduation information can be found here: Formal Graduation Updates  

THRIVE 360 SUMMER PROGRAM: Thrive360 is an after school group mentoring program for middle school aged teens that focuses primarily on character development and life readiness while walking alongside them during the most vulnerable transition of their lives. This is all done within a Christian context. They are looking for middle-school aged teens. Parents can register them here: www.thrive360.net/registration/ We’re also in need of volunteers. Volunteers can apply here:  www.thrive360.net/volunteer/

STUDENT ART CONTEST: The Arts!Longview Cultural District is launching a student art contest to wrap utility boxes around the arts district. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to enter and artwork is due June 1. For more information: Utility box wrap art contest.pdf 

LOBO ATHLETIC FACILITIES: We are so thankful to have public spaces for Lobo Nation and Longview to utilize in order to stay healthy and train. However, in accordance to state and federal regulations, our community needs to please follow social distancing (six feet apart) face-covering guidelines. We are asking that no groups of four or more gather at Lobo Stadium OR Lobo Practice Fields. There are also NO team sports allowed at these locations during this time. We are asking that anyone at these locations please follow these measures for their own safety, and that of our entire community. Longview ISD will be partnering with Longview Police Department to police these areas in order to keep our community safe and healthy.  

SUMMER/PANDEMIC FEEDING: Longview ISD Child Nutrition will continue the pandemic feeding through the entire summer and will end at the start of the 2020-21 school year. Meals will continue on the eight designated campuses. If your family needs meals delivered, please send your student’s name, student’s school ID, and delivery address to ask@lisd.org.

 

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

LOBO STADIUM: LHS will close Lobo Stadium for graduation set up and formal graduation ceremonies. The stadium will be closed Wednesday, May 27 until Wednesday, June 3.

LHS Formal Graduation Ceremonies: LHS has released their Formal Graduation plans for June 1 and 2. If you participated in the individual ceremonies or already picked up your diploma, you may not participate in the Formal Graduation Ceremony. Each graduate may have 10 guests attend and tickets will be available for pick up on Wednesday, May 27 at LHS from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. All Formal Graduation information can be found here: LHS Graduation Update 

THRIVE 360 SUMMER PROGRAM: Thrive360 is an after school group mentoring program for middle school aged teens that focuses primarily on character development and life readiness while walking alongside them during the most vulnerable transition of their lives. This is all done within a Christian context. They are looking for middle-school aged teens. Parents can register them here: www.thrive360.net/registration/  Thrive 360 is also in need of volunteers. Volunteers can apply here:  www.thrive360.net/volunteer/    Thrive 360 Summer Camps   ThriveVolunteerSummer '20.jpg 

JOHNSTON-MCQUEEN UPDATES: JMQ families have some fun events to look forward to. On Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. the campus will host an ice cream Truck provided by Hospitality ER.

ETMPA KINDER DRIVE THRU GRADUATION: “Drive by, honk, and WAVE, it’s a celebration parade!” ETMPA will host a Kinder Drive Through Graduation May 26-29 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Zone 1 parking lot. For your class night check here: ETMPA Kinder Graduation Information 

JUDSON STEAM ACADEMY GRADUATION: Judson STEAM Academy will host 8th Grade drive through graduation on Wednesday, May 27 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Admin are asking families to pull into the pick up line for the celebration. For more information: Grad Graphic.jpg  

STUDENT ART CONTEST: The Arts!Longview Cultural District is launching a student art contest to wrap utility boxes around the arts district. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to enter and artwork is due June 1. For more information: Utility box wrap art contest.pdf 

LOBO ATHLETIC FACILITIES: We are so thankful to have public spaces for Lobo Nation and Longview to utilize in order to stay healthy and train. However, in accordance to state and federal regulations, our community needs to please follow social distancing (six feet apart) face-covering guidelines. We are asking that no groups of four or more gather at Lobo Stadium OR Lobo Practice Fields. There are also NO team sports allowed at these locations during this time. We are asking that anyone at these locations please follow these measures for their own safety, and that of our entire community. Longview ISD will be partnering with Longview Police Department to police these areas in order to keep our community safe and healthy.  

SUMMER/PANDEMIC FEEDING: Longview ISD Child Nutrition will continue the pandemic feeding through the entire summer and will end at the start of the 2020-21 school year. Meals will continue on the eight designated campuses. If your family needs meals delivered, please send your student’s name, student’s school ID, and delivery address to ask@lisd.org.

 

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21st

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

LOBO STADIUM: LHS will close Lobo Stadium for graduation set up and formal graduation ceremonies. The stadium will be closed Wednesday, May 27 until Wednesday, June 3.

LHS Formal Graduation Ceremonies: We are still waiting on information regarding the formal graduation ceremonies that will be held the first week of June. As soon as we have this information, we will send this out via email, phone calls, LISD website, and social media. 

JOHNSTON-MCQUEEN UPDATES: JMQ families have some fun events to look forward to. On Thursday, May 21 from  5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. JMQ will host a 5th grade Promotion Parade Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. the campus will host an ice cream Truck provided by Hospitality ER.

ETMPA KINDER DRIVE THRU GRADUATION: “Drive by, honk, and WAVE, it’s a celebration parade!” ETMPA will host a Kinder Drive Through Graduation May 26-29 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Zone 1 parking lot. For your class night check here. ETMPA Grad Flyer 

JUDSON STEAM ACADEMY GRADUATION: Judson STEAM Academy will host 8th Grade drive through graduation on Wednesday, May 27 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Admin are asking families to pull into the pick up line for the celebration. Judson 8th Grade Graduation 

STUDENT ART CONTEST: The Arts!Longview Cultural District is launching a student art contest to wrap utility boxes around the arts district. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to enter and artwork is due June 1. For more information: Utility box wrap art contest.pdf 

LOBO ATHLETIC FACILITIES: We are so thankful to have public spaces for Lobo Nation and Longview to utilize in order to stay healthy and train. However, in accordance to state and federal regulations, our community needs to please follow social distancing (six feet apart) face-covering guidelines. We are asking that no groups of four or more gather at Lobo Stadium OR Lobo Practice Fields. There are also NO team sports allowed at these locations during this time. We are asking that anyone at these locations please follow these measures for their own safety, and that of our entire community. Longview ISD will be partnering with Longview Police Department to police these areas in order to keep our community safe and healthy.  

