Norton's Notes - March 8, 2024

  • District to Close April 8 for Solar Eclipse

    • Due to a number of safety and operational concerns surrounding the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, we have made the decision to close schools for all students and staff.

    • Because we have reserved a sufficient number of instructional minutes for the current school year, students will not be required to make up this day.

    • It is our sincere hope that staff, students, and families across Lake Travis ISD will safely witness this celestial phenomenon and create lasting memories together.

    • You can read more about this announcement on our website.

    LTISD Adapts COVID-19 Protocols in Accordance with Updated Guidelines from CDC, DSHS, and APH

    • In light of the recent updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Austin Public Health (APH), Lake Travis ISD will modify its COVID-19 case reporting and isolation requirements.

    • Effective immediately, the following changes have been made to the district's protocols:

      • COVID-19 case reporting criteria have been removed to align with the latest guidance from the CDC, DSHS, and APH.

      • The isolation period for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 has also been revised. The return criteria now require individuals to be fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school or work.

    • These adjustments prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff, and community members while ensuring compliance with the most current public health guidelines.

    New Student Enrollment for 2024-2025 Now Open

    • Parents and guardians of students in grades K-12 who will be new to LTISD for the 2024-2025 school year may now enroll their child online at www.ltisdschools.org/enrollment.

    • If you know a friend or neighbor who will have a new student in our district in the fall, please share this information with them.

    District to Host Career Fair on March 23

    • As part of our ongoing recruitment efforts, we are excited to share that we will have a district career fair from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday, March 23 at Lake Travis High School.

    • All campuses and departments will be present to meet and interview candidates for all vacant positions.

    • Refer to our event flyer for more information.

    Spring Break March 11-15

    • You likely do not need a reminder at this point, but it bears repeating that all LTISD campuses and district offices will be closed March 11-15 for Spring Break

    • Spring is a great time to practice grounding techniques; grounding helps us be present in the moment, reduces stress and anxiety, and helps us to stay focused. 

    • On behalf of our school board, I wish you a safe, grounded, and relaxing break.

    • Classes will resume Monday, March 18.