Excellence In All We Do.
October 11, 2019
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The week in pictures...
Students in Spanish 2 use teamwork to complete practice problems. One strategy our teachers use to motivate students is to encourage peer interdependence during learning activities.
Physics students embrace the fall theme and build catapults that they think (based on their knowledge of physics) will chunk a pumpkin as far as possible.
Coach Kassell's Money Matters students create a board game to help practice for the nine weeks test.
Instead of just acting out an established piece, students create their own plays based on what they have learned in theatre class.
King of Clubs
We had our annual club and UIL activity fair on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Students could choose from over 15 ways to get involved in the school.
Robotics students put their heads together to make plans for their first competition.
King of Clubs
Doe, a deer
Our amazing cast is busy preparing for the much-anticipated release of Sound of Music in December. You're not going to want to miss this amazing show!
One of the topics covered in our new Adulting 101 class is learning how to tie a tie! Not bad, guys!
Cade Oliver had a BIG SACK in JV's 28-14 win over Rockdale at home last night.
Doe, a deer
Monday, October 14 is a student holiday. Tuesday, October 15 will be a "B Day." Enjoy this extra time at home with your favorite viking!
Nine Weeks Testing Schedule
Friday, October 11 (A Day) - 1st and 3rd period
Tuesday, October 15 (B Day) - 7th and 5th
Wednesday, October 16 (A Day) - NONE due to PSAT
Thursday, October 17 (B Day) - 6th and 8th
Friday, October 18 (A Day) - 2nd and 4th
Friday, October 18 is the end of the first nine weeks!
PSAT Test Coming Up
Sophomores and Juniors will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 16th and our Freshmen will test on Wednesday, October 23rd. Please make sure any scheduled appointments will not conflict with this important opportunity. An early bedtime the night before and a good breakfast the morning of testing are strongly recommended.
We want to send out a huge thank you to our awesome Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation for their generous donation of funds for these tests.
Parents - be in the know!
Needed: Senior baby pictures
Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony Information
Our annual Veteran's Day ceremony will be held in the Lago Vista High School gym on Monday, November 11, starting at 2:00. All area veterans, their families, and the entire community are invited to attend.
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.
Parent Involvement Needed
Applications are open for parents of students receiving special education services to join the Special Education Parent Advisory Council. Please contact Krystal Colhoff in the special education office for more information. Applications are due October 15, 2019.
Let's work together, Vikings
Lago Vista ISD recognizes that communication between campuses and parents is a crucial part of building a strong school-home partnership, which we greatly value. As such, the District is committed to providing open, two-way communication and encourages all Lago Vista ISD parents to share the same commitment.
While social media presents us with an amazing venue to share and exchange information, if a concern arises regarding your child, or child’s campus, please contact the campus immediately. This timely communication directly with the campus is a crucial first step in working with you to resolve your concerns. As a district, we are committed to ensuring that all concerns are addressed as quickly as possible, but
campuses are only able to assist with finding solutions when we are made aware of concerns through direct communication.
Thank you for your helping with Lago Vista ISD's continued efforts to build strong and effective partnerships with our parents!
pep rallies and theme days for this fall:
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.
Dress Code Review
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
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).
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
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
To whom should i talk to about...
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