SUMMER/PANDEMIC FEEDING: Longview ISD Child Nutrition will continue the pandemic feeding through the entire summer and will end at the start of the 2020-21 school year. Meals will continue on the eight designated campuses. If your family needs meals delivered, please send your student’s name, student’s school ID, and delivery address to ask@lisd.org.

 

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

LOBO STADIUM: LHS will close Lobo Stadium for graduation set up and formal graduation ceremonies. The stadium will be closed Wednesday, May 27 until Wednesday, June 3.

JOHNSTON-MCQUEEN UPDATES: JMQ families have some fun events to look forward to. On Thursday, May 14 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. families can pick up yearbooks and class photos. On Thursday, May 21 from  5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. JMQ will host a 5th grade Promotion Parade. Friday, May 29 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. the campus will host an ice cream Truck provided by Hospitality ER.

ETMPA KINDER DRIVE THRU GRADUATION: “Drive by, honk, and WAVE, it’s a celebration parade!” ETMPA will host a Kinder Drive Through Graduation May 26-29 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Zone 1 parking lot. For your class night check here: ETMPA Grad Flyer English   ETMPA Grad Flyer Spanish 

JUDSON STEAM ACADEMY GRADUATION: Judson STEAM Academy will host 8th Grade drive through graduation on Wednesday, May 27 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Admin are asking families to pull into the pick up line for the celebration. Judson Graduation Flyer 

STUDENT ART CONTEST: The Arts!Longview Cultural District is launching a student art contest to wrap utility boxes around the arts district. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to enter and artwork is due June 1. For more information: Utility box wrap art contest.pdf 

LOBO ATHLETIC FACILITIES: We are so thankful to have public spaces for Lobo Nation and Longview to utilize in order to stay healthy and train. However, in accordance to state and federal regulations, our community needs to please follow social distancing (six feet apart) face-covering guidelines. We are asking that no groups of four or more gather at Lobo Stadium OR Lobo Practice Fields. There are also NO team sports allowed at these locations during this time. We are asking that anyone at these locations please follow these measures for their own safety, and that of our entire community. Longview ISD will be partnering with Longview Police Department to police these areas in order to keep our community safe and healthy.  

SUMMER MEAL PLANS: Longview ISD Child Nutrition will continue the pandemic feeding through the entire summer and will end at the start of the 2020-21 school year. Meals will continue on the eight designated campuses. If your family needs meals delivered, please send your student’s name, student’s school ID, and delivery address to ask@lisd.org.

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

LHS GRADUATION UPDATE: LHS has released two options for seniors to choose from in regards to graduation. They will be able to choose between an individual ceremony May 12-15 or a formal graduation ceremony that has been moved to the first week in June. Due to Gov. Abbott and TEA guidelines (that were released after our plan was made), we have to move formal outside ceremonies to after June 1. LHS will release more information on this ceremony May 19.  Please see the full option plans click here: LHS Graduation Plan 

LOBO STADIUM: LHS will close Lobo Stadium for graduation ceremonies next week.  The stadium will be closed Monday, May 11th at 5 p.m. and will remain closed to the public until Friday, May 15th at 8 p.m. Lobo Stadium will also be closed on Monday, May 18 from 8 a.m. - noon for Lobo Drum Major tryouts. 

LOBO ATHLETIC FACILITIES: We are so thankful to have public spaces for Lobo Nation and Longview to utilize in order to stay healthy and train. However, in accordance to state and federal regulations, our community needs to please follow social distancing (six feet apart) face-covering guidelines. We are asking that no groups of four or more gather at Lobo Stadium OR Lobo Practice Fields. There are also NO team sports allowed at these locations during this time. We are asking that anyone at these locations please follow these measures for their own safety, and that of our entire community. Longview ISD will be partnering with Longview Police Department to police these areas in order to keep our community safe and healthy.    

NED E. WILLIAMS VIRTUAL TEACHER MEETINGS: Ned is adding a zoom schedule for parents to access for continued virtual instruction that will be provided by Ned’s staff. The link will be recurring. The schedule will begin Monday, April 27th. Access the google doc here: https://bit.ly/34XPmRu

STUDENT ART CONTEST: The Arts!Longview Cultural District is launching a student art contest to wrap utility boxes around the arts district. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to enter and artwork is due June 1. For more information: Utility box wrap art contest.pdf 

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 5th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

LHS GRADUATION: LHS has released two options for seniors to choose from in regards to graduation. They will be able to choose between an individual ceremony May 12-15 or a formal graduation ceremony May 29. Please see the full option plans click here: LHS Graduation Plan (1).docx 

HUDSON PEP REVERSE PARADE: Hudson PEP will host a Reverse Parade May 6-12 for students to return library books, pick up anything left at school before Spring Break, return meds, etc. Grade levels will need to attend during certain days and times in order to pick these up in an orderly fashion. Everyone will be practicing all social distancing and safety protocols. To get all the information on the Hudson PEP Reverse Parade click here: Parade for school supplies.doc 

THANK A TEACHER:  Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to share your wonderful moments with our LISD/ETAA teachers. We will be sharing posts from ETAA and we want to hear from you as well. Send a photo, a moment, a thank you in a photo or video message and we will share here for all of Lobo Nation to celebrate. Email photos, moments, videos, and thank yous to Elizabeth Ross at eross@lisd.org.

BRAMLETTE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR: Bramlette STEAM Academy is holding a virtual job fair. Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Bramlette STEAM Academy! Bramlette is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://bit.ly/3aqwn32 

NED E WILLIAMS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR:  Ned E. Williams is holding a virtual job fair. Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Ned E. Williams! Ned is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://forms.gle/TtLcyitszHDLKPFi7

NED E. WILLIAMS VIRTUAL TEACHER MEETINGS: Ned is adding a zoom schedule for parents to access for continued virtual instruction that will be provided by Ned’s staff. The link will be recurring. The schedule will begin Monday, April 27th. Access the google doc here: https://bit.ly/34XPmRu

SENIOR MEMORIES/GEN TX: We want to start sharing Senior moments and past memories with #FridayFeels. We will post these on Facebook, IG, and Twitter. Feel free to send group shots, memorable moments from their education journey, and any photos you want to send us to honor this amazing class. Please send photos to Elizabeth Ross at eross@lisd.org and include names for the students in the photos. Thank you for taking the time to help us honor this amazing class in a new way. LISD is still celebrating our GenTX seniors and will do so through May. Please send a photo of your senior, their name, and where they are attending to Elizabeth Ross at eross@lisd.org. Photos can include them with their letter, a college/trade school tee, a sign with their new school logo, etc

 

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 28th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

LOBO BASEBALL SENIOR NIGHT: To honor the class of 2020, the LHS Baseball Seniors and the Longview High School Baseball Team will turn the Lobo field lights and scoreboard on Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m. The lights and scoreboard will stay on until 9:15pm. Friday May 1 was scheduled to play 11 6A district baseball game and Lobo Baseball Senior Night. The game was going to be played against Mesquite High School. The game was also going to be our last game before the playoffs.  Anyone planning to drive by the baseball field on Friday night are to remain in their vehicles  and must follow all social distancing guidelines.

