Tiger Talk

5/10/22

Volunteers Needed for STAAR Testing May 10, May 11, and May 12

Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Tigers will be taking STAAR tests May 10, 11, and 12, and we are seeking volunteers to help with hallway monitoring of our student restrooms during the testing.


If you'd like to help, please sign up here! Thank you!

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Luca Wagley & Pepper Nugent from Mrs. Dunn's 3rd Grade Art Class show us their Ceramic Picture Frames

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West Cypress Celebrates Para-professionals' Day Wednesday, May 11

Team Tiger salutes our Para-professionals! Our Para-professional Instructional Aides work alongside our Tigers every day to ensure successful learning. They support our teachers as well as our students in the Art Room, the Music Room, PE, and all of our other classrooms.


Pictured above left to right are Kim Roy, Andrea Rios, Kaitlyn Aiken, Shilo Clements, Erika Durham, Shereen Hayat, Emily McMurray, Susan Ontiveros, and Nestor Soto. Mrs. Ontiveros is actually a substitute teacher assigned to our campus for this school year, and her assignments often have her working as an instructional aide.


Our Tigers love our Para-professionals, and we hope to bring that message home to them as we celebrate them on Public School Para-professionals' Day, Wednesday, May 11.

Sign up for Career Fair Day Here

WCHE Career Days & Career Fair - May 16 - 23

This is our opportunity to expose our Tigers to a broad range of career possibilities and ignite new interests as they consider their future careers. All Tigers will be given a Career Passport along with a strip of soft skill apps to glue into their Passports. Their teachers will be starting each day with a brief discussion about skills of the day.


Our Counselor, Mrs. Sheila White, will build excitement and support the teachers by providing information in our morning broadcasts about soft skills and career skills. And, to make the event even more fun for everyone, each day will be a dress-up day. Check out our events:


Monday, May 16


  • Tigers wear neon
  • The day's soft skill = handshake
  • The day's career cluster = health sciences


Tuesday, May 17 - CAREER FAIR DAY!


  • Tigers dress for their future career
  • The day's soft skill = hygiene
  • The day's career cluster = human services


Wednesday, May 18


  • Tigers wear military or camo attire (no weapons or anything that looks like weapons)
  • The day's soft skill = organization
  • The day's career cluster = business and administration


Thursday, May 19


  • Tigers sport their college wear
  • The day's soft skill = social skills
  • The day's career cluster = agriculture and natural resources


Friday, May 20


  • Tigers wear WCHE spirit wear
  • The day's soft skill = time management
  • The day's career cluster = arts and communication


Monday, May 23


  • Tigers wear crazy clothes and crazy hair
  • The day's soft skill = problem solving
  • The day's career cluster = engineering, manufacturing, and technology

And, speaking of careers......

Nurse Kate Highly Recommends Nursing!

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May 4 was National Nurses' Day

Thank you, Nurse Kate, for taking such great care of our Tigers.


Nurse Kate Chapman is a native Austinite. In fact, she's a native Lake Travis-ite! She graduated from Lake Travis High School, went to TCU nursing school, and has worked in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the past 13 years. She loved her time working with infants but decided it was time to get out of the hospital setting to try something new. And, fortunately for West Cypress Hills, WE ARE HER SOMETHING NEW!!!!


WCHE Tigers love Nurse Chapman!

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Dear Parents/Guardians of Tiger 5th Graders

If your child receives updated immunizations at his/her 11-year-old well check, please turn the record in to me. I will then be able to make sure that the immunization record is as up to date as possible before he/she is promoted to middle school.


There are 3 vaccines recommended for preteens. At 11-12 years old, your preteen should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:



Please remember that you are welcome to contact me if you have questions concerning immunizations.


Warmest regards,

Kate Chapman, RN

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WCHE Appreciates the Office Administration Team! Thank you, Michelle, Donna, and Becky!

Online Enrollment is Open for All New-to-WCHE Students

Every year we welcome new Tigers, whether they are our new Kindergarteners or new to West Cypress Hills. On February 22, the online registration for Kinder - 5th grade new-to-WCHE students began and can still be accessed through the Lake Travis ISD website. (See handy link button below.) You can complete the enrollment packet online and upload the required documents. A link to sign up for Kindergarten assessments will be provided after families complete and upload their 2022-23 Kindergarten enrollment documents.


A student will not be enrolled until ALL below documents have been received.


Required Documents include:

  • Proof of Residency: (home sales closing documents, property tax statement, property deed, or a lease agreement)
  • Utility Bill: gas, water, electric (The name on the utility bill must match the name on the other proof of residence document.)
  • Certified copy of birth certificate (incoming Kindergartners must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022.
  • Photo ID of Parent/Guardian enrolling student
  • Up-to-date Immunizations- We cannot accept immunization documentation from a patient portal. Immunization documents must be signed or stamped by the physician.
  • Social Security Card (optional)

New Student Enrollment 2022-23

Please make sure you are filling out the Enrollment packet for the 22-23 school year.

