LVMS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do - April 1st

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Construction Update

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Our upper gym was closed for one day this week as they replaced the air conditioner fittings on the roof. Steel and concrete will be delivered soon and the addition will start to take shape.
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8th Graders Interested In The Valkyries Drill Team

Are you a current 8th grader and interested in trying out for the amazing Lago Vista High Valkyries Drill Team?


Dance Clinic and Tryouts will be April 4th-7th at LVHS.


Mrs. Phillips was on campus this week to talk about the upcoming tryouts and answer questions.

Sub Opportunities!

I have had a lot of people ask how they can help the schools right now, and the most amazing thing would be subsitutue teaching! Almost every day, we are scrambling to cover classes, and many times I have to ask another teacher to give up their conference period to step into a class.


If you've got some time, would like a flexible schedule, and be able to have a direct impact on our children and our schools - substitute teaching is a great answer!


If you would like more info, please let me know.

Uda Bands - Help NJHS send a young man to high school!

We are lucky to live in a place where our education is free! Not everyone is so lucky. NJHS is sponsoring a young man named Tavonga Randeni, a high schooler in Zimbabwe. Every Yuda Band we sell helps him secure his high school education! You can buy in person or click the link or scan QR Code. Mrs. Woodburn will get an email and your student can come pick out a Yuda Band. Many to choose from! You can make a difference today! Buy a Yuda Band for $10!


https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZHNP3KO0U04OTR_ZZ5UBFW2JSGY3P4

This Is Tavonga Randeni

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STAAR Test Info

I had great conversations with students this week while I was covering classes about the upcoming STAAR tests. Here is some important info to know about it:


The STAAR tests will be given in early May. 6th and 7th grades will take Math and Reading, while 8th grade will take Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies.


If a student does not pass the STAAR test, they will have to complete 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction per test. If they are assigned 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction, that will be delivered in Summer School from June 6 to June 17.


I also let the kids know that these decisions were made on the State level, and that was not a Lago decision.


If you have questions, please feel free to call or email.

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iPads

We have had more iPads broken this year than we have ever seen before, and I realize that we've had issues with the cases, and we are giving iPads to middle school students, but we are already over budget for the year.


Please talk to your students about properly caring for their iPad...here are a few simple solutions:

  1. Don't throw your backpack with the iPad in it.
  2. Be careful where you are charging it - make sure no can trip on the cord, or if they do, it doesn't fall.
  3. Don't put it on the edge of your desk.


We realize that accidents will happen, but we are asking for help in order to prevent as much as possible.

Student Registration Forms

IMPORTANT! PLEASE COMPLETE ANNUAL STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL!


If you have not done so, it is important that you complete the annual registration process ASAP. This must be completed each year because these forms provide us with important permissions and information that must be provided annually. Students without completed registration forms will begin to lose certain privileges until they are completed, so please take a moment to submit those forms in Ascender.


HOW DO I ACCESS PARENT PORTAL?
https://ascportal.esc13.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=227912


¿NECESITA ESPAÑOL?
Todos los formularios de registro también están en español. Para continuar en español, hay un menú desplegable en la esquina superior derecha de la página de inicio de sesión para cambiar al español.


WHAT IF I HAVE A NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENT? WHAT IF DON'T SEE MY ENROLLED STUDENT IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL?
If you enrolled your student during summer enrollment, you must still complete annual registration forms. If you don't see your enrolled student when you log in, an Ascender Parent Portal ID is needed in order to link to your student and complete the annual registration forms.

Please email your campus registrar to receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID. Please note that there may be slight delays in answering requests during peak times, such as this, but we will get it to you as quickly as possible!

Once you receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID from the campus registrar, please log into Ascender Parent Portal, select "Link to Enrolled Student", and enter the Parent Portal ID and the student's date of birth.


WHAT IF I SEE MY STUDENT, BUT DON'T HAVE A "REGISTRATION" OPTION?


In order to complete forms or update data for a student, the email address you have listed in Ascender Parent Portal must match what we have in our system. If you can see your student, but can't update any information, those email addresses do not match. We recommend updating and verifying your email address in Ascender Parent Portal. If you need us to change your email address in our system, please email registration@lagovista.txed.net and your campus registrar. You will be asked to provide your student's full name, date of birth, and grade level for verification purposes.


NEED OTHER HELP?


See the Quick Guide to Setting Up Ascender Parent Portal below for more information or email registration@lagovista.txed.net.

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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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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.