UPDATE: STAAR Retests for 5th and 8th Grades Information
June 16, 2016
Based upon the state’s recent decisions regarding the third administration of the state assessment (STAAR), LISD will be proceeding as follows:
The Rising STAAR Camp for 5th graders and the STAAR Academy for 8th graders, who did not meet standard on STAAR Math and/or Reading, will continue through Monday, June 20, at Cedar Park High School. This decision continues to emphasize our district’s focus on student learning and the opportunity to provide interventions to support this learning.
Grade placement decisions will be based on LISD promotion policy which states: “In grades 4-8, promotion to the next grade level shall be based on an overall average of 70 on a scale of 100 based upon course-level, grade-level standards (essential knowledge and skills) for all subject areas and a grade of 70 or above in three of the following areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.” Based upon this promotion policy, individual letters will be mailed by June 23rd addressing grade placement for students.
If you have any further questions at this time, please feel free to contact me at 512-570-0259 or our State Assessment Coordinator, Jennifer Freeman, at 512-570-0262.*
*Please note that our district offices will be closed from June 29th through July 10th.
Director of Student Information Systems, Assessment and Accountability
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Beginning, June 7th, our campus will be undergoing construction to remodel the front office. Once construction is complete, our school will have a secured receptionist area. The secured receptionist area will create a single point of entry to our school. These renovations will allow for more diligent monitoring and tracking of all campus visitors. Visitors will not be able to enter our campus without getting access from front office personnel in the secured receptionist area. Student and staff safety is our top priority. Leander ISD continues to balance a variety of safety strategies with technology and human factors as part of a comprehensive approach to its multi-hazardous emergency response plan and security programs. Thank you for your patience as our campus undergoes this remodel. Our front entry will be located at the side entry off of Waterfall Drive for the summer. Summer hours are:
June 6 – June 16 Monday – Thursday 7:00-11:30 AM & 12:30-4:00 PM
June 20 – July 26 Closed to the public
July 27 – July 28 Wednesday – Thursday 7:00-11:30 AM & 12:30-4:00 PM
August 1 – August 4 Monday – Thursday 7:00-11:30 AM & 12:30-4:00 PM
Starting August 8 Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Be sure to check our website for updates and events. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer.
horas de verano
A partir del 7 de junio nuestra escuela estará bajo construcción para remodelar la oficina principal. Una vez la construcción esté completa, nuestra escuela tendrá un área de recepción con seguridad. El área de recepción con seguridad creara un punto único de ingreso a nuestra escuela. Estas renovaciones permitirán supervisar y hacer seguimiento de forma más efectiva a todos los visitantes de la escuela. Visitantes no podrán ingresar a nuestra escuela sin pasar antes por el proceso de entrada de la oficina principal en el área de recepción con seguridad. Estos cambios al proceso de ingreso mejorará la seguridad para nuestros estudiantes al incrementar el seguimiento y supervisión de los visitantes que ingresan a nuestra escuela. La seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal es nuestra prioridad principal. Leander ISD continúa haciendo esfuerzos para balancear una variedad de estrategias de seguridad con tecnología y talento humano como parte de un plan de respuesta de emergencias que abarca una amplia gama de acciones para los programas de seguridad. Gracias por su paciencia a medida que nuestra escuela esta en remodelación. Nuestra entrada principal estará ubicada en la entrada lateral que da a Waterfall Drive durante el verano. Nuestro Horario de verano será:
Junio 6 – Junio 16 Lunes a Jueves 7:00-11:30 AM y 12:30-4:00 PM
Junio 20 – Julio 26 Cerrado al público
Julio 27 – Julio 28 Miércoles – jueves 7:00-11:30 AM y 12:30-4:00 PM
Agosto 1 – Agosto 4 Lunes a jueves 7:00-11:30 AM y 12:30-4:00 PM
A partir de agosto 8 Lunes a viernes 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Por favor revise nuestra página web para actualizaciones y eventos. Queremos desearles a todos un feliz y seguro verano.
Register Your Pre-K & Kinder Students
Families of children who will attend kindergarten in Leander ISD next fall, as well as families with children who qualify for the district’s free pre-kindergarten program, are encouraged to register their children for school as soon as possible.
Kindergarten eligibility requirements: Any child who will be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2016, meets the immunization requirements (immunization requirements for the 2016-17 school year can be found under the Parents and Students tab on the LISD website www.leanderisd.org) and lives in Leander ISD is eligible to attend the district’s full-day kindergarten.
LISD’s free, half-day Pre-kindergarten program eligibility requirements:
A child must be four-years-old on or before September 1, 2016, meet immunization requirements (immunization requirements for the 2016-17 school year can be found under the Parents and Students tab on the LISD website www.leanderisd.org.), live in Leander ISD, and also meet at least one of the following conditions to be eligible for the district’s free, half-day pre-k program:
- the child is unable to speak and comprehend the English language;
- or the child is homeless;
- or the child has a parent or official guardian who is an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States, including the state military forces or a reserve component of the armed forces who was injured or killed while serving on active duty;
- or the child has ever been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201 Family Code;
- or the child is eligible to participate in the national free or reduced-price lunch program due to limited family income.
Enrollment forms available online:
For the convenience of our families, registration forms are available online at www.leanderisd.org (select the New to LISD button) for parents to download and complete at home. Paper copies are available at each LISD elementary campus for families who do not have access to a computer. To complete the registration process, parents will need to provide the following documentation when they register their child: the child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, a photo ID of the parent/guardian and proof of residency (i.e. electric or water bill, etc.).
