LVHS Newsletter

The best is yet to come.

November 6, 2020

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What's Been HAppening?

Congrats Tennis and Volleyball

Our fall tennis and volleyball teams had a great season and both groups made it to playoffs. Congratulations to our athletes and their coaches for another successful season! Your hard work paid off!

Last home football game

Our last home football game this season will be tonight against Blanco. Tickets will not be sold at the gate and you must have a ticket to get into the game. You can purchase them at the admin office. We will also have our senior night tonight!


UIL requires that everyone in attendance wear masks for indoor or outdoor events. Thank you for your cooperation.

Home game Reminders

As our second home game approaches, LVHS would like to remind you of a few stadium rules that have been around for awhile and a few new ones!


1. All LVES and LVIS students must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Students are not permitted on the practice field at any point during football games.


2. Standing, loitering, or horseplay under and around the stadium stands, concession stands, practice field, or any other area is prohibited. Revealing, provocative and/or inappropriate dress will not be allowed, nor will inappropriate behaviors or foul language. Repeat offenders will be required to leave the stadium and campus.


3. Once inside the stadium, middle school and high school students with a student ticket will be allowed to sit in the designated student area on the home side of the stadium. Students may sit in the reserved or general admission sections only if they are under the supervision of an adult guardian.


4. The use of alcohol, controlled substances, tobacco, and vapes are prohibited on school premises.


5. Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside the gates. We have a wonderful Booster Club that provides a full concession stand of food and drinks for you to purchase throughout the game.


6. Face masks must be worn at all times, fans should social distance and sit in designated areas, and exit stadium immediately following the game.


Lago Vista ISD appreciates everyone’s cooperation and support as we work to keep a safe and enjoyable environment at Viking football games.

Lago Vista Community Drive-in Saturday November 7th @ 7 pm Lago Vista High School

Come Join us at Lago Vista High School on 11/7 at 7 pm for our Drive-in fundraiser. We are raising money to provide scholarships for Lago Vista Teachers to attend “Capturing Kid's Hearts” training. The training is very good but it is also expensive. As a community, we have an opportunity to thank and also equip our teachers for their difficult jobs.


We will be showing the animated version of "The Pilgrim's Progress" which was published in 1678 by John Bunyan and is regarded as a literary classic.

We have room for 60 vehicles. The movie sound will be available on your car FM radio and we will be adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Hungry J's food truck will be onsite selling amazing food and coffee will be provided by Team Hope Coffee

We are going to have 2 sections


Premiere Parking and General Admission

Premiere Parking: $75+ donation per vehicle. The Front Row - room for 10 cars

General Admission: $25-$74 donation per vehicle (minimum donation $25 but we will gladly accept more) Rows 2-6 - room for 10 cars per row


We are pre-selling tickets only. Please visit https://lagodrivein.eventbrite.com

to reserve your parking spot today and support our wonderful LVISD teachers!

Questions? Call/Text Jeff Sauer 512.671.0352

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Career Speaker Series

We will soon begin our career speaker series this year! We are very excited to have students and local professionals discussing options in an array of current fields. Students will get a Google Meet invite with a time and date to visit with the speaker. The discussion will be over what the job looks like and the route to the career. Our first Career Series Speaker will be a working singer! Thanks for the referral Mr. Garcia!


Please click here if you would like to fill out the form to refer someone else!

Want to watch basketball from home?

Now you can! All of our games in the gym will be live streamed. Access directions on how to watch here!

Pies for Teachers

One of the most wonderful Lago Vista traditions our school teachers and staff love
and look forward to each year is getting Thanksgiving treats from the community.

Please sign up to bring a goody and support our education community. Due to COVID concerns, we do ask this year that all treats are either Store Bought or Commercially Prepared.


Thank you for all your help!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4fa8af28a31-lvhs1

Attention Parents of Bus Riders!


