LVMS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do - February 25th

Mission Accomplished!

After school pick up is significantly faster after our changes this week. Thank you to everyone for their patience, but Coach Janson and I celebrated an empty parking lot today at 4:05!
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Working Lunch!

The third nine weeks is ending soon - crazy!!


For our students who are failing two or more core classes, we will be assigning them working lunch to get caught up on their assignments.


If you have any questions, please let me know.

Anyone have a spare refrigerator??

Our concession stand refrigerator stopped working right before our last game, so we are needing to replace it.

Any help replacing it would be AMAZING!

Please contact me at eric_holt@lagovista.txed.net if you have any ideas.

Benchmarks!

We are midway through February! And, as we go into the Spring, that also means that testing is coming up sooner than later. Here is the Benchmark schedule:


  • Thursday, March 3rd - 8th Grade Science
  • Friday, March 4th - 8th Grade Social Studies
  • Tuesday, March 8th - 6, 7 and 8 Math
  • Wednesday, March 9th - 6, 7 and 8 Reading
  • Thursday, March 10th - Algebra I

iPads

We have had more iPads broken this year than we have ever seen before, and I realize that we've had issues with the cases, and we are giving iPads to middle school students, but we are already over budget for the year.


Please talk to your students about properly caring for their iPad...here are a few simple solutions:

  1. Don't throw your backpack with the iPad in it.
  2. Be careful where you are charging it - make sure no can trip on the cord, or if they do, it doesn't fall.
  3. Don't put it on the edge of your desk.


We realize that accidents will happen, but we are asking for help in order to prevent as much as possible.

Deliveries

Just a reminder about deliveries to campus (straight from the Handbook):


Parents are requested not to bring items to be delivered to students during the instructional day. In the event that an item is given to the front office, it will be delivered to the student in the manner that least impacts instruction. Parents may not personally make deliveries to classrooms. No flowers or gift items will be delivered until the end of the instructional day.


Students may not have food delivered to school from commercial establishments (Uber Eats, Domino's, etc). Parents may provide meals for their own child's consumption during designated meal times only. In the event a parent delivers a meal for a student to the front office, the student will be allowed to pick it up during his/her lunch time. A parent/guardian may only bring food/drink for their child - a parent/guardian may not bring food/drink for their child's friends.


Thank you for helping!

Student Registration Forms

IMPORTANT! PLEASE COMPLETE ANNUAL STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL!


If you have not done so, it is important that you complete the annual registration process ASAP. This must be completed each year because these forms provide us with important permissions and information that must be provided annually. Students without completed registration forms will begin to lose certain privileges until they are completed, so please take a moment to submit those forms in Ascender.


HOW DO I ACCESS PARENT PORTAL?
https://ascportal.esc13.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=227912


¿NECESITA ESPAÑOL?
Todos los formularios de registro también están en español. Para continuar en español, hay un menú desplegable en la esquina superior derecha de la página de inicio de sesión para cambiar al español.


WHAT IF I HAVE A NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENT? WHAT IF DON'T SEE MY ENROLLED STUDENT IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL?
If you enrolled your student during summer enrollment, you must still complete annual registration forms. If you don't see your enrolled student when you log in, an Ascender Parent Portal ID is needed in order to link to your student and complete the annual registration forms.

Please email your campus registrar to receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID. Please note that there may be slight delays in answering requests during peak times, such as this, but we will get it to you as quickly as possible!

Once you receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID from the campus registrar, please log into Ascender Parent Portal, select "Link to Enrolled Student", and enter the Parent Portal ID and the student's date of birth.


WHAT IF I SEE MY STUDENT, BUT DON'T HAVE A "REGISTRATION" OPTION?


In order to complete forms or update data for a student, the email address you have listed in Ascender Parent Portal must match what we have in our system. If you can see your student, but can't update any information, those email addresses do not match. We recommend updating and verifying your email address in Ascender Parent Portal. If you need us to change your email address in our system, please email registration@lagovista.txed.net and your campus registrar. You will be asked to provide your student's full name, date of birth, and grade level for verification purposes.


NEED OTHER HELP?


See the Quick Guide to Setting Up Ascender Parent Portal below for more information or email registration@lagovista.txed.net.

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Cell Phones

As many of you know, our cell phone policy for students is to turn them off and put them in their back packs during the day. This is EXTREMELY difficult for our students to follow, but I feel that it's very important that students be disconnected from their phones throughout the day.


Please remember that cell phones are not allowed during school hours. Phones must be turned off and in their backpacks. If your child needs to contact you, they may come to the front office to use the office phone or bring their personal phone to the front office, where they are allowed to use it.


If you need to communicate with your child during the day, you can email your child on their ipads, using their school email - firstname_lastname@lvisd.com


Remember that if you call the front office, we will be happy to deliver any messages to your child. Less disruption in the classrooms, the better!


Frozen

Check out the upcoming production of FROZEN JR. by Lake Travis Music Theatre Rising Stars.

The cast of this production includes over 50 kids from kindergarten through 12th grade and most of them are LVISD students.

You can view the talented cast here!

  • Friday, February 25th - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, February 26th - 7:00pm
  • Sunday, February 27th - 2:00pm

LVISD Performing Arts Center

Tickets are $10 and available at www.LTMT.org or at the door.

News and Notes From The Office

Attendance & Nurse - Please email or contact the nurse if your child is home ill. Also, please make sure if your child calls you not feeling well, they must check in with the nurse before leaving due to COVID protocol.

terri_harkins@lagovista.txed.net

Ext. 2505


Boys Athletics - If your son is in last period athletics and you need to pick them up, we ask that you pick them up BEFORE 3PM.

School Time - Please remember that we teach from "bell to bell" each day and when you pull your student(s) out early or they arrive late to school, they miss valuable class time. Thank you for understanding!

Here is the bell schedule...first bell starts at 8:00 AM!

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Who Do I Contact?

We try to be excellent problem solvers here at LVMS, so if you have questions, let us help!


If you have questions about registrations, contact:

Monica Kaiser @ monica_kaiser@lagovista.txed.net

Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ april_woodburn@lagovista.txed.net

Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ lisa_gordon@lagovista.txed.net

Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ sue_kunze@lagovista.txed.net


You can contact myself(eric_holt@lagovista.txed.net) or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley (kim_bentley@lagovista.txed.net) with any questions you need help with as well.