Secondary Newsletter

1/17/23 - 1/20/23

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Schedule Reminder

Reminder: No school For students On Monday, January 16th, as we will be commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. day!
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Honoring Dr. King!


LSE would like to invite you to visit to learn more about this champion of history! Dr. King stood up for justice and allowed everyone to be included. We gladly support this effort and continue to support these ideals every day.

Thank you,

The LSE Secondary Admin Team

January Diversity and Inclusion Calendar Dates

  • January 16 – World Religion Day
  • January 17 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 18 – Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)
  • January 21 – National Hug Day
  • January 24 – International Day of Education
  • January 26 – International Customs Day
  • January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Enrollment Lottery for New Applicants

The enrollment lottery for Lotus School for Excellence will be held on February 8th. Stay tuned for more information in upcoming newsletters.

CLDE Update

The department of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education at Lotus is currently preparing students for the annual ACCESS test. All multilingual learners will take this assessment in January when we return from Winter Break. We must work as a team to ensure students are ready to do their best on each test.

We will practice strategies to help students demonstrate their understanding of the English language in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Parents and guardians can ensure students get rest each night and eat breakfast in the morning. If breakfast is not convenient in the morning, it is served daily in the cafeteria. Your child can arrive just 10 minutes early to receive breakfast at school.

Testing will occur throughout the month between January 10 and February 13. Test results will be available in May. As soon as the school receives the score reports, they will be sent home with students. Thank you for teaming up with us for the success of your children.

Quarter 2 and Semester 1 Grades are in Infinite Campus

To access your student's attendance and grade reports in Infinite Campus, you must 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. Printed copies will not be provided for Semester 1.

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 "Parents." You can also send an email request to the Secondary office staff

Quarter 2 and Semester 1 grades are currently in Infinite Campus.

Traffic Flow Map

See the traffic flow map above for important changes in the pink boxes. The map key is in the bottom right-hand corner. Please be reminded that the speed limit on campus is 5 mph.
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Our Dress Code Policy Has Been Revised To Include Hoodies

What you need to know about our revised uniform policy:

  • Students will be allowed to wear sweatshirts with a hood inside the school building as long as they are solid in color.

  • Middle school students are permitted to wear a solid navy blue hoodie. High school students are allowed to wear solid black hoodies.

  • Any sweatshirts with a hood or not that are not solid in color should be stored in the student's locker during the school day. Students are permitted to wear sweatshirts or jackets of any color to and from the modular classrooms or anytime outside.

  • Hoodies are not allowed to cover the students' heads inside or in the modular classroom.

Support National Blood Donation Month

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2022-2023 Uniform Policy

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


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Lotus School for Excellence

LOTUS School for Excellence


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

Principal - Yavuz Durmus

Dean of Student Culture - Anthony Watson

Secondary School Nurse- Denise Nelson