Secondary Newsletter

Welcome Back Lotus Students, Parents/Guardians!

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OPEN HOUSE WILL BE HELD FOR MIDDLE (2 p.m.) AND HIGH SCHOOL (3 p.m.) ON AUGUST 8th 2022. Students will be able to find classes for the 1st day and lockers, etc. Please begin in the Secondary gym.

Free Backpacks for Lotus Students - THIS SATURDAY!

The Back to School Kickoff for the 2022-23 school year will be held Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Town Center at Aurora (Aurora Mall). Find our booth and meet our Principal. More Information is available here!
2022-2023 Uniform Policy

If you have any questions, please contact the Secondary office.

Go Lotus Meteors!!!

Welcome To The 2022/2023 School Year at Lotus School for Excellence. Thank you to each of you parents/guardians that were able to attend registration week. Hopefully, you were able to have many questions answered regarding the registration process. Our goal is to make the registration process as efficient and convenient as possible heading into this school year.


If you were not able to attend registration at Lotus, you are still able to complete this process by calling to make an appointment with the Secondary office or by dropping in between the hours of 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Our office is available by calling 303-360-0052, ext. 100 or 101. Please leave a message as all messages are checked daily and returned within the next business day.

Pickup and Drop Off Information

We are looking forward to welcoming students back to school on August 11th and we are looking forward to a safe start to the school year but we need your help. Please review the School Day Traffic Flow Base Map for Parents/Guardians to be prepared to drop off and pickup your student the first day of school.


LSE Traffic Flow Video for Parents

Passcode: $rC6z2HJ


We will be receiving 500+ students in a short window of time so your cooperation, preparedness, and patience is appreciated! If you have any questions regarding the traffic flow, please contact Mr. Watson, the Secondary Dean of Student Culture at awatson@lotusschool.org.

Student Schedule Information

Student Schedules

Students will be able to access their schedules on Infinite Campus as of August 6th. If your student is having difficulty accessing his/her schedule, a copy will be provided during the first period on August 11th.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Request Form


Infinite Campus Login Instructions for Students


Questions or concerns about student schedules can be directed to:


School Principal Yavuz Durmus ydurmus@lotusschool.org

School Assistant Principal Toni Fisher tfisher@lotusschool.org

For High School questions or concerns, including graduation questions, please contact our Post-Secondary Readiness Counselor Brianna Brauhn bbrauhn@lotusschool.org

Locker Information

All 6th-12th grade students have been assigned lockers and accompanying combination locks that will be on the lockers on the first day of school. Personal locks may not be used.


If your student is new to combination locks, you can view this helpful video with him/her.


How to Open a Locker


There will be signs on the first day of school to assist students to find their lockers. Here are the codes that will be posted.


LSW - Lower Science Wing

USW - Upper Science Wing

U1 - Upstairs Hallway #1

U2 - Upstairs Hallway #2

U3 - Upstairs Hallway #3


L- Lower Lockers for all of 6th Grade

Our School Counselor -- Ms. Cohen's Corner

Athletic Announcements

Welcome back Meteors! We are so excited to have FULL athletics back. After school sports are now open to all incoming 5th through 12th graders. We encourage all students to find a sport or after school activity they are interested in. Our first season of sports is just about to start!

~ FALL SPORTS ~

Girls Volleyball

Boys Soccer

Girls & Boys Cross Country


High School Fall Sports Tryouts are August 9th after school

Middle School Fall Sports start August 29th after school


If your student is interested in participating, they will need to have a current physical. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRY OUT WITHOUT A CURRENT PHYSICAL.



If you or your student(s) have questions about athletics, please call ext. 103 to reach Assistant Athletic Director Kayla McClelland.

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.

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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 - Toni Fisher tfisher@lotusschool.org

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

Secondary School Nurse- Denise Nelson dnelson@lotusschool.org