Excellence In All We Do.
August 16, 2019
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What's Been HAppening?
LVHS teachers all attended Kagan training in preparation for this school year. These engagement strategies help teach students how to collaborate, communicate, and think critically.
Our awesome band students have been hard at work each morning preparing for band competition this year. They are sounding great!
Never too early for viking spirit
Hungry for a state champ repeat, our cheer girls are hitting it hard, early! We can't wait for the first pep rally at 3:30 pm on Friday, September 6.
Help us welcome our new nurse, Kat Azevedo! Kat is a Lago Vista resident and was formerly a nurse at Pflugerville High School.
They're not "board"
Advanced AVP students work together to create a storyboard of their first project of the year.
Students in physics determined the length of various objects using multiple tools.
They're not "board"
Her name in art
Art students started their year making a pencil illustration using patterns in their name.
Minute to Win It
Mr. Hofmann's sports medicine students race to name as many health-related professions as they can in a minute.
Out and about
IPC students completed a bioglyph of their physical qualities in a first day, get to know you game.
Her name in art
Minute to Win It
Bump, Set, Spike
Volleyball season is in full swing with our first home game tonight. See the link below for information on the next home game!
LVHS has started an EMT program this year. These students will complete coursework and fieldwork that will prepare them to be a certified EMT by the end of the school year!
Our lunchroom is full of happy and friendly faces. Our students have done a great job of welcoming new students and creating a culture of kindness. Our students are the best.
Bump, Set, Spike
Mark your Calendar for Meet the Teacher Tailgate!
The city of Lago Vista is planning a HOMECOMING PARADE!
Teachers and staff will be available at the end of the parade route from 6:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 18, to meet with parents and students. Students who attend with a parent will earn a free homework pass! Come support our school during homecoming week and meet these teachers your students have been talking about. It's a win-win!
Tickets for the steak dinner are available at Tutta Italiana, ISD Admin Office or email@example.com.
How to check your students grades:
- 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: http://classroom.lagovistaisd.net/default.aspx?LagoVistaHighSchool/Canvas. An even easier option is to have your student log in to their Canvas account and show you their current assignments and grades.
iPads were distributed this week
Warnings, tickets, and towing will be issued for vehicles without permits beginning the week of August 26.
Returning Student Registration Forms
Students were provided with registration forms to complete in order to update their information. Please help your students complete these forms and return them to their advisory teacher on Monday.
Advisories with all forms returned on Tuesday will be entered into a drawing for a pizza party for their advisory class!
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.
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!
Dress Code Review
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
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).
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.
StayAlert System Reminder
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
To whom should i talk to about...
Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse Kat_Azevedo@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extention 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