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.
The Secondary Administration Team
Important Communication Regarding Mask Requirements
More Than A Meal - Have You Completed Your Free And Reduced Lunch Application?
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:
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 will be offering free English classes this Fall.
We want to hear from you!
We would like your input regarding Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at Lotus. Would you take a moment to complete this survey?
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.
Shortness of breath
Muscle or body aches
Loss of taste or smell
Nausea or vomiting
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
Please have your student bring a water bottle every day. Students are only able to use the water bottle refill stations
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.
~ FALL SPORTS ~
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:
MS XC - Claire Cashin, email@example.com
Varsity Boys Soccer - Bennett Pang, firstname.lastname@example.org
MS Boys Soccer - Chris Nguyen, email@example.com
MS Girls Volleyball - Rae Lynn Bauer, firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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
Do you know someone who might want to attend Lotus? Applicants can complete their application by clicking the NOW ENROLLING button.
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
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.