LVMS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do - Week XII

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Construction Update!

The fence is up, and now we are just waiting for the permit to be approved. In the next week or so, demolition of the old weight room will start and construction on the new wing will begin!

Boys Basketball Tryouts On Monday

Boys basketball tryouts will be November 8th and 9th from 3:15 to 4:45.

Opps!

When I got an attendance alert for my son on Thursday afternoon, I thought, "Uh oh, here we go again!" I'm sorry that I haven't responded to everyone's texts or emails(there were A LOT), but just know there was an attendance glitch on Thursday and we will make it right in the system ASAP.

End of Semester

Okay, it's hard to believe this, but we are a few short weeks from the end of the semester! We have two weeks to Thanksgiving, and then only three weeks when we return.


Important note - the week of December 13 - 16, each core subject will be giving common assessments to make sure we have an accurate picture of our student learning so far. Attendance will be very important during this last week!

Friday Night Lights

Our next Friday Night Lights is this coming Friday, November 12, from 4:00 - 6:00. If your student is failing two or more core class, or has below a 50 in a single core class, they will be asked to stay on Friday night to get caught up on their work. Check their grades over the weekend!

Applications for Blue Santa

Applications for Blue Santa are in the front offices of each of our schools. Applications will not be accepted after November 19th. Please, if you need assistance during the holiday season for your children, let us know!

Cell Phones

As many of you know, our cell phone policy for students is to turn them off and put them in their back packs during the day. This is EXTREMELY difficult for our students to follow, but I feel that it's very important that students be disconnected from their phones throughout the day.


Please remember that cell phones are not allowed during school hours. Phones must be turned off and in their backpacks. If your child needs to contact you, they may come to the front office to use the office phone or bring their personal phone to the front office, where they are allowed to use it.


If you need to communicate with your child during the day, you can email your child on their ipads, using their school email - firstname_lastname@lvisd.com


Remember that if you call the front office, we will be happy to deliver any messages to your child. Less disruption in the classrooms, the better!


News and Notes From The Office

Attendance & Nurse - Please email or contact the nurse if your child is home ill. Also, please make sure if your child calls you not feeling well, they must check in with the nurse before leaving due to COVID protocol.

terri_harkins@lagovista.txed.net

Ext. 2505


Boys Athletics - If your son is in last period athletics and you need to pick them up, we ask that you pick them up BEFORE 3PM.


School Time - Please remember that we teach from "bell to bell" each day and when you pull your student(s) out early or they arrive late to school, they miss valuable class time. Thank you for understanding!

Here is the bell schedule...first bell starts at 8:00 AM!

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End of Season Volleyball Wrap Up

The 7th Grade Volleyball Team completed their outstanding season by winning the District Tournament in Llano this past Saturday. The girls entered the tournament as the top seed as they went undefeated on the season with a perfect record of 10-0. This earned them a bye in the first round, so their first match was against a determined Comfort squad in the semifinals. It was the tightest and most contested match the girls played all season with the girls prevailing over Comfort in 3 incredibly tense sets earning a chance at a championship. The girls played their best volleyball of the season absolutely dominating Bandera in the Championship Match for a resounding 2-0 victory. The girls finish the season with a perfect record of 12-0. We are proud of their hard work, determination, and grit that the girls showed throughout the season. Congratulations on an undefeated season and District Championship ladies.


The 8th grade volleyball team played their best matches at the district tournament this Saturday. They went in as the underdogs and played incredibly well. They beat Blanco in 3 sets. They moved on In the bracket to beat the number one seeded team, Ingram in 3 sets. Then played hard against Bandera in the championship game. The 8th grade team ended their season in second place. We are are so proud of their hard work, determination, and grit. Congratulations ladies.

Two Time District Champions!

The 7th and 8th grade boys football teams both went undefeated through district play this year, finishing off their seasons with big wins over Blanco!


Congrats all!

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And now...on to basketball! First game - Monday, November 8th @ Blanco!

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Covid Questions...

Q: How will I know if my student has been exposed?

A: If your student is determined to be a close contact of a student who has tested positive for COVID, you will be personally notified. If your child is in the same grade level as a student who has tested positive, you will receive an email.


Q: Are masks required?

A: LVISD does not require students, parents, teachers, staff members or visitors to wear masks or face coverings while on district premises. However, the wearing of face masks is allowed and is highly encouraged.


Q: Can I choose for my child to do at-home/remote learning this year?

A: The state has not provided for a funded remote instruction option this school year. Students not at school will be under normal attendance requirements. Exceptions to this are students who are isolated because of a positive COVID result or who are quarantined due to being a COVID close contact.

Who Do I Contact?

We try to be excellent problem solvers here at LVMS, so if you have questions, let us help!


If you have questions about registrations, contact:

Monica Kaiser @ monica_kaiser@lagovista.txed.net

Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ april_woodburn@lagovista.txed.net

Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ lisa_gordon@lagovista.txed.net

Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ sue_kunze@lagovista.txed.net


You can contact myself(eric_holt@lagovista.txed.net) or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley (kim_bentley@lagovista.txed.net) with any questions you need help with as well.