LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

August 14, 2020

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Welcome Back Vikings!

Although we wish we could all be together in the building, we are so happy to be back together virtually! We know there will be some kinks along the way. If you are having trouble, please reach out to us so that we can help! You can access your teachers through Canvas or reach out to the technology department at 512-222-7144 or tech@lagovista.txed.net.

What's Been HAppening?

New Faces at LVHS

We are so excited to have our new folks join our team! Welcome to Lago Vista!

How to check your students 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.

iPads were distributed this week

If you were not able to stop by on Monday or Tuesday to pick up your schedule and iPad, we would like to get that to you as soon as possible. Please call the school at 512-267-8300 ext. 5500 to schedule a time to stop by and pick it up!

Returning Student Registration Forms

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Lago Vista High School Remote Bell Schedule

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Attendance Matters: Even During Remote Learning

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

Our school wide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:30 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.

For students who exceed our 96% goal, we are planning some more exciting rewards this year.


Here is some very important attendance information (this will continue even during remote learning):


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!

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

To whom should I talk to about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early, please call 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 assistant principal, missy_howard@lagovista.txed.net or principal, stu_taylor@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500