Educate, Accelerate, Graduate! September 2023
LOA STUDENT HANDBOOK
***Please review new Student Handbook for new ID, dress code, and discipline policies for the 2023-2024 school year
GET TO KNOW US! - MEET THE OFFICE
ACADEMIC & ATTENDANCE MEETINGS
How is my student progressing at LOA?
Sign Up for Parent Edgenuity Progress Reports
All parents should sign up for a Parent Edgenuity Account. You can view your student’s progress daily. Our expectation is that all students complete a MINIMUM of 50 lessons a week.
Click the link to request a Parent Log in for LOA Progress Reports here:
Attendance is key to every student's success. At Live Oak Academy, we expect our students to attend school each day (we do not offer virtual schooling).
If a student is absent from school, have your student bring a note from a health care provider, other official office, or parent/guardian note explaining reason for the absence. These notes may also be emailed to LOA.Attendance@hayscisd.net. Excused absences (illness, tardies, family trips, etc) are not waived when reviewing student's attendance for truency, only medical notes are waived.
Parking Permits are sold on-line. All students must park in the appropriate student lot. Students who park in the staff parking lot may be booted and fined. In order to park on LOA campus after August 28th, you must have a current parking permit. To purchase a LOA parking permit you must provide the documents listed below to Ms. Jennings in the front office.
- · Parking permit form (online under the OWL ZONE tab or click HERE)
- · Current and valid driver’s license (learners permits are not allowed– no exceptions)
- · Current up to date insurance for vehicle
- · Receipt for Payment of $15
Students that do not have a valid parking permit are not allowed to park on campus and may be ticketed. For more information, please contact Mrs. Jennings at Jana.Jennings@hayscisd.net.
DEVICE PROTECTION PLAN
Interested in Device Protection Insurance?
Hays CISD offers an optional protection plan for district-owned devices to cover accidental damage or theft. Plans range from ten to forty dollars, based on your child’s National School Lunch Program (NSLP) designation.
Please click on the following link to sign-up for the optional protection plan if interested: https://hayscisd.revtrak.net/hcisd-technology/#/v/2023-2024-Technology-Device-Protection-Plan
We have had some students forgetting to bring their ID. An ID is required each and every day while on campus. The district's dress code includes proper display of the student’s campus identification card (ID). All students are expected to wear the campus-issued SmartTag ID while on campus. The ID must be visible on the student, this includes on campus, school events, and district transportation. Student ID may not be tampered with (intentional destruction, defacing, removal of information, or stickers). A replacement/lost ID will cost $5.00 per ID.
NOM NOM NOM - LUNCH?
Food deliveries: We do not allow food deliveries. Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub etc may not drop food for our students. A Parent or Guardian (may not be friend or sibling) may drop food off in the office for a student between 12:30 - 1:20. Please make sure the food is for your student only. The student may not pick up the food from the office until lunch (1:00 pm) due to our "no food in the classroom" rules. This is for the safety of our campus and students.
Why do students come to LOA?
- "I wanted to get away from all the distractions"
- “I wanted a smaller environment to work and have more help.”
- "The stress from normal school is too much. I just needed a place where I can manage both enjoying my youth and learning at the same time, but at my old school it felt like it was mostly only pressure and stress."
- “Because the workload was so overwhelming, and I barely stayed in school for a full day due to anxiety and other problems.”
- "I decided to apply to Live Oak because I needed an extra push to not give up on school and have the opportunity to graduate early due to my credits."
As you can see, each student at Live Oak Academy has their own reasons for coming here, but the common denominator is they are here to learn and graduate. Educate, Accelerate, Graduate!
COUNSELOR'S CORNER - NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK
National Suicide Prevention Week is an annual week-long campaign to inform and engage the public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide. At Live Oak Academy, our counselors will be bringing awareness to students and staff through carefully thought out campus projects and discussions. Sept 11 - Sept 15
Students can find our transcript request on our website under OWL ZONE. Official transcripts must be mailed or virtually transfered directly from the school. Emailed transcripts are not considered official for colleges.
Click HERE to request