May 3 - May 7
📢 All School Announcements 📢
Do you know someone who might want to attend Lotus? Applicants can complete their application by clicking the NOW ENROLLING button.
Congratulations to Lotus's own, Mr. Gail Scobee!
We are so very proud of our own, Mr. Scobee who has received the 2021 Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award from the National History Day program for the state of Colorado. Mr. Scobee, along with other nominees will be recognized at the NHD National Contest Virtual Awards Ceremony on June 19, 2021.
Way to Go Mr. Scobee!!!
MANDATORY STUDENT MATERIALS DROP-OFF!
We need your help! Many students picked up school items at the beginning and middle of the school year i.e. books, calculators, additional materials, etc. We are asking you to return these items on Friday, May 21st from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. in front of the main office. If you have specific questions about whether or not an item should be returned, please ask your teacher. If you have any other questions about the material drop off, please direct them to Mr. Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for helping us to secure all borrowed items.
***Students who will be returning to Lotus for the 2021-2022 school year CAN KEEP their Chromebooks. If students are graduating or transferring to another school, they will be expected to return their Chromebooks. Either by appointment through the main office or at the date and time above.
Returning to Lotus next year?
Please reserve your student(s)' seats by letting us know that your student(s) will be returning for the 2021-2022 school year by filling out this Intent to Return form.
** Please be informed that Lotus will return to full-time in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.
** This form should be submitted only once per student. If you have multiple students in grades 6 through 12, please submit this form repeatedly for each one of them.
Lotus Graduation Announcement
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Mark Your Calendars for Spring Testing!
Students, it is your time to shine!
AP Exams will be held in the month of May
We ask that students arrive at 7:30am for 8am sessions & 11:30am for 12pm sessions, there will be no scheduled make up session
AP Literature - May 5th Wed 8 am
AP World - May 10th Mon 8 am
AP Spanish - May 11th 8 am
AP Seminar - May 11th 8 am
AP Biology - May 14 Fri 8 am
AP Statistics May 17 Mon 12 pm
AP Research - Performance Task Deadline May 20
Note: Most AP exams are 2-3 hours long. Students are expected to wear their mask at all times while on school property.
Adult English Classes will be starting in Summer 2021
We Need Your Input! Please take a minute to complete this survey.....
Thank you for your hard work, patience, and support during this unprecedented school year.
Next year Lotus will continue to be a K-8 school-wide, Title I school with a Family Engagement Budget. We would like your input on what activities or learning experiences you would like to see at Lotus for the 2021-2022 school year and how you would like to be more involved in school activities.
Let your voice be heard by taking the following survey.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know at email@example.com or 720-870-5246.
Thank you again for your hard work this school year,
Title I Coordinator/Family Liaison
FREE Summer program for 9th - 11th Graders
Click here for more information.
REMEMBER: IS YOUR STUDENT GOING TO BE ABSENT OR IS SICK?
Please remember that if your student is sick or will be absent to call the attendance line at 303-360-0052 x300 or go to the Lotus main webpage and "report student absence"
FINAL ATTENDANCE CONTEST OF THE YEAR!!
The final attendance challenge encourages all students to finish strong. We will have a raffle drawing with many prizes. Your student can get their name in the drawing by being present and attending all classes from May 3- May 21. We will hold our drawing and announce the winners the final week of school.
PBIS Store Update!
Here is the final date and time for 6-12th grade prize retrieval for the remainder of the year:
May 21st from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Lotus
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Utilities: call 1-866-432-8435
Water: Aurora Water Cares: 1-833-559-2837
Internet: Free Internet Options
Colorado EBT Cards: 1-888-328-2656
⚽️ 🏐 LISTEN UP LOTUS 🏐 ⚽️
Any high school students interest in participating in Track & Field or Girls Soccer should contact the appropriate coach for more information:
- Coach Harrison (email@example.com) for Girls Soccer
** Track & Field are still looking for athletes interested in sprints (100m, 200m, 400m dash), mid-distance (400m, 800m), distance (1600m, 3200m), jumps (long jump), and throws (discuss, shot put).
Season D runs 4/26/2021- 6/24/2021
ALL ATHLETES WILL NEED TO HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN SEASON D
You can watch all the home games live on the Lotus School for Excellence Facebook page! Unfortunately due to COVID 19 precautions, we will not have spectators at any of our events. Tell a friend and help support your METEORS!!
👩⚕️ Notes from the Nurse 👩⚕️
APS offering free COVID vaccine for students and families
Aurora Public Schools is partnering with STRIDE Community Health Clinic to host a FREE vaccination clinic for our families. The clinic will be open to individuals ages 16 and older.
Friday, May 7
Hinkley High School Parking Lot
1250 Chambers Rd.
Aurora, CO 80011
Vaccines are free of charge and will be provided by appointment only. Please register and make your appointment at the link below. You will need to register each individual in your family separately. STRIDE staff may ask you for ID and proof of insurance. However, you do not need to provide an ID or proof of insurance to receive a vaccine.
Register Here: https://links.stride.mycareally.health/sQoL
- Everyone signing up must be at least 16 years old by the date of the COVID vaccination. Anyone 16 or 17 years old must arrive with a parent or legal guardian in order to be vaccinated.
- STRIDE will be offering the Pfizer vaccine only. Two doses are required at least 21 days (three weeks) apart. Once you get your first Pfizer vaccine, you will be automatically scheduled for your second dose three weeks later at the same time and place. Please note that you are considered 95% protected against COVID-19 infection two weeks after your second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
May is National Healthy Vision Month
- Between work, virtual learning, and keeping up with loved ones, the past year has meant more screen time for many of us — and that can lead to eye strain. So give those eyes a rest with the 20/20/20 trick! Get more #HealthyVisionMonth tips from @NationalEyeInstitute: https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/healthy-vision/keep-your-eyes-healthy
Free COVID testing
Students and family members who need access to FREE COVID testing should register here: It is recommended that if you have symptoms that you get tested to include your child.
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.
Executive Director - Brett Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal - Yavuz Durmus email@example.com
Assistant Principal - Jennifer Warren firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean of Student Culture - Anthony Watson email@example.com