WSMS Principal Newsletter
May 26, 2023
Hello Willow Springs,
Congratulations to all for a strong finish to this school year! I wish all of our families a safe, restful, and fun summer. Please save the date for Walk The Springs and be sure to read the Student Support Center section regarding course requests. Happy Summer!
Student Support Center Update
Attendance continues to be a top priority for Lovejoy ISD. It should come as no surprise that attendance has a direct relationship with student learning. Additionally, public school funding is provided by the State of Texas based on each district's average daily attendance (ADA).
Lovejoy has developed an Attendance Task Force consisting of staff, parents, and students to formulate ideas about how to positively impact ADA in our district. One suggestion is to update the community via weekly principal communication on the number of absences each campus has accrued YTD along with the budgetary impact of those absences. This information can be found below:
Intent to Return to Lovejoy ISD 2023-2024
If you haven't already, please complete our Intent to Return to Lovejoy ISD form, this information will help plan for a successful school year and prepare for adequate staffing. The form can be found here.
We are looking for responses from all Lovejoy ISD families.
Thank you for your help and support. It’s great to be a Leopard!
Summer Garden Club
School is out, but the plants don't stop growing just because it is summer. Come join us for Summer Garden Club. We will meet on Wednesday morning between 9-11am. It will be hot, so bring sunscreen, water and a hat. We will pull weeds, water, grow crops and harvest crops. We will meet either in the back of school by the raised beds or out front by the pollinator gardens. Contact Mrs. Perez: email@example.com for any questions
The PowerSchool app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You use the same PowerSchool online login. Enter the District code NJBC. **Helpful Tip: If your app is not syncing, follow these steps:
- Log out
- Update app
- Log back in
As we move into the spring, please review our campus tardy policies. Teachers will provide an overview of the policies with students during homeroom time. Please reach out to our assistant principals if you have questions. We know that sometimes students need breaks and time is short during the passing period. Students should report to their teacher to be counted present and utilize a hall pass to take care of their needs if they are concerned about arriving on time to class.
A student is considered late when the tardy bell rings and the student is not in the appropriate classroom. Repeated instances of tardiness will result in more severe disciplinary action. As a measure to ensure a safe, orderly, and secure school environment, WSMS enforces a tardy policy.
Students who are late will be allowed to enter class, but will be marked as tardy in PowerSchool by a designated staff member. Students who are more than 20 minutes late will be counted absent.
● Students will be assigned a teacher detention or Leopard Time when they receive 4-6 tardies
● Students will be assigned a two hour detention when they receive 7-9 tardies
● Students who persist in being tardy (10+) may receive additional consequences
Tardies reset each 9 weeks.
Thank you for your support.
SORA Digital Library Parent Notification
Lovejoy ISD currently offers students access to digital library books through SORA. The District has the ability to curate the collection of books accessible to students through the SORA platform. However, publishers at times have included external links with the digital books, similar to what is found in some hardcopy books. These external links are not maintained by the District and are not a material within the control of the District. The District neither selects the external links nor endorses the specific links. The District believes the online SORA platform is a beneficial program and will continue to allow students whose parents agree to utilize the resources.
In the spirit of transparency, the District is notifying parents of their right to opt out of the use of the SORA platform for their children. If you elect to not have your child access digital books through SORA, please contact your campus librarian.
As a reminder, parents may access a list of digital books their children have checked out by following the steps noted below.
Sora How-To for Parents: https://tinyurl.com/lisdsorahowto
WSMS 23-24 Athletic Shirt Purchase
Please click Here to purchase. Please select Red for WSMS.
No cheer orders please, different athletics shirts.
CELSIUS Energy Drinks and Students
Lululemon Lovejoy Gear
Lovejoy has partnered with Lululemon to offer Lovejoy gear. Please see the following flyer for your latest Lovejoy Lululemon gear! Shop closes May 30, 2023.