TEACHERS CAN: Do you have a wonderful teacher that you want to recognize? Nominate them for Teachers Can Nominate A Teacher Video will explain how the program works. This program will include recognition rewards for selected teachers like groceries for a year, back to school party from Whataburger, and much more! The website also offers promotional gear (t-shirts, coffee cups, bumper stickers, zoom backgrounds, etc.) in hopes to promote teachers and what they are doing for our students. 

BRAMLETTE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR: Bramlette STEAM Academy is holding a virtual job fair. Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Bramlette STEAM Academy! Bramlette is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://bit.ly/3aqwn32 

NED E. WILLIAMS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR:  Ned E. Williams is holding a virtual job fair. Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Ned E. Williams! Ned is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://forms.gle/TtLcyitszHDLKPFi7

NED E. WILLIAMS VIRTUAL TEACHER MEETINGS: Ned is adding a zoom schedule for parents to access for continued virtual instruction that will be provided by Ned’s staff. The link will be recurring. The schedule will begin Monday, April 27th. Access the google doc here: https://bit.ly/34XPmRu

SENIOR MEMORIES: We want to start sharing Senior moments and past memories with #FridayFeels. We will post these on Facebook, IG, and Twitter. Feel free to send group shots, memorable moments from their education journey, and any photos you want to send us to honor this amazing class. Please send photos to Elizabeth Ross at eross@lisd.org and include names for the students in the photos. Thank you for taking the time to help us honor this amazing class in a new way. 

GEN TX PHOTOS: GenTX for our seniors was scheduled for May 1. Since we will not be at school to celebrate all the acceptance letters to colleges and trade schools, we want to do this virtually. Please send a photo of your senior, their name, and where they are attending to Elizabeth Ross at eross@lisd.org. Photos can include them with their letter, a college/trade school tee, a sign with their new school logo, etc. Please email these by to Elizabeth by April 29.  

DUAL CREDIT DROP DATES: Complete the linked form to drop a course. (Drop with a W)

April 30 -  KC drop date for 8 wk classes (March-May Courses)

April 29 -  SFA drop date 

Students can use the link below to drop a course.  The link works when using LHS student email accounts.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7eoG6hEtnRIrLBKxt0FTZyz_2rQbBMXFEwIDObBaeJpd2XQ/viewform

 

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 24th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

SCHOOL CLOSURE EXTENDED: In compliance with orders issued during Gov. Greg Abbott's press conference today, Longview ISD will not resume in-class instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. LISD campuses will continue to utilize online resources and printed packets to provide delivery of instruction to all our students.

Longview High School campus staff are still working on how any commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 may be able to occur. When those details are finalized we will be sharing that information through all our communication platforms. That also includes any additional information about any other end-of-year events for seniors. 

BRAMLETTE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR: Bramlette STEAM Academy is holding a virtual job fair. Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Bramlette STEAM Academy! Bramlette is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://bit.ly/3aqwn32 

NED E. WILLIAMS VIRTUAL JOB FAIR:  Ned E. Williams is holding a virtual job fair. Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Ned E. Williams! Ned is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://forms.gle/TtLcyitszHDLKPFi7

NED E. WILLIAMS VIRTUAL TEACHER MEETINGS: Ned is adding a zoom schedule for parents to access for continued virtual instruction that will be provided by Ned’s staff. The link will be recurring. The schedule will begin Monday, April 27th. Access the google doc here: https://bit.ly/34XPmRu

SENIOR MEMORIES: Starting this Friday, we want to start sharing Senior moments and past memories with #FridayFeels. We will post these on Facebook, IG, and Twitter. Feel free to send group shots, memorable moments from their education journey, and any photos you want to send us to honor this amazing class. Please send photos to Elizabeth Ross at eross@lisd.org and include names for the students in the photos. Thank you for taking the time to help us honor this amazing class in a new way. 

GENTX PHOTOS: GenTX for our seniors was scheduled for May 1. Since we will not be at school to celebrate all the acceptance letters to colleges and trade schools, we want to do this virtually. Please send a photo of your senior, their name, and where they are attending to Elizabeth Ross at eross@lisd.org. Photos can include them with their letter, a college/trade school tee, a sign with their new school logo, etc. Please email these by to Elizabeth by April 29. 

DUAL CREDIT DROP DATES: Complete the linked form to drop a course. (Drop with a W)

April 29 -  SFA drop date 

April 30 -  KC drop date for 8 wk classes (March-May Courses)

Students can use the link below to drop a course.  The link works when using LHS student email accounts.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7eoG6hEtnRIrLBKxt0FTZyz_2rQbBMXFEwIDObBaeJpd2XQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

MEAL DELIVERIES EXTENDED: LISD Child Nutrition and Transportation Department are working together to offer more delivery days to our families. Transportation will begin to make deliveries Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - noon. If you are already on the delivery list, you do not have to make an additional request. Please send all meal delivery requests to ask@lisd.org with your students name, student ID, home campus, and delivery address. 

If you are new to the meal deliveries and make a request for them, it will take 48 hours to process and allow the addition to the daily route. If for some reason a meal has not been delivered to you by 11:45 a.m. please contact transportation or nhawkins@lisd.org and we will be able to get a meal to you before the cafeterias close. 

Curbside meals will still be available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day at the following campuses: Longview High, Forest Park, South Ward, Ware, Foster, Bramlette, Everhart and Judson.

