LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

November 15, 2019

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The week in pictures...

THERE IS NO SCHOOL the week of November 23 - November 30 DUE TO THANKSGIVING BREAK!

Fall Administration of the ASVAB - November 20, 2019

Is your Viking still wondering what his/her plans are for the future? The ASVAB program will help! The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery (including science, math, word knowledge, reading comprehension, electronics, auto/shop knowledge and mechanical comprehension), an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the opportunities awaiting them. We are administering the ASVAB at LVHS on November 20th. Please contact Mrs. Hylander if you want your student to take this FREE assessment on November 20th.

College Planning & PSAT Score Distribution Night

College Planning and PSAT Score Distribution Night

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Lago Vista Middle School Cafetorium

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


The most recent (Fall 2019) PSAT Student Score Reports will be available and great resources for college readiness will be discussed. Don't miss out on this opportunity for support as you and your student plan his/her future!

Semester Exam Dates

We will be having our first semester exams prior to the Winter Break.


NO exams will be given early. If a student is absent for the exam, they will need to take the exam after they return not before they leave.


When we return from the break, students will continue to have assignments, quizzes, and awesome learning experiences that will reflect in the first-semester grade up until Friday, January 10 (the end of the first semester).


Friday, December 13 - Periods 7 and 5

Monday, December 16 - Periods 1 and 3 (and 5 if more time is needed)

Tuesday, December 17 - Periods 6 and 8 (and 1 if more time is needed)

Wednesday, December 18 - Periods 2 and 4


We do not have early release during exam week.

FAFSA Night For Seniors

All seniors and their parents are invited to attend our FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) night at 6:30 pm, on Wednesday, December 11. This service is free of charge for our LVHS families and we will be providing a pizza dinner to all who attend.


If you think your student can't afford college...this meeting is for you!

If you think your student will never qualify for financial aid...this meeting is for you!

If your student could use financial support for college (and whose couldn't?)...this meeting is for you!


Even if you just want a free pizza dinner, we hope you will attend!


Contact Elanna_Hylander@lagovista.txed.net for more information.

Play off football game tonight

If you aren't able to make it to the football play-off game tonight at the UMHB stadium, you can tune in at https://www.vype.com/lago-vista-football-playoffs.


Best wishes to our Vikings as they take on Whtiney HS in bi-district.

Thanksgiving Treats for Teachers

Here is the link to sign up to bring Thanksgiving Pies for our LVHS Teachers and Staff. We are so thankful for this wonderful tradition. If you are able, please consider signing up!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080544A5AC2CA13-lvhs5

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Donations needed

Our Project Vinatta club is wanting to make some holiday goodies for an upcoming holiday visit to a retirement home. If you are able, they would love donations of the following:


  • Puffballs

  • Sanitizer pump bottles

  • Googly eyes

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Mini stockings

  • Felt

  • Cardstock

  • Apple sauce

  • Cinnamon

  • Flour

  • Cloves

  • Christmas cards/ Christmas colored ribbon

  • Cotton balls

  • Candy canes

  • Retirement home gifts for elderly visit/ secret santa:

  • Fuzzy socks

  • chapstick

  • lotion

  • slippers

  • candy

  • holiday cookies (store-bought)

  • warm robe for men or women

  • scarfs


Thank you for your support!

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oldies, but goodies:

Needed: Senior baby pictures

If you have a senior, our audio-video production class needs their baby pictures for the graduation slide show and the senior video! You don't want your graduate left out of this LVHS tradition! Email pictures to babypics2020@gmail.com!
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Attendance Matters

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.
Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:15 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, such as a movie in the PAC, Kona Ice, and exam exemptions!

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!

Dress Code Review

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 bandanas, 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.

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 : Our attendance clerk, Abigayle_Terry@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse Kathryn_Azevedo@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extention 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, Stu_Taylor@lagovista.txed.net or principal, Heather_Stoner@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

Lago Vista High School

The mission of Lago Vista High School is to use the four years allotted to teach, motivate, and challenge each student to rise to the highest level of academic excellence possible in a premiere learning environment. All graduates will leave our school with the ability to live and work as compassionate citizens and mature, effective adults. We are committed to sending into the world individuals who use problem-solving skills to impact their community in a responsible manner.