School Year 2020-2021: Learning. Transformed.
On July 14, Austin Public Health Interim Director Dr. Mark Escott ordered all school districts in Austin-Travis County to delay the reopening of campus face-to-face instruction until after Monday, September 7, 2020. This includes athletics and extracurricular activities. However, according to the order, remote instruction shall be permitted as per a school district’s own plans. As a result, we will begin the 2020-2021 school year on Wednesday, August 19 with remote learning at home for all students. No matter the location, we are eager to welcome more than 11,100 students and their families back to school and will be ready to support learning for all students.
Clearly, circumstances are changing rapidly. We are in the process of determining how this new order affects our process and timeline to ask parents to commit to in-person or remote learning. Please be reminded that our decisions for the new school year are guided by the highest concern and care for staff and student safety. We will continue to operate within the guidelines and requirements mandated by Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Education Agency, and Austin Public Health, taking all precautions available to us to operate schools safely and effectively.
Learning Options for Students
All families will select one of two options for their children. The process for making the desired choice will be communicated separately.
- Option 1: Remote learning at home, full-time
- Option 2: In-person learning on campus, with heightened hygiene and disinfection protocols
Lake Travis ISD's plans for the 2020-2021 school year and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been divided into the following sections:
- General FAQs
- In-Person Learning on Campus - Overview and FAQs
- Remote Learning at Home - Overview and FAQs
2020-2021 Instructional Year Calendar and School Hours
The 2020-2021 school year calendar approved by the Lake Travis ISD school board in December 2019 will remain unchanged. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 19. View the board-approved 2020-2021 school year calendar for details.
School hours will also remain unchanged:
- Elementary School: 7:40 am to 3:00 pm
- Middle School: 8:50 am to 4:10 pm
- High School: 8:50 am to 4:10 pm
Please note, any and all information is subject to change in response to directives provided by governing authorities and/or health officials, or as environmental conditions warrant. Please visit this site often for updates.