We are focused on the needs of the students and families in our communities, and we are committed to ensuring your well-being during school closings. We are working diligently, along with community organizations and area businesses, to offer services to support students and families during this time. As we receive information about available services, we will provide details below.
To learn key facts and help stop the spread of rumors, see the Share Facts, Not Fear page on the CDC’s COVID-19 website.
For more in-depth information on COVID-19, see the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Stay informed and look for information on this virus and situation from reliable and trusted expert sources:
- Resource List COVID-19
- LWISD Parent, Teacher, and Student Resources
- Tips for Parents from the National Association of School Psychologists
- Tips for Parents
- World Health Organization
- S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Texas Health and Human Services
- Tarrant County Public Health
- Cook Children’s Hospital
(Kids and Coronavirus)
Virtual InstructionYour child and your family’s health and safety are the utmost importance to our district during the challenges presented through the pandemic. Another high priority is your child’s academic progress.
Lake Worth ISD has updated their instructional policies for the Spring semester. In order to provide our students with all the tools necessary, and to ensure that they are fully supported and engaged in their instruction, Lake Worth ISD has amended its attendance policy for students who have opted for virtual learning. Starting Tuesday, January 5, 2021, all virtual students will be required to attend Zoom classes in real time in order to be considered present. This change will allow teachers to engage all of their students during lessons and provide real time support to those who require additional help.
In addition, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has notified districts that they can take steps to minimize loss of learning for students who are participating in virtual learning and are struggling with expectations of engagement and making adequate learning progress. If adequate progress is not made, Lake Worth ISD may take steps to bring your child back to campus. There are individual interventions that may be needed that can only happen if your child attends school in person. Additionally, a change in the learning environment may be in the best interest of your child. Lake Worth ISD will identify students to be discontinued for virtual instruction if one or both of the following are true in any class:
- Student has a class average of 69 or below (or the equivalent) in any core subject.
- Student has 10 or more unexcused absences in a grading period.
Before that decision is made, we will contact families to set up a meeting to discuss the next steps.
Parents may appeal in one of two ways:
- Submitting a medical exemption (found here).
- Requesting a transition meeting. The campus will schedule the meeting with no less than 3 days notice, and must allow the student to continue to learn remotely until the meeting has been held.
When students are struggling academically in the virtual setting, teachers and principals will talk to families about their options before making any remote instruction setting change.
We believe the changes will help ensure student success at the end of the school year, and we appreciate the continued support of our families and the community as we navigate the challenges that the coronavirus has brought upon us. We encourage you to contact your child’s principal should you have questions regarding these policy changes.
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The Technology Department is available to assist staff, students, and parents with technology issues and requests.
We are committed to providing you with excellent customer service and prompt technical support.
FREE INTERNET ACCESS
Low-income families in the Comcast service area can sign up for 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Also, Comcast is increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will be the speed of the service going forward.
To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. For additional information, visit Comcast Increases Access to and Speeds of Internet Essentials to Support Americans Through Coronavirus Pandemic.
Beginning March 16, Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. For more information, see Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More.
We also invite you to follow the Tarrant County Public Health website at coronavirus.tarrantcounty.com and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at cdc.gov/coronavirus for the most current available updates.