WCHE PTO Spirit Night @ Bahama Buck's on September 15!
Show your Tiger spirit while enjoying a frosty cold treat!
The West Cypress Hills Elementary PTO and Bahama Buck's on Highway 71 in Bee Cave present WCHE Spirit Night on Tuesday, September 15, from 3 - 8 pm.
Part of the proceeds from the Bahama Buck's Spirit Night will be donated to our WCHE PTO. Be sure to let the Bahama Buck's staff know that you are there in support of the West Cypress Tigers!
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After School Enrichment Going Virtual!
In an effort to minimize person-to-person contact yet continue to provide learning opportunities for students, The LTISD Community Programs Department offers a Fall 2020 After School Enrichment Program completely online. The virtual classes are 4 to 5 pm.
Taught by LTISD staff members and external contractors, enrichment classes are great opportunities for students to supplement their instructional day through fun and unique activities. Please note, enrichment courses are optional.
Save $35 by enrolling by September 27! Late enrollment is available September 28 through October 2 with a $35 late fee.
Notes from the Nurse
All students and staff are required to self screen for COVID-19 related symptoms prior to arrival at school. Parents are asked to take their child's temperature daily.
- *feeling feverish or a temperature of 100.0 F or above
- *loss of taste or smell
- *difficulty breathing
- *shortness of breath
- *sore throat
- *muscle or body aches
- *diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
- *congestion or runny nose
- *Has the individual had close contact with an individual who is lab-confirmed with COVID-19?
Additional screening may be conducted during the school day as warranted. Students not feeling well during the school day will be sent to the clinic for a nursing assessment if classroom interventions have not been successful. If a student has suspected symptoms of COVID-19, parents will be called and the student will be sent home from school.
Students sent home from school must meet the Re-entry Protocols outlined in the district handbook which you can find here: https://www.ltisdschools.org/COVID-19
The Re-Entry protocol includes:
- Student must be fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication;
- Improved symptoms;
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms began.
If the student is sent home with symptoms that could be COVID-19 and wants to return to school before completing the above 3 criteria, the student must:
- obtain a medical professional's note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis or
- obtain an acute infection test that comes back negative for COVID-19.
Please contact our Nurse Dana Hensel, RN, NCSN, 512.533.7593 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. She will be happy to help you in any way.
On-line Learning Available ONLY Through Your Child's LTISD Account
To gain entry to student learning, students should use the LTISD LT1 Classlink to enter and access all classroom google links. This ensures secure and safe learning.
If students/parents attempt to access class meetings or documents without using the student's credentials in LT1 (for example, logging in to the browser from a parent's personal or work account instead of the student's LTISD account) access is restricted. To prevent unauthorized people from accessing our classrooms, only appropriate LT1 Classlink logins with the student's credentials can gain access. Access attempts by any other accounts will be denied.
PLEASE be sure to access all google links through our LT1Classlink using the appropriate LTISD student's credentials.
Changing Instructional Status
A change from in-person learning to remote learning can be made at any time. To request this change, complete the LTISD Instructional Change Form. The completed form should be forwarded to our Registrar, Becky Wright.
A change from remote learning to in-person learning can also be requested on the LTISD Instructional Change Form. The completed form should be forwarded to our Registrar, Becky Wright no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the next grading period, as shown below:
- Form Due Date is 9/24/20 for the grading period beginning 10/13/20
- Form Due Date is 12/4/20 for the grading period beginning 1/5/21
- Form Due Date is 2/19/21 for the grading period beginning 3/8/21.
District Assisting With Technology to Support Remote Learning
The Lake Travis Independent School District (LTISD) will lend Chromebooks and WiFi hotspots to students in grades K-12 who have limited or no access to a device at home and who do not already have a device from our initial deployment this past spring. Our district has had a high volume of requests. Thank you for your patience.
Families who meet the above criteria may request a Chromebook and/or WiFi hotspot through the Skyward "Technology Device Request" form by linking to Skyward through a browser. Link to Skyward here. Please complete 1 request form per student. When the LTISD has the student's Chromebook and/or hotspot ready for pick up, they will notify you.
Also, there is a known issue affecting the login credentials of some of our families with district-issued Chromebooks, and we have developed a solution to help you establish credentials for login. If you are unable to log in, please follow the steps outlined here, and if you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact us. We appreciate your patience.
