Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is a New Student vs. a Returning Student?A child who was enrolled at Lake Travis ISD after May 25, 2018 is considered a New Student. A child who was enrolled before May 25, 2018 is a Returning Student. This includes Pre-K students entering Kindergarten. All students, whether New or Returning Students, must select either option prior to the first day of school, Wednesday, August 15.How do I find my child’s student ID number?Find your student’s last Report Card, look for the ID number atthe top of the page, OR follow these steps:
What is a Portal ID?
- Log in to TXConnect
- Click on the My Account tab at the top of the page
- Click on the View/Edit Forms button below your student's name
- Click on Returning Student Packet
- Click on Select in the ‘Demographic/Emergency Contact Information’ box
- The student ID number will appear on the first line of information on that page
tx Connect is a secure website that allows parents to access information about their child's grades and attendance. A Portal ID is a unique code necessary to create a txConnect account. Portal IDs are contained in hardcopy letters distributed to parents annually during back-to-school activities and events. If you do not receive a Portal ID for your child, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Please note, the Portal ID is NOT the same as your child’s Student ID.Who is eligible to attend Lake Travis ISD?A child may attend the LTISD campus within the attendance zone associated with his/her residence. LTISD is not an open enrollment district. Therefore, if a child does not currently live within an LTISD attendance zone, he/she may not attend an LTISD school. However, according to school board policy (FDA local), a student who is not currently a resident student may be permitted to enroll if the student’s parent or legal guardian: 1.) is in the process of building a domicile within the District in which the foundation has been laid at the time of enrollment and the domicile is reasonably expected to be completed before the end of the school year; or 2.) will move into a leased or rented domicile within the District within 30 calendar days following the student’s enrollment. A student who wishes to attend a school other than as assigned shall submit a request in writing to the Superintendent or designee, who shall be authorized to investigate and approve transfers between schools. For additional policy information, visit the LTISD Board Policy Manual site.
How do I know which campus my child should attend?
A student must attend the school in which their residence is zoned. Current school attendance zones may be accessed here. Enter your address into Transfinder to see which campus your child should attend.
How do I pick my classes (middle and high school)?
Course selections for new students will take place during your enrollment appointment at your child’s campus.
How do I qualify for non-tuition based Pre-K?
Lake Travis ISD will offer full-day pre-kindergarten classes for children who are (4) four years old on or before September 1, 2018, live in the district, and:
For more Pre-K information, please visit the LTISD Early Childhood Services page linked here.
- have a limited ability to speak and/or comprehend the English language; or
- are homeless; or
- whose family income allows the child to qualify for free or reduced lunch; or
- active duty uniformed members, which includes parents or guardians, of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard who are assigned to duty stations in Texas or who are Texans who have eligible children residing in Texas; or
- Guard and Reserve-Activated / Mobilized uniform members of the Texas National Guard-Army or Air Guard or the Activated / Mobilized members of the Reserve components of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard who are Texas residents regardless of the location of the reserve unit; or
- military parents who are missing in action or who have died.
- is or ever has been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services following an adversary hearing held as provided by Section 262.201, Family Code.
How do I qualify for free and reduced lunch?
School meals are available free or at a reduced price to students unable to pay the full price based on household size and income as established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Visit the LTISD Food and Nutrition Services page for a free and reduced meal application.
How do I exempt from immunization requirements?
The law allows (a) physicians to write a statement stating that the vaccine(s) required would be medically harmful or injurious to the health and well-being of the child or household member, and (b) parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. The law does not allow parents/guardians to elect an exemption simply because of inconvenience (for example, a record is lost or incomplete and it is too much trouble to go to a physician or clinic to correct the problem). Schools and child-care facilities should maintain an up-to-date list of students with exemptions, so they may be excluded in times of emergency or epidemic declared by the commissioner of public health.
Instructions for requesting the official exemption affidavit that must be signed by parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, can be found at www.ImmunizeTexas.com. Original Exemption Affidavit must be completed and submitted to the school or child-care facility. Frequently Asked Questions related to immunization exemption.
For children claiming medical exemptions, a written statement by the physician must be submitted to the school or child-care facility.
Do I need to enroll for transportation?Yes. Enrollment for transportation services is included in the New Student Enrollment Packet. For Returning Students, enrollment for transportation services can be done through txConnect. As of February 16, 2016, LTISD utilizes the SMART tag transportation system for all student bus riders. Please visit our SMART tag website for more information.How do I sign up to receive bad weather/emergency notification text messages, campus and district newsletters, and other news?
LTISD uses the Blackboard Mass Notifications system to deliver important information to you through voice messages, email, social media, and SMS text messaging. District and campus officials will use the service to provide parents with timely and relevant information regarding emergencies, news, events and activities. The contact information you provide in your New Student Enrollment Packet or Returning Student Packet will automatically be used for notifications as part of the Blackboard system. No further action by parents/guardians is required. Please know however, this service is not intended to replace other existing means of District and campus communication.