COVID-19 Information


Although there has been an easing of COVID-19 restrictions state-wide, LISA Academy plans to continue with the current District Support Plan through the end of the 2020-21 school year. After receiving public comment, this plan will be reviewed by the Ready to Learn committee as well as the school board, and will be updated for summer plans and for the 2021-22 school year.

Key components that will remain in place for the remainder of the school year include, but are not limited to:

  • All students and staff will be required to wear masks in schools
  • Social distancing will continue as much as is possible
  • Modified meal service will continue
  • Students, staff, and visitors will be temperature screened prior to entering the buildings
  • Periodic cleaning and sanitizing classrooms and other areas will continue
  • Large gatherings will be limited and must have approved plans
  • Extra-curricular activities will be limited and monitored for safety
View the full "Ready to Learn" plan here. 
If you would like to provide public comment regarding LISA Academy's COVID-19 Plans for Summer of 2021 and the 2021-2022 school year.  You may submit them here.
Please use this linked form to report a positive test result for a student or staff member.  You may also contact the District Point of contact by emailing or calling 501-529-9236.



In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our staff and student body we are asking all parents/guardians of students and all employees to notify the school or our designated Point of Contact immediately when the following occurs:

  • Student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Student or staff member has been identified as a Close Contact to a positive case of COVID-19 and is requiring quarantine and/or recommended to be tested for COVID-19
  • Any student or employee who is being tested for COVID-19 due to symptoms or exposure. They should remain in quarantine pending results of their COVID-19 test.
Please call your campus or contact the District Point of Contact, Luanne Baroni, at 501-529-9236 or email information to  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Together we can help keep our LISA Academy family safe, healthy and ready to learn during this unique time.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation, are a Probable Close Contact and are in quarantine, or have any symptoms, please do not enter a school building.
LISA Academy Schools plan to open for both on-site and virtual students on August 24, 2020.  Please check school websites, social media, and email communications for the latest updates from your student's campus.  All schools have plans in place to provide the safest possible learning environment for students and staff who will be on campus, including PPE, extra cleaning and sanitizing, daily wellness screening, protocol for managing any positive cases, and plans for social distancing throughout the school day.  In addition, our leadership team has developed a plan to provide needed technology for students who need that support and have a plan to shift to all virtual learning should the need arise.  We will continue to provide updated information as needed to keep families informed of any changes.
Information regarding the Learning Management System, Schoololgy, which will be used for all students this year is located at the right side of this page.
The state of Arkansas has also released a new publication to help families understand how schools will operate this fall.  You may access the Healthy School Guide.
You may read the latest Message from the Superintendent here.
LISA Academy Public Charter School is pleased to provide Grab & Go meals for our enrolled virtual students.
To request these meals (highly recommended), please use the following link:
If you haven't done so already, please complete a free and reduced meal application at Enter LISA Academy as the school district. If an application is not submitted and approved then the full price for breakfast is $2.50 and lunch is $3.50. If approved for reduced meals the breakfast price is $.30 and lunch is $.40.
You must prepay for meals at . Payments can not be made in the drive through line. 
The drive through locations and instructions are as follows:
12220 Westhaven, Little Rock- Drive around to the back of the school between 12:05 - 12:30 daily Monday - Friday. The parent or guardian will give the LISA Staff their name and LISA student(s) name. One Breakfast and one lunch will be given during the time specified. Meals will not be available after 12:30 or to non-LISA students.
1 LISA Academy Way, North Little Rock-  Drive to the front of the building between 12:30-12:55 on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Monday will include 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. Wednesdays will include 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches. The parent or guardian will give the LISA Staff their name and LISA student(s) name. Meals will not be available after 12:55 on the days specified or to non-LISA students.
Student presence is not required for parents or guardians to pick up meals.
Please contact Mrs. Critton at critton@lisaacademy or 501 916-9450 or the school office with questions or concerns.



Helpful Links:



The Arkansas Department of Health provides updated information for Arkansas on their site:


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide up to date information at this site:


The Arkansas Department of Education's Division of  Elementary and Secondary Education provides updates regarding how COVID-19 is impacting education and links to resources:

School Communication Regarding COVID-19:
LISA Academy has designated a District Point of Contact to serve as the liaison with the Department of Health and has a process in place to minimize risk in our schools.  If there are cases associated with students or staff in our school district, the student or staff member will be notified by health department officials.  For the privacy of our students and staff, the district will not be sharing any information with anyone who is not directly impacted.  We will be following the guidance provided by CDC, DESE and ADH.