Loveland High School

August 5, 2021

Welcome Mr. James

Loveland Families, Staff, and Community Members:


Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! Twenty-four years ago, I began my professional career as a teacher at Loveland High School and proudly worked with graduating classes from 1998-2004. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return and be a part of this amazing school - hopefully a return to normalcy. Preparation has been underway for an incredibly exciting beginning to the year. Staff has begun to return and get ready for our students arriving on August 16th and 17th.


Please read this newsletter carefully for important dates and times clearly stating when students return and how families can ensure that your student is registered and ready. Again, I already LOVE Loveland High School and am truly humbled to have the opportunity to serve your families!


Please let me know how I can support your students in having the most positive transition back to school after crazy COVID. (Also, let's ensure that we are all doing our part during this pandemic to decrease COVID cases and lead our communities out of harm's way from the Delta variant.)


I can't wait to meet your student and begin this journey! Go Red Wolves!


Sincerely,


Michael James

Principal

LHS 2021-2022 Bell Schedule

Please see the attached for the current LHS Bell Schedule

Student Schedules

All student schedules will be posted on Campus Portal (Infinite Campus) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10th. Please see below for important dates and information regarding schedule change requests:


  • Students who notice a mistake/error on their schedules should contact their counselor via email. Scheduling mistakes and incorrect placements are the highest priority and need to be addressed as soon as possible. Please see the Counseling Staff link on the LHS Counseling webpage for counseling caseloads and counselor email addresses.

  • Students who have "See Counselor" or "Add a Class" listed in their first semester schedule may either: 1) email their counselor, or 2) stop by the LHS counseling office (no appointment necessary) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 13th. Only students with “See Counselor” or “Add a Class” on their schedules will be permitted to meet with their counselor at this time.

  • Students who wish to change their schedules for any other reason can submit a Schedule Change Request Form after schedules are posted and prior to the August 19th deadline. All forms must be filled out digitally and include electronic parent signatures. Please note that no changes will be made until the week of August 16th so that all new students can be registered.

  • All changes will be made on a space-available basis. With many classes already reaching capacity, very few open seats are currently available.

  • A master schedule of all classes will be available on the LHS website when student schedules are posted on August 10th.

Fall Check-In: August 11th

Student Check-in Day: Wednesday, August 11th, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students should arrive at the time that corresponds with their last name:

  • A-F 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

  • G-L 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • M-R 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • S-Z 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Students will:

Speech & Debate

We have an incredible Speech and Debate team here at Loveland High School! The key benefits for this fantastic academic activity are:

  • Increased academic performance

  • Preparation for college

  • Refined public speaking and debate skills

  • Teamwork and lasting friendships

  • Potential to earn national recognition for LHS and oneself


To learn more about our team and the activity, please visit the LHS Speech & Debate website. We have a special “Meet the Team” event at the Flipside in downtown Loveland on August 11th. Contact us at lhsdebate@thompsonschools.org for more information or to sign-up, and meet us on the 11th!

SENIOR Parking Spots

Seniors are welcome to come and paint a parking spot that is designated their own until their Senior Year is over. Student Council will have a limited amount of paint and supplies to use, so it is recommended to bring your own supplies for your design. Seniors will be required to have a valid LHS Parking Permit displayed at all times.


When: Friday, August 13th, 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, August 14th 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Cost is $5

If you have any questions, please contact Molly Davies.

Welcome Back COLOR DANCE!

Please join us on Friday, August 20th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for our Welcome Back to School Dance, which will be held outside in the Swim Lot south of the building. Tickets are $8 per LHS Student, and no guests from outside schools will be permitted. Tickets will be sold during lunch and after school the first week of school. Wear white clothing, and be ready to get messy with color! If you have any questions, please contact Molly Davies.


School Supply List

LHS does not supply a supply list as each student's supplies will be dependent on their individual schedule. Teachers will provide supply lists to students during the first days of class. Backpacks are available in the Main Office if your student would like one.

Chromebooks

Chromebooks will be checked out to students on Thursday, August 19th (9th & 10th) and Friday, August 20th (11th & 12th). All students should bring their Chromebook and charging cord to all classes beginning Monday, August 23rd.

Transportation

To maximize student ridership, eligible elementary, middle school, and high school families are required to apply for transportation services. Please submit a separate application for each eligible student in your household to request transportation services. Students that have already applied and been approved for transportation services during the 2020-21 school year do not need to reapply for the 2021-22 school year unless they have changes to their transportation request or information.


