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    We’re excited to welcome you back for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. In preparation for the new school year, please review the following information on this page to ensure you are ready for the first day of school.

    Registering / Enrollment in Lancaster ISD 


    First Day of School

    The first day of school for students will be August 16, 2021. In order to maintain in-person classes throughout the semester and keep our children, staff, and community safe, we are asking parents to make the commitment to partnering with us on doing the following morning health screenings on their child(ren) before they arrive at school:

    Parent Health Screening Questions for Lancaster ISD Students:

    Do any of the following health conditions apply to you?

    • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Sore throat
    • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
    • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Loss of taste and/or smell
    • Fatigue
    • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
    • Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 if exposure to the active confirmed case occurred within the last 14 days

    If your child(ren) demonstrates or exhibits one or more of the conditions above, for the safety of all individuals, please keep your child home until they are symptom-free for at least 24 hours. If you feel your student may have contracted COVID-19, please see a doctor immediately. 


    School start/end times

    Pre-K 3 Only (Beltline Elementary)

    Pre-K 3 start and end times are divided into morning and afternoon:

    The morning session will begin at 8:00 am-11:30 am

    The afternoon session will begin at 11:45 am-3:20 pm

    Elementary School

    Beltline Elementary School, Houston Elementary School, Pleasant Elementary School, Rolling Hills Elementary School, Rosa Parks-Millbrook Elementary School, West Main Elementary School 

    Start Time: 8:00 am

    Dismissal: 3:50 pm

    Middle and High School

    George Washington Carver 6th Grade STEM Learning Center, Elsie Robertson Lancaster STEM Middle School, Barack and Michelle Obama Ninth Grade Campus, Lancaster STEM High School, Lancaster STEM Early College High School, J.D. Hall STEM Learning Center

    Start Time: 7:30 am

    Dismissal: 3:20 pm


    School supplies

    Each grade level has a specific list of school supplies required for students. Please call your campus with any questions about school supplies. 


    Bus Routes

    Please review the bus routes and transportation guidelines. Parents, helping your student become familiar with his/her route before the first day of school will help them feel less anxious on the first day of school. 

    Find your attendance zone here.


    Child Nutrition

    Please click here to complete the free and reduced lunch application.

    Lancaster ISD offers an online payment system at MySchoolBucks.com. To add money to your child’s lunch account, visit the website, and create a free account. Features include:

    • Managing all your children’s payments and balances from one account;
    • Securely fund your student’s account via credit card, debit card, or your checking account;
    • Low balance alerts;
    • Recurring payment options;
    • Ability to review purchase history.

     All Lancaster ISD students will enjoy free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-2022 school year.


    Immunizations

    All students must submit proof of required immunizations to the campus by the first day of school, which means they must receive all required immunizations BEFORE the start of school. For a complete list of required immunization and information from the Dallas County Health Department, click here.

    Immunization clinics for the upcoming school year are scheduled for August 5, 2021, and August 6, 2021, from 8:30 am -4:30 pm. Both clinics will take place on School Registration Day at Lancaster High School. 

    COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

    COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be on August 13 from 4:00 pm-6:30 pm at LHS. 


    Dress Code

    Student dress codes for all ages and grades have the same requirements as last year. Please view these guidelines and plan wardrobes accordingly. Handbooks can be found on the district website under the Parents tab, or you may call your student’s campus for more information.


    Meet-the-Teacher Nights

    Student meet-the-teacher nights are designed for students and parents to become more familiar with their campus and teachers to begin developing a good relationship with the school staff. Families are encouraged to attend their student’s campuses meet-the-teacher night on the following dates:

    Secondary Meet-the-Teacher Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021, 4 pm - 7 pm

    George Washington Carver 6th Grade STEM Learning Center, Elsie Robertson Lancaster STEM Middle School, Barack and Michelle Obama Ninth Grade Campus, Lancaster STEM High School, Lancaster STEM Early College High School, 

    Elementary  Meet-the-Teacher Date: Friday, August 13, 2021, 4 pm - 7 pm

    Beltline Elementary School, Houston Elementary School, Pleasant Elementary School, Rolling Hills Elementary School, Rosa Parks-Millbrook Elementary School, West Main Elementary School 


    Calendars

    Please review the district’s online calendar for information about on-campus activities, extra and co-curricular activities, school assemblies and celebrations, and many other activities throughout the year. Check back often as calendars are updated frequently. 


    Stay Connected

    Please take the following steps to stay connected with your campus, stay informed about your student’s progress, and be involved in your student’s education. Lancaster ISD encourages and appreciates participation from parents, siblings, family, friends, and all members of our community to help each child become successful.

    • If you need to update your parent contact information please visit  Parent Self Serve. This will ensure you receive district and campus communications, phone messages, and e-newsletters. If you have any questions regarding this process or how to enroll in Lancaster ISD, please email enrollment@Lancasterisd.org.

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