Lago Vista Middle School

8/16/19 Excellence in all we do!

What a great start!

Thank you all for a great start to the 2019-20 school year! It's been a busy three days, but the students have settled in well. Most of them know their schedules by heart, and we have been impressed by the hard work the students have put in so far.

We stressed relationship building for the first few days, and the teachers have done a great job getting to know their students. I've included just a few of the many examples I saw our teachers do this week. Thank you for all of your support - if you ever need anything, just let us know.

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Hard Work Starts Early!

The football, volleyball and cross country teams all have started practice this week, and the school is buzzing with activity before 6:00 AM everyday. Great job by our kids, and thank you to our coaches for your efforts!
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Have you ever dreamed of working in concessions? Well, we've got your opportunity! Sign up here to help the Booster Club cover the concession stand for home games!

Student Packets

Your student was given a Student Information packet on Thursday, and we would like them back by Monday(tomorrow). Please take a few moments today and fill that out so we can have those back. If they lost it(shocking!), please make sure they get another one at school tomorrow and get it back ASAP. Thank you!

Extra Labor Day!

Don't forget this year - students get Monday, September 2nd AND Tuesday, September 3rd off. September 2nd is Labor Day, and teachers have training on September 3rd. Enjoy!

Schedule Changes

We have worked through most of the schedule change requests that we have received from students so far. If your student still wants to change their schedule for an academic reason, please have them fill out a schedule change request form in the office and bring it back signed by a parent. Any questions - let us know. However, schedule changes will not be accepted after August 30th.

Coming Up!

Saturday, August 24th - XC @ Florence

Thursday, August 29th - Volleyball vs. Gateway (First Home Game!)

Saturday, August 31st - XC @ Thrall

Monday and Tuesday, September 2 and 3 - Student Holiday

Dress Code

One of Mrs. Walker's FAVORITE jobs is dealing with dress code. Here are the major highlights from the dress code, just so everyone is on the same page. Thank you for your support!

1. Clothing should be of the appropriate size.
a. Clothing must not be baggy or saggy, worn low on the body, nor drag on the ground.
b. Clothing must not be overly form fitting or tight.

2. Pictures, emblems or writings on student attire, jewelry, and/or tattoos must be appropriate for the school environment. No messages and/or graphics that are vulgar, offensive, obscene, libelous, or that denigrate others on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
a. No messages and/or graphics that include depictions of or references to profanity,
prohibited substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc.), obscenity, sexual
connotations, gangs, inappropriate language, inappropriate pictures, inappropriate
gestures, death, and/or depictions of violent images.

3. See-through/sheer material is ONLY permitted when worn over an article of clothing that is dress code compliant.

4. Students will be expected to be in compliance with the dress code while standing or sitting.

5. Proper undergarments should be worn, but undergarments must not be visible. Garters and garter belts are considered undergarments.

6. No pajamas, sleepwear, or house slippers of any kind, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.

7. Mustaches, beards, and sideburns must be well groomed. Grooming is at the discretion of the principal.

Bottoms (Dresses, Skirts, Shorts, and Pants)
8. All bottoms must fit around the waist and be properly fastened.

9. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and other non-uniform clothing must be of sufficient length to allow for performing normal school functions without immodest exposure. Any garment, regardless of what it is called, must cover all skin above the middle of the thigh.

10. Spandex shorts, tights, and leggings are allowed ONLY with an outer garment that meets the middle of the thigh requirement.

11. No rips or holes that are excessive or placed above the middle of the thigh.

Shirts and Blouses
12. Shirts must be buttoned properly.

13. Sleeveless shirts and modest tank tops that provide appropriate coverage are permitted.
a. No tank tops or dresses with “spaghetti straps” (thin shoulder straps over otherwise
bare shoulders).
b. Sleeveless tops must fit appropriately under the arm. No “muscle shirts”.

14. No strapless, spaghetti-strap, backless, halter, one-shoulder, or off-the-shoulder tops.

15. No clothing that reveals bare midriffs and/or bare backs. Midriffs must be fully covered at all times (even when arms are raised).

16. No low cut necklines (which reveal cleavage or the chest area).

17. No hats, caps, and/or hoods may be worn inside during the academic school day, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.

18. No bandannas, rags, gloves, kerchiefs, or gang-related decorative articles.

19. No hanging wallet chains, chain belts, handcuffs, sharp/heavy rings, or other metal spiked or metal-studded studded accessories.

20. No visible body piercings, with the exception of earrings.

21. No sunglasses may be worn in school buildings without specific recommendation from a doctor.

22. No shoes that mark the floor or “wheelies”.

23. No trench coats.