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Lovejoy High School - Newsletter-September 9, 2022
LEOPARD SPOTLIGHT AWARD
The Leopard Spotlight Award for 9/9/22 goes to Marisa Davis. Marisa never waivers her commitment to LHS students, parents and staff. She has a strong work ethic and is dedicated to helping when and where she can throughout her busy day. We appreciate her dedication to her position as receptionist at Lovejoy High School and for always sharing a smile. Congratulations Marisa!
Happy Cart Friday!
Our Admin team wanted to bring some sunshine to our wonderful teachers and staff at LHS. So they pulled out the carts, loaded them down with yummy snacks and went door to door. It is a great day to be a Leopard!
Attention All Juniors & Seniors!
Jostens will come soon to speak with the Juniors regarding senior ring orders. In addition, they will be speaking to the seniors about cap, gowns and invitations for graduation. Please mark your calendars for these important dates!
Junior Meeting - October 5th at 2:15 pm
Senior Meeting - October 18th at 2:15 pm
Lovejoy Pep Rally Info and Visitor Guidelines
We had a great first pep rally at LHS! Pep Rallies are student-centered activities scheduled during the school day to promote school spirit and support LHS competitive programs. We welcome visitors to attend our student-centered pep rallies. In order to help the visitor process run smoothly and efficiently, please review a few changes below regarding visitor check-in.
LHS Pep Rallies are held from 9:35 - 10:15 in the gym.
LHS has a designated seating area (Section 4) in the stands for all visitors. Staff will be on site to assist visitors when they arrive to the gym
Visitor Sign-In begins at 8:50am in the front reception area. Visitors coming into the pep rally will be allowed to enter the building at 8:50am. To accommodate visitor arrival, we encourage attendees to complete the google form HERE prior to Wednesday at 5PM. A badge will be pre-printed for you and available upon your arrival.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to evaluate processes and adjust to ensure school events run smoothly. Roll Pards!
Sophomores and Juniors interested in NHS!
Attention current Sophomores and Juniors interested in NHS.
Students with at least a 3.8 GPA will receive an invitation via their Lovejoy email account to apply for membership in the Spring of 2023. Part of the application process will be submitting service hours. A minimum of 3 hours with an organization is recommended. Service hours are defined as donating your time outside of the normal school day and must benefit a group or organization. Parents may not sign for hours their student performs.
The following are examples of "Acts of Kindness" and not considered service hours - babysitting for a neighbor, mowing your neighbor's lawn, walking the neighbor's dog, cleaning out the neighbor's garage or helping a neighbor with a garage sale, cleaning out your closet to donate items or tutoring another student unless it is part of an organized group project.
Students that have questions regarding what counts as service may email email@example.com.
LHS OPEN HOUSE
We can't wait to invite you into our school for Open House. The campus event will be Monday, September 19th from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Parents will have an opportunity to walk their student’s schedule and hear from all of their teachers. This will be a come and go event. Please make sure you can access your student's digital schedule in PowerSchool before the event. If you need any assistance locating the digital schedule, please do not hesitate to reach out to us before the event.
Come early and enjoy In N Out Burgers during our Band Spirit Night. Proceeds go to the Lovejoy Band Program.
Senior Projects - Class of 2023
Attention Senior Class of 2023!
Our 2022-2023 LHS Seniors will submit a video presentation for their senior project this year.
While some areas of the senior project website are currently being updated, dates for senior video submissions and grading timelines are posted, along with a senior project form to submit questions.
Seniors who wish to have their project evaluated during the December dates, should select December 1st as a submission date. Seniors who wish to have their project evaluated in March, should select the submission date of March 1st. Here is the sign-up link (please see the link below and each Senior can pick their preferred submission date).
We look forward to seeing the amazing things our seniors have been working on as a capstone to their senior year!
If you have a student driver that will be driving to school, please make sure they have registered to park on campus. We have had a few students that have not registered or have parked in the wrong parking space. Parking in the wrong space can cause a trickle effect for students who have reserved spaces. We appreciate your assistance with this matter.
Just a few reminders:
- All students parking on campus should have a sticker
- Student sticker should be located at the bottom right window of passenger side
- Students need to make sure they are parking in the correct numbered space
- Temporary tags are available if your student needs to drive a different car than the one that is registered.
If a car is in your student's space when they arrive, they can park in the front of the campus and report it to the Admin Assistant, Mrs. Martinez.
If your student hasn’t registered to park yet and would still like to, please click on the link below.
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.
Powerschool Updates Needed
In order to be in compliance for the new school year, we need updated information forms for EVERY student. In order for your student to participate in future field trips, the health form must be completed each year. The back-to-school forms are also important for health conditions, correct parent contact information, authorized pickup contacts, transcripts being sent to colleges, yearbook participation, etc.
The PowerSchool ParentPortal is where you will go to complete the online forms.
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.
DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEES
We are pleased to announce, the District will be launching Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and Career Education Advisory Committees. These committees will include parents, campus and district staff representatives. The purpose of the advisory committees is to establish an additional layer of communication and collaboration, resulting in achieving positive outcomes for all students through strong home and school partnerships.
To learn more about the Lovejoy ISD advisory committees, please reference the following links below. Committee interest forms will be accepted through Friday, September 16th.
Join us for a Q & A for Princeton University on September 16th.
Clink on the link below for times and registration information.
NEW! ParentPortal Update Needed by Friday, September 16
The PowerSchool ParentPortal is now open for you to complete the online Enrollment & Student Information Forms. Please click here to access the Parent Portal. Completion of these forms is required every year for each student, and need to be completed by Friday, September 16th.
Instructions for completion are attached.
If you need assistance with account access or password reset, please use this link . Access requests and password resets will occur during business hours: 8:30am-4:30pm. We are unable to fulfill requests after hours, holidays or weekends. You’ll be notified via email once your request is complete.
Click below for the PowerSchool Parent Portal Instructions
Buy your Homecoming Dance Tickets Today!
Saturday September 17, 2022.
$20 before Sept. 2
$30 before Sept. 16
$40 at the door
Your passcode is your student ID
New to Lovejoy?
The PTSO would like to welcome you to the Lovejoy district! Please click on the invitation below for details to the Ladies Coffee on September 13, 2022