Lake Pointe Elementary

Home of the OWLS!

Message from Dr. A.

Dear OWL Families,


Spring and almost Summer is in the air. We are so happy every day to see our OWLS and families.


The Lake Pointe Staff (One Team) is so grateful for each of you. Thank you for entrusting your most precious children to our care each day. We are so blessed to have each one as part of the OWL Parliament. Thank you for standing with us during these challenging times. Together, we can encourage and lift each other up and remain steadfast for our OWLS.


We have added several important dates to the calendar section below. Please take a look and let us know if you have questions.


Dr. A

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Current Kindness Count – 8,148,500

Contagious Kindness Collection

Kindness is Contagious!


Refer a friend, family member, or teacher for spreading kindness. Send Dr. A. an email aarnold01@ems-isd.net and share the kindness you witnessed and the person you would like to shout out. We are composing a 20-21 collection of kind acts to share with our families.


Extra, Extra! Read all about it!


A huge shout out to Mrs. Wade and Mrs. Chamberlain’s class for being our first class to reach 50,000 acts of kindness! All class members will receive yard signs and will be a guest on the Dr.A. and Vitamin K Morning Show! Don’t miss the broadcast!

The Weekly Hoot, student written newspaper, highlights students for acts of kindness.

This week our student highlights are Grace Thomas, Ethan Miller, Sela Sangsvang, Aenis Tillotson from Mrs. Aldridge’s class for cleaning someone else’s spill on the floor voluntarily so Ms. Tammy did not have to because she already works so hard. We would also like to highlight Christian from Mrs. Lucero’s class because he helped a friend line up at recess who wasn’t feeling good.

We also have Alice Evang and Amias Dorta from Mrs. Wade’s class. And finally, we would like to highlight Kamara Williams from Mrs. Woods class. Kamara is always looking out for others and has made a great addition to our owl family.

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Registration for 21-22

Registration and student verification for the 2021-2022 school year opened Monday, April 26. All students – new and returning ­– must complete the process. New students who will be attending for the first time in EMS ISD must complete the “New Student Enrollment” process. Current EMS ISD students and students who previously attended in EMS ISD, and are now returning, will complete the “Returning Student Verification.” Visit www.emsisd.com/register for more information. 2021-2022 Pre-K and Kindergarten information can be found at www.emsisd.com/prekkinder.

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Transitioning to Online Testing in 20-21

Texas Legislature (House Bill 3906) requires TEA to transition to administer all State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests electronically. A fully electronic administration will level the playing field for student who need accommodations, expedite test results, reduce cost, and promote future innovations in assessments. Eagle Mountain-Saginaw will transition to online testing this spring 2021. In order to prepare your student with the online platform, the campus will train your student using a variety of tutorials, practice tests and participate in interim assessments for benchmarks. These learning opportunities will give your student experience with online tools. For more information regarding online STAAR testing, please visit the parent FAQ link here.

Attendance is essential. Here is what you need to know.

Did you know that students must attend school according to Texas Law? Here are some important facts about mandatory attendance.

In-Person Learners

· Tardy if arriving after 8:20 am

· Absent if arriving after 10:00 am

Remote Learners

· Can be counted present by engaging daily in the lessons by at least one of the following:

1. Completing and turning in assignments on time

2. Interacting with the teacher (Live lesson participation or Live Small Group lesson)

3. Showing progress in the learning (Completing tasks like IStation, watching recorded lessons, etc. in TEAMS. TEAMS keeps track of how long a student spends in the system so teachers can determine if they have spent enough time to complete these requirements)

All Students

In order for a student to be promoted to the next grade level, they must be in attendance at least 90% of the school days.

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approximately 18 school days all year. This includes excused and unexcused absences. Medical visits, with a note from the doctor do not count towards truancy.

Attendance letters will be sent home when you reach a certain number of absences throughout the school year.

The link below provides more information on our Attendance Policy.

Click here for Truancy Guidelines

Please Screen Your Students Before School Daily

We want to remind families of how to report a positive case of COVID-19 when received after hours, on weekends, or over a holiday break. EMS ISD provides an online reporting form through our district Let’s Talk system on the website that should be used when school is not open. It is imperative that you report a lab-confirmed positive when it is received, so that school leaders can notify potential close contacts to quarantine so they do not risk further spread to others. Once a report is received through Let’s Talk, you will be contacted by district staff with additional instructions. This form is available now and will remain open throughout the Winter break. Thank you for your assistance in controlling community spread of COVID-19.

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Important Dates

April 26 Registration opens for all students

April 29 Virtual Kinder Round Up at 6:00 P.M. Join us at this link: https://teams.microsoft.com/dl/launcher/launcher.html?url=%2F_%23%2Fl%2Fmeetup-join%2F19%3Ameeting_ZGVlN2UzZTM&fbclid=IwAR3DSPOZJhicDtDtcArvQ8kNmFSijZzXqL_4OvIBcgMgCGRinrdEVwklRas

May 13 and May 18 Third Grade STAAR

May 14 and May 19 Fourth Grade STAAR

May 12, May 17, and May 20 Fifth Grade STAAR

May 21 Staff/Student holiday (Bad Weather)

May 27 and 28 Early Release at 12:30

May 27 – Outdoor Fifth Grade Awards and Clap Out at 6:00