For Families NEW to Lake Travis ISD


  1. The first step is to request a Skyward Family Access login account using a valid email address. You may obtain a free email account through services such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Google.
  2. Your login and password will be sent to this email address.
  3. Use the link in the email to log in and begin the process.
  4. The email will be sent from Skyward@ltisdschools.org. Be sure to add this email address to your valid email recipients to avoid it being affected by your spam filter.

FOR EXISTING FAMILY ACCESS USER

After logging into Family Access, choose "New Student Enrollment" by clicking the down arrow next to the house icon.

What about Returning Tigers?

We will ask our returning Tigers to update their student information and complete their online returning student re-enrollment toward the end of summer.


Meanwhile, please complete this survey to let us know whether you intend to return to our campus next year. A communication from Mr. Alvarado concerning this survey is shown below.


Thanks!

Parent Action Requested: Student Intent to Return Survey for 2022-2023 School Year

Dear Lake Travis ISD Parents and Guardians,


As district and campus administrators begin preparing for the 2022-2023 school year, parents of currently enrolled students are asked to submit their child's intent to return to Lake Travis ISD. This information will assist the district with staffing and programming decisions for the upcoming school year.


Please complete the Google form linked below to let us know if your child will be returning to LTISD for the 2022-2023 school year (complete one form per student):


Student Intent to Return Form for 2022-2023 School Year


Please note, the Google Form is for planning purposes only. Parents of returning students for the 2022-2023 school year will be asked to complete a Returning Student packet via Skyward Family Access later this summer.


Sincerely,

Marco Alvarado
Exec. Director of Communications & Community Relations

Hit the Easy Button! Order 2022-2023 School Supply Kits Online Here! June 10 is the last day to place orders!

Thanks to our fabulous PTO, supplies can be ordered online from schoolkidz at your convenience! The online prepackaged grade level supplies can be ordered until June 10, 2022. If you purchase your student school supplies online, the supplies will be delivered to the school before the first day of school. Grade appropriate kits are available to order online now. Click here and use account #79519 to view our kits.


We also have lists of the school supplies for 2022-2023 so that, if you prefer, you can purchase the supplies on your own from any source convenient to you.

Be on the Lookout for LTISD Bus Transportation Updates

One might think that our school bus drivers would be immune to anything and everything that could be thrown their way, BUT, from time to time, LTISD bus drivers do need to take a sick day, and at this time the District is not always able to provide a substitute bus driver quickly enough to cover the route.


As a result, there are times when SMARTTag and/or LTISD will notify parents that bus service could be delayed or that bus service for a particular route is canceled. Even though the disruption to service happens very infrequently, it's still an inconvenience when it happens to you and your Tiger(s.) We apologize.


Please be sure to pay close attention to SMARTTag and/or LTISD transportation alerts and updates so that you will know if/when disruption to your service has occurred.

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Contact us here about the Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying

Accountability Reports

Accountability information for the Lake Travis Independent School District can be found on our district accountability webpage.


Hard copies of the State, District, and campus report cards are available by request at each campus or at the LTISD Education Development Center located at 607 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin TX 78734.


We can also offer oral or written translations of these materials by request. Please contact Lyndsae Benton at 512-533-6027 or bentonl@ltisdschools.org.

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Upcoming Events

Through 06/10/22....Order School Supply Kits Online Using WCHE Account Code 79519


05/01 - 05/31/22....National Better Hearing & Speech Month

05/10 - 05/12/22....Campus Closed for STAAR Tests - No Visitors/Only STAAR Volunteers

05/11/22.................Public School Paraprofessionals' Day

05/11/22.................PTO Spirit Night - Food Dood Truck in the WCH Park - 5 to 8 pm!

05/13/22.................5th Grade Puberty Education 2:15 - 2:50 pm

05/16/22.................Tigers Wear Neon!

05/17/22.................WCHE Career Fair

05/17/22.................Tigers Dress for Future Career!

05/18/22.................2nd Grade Pioneer Day

05/18/22.................Tigers in Military or Camo Attire!

05/19/22.................Tigers Wear Fav College Gear!

05/19/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

05/20/22.................Tigers Wear WCHE Spirit Wear!

05/20/22.................3rd Grade Field Trip to the Science Mill

05/23/22.................It's Crazy Clothes & Crazy Hair Day!

05/26/22.................End of Year Class Parties

05/27/22.................5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

05/27/22.................Early Release Day at 1 pm! No Extended Care Today!

06/10/22.................Last Day to Order School Supply Kits Online - Use Account Code 79519