Loveland High School

August 2022

Be Loveland. Be the Best.

Esteemed Parents and Guardians:

The 2022-23 school year is upon us and we are incredibly excited to welcome our students back to LHS! Please use our staff as a resource to equip yourself with whatever you need to support a positive year for your student(s). One of our goals this year is to increase family opportunities to engage with the school through volunteering, attending meaningful parent workshops, and through promoting positive student attendance and involvement. We expect every student to be at LHS learning every day, and we are ready to support families when this expectation is not being met.

As we continue to climb out of the wrath of COVID, we also expect families to reach out for support for students’ well-being. Our counseling, student support, and intervention teams are ready to meet students where they are and to engage with families to get students back on track for graduation.

As a community of learners, LHS must be a safe place for everyone to thrive. I encourage you to positively message with your students that at LHS, all students belong and it is an expectation that all students work to respect one another. How boring of a world it would be if every one of our students was the same - the diversity in our student body is a gift to celebrate! We will continue to work through student issues while employing restorative opportunities.

There is so much to look forward to in 2022-23! Our continuous move to normalcy following the pandemic is something we all are excited to embrace. I am crossing my fingers and hoping that mask mandates are a thing of the past (so far, so good!). Selfishly, I can’t wait to see our students excelling in extracurricular activities even at a greater level than last year!


In closing, I want to reiterate that I am here to help with any situation. Please feel free to e-mail me at michael.james@tsd.org with anything at all.

Looking forward to a great year!

Michael James

Check-In For All Students

Student Check-in Day: Wednesday, August 10th, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students should arrive during the time that corresponds with their last name. Lines are typically longest at the beginning of each timeframe.


  • A-F 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

  • G-L 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • M-R 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • CLOSED for Lunch - 12:30-1:30 p.m.

  • S-Z 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Students will:


  • Take a photo for the Student ID and yearbook (order online at LHS 2022-23 Lifetouch Order with LHS Picture Day ID: EVTWSSR7W)

  • Receive a billing statement and pay fees (check or cash only); Check the Parent Portal for class fees that may be paid online (available Tuesday, August 9th)

  • Complete a Parking Permit Request (if needed)

  • Request a locker (optional)

  • Provide health information updates

  • Purchase an Activity Pass or Family All-Sport Ticket (optional)

  • Purchase a Yearbook (optional)

  • Pick up a free backpack if needed.

Student Schedules

All student schedules will be posted on Campus Portal (Infinite Campus) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9th. 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 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11th. 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 15th 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 9th.

School Supplies

LHS does not provide a supply list as each student's supplies will be dependent on their individual schedule. Teachers will explain required materials to students during the first days of class. FREE backpacks are available in the Main Office if your student would like one. These will also be available on Student Check-In Day (August 10th).

Chromebooks

Chromebooks will be checked out to students on Thursday, August 18th and Friday, August 19th. Students must log into the Chromebook with their new password while on a TSD campus in order to connect to the TSD server. After that, the device will work at home and at school. All students should bring their Chromebook and charging cord to all classes beginning Monday, August 22nd.

Secure Entrances at LHS

  • All Loveland High students will be required to show a current LHS student ID at the East or West entrance each time they enter the building. Please ask your student to have the ID on the LHS lanyard ready to display as they approach the doors to keep the line moving smoothly.

  • Exterior doors may NEVER be propped open. If a delivery is being made, a school staff member or fellow volunteer may help open and close the doors. Please ensure doors close securely behind you. Thank you for helping keep our staff and students safe!

Senior Parking Spot Painting Day

Seniors are welcome to paint a parking spot that is designated their own until their Senior Year is over. Please check your school email for more information! If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Thompson.


When: Wednesday, August 3rd, 8:00 a.m.-Noon; Cost is $5

Welcome Back To School Color Dance

Please join us on Friday, August 26th 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 $10 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 Jen Jantz. Free sunglasses will be provided!

LHS Fall Sports

Information on Fall Sports, athletic registration, and requirements for participating are all included in the July Athletic Newsletter. Visit the LHS Athletics website for more information.

