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    We’re excited to welcome you back for the upcoming 2022-2023 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 

    In-person support for new student enrollment will be available for those who have not completed the online process during our Summer New Student Enrollment Event.

    Upcoming in-person enrollment dates are listed below:

    Monday, August 8, and Tuesday, August 9

    • 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Lancaster High School Coliseum
    • 200 E. Wintergreen Rd.
    • Lancaster, TX 75134

    Wednesday - Friday, August 10 -12

    • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Lancaster ISD SEEC Building
    • 1201 N. Dallas Ave
    • Lancaster, TX 75146

    If you have any questions regarding this process or how to enroll in Lancaster ISD, please email enrollment@Lancasterisd.org


    First Day of School

    The first day of school for students will be Monday, August 15, 2022. 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 morning health screenings on their child(ren) before they arrive at school and following our district's COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

    COVID-19 & District Mask Requirement

    Lancaster ISD highly recommends that students and staff wear face masks while at school as a health and safety protocol to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The wearing of a face mask is only a recommendation and not a requirement. In addition, parents should monitor their child’s symptoms each morning before they arrive at school. Our efforts are to keep students, parents, and staff safe as we return to school on August 15, 2022. This information constantly evolves, and direct parent communication regarding COVID-19 will be shared consistently. Furthermore, parents may access all COVID-19-related information and review our COVID-19 dashboard by clicking here.

    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 (Belt Line Elementary)

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

    The morning session will begin at 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    The afternoon session will begin at 11:45 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

    Elementary School

    Belt Line 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 a.m.

    Dismissal: 3:50 p.m.

    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 a.m.

    Dismissal: 3:20 p.m.


    School Supply Lists

    Please click here for the school supply list for your child's campus on TeacherLists.com. Supply lists are automatically shared with major retailers and available online and via mobile devices, where you can easily purchase your entire list in just one click.

    Campus School Supply Lists

    Please click here for the district's comprehensive school supply list in a PDF format.


    District-Wide Clear Backpack Requirement

    This summer, our district met to review our safety and security protocols and emergency management procedures thoroughly. As a result of these meetings, several safety and security enhancements will take place this school year. One safety enhancement will require all Lancaster ISD students to carry a clear or mesh backpack. This decision is a preventive safety and security measure, and all students who attend Lancaster ISD must adhere to this requirement.

    Backpacks must be clear or mesh, and students may carry a non-clear pouch no larger than 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches to hold personal items, such as cellphones, money, and hygiene products. Below is a list of retailers where the backpacks can be ordered. 

     

    Clear backpack example:         Mesh backpack example:

     


    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 checking account;
    • Low balance alerts;
    • Recurring payment options;
    • Ability to review purchase history.

    Lancaster ISD students (Kindergarten through 8th grade) will enjoy free breakfast and lunch during the 2022-2023 school year due to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). 

    The CEP allows campuses to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to enrolled students without collecting free and reduced lunch applications.

    The Lancaster ISD Child Nutrition Department received approval to provide CEP for all elementary campuses, George W. Carver 6th-grade Center, and Lancaster Middle School. The district will utilize the provision to alleviate the need for free and reduced lunch applications, improve health and wellness for students, and reduce financial stress on families.

    The following schools are qualified and will operate under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP):

    Belt Line Elementary School

    Houston Elementary School

    Pleasant Elementary School

    Rolling Hills Elementary School

    Rosa Parks-Millbrook Elementary School

    West Main Elementary School 

    George Washington Carver 6th Grade STEM Learning Center

    Elsie Robertson Lancaster STEM Middle School

     


    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 immunizations and information from the Dallas County Health Department, click here.

    Non-COVID-19 Immunization Clinics

    Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Lancaster High School Coliseum

    200 E. Wintergreen Rd. Lancaster, TX 75134

     

    Saturday, August 13, 2022

    9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Lancaster High School Coliseum

    200 E. Wintergreen Rd. Lancaster, TX 75134

     

    For additional information on the immunization clinics, click here.

     

    COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

    TBA


    Dress Code

    Student dress codes for all ages and grades have the same requirements as last year with one update: blue or black jeans or jean shorts, without holes, rips, or tears are now allowed. 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.

     

    Dress Code Update


    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 campus meet-the-teacher night on the following dates:

    Secondary Meet-the-Teacher Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    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 12, 2022, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    Belt Line Elementary, Houston Elementary, Pleasant Elementary, Rolling Hills Elementary, Rosa Parks-Millbrook Elementary, West Main Elementary


    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.

    Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay connected with Lancaster ISD.


    Be sure to join us for the Back to School Bash!

    • Saturday, August 13, 2022
    • 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    Follow Lancaster ISD and your child's campus on social media!

    District Facebook Page

     

    Campus Facebook Pages


    District Twitter Handle

    Lancaster ISD - @Lancasterisd

     

    Campus Twitter Handles

    Barack & Michelle Obama 9th Grade Center - @BAMOngc

    Belt Line Elementary School - @BLELancaster

    Lancaster Middle School - @ERLancasterMS

    GW Carver 6th Grade Learning Center - @GWCLISD

    Houston Elementary School - @HESLancaster

    Lancaster High School - @WEBO_Tigers

    Tiger Student Media - @TigerSdntMedia

    Lancaster Early College High School - Coming Soon

    Pleasant Run Elementary - @PleasantRunLISD

    Rolling Hills Elementary - @RHELancaster

    Rosa Parks- Millbrook Elementary - @RPM_ISSD

    West Main Elementary School - @WME_LISD

    J.D. Hall Learning Center - @JDHallLISD

     


    District Instagram 

    Lancaster ISD - @LancasterISD

     

    Campus Instagram Accounts

    Barack & Michelle Obama 9th Grade Center - Coming Soon

    Belt Line Elementary School - Coming Soon

    Lancaster Middle School - @lancasterms_lisd

    GW Carver 6th Grade Learning Center - @gwclisd

    Houston Elementary School - Coming Soon

    Lancaster High School - @webo_tigers

    Tiger Student Media - @tigerstudentmedia

    Lancaster Early College High School - Coming Soon

    Pleasant Run Elementary - @pleasantrunlisd

    Rolling Hills Elementary - @rhelancaster

    Rosa Parks- Millbrook Elementary - @rpmelementary

    West Main Elementary School - Coming Soon

    J.D. Hall Learning Center - @jdhalltigers