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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter-October 6, 2022
LEOPARD SPOTLIGHT AWARD
The winner of this week's Leopard Spotlight Award is Coach Shawn Lewis. Coach Lewis brings energy and a positive attitude to everything he does. Whether he is coaching on the football field or teaching his Leadership class, you can bet that Coach Lewis is doing it at a championship level. We appreciate the many hats he wears for our campus and everything he does behind the scenes. Thank you for everything coach Lewis and please join us in congratulating him!
PSAT & Upcoming Dates
PSAT Day for grades 9-11 -October 12th
Jostens Senior Meeting - October 18th at 2:15 PM
Leopard Friday -October 21st
All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders are registered to take the PSAT 8/9 (9th grade) or PSAT/NMSQT (10th & 11th) on Wednesday, October 12 at Lovejoy High School. Please read this email in its entirety for important testing information.
Test Day - October 12, 2022
Testing will begin promptly at 8:45AM. Students arriving after the test instructions are read will not be permitted to participate in the test administration.
There is no make-up date for this test.
Once testing has concluded, LHS students will resume the school day with a condensed afternoon schedule (please see the bell schedule link below)
Testing room assignments for each student will be posted in the cafeteria on Oct. 11
Seniors have late arrival and will be reporting to the auditorium at 12:15 pm.
What to bring on test day
Several #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
All students are encouraged to bring a College Board approved calculator; however, Math problems can be solved without the use of a calculator. Calculators will NOT be provided for students.
A snack and water to drink. Snacks and drinks are only allowed during designated breaks.
What NOT to bring on test day
Protractors, compasses, rulers
Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils, mechanical pencils
Pamphlets or papers of any kind
Students taking the PSAT are not permitted to access electronic devices, including smart watches, during the exam. Devices must be powered off and stored in a designated location during the exam.
If a student is observed with any prohibited electronic device in the testing room (or during a break), their scores will be canceled.
Test day disruptions:
To promote an effective testing environment for our students, we will be minimizing classroom disruptions. Please assist us in minimizing these disruptions. Students removed from school prior to the end of the PSAT administration will not have their answer document submitted for scoring.
Please click the link below for the PSAT Bell Schedule:
Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to a smooth testing day!
Positive Behavior Traits: RESPONSIBILITY (1st 9 weeks into October)
This year, the counseling department will be focusing on the four core Positive Behavior Traits from the Texas Education Agency TEKS. In addition to placing posters that use language from the TEKS outside of our counseling office to identify the current behavior trait we are focusing on, we have provided the presentation (linked below) as an extra resource. The slides in the presentation outline what responsibility looks like in a variety of ways for our Lovejoy Leopards. This is an optional resource for you to review and/or use with your 9th-12th grade student. We encourage you to connect this with your family's expectations as well!
LOVEJOY HIGH SCHOOL PTSO
Consider joining LHS PTSO this year. Our goal is to ENRICH, CONNECT and SERVE the staff, parents and students of Lovejoy high school. As a PTSO, we try to show the staff of LHS our appreciation and gratitude for their hard work everyday. Your membership dues and leopard donations go directly to to helping our teachers know they are appreciated. It's an easy way to show the staff THANK YOU. Scan the QR code on the graphic or click on this link: http://www.ptolhs.membershiptoolkit.com
PTSO Social Media
The Lovejoy High School PTSO is now on Social Media. Check it out!!
2023 YEARBOOK AND SENIOR ADS!
The 2023 yearbook and Senior Ads are now on sale!
You can purchase the 2023 book online at jostensyearbooks.com
Senior ads can be purchased at jostensadservice.com
Student Parking Information
For any student that has not received a parking spot and would like to purchase one, please visit our school store.
The back parking area behind the home side of the football stadium will be closed to all parking 24 hours a day until November 1st. Besides Varsity Football (certain Thursdays and Fridays), this is reserved as the band practice lot for their competitive season. The area has recently been upgraded with new markings and parking bollards for parking safety. The lot will be opened again in early November.
Attendance Reminders and Updates
All families should have received their campus’ Beginning of Year Truancy Letter, via Bright Arrow. We felt that it was important to follow up with additional information.
In addition to the Compulsory Attendance Law that was addressed in the letter, there is also the 90% law; state law mandates that a student is in attendance at least 90 percent of the academic year.
In order to receive credit for a final grade in a class, a student is required to attend 90% of the days a class is offered, regardless of whether the student’s absences are excused or unexcused.
All absences count towards the 90% law and Truancy, except for the following absences with the proper documentation:
- Religious Holidays with written request prior to the absence
- Attending a required court appearance
- UIL eligible absences- Educational Competition administered by school staff
- Academic, Athletic, and music contests (uiltexas.org)
- Medical-Related absences, when the student attended a portion of the school day and presents documentation from the health care professional for the same day
- All day Medical-Related absences do NOT exempt a student from the 90% law or Truancy. Medical Documentation for a full day absence is only used in consideration by the Attendance Committee)
- Sounding “Taps” at a military honors funeral held in Texas
Attendance notes for an absence must be submitted to your student’s campus no later than 5 school days after the absence. Notes will NOT be accepted after the 5th day, and your student’s attendance will not be changed.
Absence notification timeline, all absences are counted, (excused and unexcused):
- A letter will be sent home if your student is absent 3 times in a 4 week period
- Another letter will be sent home once the student has accrued 6 absences
- Intervention will begin with the campus attendance committee
- A 10 day letter will be sent home once the student accrues 10 absences
- Your student can be referred to Truancy Court
Although we know that students will get sick or other challenges may arise during the school year, consistent and timely school attendance is of the utmost importance. We all share the goal of enabling the students to reach their full potential and achieve all of their educational goals. The way to allow a student to reach their full potential and educational goals starts with consistent and timely attendance.
Student Sign-Out (Driver and Parent Pick Up)
If your student needs to leave campus for any reason, please send sign-out requests to LHSSignout@lovejoyisd.net. Your student will get a slip and be dismissed at the specified time. Please include the student's name, time they need to be dismissed, and any details we may need. We kindly ask that the requests are submitted as far in advance as possible.
Orchestra Spirit Night
JOIN OUR FUNDRAISER
AT RAISING CANE’S
Mention the fundraiser at the register and Cane’s will donate 15% of sales to:
Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club
The Lovejoy Orchestra Booster Club is having a Spirit Night at Raising Cane's located at 190 E. Stacy Rd., Allen, TX 75002 on October 12th, Wednesday from 10 am to 11 pm.