Tiger Talk

03/01/22

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All LTISD Schools to Reopen to Visitors Beginning, Monday, February 28

Dear Lake Travis ISD Staff, Parents and Guardians:


We are pleased to inform you that all Lake Travis ISD schools will reopen to visitors, effective Monday, February 28. This update to our protocols is the result of a significant decrease in the number of staff and student coronavirus cases.


We understand that many of you are eager to visit your child’s campus and/or start volunteering, and we are excited to welcome you back. Accordingly, our school principals may share additional information for visitors and volunteers via individual campus newsletters within the next few days. Please note, this may vary by campus.


Despite the downgrade in COVID cases, all visitors and volunteers on district facilities should remain vigilant as per local health officials. We continue to encourage all staff, students and families to wear a mask while inside and on campus in an effort to mitigate community spread of the virus. In accordance with our safety protocols, we ask that visitors, staff and students stay home if sick with any COVID-related symptoms.


Rest assured, the safety of our staff and students remains our highest priority. We will continue to re-evaluate and update our protocols as needed. We look forward to seeing you in our schools.


Sincerely,

Paul Norton

Superintendent of Schools

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The WCHE PTO Reports that the Daddy/Daughter Garden Gala was a HUGE Success!

The Daddy/Daughter Garden Gala was very successful with over 300 people in attendance!


On behalf of our students, staff, and fabulous PTO, we thank you all SO MUCH. Thank you SO MUCH to the hardworking volunteers who served on our Dance Committee. Thank you SO MUCH to all of the WCHE staff members who came together to host the Daddy/Daughter Garden Gala. It was a magical evening, and the girls had great fun dancing the night away.


This was a massive team effort, and we are very lucky to have such fantastic volunteers in our community!!!!!


And speaking of a fantastic community, the WCHE PTO wants to provide special shouts out to The Lighthouse Restaurant & Lounge, HEB, and Chick-fil-A Lake Travis for generously donating appetizers and desserts for this event. Thanks to our generous community partners, this was a Garden Gala that will always be remembered.

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Celebrating Music in our Schools and Women's History Month, March 2022

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Online Enrollment is Open for All New-to-WCHE Students

Every year we welcome new Tigers, whether they are our new Kindergarteners or new to West Cypress Hills. On February 22, the online registration for Kinder - 5th grade new-to-WCHE students began and can still be accessed through the Lake Travis ISD website. (See handy link button below.) You can complete the enrollment packet online and upload the required documents. A link to sign up for Kindergarten assessments will be provided after families complete and upload their 2022-23 Kindergarten enrollment documents.


A student will not be enrolled until ALL below documents have been received.


Required Documents include:

**Proof of Residency: (home sales closing documents, property tax statement, property deed, or a lease agreement)

**Utility Bill: gas, water, electric (The name on the utility bill must match the name on the other proof of residence document.)

**Certified copy of birth certificate (incoming Kindergartners must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017.

**Photo ID of Parent/Guardian enrolling student

**Up-to-date Immunizations- We cannot accept immunization documentation from a patient portal. Immunization documents must be signed or stamped by the physician.

**Social Security Card (optional)

New Student Enrollment 2022-23

Please make sure you are filling out the Enrollment packet for the 22-23 school year.

Where do I start?

For Families NEW to Lake Travis ISD


  1. The first step is to request a Skyward Family Access login account using a valid email address. You may obtain a free email account through services such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Google.
  2. Your login and password will be sent to this email address.
  3. Use the link in the email to log in and begin the process.
  4. The email will be sent from Skyward@ltisdschools.org. Be sure to add this email address to your valid email recipients to avoid it being affected by your spam filter.

FOR EXISTING FAMILY ACCESS USER

After logging into Family Access, choose "New Student Enrollment" by clicking the down arrow next to the house icon.

Applications Accepted for Qualifying PreK Starting March 28

Applications Accepted for Tuition PreK Starting April 1 at 10 am

What about Returning Tigers?

We will ask our returning Tigers to update their student information and complete their online returning student re-enrollment toward the end of summer.

Hit the Easy Button! Order 2022-2023 School Supply Kits Online Here!

