LVIS Family Newsletter
October 8, 2021
The beginning of the school year has flown by! It is hard to believe that we are starting the 2nd nine weeks of school! Classroom teachers are beginning parent conferences this month to report student’s progress. If you have not scheduled your conference, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Teachers are excited to share their progress with you! Report cards will be mailed home the week of October 18th.
Looking ahead, we have early release on October 22nd and the Apex Fun Run is coming in November. It is sure to be an exciting 2nd half of the semester!
A Note from the Transportation Department
Due to an increase in Stop Arm Violations this school year Lago Vista Police Department has assigned officers to follow the buses on their routes. This will occur periodically throughout the school year.
A special thank you to the Lago Vista Police Department for supporting our bus drivers and for helping ensure the safety of all Lago Vista ISD students.
Science Matters and Social Studies Rocks!
Celebrating Writing with Spooky Stories
HEB Excellence in Education
Once again, H-E-B is accepting nominations for excellence in education. Created in 2002, the H‑E‑B Excellence in Education Awards are designed to honor outstanding public school professionals and to thank them for their dedication and commitment. Since its launch, the effort has awarded more than $11 million to deserving educators. Through this program, H‑E‑B seeks to pay tribute to those educators who go the extra mile each and every day to serve their students and their communities and who inspire others to do the same.
Nominations are welcome for the 2022 awards program through Oct. 18, 2021.
Fire Safety Week
At LVIS, we conduct monthly fire drills, and one tornado and one lock down drill each semester. We had a tornado drill last week and will be having a surprise fire drill in the next two weeks.
Remote Conferencing Option
Lago Vista ISD students may be eligible to participate in remote conferencing for attendance purposes in the event that they are unable to attend face-to-face instruction on campus. Students are eligible for remote conferencing if both of the following requirements are met:
The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition; AND
The total amount of remote conferencing does not exceed more than 20 instructional days over the entirety of the school year.
A student who is absent due to other reasons not listed above will not qualify to participate in remote conferencing and will be marked absent each day he/she is not physically present in school.
In addition to the two requirements above, one of the following requirements must also be met:
The student’s temporary medical condition is documented by a physician licensed to practice in the United States; OR
The student has a positive test result for a communicable condition (such as COVID-19); OR
The student has been identified as having been in close contact with COVID-19.
Students in remote conferencing instruction will continue to work on class assignments via SeeSaw , Google Classroom, or Canvas and receive synchronous (live) assistance from a designated Remote Conferencing teacher. To the extent possible, a dedicated certified teacher will be designated to provide remote conferencing throughout the duration of students’ time in this setting, but it will not be the students’ teacher of record. In addition to working on assignments, students will be required to attend daily attendance meetings that will count for the day’s attendance and keep your child within the 90% attendance rule while out temporarily.
You will be notified by ParentLink with specific remote conferencing instructions and Google Meet links if your child qualifies for this temporary opportunity. If your child receives a close contact notification from the school, there will be a link to a form to complete if you wish for your child to participate in remote conferencing.
Student Support Night
We are excited to host an in-person Student Support Night for parents who have children in Title 1, Accelerated Instruction, ESL, GT, and/or Dyslexia support programs. Parents will get an opportunity to meet the staff who works with their child, as well as learn about the program(s) their child qualifies for and how to support their child's learning at home. Lago Vista Middle School counselor, April Woodburn, will also lead a session on how to help your child deal with social and emotional needs.
This event will take place on Tuesday, October 12th from 6:00pm-7:00pm at Lago Vista Elementary School. Each program will have two sessions for parents who may need to attend more than one session. Session One will run from 6:00pm-6:30pm. Session Two will run from 6:30pm-7:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Since this night is an informational night for parents, we are asking that only parents attend. All attendees will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win door prizes. Prizes include 4-tickets to a home Varsity game with concession stand vouchers, and 2 t-shirts, as well as free sub coupons from Lakeside Subs.
See the flyer below for more information!
Lago Vista ISD encourages wearing face coverings at all indoor activities.