LVHS Newsletter

The best is yet to come.

October 16, 2020

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What's Been HAppening?

Volleyball took on Blanco on Tuesday in a district showdown

Around the school

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Lago Vista ISD Bond Zoom Presentation Schedule

Wednesday, October 21 - Lago Vista Bond Zoom Presentation at 6:00:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5079088766pwd=RkJUaXNuU25rNDd2UXExVlBWTE9qUT09

Wednesday, October 28 – Lago Vista Bond Zoom Presentation at 6:00:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/5079088766pwd=RkJUaXNuU25rNDd2UXExVlBWTE9qUT09

Want to watch basketball or VOlleyball from home?

Now you can! All of our games in the gym will be live streamed. Access directions on how to watch here!

PSAT and PSAT NMSQT

Sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT NMSQT on October 29.

Freshman with take the PSAT on November 3.


LVHS offers the PSAT to all students (9-11). We would like our remote students to take the test as well. They will be testing away from face to face students but on campus; remote testing is not available for this exam. More information will be sent out via Canvas with directions for testing day. Please have your remote students plan on attending school that morning to take advantage of this opportunity! If your student is currently remote and you would like to opt out of this opportunity please email Ms. Howard at missy_howard@lagovista.txed.net.


Want more information on the tests?

Check out the following links:


PSAT

PSAT/NMSQT

Abilene Christian University Virtual Visit

Abilene Christian University would like to host a virtual college visit with any junior or senior interested in learning more about their school on Oct. 21 from 12-1 PM. Please use this Zoom link to visit with them!

Our very own illustrator!

Andrew Lofton, a student at LVHS, has illustrated his own book! His book is now out in paperback and hardback!
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ART Fee

Just a reminder that everyone enrolled in an art class has an art fee. The fee for Art 1 is $20 and for all upper level art courses is $30. The fee can be paid through myschoolbucks. Mr. Larkin will be utilizing the art fee for an art kit for every student this year. We hope to have all payments in by November.


Links:

Art I

Upper Level Art

PARKING PERMITS

Students must have a permit on their car. Permits will be $25. Forms will be available to pick up from the front office. Students must show driver's license and a valid proof of insurance to get a parking spot. If students do not have parking permits they will receive consequences at school. Students who started face to face this week, must have their parking permit by Friday, October 23.

FAFSA Application is OPEN

Seniors and senior parents:

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now open for students to apply for financial aid. We know this can be an intimidating process! LVHS will host a Financial Aid Information Night on October 21, in the PAC. The event will be recorded and shared with families that are not able to attend.

Senior rings and caps and gowns

Herff Jones would like to start gathering information from our juniors and seniors about senior rings and caps and gowns. Juniors and seniors received a survey in Canvas. Please make sure those are completed. Students will also have a meeting with Herff Jones towards the end of the month! Junior Ring and senior orders will take place on November 6, during lunch.

Virtual Army Information Session

Army Staff Sargeant Ryan Heffern will have a virtual google meet for any interested student or parent who would like to learn more about the Army. It will be held on Oct. 27th at 6:00 pm. Please join this Google Meet if you would like to attend.

Picture Day

Our underclass (9-11) photos will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd. Texas Photography will set up inside for our face to face students and have a booth outside for our remote learners. Remote students will be able to drive up, take their picture, and then leave campus again. A sign up genius will go out to parents two weeks prior to the date.


Our senior photos will be taken on November 4 and November 5. They will use a sign-up genius as well. Also, Texas Photography will steam the gowns between each use to sanitize them!

Home football game against Llano, Tonight

Tickets must pre-purchased. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.


UIL requires masks at all indoor and outdoor events. LVISD asks for your cooperation with this and appreciates your willingness to do your part to keep our community safe.

Home game Reminders

As our second home game approaches, LVHS would like to remind you of a few stadium rules that have been around for awhile and a few new ones!


1. All LVES and LVIS students must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Students are not permitted on the practice field at any point during football games.


2. Standing, loitering, or horseplay under and around the stadium stands, concession stands, practice field, or any other area is prohibited. Revealing, provocative and/or inappropriate dress will not be allowed, nor will inappropriate behaviors or foul language. Repeat offenders will be required to leave the stadium and campus.


3. Once inside the stadium, middle school and high school students with a student ticket will be allowed to sit in the designated student area on the home side of the stadium. Students may sit in the reserved or general admission sections only if they are under the supervision of an adult guardian.


