Dr. Rollo Talks Graduation Ceremonies, Prom, and Registration
Tuesday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Superintendent of the Lubbock Independent School District Dr. Kathy Rollo joined Dave and Matt to talk about the Texas legislative session and what they're hoping to get out of it, opening back up and how prom and graduation will be handled, getting Pre-K and Kindergarten kids registered, summer school and making up for lost learning, and more.
The first topic that was discussed was the continued move to try and restore a sense of "normalcy" in schools after kids have been virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Rollo talked about their plans for prom, graduation, and when they plan to do away with virtual learning. Talking about prom and graduation, Rollo explained that they are trying to make everything look as "normal" as possible, with outdoor graduations taking place from May 25th - 29th at the Plains Capitol Park Lowrey Field, and allowing those graduating to bring more guests compared to last year. Proms will take place on the high school campuses, and although students will be required to wear masks, they are still trying to make things as normal as possible. "We're just excited we get to do these things this year," Rollo said.
Dr. Rollo also talked about Lubbock ISD's plans for summer school to help kids who have fallen behind due to the virus. During June, they will have a "very robust" summer school for students who have shown a lot of learning loss during COVID-19, which she encourages students and parents to take advantage of. On top of this they will have their normal summer activities, such as Camp Invention and Superintendent Scholars. Dr. Rollo is aware that there are many kids who simply do not learn the same way with virtual learning, and so next year the schools are doing away with online learning for Pre-K - 8th grade. Rollo said that in order to recover, elementary kids may work in small groups to target the skills that are missing, while secondary kids will focus on credit recovery.
Finally, Dr. Rollo announced that this Friday, April 9th, Lubbock ISD will have the first central office drive-thru registration event for both Pre-K and Kindergarten to help get kids registered and ready for the next school year. Rollo encourages those with kids turning 4 or 5 to please get them registered for school. The event will take place from 7am - 7pm at the central office.
Listen to the full interview with Dr. Kathy Rollo in the video above.