As you know, students moving between face-to-face and remote instruction is to be expected this year. The number of students riding our bus routes not only changes each 9 weeks, due to required periods of isolation and quarantine, ridership changes from day to day. Although we are working to keep pickup and dropoff times as consistent as possible, we ask that parents please prepare for buses to arrive within a 10-15 minute window on either side of the established pickup/dropoff time.


For more information on transportation services, including how to look up your student's bus route information, please visit http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/transportation.home.


As always, we appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work to meet the needs of our students and families!

Yearbook help!

If you would like to share pictures with yearbook, please email them your pictures at hsyearbook2021@lvisd.com.

Our very own illustrator!

Andrew Lofton, a student at LVHS, has illustrated his own book! His book is now out in paperback and hardback!
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PARKING PERMITS

Students must have a permit on their car. Permits will be $25. Forms will be available to pick up from the front office. Students must show driver's license and a valid proof of insurance to get a parking spot. If students do not have parking permits they will receive consequences at school. Face to face students must have their parking permit by today!

EVERY Thursday at LVHS IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR Each Thursday!

LVISD Education Foundation

Parents - Please Give - Your Time for Your Teachers.

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and what better way to give back to the community than to support our schools and teachers.

Your Education Foundation needs help with the following areas:

Membership

Communication/Social Media Management

Website Development/Management

Fundraising

& More!


Please reach out to our email – lvisdeftx@gmail.com and get involved today!


The Gift of Your Time is Priceless.

Thank you for your help!

Tami Carlton

President - LVISDEF

Bell Schedule

Each Monday and Thursday is an A day. Tuesday and Friday will always be B days. Wednesdays will be virtual and will follow the C day schedule.
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Medications Need to be kept with the nurse

Just a quick reminder that students are not allowed to carry medication with them at school (exceptions are inhaler/EPI pen). If your student must carry an inhaler or EPI pen, you will need to complete new permission forms for the 2020-2021 school year.


If you would like to keep over the counter meds in the clinic, they must be sent in their original container and you will need to complete new permission forms.


You can review our Medication Administration Policy HERE before sending medication to school.


Click here to download the school medication permission form.


Click here for the form needed in order for your child to carry an inhaler with them.


Click here for the form that allows your child to carry and self-administer their own EPI pen.


Please print and fill out the appropriate forms. You may bring them to your child's school directly or fax them to the appropriate campus.


  • Elementary Fax: 512-267-8326
  • Intermediate Fax: 512-267-8363
  • Middle School Fax: 512-267-8329
  • High School Fax: 512-267-8330


These forms are only current for this school year and if you would like to drop medication off before face to face instructions start, please reach out to Nurse Kat at kat_azevedo@lagovista.txed.net or 512-267-8300 ext. 5506.

DON'T FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR CHILD'S FREE & REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH APPLICATION!

Your child might be eligible for free and reduced price meals! Not sure if your child is eligible? Eligibility is based on your household size and income level. Check to see if you're eligible - it's risk free and confidential. Click below to access income guidelines and the application. Also, remember that applications must be completed every school year, so if you qualified last year and have not yet completed an application for the 2020-2021 school year, re-apply today!


http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/nutrition.home

DRESS code Review

It has been a while since students have been held to a dress code! In addition to the new mask requirement for students, they are still required to follow the dress code. Please take a minute to review this with your students!


Here is an EXCERPT from our Student Code of Conduct. Please reference the document for the entire list.

1. Clothing should be of the appropriate size.
a. Clothing must not be baggy or saggy, worn low on the body, nor drag on the ground.
b. Clothing must not be overly form fitting or tight.

2. Pictures, emblems or writings on student attire, jewelry, and/or tattoos must be appropriate for the school environment. No messages and/or graphics that are vulgar, offensive, obscene, libelous, or that denigrate others on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
a. No messages and/or graphics that include depictions of or references to profanity,
prohibited substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc.), obscenity, sexual
connotations, gangs, inappropriate language, inappropriate pictures, inappropriate
gestures, death, and/or depictions of violent images.

