LSD Reimagined for the 2020-21 School Year

Below are some helpful links for you and your student for successful Screen to Screen schooling.

Lansing School District Preparedness and Response Plan

PDF DocumentLSD Preparedness and Response Plan

Are you having issues with your device? Submit a Student Device Problem Report to our Technology Department.

PDF DocumentTechnology Username/Password Information


USERNAME: Initials + Student ID# +
PASSWORD: Initials + Birth Month & Date
Ex: John Smith, born Aug 7 = js0807


USERNAME: Initials + Student ID#
PASSWORD: Initials + Birth Month & Date
Ex: John Smith, born Aug 7 = js0807


USERNAME: Initials + Student ID# +
PASSWORD: Initials + Birth Month & Date
Ex: John Smith, born Aug 7 = js0807


USERNAME: Initials + Student ID# +
PASSWORD: Initials + Birth Month & Date + @LSD
Ex: John Smith, born Aug 7 = js0807@LSD


USERNAME: Initials + Student ID#
PASSWORD: Initials + Birth Month & Date
Ex: John Smith, born Aug 7 = js0807


USERNAME: Initials + Student ID#
PASSWORD: LAN123 but in all lowercase


USERNAME: Initials + Student ID#
PASSWORD: LAN123 but in all lowercase


USERNAME: Initials + Student ID#
PASSWORD: LAN123 but in all lowercase


Technology Onsite Help

If you are experiencing hardware issues with your device, visit us at the Hill Center during the following hours. Please make sure to bring both the device and charger. Park on the West side of the building along Wise Road and look for doors 43/44.

This is for students and staff.

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Hill Center

Monday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

5815 Wise Road

Tuesday: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Lansing MI, 48911

Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Thursday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

PDF DocumentLansing School District Reimagined FAQ

Will computers be provided to each student?
We are asking families to complete an inventory for each of their children enrolled in the Lansing School District which includes communicating your family’s need for technology. Devices will be provided for each Lansing School District student in your household if needed.

Will Internet services be provided for families?
We are working with local service providers to ensure that all Lansing School District families will have Internet access to be able to fully participate in screen-to-screen instruction in the fall.

Will PreK and kindergarten students be all screen to screen?
At this time, for student and staff safety, all students will be working screen-to-screen with their teachers.

Will each student have access to and communication with a teacher?
Students will be assigned to a classroom teacher just as if we were returning to face to face instruction. Your child’s classroom teacher(s) along with other support teachers will be interacting with your child every day using screen to screen instruction.

What if a student has an IEP or 504 plan?
We are committed to ensuring that every student will receive the support he/she needs to be successful in our screen to screen environment. This may look different for students with IEPs or 504 plans. Each student’s needs will be addressed on an individualized basis by the special education teachers and ancillary staff.

What if the parents work and cannot be home?
We are currently working to establish partnerships with community organizations to provide support for families of front line workers who are unable to work from home.

Will the schedule be all day with no breaks?
A schedule will be created, that will include breaks, meal times and the need for physical activity. In addition, the schedule will include whole group, small group and individual instruction as needed. There will be opportunities for art, music, physical education, social emotional learning, mindfulness activities and more throughout each week.

How will I contact my child’s teacher?
Teachers will have daily office hours so that they can connect directly with families as needed.

Is attendance mandatory?
Yes, attendance will be mandatory as if the students were physically in school.

Will the classes be recorded if a student is absent?
All classes will be recorded from the teacher’s side only. No students will be recorded. Lessons will then be accessible to families for review at any time convenient for their schedules.

How will my student get their meals?
Meal distribution stations will be established throughout the district. We are working with Sodexo and other partners to ensure that all students will have access to free breakfast and lunch daily.

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Uncontrolled Growth

Persistent Spread


We Are Here
100% Screen-to-Screen Instruction



  • Students will access instruction remotely 5 days a week.
  • Students will follow a balanced synchronous (live instructor) and asynchronous (independent/self-paced) grade span specific daily schedule.
  • Devices will be provided to students as needed.
  • Internet access support will be made available to students as needed.