Requirements for previous applicants to reapply include:

  • Students that have changed school or home address for 2021-22

  • Parent/Guardian contact information (email, phone number) changed for 2021-22

  • Students entering Junior or Senior year of high school for 2021-22

  • Space available transportation applications for 2021-22


Transportation will be provided for qualified students with disabilities who have special transportation designated on their IEP or 504 plan, as well as students who qualify for applicable services under the McKinney-Vento Act or our English Language Development program.

Space-available riders will not be granted access until all eligible riders are accounted for. All transportation service options are subject to change in order to uphold safety guidelines. Video cameras may be used on school vehicles for the safety and security of students and staff.


Contact the Transportation Department: 970-613-5185 or email transportationrouting@tsd.org

Transportation Application

School Portraits

Student portraits are taken by Studio5. To order online, visit LHS 2021-2022 Studio 5. Order forms will be available on August 11th to purchase portraits.


Students may not have a picture taken while wearing a hat, sunglasses or any clothing that violates the school dress code.


Activity Passes

Activity passes allow students and families to attend any LHS Home game without paying the gate fee ($5.00/students and $6.00/adults). Activity passes provide free entry to home sporting events for all regular season games. Activity Passes can be purchased at Fall Check-In: $40/Students, $60/1st Adult, $40/each additional adult. Senior Citizens (over 65) can get a free Golden Pass at the District Office (800 South Taft Avenue).


Students will need to have their receipt prior to having their picture taken in order to have their activity pass embedded on their student ID.


Locker Request Form

Lockers will only be issued to students who request them. Students who are interested in obtaining a locker must complete the attached form: LHS Locker Request. Lockers will be issued the first few weeks of school, and numbers and combinations will be visible in Infinite Campus once assigned. Please see the Campus Monitors for any questions.

Parking Permit Request Form

In order for students to be able to park their vehicle on Loveland High's campus, it must be registered in our database each year, and it must have a current parking permit sticker displayed on the front windshield. To request a parking permit, please complete LHS '21-'22 Student Parking Permit Request. Permits will be distributed during the first week of school.

Yearbooks

Order by Aug. 27th for our best deal of the year! The book is only $70 and students will get up to four free icons with enhanced personalization. Order online here.

Class of 2022

Senior portraits are due in October. Please be aware of the following guidelines:

1. Color is preferred but not required.

2. No photographer watermarks.

3. Head & shoulder shots or "waist up" (only-no full body shots, please).

4. ONLY vertical (portrait), not horizontal (landscape).

Please submit your digital JPEG image here (minimum resolution: 300 dpi).


Free lunch and reduced fees: Did you know?

GREAT NEWS! The USDA extended the waiver that allows Thompson School District Nutrition Services to offer meals to ALL children 18 months - 18 years old AT NO CHARGE through June 30, 2022.


There are still BIG BENEFITS for filling out the application for Free and Reduced lunches! If you qualify, then you could also qualify for BIG SAVINGS with all fees waived such as:

  • class fees that are assessed for some electives

  • fees for instructional materials

  • transportations fees

  • Summer school fees

  • Concurrent enrollment fees/tuition

  • Reduced fees for AP and IB testing

  • Athletic participation fees


This could potentially save families hundreds of dollars in fees, and may provide your student with new opportunities at school. Access the application in a couple of different ways:

  • Online through Myapps

  • Come into the Bookkeeping Office, and the LHS Bookkeeper, Beth Young, will help you fill out the paper application

  • Call the Info Booth at 970-613-5200 or Bookkeeping at 970-613-5223, and we can mail it to you!


Please take the time and apply today. Contact Nutrition Services for more information.

LHS Library

The LHS Library is available for online book checkouts, research and database help, book recommendations and a monthly Book Club. Please see Ms. Frost or Ms. Starkson for help!



Read Squared - Students may create an account now to begin tracking their pages and participating in the Million Page Challenge.

Important Dates

  • August 10 - Student Schedules Posted on Campus Portal at 5:00 p.m.

  • August 11 - Check-in for All Students

  • August 16 - 9th Grade Students Only - Transition Day

  • August 17 - First Day of School (all students)

  • August 20 - LHS Color Dance

  • August 25 - Back to School Night, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • September 6 - No School (Labor Day)

  • September 18 - Homecoming Dance at LHS

  • September 24 - No School for Students

  • October 8 - No School for Students

  • October 14 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School for Students

  • October 15 - No School

Loveland High School

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