Thanks to our fabulous PTO, supplies can be ordered online from schoolkidz at your convenience! The online prepackaged grade level supplies can be ordered until June 10, 2022. If you purchase your student school supplies online, the supplies will be delivered to the school before the first day of school. Grade appropriate kits are available to order online now. Click here and use account #79519 to view our kits.


We also have lists of the school supplies for 2022-2023 so that, if you prefer, you can purchase the supplies on your own from any source convenient to you.

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Spring Break - No School for Students March 11 - March 18

While staff members participate in a Professional Development Day on Friday, March 11, Tigers will be on holiday. Yay! That holiday continues through the following week while everyone enjoys SPRING BREAK March 14 - 18.


We'll look forward to seeing our Tigers back in class at 7:40 am on Monday, March 21.


Have fun!

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Mrs. Dunn's Tiger 4th Grade Artists Begin Weaving Projects

Tiger 4th Graders Alexis Ribble, Stella Szastak, Isaac Carlisle, and Luke Hatfield demonstrate the art of weaving.


We anticipate having impressive displays in the hallways soon!

Come and Embrace the Noise! Apply to be On Team Tiger Today!

We are looking for more people to join our staff of caring professionals. Our campus-wide theme for this year is "Embrace the Noise," and we are seeking people, maybe like YOU, who would like to come and make some "noise" with us.


We are accepting applications for Instructional Special Education Aides and for a crossing guard. Prior experience is not required. The Lake Travis Independent School District happily provides training for its employees.


If you would like to learn more about the rewarding positions that we have available right here in your neighborhood school, click here.

Purchase Parent Mixer Tickets Here By March 25!

The evening includes dinner, live music, and an online auction!

Come Fiesta with Us!

The West Cypress Hills PTO cordially invites you to attend the WCHE PTO Parent Mixer at Blissful Hill in Spicewood, Friday, April 1, from 6 to 9 pm. The evening offers a great way to become better acquainted with WCHE staff members and other WCHE parents!


Tickets are $45 for an evening of fun, dinner, drinks, live music, an online auction, and more! Tickets are on sale now through the WCHE PTO website. Don't delay! Buy your tickets today! Ticket sales close March 25.


You must be registered on the PTO website to purchase tickets. See you there!

Be on the Lookout for LTISD Bus Transportation Updates

One might think that our school bus drivers would be immune to anything and everything that could be thrown their way, BUT, from time to time, LTISD bus drivers do need to take a sick day, and at this time the District is not always able to provide a substitute bus driver quickly enough to cover the route.


As a result, there are times when SMARTTag and/or LTISD will notify parents that bus service could be delayed or that bus service for a particular route is canceled. Even though the disruption to service happens very infrequently, it's still an inconvenience when it happens to you and your Tiger(s.) We apologize.


Please be sure to pay close attention to SMARTTag and/or LTISD transportation alerts and updates so that you will know if/when disruption to your service has occurred.

5th to 6th Grade Transition to Middle School

It's hard to believe that it is time to start thinking about our 5th graders moving into middle school. The elementary and middle school principals and counselors have been hard at work planning out a timeline to make this time informational and simple for you. The remaining tasks are:


February 15 - March 7 - Course Selection is Open. Middle School Course Catalogs are available online.


March 1 - March 7 - Students and Elementary Counselors work together to input course selections into Skyward.

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Coaches Mirizzi and Clements Present WCHE Field Days 2022!

Tigers will be participating in Field Day events on Wednesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 10. (See the schedule below.) We are asking for volunteers to sign up to help with the events. If interested in volunteering, watch for your classroom teacher(s) to ask for volunteers soon.


March 9, 8 - 11 am...................4th & 5th Grade Field Day

March 9, 12:10 - 2:35 pm.........Kinder & 1st Grade Field Day

March 10, 8 - 10:55 am............2nd & 3rd Grade Field Day

March 10, 2 pm........................Students Attend Field Day 2022 Trophy Presentations


Volunteers and visitors, please RSVP here to let us know that you are coming so that we can have your security badge ready for you.

