LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

September 18, 2020

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What's Been HAppening?

Cross Country ran hard in Salado!

Vikings Squashed the Caldwell Hornets 20-0

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Lago Vista ISD Bond Zoom Presentation Schedule

Wednesday, September 23 – Lago Vista Bond Zoom Presentation at 6:00:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5079088766pwd=RkJUaXNuU25rNDd2UXExVlBWTE9qUT09


Monday, September 28 – Lago Vista Bond Zoom presentation at 6:00:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5079088766pwd=RkJUaXNuU25rNDd2UXExVlBWTE9qUT09

Tuesday, October 6 - Lago Vista Bond Zoom Presentation at 6:00:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5079088766pwd=RkJUaXNuU25rNDd2UXExVlBWTE9qUT09

Wednesday, October 21 - Lago Vista Bond Zoom Presentation at 6:00:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5079088766pwd=RkJUaXNuU25rNDd2UXExVlBWTE9qUT09

Wednesday, October 28 – Lago Vista Bond Zoom Presentation at 6:00:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5079088766pwd=RkJUaXNuU25rNDd2UXExVlBWTE9qUT09

HOMECOMING WILL BE next week, September 25th!

We are going to have Homecoming this year! Although things might look a bit different, we will celebrate as much as we can.


There will be a pep rally at the football field on Friday, September 25 at 2:30. A limited number of visitors will be allowed to attend, please arrive early. Former students will watch from the concession stand area and all other visitors are asked to sit on the visitor side. Home side seating will be reserved for LVHS students. All students and visitors must wear a mask at all times, social distance, and take your temperature upon entering. We look forward to seeing those who can make it as we celebrate homecoming in a safe and fun way!

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Home game Reminders

As our first home game approaches, LVHS would like to remind you of a few stadium rules that have been around for awhile and a few new ones!


1. All LVES and LVIS students must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Students are not permitted on the practice field at any point during football games.


2. Standing, loitering, or horseplay under and around the stadium stands, concession stands, practice field, or any other area is prohibited. Revealing, provocative and/or inappropriate dress will not be allowed, nor will inappropriate behaviors or foul language. Repeat offenders will be required to leave the stadium and campus.


3. Once inside the stadium, middle school and high school students with a student ticket will be allowed to sit in the designated student area on the home side of the stadium. Students may sit in the reserved or general admission sections only if they are under the supervision of an adult guardian.


4. The use of alcohol, controlled substances, tobacco, and vapes are prohibited on school premises.


5. Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside the gates. We have a wonderful Booster Club that provides a full concession stand of food and drinks for you to purchase throughout the game.


6. Face masks must be worn at all times, fans should social distance and sit in designated areas, and exit stadium immediately following the game.


Lago Vista ISD appreciates everyone’s cooperation and support as we work to keep a safe and enjoyable environment at Viking football games.

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Army ROTC Virtual College Leadership Fair

We cordially invite you to participate in the first virtual college leadership fair hosted by the United States Army Cadet Command on 26 September 2020 from 10am-1pm. This event will bring over 100 Universities to students across our country in a safe and virtual environment. Students will have the ability to move around virtual tables to talk to the University Army ROTC programs, advisors, and current students at the Universities.


SAVE THE DATE
September 26, 2020 from 10am – 1pm (Eastern Standard Time)

•Over 100 virtual tables hosted by University Army ROTC programs

•Register to Win a new PlayStation 4

•Listen to previous 4-year scholarship winners

•Talk to University admissions to learn how to get in

•Talk to currently serving Officers to learn about career options

•Learn about other scholarship opportunities

•Be a part of a historic event!

•Supporters will have tables at the event as well! (Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and much more)


We will be using Airmeet to host virtual tables so you can explore all the Universities you want to learn about. Reserve your virtual ticket here. An email with the link to join will be sent 72 hours before the event.

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Your Fall 2020 Virtual College Fair

We know your current year, especially if you are a senior, has not started the way you anticipated. It has not started the way colleges and universities wanted either. We enjoy meeting you and your family at your high school or college during the college fair season. We also like seeing you on campus for a tour or visit, and ultimately the next Fall as you start classes with us. While all of this looks different right now, we want you to know that we will still provide the best virtual experience possible while you search for your college or university.

Here is what you can do during your college fair:

  • Visit College and University Booths
  • Chat with Admission Representatives
  • Schedule a Virtual Appointment to ask additional questions
  • View an Info Session on:
    • Understanding the Admissions Process
    • Scholarships and Financial Aid
    • How to Start Your College Search

...and so much more.


Register here for the virtual college fair. Central Texas Fair is September 28-October 3.

FREE SAT for juniors and seniors

Lago Vista High is giving all juniors and seniors a free SAT exam. This is a $65 value! Seniors will take the exam on October 14. Juniors will take the exam in the spring.


Be sure to take advantage of the free prep resources on Khan Academy as you prepare for this exam!

