'Top 10' Things To Do Before the First Day of School

  • For the next 10 days, we will reveal a new tip to help you prepare for the upcoming school year.

    10.  Skyward Family Access

    You will use Skyward Family Access for a number of things throughout the year. However, most pressing at this time is the completion of your Returning Student Packet. Please make sure to add your emergency contacts into the new system as the contacts from last year were not transferred from txConnect (now obsolete). In addition, please indicate whether or not the emergency contact is able to pick up your child from school. Please note, if your contact info is not updated in Skyward, our Transportation Department will be unable to correctly identify your child’s bus route. If you had a change of address over the summer, it is imperative that you contact your school registrar at your earliest opportunity.
    Need help? Contact the Lake Travis ISD HelpDesk at skyward@ltisdschools.org. You are also encouraged to review our Skyward Family Access resources online at https://www.ltisdschools.org/skyward.

    9.  Transportation

    Bus routes for the 2019-2020 school year are now live and available on Transfinder and via the SMART Tag Parent Portal.  Did you know that you can sign up to receive alerts regarding arrival times, delays and other updates affecting our transportation services?

    If your child will be riding the bus this school year, please be sure to enroll for transportation services through Skyward Family Access. Also, if you had a change of address over the summer, it is imperative that you contact your school registrar at your earliest opportunity. If your contact info is not updated in Skyward Family Access, our Transportation Department will be unable to correctly identify your child’s bus route.

    Be sure to visit the Transportation Department resources posted on our website today: https://www.ltisdschools.org/transportation

    8.  Athletics

    Our coaching staff must have a number of hardcopy forms and electronic acknowledgements on file before your child is able participate in UIL-sanctioned athletic programs. These include the LTISD Extracurricular Code of Conduct, Leader for Life student drug testing, physical and medical history forms, and the student-athlete handbook. You may access these and other important resources pertaining to LTISD Athletics on our website. Don't be left on the sideline, complete the required documents today: https://www.ltisdschools.org/athletics_forms.

     7. Food and Nutrition Services

    From the MySchoolBucks online meal pre-payment program, the Nutrislice interactive menu system, information on food allergies and special dietary needs, and the National School Lunch Program, we've got child nutrition services covered. Visit our online resources at https://www.ltisdschools.org/FANS.

    6. Extended Care

    Extended Care is tuition-based after school child care provided each day school is in session to LTISD students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade. We have two convenient programs: a 4:30 p.m. pickup and 6:00 p.m. pickup. Be sure to visit our online resources at www.ltisdschools.org/extendedcare.

    5.  LTISD Mobile App

    Download our free mobile app to your phone or tablet and access news, notifications, calendars, and other key apps like Skyward Family Access, SMART Tag and School Dismissal Manager.Visit www.ltisdschools.org/mobileapp for our LTISD District Mobile App scan code.

    4.  Immunizations

    Per Texas law, all students are required to be current with their immunizations prior to the first day of school. For more information about immunizations including the Texas Department of State Health Services Exemption visit our online resources at www.ltisdschools.org/immunizations.

    3.  School Supplies

    From colored pencils to graph paper, each student will need school supplies throughout the year. Required supplies vary by grade level. Access campus supply lists at www.ltisdschools.org/schoolsupplies.

    2.  Instructional Calendar

    From major testing days, students holidays, early release days and other districtwide observances, be sure to get your copy of our instructional calendar and school directory; it will look great on your fridge! Copies are available at your child's campus. Thank you to our partner in education St. David's HealthCare for sponsoring our publication! #LTWorkofHeart

    (Download the digital version of our calendar and directory: https://www.ltisdschools.org/…/LTISDCalendar_2019-2020_Fina…)

    1.  Getting Connected

    "Getting Connected" is a menu of resources to assist parents with school to home communication including district and campus news, emergency notification and applications for accessing student information.

    Skyward, Schoology, Peachjar, social media and principals' newsletters... we know it can be overwhelming for parents. Do you need to subscribe or are you automatically opted in? Download a copy of "Getting Connected" to see how you can stay in touch with LTISD.