LVIS Family Newsletter
September 9, 2021
Letter from the Principal
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.
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.
Picture Day is This Tuesday, September 14th!
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.