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20-21 School Year Updates

As we prepare to start the 20-21 school year we have definitely been tossed a few curve balls. The latest was two days out of our planning process as be all brace for Hurricane Laura. Fortunately we we did not experience any impact from Laura, but this did impact schools in putting us a few days back in the preparation process. Below are updates for changes in dates for this upcoming week. We are all looking forward to getting started and seeing our students and families. Whether we are on screen or face to face, we are a strong school community and I know we will all support our students to have a quality experience.


Teacher notification letters are being mailed August 31st. Our initial thought was to email this, but we still have families that have not updated their emails on the last survey sent.

Lovett Instructional Continuity Plan Parent and Student Guide

Visit the Lovett@Home website to view the Lovett Instructional Continuity Plan for parents and students. The link is also below. The guide is meant to be a working document that will be adjusted with new procedures as needed. Within the guide you will find DRAFT schedules for all grade levels. We will keep them in DRAFT form until September 4th in case any changes are needed based on new information from the state or district.

Fine Arts Newsletter

Our Fine Arts Department has created a wonderful newsletter to provide more information about Fine Arts in the 20-21 school year. Please visit our website to more easily access the newsletter if you are not able to open from the link below. A huge shout out to our teachers who have done an amazing job of problem solving with a goal of providing students with a quality experience whether they are near or far.

Meet the Teacher Invite(Note Date Change)

Meet the teacher will be a different style event this year to allow parents to get a better understanding of how things will work in their grade level. Our Fine arts teachers will also be available at meet the teacher to share and answer questions about enrichment classes. Meet the teacher will held on Thursday, September 3. The link for the general grade level session will be posted on the school website the day of meet the teacher. You will access your classroom meeting through your child's TEAMS calendar. Please see invitation below for further instructions.


Grades k,1,2: 4:00-5:30 (General session scheduled for 4-5)

Grades 3,4,5 6:00-7:30(General session scheduled for 6-7)

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Materials Pick Up

Each grade level has prepared a bag with materials students will need during the six weeks of virtual instruction. Materials pick up will take place Friday, September 4th. During materials pick up, families that purchased school supply packs will also be able to pick up. Below is the scheduled times ,locations and procedures. We also invite you to decorate your cars and make this a fun experience for your child.


Friday, September 4

PALS, k,1,2-8:30-11:30 Use the Birdwood Circle Drive

3,4,5 8:30-11:30 Use the Jason Circle Drive


Procedures:


  • On your dash place a sign with your child's first, last name and grade level. When you pick up your materials, you will give this sign to the teacher as this will help us account for who has picked up and who has not.
  • If you purchased a school supply pack from PTO indicate this on the same sign with your child's name. Indicate "PTO Supply Pack"
  • Note: We will not sell supply packs during materials pick up
  • Remain in your vehicle as you come though and a Lovett staff member will hand you the materials bag for your grade and supply pack if purchased
  • We appreciate you wearing a mask to receive your supplies in your car window. If no mask, please be ready to have supplies placed in your trunk.

Technology Distribution

Technology distribution will take place during the entire week of August 31-September 4th. Technology will not be handed out with materials pick up. In general we will distribute I-pads to K-2 and Chromebooks to 3-5. The device type might vary slight based on numbers. We are not able to accommodate a request for a particular type of device. Below are procedures :



  • You will receive a call from a staff member and will need to come into the office between the hours of 8:00-4:00.
  • Families will be asked to indicate what day and time they are coming as we will only allow one family in the office at a time for pick up.
  • As you come up to the office, please ring the bell and indicate student's name and that you are there to pick up their technology.
  • You may be asked to wait on the bench outside if another family is already in the office.
  • When picking up there is a form you will need to complete and if waiting we will provide you with that form to help expedite the process.
  • You must wear a mask to enter the office.


  • Before entering the office a temperature check will be conducted by our nurse or a wellness team member
  • Please do not come up to campus to pick up technology if you are not called. We have used the data collected from surveys, emails and phone calls to determine needs.


Note: We do not have hot spots to distribute at this time. Currently we have not received a delivery from the district, but if this changes we will reach out to families that indicated a need for internet

What to do after pick up technology

If you pick up technology from the campus, please do a few things to ensure your device is ready for September 8th:


  • It is terribly hot in Houston right now, so do not leave the device in your vehicles for long periods of time
  • When you get the device home, immediately charge it up.
  • After charging, have your child log on and get comfortable with the device
  • Check our school website for tips on logging into a Chromebook
  • For logging into an I-Pad, turn it on and look for the TEAMS APP Icon. I you do not see the TEAMS APP Icon, locate the Self-Serve APP and find the TEAM APP in the list and click to install.
  • If you have a problem with your device contact Anne Warner at AWarner@houstonisd.org
  • to help with problem solving.

No Internet?

If you are in a situation where you do not have internet Xfinity Essentials provides internet for home at $9.95/month. Visit the link below to apply

IMPORTANT PTO UPDATES

It takes a community to keep a school strong. I am always grateful for the work and dedication of our PTO. I hope that you will all consider joining PTO! Please review the latest PTO updates below:


  • Register for the PTO! Go to www.lovettpto.org to register with the PTO. This automatically adds you to our mailing list for Newsletters that have loads of helpful information. Join the PTO, buy school supplies, pay class fees (required for all students), update your volunteer interests and more HERE! To see the list of school supplies by grade go HERE.
  • Join Lovett Parents & Teachers Facebook Group. To ask questions and get quick answers from other parents and teachers, consider joining our Facebook group It’s an incredibly supportive and helpful community!
  • Get the PTO App. Download the Membership Toolkit app to have the student directory and the entire PTO website in your pocket!
  • Attend the PTO Meeting September 15th, 7pm. Mark your calendar for our first PTO meeting of the year via Zoom on Tuesday, September 15th at 7pm. Details are HERE.
  • Shop using Lovett Partners. Please consider selecting Lovett PTO as a community partner if you shop at Amazon, Office Depot, Krogers or Randall’s.

E.O. Lovett Elementary Fine Arts Magnet 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

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