LV Intermediate Newsletter
January 10, 2020
January 10 End of the 2nd 9 Weeks
January 13 First day of the 3rd Nine Weeks
January 15 Reports Cards coming home
January 16 Choir Practice after school
January 20 MLK Holiday No School--Professional Development Day for Teachers
January 23 GT Field Trip to Mayborn Science Theater
January 23 Choir Practice after school
January 24 Elementary Academic UIL Event at LVES ---Early Release at 11:35PM
February 5 Campus Educational Improvement Council Meeting at 4:30PM
February 17 President's Day--Student / Staff Holiday
February 18 Fifth Grade Math Benchmark Fourth Grade Writing Benchmark
February 19 Fifth Grade Reading Benchmark
March 16-20 Spring Break
For All of Our Parent Volunteers
Dressing for Recess
Please help us by dressing your child for colder weather. We want our students to be able to enjoy recess outside this time of year. Please be sure that they dress warm enough to be comfortable outside.
The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.
Our school wide attendance goal for this year is 98%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:00 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, phone conference with at-risk coordinator and attendance improvement plan.
- 5 or more unexcused absences in a 6-week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with administrator, attendance behavior plan reviewed.
- 7 or more unexcused absences in an 8-week 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
Reminder about our Re-Do Policy
Please remember that your student brings home graded work in the Wednesday folder each week. Please review that work and encourage your child to correct and return any work that received a grade below 79. Your child is also schedule a time with his/er teacher to correct tests.
From the Student Handbook
Re-do/Re-test Policy (Grades 4-5)
We encourage students to use feedback provided by grades by reflecting on their mistakes
and using it to improve their understanding of concepts being assessed. Please understand
that the re-do/re-test option is not a free pass for students not to study or to turn in carelessly
completed work. In order for a student to have this opportunity, they must do something to
show the teacher that they are committed to improving their performance. This might include
additional time with the teacher, extra practice assignments, or making corrections on
previously completed work. A student may earn up to a 79% on a re-test or re-do of an
assignment. Students may not redo daily grades for which they received a zero.
1. Students who receive a 79% or lower on a daily assignment will have one opportunity to
re-do an equivalent assignment, as determined by the teacher, for a maximum grade of
79%. Students may not re-do assignments for which they received a zero due to not
completing or turning it in.
2. Students must initiate the process to re-do an assignment. Emailed requests from
parents to re-do an assignment will not be accepted. Handwritten parent notes presented
to the teacher by the student will be accepted in Grades 2-5. The ultimate goal is to
create learners who are able to be effective self-advocates.
3. Students must complete the “re-do” assignment in the calendar week after the
failing grade was earned. (For example, whether a student earns a failing grade on
Tuesday or Friday, they must complete the re-test by the end of the following week. This
is the case, even in the event of “short” weeks containing fewer than 5 days.)
4. Assignments may be given as a home assignment or redone at school. The teacher will
determine which option is most appropriate for each assignment.
5. A student may earn up to a 79% on their re-do of the assignment.
6. A student may not earn a grade lower than the original grade.
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:
Call or Text: (206) 406-6485