Dear Lovejoy Families,
As we continue to work through these unprecedented times, we appreciate your continued support and patience. Lovejoy ISD is in daily contact with local and state officials about the health of our community and participates daily in calls with the Texas Education Agency regarding current and future plans for supporting our students, staff, and families.
Information is rapidly changing. In an effort to keep you informed, we will provide daily updates through our website, social media, and email communications by 5 pm each evening.
If you have a question or concern that you would like to ensure is addressed, please submit information through our
. This will allow us to respond to
information as soon as possible as well as add this information to our FAQ section on our Health Information webpage.
On Monday, March 16, the Superintendent’s Cabinet, Principals, and Curriculum team will meet to outline short-term and long-term plans for the continued support of our Lovejoy community.
In the meantime, we hope you and your family continue to take care of yourselves and help keep our Lovejoy community safe by being vigilant in safeguarding your health.
Response to Frequently Asked Questions - March 15, 2020
What do I do if a member of my household is diagnosed with COVID-19?
If you or a member of your household have worked with medical professionals and have been officially diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact Sancy Fuller, Executive Director of Special Education and Student Services (
, so we can ensure we are providing the appropriate supports.
If you suspect you or someone from your family may have COVID-19, please contact your health provider.
As a district employee, will I continue to be paid for time missed at work due to the extended break/school closure?
We know that this is an unprecedented time, and many of our employees are concerned about their own families. The district has an emergency provision in district policy that allows employees to continue to be paid during emergency situations. All LISD staff will be paid during district closure.
Will meals be provided to students during the extended closure?
Lovejoy ISD will be working to provide our families in need of assistance meals during the closure, and we will be reaching out to families on Monday, March 16.
I am hearing Lovejoy ISD may be closed more than just next week, is this true?
At this time, Lovejoy ISD is working with state, local and federal health officials regarding the best course of action for the coming weeks. As we receive additional information and guidance, we will update our Lovejoy families and community.
Will the STAAR tests still happen?
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has informed school districts that they will be releasing adjustments to STAAR exams this week. Lovejoy ISD is one of 52 districts that has officially petitioned the state to suspend all STAAR testing for the remainder of the school year. As we learn more about TEA’s guidance, we will keep you informed.
Will this affect graduation?
Based on the current information that we have, we do not believe that graduation will be impacted. The Texas Education Agency has made attendance concessions that will ensure absences related to COVID 19 will not impact course/class attendance credit requirements. This is all pending the progression of COVID-19 and any need for continued closure.
Will these days have to be made up? If so, when?
Lovejoy is discussing all possible modifications in order to reduce any effect on the school calendar. The Texas Education Agency is hosting daily conference calls with superintendents, and we expect more information in the coming days.
I am hearing from my student there are assignments due and online classes they are expected to be a part of March 16th - 20th. Is this true?
Lovejoy ISD is not expecting virtual learning to take place next week. However, we have asked our teachers to begin thinking about and exploring what virtual learning might look like should it be needed in the future.
We know our teachers care deeply for our students and may choose to reach out to students to connect with them during the school closure, but it is not an expectation that students are working during this upcoming week.
What events are canceled?
All events, meetings, and activities in Lovejoy ISD are canceled until the 29th.
Where can I get a list of digital resources that my students can use?
Each school webpage has a student resources section that will provide the appropriate grade level resources. To find - Visit your campus website >> Students Page >> Student Resources.
Additional resources will be provided during the Monday, 3/16/2020 update.
Please continue to reference our Health Information
a comprehensive list of resources and information. We will send another update on Monday, March 16, by 5 pm.
Thank you for your patience as we partner together to keep our One Heart. One Lovejoy. community safe.