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Amanda Lillard

Amanda Lillard

Phone: (512) 570-7000

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Dear Westside Elementary Family,

Happy Sunday!!!!  We have an exciting week ahead as we take a giant step forward in providing education virtually for our children.  Our Westside staff have been working diligently this past week to prepare for Phase 2 of the distance learning process.  This process has been complex with lots of moving parts. Through our staff’s hard work this past week, we have been able to create comprehensive distance learning plans for each grade level and individualized plans for our special education students.  We have also created a NEW campus distance learning website, in an effort to simplify this new process and allow our families to bookmark one website and locate all information for Westside and LISD. 

I am so proud of our staff for taking time to balance their own personal families and take care of the students of Westside.  That is no easy task, as many of you know, under a Shelter In Place order. They have pushed themselves to have a positive growth mindset and learn how to navigate the virtual environment safely for our students faster than I have ever seen an adult learn.  I am so honored that these educators get to teach our kids!

Westside, we are ready!!!!!   We can’t wait to welcome our students back to school on Monday and can’t wait to see them in their virtual classroom settings throughout the week!  I can say on behalf of our entire Westside staff, we miss our kids and our families terribly! School is just simply not the same without your kids and families in it.  

Have a wonderful day with your family and we hope to see all of you in the morning!!!

Together is always better,

Amanda Reyes Lillard


Special Note:  We hope you took time to view Rocket Radio News on Friday for a few special messages from the admin team, View Here

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