LV Intermediate Parent Newsletter
October 4, 2019
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
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).
Thanks, Mrs. Alvarado!
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!
Art Contest Opportunity
LV Intermediate Website
Intermediate - http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/lis.Home
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
ATTENDANCE This WEEK
4th Grade 98.41%
5th Grade 97.19%
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:
Call or Text: (206) 406-6485