LVIS Family Newsletter

September 9, 2021

Letter from the Principal

It has been great to visit classrooms! In the first month of school, our teachers have created a classroom community built on trust, kindness, and perseverance. They have built relationships, established trust, and practiced procedures and expectations. The LVIS teachers take great pride in what they do and are passionate about setting the students up for a successful school year. In 5th grade, students are practicing lab safety and procedures. They have already started conducting experiments and learning about the scientific method. Students have been setting personal goals and making plans for an exceptional school year.

COVID Cases and Protocols

We know the Delta Variant is highly contagious. We are continuing to monitor our campus COVID protocols to ensure student and staff safety. We are asking that families screen their child before they come to school daily. We understand that it is difficult to determine if it is fatigue, allergies, or illness. The symptoms are very very similar to allergies. It is a personal choice, but students and staff are encouraged to wear a mask.

Remote Conferencing

The Texas Education Agency has shared that we can start remote conferencing. This is a short term option for students that meet the criteria. Students that are eligible for remote conferencing have either been identified as a close contact or are positive for COVID-19. If you are eligible, a District administrator will be in touch with you.

Remembering September 11th

Normally on Fridays, Vikings wear blue, but this Friday, students may wear red, white and blue in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. During morning announcements, we will observe a moment of silence to remember the events and the lives lost on September 11, 2001.

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Picture Day is This Tuesday, September 14th!

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Popcorn Party

We had a school wide contest! The first class to memorize their lunch numbers wins a popcorn party. We had three 5th grade classes complete the task on the same day. We celebrated with an outdoor popcorn party. The best part is most of our students have memorized their lunch numbers! Be on the look-out for more fun contests happening in the upcoming future.

Meeting our Students' Social and Emotional Needs

Ways to Help your Child have a Great Year

Read at home for pleasure

Read to your child or have them read to you daily. Set up a specific time to read together. Take trips to the library and model your own excitement for reading.

Talk with your child to build positive communication

Listen to your child and praise your child every day.

Develop a working relationship with your child’s teacher

Ask questions. Let the teacher know about activities and unusual events at home. Offer to help with projects at home. Read the information your child brings home from school.

Communicate with the school

Be aware of attendance and tardiness policies. Participate in school-wide activities. Get to know the staff.

Support learning at home

Establish routines for homework and create time. Limit TV, video games and Internet use. Help create a study space with paper, pencils and other supplies. Be available to help with homework.

Keep your child healthy and safe

Make sure your child gets enough sleep and eats a healthy breakfast every morning. This year breakfast is free in the cafeteria. Establish routines for the school year. Help your child learn about safety in the neighborhood and at home.

Build your child’s self-esteem and confidence

Encourage your child to try new things. Point out things they do well and praise them.

Help your child develop good friendships

Provide opportunities for play dates with different children. Find “teachable moments” to

help them develop friendship skills.

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