Student Transfer Requests for 2016-17 School Year
Voluntary student transfers will be permitted to transfer to other elementary campuses within the district on a space- and staff-available basis. Children who currently attend the campus as a 4th-grader, either as a zoned student or as a transfer student, will be permitted to attend the current campus as a 5th-grade transfer in the next school year, and siblings will be permitted to transfer in on a space- and staff-available basis.
All requests to transfer/remain as a transfer must be submitted by the priority deadline date (March 20, 2016) each year in order to be considered, INCLUDING this year's 4th-graders.
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Fight the Bite: Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes
Mosquito season is right around the corner. Mosquito bites may cause illness. Many people who get a mosquito disease will not feel sick, but some cases can cause serious illness or death. Children, elderly and those with certain health conditions may be at a higher risk of getting sick if they become infected. Protect yourself, your family and our community from mosquitoes with the 3-Ds:Defend use an EPA-approved insect repellant; Dress dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk; Drain drain standing water around your home, so mosquitoes don¹t have a place to breed.
For more information about mosquito surveillance initiatives in Williamson County, contact WCCHD Environmental Health Services at 512-943-3620 or visit www.wcchd.org.
Combata las picaduras: Protéjase de los mosquitos
La temporada de mosquitos está a la vuelta de la esquina. Las picaduras de los mosquitos causan muchas enfermedades. Muchas personas que son picadas por mosquitos no se sienten enfermas, pero en algunos casos pueden causar enfermedades graves incluso la muerte. Los niños, ancianos y aquellos con ciertas condiciones de salud podrían estar en mayor riesgo de enfermarse si llegan a infectarse. Protéjase a sí mismo, su familia y su comunidad de los mosquitos con las Siguientes recomendaciones:
Defiéndase Use un repelente contra insectos aprobado EPA Cúbrase bien Vístase con pantalones largos y camisas de manga larga cuando esté en exteriores, especialmente durante el atardecer y al amanecer.
No almacene agua vacíe o drene todos los depósitos de agua en su casa, de forma que los mosquitos no tengan un ambiente donde sobrevivir.
Para mayor información sobre las iniciativas de protección de salud en contra de los mosquitos en Williamson County, contacte a WCCHD Environmental Health Services al 512-943-3620 o visite www.wcchd.org.
|Bagdad Receives Overall Exemplary Rating for 2014-2015|
In 2013, the 83rd Legislature added an additional accountability performance process for each school district and campus in Texas. Each school district must evaluate the district’s performance, and the performance of each campus, in community and student engagement. Additionally, a performance rating must be assigned to the district and each campus, based on the evaluation, which includes one of the following: exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable for both overall performance and for each individual evaluation category. Bagdad Elementary was rated "Overall Exemplary!"
Parents of Fifth-Grade and Eighth-Grade Students:
The following link will direct you to the explanation of test results, provided by TEA. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your child’s teacher, a campus administrator, or the Assessment office for Leander ISD. http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/explainresults/
Enrollment Forms for Students New to LISD are Available Online
Parents who are registering new students to Leander ISD
are encouraged to use our online student registration. Online registration is available on the txConnect website
and will allow parents to complete the enrollment form at home and
print it along with the remaining forms necessary for student
registration. Read more...
The district’s online tool, txConnect, allows LISD parents to easily monitor their child’s achievement throughout the school year. LISD parents can use txConnect to access their child’s grades and assignments, view and print their child’s interim progress reports and report cards, view their child’s STAAR (or TAKS) results, immunizations, attendance and student discipline reports. And beginning this year, parents can use txConnect to view, update and print first-day packet forms. Connecting to your child’s learning through txConnect is a simple, two-step process.
Learn more and register!
Regular School Attendance is Very Important!
LISD Reminds Families that Missing School Matters
Student absenteeism is a concern for school districts statewide, including LISD. It is estimated that Central Texas students are absent 2.4 million days of school each year. All absences, whether excused or unexcused, are a lost opportunity to learn. Families can help reinforce the value of education by keeping a few things in mind:
- Don’t make others sick. If your child is ill, he or she should stay home.
- Try to schedule appointments when they are least disruptive to learning.
- If your child must miss school for a medical appointment, get a note from his or her doctor.
- Use the LISD calendar, available at www.leanderisd.org, to plan trips and vacations to line up with school holidays.
- Remember that every absence is a lost opportunity to learn.
- Absences cost your child’s school about $40 per day (per absent student) in state funding.
Make school a family priority.
Help take care of our earth while also raising funds for our school! Drop off your recyclable paper in the green and yellow bins located in the parking lot behind the cafeteria at Bagdad.
Parents: Did you know?
FOODS OF MINIMAL NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Certain foods are restricted at school, except for three designated days of the year. Those three days are: December 18 at our holiday parties; February 12 at our Valentine's parties; and at our end-of-year celebrations (date to be determined).
Parents may bring cupcakes to school for their child's birthday; however, they must first contact their child's classroom teacher to make arrangements for the date on which they will bring the cupcakes.
Bagdad Elementary Parent Involvement Policy
Please select the link below to read Bagdad Elementary's Parent Involvement Policy.
|Bagdad Elementary's Parent Involvement Policy|
Politica de participion de la escuela Bagdad
Por favor seleccione la conexion abajo para leer la Politica de participion de la escuela Bagdad.
|Politica de participion de la escuela Bagdad|
Student Dress Code for 2015-2016
Please select the link below to read the 2015-2016 Student Dress Code.
|LISD Student Dress Code 2015-2016|
Codigo de Vestimenta 2015-2016
Por favor seleccione la conexion abajo para leer el Código de Vestimenta de Estudiantes para 2015-2016.
|Codigo de Vestimenta 2015-2016|
|School Supplies List - 2016-2017|
|Lista de materiales escolares - 2016-2017|
|STAAR Testing Information |
Visit the LISD web site for information and resources about the new STAAR test.