 

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21st

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

BRAMLETTE VIRTUAL JOB FAIR: Bramlette STEAM Academy is holding a virtual job fair. Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Bramlette STEAM Academy! Bramlette is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://bit.ly/3aqwn32

AP EXAM UPDATE: The College Board has posted a webinar for parents and students to listen to about AP exam administration. The video is posted at this website, and students and parents may watch at their convenience.  We will send out more exam information as the College Board releases it.

https://globalmeet.webcasts.com/viewer/event.jsp?ei=1302024&tp_key=73070ccd21 

SENIOR 2020 UPDATES: We have a few updates just for the senior class and we will send out an update email to them later today. Updates will include ways to honor this strong class and how you can help. 

JUDSON VIRTUAL JOB FAIR: Judson STEAM Academy is holding a virtual job fair and has already experienced good feedback and found a few valuable teaching candidates.

Although Judson will not need to fill many spots, since turnover is low, finding candidates has been challenging since the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, Judson is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://bit.ly/2wnPMUj

Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Judson STEAM Academy!

DUAL-CREDIT DROP DATES: Complete the linked form to drop a course. (Drop with a W)

April 29 -  SFA drop date

April 30 - KC drop date for 8 wk classes (March-May Courses) 

Students can use the link below to drop a course.  The link works when using LHS student email accounts:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7eoG6hEtnRIrLBKxt0FTZyz_2rQbBMXFEwIDObBaeJpd2XQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

STUDENT ART CONTEST: The Arts!Longview Cultural District is launching a student art contest to wrap utility boxes around the arts district. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to enter and artwork is due June 1. For more information: Utility box wrap art contest.pdf 

MEAL DELIVERIES EXTENDED: LISD Child Nutrition and Transportation Department are working together to offer more delivery days to our families. Starting Monday, April 6 Transportation will begin to make deliveries Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - noon. If you are already on the delivery list, you do not have to make an additional request. Please send all meal delivery requests to ask@lisd.org with your students name, student ID, home campus, and delivery address. 

If you are new to the meal deliveries and make a request for them, it will take 48 hours to process and allow the addition to the daily route. If for some reason a meal has not been delivered to you by 11:45 a.m. please contact transportation or nhawkins@lisd.org and we will be able to get a meal to you before the cafeterias close. 

Curbside meals will still be available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day at the following campuses: Longview High, Forest Park, South Ward, Ware, Foster, Bramlette, Everhart and Judson.

 

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 17th

Dear Longview ISD family,

In compliance with orders issued during Gov. Greg Abbott's press conference today, Longview ISD will not resume in-class instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Our campuses will continue to utilize online resources and printed packets to provide delivery of instruction to all our students. The district's meal program will also continue for the duration of the school year. 

Longview High School campus staff are still working on how any commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 may be able to occur. When those details are finalized we will be sharing that information through all our communication platforms. That also includes any additional information about any other end-of-year events for seniors.

We are continuing our work together to support students, staff, and families through the short- and long-term effects of this crisis, and we will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.
 

Sincerely,

Dr. James Wilcox, Superintendent of Schools
Longview Independent School District

 

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

STUDENT ART CONTEST: The Arts!Longview Cultural District is launching a student art contest to wrap utility boxes around the arts district. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to enter and artwork is due June 1. For more information: Utility box wrap art contest.pdf  

LOBO STADIUM HOURS: Lobo Stadium is open from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. during the Shelter in Place Order. It will be locked each evening and it will be policed for large groups.

JUDSON VIRTUAL JOB FAIR: Judson STEAM Academy is holding a virtual job fair and has already experienced good feedback and found a few valuable teaching candidates.

Although Judson will not need to fill many spots, since turnover is low, finding candidates has been challenging since the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, Judson is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://bit.ly/2wnPMUj

Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Judson STEAM Academy!

MEAL DELIVERIES EXTENDED: LISD Child Nutrition and Transportation Department are working together to offer more delivery days to our families. Starting Monday, April 6 Transportation will begin to make deliveries Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - noon. If you are already on the delivery list, you do not have to make an additional request. Please send all meal delivery requests to ask@lisd.org with your students name, student ID, home campus, and delivery address. 

If you are new to the meal deliveries and make a request for them, it will take 48 hours to process and allow the addition to the daily route. If for some reason a meal has not been delivered to you by 11:45 a.m. please contact transportation or nhawkins@lisd.org and we will be able to get a meal to you before the cafeterias close.  

Curbside meals will still be available for pick up at the following campuses: Longview High School, Forest Park Middle School, South Ward, Ware, Foster Middle School, Bramlette STEAM Academy, J.L. Everhart and Judson STEAM Academy.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Judson STEAM Academy Launches a New Temporary Webpage with Fun Activities and Support for Families!

Judson STEAM Academy has launched a new temporary home page on its website to guide parents and students in the distance learning initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the new landing page, families can easily locate helpful information regarding the distance learning initiative, including the most recent LISD response to the pandemic. Information like food delivery, packet pick up and drop off, and even teacher office hours can be found on the website. You can access the site here: https://sites.google.com/lisd.org/jms/

There are also three fun school-wide activities that invite Judson students to exercise creativity. The first is an Invention Fair. Judson has challenged students to create an invention that could help during the pandemic, take a video or create sketches, and share them. Judson has also challenged students to look for the helpers, taken from a famous quote from Fred Rogers, or “Mister Rogers.” Look for the Helpers activity, on Flipgrid, challenges students to look for those who are helping others during this challenging time and give them a shout out. They may also discuss how they themselves have helped others during the pandemic. Another fun activity challenges students to create a Rube Goldberg machine out of common household items and share a link to the video. Rube Goldberg machines require problem solving and creativity. They also support STEAM and IB learning philosophies.

Judson would like to emphasize they understand this is a challenging time for families. They encourage parents and students to reach out if they need help. Judson administrators explained they have held Google Meets sessions to discuss the physical needs, emotional needs, and academic needs of Judson families. Please do not hesitate to call Judson STEAM Academy or contact any of the administrative leadership team by email if you or your family are struggling. All admin emails are located on the distance learning landing page, and teacher emails can be found in the staff directory. For more information, visit the LISD.org home page, click on schools, and in the drop-down menu, click on Judson.

All of us at LISD are glad to help you in any way we can. And if we can’t help you, we will find someone to provide the resources you need. And finally, please know we stand with you in the education of your children. Parents, we see you. We see your efforts. We so appreciate your support and the work you are putting in with your children to continue distance learning. We at LISD are not just about academics. We care about all our families’ needs in Longview ISD. Please know our teachers truly miss our students. We have faith that once this challenging time passes, we will all be together again and sharing our pandemic stories of perseverance.

