LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter

October 4, 2019

Upcoming Events...

October 10 Fifth Grade Vision and Hearing Screening

October 10 Intermediate Choir

October 14 Columbus Day--No School for Students

October 14 Gifted and Talented Application Deadline

October 14 Project Vinatta Students recognized at the School Board Meeting @ 6:00pm

October 17 Intermediate Choir

October 23 Title I Parent Meeting - More Info Coming

October 24 Intermediate Choir

October 31 Intermediate Choir

November 11 Veteran's Day Choir Performance

November 13 School Jam Intermediate Field Trip

November 22 Thanksgiving Luncheon and Intermediate Fun Run

Destination Learning

RUNNING OF THE VIKINGS

All PK-5th grade (LVES and LVIS) students are invited to participate in the Running of The Vikings before all home games. Students will need to line up on the north end of the field (by the Viking tunnel) at 7:00 pm to be ready to run when the players leave the field (approx. 7:10 pm).

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Thanks, Mrs. Alvarado!

We celebrated Custodian's Day on October 2nd! We appreciate Mrs. Alvarado for all her help in our school! Thanks for being awesome!

Thank you Intermediate Families

We appreciate all the families that have participated in our Write-A-Check fundraising campaign. Thanks you for supporting our school!


Helton Family

Hernandez Family

Saavadra Family

Brown Family

Hoofnagle Family

Melendez Family

Quinones Family

Wheeler Family

Kudrna Family

Melendez Family

Lasch Family

Porter Family

Carson Family

Everett Family

Heston Family

Cook Family

Gerwick Family

Chapman Family

Randles Family

Martinez Family

Hoch Family

Brown Family

Gama Family

Sisemore Family

Alvarado Family

Findley Family

Smith Family

Moore Family

Wheeler Family

Badger Family

Vergara Family

Parson Family

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Art Contest Opportunity

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade. Stay tuned for details on the 2020 contest. For more information go to KTB.org

LV Intermediate Website

We have a new address for our campus. Please bookmark this site to get the most updated information. You can find the monthly menu for our school under Food and Snack.

Intermediate - http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/lis.Home

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GT REFERRAL WINDOW CLOSING SOON

Parents of students in grades 1-12 who consent to having their child screened for the

Lago Vista ISD Gifted & Talented Education Program should complete a referral form and return it the student's school by October 15.


To access the referral form, please visit the Lago Vista ISD Gifted & Talented website at http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/curr.ins_GT.

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Counselor's Corner

Our new 2019-2020 Project Vinatta Coalition had the first meeting on October 2. We will meet each 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month during lunch time. Please submit your child’s t shirt size so that we may provide a Project Vinatta t-shirt to wear on meeting days.


On October 14th at 6:00 pm, the Lago Vista ISD School Board will recognize our Project Vinatta 2019-2020 LVISD Coalition. This meeting will be held in Viking Hall Board Room. Please have your child wear their Project Vinatta t-shirt for this event.

STUDENT SAFETY & COMMUNICATION

Lago Vista ISD is committed to effective, two-way communication regarding student safety. In the event of a validated threat to student safety or other emergency, our District and campuses work together to quickly notify parents/guardians through our District messaging service.


In order to ensure that you receive these crucial notifications, please log into txConnect Parent Portal to verify/update the contact information for your student. We ask our parents to do this each year for each student. The information provided in txConnect is what we use to contact you, so it is very important that all information provided is correct and up-to-date. For more information on how to access txConnect Parent Portal and update information, please visit: http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/new_registration

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REMINDER ABOUT OUR RE-DO POLICY

Please remember that your student brings home graded work in the Wednesday folder each week. Please review that work and encourage your child to correct and return any work that received a grade below 79. Your child is also schedule a time with his/er teacher to correct tests.




From the Student Handbook


Re-do/Re-test Policy (Grades 4-5)

We encourage students to use feedback provided by grades by reflecting on their mistakes

and using it to improve their understanding of concepts being assessed. Please understand

that the re-do/re-test option is not a free pass for students not to study or to turn in carelessly

completed work. In order for a student to have this opportunity, they must do something to

show the teacher that they are committed to improving their performance. This might include

additional time with the teacher, extra practice assignments, or making corrections on

previously completed work. A student may earn up to a 79% on a re-test or re-do of an

assignment. Students may not redo daily grades for which they received a zero.

Daily Grades

1. Students who receive a 79% or lower on a daily assignment will have one opportunity to

re-do an equivalent assignment, as determined by the teacher, for a maximum grade of

79%. Students may not re-do assignments for which they received a zero due to not

completing or turning it in.

2. Students must initiate the process to re-do an assignment. Emailed requests from

parents to re-do an assignment will not be accepted. Handwritten parent notes presented

to the teacher by the student will be accepted in Grades 2-5. The ultimate goal is to

create learners who are able to be effective self-advocates.

3. Students must complete the “re-do” assignment in the calendar week after the

failing grade was earned. (For example, whether a student earns a failing grade on

Tuesday or Friday, they must complete the re-test by the end of the following week. This

is the case, even in the event of “short” weeks containing fewer than 5 days.)

4. Assignments may be given as a home assignment or redone at school. The teacher will

determine which option is most appropriate for each assignment.

5. A student may earn up to a 79% on their re-do of the assignment.

6. A student may not earn a grade lower than the original grade.

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.



Our school wide attendance goal for this year is 98%.

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 98% attendance each day.

Thanks for your support!


ATTENDANCE This WEEK


4th Grade 98.41%

5th Grade 97.19%


Total 97.78%


Fourth Grade wins this week!

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