Leander ISD's Vision is that "Students will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open."
Parent Survey Information
Leander ISD is committed to building and sustaining strong partnerships between parents and campuses. Leander ISD está comprometido en construir una relación fuerte de cooperación entre los padres y las escuelas.
As part of our continuous improvement culture, each year, LISD administers a parent survey. Feedback gathered through this survey is used to guide district-wide improvement efforts, allowing LISD to better serve students and their families. Como parte de nuestro esfuerzo continuado de reforzar esta cultura, cada año LISD realiza una encuesta a los padres de familia. El aporte reunido a través de esta encuesta es usado en todo el distrito para mejorar esfuerzos y le permite a LISD servir mejor a los estudiantes y sus familias.
The survey will be available online starting Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The deadline for completing the survey is Monday, February 22. The online survey is available in both English and Spanish at: La encuesta estará disponible en nuestra página en internet comenzando el viernes 5 de febrero de 2016. El plazo para completar la encuesta es el lunes 22 de febrero. La encuesta en línea está disponible en inglés y español en el siguiente enlace:
Thank you for completing this survey. Your feedback is important to this process. Le agradecemos que complete esta encuesta. Su aporte es muy valioso en este proceso.
Student Transfer Requests for 2016-17 School Year
Voluntary student transfers will be permitted to transfer to other elementary campuses within the district on a space- and staff-available basis. Children who currently attend the campus as a 4th-grader, either as a zoned student or as a transfer student, will be permitted to attend the current campus as a 5th-grade transfer in the next school year, and siblings will be permitted to transfer in on a space- and staff-available basis.
All requests to transfer/remain as a transfer must be submitted by the priority deadline date (March 20, 2016) each year in order to be considered, INCLUDING this year's 4th-graders.
Transfer applications from existing transfer students who are not in the 4th-grade will be considered after
Please note that a non-refundable $30 processing fee was implemented beginning Sept. 1, 2011, for any student requesting a transfer, and this fee does not guarantee approval to the requested campus. When the student transfer submission window opens Feb. 15, 2016, please proceed to Leander ISD’s district website should you wish to submit a transfer request for your child. If you do not have access to a computer, please feel free to stop by the campus and use one of the campus computers. Should you need assistance with the transfer application, schedule a meeting with the registrar at the campus you would like your student to attend, so that s/he may assist you in completing this application.
LISD Adding 5 Minutes to the School Day in January 2016
Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, Leander ISD will be adding five minutes to the school day. Elementary campuses will end five minutes later, and high schools will start five minutes earlier, with the exception of Cedar Park High School, which will remain on the same schedule. The new school hours for LISD elementary campuses will be 7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. and high schools will be 8:40 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Middle school hours will not change, and Cedar Park High School hours will not change.
House Bill 2610, which was passed this last legislative session, requires that public school students receive 75,600 minutes of instruction, instead of 180 days. As a result, LISD is lengthening the school day by five minutes at the elementary and high school campuses (except CPHS). LISD middle schools are not impacted by the new law, nor is CPHS, as their school day already meets the requirements of the law.
If your student rides the bus and his or her route is impacted by this change, LISD Transportation services will notify you of your child’s new pick-up/drop-off time.
5th grade "SHOUT OUTS"
Deadline is Friday, February 12th!!
The Cox Elementary yearbook will feature 5th grade “SHOUT OUTS” again this year. To purchase a shout out, return this form with the rectangle filled in and $10.00 to the front office no later than Friday, February 12th. You may also submit your shout out on the blank side of a business card. Please include the name of the 5th grader on the card.
Click here, to print out PDF "Shout Out" form
There is limited space available, so order right away!
5th grade Henry Middle School (HMS) Visits
5th grade Henry Middle School (HMS) visits will be on Fri., March 4, 2016. To sign a parental acknowledgement form, please click on the below.
Please click here to go to the link to complete form
21 Days of Kindness
02/03/16: (Day 1) Smile at someone you see today. Wear YELLOW or Smiley Faces.
02/04/16: (Day 2) Help someone carry something.
02/05/16: (Day 3) Help someone with school work.
02/08/16: (Day 4) Write a kind note to someone to brighten their day.
02/09/16: (Day 5) Make a new friend by talking to someone new.
02/10/16: (Day 6) Hold the door open for someone.
02/11/16: (Day 7) Clean up your room without being asked.
02/12/16: (Day 8) Say "HI" to all of your classmates.
02/15/16: (Day 9) Throw away someone else's trash at lunch.
02/16/16: (Day 10) Help out a staff member or teacher.
02/17/16: (Day 11) Go out of the way to tell a family member you LOVE them.
02/18/16: (Day 12) Help clean up the classroom without being asked.
02/19/16: (Day 13) Say "THANK YOU" day.
02/22/16: (Day 14) Sit with someone new at lunch.
02/23/16: (Day 15) "Don't MESS with Cox Elementary" day. Pick up trash in the hallways and on the playground.
02/24/16: (Day 16) "Light Someone's Candle" Day. Give compliments.
02/25/16: (Day 17) Give a "High Five or HUG" day.
02/26/16: (Day 18) Thank at least three (3) school workers.
02/29/16: (Day 19) Be supportive of a classmate, if they don't understand something.
03/01/16: (Day 20) Stock the pantry day. Bring a can or boxed food item.
