LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

September 20, 2019

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The week in pictures...

Student Safety & Communication

Lago Vista ISD is committed to effective, two-way communication regarding student safety. In the event of a validated threat to student safety or other emergency, our District and campuses work together to quickly notify parents/guardians through our District messaging service.

In order to ensure that you receive these crucial notifications, please log into txConnect Parent Portal to verify/update the contact information for your student. We ask our parents to do this each year for each student. The information provided in txConnect is what we use to contact you, so it is very important that all information provided is correct and up-to-date. For more information on how to access txConnect Parent Portal and update information, please visit: http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/new_registration

ESL Parent Meeting

TODOS ESTAN INVITADOS A

Café y Conversación

Por favor venga… aunque su hijo(a) ya no esté en ESL!

Conversaremos con viejas amistades y haremos nuevos amigos. También platicaremos sobre el programa de Inglés como Segundo Idioma en Lago Vista y haremos los planes para este año escolar.

Día: Miércoles, 2 de octubre del 2019

Hora: 8:00 am

Lugar: Cafetería de la escuela primaria (no en la Secundaria)

Nos vemos el 2 de octubre!


Our first ESL Parent Meeting of the year is coming soon. We'll take time to visit with old friends and meet new ones. We'll also talk about the ESL program in Lago Vista ISD and make plans for the upcoming school year.

Date: Wednesday, October 2

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Place: Lago Vista Elementary School Cafeteria

All parents of students in the ESL program are invited to attend!

Let's work together, Vikings

Lago Vista ISD recognizes that communication between campuses and parents is a crucial part of building a strong school-home partnership, which we greatly value. As such, the District is committed to providing open, two-way communication and encourages all Lago Vista ISD parents to share the same commitment.


While social media presents us with an amazing venue to share and exchange information, if a concern arises regarding your child, or child’s campus, please contact the campus immediately. This timely communication directly with the campus is a crucial first step in working with you to resolve your concerns. As a district, we are committed to ensuring that all concerns are addressed as quickly as possible, but

campuses are only able to assist with finding solutions when we are made aware of concerns through direct communication.


Thank you for your helping with Lago Vista ISD's continued efforts to build strong and effective partnerships with our parents!

Don’t mess with Texas® K-12 Art Contest

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade. Stay tuned for details on the 2020 contest. For more information go to KTB.org

SYATP

What: See You At The Pole

When: Wednesday, September 25th

Where: Flagpoles near the LVHS softball field

Time: 7:00 am


All students, faculty, and community are invited to join as our students lead us in prayer over our family, friends, teachers, school, city, churches, nation, and world.

AP Deadline 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 October 1st. If you have any questions about the ordering process or forms, see your AP teacher or Ms. Mumme ASAP!

Change to Substitute Assessment

In a recent notification from TEA, Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, informed school districts of a finding from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) that requires the Texas Education Agency to cease the policy of allowing substitute assessments in accountability. As a result of this finding from the USDE, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, TEA has informed school districts that all students must take the corresponding STAAR EOC for each course in which they are enrolled, even if they have a qualifying score on a substitute assessment.


Any student who was identified with a qualifying score on the PSAT 8/9 in the 2018-2019 school year will not be permitted to use the substitute score in place of taking a STAAR EOC for a course in which he/she is enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. Instead, effective immediately, all students must take the STAAR EOC for each course in which they are currently enrolled that has a corresponding STAAR EOC, even if they have a qualifying score on a substitute assessment. Any student who successfully used a substitute assessment score for a STAAR EOC assessment in the 2018-2019 school year is unaffected by this change, including 8th graders who took Algebra I and used a substitute score in the 2018-2019 school year.

Picture Day

Mark your calendars for our annual Fall pictures on Wednesday, September 25. Order forms were sent home last Monday with your student or you can order at fall.phototexasphotography.com. Use the school order code: 1920-0146.

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 2019-2020 school year, re-apply today!

http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/nutrition.home
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pep rallies and theme days for this fall:

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Attendance Matters

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.
Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:15 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.
For students who exceed our 96% goal, we are planning some more exciting rewards this year, such as a movie in the PAC, Kona Ice, and exam exemptions!

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!

Dress Code Review

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 bandanas, 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.

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

To whom should i talk to about...

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


Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse Kathryn_Azevedo@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extention 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 assistant principal, Stu_Taylor@lagovista.txed.net or principal, Heather_Stoner@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

Lago Vista High School

The mission of Lago Vista High School is to use the four years allotted to teach, motivate, and challenge each student to rise to the highest level of academic excellence possible in a premiere learning environment. All graduates will leave our school with the ability to live and work as compassionate citizens and mature, effective adults. We are committed to sending into the world individuals who use problem-solving skills to impact their community in a responsible manner.