Secondary Newsletter

May 2nd - May 6th

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Reminder: Half day for students on May 6th!

Infinite Campus Parent Portal - 4th Quarter Progress Grades Are Currently Available!

In order to access your students attendance and grade reports in Infinite Campus, you will need to obtain your login credentials to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Infinite Campus is the main portal you can use to track your student's attendance and grade reports.


Note: Report cards are available in digital format on Infinite Campus ONLY.


If you are having trouble accessing the parent portal; please use the "Request Access for Parent Portal" link on our website to submit a request, and you will receive your login information in the email. The form is located on our website, under the "Parents." You can also send an email request to the Secondary office staff nademovic@lotusschool.org.


Grade reports for fourth quarter are currently available in Infinite Campus.

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Class of 2022 Graduation Information

Date: May 19th, 2022

Time: 6pm for family and friends. Seniors must arrive by 5pm

Location: Empower Field at Mile High Stadium - 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204


Cap and Gowns are HERE. All fees must be paid, Edgenuity completed, and Naviance completed. Please see Mrs. Brauhn in room 202 to pick yours up.


More informations can be found HERE

Interested in Summer School?

Summer School will be offered in-person, in the school building, at no cost to you. Students will attend Math and Literacy classes for 3 weeks, from June 2 until June 23. Students will be in the building from 8:00 until 12:45 Monday through Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to students. All CDC guidelines will be in effect during Summer School. Students are required to wear a mask in the building. Due to capacity limitations, summer school enrollment will be based on a first come first serve basis. Students must be in attendance daily.



Link to Summer School Registration form


Water Fountains Are Free To Use!

Due to COVID restrictions, students were encouraged to bring water bottles to school to fill at the water stations. While this is still good practice, students will be allowed to begin using the water fountains again for drinking on Monday, April 25th.

Student I.D.'s Are Mandatory For All LSE 6th - 12th Graders

ID's were reissued to all 6th - 12th graders this week. All students are invited (not required) to obtain their own lanyards to wear their ID's to school.


Again, ID's are a requirement for all students in grades 6-12!


Student ID's are important for safety reasons as they allow for quick identification of the student by all LSE staff members and these new ID's have a barcode which is compatible with the Lobby Guard system in the main office.


Students who are tardy (arrive after 8 a.m.) will be expected to use their new ID's to scan in using Lobby Guard. Student ID's will also be used for Juniors and Seniors to scan in and out during lunch.


Thank you Meteors for helping us to keep the safety of all Lotus students a priority!

Lotus Title I Parent/Guardian Survey

Thank you in advance for completing this survey!

Adult English Class Registration Link (Summer 2022)

Please complete this form if you would like to register for the Adult English classes.

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Attendance Challenge for April and May

The attendance committe is sponsoring two events to acknowledge students with no tardies in April and May. The events will take place at the end of 8th period on April 29th and May 20th. April 29th will be an ice cream social. May 20th will be a soda-float party! Winning students will have to be tardy-free (excused or unexcused tardies will disqualify the students).
NOW ENROLLING

Do you know someone who might want to attend Lotus? We are accepting applications for the upcoming year's lottery which will be held February 10th at 10 a.m. Applicants can complete their application by clicking the NOW ENROLLING button.

🗓 MARK YOUR CALENDAR 🗓

Secondary Office Hours

The Lotus Secondary office will be closed daily between 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for staff lunch.

Half Days Added to the Academic Calendar for 2021-2022

Early Release (1/2 day for K-12) on the following dates:

May 6th


Elementary will be released at 11:35 a.m.

Secondary will be released at 12 p.m.


Revised Academic Calendar for 2021-2022

Revised Half-Day Bell Schedule for 2021-2022

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME FROM SCHOOL

Students who show COVID-like illness and have major symptoms that last longer than 24

hours and minor symptoms that last more than 48 hours, should get tested and isolate at home for 5 days before they can return to school.


Major symptoms:

New or unexplained persistent cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Loss of Taste and Smell

Minor Symptoms:

Fever >100, Chills

Sore Throat

Runny nose or congestion

Muscle or body aches

Headache

Fatigue

Nausea, vomiting, Diarrhea


Need to get a COVID test or interested in the COVID vaccine for 5 and older? Keep your student in school and avoid quaratine through vaccinations. Check out these resources:

https://covidcheckcolorado.org/ - for testing and vaccination

https://www.tchd.org/827/Free-Testing-Sites

https://www.tchd.org/866/COVID-19-Vaccine

Weekly LSE Covid Report

Lotus’s goal is to be transparent regarding communication with our Lotus community during the pandemic. We have created a location for you to get weekly updated information regarding the number of cases in our school. Please see: 21-22 LSE Covid Report

📣 ATHLETIC ANNOUNCEMENTS 📣

No Spectators Allowed at Indoor Home Games

As a result of increased safety measures due to the spread of COVID-19, spectators are no longer allowed at indoor athletic events. This includes students/siblings of athletes/parents & guardians. If you have any questions please contact the athletic department or a member of the Secondary Admin team. All athletes are required to test weekly for Covid and required to wear their mask correctly during practice and games.

Weekly COVID Testing Required for All Athletes

All athletes are required to test weekly. Please sign your athlete(s) up to test using this link or by clicking the "Weekly COVID Testing program for Students" button above. Athletes are also required to have this parent permission form on file with the Nurse's office.

Current Game Schedules

LSE Tutoring Schedule

If your student needs extra help, check out the tutoring schedule.

Attendance Line

Please call your student in on the attendance line at x300 if they are going to be absent. Daily notices will be emailed to parents regarding when to return when you student is sick or no reason for absence is recorded. If you have any questions regarding attendance, the Attendance Committee, or any attendance challenge please call ext. 103 for the Attendance Clerk or ext. 230 for the Dean of Student Culture.

Family Liaison Corner

Do you need help with basic needs? Check out these resources. If you need help or a referral, please let me know at kkimm@lotusschool.org.

Utilities: call 1-866-432-8435

Water: Aurora Water Cares: 1-833-559-2837

Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance

Internet: Free Internet Options

Food: https://www.arapahoegov.com/1278/Food-Banks

Medical: https://health.aurorak12.org/

Colorado EBT Cards: 1-888-328-2656

NOW ENROLLING

Do you know someone who might want to attend Lotus? Applicants can complete their application by clicking the NOW ENROLLING button.

Non-Discrimination Introductory Statement

Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. LSE serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law.

Lotus School for Excellence

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Lotus first opened its doors in August 2006 with a total of 147 students in grades 6 and 7. Each year after that, its enrollment increased gradually to finally reach over 900 students, with grades spanning from Kindergarten to 12th. In such a diverse and disadvantaged community, for over a decade, Lotus has managed to instill interest in students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Today it is one of the most successful schools in Aurora.


Leadership Team

Executive Director - Brett Williams bwilliams@lotusschool.org

Principal - Yavuz Durmus ydurmus@lotusschool.org

Assistant Principal - tfisher@lotusschool.org

Dean of Student Culture - Anthony Watson awatson@lotusschool.org