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

EXTENDED CLOSURE: Longview Independent School District will extend the closure of campuses and district offices through Monday, May 4. For more information about what a "mandatory Shelter-In-Place order" means for you, please go the City of Longview website: LongviewTexas.gov/COVID-19 

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL: A virtual community meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9. Longview ISD administrators and school board members will be responding to questions and concerns from the Longview community about Senate Bill 1882 and the Public School Charters program.

Members of the public may access this meeting (with their student’s LISD email address) via GOOGLE LIVE STREAM

Questions for board members, LISD administrative staff, and East Texas Advanced Academies staff can be asked at ask@lisd.org and may be addressed in real time if possible. We will also be recording the town hall to post on social media after the event. We will be going live on Facebook for anyone that does not have a LISD email address, but ask that all questions come through ask@lisd.org.

VIRTUAL BOARD MEETING: The board meeting set for Monday, April 13 will be virtual. We will be hosting this on Google Hangout for our board members and administrators at 6 p.m. We will also stream to Facebook Live for anyone that does not have a LISD email. The live stream will also be recorded and posted for playback. Public comment will be taken through ask@lisd.org.

Members of the public may access this meeting (with their student’s LISD email address) via Google LIVE STREAM: bit.ly/LISDmeet04132020

JUDSON VIRTUAL JOB FAIR: Judson STEAM Academy is holding a virtual job fair and has already experienced good feedback and found a few valuable teaching candidates. Although Judson will not need to fill many spots, since turnover is low, finding candidates has been challenging since the COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, Judson is encouraging teaching candidates to access the Google Form located here: https://bit.ly/2wnPMUj

Within the form, the candidates will answer questions and include a resume. Candidates then will be scheduled for a virtual interview via Google Meets or Zoom. Please pass this on to anyone interested in teaching at Judson STEAM Academy!

TXBESS: The TxBess Scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 has been canceled. 

STUDENT ART CONTEST: The Arts!Longview Cultural District is launching a student art contest to wrap utility boxes around the arts district. Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to enter and artwork is due June 1. For more information: 

LOBO STADIUM HOURS: Lobo Stadium is open from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. during the Shelter in Place Order. It will be locked each evening and it will be policed for large groups. 

MEAL DELIVERIES EXTENDED: LISD Child Nutrition and Transportation Department are working together to offer more delivery days to our families. Starting Monday, April 6 Transportation will begin to make deliveries Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - noon. If you are already on the delivery list, you do not have to make an additional request. Please send all meal delivery requests to ask@lisd.org with your students name, student ID, home campus, and delivery address. 

If you are new to the meal deliveries and make a request for them, it will take 48 hours to process and allow the addition to the daily route. If for some reason a meal has not been delivered to you by 11:45 a.m. please contact transportation or nhawkins@lisd.org and we will be able to get a meal to you before the cafeterias close. 

Curbside meals will still be available for pick up at the following campuses: Longview High School, Forest Park Middle School, South Ward, Ware, Foster Middle School, Bramlette STEAM Academy, J.L. Everhart and Judson STEAM Academy.

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7th

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails. 

Extended LISD Closure

Longview Independent School District will extend the closure of campuses and district offices through Monday, May 4. For more information about what a "mandatory Shelter-In-Place order" means for you, please go the City of Longview website

Virtual 'Town Hall'

A virtual community meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9. Longview ISD administrators and school board members will be responding to questions and concerns from the Longview community about Senate Bill 1882 and the Public School Charters program.

Members of the public may access this meeting (with their student’s LISD email address) via Google Hangouts

Questions for board members, LISD administrative staff, and East Texas Advanced Academies staff can be asked at ask@lisd.org and may be addressed in real time if possible. We will also be recording the town hall to post on social media after the event.
 

Meal Deliveries Extended

LISD Child Nutrition and Transportation Department are working together to offer more delivery days to our families. Starting Monday, April 6 Transportation will begin to make deliveries from 10 a.m. to Noon on Mondays through Fridays.

If you are already on the delivery list, you do not have to make an additional request. Please send all meal delivery requests to ask@lisd.org with your student's name, student ID, home campus, and delivery address.

If you are new to the meal deliveries and make a request for them, it will take 48 hours to process and allow the addition to the daily route. If for some reason a meal has not been delivered to you by 11:45 a.m. please contact LISD Transportation or NHawkins@lisd.org and we will be able to get a meal to you before the cafeterias close.

Curbside meals will still be available for pick up at the Longview High, Bramlette, Everhart, Forest Park, Judson, South Ward, and Ware campuses. 

UPDATE: 8 p.m., Saturday, April 4th 

Dear Longview ISD family,

As always, the health and safety of our students, staff, and community is our number one priority. To be transparent, we believe it is important to share that Longview ISD has been informed that an employee of the district has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time it is our understanding that the individual contracted the virus through community exposure, as they have not recently traveled to high-exposure locations.

The employee has not been on an LISD campus since prior to the Spring Break holiday or during the recent extended closure and has not been involved in the student meal program or in the distribution of work packets. However, we are pleased to report that the employee has been released from the hospital and is currently self-quarantined at home. Our prayers and best wishes are with our staffer for a speedy and total recovery.

Longview ISD is respecting this individual's privacy just as we would respect yours. In addition, it is a HIPPA violation to share any identifying information on this person so please keep that in mind if you do know information or you suspect.  It is very likely that others in our community, and possibly our district, will test positive for the virus in the future so please be respectful of personal privacy. It is expected that everyone act in a professional manner and remain calm during this time.

District leadership is continuing to monitor the situation and is in constant communication with local health departments. Additional information will be provided if needed. 

Let this also serve as an important reminder to heed the warnings of local, state and national healthcare officials to stay home and avoid gathering with others. Please continue to practice social distancing, proper hygiene and do not leave your home unless absolutely necessary during this time.

Please continue to take every necessary precaution to protect yourself and others. 

We will continue to provide more information through all-calls, emails, our district website, and social media. You can check back at our website at LISD.org/coronavirus or follow our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter

Updated information from the CDC on coronavirus can be found at the CDC website here, and the most recent information about coronavirus in Texas may be found at the DSHS website here. You can also see the latest public school-related information on the Texas Education Agency website here

Thank you for your support of our district, our schools, our students, and our staff!
 

