LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

August 17, 2018

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What's Been HAppening?

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Mark your Calendar for Meet the Teacher Tailgate!

Join us for a Meet the Teacher Tailgate on Friday, September 28, 2018.


Teachers and staff will be available from 5:00 - 6:00 pm to meet with parents and students. Students who attend with a parent will earn a free homework pass and a free tailgate dinner will be provided! Come meet your student's teachers and join us for fun and fellowship on September 28, prior to our home football game against Jarrell High School.

How to check your students grades:

As you are aware, Lago Vista High School uses Canvas for delivering assignment information and communicating with our students. LVHS will be using the gradebook function in Canvas to communicate grades with parents and students. A weekly average only will be posted in TxConnect and parents can use Canvas to see the posted assignments that make up that current grade. Here are a few of the benefits of using the Canvas gradebook:

  • Integration with the Assignments and Quiz functions within Canvas (auto grading, streamlined feedback, peer editing).
  • Instant and improved communication with students on their assignment grades.
  • Observer view (Parent view) allows for the parent to see grades and have access to the content as well as teacher comments.
  • Uniformity of Canvas gradebook use across campus.
  • Parents can still use TxConnect for a “big picture” look at a student’s grade and use Canvas for a detailed contextual look at student’s grades.
  • In many cases, parents can access the actual assignment turned in by their student. This eliminates student responses of “I turned it in.” and “I’m not sure why I got a bad grade.”


Parents can create a Canvas Parent account by following the steps found here: http://classroom.lagovistaisd.net/default.aspx?LagoVistaHighSchool/Canvas. An even easier option is to have your student log in to their Canvas account and show you their current assignments and grades.

Coffee with Coaches tomorrow!

LV Viking Booster Club is hosting...


Coffee with Coaches

Sat., Aug. 18th

At 9:00 am

LVHS Football Parents

LVHS Cafeteria

AP Corner

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Stu Taylor and I am blessed to be serving as the new assistant principal at Lago Vista High School. I do have many years of experience working as an administrator in the Texas public schools.


I am on a fast track learning names and faces. I believe in developing positive relationships with all I come in contact with. Please don't hesitate to introduce yourself if and when we come in contact with each other. I am very much desiring the opportunity to become more and more a part of the Lago Vista family!


I understand the importance of safety, physical as well as emotional safety. I am enjoying being a part of such a healthy environment here in Lago Vista. Like many things, we can always look to improve. I look forward to partnering with all of you in making Viking Nation the best it can possibly be!


L&G (Love and Gratitude!),


Stu

iPad distribution next Monday and Tuesday.

iPads will be distributed next Monday and Tuesday, August 20-21 through students' English classes. Students who have not turned in their signed agreement forms will not be provided an iPad, but will still be responsible for completing all assignments. The payment for the optional coverage is not due until October 1 and students who want the coverage and have not paid will be provided an iPad next week.

Blank forms were sent home in advisory classes and are available in the front office.

Parking Permits:

All students and staff members parking on campus will be required to display their parking permit on their rear view mirror. This helps ensure that cars on our campus have been registered with the school and belong only to students and teachers of Lago Vista High School.


Warnings, tickets, and towing will be issued for vehicles without permits beginning next week.

Returning Student Registration Forms

Students were provided with registration forms to complete in order to update their information. Please help your students complete these forms and return them to their advisory teacher on Monday.


Advisories with all forms returned on Monday will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party for their advisory class!

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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Dress Code Review

Here is an EXCERPT from our Student Code of Conduct. Please reference the document for the entire list.

1. Clothing should be of the appropriate size.
a. Clothing must not be baggy or saggy, worn low on the body, nor drag on the ground.
b. Clothing must not be overly form fitting or tight.

2. Pictures, emblems or writings on student attire, jewelry, and/or tattoos must be appropriate for the school environment. No messages and/or graphics that are vulgar, offensive, obscene, libelous, or that denigrate others on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
a. No messages and/or graphics that include depictions of or references to profanity,
prohibited substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc.), obscenity, sexual
connotations, gangs, inappropriate language, inappropriate pictures, inappropriate
gestures, death, and/or depictions of violent images.

3. See-through/sheer material is ONLY permitted when worn over an article of clothing that is dress code compliant.

4. Students will be expected to be in compliance with the dress code while standing or sitting.

5. Proper undergarments should be worn, but undergarments must not be visible. Garters and garter belts are considered undergarments.

6. No pajamas, sleepwear, or house slippers of any kind, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.

7. Mustaches, beards, and sideburns must be well groomed. Grooming is at the discretion of the principal.

Bottoms (Dresses, Skirts, Shorts, and Pants)
8. All bottoms must fit around the waist and be properly fastened.

9. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and other non-uniform clothing must be of sufficient length to allow for performing normal school functions without immodest exposure. Any garment, regardless of what it is called, must cover all skin above the middle of the thigh.

10. Spandex shorts, tights, and leggings are allowed ONLY with an outer garment that meets the middle of the thigh requirement.

11. No rips or holes that are excessive or placed above the middle of the thigh.

Shirts and Blouses
12. Shirts must be buttoned properly.

13. Sleeveless shirts and modest tank tops that provide appropriate coverage are permitted.
a. No tank tops or dresses with “spaghetti straps” (thin shoulder straps over otherwise
bare shoulders).
b. Sleeveless tops must fit appropriately under the arm. No “muscle shirts”.

14. No strapless, spaghetti-strap, backless, halter, one-shoulder, or off-the-shoulder tops.

15. No clothing that reveals bare midriffs and/or bare backs. Midriffs must be fully covered at all times (even when arms are raised).

16. No low cut necklines (which reveal cleavage or the chest area).

Accessories
17. No hats, caps, and/or hoods may be worn inside during the academic school day, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.

18. No bandannas, rags, gloves, kerchiefs, or gang-related decorative articles.

19. No hanging wallet chains, chain belts, handcuffs, sharp/heavy rings, or other metal spiked or metal-studded studded accessories.

20. No visible body piercings, with the exception of earrings.

21. No sunglasses may be worn in school buildings without specific recommendation from a doctor.

22. No shoes that mark the floor or “wheelies”.

23. No trench coats.