LTISD Chromebooks to Remain Checked Out to Students While on Campus
Students who checked out a District-issued Chromebook for remote learning at home and will be returning to in-person learning on campus should retain the device and bring it to school for use in the classroom as needed, much like an assigned textbook.
Chromebooks will remain checked out to the student until a date to be later determined or at the end of the 2020–2021 school year, whichever comes first.
Meals for Remote Learners
Students in remote learning at home may purchase a meal for pickup from our school cafeteria. Learn more here.
Please note, menu options may be limited. If a parent or child in remote learning at home wishes to pick up a meal at school, accommodations must be made via email directly with the café manager, Mrs. Corinne Stewart, before 10:00 a.m. daily. All meals for remote learners must be picked up at the school’s front office during the regular meal schedule.
More Information Coming Soon about our APEX REMIX Event 10/13 - 10/23!
Yes, Students Withdrawn from LTISD May Re-enroll Later for In-Person Learning
Students can be re-enrolled for in-person learning after having been withdrawn as students of the LTISD. The re-enrollment process is the same as the enrollment process for any new LTISD student. The re-enrolled student will, initially, be scheduled for in-person learning at the school building.
Once the re-enrolled student is attending school in person, remote learning, if desired, may be selected when the district next extends an invitation to select a preferred learning option.
Hello, Tiger Families! As we prepare to both return to campus for in-person learning and continue to engage in remote instruction, please know that I am always available should you or your child need support.
Now more than ever, we value the importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in our schools, and we will continue to incorporate SEL into our curriculum through school-wide programs, class meetings, and guidance lessons. Second Step will be our campus SEL curriculum. Please click the picture below to access parent information on Second Step, including complementary resources to use at home. By clicking the link, you will reach my website where all of the boxes on the blackboard open to provide to helpful information about Second Step.
Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. We are one team, one family.
2019-2020 Field Trip Refunds
In order to keep our Tigers sheltered safely at home, all of our spring field trips planned for March through May were canceled. Some of our first and fourth graders' families had already paid for their field trips and may, therefore, be concerned about the funds turned in to teachers before we realized that the field trips could not take place.
Please rest assured that we have deposited your payments, have recorded your payments, and have a record of the resulting credit balance of each family.
And, we have plans to ensure that you receive full credit for your payment(s.)
- For students returning to West Cypress Hills Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year, the credit balance due your family for West Cypress Hills' canceled field trips will be applied toward the purchase price of West Cypress Hills classroom t-shirts and/or field trips that take place during the 2020-2021 school year.
- For students who are not attending West Cypress Hills Elementary School during the 2020-2021 school year, a refund check will be issued to your family by West Cypress Hills Elementary School by the end of the school year. Please complete the WCHE Field Trip Refund Request Form to request your reimbursement check.
09/11 - 9/27/20......Save $35 by Registering for Virtual Fall Enrichment Classes.
09/13 - 09/19/20....National Arts in Education Week
09/15 - 10/15/20....Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
09/28 - 10/02/20....Late Enrollment for Virtual Fall Enrichment Classes. ($35 late fee)
09/15/20................Bahama Buck's Spirit Night from 3 - 8 pm
09/17 - 09/23/20....Celebrating Freedom Week
09/24/20................Instructional Status Change Form Due - Grading Period October 13 +
10/01 - 10/31/20....National Bullying Prevention Month
10/01 - 10/31/20....Principals' Month
10/02/20................National Custodial Worker Day
10/04 - 10/10/20....National Fire Prevention Week
10/09 - 10/12/20....Student Holiday - No School for Students
10/13/20................In-person Learning Begins for the Grading Period That Begins October 13
10/12 - 10/16/20....National School Lunch Week
10/13 - 10/23/20....APEX REMIX Fitness Event
10/19 - 10/23/20....National School Bus Safety Week
11/23 - 11/27/20....Thanksgiving
12/04/20................Instructional Status Change Form Due - Grading Period January 5 +
12/21 - 01/04/21....Winter Holiday - No School for Students
01/05/21................In-person Learning Begins for the Grading Period That Begins January 5
02/19/21................Instructional Status Change Form Due - Grading Period March 8 +
03/08/21................In-person Learning Begins for the Grading Period That Begins March 8