LVJH Parent Newsletter

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May 4th- May 8th

Greetings LVJH Parents and Students!


This week we celebrate TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Our teachers have worked around the clock to support our students the best they can during this challenging time. They have taken loads of information, heavy tasks, and unexpected challenges with a positive attitude and a smile. They miss the students terribly! A HUGE THANK YOU to our AWESOME teachers!


We also celebrate our nurse, MRS. FRETS! May 6th is School Nurse Appreciation Day! Mrs. Frets has a big heart that cares for all of our staff and students. Thank you for ALL you do!


I hope everyone is doing well! We have had some beautiful days! I hope you are getting outside and enjoying it before it gets WAY HOT!


~Mrs. Carter

HELP US RECOGNIZE OUR TEACHERS!

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HERE ARE SOME IDEAS:

Send your students teacher an email, google message, remind message, etc showing appreciation!


Give a shout out to your students teachers on Social Media!


Email Mrs. Burrhus (roma.burrhus@lvisd.org) a "thank you" message to add to our Website!


Share your smiling face by sending a picture or video message using email, google messages, or remind that go directly/independently to your teacher.

STUDENT PERSONAL BELONGING PICK UP

We are actively working on a plan to get your student's items to you. Teachers will have a limited amount of time to return to classrooms and bag up student items.


We ask that you locate library books, and any other items that belong to the school, and have them ready for when a scheduled drop off is announced.


Specific information regarding pick up and drop off will be on next weeks newsletter.


Thank you for your patience!

CHOICE BOARD EXPECTATIONS

Students please make sure you are meeting weekly requirements with each Choice Board for ALL of your classes. Assignment submission is monitored daily (ALL classes)! Don’t get behind! Access choice boards by clicking on the link below then clicking on “Junior High.” Assignments are due by 9:00 PM.

JH WEEKLY CHOICE BOARDS HERE

Click this link to access the choice boards for distance learning.

COURSE WORK COMMUNICATION

Students- Please make sure to check back periodically after submitting an assignment. Your teachers often share feedback that may require a response! Don't forget to log in to your school email periodically, too!

CHOICE BOARD UPDATE-NO PAPER COPIES

Local, state, and federal public health officials continue to recommend social distancing and other safety measures that involve reducing human contact to prevent exposure to COVID-19. La Vernia ISD is committed to following this guidance in order to promote the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and community. In keeping with this commitment, LVISD will no longer distribute paper choice board packets to our community as this process involves a high level of exposure and risk to our staff and families. This includes canceling our previously scheduled paper packet distribution times on Monday, April 20.


Please get with your students teacher if you need help with activities or with navigating the choice boards.

DAILY ATTENDANCE

Please don’t forget to check in for Attendance daily. If you forget, or miss a day, Don’t panic! Email your second period teacher and let them know! Life happens and we are all juggling a lot right now.

RECORD STUDENT DAILY ATTENDANCE HERE

Attendance is not connected to Gradebook. It is a google form that is monitored daily by 2nd period teachers and administration. If you miss checking in, email your students 2nd period teacher.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM


  • Teachers have invited all students to their Google Classrooms.
  • Students must use their “lvschools” accounts via Gmail.
  • Parent requests for access will not be accepted due to the requirement of an "lvschools" required email address.
  • Google Classroom App- super easy way to access assignments and submit for completion


Please reach out to your students’ teacher if you are having trouble connecting via email. Remind your students to check their school email DAILY!

OPTIONS FOR TURNING IN WORK

Please utilize any of the following options to turn in school work (online or paper copy)-


  • Google Classroom submission
  • Snap a picture and send it to your teacher through "Remind"
  • Snap a picture and email it directly to your teacher
  • Snap a picture and send it through Google Voice



Work is due by 9:00 PM.

TEACHER OFFICE HOURS

TEACHER OFFICE HOURS:

  • Monday- Thursday

    • 30 minutes daily AM and PM

    • Friday’s are reserved for content planning meetings

  • Staggered by content area. Teachers will communicate these times, as well.

    • Math-9:00 and 12:00

    • Reading- 9:30 and 12:30

    • Writing- 10:00 and 1:00

    • Social Studies- 10:30 and 1:30

    • Science - 11:00 and 2:00

    • Electives - 11:30 and 2:30

    • Sped - 2:30- 3:30

    • Email and final daily correspondence (Conference Period) - 3:30-4:30

Responses to emails or contacts made outside these time periods will be sent within a 24 hour period.

ADMINISTRATION CONTACT INFO

Available Monday-Thursday from 8:00-4:00 PM via email. They will respond in a timely manner. Contacts made after 4:00 PM will be answered the next school day.

MEAL PICK-UP CHANGES: NOW TWICE A WEEK!

Beginning with our Wednesday and Friday meal pickup opportunities this week (April 8th and 10th), parents who want to pick up meals without their students in the vehicle must present at least one form of documentation from the list below for each student who needs meals:


  • Individual student report card or attendance records
  • Copy of a letter or email previously sent from the school attended by each student
  • Individual student birth certificate
  • Student ID document from the school attended by each student


This adjustment will help ensure that we are able to continue meeting the needs of as many LVISD students and families as possible in an equitable way and follow guidelines set by state officials.


As a reminder, LVISD is now offering twice-weekly meal package pickup on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Intermediate campus bus lane (369 FM 1346 South, La Vernia, TX 78121). All current LVISD students are welcome to use this service and meal packages will continue to come at no charge to our students regardless of meal eligibility status.


Contact adella.freemanwright@lvisd.org should you have questions about our student meal pickup program.

CHILD NUTRITION

Click here for updates regarding meal pick up at the Intermediate campus.

KEEP MOVING CHALLENGE

Make sure you are getting up and moving around! Even if you are not in Athletics or P.E. it is important to be ACTIVE for at least 20-30 minutes daily!


COUNSELOR SUPPORT

Click here for counselor support services.

DISTRICT SAFETY NEWSLETTER

Click here for information regarding safety and security from Mr. Duffek.

ALL LVISD FACILITIES ARE CLOSED

Just a reminder that all facilities are still closed. This includes tennis courts, fields, campuses, etc.
DISTRICT COVID-19 UPDATES

Click here for the district web page for COVID-19 updates.

NOT getting DISTRICT EMAILS?

Are you or someone you know having trouble receiving district communication? If so, please contact: communications@lvisd.org.

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LIGHTS ON FOR BEAR PRIDE!


La Vernia Football Stadium lights are turned on every Wednesday night from 8:00-9:00 PM to recognize our student-athletes who have had their seasons put on hold. We will continue to honor our great community and traditions in LVISD. Bear Pride is alive! Go Bears!

LOOKING AHEAD

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8

Nurse Day May 6

PARENT RESOURCES FOR JH STUDENTS

Click here for resources on how to be involved with your middle school student.