LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

October 5, 2018

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What's Been HAppening?

Project Beautify LVHS

LVHS is looking to warm up our hallways, doorways and windows around campus this year! Since parents are often asking how they can help, we wanted to share our amazon wish list of vinyl quotes and a few decorations for around the school. If you are interested, check out our wish list at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/bpXDV3o


Thank you!

PSAT Testing Next Week.

Sophomores and Juniors will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 10th and our Freshmen will test on Tuesday, October 9th. Please make sure any scheduled appointments will not conflict with this important opportunity. An early bedtime the night before and a good breakfast the morning of testing are strongly recommended.


We want to send out a huge thank you to our awesome Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation for their generous donation of funds for these tests.

Monday, October 8 is a student holiday. Tuesday, October 9 will be a "B Day." Enjoy this extra time at home with your favorite viking!

Lost and Found Donation Alert

Our list and found items are at an all-time high and we haven't even entered jacket season! Please encourage your student to retrieve their items by Friday, October 12 or they will be delivered to Goodwill!

Campus Improvement Committee Members needed!

The Campus Educational Improvement Committee (CEIC) is an advisory committee to the principal that meets monthly to review data and determine needs and priorities for the campus. We are currently in need of one more parent representative. The committee usually meets once a month, on Thursdays at 4:00 pm. If you are interested, please contact Heather_Stoner@lagovista.txed.net.

Financial Aid Workshop for Students & Parents

Wednesday, October 24

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Lago Vista High School MAC


We have representatives from The University of Texas coming to discuss the sometimes overwhelming task of paying for higher education. Topics to be covered are: the average cost of attending a college/university; how to apply for scholarships, grants, loans, work study programs; the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and more!


$$$$$ You can NOT afford to miss this opportunity. $$$$$

Parents of Juniors - we need your help!

Parents of Juniors - the junior class needs your help! This class has very little funds raised to be able to host the prom this spring. If you are able to help or would like to make a donation to the Class of 2020 for this year's prom, please contact their new sponsors, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net or Michael_Gonzalez@lagovista.txed.net.


Also, be sure to like the Class of 2020 facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/168457040733281/.

Join PTA! Two ways - online at www.joinpta.org or by check (made to LVHS PTA). Students who are members each year of high school are eligible for scholarships their senior year!

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

Pep Rallies and Spirit Days for the Football Season:

Our pep rallies will start at 11:00 am in the gym on the dates designated below:
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If you have a senior...

Parents - be sure to have your seniors send in their baby pictures to lvbabypics19@gmail.com to make sure they are in the Senior Slide show at graduation and the yearbook! These are due by November 5!

G/T Fall Referrals for Students in Grades 1-12 extended to October 15th

Parents of students in grades 1-12 who consent to having their child screened for the

Lago Vista ISD Gifted & Talented Education Program should complete a referral form and return it the student's school by October 15.

Note: Parent consent is obtained each spring for all kindergarten students, so referrals for G/T screening are not accepted for students in kindergarten.


To access the referral form, please visit the Lago Vista ISD Gifted & Talented website at http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/curr.ins_GT.

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!
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To Whom Should I talk to about...

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


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


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


College and Career Readiness: Our CTE Counselor, Cindy_Slaughter@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


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