4. The use of alcohol, controlled substances, tobacco, and vapes are prohibited on school premises.


5. Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside the gates. We have a wonderful Booster Club that provides a full concession stand of food and drinks for you to purchase throughout the game.


6. Face masks must be worn at all times, fans should social distance and sit in designated areas, and exit stadium immediately following the game.


Lago Vista ISD appreciates everyone’s cooperation and support as we work to keep a safe and enjoyable environment at Viking football games.

EVERY Thursday at LVHS IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR Each Thursday!

LVISD Education Foundation

Parents - Please Give - Your Time for Your Teachers.

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and what better way to give back to the community than to support our schools and teachers.

Your Education Foundation needs help with the following areas:

Membership

Communication/Social Media Management

Website Development/Management

Fundraising

& More!


Please reach out to our email – lvisdeftx@gmail.com and get involved today!


The Gift of Your Time is Priceless.

Thank you for your help!

Tami Carlton

President - LVISDEF

Bell Schedule

Each Monday and Thursday is an A day. Tuesday and Friday will always be B days. Wednesdays will be virtual and will follow the C day schedule.
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Medications Need to be kept with the nurse

Just a quick reminder that students are not allowed to carry medication with them at school (exceptions are inhaler/EPI pen). If your student must carry an inhaler or EPI pen, you will need to complete new permission forms for the 2020-2021 school year.


If you would like to keep over the counter meds in the clinic, they must be sent in their original container and you will need to complete new permission forms.


You can review our Medication Administration Policy HERE before sending medication to school.


Click here to download the school medication permission form.


Click here for the form needed in order for your child to carry an inhaler with them.


Click here for the form that allows your child to carry and self-administer their own EPI pen.


Please print and fill out the appropriate forms. You may bring them to your child's school directly or fax them to the appropriate campus.


  • Elementary Fax: 512-267-8326
  • Intermediate Fax: 512-267-8363
  • Middle School Fax: 512-267-8329
  • High School Fax: 512-267-8330


These forms are only current for this school year and if you would like to drop medication off before face to face instructions start, please reach out to Nurse Kat at kat_azevedo@lagovista.txed.net or 512-267-8300 ext. 5506.

DON'T FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR CHILD'S FREE & REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH APPLICATION!

Your child might be eligible for free and reduced price meals! Not sure if your child is eligible? Eligibility is based on your household size and income level. Check to see if you're eligible - it's risk free and confidential. Click below to access income guidelines and the application. Also, remember that applications must be completed every school year, so if you qualified last year and have not yet completed an application for the 2020-2021 school year, re-apply today!


http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/nutrition.home

DRESS code Review

It has been a while since students have been held to a dress code! In addition to the new mask requirement for students, they are still required to follow the dress code. Please take a minute to review this with your students!


Here is an EXCERPT from our Student Code of Conduct. Please reference the document for the entire list.

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
bare shoulders).
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).

Accessories
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 bandannas, 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.
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Attendance Matters

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be engaged in Canvas everyday.

Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:45 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.


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.


Thanks for your support!

How to check your student's grades:

As you are aware, Lago Vista High School uses Canvas for delivering assignment information and communicating with our students. LVHS will be using the gradebook function in Canvas to communicate grades with parents and students. A weekly average only will be posted in TxConnect and parents can use Canvas to see the posted assignments that make up that current grade. Here are a few of the benefits of using the Canvas gradebook:

  • Integration with the Assignments and Quiz functions within Canvas (auto grading, streamlined feedback, peer editing).
  • Instant and improved communication with students on their assignment grades.
  • Observer view (Parent view) allows for the parent to see grades and have access to the content as well as teacher comments.
  • Uniformity of Canvas gradebook use across campus.
  • Parents can still use TxConnect for a “big picture” look at a student’s grade and use Canvas for a detailed contextual look at student’s grades.
  • In many cases, parents can access the actual assignment turned in by their student. This eliminates student responses of “I turned it in.” and “I’m not sure why I got a bad grade.”


Parents can create a Canvas Parent account by following the steps found here: https://sites.google.com/lagovista.txed.net/technology/canvas. An even easier option is to have your student log in to their Canvas account and show you their current assignments and grades.

StayAlert System Reminder

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

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:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

Who should I contact about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early: Our attendance clerk Sean_McCormick@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse Kat_Azevedo@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 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


Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our principal, Stu_Taylor@lagovista.txed.net or assistant principal, Missy_Howard@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500