LVIS Family Newsletter

November 12, 2021

Apex Fun Run

On Thursday, November 18th, the students will participate in the APEX fun run. I know that they are looking forward to it. It's going to be lots of fun!


It’s been great seeing all of the leadership habits and fun the students and

staff have had with the Apex program . The Fun Run is a way to celebrate everyone’s hard work.


PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE RUN

1. Wear comfortable shoes

2. Get a good night’s sleep

3. Eat a healthy breakfast

4. Stay hydrated

5. Dress for the weather.

Highlights from APEX Crazy Hair Day

Congratulations to Mr. Garcia's class for earning the Gold Medal on back to back days

Click on the link to see his class get the medal


Gold Medal Video Clip

It's Pie Time to Thank Our Teachers

Lago Vista Intermediate School has a long-standing tradition of sending each staff member home with a dessert for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our teachers and school staff look forward to this time every year. This is an opportunity to show your love to our staff, and know that it will be greatly appreciated!



This year we are asking for 30 homemade pies, cakes or other special treats for our staff. Please help by bringing your labeled scrumptious contribution to the front of the Intermediate School on Friday, November 19th.

Thank you in advance for your help and support!


Click on the link below to sign up to bring a pie.

Sign Up Genius for Thanksgiving Pies

Attendance

Absent

If your child is going to be absent, please send an email to Lisa Dohm at Lisa_Dohm@Lagovista.txed.net with a date and a reason for the absence.

A FEW FACTS ABOUT TEXAS ATTENDANCE LAWS

We know that absences add up, and lost time in the classroom is a lost opportunity to learn. The Texas attendance laws require a student to be in a class at least 90% of the time to get credit for that class/grade.


​​The State of Texas mandates a process for truancy prevention, beginning when a student has three unexcused absences within four weeks. It is required by the State of Texas that all School Districts have a truancy prevention policy. Part of our practice is to send a letter home notifying parents of 3 more absences in four weeks, 7 or more absences in a semester, and 10 or more in a school year. This is our way of keeping parents informed of absences and the law. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Sullivan in the office.

Annual Student Registration

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

Be sure to attach the quick guide below.