LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

September 4, 2020

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No school on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th and TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th. ENJOY THIS EXTRA TIME WITH YOUR FAVORITE VIKINGS! They will not have expectations to engage in Canvas these two days.

What's Been HAppening?

Varsity Volleyball

Varsity volleyball had their first home game against Bruceville-Eddy and swept them in three games!

JV Football Gearing up for the first game yesterday evening against Teague.

Band has put in a lot of work this week preparing for the first game Friday night!

Face to face is here!

Face to Face is finally upon us! We are so excited to welcome students on campus! There is a lot of information in this newsletter that will be useful for face to face. Please take some time to look over everything!

If you have not had the chance to take a look at Mr. Taylor's back to school video, check it out here!

Bell Schedule

The Bell schedule has a few changes now that we are going face to face. Please take a moment to look over the new schedule before Wednesday! 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.

Progress Reports go out next week!

Teachers have until the end of the day today to input your student's average from the 1st three weeks of the school year. Next week, you will receive an email from LVISD reminding you to check your student's grades in TxConnect. This grade in TxConnect is your student's official three-week progress report grade.


Students do not lose eligibility for UIL activities during this progress report check. This grade will only be an average. Please check your student's grades on Canvas.

AP Deadline is approaching!

Attention all AP students and parents, all AP exams will need to be ordered by October 1st this year. This is a HUGE change from past years. Please pick up your order forms from your teacher during class. All completed order forms and payments need to be returned to Mrs. Mumme by Oct 1st. If you have any questions about the ordering process or forms, see your AP teacher or Ms. Mumme ASAP!

PARKING PERMITS

Parking permits will go on sale on Monday, September 14th. 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.

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

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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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ScreenGuide Parental Control App for School Devices

Would you like to set parental controls for your student's school device? Now you can! Please refer to the flyer below for information or learn more by watching this video.
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Football Schedule

HOMECOMING WILL BE September 25th!

We are going to have Homecoming this year! Although things might look a bit different, we will celebrate as much as we can. We will send out more information in the weeks to come.

What happened to Pre-AP?

This year, Lago Vista High School changed the name of our pre-AP classes to College Ready (CR). A committee of teachers and faculty decided that the name college ready painted a clearer picture of the drive behind the curriculum of those classes. These classes are designed to prepare students for upper level advanced classes whether that is AP, OnRamps, etc.

Need a Thermometer?

Lago Vista ISD is requiring that all students be screened prior to coming onto campus, which includes having a temperature taken. We hope to assist families who do not currently own and who will have difficulty acquiring a thermometer. Please complete ONE REQUEST FORM PER FAMILY.


Lago Vista ISD requiere que todos los estudiantes sean examinados antes de ingresar al escuela, lo que incluye tomar la temperatura. Esperamos ayudar a las familias que actualmente no poseen y que tendrán dificultades para adquirir un termómetro. Complete UN FORMULARIO DE SOLICITUD POR FAMILIA.


Click here to complete the request form.

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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