Tiger Talk

07/13/21

Still Accepting New Student Enrollments!

New to LTISD?

The 2021-22 school year will be here before we know it, and the West Cypress Hills staff is busy planning for next year. While there are still some unknowns, one thing is for certain! New and returning TIGERS will be welcomed on August 18.


Incoming Kindergarteners and students in any grade level who are new to the Lake Travis Independent School District will need to enroll to attend school at West Cypress Hills. For your convenience, enrollment packets can be completed online here. However, if you do not have access to a computer, hard copies of the enrollment packet are also available for pick up at the school. Just phone us at 512-533-7500 to arrange to pick up the paper packet.


West Cypress Hills has the most amazing staff, and we want to continue to hire the most highly qualified candidates. And, that means that the enrollment process is very important. Because staffing allocations are based on our enrollment numbers, we need to have accurate enrollment numbers moving into the fall in order to appropriately staff our grade levels.


I look forward to meeting you in person soon. With warmest regards,


Melanie Beninga

Principal, West Cypress Hills Elementary School

For Tigers Returning to WCHE in August....

.....we will soon be asking parents to update Skyward and confirm that your child(ren) will return to West Cypress Hills in August. Stay tuned! We'll be sharing that link some time in July!

Come and Work with Us!

West Cypress Hills has a few openings for instructional aides. If you'd like to join a great team, apply here!


Check here for the LTISD job description for our aide positions, and, even better, feel free to phone us at 512-533-7500! We welcome an opportunity to talk to you about our job openings.

How will your Tiger(s) go home at the end of the day?

Please take a moment to tell us how your child(ren) will go home at the end of the school day.

Inviting Incoming Kinder 2021-2022 for Entry Evaluation on August 6

We are looking forward to another amazing Kindergarten school year at WCHE!


The purpose of the Kindergarten Entry Evaluation is to assess your child's social and academic skills, as well as assist teachers in placing your child in the most conducive classroom environment based on your child's needs. WCHE Kindergarten and other grade level teachers will be conducting the evaluations.

On Friday, August 6, 2021, please bring your child to the designated room number that is assigned to the time slot you have signed up for. Please pick up your child from that same room at the designated end time.

*When you sign up, please enter your child's first and last name as the sign up name.

We look forward to meeting your kiddos!

Also on August 6 - Save the Date for Possible Kinder Play Date 11:30 - 12:30!

Be smarter than ever when you read over the summer! The "Tales and Tails" 12-week summer camp reading adventure began May 31. Please click the image above to learn more.

We Have A Neighborhood LTCL Bookmobile!

The Lake Travis Community Library Bookmobile comes to our neighborhood amenity center for contactless reserve pick up service, take and make crafts, and free Wi-Fi.


Our favorite Bookmobile will be a the West Cypress Hills neighborhood pool on alternating Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm.


Visit the Lake Travis Community Library website for more information.

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Wish You'd Bought a Yearbook? It's not Too Late!

Yearbooks for 2020-2021 can be purchased from the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis until we sell out of yearbooks. The cost is $36, and we can accept payment in exact-amount cash or your check for $36 payable to Balfour.


We also obtained more copies of the 2019-2020 yearbooks and are selling them from the front desk for $5 by check payable to Balfour or exact amount in cash.


The school office is open 9 am to 1 pm Mondays through Thursdays through June 24.

Lake Travis Middle School PTO Welcomes Families of Rising 6th Grade Tigers!

Welcome to Lake Travis Middle School! We are very excited that you will be joining us next year, and we look forward to meeting you. Becoming a member of the PTO is a great way to meet your new family and be in on everything exciting that will be happening at Lake Travis MIddle School.


We invite you to join our PTO as members, volunteers, and supporters. There are even a few opportunities to serve on the PTO Board and some of our PTO committees. To learn more about the Lake Travis Middle School PTO and to apply for membership, just click here!


We look forward to seeing you soon!


With warmest regards,

Freda Collier, LTMS PTO President

Instructions for the Return of LTISD-Issued Technology

If you checked out a chromebook and/or hotspot from the LTISD Technology Department that you have not already returned to West Cypress Hills Elementary or to the LTISD Technology Department, please make arrangements to return the borrowed equipment.


Any hotspot, Chromebook and Chromebook power cord can be returned directly to the LTISD Technology Department Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 4 pm beginning June 1. The Technology Department is located at 16101 West Highway 71, Building B, Austin, TX 78738. When returning Chromebooks, please be sure to bring the power cord with you.


Wifi Hotspots were deactivated on June 2, and elementary students' checked out Chromebooks were disabled June 1.

Spring STAAR Results Available Beginning June 28

Families, thank you for your partnership this year. As you know, our students took the STAAR tests earlier this spring. The STAAR is one of many ways to measure student learning. It will help schools and teachers better understand where students may have gaps from the disruptions to learning caused by the pandemic. Teachers will use STAAR results along with other information to co-create learning plans with families to jumpstart learning next year.


Starting on the dates listed below, you will be able to access your child’s STAAR results by logging into Skyward Family Access. After logging in, you will see an icon labeled "Texas Assessment." This will take you directly to your child’s STAAR results, which will include detailed breakdowns in each subject, identifying your child’s strengths as well as areas where they may need additional support. Parents have shared that seeing which questions their child got incorrect has been the most useful. You will also see easy to use resources that can be used at home over the remainder of the summer focused on the skills your child needs the most support with.


We expect STAAR scores will likely be lower for many students this year. So many of them have experienced trauma and loss in addition to the disruption in classroom instruction. You can help ease stress by letting your child know that this year, STAAR is only meant to help teachers and parents better support their learning.


The partnership between families and schools has never been more important. We encourage you to log in and learn more anytime after June 28th. Use this information along with your own observations from the past year and your child’s grades to create a learning plan with teachers in the fall to help your child succeed.


Thank you for your partnership! We wish you and your family a healthy and restful summer.


For more information about STAAR, visit TexasAssessment.Gov/STAAR/Families.

Access your child’s STAAR information in Skyward Family Access under "Texas Assessments" after the dates listed below.


  • End of Course: June 15
  • 5th & 8th grade Math and Reading: June 21
  • Grades 3-8 All Subjects: June 28

Upcoming Events

04/01 - 07/13/21....Order LTMS School Supply Kits Here!

All Summer.............Tales & Tails WCHE Summer Reading Camp

06/25 - 07/19/21....WCHE Office Closed

07/01/21................LT Extended Care 21-22 Registration Opens Learn More

07/13/21................Last Day to Order LTMS 21-22 School Supply Kits Online

07/20 - 08/05/21....WCHE Office Open Mondays thru Thursdays 9 am to 1 pm

08/06/21.................Incoming Kinder Entry Evaluations - Sign Up Here!

08/06/21.................Save the Date for a Possible Kinder Play Date 11:30 - 12:30!

08/09 - 08/17/21....WCHE Office Open Weekdays 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

08/17/21.................Meet the Teacher Day

08/18/21.................1st Day of School 7:40 am - 3:00 pm

09/06/21.................No School - Happy Labor Day!