LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

February 15, 2019

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What's Been HAppening?

There is no school for students on Monday, February 18, 2019. We will see you on Tuesday!

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FFA Dress Up Days Next Week

FEB 19th - Cowboy

FEB 20th - Camo

FEB 21st - American

FEB 22nd - Blue and Gold


In addition to dress up days, there will be daily activities during lunch and advisory that will help spread the word of all the awesome opportunities there are as part of our FFA program!

If you missed cap and gown orders on Wednesday, read here

Attention seniors & senior parents:


If your senior was unable to place their order last week at school for their cap & gown, graduation announcements and other senior items it's not too late.

Order now to avoid additional late fees.

You can place your order online at www.highschool.herffjones.com

Simply select Lago Vista High School and you can place your order and get ready for Graduation day!

Mark Your Calendar for February 20th!

The Lago Vista Women's Club invites all junior and senior girls to attend a luncheon on Wednesday, February 20th at 11:00am in the MAC. Attendees should dress in their Sunday best and be ready to impress as they meet members of the scholarship committee that will determine who receives their 2019 scholarships!

Cheer Tryouts

If your student is interested in trying out for our cheer team, be sure to check out the cheer team's new website at:

https://sites.google.com/lagovista.txed.net/lagovistacheer/home


All prospective cheer squad members MUST fill out an application prior to tryouts. You can find that at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLsP9Y_lldpkj6OUZWYOsUN5c2mHHcaIedF5vVdyLwsTHGdg/viewform

Buy your senior ad now!

Hey parents! Don't let time or space run out. Buy an ad to celebrate your child in their senior yearbook. Check out size and price options here:

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

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Texas Success Initiative Assessment Information

TSI or the Texas Success Initiative is a college readiness standard that must be met by each student who will attend a Texas public college or university. Students who have not met the TSI standard prior to college admission may be required to take developmental math, reading, or writing classes and pay college tuition dollars for these non-college classes.


Lago Vista ISD would like every LVHS senior who graduates to have met these standards prior to graduation. TSI can be met through scores on SAT and ACT and also by meeting score standards on the TSI test. Seniors should contact the campus counselor for additional information. Please contact the individual college or university to see what tests are required and/or accepted.


*Arrangements to take the TSI assessment can be made through Austin Community College.

Join PTA! Two ways - online at www.joinpta.org or by check (made to LVHS PTA). Students who are members each year of high school are eligible for scholarships their senior year!

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

Attendance Matters.

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.

Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:15 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.

For students who exceed our 96% goal, we are planning some more exciting rewards this year, such as a movie in the PAC, Kona Ice, and exam exemptions!


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!
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To Whom Should I talk to about...

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


Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503


Student Emotional Support and Student Schedules: Our counselor, Meghin_Huerta@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504


College and Career Readiness: Our CTE Counselor, Cindy_Slaughter@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


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