Garden Ridge Elementary


Upcoming Events

Fire Prevention Assembly
Date: 10/22/2014
Athletes for Literacy
Date: 10/23/2014, 2:10 PM 2:40 PM
Student Early Release
Date: 10/24/2014
Early Release Day
Date: 10/24/2014, 12:30 PM
Location: Sack lunch will be the only available choice in the cafeteria.
Board Meeting
Date: 11/10/2014, 7 PM

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LISD Announces 16th Annual Veterans Day Celebration
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Lewisville ISD Oct. 17 Ebola Statement and FAQ
Dear Lewisville ISD Parents:

This letter is to provide an update from the parent letter sent on Thursday, Oct. 16 regarding the Ebola virus. We want to assure you that no student or staff member has had contact with the Ebola virus. Additionally, no student or staff member was on Frontier Airlines flight 1142 on Oct. 10 or flight 1143 on Oct. 13.

The Denton County Health Department is not currently monitoring any of our 53,000+ students or any one of our 6,000 staff members. Therefore, no student or staff member is at risk to contract the Ebola virus.

We have received requests to release campus names related to the staff member and students who had relatives on the same flights as the healthcare worker. LISD is not at liberty to share this information due to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FERPA (Federal Education Right to Privacy Act) laws. Because there is no public health risk for our students or staff members, these laws prohibit the district releasing school and student names.

The district recognizes some school districts released campus names and closed for cleaning. These campuses had students or staff members on the flights in question. LISD did not have any student or staff member on these flights.

Beginning Oct. 3, the district implemented intensive sanitation on all high-touch areas at all LISD schools due to concerns regarding the Enterovirus and the upcoming flu season. Both of these viruses are considered highly contagious. Since these protocols were already in place, no additional cleaning requirements are necessary.

We continue to remain in contact with the Denton County Health Department to keep updated on the latest information on all communicable diseases. LISD will continue to follow the appropriate directives from local, state and Federal health agencies.

In an effort to provide additional answers to your questions, here is a link to a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. We will continue to update these questions.

Again, thank you for sharing your concerns. If there is any new information, we will provide updates as needed.

Sincerely,

Office of Public Information and Community Relations
Thank You for Your Feedback
Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding the parent letter we sent about the Ebola virus. We would like to assure you that Lewisville ISD is taking all directives from the Denton County Health Department and will continue to remain in close contact with the health agencies at the local, state and federal levels.
Updated Lewisville ISD Health Notice - Oct. 16, 2014
LISD Welcomes Back Educational Technologist Leader Alan November
Parents Invited to Participate in Free District “Parent University” Sessions Oct. 21
Update iPads to iOS 8 at Earliest Convenience
Dear LISD Parents,

Apple released iOS 8 for the iPad on Wednesday, Sept. 17. LISD’s Technology Department has tested the update and found no issues. They request that all students and staff upgrade their iPad to iOS 8.0.2 at their earliest convenience.
Lewisville ISD Health Notice - Oct. 2, 2014
Dear LISD Parents,

As you may know, a case of the Ebola virus was recently detected in Dallas County. Lewisville ISD is working closely with the Denton County Health Department to ensure we are receiving the latest information about this virus. Click the link above to read more.
Flower Mound Rotary Fest, Neon Night 5K – Oct. 4
The Flower Mound Rotary and Lewisville ISD West Zone schools are proud to host the second annual Neon Night 5K and Festival at Heritage Park in Flower Mound on Oct. 4 from 4-9 p.m. The run will begin at 7 p.m. This fun community event offers free activities for children, live music, a washer tournament and a Neon Night 5K!
iPad Notice: iOS 8 Upgrade
Apple is releasing iOS 8 for the iPad on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Please do not upgrade any Lewisville ISD-issued iPads until the Technology Department tests the new version and approves the upgrade. This should take place within 24-36 hours of the iOS 8 release. An updated notice will be sent following Technology's testing of iOS 8.
GRE Campus Improvement Plan 2014-2015
LISD Special Education Services: Child Find
Department Offers Services for Children with Disabilities
DI-Destination Imagination
2014-2015 Back to School Information
Lewisville ISD Building Neighborhood Connections; District Seeking Participants for INSIDE Program
Lewisville ISD (LISD) is seeking participants to be part of the INSIDE leadership program for the 2014-2015 school year. INSIDE, which stands for “Interested Neighbors Staying Informed of District Efforts,” was launched five years ago. To date, about 200 citizens have spent a year going behind the scenes through this unique program to learn how the district operates. This year, citizens will be able to get to know the district’s leadership team – a great way to learn more about their expertise, roles and responsibilities.
Lewisville ISD Welcomes Educational Consultant Katie Greer; Parents Invited to Participate in District “Parent University” Learning Activity
Sept. 2, Lewisville ISD (LISD) will welcome famed educational consultant Katie Greer to lead a “Parent University” (Parent U) learning opportunity for all LISD parents. Parents are invited to attend the session with Greer, who will help them navigate today’s technology-driven society with their children. The event will be held at Lewisville High School’s Leo C. Stuver Auditorium (1098 W. Main St., Lewisville) at 7 p.m.
Lewisville ISD Seeking School Health Advisory Council Members
Lewisville ISD (LISD) is currently seeking individuals interested in serving on its School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).
2014 Lewisville ISD 1:X Parent Letters
Lewisville ISD Parents: Please read the attached 1:X parent letters (in both English and Spanish), which detail our 1:X initiative. One letter is for the parents of students who are new to receiving a district-issued iPad, and the other is for our students who are already a part of our 1:X program. Please read the letter(s) that are applicable to you and your child(ren), and if you have additional questions about our 1:X initiative, please email helpdesk@lisd.net.
Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees Votes to Suspend Portions of EIE (Local) for 2014-2015 School Year
During the Aug. 11 Board of Trustees monthly meeting, Lewisville ISD (LISD)’s Board approved the resolution to suspend portions of the EIE (Local) for the 2014-2015 school year only.
Lewisville ISD Moves 4th Grade Swim Program to 2nd Grade
After a thorough review of Lewisville ISD (LISD)’s 4th grade swim program, the district will transition its swim program to serve 2nd grade students, effective the 2014-2015 school year. During this two-year transition, the district will continue to provide the program to 4th and 2nd grade students to ensure all elementary students have the opportunity to participate in the program.
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