LVISD Education Foundation

Welcome to the new school year Viking Parents! Your Education Foundation is currently looking for Friends of the Foundation to assist in areas of fundraising, social media guidance and financial management as we continue the grand tradition of supporting our Viking school district. We will be scheduling numerous Zoom meetings to facilitate our discussions so please reach out to lvisdeftx@gmail.com and let us know what area you would be willing to provide your much needed expertise. Thank you for your support!

EVERY Thursday at LVHS IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR Each Thursday!

Bell Schedule

Each Monday and Thursday is an A day. Tuesday and Friday will always be B days. Wednesdays will be virtual and will follow the C day schedule.
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AP Deadline is approaching!

Attention all AP students and parents, all AP exams will need to be ordered by October 1st this year. This is a HUGE change from past years. Please pick up your order forms from your teacher during class. All completed order forms and payments need to be returned to Mrs. Mumme by Oct 1st. If you have any questions about the ordering process or forms, see your AP teacher or Ms. Mumme ASAP!

PARKING PERMITS

Parking permits will go on sale on Monday, September 14th. Permits will be $25. Forms will be available to pick up from the front office. Students must show driver's license and a valid proof of insurance to get a parking spot.
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Medications Need to be kept with the nurse

Just a quick reminder that students are not allowed to carry medication with them at school (exceptions are inhaler/EPI pen). If your student must carry an inhaler or EPI pen, you will need to complete new permission forms for the 2020-2021 school year.


If you would like to keep over the counter meds in the clinic, they must be sent in their original container and you will need to complete new permission forms.


You can review our Medication Administration Policy HERE before sending medication to school.


Click here to download the school medication permission form.


Click here for the form needed in order for your child to carry an inhaler with them.


Click here for the form that allows your child to carry and self-administer their own EPI pen.


Please print and fill out the appropriate forms. You may bring them to your child's school directly or fax them to the appropriate campus.


  • Elementary Fax: 512-267-8326
  • Intermediate Fax: 512-267-8363
  • Middle School Fax: 512-267-8329
  • High School Fax: 512-267-8330


These forms are only current for this school year and if you would like to drop medication off before face to face instructions start, please reach out to Nurse Kat at kat_azevedo@lagovista.txed.net or 512-267-8300 ext. 5506.

DON'T FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR CHILD'S FREE & REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH APPLICATION!

Your child might be eligible for free and reduced price meals! Not sure if your child is eligible? Eligibility is based on your household size and income level. Check to see if you're eligible - it's risk free and confidential. Click below to access income guidelines and the application. Also, remember that applications must be completed every school year, so if you qualified last year and have not yet completed an application for the 2020-2021 school year, re-apply today!


http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/nutrition.home

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DRESS code Review

It has been a while since students have been held to a dress code! In addition to the new mask requirement for students, they are still required to follow the dress code. Please take a minute to review this with your students!


Here is an EXCERPT from our Student Code of Conduct. Please reference the document for the entire list.

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).

Accessories
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.
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ScreenGuide Parental Control App for School Devices

Would you like to set parental controls for your student's school device? Now you can! Please refer to the flyer below for information or learn more by watching this video.
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Football Schedule

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Attendance Matters

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be engaged in Canvas everyday.

Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:45 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.


For students who miss school, here is some very important attendance information:


3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home and phone call from the principal.

7 or more unexcused absences in a 6-month period - warning letter sent home and Behavior Intervention Plan meeting called with the parents, student, and assistant principal.

10 or more unexcused absences in a 6 month period - truancy charges are filed. Parent, student and school administrator will be summoned to appear in truancy court.


Our campus goal is to reach 97% attendance each day.


Thanks for your support!

How to check your student's grades:

As you are aware, Lago Vista High School uses Canvas for delivering assignment information and communicating with our students. LVHS will be using the gradebook function in Canvas to communicate grades with parents and students. A weekly average only will be posted in TxConnect and parents can use Canvas to see the posted assignments that make up that current grade. Here are a few of the benefits of using the Canvas gradebook:

  • Integration with the Assignments and Quiz functions within Canvas (auto grading, streamlined feedback, peer editing).
  • Instant and improved communication with students on their assignment grades.
  • Observer view (Parent view) allows for the parent to see grades and have access to the content as well as teacher comments.
  • Uniformity of Canvas gradebook use across campus.
  • Parents can still use TxConnect for a “big picture” look at a student’s grade and use Canvas for a detailed contextual look at student’s grades.
  • In many cases, parents can access the actual assignment turned in by their student. This eliminates student responses of “I turned it in.” and “I’m not sure why I got a bad grade.”


Parents can create a Canvas Parent account by following the steps found here: https://sites.google.com/lagovista.txed.net/technology/canvas. An even easier option is to have your student log in to their Canvas account and show you their current assignments and grades.

StayAlert System Reminder

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

Who should I contact about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early: Our attendance clerk Sean_McCormick@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse Kat_Azevedo@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5506


Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503


Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Meghin_Huerta@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504


Career and Tech Readiness: Our CTE Counselor, Elanna_Hylander@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5510


Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our principal, Stu_Taylor@lagovista.txed.net or assistant principal, Missy_Howard@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500