Sincerely,

Dr. James Wilcox, Superintendent of Schools

Longview Independent School District
 

UPDATE: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31st 

LISD closure extended to May 4th
District to continue nutritional, instructional support

ZM7oAj.jpgLongview Independent School District will extend the closure of campuses and district offices through Monday, May 4, following a request from Gov. Greg Abbott’s office.

Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox said while Longview ISD will follow the directive of local, state and federal authorities, "we're going to continue our efforts to provide child nutrition, delivery of instruction, and support to our teachers and staff."

"This is going to be an ongoing matter that the district leadership will review daily, and make changes in accordance with local and state officials," said Dr. Wilcox. 

All Texas schools must remain closed until at least May 4 to further reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday, extending the shutdown of campuses that already has lasted more than two weeks.

At an afternoon press conference, Abbott employed his authority to order the closure of Texas’ public and private schools, superseding decisions made by local elected officials and superintendents. 

“For a little bit more time, we all must remain apart so that we can come back together,” added Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath. “Our educators all over the state of Texas, working with love and diligence, are doing everything in their power to support parents all over the state of Texas — and we will continue to do so for the duration of this executive order and beyond.”

For more information about what a "mandatory Shelter-In-Place order" means for you, please go the City of Longview website: LongviewTexas.gov/COVID-19

 

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 26th 

LISD closure extended to April 9th
District to continue nutritional, instructional support

Longview Independent School District will extend the closure of campuses and district offices through Thursday, April 9th, as the result of a mandatory Shelter-In-Place order issued by Gregg County and the City of Longview.

Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox said while Longview ISD will follow the directive of local authorities, "we're going to continue our efforts to provide child nutrition, delivery of instruction, and support to our teachers and staff."

"This is going to be an ongoing matter that the district leadership will review daily, and make changes in accordance with local and state officials," said Dr. Wilcox. 

Local authorities issued the mandatory order following the March 25th announcement of two additional positive Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within Gregg County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to three.

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For more information about what a "mandatory Shelter-In-Place order" means for you, please go the City of Longview website: LongviewTexas.gov/COVID-19

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UPDATE: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24th

District to continue meal, home instruction efforts

Longview Independent School District plans to continue offering child nutrition and instructional support during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

During a news conference on March 24 at Gregg County Courthouse, Mayor Andy Mack and Judge Bill Stoudt announced a Voluntary Shelter-at-Home order for the next two weeks.

"Residents are encouraged to stay inside their homes unless they are engaged in certain essential activities," said Mayor Mack. "On those occasions when you are out of your home for necessary tasks, stay at least six feet away from others."

Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox said Longview ISD is glad to abide by the restrictions of local authorities, "while at the same time continuing to find ways to continue to serve the students and staff in our care."

WZge6A.jpg"Our campus leadership remains active in working with their teachers and parents in order to deliver instruction to our students in whatever means is most convenient for our families," said Dr. Wilcox. "At the same time, the work of our Child Nutrition and Transportation departments to provide meals for our families continues as well."

Wilcox said that another important part of this effort was the district's decision to extend employee leave and wage payments while Texas public schools are closed.

"Obviously we're trying to adjust to a 'new normal' here," said Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox. "At the same time, we've got to do whatever we can to provide as much continuity for our students and staff as possible."

According to both resolutions approved by trustees, LISD will provide additional paid leave to all regular employees (contractual and non-contractual, salaried and non-salaried) who are instructed not to report to work due to pandemic fears.

The Voluntary Shelter-at-Home order covers the next two weeks starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 and lasting through Tuesday, April 7.

According to the terms of the order, essential activities include going to grocery, convenience or warehouse stores; and getting healthcare needs like medications, medical supplies, pr medical appointments.

d8cm5b.jpgOther activities not discouraged under this order include take-out orders from restaurants, outdoor exercise, delivering essential supplies for local residents, or employees designated as "essential" by local businesses.

Activities that are discouraged by the order include visiting extended family for reasons other than urgent need, visiting local hospitals or nursing facilities, or go to work (unless designated as essential).

Officials plan to move to mandatory Shelter-at-Home if any more cases are confirmed. If deemed necessary, the mandatory directives will come in the form of disaster declaration orders from Gregg County, as well as corresponding orders from area municipalities including Longview.

As of Monday, March 23, Gregg County had 48 individuals tested for Coronavirus in Gregg County. Of those, 23 tests were negative, 1 test was confirmed positive, 1 test was classified as unknown, and 23 tests are still pending.

“We are very fortunate right now to only have one confirmed case in Gregg County, but we can see the virus is in nearby areas like Dallas, Smith County, and Shreveport,” Longview Mayor Andy Mack said. “Testing availability is still very limited; so, we need to operate as though the virus is already more widespread here. I urge everyone to use extreme caution and take these voluntary Shelter-at-Home guidelines very seriously.”

During the voluntary Shelter-at-Home directive, there is no penalty enforced for non-compliance. However, if the directive becomes mandatory, a person who knowingly or intentionally violates the order commits an offense punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and/or confinement in jail for a term that does not exceed 180 days, and each day or portion of a day that such a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

To assist with answering questions about the Coronavirus, the City of Longview has established a Coronavirus hotline at 903-237-1215. The hotline will be staffed from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., seven days a week. 

 

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 20th 

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.

Per a mandate by Gov. Abbott, all schools in the state of Texas will be closed through April 3. We will keep you updated if we will be extending our closure past April 3. Longview ISD is reviewing and evaluating daily; everything is subject to change. Please have patience with us while we navigate this. We appreciate all the hard work our families are putting in to help their students and support our district as we move forward. 

CAP AND GOWN PICK UP: If you were not able to pick up your cap and gown at Maude Cobb, Balfour says you can pick it up at their location. (Address: 1508 Colony Cir, Longview, TX 75604 Hours: 10AM to 5PM Monday-Friday Phone: (903) 757-6595) They want families to call their office when you park at their office (do not go in), give them your name, and they will bring out your cap and gown to your car.

Seniors can email Kay Ray at gray@lisd.org if they want her to email them copies of the scholarships that were in the scholarship drawer when they left for spring break.  