Limited In-Person Instruction (Required Safety Protocols)*


  • Student return will be phased in per equity and/or time-based cohorts.
  • Students will participate in a hybrid/blended learning model.
  • Except during meals, masks must be worn by:
    • Staff throughout the day,
    • PreK - 5th grade students in halls and common areas,
    • and 6 - 12th grade students throughout the day.
  • One way traffic in hallways and common areas.
  • Transportation will be provided PreK-12th grade. Masks must be worn on the bus.
  • All safety protocols required under the MI Safe Start Plan will be executed.
  • Athletic contests will occur in compliance with MHSAA provided guidance.
  • Devices will remain with students.


In-Person Instruction (Recommended Safety Protocols)*


  • Students may attend school 5 days per week.
  • Masks recommended, not required.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted frequently.
  • Frequent hand washing will be encouraged.
  • The district will continue to prepare in the event the region returns to a phase that requires more restrictive practices including a full return to remote instruction.

Post Pandemic

In-Person Instruction (Traditional)*


  • Learning will continue as it did prior to COVID 19.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout all schools and district buildings.

PDF DocumentLansing School District Reimagined Framework
PDF DocumentGovernor Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start Plan
External LinkCenters for Disease Control (CDC)

The Lansing School District is planning for a safe re-opening for Fall 2020. We want to share that the pandemic has been challenging for all of us. Our priority is the physical and emotional well-being of our students and their families. Following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s MI Safe Start Plan, we will apply regulations and guidelines provided within the plan and by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Likewise, we are eager to utilize the Return to School Roadmap that will be issued by the governor’s Return to School Advisory Council on June 30th as shared in the recent press conference.

In an effort to prepare for innovative and effective teaching and learning opportunities in the middle of a pandemic, the Lansing School District has established the LSD Reimagined Return to School Planning Team. This team is comprised of members of both the Instructional and Operational Divisions. The team has reviewed the recent district remote learning reflection survey results, several draft return to school plans, and research reports regarding the various scenarios that can take place in a “COVID-FREE” learning and work environment. The outcome of our current work has placed a focus on the following areas:

Curriculum and Instruction

The goal of the Lansing School District is to individualize instruction for each student using the foundation of culturally responsive teaching practices while focusing on the development of the whole child including social-emotional learning. Our focus will be grounded in the power of student voice to engage them in their own learning as we work toward closing the achievement gap.

Professional Learning

The Lansing School District will support both face-to-face and screen-to-screen remote learning through staff training that is focused on high-quality instruction, culturally responsive teaching practices and social-emotional learning. Trainings will include how to use technology tools for effective instruction that engages students both in and out of the classroom setting.


This is the Lansing School District’s time to lead in the innovation of instruction. Our goal is to provide protocols and procedures to ensure that all key stakeholders are held accountable for the academic as well as social-emotional needs of our students through a culturally responsive framework. 


The Lansing School District will provide an appropriate device to each student and teacher for both in class and remote learning opportunities.  A technology support plan will be in place for staff and families.

Learning Resources

The LSD will support face-to-face or screen-to-screen learning with students through the use of a variety of grade-level-appropriate learning resources. The district will also identify a list of supported tools that will be used for communication (visual, text, and voice). Students in the Lansing School District will be equipped with the essential school supplies necessary for a robust, positive learning experience whether in or out of our school buildings. Children, having their own school supplies, can improve grades, expand creativity, build positive attitudes towards learning, and strengthen learning behavior, as well as developing a strong self-image. Individual Back to School Essentials kits will also minimize the spread of germs and disease. 

The Lansing School District strives to be inclusive and thoughtful when it comes to decisions that directly impact the academic well being and lives of its most precious commodity – our students and their families. We are asking that you stay tuned and be ready to exercise your voice and choice for the educational opportunities that will be offered for the 2020-2021 school year. There will be opportunities for stakeholders to participate in online and virtual community forums beginning the week of July 13th.  In the interim, review our resources,, share your concerns, and please ask any questions you may have by emailing us at

We will get through this together!

PDF DocumentRe-Opening Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic
An Overview of Guidance for School Districts - Michigan State University Office of K-12 Outreach, MAY 2020

PDF Document6 Ways to Bring Students and Staff Back to Schools
PDF DocumentA New Road Map for Schools

Please ask any questions you may have by emailing us at