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Lago Vista ISD
Academics & Student Services

Bullying Prevention

Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. Lago Vista ISD is committed to preventing bullying through creating a culture of caring and by educating students. Parents, school staff, and other caring adults also have a role to play in preventing bullying.  We can:
  • Help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help.
  • Keep the lines of communication open. Check in with kids often. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns. 
  • Encourage kids to do what they love. Special activities, interests, and hobbies can boost confidence, help kids make friends, and protect them from bullying behavior. 
  • Model how to treat others with kindness and respect.

To help build a student culture of caring and respect, the District also uses the Committee for Children's Second Step bullying prevention curriculum.

How to Report Bullying or Other Safety Concerns

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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 District-level official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Call or Text:       (206) 406-6485


Project Vinátta 

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Lago Vista ISD is extremely proud of our District-wide No Place for Hate® initiative, Project Vinátta.  The No Place for Hate®  initiative from the Anti-Defamation League provides schools and communities with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying, and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive climate.  

All campuses in Lago Vista ISD have earned the No Place for Hate®  designation every year since beginning during the 2017-2018 school year. 

WatchDOGS Program 

WatchDOGS (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative educational initiative to promote father involvement in schools. There are two primary goals of the WatchDOGS program. 
  1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
  2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer during the day at Lago Vista Elementary School. WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow, and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with students. 

How do I get involved?
To become a WatchDOGS participant or learn more information about the program, please contact Mrs. Brandi Sharrock at

Additional Information


Lago Vista ISD WatchDOGS Guidelines & Registration Form
National Bullying Prevention Center  - PACER Center
Back-to-School Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know


Contact our Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Suzy Lofton-Bullis, at

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