GOOGLE CLASSROOM GUIDE: ITS has a great guide (attached)  for parents to assist their students with GClassroom. It has specific login info for LISD students. If their login does not work, email ask@lisd.org and we will try to get that for you. ITS will need the student’s name, campus, ID if possible and birthday to reset their password. 2020 Parents' Guide to Google Classroom.pdf 

HEAD START REGISTRATION: Due to unforeseen circumstances we have canceled the Head Start Round-Up that was scheduled for March 26 & 27th. Parents can still enroll their child/children ages 0-4 for the 2020-2021 school year using the following link: https://www.esc7.net/page/headstart.parentresources

To upload the required documents there is an App called ONE NOTE that will help you upload your document. It is a free application. At a later date, there will be an opportunity to bring your documents to campus. 

PACKETS AND ASSIGNMENTS: Packets are being sent out today for South Ward, Ned E. Williams, Hudson PEP, Judson STEAM Academy, and Foster Middle School. For those who have internet service, assignments are also being assigned via Google Classroom. If you have not received any assignments or packets by Monday, please reach out to your home campus. 

All ETAA campuses (ETMPA, JL Everhart, Ware, Bramlette, JMQ, and Forest Park) should have been notified by their principals. If you did not receive any communication regarding assignments please reach out to your home campus. Attached is a great resource from ETAA.  ETAA Suggested Daily Schedule for School Closure ENG.pdf 

FAMILY RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES: We will continue to post fun activities and online resources on the district facebook page (@LongviewISD). Attached is a potential daily schedule and a LEGO challenge you can do with your student. If you don’t have access to LEGOs, ask them to draw or design an example of what the challenge is, then ask them to present it. Tag the district and we will share their awesome creation.  Potential CoViD Daily Schedule    
 LEGO Challenge 

Additional Resources for families: 

 

 

UPDATE: 4 p.m., Thursday, March 19th 

Dear Longview ISD community,

Following the executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier today, Longview ISD will extend our closing through April 3rd. In the meantime, Longview ISD will continue working on providing instructional continuity as well as child nutrition service for our students.

During this difficult time our faculty, staff, and entire LISD community continues to go above and beyond the call of duty, and I am thankful to be a part of such a selfless and compassionate school district.

Our leadership participates in regular calls where the latest information is made available from local government entities and health authorities. We will continue to provide more information through all-calls, emails, our district website, and social media. You can check back at our website at LISD.org/coronavirus or follow our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter

For updated information from the CDC on coronavirus can be found at the CDC website here, and the most recent information about coronavirus in Texas may be found at the DSHS website here. You can also see the latest public school-related information on the Texas Education Agency website here

Thank you for your support of our district, our schools, our students, and our staff!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. James Wilcox, Superintendent of Schools
Longview Independent School District 

 

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18th 

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails.
 

If you approach any campus, you may be asked the following questions before you enter: 

1. Have you traveled outside the U.S. in the last 30 days?

2. Have you been around someone who has been outside the U.S. in the last 30 days?

3. Do you or anyone in home have fever within the last 48 hours?

MEALS: If you have requested meal delivery service, please have patience with us as we get those out to our families. We are delivering meals to more than 145 students with more than 60 individual stops. 

CURRICULUM UPDATE: All field trips and school travel is canceled through the end of March and will need to be re-evaluated for April. 

Educational packets for students at South Ward, Hudson PEP, Ned E Williams, Judson STEAM Academy, and Foster Middle School will be mailed out on Friday to families. ETAA will give us an update later today. 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: This resource is a prime tool for sharing with your students and parents during this time that we are currently experiencing. Hundreds of educational videos and activities from Discovery Education, Khan Academy, Youtube, and many others are already built in to provide the content students may miss in the upcoming weeks. Discovery Education has also provided free accounts to support students. Here are links to receive the free access for students.

https://www.discoveryeducation.com/coronavirus-response/texguide.net

CANCELED/POSTPONED: Graduation has not been canceled as of today, we are working on possible solutions to help our families celebrate their seniors. LHS would like us to let our senior families know they can pick up their cap and gowns at Balfour (1508 Colony Circle).

SAT: College Board (collegeboard.org) has canceled the following tests:

  • The SAT makeup test on Saturday, March 28th (took the place of the March 14th test that was canceled).
  • The School Day testing scheduled at Longview High School for the SAT Test--Tuesday, April 14th.
  • The Saturday, May 2nd SAT test.  SAT will contact students to determine an alternative test date.

ACT:
ACT (act.org) has canceled the following test:

  • The Saturday, April 4, 2020 ACT test.  ACT will contact students to determine an alternative test date. 

Please advise your students to visit act.org as well as collegeboard.org to get any additional information and to contact directly. These sites are great for practice material to ensure success on the test.

HEALTH RESOURCES: You can follow updates through the CDC website or app to stay informed regarding Coronavirus. The John Hopkins website is also a good resource on the current pandemic. 

Watch This Page!

We will continue to update our website with new information as we receive it. If you have a question please email us at ask@lisd.org or contact us via Let's Talk

You can find updates on all our social media sites and at this dedicated webpage: LISD.org/coronavirus

 

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 16th 

Our administration will continue to re-evaluate the state of the district on a daily basis, and any information below is subject to change. We will be sure to keep you informed on our district website, social media, and through all-calls/emails. 

  • Grab-and-Go Meals: We will be providing meals (breakfast and lunch) for our students during the spring break extension. Nutrition plan meals will be served on eight campuses from 10 a.m. - noon during the closure. Every child that comes to these campuses will be given two meals. Any child attending LISD is welcome to get meals at the following locations: Longview High School, Forest Park Middle School, South Ward, Ware, Foster Middle School, Bramlette STEAM Academy, J.L. Everhart and Judson STEAM Academy.

    Since the meal update went out on Sunday, we have had some new developments! All students will need to present their ID number when they pick up meals and this will happen in the back of the campus (near the cafeteria) to receive their grab-and-go meal. The high school layout is different, they will simply go to the cafeteria.

    Child Nutrition has generously offered to deliver meals and they will do so Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Families may request delivery by emailing ask@lisd.org with their student’s ID, delivery address, and home campus. The cutoff time for delivery requests is 9:30 p.m. the night before the delivery date. 
     