Softball

Softball Tryouts occur in August, and volunteer workouts run August 4th & 5th. Please read this message and contact Coach Felton with any questions.

Speech And Debate Team

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, please visit the LHS Speech & Debate website.

Transportation

Families are required to apply for transportation services. The application process will be open to all eligible elementary, middle, and high school families.


Thompson School District is currently working on updating the transportation application process. We appreciate your patience and ask that you contact the Transportation Department at (970) 613-5185 or transportationrouting@tsd.org with any questions.

School Portraits

Student portraits are taken by LifeTouch. To order online, visit LHS 2022-23 Lifetouch Order and enter the LHS Picture Day ID: EVTWSSR7W. Order forms will be available on August 10th to purchase portraits.


Students may not have a picture taken while wearing a hat, sunglasses or any clothing that violates the school dress code. This is the photo used for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students in the Yearbook.

Activity Passes

The Loveland High Student Activity Pass can be purchased for $40 at Student Check-in or in the Bookkeeping Office. These passes will admit students to all home Loveland High School athletic events at no extra charge..


Families may purchase an All-Sport Ticket at Student Check-in, at all home athletic events, or in the Bookkeeping or Athletic offices. The All-Sport Ticket allows families to attend any regular season LHS home game without paying the gate fee (a savings of $5.00/student and $6.00/adult). The cost for those is: $60 /1st adult; $40/2nd adult; $40/middle school student; $15/elementary student.


Senior citizens (65+) can get a Golden 65 card at no cost at the Thompson School District office (800 South Taft Avenue). This lifetime pass admits seniors to any home regular season event for any of the four Thompson high schools (Loveland, Berthoud, Mountain View, Thompson Valley).


We look forward to seeing you at events this year! Thank you for your continued support!

LHS 2022-23 Locker Request Form

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

LHS 2022-23 Parking Permit

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 the LHS '22-'23 Student Parking Permit Request form. Permits will be distributed during the first week of school. Please note that PAINTED spaces are for SENIORS who have already paid to park there for the year.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

Earlier this year, an adjustment was made at the federal level which impacts meal benefits for students across the United States. As a result, beginning on the first day of the upcoming school year, students will be charged for all school meals unless they qualify for free or reduced meal benefits.


Breakfast may be purchased before school for $2.00. Lunch is $3.25. If you are certain that you do not qualify for benefits, you can add funds to your student’s meal account by visiting myschoolbucks.com.


Applying for free and reduced meal benefits is easy! To learn more, please visit myschoolapps.com. Even if you are unsure if you qualify for benefits, we encourage you to fill out an application.

Free Lunch And Reduced Fees: Did You Know?

There are 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 myschoolapps.com

  • Come into the Bookkeeping Office, and the LHS Bookkeeper, Coco Grassens, 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.

VitalOnline

If you are interested in being a parent volunteer please register as a new volunteer with Vital Online. We look forward to seeing you in our building this year!

Yearbooks Are On Sale Now!

Order in August for our best deal of the year! Order online here.

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 already have an account and may login with their Google credentials to track their pages and participate in the Million Page Challenge!

Important Dates

  • August 9 - Student Schedules Posted on Campus Portal by 5:00 p.m.

  • August 10 - Check-in for All Students

  • August 15 - 9th Grade Students Only - Transition Day - NO Breakfast will be served. Students may buy school lunch for $3.25 or bring their own lunch.

  • August 16 - First Day of School (all students)

  • August 26 - LHS Color Dance, 6:00-8:00, $10

  • August 24 - Back to School Night, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • September 5 - No School (Labor Day)

  • September 6 - No School for Students

  • September 24 - Homecoming Dance

  • October 14 - No School for Students

  • October 19 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

  • October 20 - No School for Students; Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8:30 a.m.-3:50 p.m.

  • October 21 - No School

Loveland High School

Please follow Loveland High on social media for important updates and celebrations! These resources enable us to share information with our community, and we request that questions be directed to our information line (970-613-5200) or emailed to Marcia Bruns.