Spring Gifted/Talented Nominations Due March 10 for Students Enrolled After October 15, 2021

Dear Parents,


Each year LTISD offers an opportunity for students to be assessed for our GT/Discovery Program. This takes place during the first grading period. However, some students enrolled after that fall deadline,


Every district has different requirements for its GT program. LTISD has a four-part qualification process. Students are assessed in four categories and must achieve qualifying marks in three out of the four categories. We assess cognitive abilities, academic achievement, creativity, as well as qualitative data.


Our program is a project-based, pull-out program. It is not an academically accelerated program. Typically, students come to the GT/Discovery classroom during a designated time during the school day where we work on cognitive abilities, various projects, programming, creative mindset, etc.


Please let me know if you have any questions about our program. If you feel that your child is a good candidate for GT testing, please complete the nomination form located on the LTISD GT information page. Please note that Thursday, March 10, 2022, is the deadline for spring referrals for recently enrolled students.



Thank you,

Ms. Serhus

Erika Serhus, M.Ed., Gifted and Talented Specialist

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Contact us here about the Wall of Fame for Shoe Tying

Reserve your 2021-2022 WCHE Tiger Yearbook Here

Reserve your yearbook online @ Balfour or by phone at 1-800-944-5930. The purchase price is $35 plus a $1 handling fee. Pride lines and personalization options are also available for purchase.

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Set clocks ahead 1 hour on March 13. Daylight Saving Time Starts @ 2 am!

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Upcoming Events

Through 03/02/22...Submit "You Art What You Eat" Artwork Learn more

Through 03/07/22...Middle School Course Selection is Open

Through 03/25/22...Purchase 4/1 Fiesta WCHE PTO Parent Mixer Tickets!

Through 03/10/22...Complete & Submit GT Nominations for Tigers Enrolled After 10/15/21

Through 06/10/22....Order School Supply Kits Online Using WCHE Account Code 79519

03/01 - 03/31/22.....Celebrating Music in our Schools & Women's History Month

03/04/22.................LTEF Butterfly Brunch @ Blissful Hill 10 am Learn More

03/05/22.................Mark Wood Concert @ LTHS PAC @ 7 pm

03/07 - 03/11/22.....National School Breakfast Week

03/09/22.................WCHE Field Day - 4th & 5th Grades 8 -11 am - RSVP

03/09/22.................WCHE Field Day - Kinder & 1st Grade 12:10 - 2:35 pm - RSVP

03/10/22.................WCHE Field Day - 2nd & 3rd Grades 8 - 10:55 am - RSVP

03/10/22.................Students Attend Field Day Trophy Presentation @ 2 pm

03/10 - 04/02/22.....Tiger Art on Display at the Bee Cave Arts Foundation

03/10/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

03/11/22.................No School for Students! Staff Professional Development Day

03/13/22.................Spring Forward! Daylight Saving Time Begins @ 2 am

03/14 - 03/18/22.....Spring Break! No School!

03/24/22..................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

03/26/22..................LTHS Choir's Capes & Crowns Event 2 - 4 pm

03/26/22..................Tiger Artists Honored @ Bee Cave Arts Foundation Reception 2 - 4 pm

03/28/22..................Applications Accepted for Qualifying LTISD PreK

04/01/22..................Applications Accepted at 10 am for LTISD Tuition PreK

04/01/22..................PTO Parent Mixer @ Blissful Hill 6 - 9 pm

04/01 - 04/30/22.....National Occupational Therapy Month

04/04 - 04/08/22.....National Assistant Principals' Week

04/04 - 04/08/22.....National Library Week

04/07/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

04/14/22.................1st Grade Field Trip to Sweet Berry Farm

04/15/22.................Student and Staff Holiday!!! No School Today!!!

04/18 - 04/22..........Public School Volunteer Week

04/21/22.................LTCL Bookmobile Comes to WCH Amenity Center 3 - 4 pm

04/22/22.................Earth Day

04/22/22.................Kindergarten Field Trip to Austin Zoo

04/25 - 04/29/22....National Afterschool Professionals' Week

04/27/22.................2nd Grade Field Trip to Exotic Resort Zoo

04/27/22.................Administrative Professionals' Day

04/28/22.................PTO General Assembly in the Tiger's Den @ 9 am RSVP

04/29/22.................4th Grade Field Trip to Pioneer Farms