LVIS Family Newsletter
September 11, 2023
Help with Car Dismissal
Families, we need your help with the car rider line at dismissal. I know that it is very hot outside, but please pull all the way up in the line before 3:10pm.
I understand that it is tempting to wait under the shade before the students are released, but this causes traffic congestion to back up on the street. By moving your vehicle forward as far as possible, you help maximize the available space, allowing more cars to fit in line and reducing congestion on the street. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
Thank You to Our Parent Involvement Club!
Wow! Our school looked AMAZING this week! It was so special to see the student's faces on Wednesday Morning when they entered the school. A huge thank you to all our parent volunteers for decorating the campus and making it so special for spirit week! The decorations were beautiful and made the week so special! Thank you!!!
We have 10 drills that the State of Texas requires throughout the school year. Last Friday, our students practiced a lock down drill. They have also discussed the different types of emergency drills in class. Our students did a great job during the drill. During a lock down drill, the students move to a corner of the room, sit quietly, and wait for instructions from the teacher. We reiterate to students that these are just drills. The reason that we practice these drills is so that we know what to do if there is ever an emergency.
Before school starts, all staff have participated in required safety training. We utilize the standard response protocol. Here is a safety video with information on the Standard Response Protocol. Click here to view
A special thank you to the Lago Vista Police Department for attending Friday's drill. We will be having our severe weather drill in the upcoming weeks.
From Our Parent Volunteer Organization
Did you know that LVIS has formed a parent volunteer organization? Have you been wanting to get involved and connect with other LVIS parents? We would love to have your participation!
As many of you know, the Intermediate School does not have its own PTO. We are trying to change that! During this upcoming year, we will be actively working to get this organization set up for future Intermediate parents.
What does that mean for you? Principal Sullivan has requested more parent involvement this school year! Sarah Hyde and Jessica Adamo will be reaching out to you throughout the school year. We will need help decorating hallways, supporting/pampering our teachers, praising our superstars for their hard work by decorating lockers and parties, family movie nights, Watch Dogs, Apex volunteering, fundraising to create a better recess environment for our children and more!
Let’s make this year the best yet for our 4th & 5th graders!
Please click here if you are interested in participating in our parent organization.
Thanks again for signing up!
Jessica Adamo and Sarah Hyde
Watch D.O.G.S. Coming
If you are interested in volunteering for LVIS Watch DOG, please fill out this form here
Do you plan on volunteering this year? We would love to have your support! Click on the link below to fill-out your parent volunteer application.
GT Referral Link
GT Referral Link
7:15 am - Doors Open
7:40 am - School Starts
9:25 am - ADA Attendance Time
10:45 am - 5th Grade Lunch
11:20 am - 4th Grade Lunch
3:15 pm - Dismissal
Lunch with Your Child
We are excited to welcome parents starting September 11th. If you would like to eat with your child, please arrive a few minutes early. You will need to check in at the office first. Please make sure that you have your driver's license with you. We will scan your license into our Raptor system.
A couple of procedures to know:
- Parents will sit with their child in our guest section in the cafeteria.
- Parents may only sit with their own children. Inviting other students to eat or bringing other students food is not allowed.
- Parents may choose to bring outside food for their child or have them eat cafeteria lunch.
- Parents are also welcome to buy a cafeteria lunch if they would like. The adult lunch price is $3.40
- Before you leave, please sign out in the main office.
Breakfast and Lunch . Breakfast is $2.00 and Lunch is $3.30. Here is the link to add funds to your child's account.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications - Families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. You can access the links here (English or Spanish). You may not qualify for it, but you could be eligible for other assistance.
Lunch with your Child - Families are welcome to come eat with their child starting the week of September 11th. This allow us time to learn routines and procedures. We will have tables in the cafeteria for parents to sit with their child during lunch.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
Families are encouraged to fill out the free and reduced meal lunch application. The application may be found online at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application
Or, please contact the Intermediate School office at 512 267-8300, press 4. We are happy to send a paper copy home with your child.
Reminder: The free and reduced lunch application is completed each year.
Friday Night Lights
Hope Austin is partnering with Lago Vista Intermediate School to provide weekend food items for our students. Hope Austin is a charitable organization that delivers food for our students weekly, on Fridays.
Here is additional information about this fantastic group who serves the greater Austin community: Hope Austin. Hope Austin is currently assisting at 80 area schools.
We are so appreciative for what they do for our students! Please contact Cynthia Gumbert/school counselor for more information. Names of recipients are kept confidential. We are happy to add your child to our list.
Cynthia Gumbert/School Counselor Lago Vista Intermediate School
firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-267-8300 extension 3508
Pictures from the Week - Spirit Week!
Who Do I Contact at LVIS?
Who Do I Contact?
If you have questions for our school couselor, email Cynthia Gumbert at email@example.com
If you have questions for our school nurse, email Gina Carmichael at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can always email me for any assistance, Bonnie Sullivan at email@example.com