  • Curriculum Update: We want to thank all our teachers that have been actively keeping their students engaged through many online resources since the closure announcement. LISD Curriculum & Instruction is working on a resource packet that can be utilized online and mailed out for families that do not have access to the internet. We hope to have more information available later this week!
(LHS families make sure you check your inbox for a dual-credit/Early College update!)
  • Human Resources Update: TxBess meeting that was set for Tuesday, March 17 has been canceled. The Substitute Teacher Orientation that was set for Thursday, March 19 has been canceled

    If you have any questions about your employment status or other H.R.-related concerns please contact Dr. James Hockenberry, Assistant Superintendent of District Services, or Mrs. Loretta Thompson Martin, Director of Human Resources. 
       

UPDATED F.A.Q.  

  • Will there be any virtual classes be provided for students?

    Potentially, but this will not happen next week. If we see the need to extend past the two-week mark, we will work out a plan for this. In the meantime, the TEA (and others!) are working on providing online resources to help our students stay on top of their lessons.
     

Watch This Page!

We will continue to update our website with new information as we receive it. If you have a question please email us at ask@lisd.org or contact us via Let's Talk

You can find updates on all our social media sites and at this dedicated webpage: LISD.org/coronavirus 

 

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 13th 

Good evening LISD families and staff. We wanted to provide you with some updates on closures after talking with district administration and TEA officials. As a reminder, we are going to extend Spring Break by two weeks. This means we will potentially resume classes on Monday, March 30.

  • Meals: We want to make sure our students still have food available during the closure. Meals will be served on eight campuses from 10 a.m. to Noon during the closure. Every child that comes to these campuses will be given two meals. Any child attending LISD is welcome to get meals at the following locations: Longview High, Forest Park, South Ward, Ware, Foster, Bramlette, Everhart, and Judson.
  • Campus Staffing: There will be someone from campus administration and support staff on campus next week during regular hours should you need anything or have questions. 
  • Canceled Events: All UIL events have been canceled until March 30. As we receive more information on this, we will let you know. The SAT test that is scheduled for tomorrow at LHS has been canceled.
  • Events Postponed: Lamplighter will be postponed and we will have more information for you at a later date. For junior students who have the Texas Bank & Trust Student Board of Directors applications, the deadline has been extended to March 30 at 1 p.m. Kay Ray must have all attachments and signatures with the application by March 30 at 1 p.m.
  • TEA Updates: TEA is currently gathering online resources for any district that is currently closed so students do not fall behind. We will be providing those as we receive them. They will also be giving us an update next week regarding state testing.
      

UPDATED F.A.Q. (frequently asked questions) 

  • Will the LISD administration need to be on campuses during the spring break extension?

    YES, we are asking that one campus administrator and one support staff person be on campus to answer any questions as they come in. Those on campus will be there during regular campus hours to help families with whatever they need.
     
  • Can teachers come back to campus to work in their classrooms?

    YES, but we are asking that teachers working on campus keep their time at a minimum so we can make sure they are healthy.

  • Will meals be provided to families during the spring break extension?

    YES, we will be providing meals (breakfast and lunch) for our students during the spring break extension. Nutrition plan meals will be served on eight campuses from 10 a.m. - noon during the closure. Every child that comes to these campuses will be given two meals. Any child attending LISD is welcome to get meals at the following locations: Longview High, Forest Park, South Ward, Ware, Foster, Bramlette, Everhart, and Judson.

  • Will we have to make up these days?
    Not sure at this moment, but we will be working with the TEA on this and follow their guidelines and regulations for state of emergency make up days. More information will come out this week.

  • Will there be any virtual classes be provided for students?
    Potentially. This will not happen next week, but if we see the need to extend past the two-week mark, we will work out a plan for this. TEA will be providing online resources to help our students stay on top of their lessons.

  • Will the STAAR test be postponed or canceled?
    Unclear, for now. TEA will be releasing more information on this next week.

  • Will teachers get their pay during the extension?
    YES, teachers will get paid. A resolution is being brought before the board to continue payments to employees effective for the closure from Monday, March 16-27.

  • Will hourly staff get paid during the extension?
    YES, we are working ways to make sure our hourly staff receive their paycheck and all the hours needed to get that paycheck. 


We will continue to update our website with new information as we receive it. If you have a question please email us at ask@lisd.org or contact us via Let's Talk

You can find updates on all our social media sites and at this dedicated webpage: LISD.org/coronavirus 

 

12:30 p.m., Friday, March 13th 

 

Dear Longview ISD community,

In the interest of the health and safety of our students and staff, all LISD campuses and offices will remain closed through March 27. Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume March 30 but, as this is an ongoing situation, district officials will continue to monitor information coming from federal, state, and local health officials. 

More information about how this change to our district schedule stands to impact student and staff will be forthcoming, as LISD remains in conversation with officials from the Texas Education Agency. 

Our leadership participates in regular calls where the latest information is made available from local government entities and health authorities. UIL events will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For the latest on UIL visit UILtexas.org.

Longview Independent School District is committed to providing ongoing communication regarding district measures taken to assist public health officials in their prevention of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will be releasing more information through all-calls, emails, our district website, and social media. You can check back at our website at LISD.org/coronavirus or follow our social media channels on Facebook and TwitterIn the meantime, LISD will continue our aggressive approach to sterilizing and performing deep cleans of all district campuses and facilities, including a comprehensive sanitation of all district buses and vehicles.

Much is being learned about this newly-emerged virus. Based on the current information, health officials are recommending local communities and schools should take the same steps to protect against coronavirus as we take to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or the flu:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover the mouth and nose with the inside of the elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick.

Longview ISD custodial staff uses the highest grade of disinfectant cleaner approved for use in hospitals and other health-related organizations, and it has been demonstrated as effective in killing flu and human coronavirus. The custodial department has already been on increased cleaning frequency since early fall in response to expanding flu cases. 

While a new type of illness can be scary, we can protect our students, teachers, and the broader community by using simple everyday actions that protect people from other types of respiratory viruses. This is important not just to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, but to help prevent the spread of other infections that can lead to student illness and absences.

For updated information from the CDC on coronavirus can be found at the CDC website here, and the most recent information about coronavirus in Texas may be found at the DSHS website here. You can also see the latest public school-related information on the Texas Education Agency website here

Thank you for your support of our district, our schools, our students, and our staff!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. James Wilcox, Superintendent of Schools
Longview Independent School District 

 

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