In keeping with Leander ISD’s practices to respond to COVID-19, we are notifying parents, students, and staff that an individual who was present at your campus/building was recently lab-confirmed or a probable case to have the virus that causes COVID-19. Due to privacy laws that prevent us from sharing personal information about students and staff, we will not be releasing the name of the individual or details that may identify them.
LISD notifies the health department of all lab-confirmed positive cases or probable cases. Our custodial teams take great care in cleaning our facilities daily and extra attention was given to disinfecting the area occupied by this individual.
Due to the fact that children in PreK–6th grade have not been provided the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19, LISD will be conducting contact tracing for this age group. If your child is identified via contact tracing as a close contact to the positive individual, you will receive an additional notification letter.
Because children in grades 7th–12th have the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19, LISD will provide the classes/periods impacted by the positive individual. For detailed information of the classroom(s) impacted by the positive individual, please see the dashboard below.
For any student or staff member who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, we ask parents/guardians/staff members to complete the appropriate form below to notify the district.
POSITIVE STAFF REPORTING
Please note, this will be the only way to report a positive student/staff cases during weekends and holiday breaks.
Positive Cases: Lab-confirmed & Probable
For consistency and transparency, the Leander ISD COVID-19 dashboard matches what we reported throughout the 2020–21 school year. Our local health departments also require us to report both probable cases and lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. A probable case is anyone who comes into close contact with a lab-confirmed, positive COVID-19 case and exhibits symptoms. As is the case for all of our dashboard, these conditions are self-reported by staff, students, and families to us.
Probable cases represent a small amount of total cases being reported on the dashboard. In an effort to create more transparency, we are going to split out probable and lab-confirmed cases on the dashboard.
District Weekly Positive Cases
Cases displayed in the chart reflect data collected Sept. 11, 2020 through May 28, 2021 and from Aug. 5, 2021 onward. Because schools were closed for summer break, the district did not collect data from May 29, 2021 through Aug. 4, 2021. Dates in the chart represent the last day of a reporting week. A reporting week runs from Saturday–Friday. The district totals reflect both lab-confirmed and probable cases. To see a detailed breakdown of the two categories, please see the Summary View below.
District 7-Day Average of Positive Cases
For the 2021–22 school year, the district began collecting positive cases on Aug. 5, 2021. The chart below shows a rolling 7-day average of positive cases. For example, the number associated with the first date in the chart – Aug. 11, 2021 – reflects a daily average over a seven-day span from Aug. 5–11.
Summary View by School
Cases reported in this dashboard started Aug. 5, 2021. A reporting week runs from Saturday–Friday.
Detailed Reported Case Information
Cases reported in this dashboard started Aug. 5, 2021.
Classrooms in Remote Conferencing
Some classrooms across the district may need to temporarily close due to COVID-19 exposure. Students PK-6 who may have their classroom temporarily closed will move to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) remote conferencing option for the designated number of days. Remote conferencing requires a minimum of two hours of synchronous learning and 2 hours of asynchronous learning for students in grades PK-5. Secondary students are required to have a minimum of four hours of synchronous learning. Parents will be notified if their student’s class is moved to remote conferencing. Teachers will provide details regarding the structure of the remote conferencing. Families in remote conferencing seeking a device for students need to contact their child’s campus for assistance.
The following section displays the schools impacted and placed in remote conferencing. If your student was impacted, the school would have already contacted you.
Summary View by School
Recommendations for Close Contacts
Anyone identified as a close contact with a lab-confirmed positive or probable individual is recommended to quarantine, but not required. LISD is asking that you partner with us to help minimize the spread of the virus. If you choose not to quarantine, please screen your child or yourself twice daily (before school and before bed) and we highly recommend that you consider wearing a mask while at school or any school activity for the 14 days following exposure.
Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. Individuals with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
*This list does not include all possible symptoms.
If you begin experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. For any student or staff member who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19, we ask parents/guardians/staff members to complete the appropriate form below to notify the district.