03/02/16: (Day 21) KINDNESS CHALLENGE: Wear a school shirt and do as many acts of kindness as you can in one (1) day.
Notice to Leander I.S.D. Parents and Students
Examination for Acceleration, Grades 1-12
Please see attached form for more information regarding Exam for Acceleration
Click here to open document
Disney's Aladdin performance
We are at that time of year to the start of our spring play! This year we will be performing Disney's Aladdin! It is going to be a magical musical filled with some awesome students! Play practice is on Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:00-5:00 PM.
Performances will be Fri., April 8th and Sat. April 9th. For more information, please contact Mrs. Robb at Jackie.email@example.com
2015-2016 Yearbook Pre-Sale
Yearbooks are now $25.00!
Click here, to print PDF yearbook form
For a higher resolution, please click here
LISD Reminds Families that Missing School Matters
Student absenteeism is a concern for school districts statewide, including LISD. It is estimated that Central Texas students are absent 2.4 million days of school. All absences, whether excused or unexcused, are a lost opportunity to learn. Families can help reinforce the value of education by keeping a few things in mind:
- Don’t make others sick. If your child is ill, he or she should stay home.
- Try to schedule appointments when they are least disruptive to learning.
- If your child must miss school for a medical appointment, get a note from his or her child.
- Use the LISD calendar, available at www.leanderisd.org, to plan trips and vacations to line up with school holidays.
- Remember that every absence is a lost opportunity to learn.
- Absences cost your child’s school about $40 per day (per absent student) in state funding.
Make school a family priority.
2015-2016 Cox Elementary School Supply List
Click here for school supply list
drop off/pick up safety
We need your support in ensuring the safety of our students during morning and afternoon drop off/pick up. Please remember to drive slowly and only in the designated direction. Recently vehicles are moving fast, going the wrong direction, and people are texting or talking on their phone. This creates a very dangerous situation for the entire school community. Please be patient and come early if you are in a rush. If car lines are long when the tardy bell rings in the morning or the weather is bad, we do not issue tardies. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe. ~ Mrs. Hawthorn, Principal
NOTES FROM Nurse Susan
Parents: Please remember these very important LISD policies for illness! If your child is running a fever of 100 or greater, vomiting or having diarrhea before school, they need to be kept at home until all symptoms are gone without the use of any medications. This is to protect not only the other children in your child's classroom, but your child as well. If they are already compromised with an illness, sending them into school only lengthens that illness and opens the door for new contagions to be picked up. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping to keep all of our Comets healthy!
Update Phone and contact info with our Registrar – In the event of illness or emergency or when we need to be able to reach
a parent as soon as possible! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
As always, please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions you might have regarding your child's health.
Susan Doyle, RN
|Cox Elementary Backpack Food Program
“Nourishing the bodies that nourish the minds!”
Learn More About the Program
The Backpack Program provides kid friendly meals for students in need at Cox Elementary. Each Friday, children in the program are provided enough food for 6 meals and 4 snacks for the weekend. For some kids, this is the only food they have.
Do You Wanna Be a Watchdog?
Calendar and registration are found on the Asst. Principal's web page.
Requirements: Must be an approved volunteer. Please go to the LISD website, click on Parents/students; then click on volunteer. Complete the volunteer application.
Click here for more information
And now some news from the Library!
Please check out this flyer for an awesome hint on how to know when your child’s library books are due: https://www.smore.com/y51a9
If you would like to sign up to volunteer in the library, you can now sign up online with Volunteer Spot: http://vols.pt/eUsi8v
Let’s Do the TXconnect two-step!
Learn more and register!
The district's online tool, txConnect, allows LISD parents to easily monitor their child's achievement throughout the school year. LISD parents can use txConnect to access their child's grades and assignments, view and print their child's interim progress reports and report cards, view their child's STAAR results, immunizations, attendance and student discipline reports. And beginning this year, parents can use txConnect to view, update and print first-day packet forms. Connecting to your child's learning through txConnect is a simple, two-step process.
Help your school while helping the earth...recycle your paper in our green and yellow bin in back of our building, (East parking lot).
For more information go to
|Monday, February 08, 2016|
|21 Days of Kindness (Day 4) |
|Tuesday, February 09, 2016|
|21 Days of Kindness (Day 5) |
|PTA Board Meeting in the Library - 6:00p - 8:00p|
|Wednesday, February 10, 2016|
|21 Days of Kindness (Day 6) |
|Thursday, February 11, 2016|
|Comets on the Run (4th & 5th) |
|21 Days of Kindness (Day 7) |
|Friday, February 12, 2016|
|21 Days of Kindness (Day 8) |
|Monday, February 15, 2016|
|21 Days of Kindness (Day 9) |
|Watch Dog Night in the cafeteria - 7:00p - 8:00p|
|Tuesday, February 16, 2016|
|21 Days of Kindess (Day 10) |
|Wednesday, February 17, 2016|
|21 Days of Kindness (Day 11) |
|Thursday, February 18, 2016|
|Comets on the Run (2nd & 3rd) |
|21 Days of Kindess (Day 12) |
|Friday, February 19, 2016|
|21 Days of Kindness (Day 13) |
|Monday, February 22, 2016|
|21 Days of Kindness (Day 14) |
To view more information about these and other upcoming events, click on the items listed above in the Calendar of Events.