Secondary Newsletter

May 16th - May 20th

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Class of 2022 Graduation Information

Date: May 19th, 2022

Time: 6pm for family and friends. Seniors must arrive by 5pm

Location: Empower Field at Mile High Stadium - 1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204

Seniors will be given 8 tickets each. All guests must have a ticket to enter due to limited seating. Children sitting on laps do not need a ticket.

More informations can be found HERE

Chromebook Collection

We are planing to collect all computers from 6th-8th graders starting from May 17th.

Seniors should return their Chromebooks by May 13th to IT department.

Chromebooks for 9th-11th graders will be locked on May 27th.

HS students who are not returning next school year should return their Chromebooks to IT department on May 18th.

All stickers (except LSE stickers, like tag number or factory stickers) should be removed and cleaned.

Interested in becoming a citizen of the United States?

Do you need help passing the citizenship test? If you, a family member, or friend would be interested in a 16-week class on Zoom, please fill out the following form.

Promotion Policy Is In Effect for Next Year

Be aware that students must meet the credit requirements in order to be promoted to the next grade level. Per the Secondary Promotion Policy (Student Handbook Page 10-11):

To be enrolled in Grade 10, a student must have a minimum of 6 units of credit, including at least 3 units in core classes (English, Math, Science or Social Studies).

To be enrolled in Grade 11, a student must have a minimum of 12 units of credit, including at least 6 units in core classes (English, Math, Science or Social Studies).

To be enrolled in Grade 12, a student must have a minimum of 19 units of credit, including at least 10 units in core classes (English, Math, Science or Social Studies).

Students at risk in high school have been notified and had a letter to take home. If you are concerned about your student not passing, please contact their teachers or their counselor, Mrs. Brauhn

Interested in Summer School?

Summer School will be offered in-person, in the school building, at no cost to you. Students will attend Math and Literacy classes for 3 weeks, from June 2 until June 23. Students will be in the building from 8:00 until 12:45 Monday through Friday. Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to students. All CDC guidelines will be in effect during Summer School. Students are required to wear a mask in the building. Due to capacity limitations, summer school enrollment will be based on a first come first serve basis. Students must be in attendance daily.

Link to Summer School Registration form

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Lotus Title I Parent/Guardian Survey

Thank you in advance for completing this survey!


Do you know someone who might want to attend Lotus? We are accepting applications for the upcoming year's lottery which will be held February 10th at 10 a.m. Applicants can complete their application by clicking the NOW ENROLLING button.


Academic Calendar for 2021-2022


Students who show COVID-like illness and have major symptoms that last longer than 24

hours and minor symptoms that last more than 48 hours, should get tested and isolate at home for 5 days before they can return to school.

Major symptoms:

New or unexplained persistent cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Loss of Taste and Smell

Minor Symptoms:

Fever >100, Chills

Sore Throat

Runny nose or congestion

Muscle or body aches



Nausea, vomiting, Diarrhea

Need to get a COVID test or interested in the COVID vaccine for 5 and older? Keep your student in school and avoid quaratine through vaccinations. Check out these resources: - for testing and vaccination

Weekly LSE Covid Report

Lotus’s goal is to be transparent regarding communication with our Lotus community during the pandemic. We have created a location for you to get weekly updated information regarding the number of cases in our school. Please see: 21-22 LSE Covid Report



Mark your calendars for our end of year sports banquet on Saturday May 21st from 6:00 - 10:00 pm at Dave & Buster's 2000 S Colorado Blvd. This year the banquet will celebrate middle and high school athletes together! Each athlete will be able to bring 2 guests. There will be no fee! Food and a game card will be provided to each guest and athlete.


Please use this link to RSVP:

LSE Tutoring Schedule

If your student needs extra help, check out the tutoring schedule.

Attendance Line

Please call your student in on the attendance line at x300 if they are going to be absent. Daily notices will be emailed to parents regarding when to return when you student is sick or no reason for absence is recorded. If you have any questions regarding attendance, the Attendance Committee, or any attendance challenge please call ext. 103 for the Attendance Clerk or ext. 230 for the Dean of Student Culture.

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

Utilities: call 1-866-432-8435

Water: Aurora Water Cares: 1-833-559-2837

Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance

Internet: Free Internet Options



Colorado EBT Cards: 1-888-328-2656


Do you know someone who might want to attend Lotus? Applicants can complete their application by clicking the NOW ENROLLING button.

Non-Discrimination Introductory Statement

Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. LSE serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law.

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

Assistant Principal -

Dean of Student Culture - Anthony Watson