Secondary Newsletter

9/27/21 -10/1/21

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Lotus would like to acknowledge the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. We realize that the contributions by Hispanic Americans have been many, too many to list here. Throughout this month, we will be honoring this important time on our calendar. Currently, we have a bulletin board devoted to the important individual champions whose lives have changed the world. We invite you to visit hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

Spirit Week 2021 Will Be Held Sept. 24th - Oct. 1st

Monday -- Decades Day


Tuesday - Twin/Squad Day


Wednesday - Heritage Day


Thursday - Sports Jersey Day


Friday - Class Color Day

12th Grade - Black

11th Grade - Red

10th Grade - yellow

9th Grade - Blue

8th Grade - Purple

7th Grade - Green

6th Grade - Orange

Tik Tok Challenge

There is a national TikTok challenge showing up in many Colorado school districts, and it has impacted our school. The challenge involves the theft and destruction of school property. You may have heard about this in the media, as school districts across the country are impacted.


Most of this occurs in school bathrooms, where damage to soap and toilet paper dispensers, floors, and more impact our ability to keep these facilities open to our students until repairs can be made. This disrupts our school and negatively impacts our learning environment.


Please have a conversation with your student about the impact this has on our school. If a student is found to be involved in an activity such as this, appropriate disciplinary action in alignment with our policies and code of conduct will be implemented and could include suspension, restitution, law enforcement involvement, and more.


Sincerely,


The Secondary Administration Team

Important Communication Regarding Mask Requirements

Lotus continues to follow local public health orders for mandatory mask mandates. Please see this letter regarding mask expectations at Lotus. Thank you for supporting our staff and students to remain safe!
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More Than A Meal - Have You Completed Your Free And Reduced Lunch Application?

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the families who have filled out the Free and Reduced Lunch Application.

If your family receives any type of government assistance please have the case numbers with you for adding to the application. This will make the process faster and more efficient, and you will know immediately if you qualify.

If you feel you can do it on your own, here is the link for the application:

https://www.payschoolscentral.com/

If possible, please submit your application by Sept. 30th, 2021.

All families who have filled out the application will be put into a raffle for some great prizes.

Thank you for all your help in this matter, guardians.
Go Lotus Meteors!

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

1st Progress Report Update

If you still do not have access to the IC parent portal, click here to view instructions on how to log in. The 1st progress report for your student is currently available digitally through the Infinite Campus parent portal. https://www.lotusschool.org/parents/

How to Order School Pictures

All Secondary students had their picture taken on Friday, September 24th. Please follow this link for ordering information LSE School Portraits.
Free Adult English Classes - Click Here to Register

Lotus will be offering free English classes this Fall.

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Students with no absences in the month of September will be invited to a Kona Ice party on 10/1/21!

We want to hear from you!

Parents/Guardians,

We would like your input regarding Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at Lotus. Would you take a moment to complete this survey?


LSE PBIS Parent/Guardian Survey

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LSE Tutoring Schedule

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

Health and Safety- Reminder regarding attendance

Do not send your student to school if any of the following are found during your student’s daily self assessment.


  • Symptom check

    • Cough

    • Sore throat

    • Shortness of breath

    • Chills

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • Loss of taste or smell

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    • Nasal congestion if any of the above symptoms are included

You should have your child tested for COVID 19 and your student should not return to school until the test results are final as negative and your students symptoms have improved.


Need to get a COVID test or interested in the COVID vaccine for 12 and older? Check out these resources:

https://covidcheckcolorado.org/ - for testing and vaccination

https://www.tchd.org/827/Free-Testing-Sites

https://www.tchd.org/866/COVID-19-Vaccine

Please have your student bring a water bottle every day. Students are only able to use the water bottle refill stations

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Updated Pickup and Drop Off Information

If you are picking up Elementary students only, please plan to arrive 3 p.m. If you are picking up both Elementary and Secondary students simultaneously please plan on arriving at 3:30 p.m.


Your support before and after school is appreciated. Please review the School Day Traffic Flow Base Map for Parents/Guardians as we continue to make the process of entering and exiting Lotus as quick as possible.


LSE Traffic Flow Video for Parents

Passcode: $rC6z2HJ

Athletic Announcements

~ FALL SPORTS ~

Girls Volleyball

Boys Soccer

Girls & Boys Cross Country


Fall Sports are in full swing. Please check out the Lotus Athletics webpage for game and practice schedules. If you have questions regarding your athlete, please reach out to the appropriate coach:


Varsity XC - Sarah Baysden, sbaysden@lotusschool.org + Patrick Rice, price@lotusschool.org

MS XC - Claire Cashin, mcashin@lotusschool.org

Varsity Boys Soccer - Bennett Pang, bpang@lotusschool.org

MS Boys Soccer - Chris Nguyen, cnguyen@lotusschool.org

Varsity Girls Volleyball - Darrien Hammond, dhammond@lotusschool.org + Tomarow Whitfield, twhitfield@lotusschool.org

MS Girls Volleyball - Rae Lynn Bauer, rbauer@lotusschool.org


A note to all parent/guardians whose child is already participating : ATHLETIC FEES ARE DUE BY THE FIRST GAME. You can find all game schedules on the athletics page of the Lotus website


If you or your student(s) have questions about athletics, please call ext. 103 to reach Assistant Athletic Director Kayla McClelland.

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 kkimm@lotusschool.org.

Utilities: call 1-866-432-8435

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

Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance

Internet: Free Internet Options

Food: https://www.arapahoegov.com/1278/Food-Banks

Medical: https://health.aurorak12.org/

Colorado EBT Cards: 1-888-328-2656

NOW ENROLLING

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

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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 bwilliams@lotusschool.org

Principal - Yavuz Durmus ydurmus@lotusschool.org

Assistant Principal - Jennifer Warren jwarren@lotusschool.org

Dean of Student Culture - Anthony Watson awatson@lotusschool.org

Students in grades 6-12 who have no absences over the course of the month will be invited to a Kona Ice party at Lotus on 10/1!


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.