LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - On Friday, Lufkin ISD launched a new educational resource called ‘Lukfin Learns-at-Home’. It is an online program created for students and parents to continue their studies while unable to attend school due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“You log onto the website and there are are specific tabs for what grade your child is in. From that, you can pick what that specific curriculum is,” Becky Butler, the 8th grade U.S. History teacher at Lufkin Middle School said.
Once there, parents will find activities and assignments that their students can complete online. For those with no internet access, Lufkin ISD has a plan in place for that also.
"They can come to any school. Pick up times are set up for people to get packets. The same things that are offered online will be in paper form,” Butler expressed.
Monique Stevenson has two daughters that she will be working with on ‘Lufkin Learns at Home’. One of her daughters’ struggles with dyslexia. Stevenson says the conference call option on the Lufkin Learns website will be helpful.
“So, if there is something that my child does not understand at home, they have periods throughout the day where they can give them a call and talk to the teacher,” Stevenson added.
Both parents say the Lufkin Learns at Home program will help keep an open line of communication between students, parents and teachers.
“Just be flexible and be forgiving, because it’s not perfect and we have a lot to do in a very short amount of time,” Butler said.
From the Lufkin Independent School District:
Students of all ages will have the opportunity to continue studies at home with the newly launched Lufkin Learns @ Home webpage. The site is full of activities and enrichment opportunities for parents to share with their children. Lessons are organized by grade levels Pre-K through high school.The assignments and activities are for the week of March 23–27 and will be updated weekly. For easy access, the website link is on the first page of the www.lufkinisd.org website or click below.
For those who are unable to log on to the site electronically, printed packets will be available to pick up at all campuses on Monday, March 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for studentsPre-K through 5th grade.
Curriculum packets for secondary students will be available Monday, March 23, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. only at Lufkin Middle School and Lufkin High School.
Pre-School through 5th grade curriculum packets may be picked up at any of these locations:
- Burley Primary 502 Joyce Lane
- Dunbar Primary 1807 Martin Luther King Jr.
- Garrett Primary 229 Leach St.
- Hackney Primary 708 Lubbock St.
- Herty Primary 2804 Paul Ave.
- Kurth Primary 521 York Drive
- Trout Primary 1014 Allendale Dr.
- Anderson Elementary 381 Champions Dr.
- Brandon Elementary 1612 Sayers St.
- Brookhollow Elementary 1009 Live Oak Lane
- Coston Elementary 707 Trenton St.
- Slack Elementary 1305 Fuller Springs Dr.
- Lufkin Middle School 900 E. Denman Ave.
- Lufkin High School 309 S. Medford Dr.
Secondary curriculum packets may be picked up at these locations:
- Packets for LMS students are only available at Lufkin Middle School 900 E. Denman Avenue
- Packets for LHS students are only available at Lufkin High School 309 S. Medford Drive
Sheila Adams, Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations,
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