3. See-through/sheer material is ONLY permitted when worn over an article of clothing that is dress code compliant.

4. Students will be expected to be in compliance with the dress code while standing or sitting.

5. Proper undergarments should be worn, but undergarments must not be visible. Garters and garter belts are considered undergarments.

6. No pajamas, sleepwear, or house slippers of any kind, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.

7. Mustaches, beards, and sideburns must be well groomed. Grooming is at the discretion of the principal.

Bottoms (Dresses, Skirts, Shorts, and Pants)
8. All bottoms must fit around the waist and be properly fastened.

9. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and other non-uniform clothing must be of sufficient length to allow for performing normal school functions without immodest exposure. Any garment, regardless of what it is called, must cover all skin above the middle of the thigh.

10. Spandex shorts, tights, and leggings are allowed ONLY with an outer garment that meets the middle of the thigh requirement.

11. No rips or holes that are excessive or placed above the middle of the thigh.

Shirts and Blouses
12. Shirts must be buttoned properly.

13. Sleeveless shirts and modest tank tops that provide appropriate coverage are permitted.
a. No tank tops or dresses with “spaghetti straps” (thin shoulder straps over otherwise
bare shoulders).
b. Sleeveless tops must fit appropriately under the arm. No “muscle shirts”.

14. No strapless, spaghetti-strap, backless, halter, one-shoulder, or off-the-shoulder tops.

15. No clothing that reveals bare midriffs and/or bare backs. Midriffs must be fully covered at all times (even when arms are raised).

16. No low cut necklines (which reveal cleavage or the chest area).

Accessories
17. No hats, caps, and/or hoods may be worn inside during the academic school day, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.

18. No bandannas, rags, gloves, kerchiefs, or gang-related decorative articles.

19. No hanging wallet chains, chain belts, handcuffs, sharp/heavy rings, or other metal spiked or metal-studded studded accessories.

20. No visible body piercings, with the exception of earrings.

21. No sunglasses may be worn in school buildings without specific recommendation from a doctor.

22. No shoes that mark the floor or “wheelies”.

23. No trench coats.
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Attendance Matters

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be engaged in Canvas everyday.

Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:45 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.


For students who miss school, here is some very important attendance information:


3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home and phone call from the principal.

7 or more unexcused absences in a 6-month period - warning letter sent home and Behavior Intervention Plan meeting called with the parents, student, and assistant principal.

10 or more unexcused absences in a 6 month period - truancy charges are filed. Parent, student and school administrator will be summoned to appear in truancy court.


Our campus goal is to reach 97% attendance each day.


Thanks for your support!

How to check your student's grades:

As you are aware, Lago Vista High School uses Canvas for delivering assignment information and communicating with our students. LVHS will be using the gradebook function in Canvas to communicate grades with parents and students. A weekly average only will be posted in TxConnect and parents can use Canvas to see the posted assignments that make up that current grade. Here are a few of the benefits of using the Canvas gradebook:

  • Integration with the Assignments and Quiz functions within Canvas (auto grading, streamlined feedback, peer editing).
  • Instant and improved communication with students on their assignment grades.
  • Observer view (Parent view) allows for the parent to see grades and have access to the content as well as teacher comments.
  • Uniformity of Canvas gradebook use across campus.
  • Parents can still use TxConnect for a “big picture” look at a student’s grade and use Canvas for a detailed contextual look at student’s grades.
  • In many cases, parents can access the actual assignment turned in by their student. This eliminates student responses of “I turned it in.” and “I’m not sure why I got a bad grade.”


Parents can create a Canvas Parent account by following the steps found here: https://sites.google.com/lagovista.txed.net/technology/canvas. An even easier option is to have your student log in to their Canvas account and show you their current assignments and grades.

StayAlert System Reminder

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

Who should I contact about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early: Our attendance clerk Sean_McCormick@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse Kat_Azevedo@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5506


Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503


Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Meghin_Huerta@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504


Career and Tech Readiness: Our CTE Counselor, Elanna_Hylander@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5510


Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our principal, Stu_Taylor@lagovista.txed.net or assistant principal, Missy_Howard@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500