LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

January 5, 2018

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What's Been HAppening?

If it's the second Wednesday of the month, then there's a Parent Chat (January 10th @ 6:30 in the MAC). This month we will focus on college SCHOLARSHIP opportunities for our students. If you have a senior who plans to attend college next year, you won't want to miss this meeting all about local scholarships.

Please consider joining PTSA!

  • Parent-Teacher-Student-Association

  • Open to all parents, teachers, and students at LVHS. Students who are members all four years of high school will be eligible to compete for National PTA scholarships their senior year.

  • To provide our students and parents with training and support that the National PTA provides, free of charge, to members.
  • To provide teachers with support they might need in their classrooms through financial assistance with classroom supplies and monthly teacher appreciation.
  • To provide our students with opportunities for college scholarships through National PTA.

How much?

  • Membership is $10 per person, renewable each school year. $4.50 goes to the National PTA and $5.50 will go towards our local PTSA.


  • Complete the PTSA Membership Form and return with your payment (cash or check made out to LVHS PTSA) to LVHS. Click here to download and complete the registration form.
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NO school on Monday, January 15, for students in LVISD. Tuesday, January 16 marks the beginning of the second semester, which will be an A Day.

Parent Feedback Wanted

Please take a moment or two to share your feedback and experience with Lago Vista High School. Hurry! The survey closes on Thursday, January 11!

"We must find time to stop and thank those who make a difference in our lives." John F. Kennedy

January is School Board Appreciation Month. Special thanks to our amazing school board and the time and effort they put in to making Lago Vista ISD a great place for kids.

Sharon Abbott, Vice-President
Scott Berentsen, President
Michael Bridges, Trustee
Stacy Eleuterius, Trustee
Jerrell Roque, Trustee

David Scott, Trustee

Laura Vincent, Secretary

Thank you for choosing to make a positive difference in our community.

TxConnect vs Canvas

Canvas allows for communication of much more information than TxConnect. However, TxConnect is the district's official gradebook. Unfortunately, the two don't communicate with each other. As parents have gotten more familiar with the Canvas program and the benefits it brings, we are planning on moving towards only posting progress reports in TxConnect. If you have strong feelings for or against this move, please tell us how you feel by emailing Mrs. Stoner or calling her at 512-267-8300, extension 5501.

Parent Meetings and Training - Mark Your Calendar:

LVHS will be holding monthly parent meetings or trainings this year. Unless otherwise noted, they fall on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 in the LVHS MAC:

Wednesday, January 10: Scholarship deadlines and opportunities for seniors
Wednesday, February 14: Principal's Corner (topic TBD)
Wednesday, March 21: Principal's Corner (topic TBD)
Wednesday, April 11: Principal's Corner (topic TBD)

If you have ideas or suggestions on meeting topics, please email
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AP Corner

  1. I have never seen parents drop off kids so fast as they have this week! Appreciate your child's teachers. :)
  2. Seniors you are half way done! Finish strong!
  3. Ten unexcused absences in a 6 month period will 100% end with you and I standing in front of Judge Slagle. Sucks for you but at least I get to eat lunch off campus on court days.
  4. In 2018, lets turn a new leaf and start cheering on the refs at basketball games.

Old stuff that we leave in here in case you missed it:

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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:


Call or Text: (206) 406-6485


Morning tutorials- Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:45 in the MAC. Come get help from some of our great junior and senior members of the National Honor Society.

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, phone conference with at-risk coordinator and attendance improvement plan.
  • 5 or more unexcused absences in a 6-week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with administrator, attendance behavior plan reviewed.
  • 7 or more unexcused absences in an 8-week 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 about...

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

Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar,, 512-267-8300, extension 5503

Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor,, 512-267-8300, extension 5504

Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our assistant principal, or principal,, 512-267-8300, extension 5500