Excellence In All We Do - January 28th
UIL is coming up!
For the students that are competing in Georgetown on Saturday, please arrive at school at 7:00 AM. We will return at approximately 3:00 PM.
Saturday, January 29
8:45 - Number Sense
9:00 - Science, Oral Reading
10:00 - Chess, Modern Oratory
10:30 - Maps, Charts and Graphs, Impromptu Speaking
11:30 - Speech Finals(If neccessary), Social Studies
12:30 - Listening, Math
1:00 - Dictionary Skills
Mr. Martin's Theatre class spent time this week practicing their lines for an upcoming play.
Mouse Trap Cars
Coach Janson's Mythbusters class created mousetrap cars this week and then tested to see how far and how fast they could go.
Coach Babyak's 8th grade math class covered the four main types of transformations of shapes and figures. Students were tasked with locating cards using hints and their answers to complete the scavenger hunt.
Mouse Trap Cars
Thursday, March 3rd - 8th Grade Science
Friday, March 4th - 8th Grade Social Studies
Tuesday, March 8th - 6, 7 and 8 Math
Wednesday, March 9th - 6, 7 and 8 Reading
Thursday, March 10th - Algebra I
Please talk to your students about properly caring for their iPad...here are a few simple solutions:
1) Don't throw your backpack with the iPad in it.
2) Be careful where you are charging it - make sure no can trip on the cord, or if they do, it doesn't fall.
3) Don't put it on the edge of your desk.
We realize that accidents will happen, but we are asking for help in order to prevent as much as possible.
We've been selected by TEA to do a STAAR field test, and here is more information.
Several requirements of House Bill 3906, which came out of the 2019 Legislative session, called for a redesign of the STAAR assessments that will be implemented in the 2022-2023 school year. The redesign includes several of the following components:
- Transitioning to online assessments
- Adding writing to the reading language arts assessments
- Capping the number of multiple-choice questions
- Adding new items types
As with any redesign to STAAR assessments, TEA creates Stand Alone Field Tests that schools must participate in if chosen. This year Lago Vista ISD was chosen to participate in the field tests. All 3rd and 6th grade students were selected to participate in the reading field test in February. Participation in the field test is mandatory for all students enrolled in the grade levels chosen by TEA. The purpose of this field test is to determine whether the questions are appropriate and should be included in the test bank when creating the 2022-2023 STAAR assessments.
We will give the test on Wednesday, February 16.
Parents are requested not to bring items to be delivered to students during the instructional day. In the event that an item is given to the front office, it will be delivered to the student in the manner that least impacts instruction. Parents may not personally make deliveries to classrooms. No flowers or gift items will be delievered until the end of the instructional day.
Students may not have food delivered to school from commercial establishments(Uber Eats, Domino's, etc). Parents may provide meals for their own child's consumption during designated meal times only. In the event a parent delivers a meal for a student to the front office, the student will be allowed to pick it up during his/her lunch time. A parent/guardian may only bring food/drink for their child - a parent/guardian may not bring food/drink for their child's friends.
Thank you for helping!
This week, the construction crews have been installing new drain pipes in the upper gym. We appreciate their help in keeping our basketball teams safe while we practice.
"The yearbook is searching for more photos from Summertime. Photos must only include current LVMS students and be school appropriate. We can not guarantee the use of every photo sent in but if you would like to submit one; please send it to email@example.com for review.
Also, if you have not purchased a yearbook yet, time is running out before the price increases.
Here is a link for a printable card if you would like to give as a gift."
Still need to order a yearbook?
Student Registration Forms
IMPORTANT! PLEASE COMPLETE ANNUAL STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL!
If you have not done so, it is important that you complete the annual registration process ASAP. This must be completed each year because these forms provide us with important permissions and information that must be provided annually. Students without completed registration forms will begin to lose certain privileges until they are completed, so please take a moment to submit those forms in Ascender.
HOW DO I ACCESS PARENT PORTAL?
Todos los formularios de registro también están en español. Para continuar en español, hay un menú desplegable en la esquina superior derecha de la página de inicio de sesión para cambiar al español.
WHAT IF I HAVE A NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENT? WHAT IF DON'T SEE MY ENROLLED STUDENT IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL?
If you enrolled your student during summer enrollment, you must still complete annual registration forms. If you don't see your enrolled student when you log in, an Ascender Parent Portal ID is needed in order to link to your student and complete the annual registration forms.
Please email your campus registrar to receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID. Please note that there may be slight delays in answering requests during peak times, such as this, but we will get it to you as quickly as possible!
Once you receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID from the campus registrar, please log into Ascender Parent Portal, select "Link to Enrolled Student", and enter the Parent Portal ID and the student's date of birth.
WHAT IF I SEE MY STUDENT, BUT DON'T HAVE A "REGISTRATION" OPTION?
In order to complete forms or update data for a student, the email address you have listed in Ascender Parent Portal must match what we have in our system. If you can see your student, but can't update any information, those email addresses do not match. We recommend updating and verifying your email address in Ascender Parent Portal. If you need us to change your email address in our system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your campus registrar. You will be asked to provide your student's full name, date of birth, and grade level for verification purposes.
NEED OTHER HELP?
See the Quick Guide to Setting Up Ascender Parent Portal below for more information or email email@example.com.
Please remember that cell phones are not allowed during school hours. Phones must be turned off and in their backpacks. If your child needs to contact you, they may come to the front office to use the office phone or bring their personal phone to the front office, where they are allowed to use it.
If you need to communicate with your child during the day, you can email your child on their ipads, using their school email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that if you call the front office, we will be happy to deliver any messages to your child. Less disruption in the classrooms, the better!
News and Notes From The Office
Attendance & Nurse - Please email or contact the nurse if your child is home ill. Also, please make sure if your child calls you not feeling well, they must check in with the nurse before leaving due to COVID protocol.
Boys Athletics - If your son is in last period athletics and you need to pick them up, we ask that you pick them up BEFORE 3PM.
School Time - Please remember that we teach from "bell to bell" each day and when you pull your student(s) out early or they arrive late to school, they miss valuable class time. Thank you for understanding!
Here is the bell schedule...first bell starts at 8:00 AM!
A: If your student is determined to be a close contact of a student who has tested positive for COVID, you will be personally notified. If your child is in the same grade level as a student who has tested positive, you will receive an email.
Q: Are masks required?
A: LVISD does not require students, parents, teachers, staff members or visitors to wear masks or face coverings while on district premises. However, the wearing of face masks is allowed and is highly encouraged.
Q: Can I choose for my child to do at-home/remote learning this year?
A: The state has not provided for a funded remote instruction option this school year. Students not at school will be under normal attendance requirements. Exceptions to this are students who are isolated because of a positive COVID result or who are quarantined due to being a COVID close contact.
Who Do I Contact?
If you have questions about registrations, contact:
Monica Kaiser @ email@example.com
Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ email@example.com
Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ firstname.lastname@example.org