Secondary Newsletter

9/6/21 -9/10/21

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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!

Important Communication Regarding Mask Requirements

Please see this letter regarding mask requirements at Lotus. Beginning Tuesday, September 7th Lotus will begin enforcing the mask policy with a three step intervention for students who fail to comply with our requirements. These steps are listed in the letter. Thank you for supporting our staff and students to remain safe!

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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Mark Your Calendars

9/3 - Teacher Workday, No School for Students

9/6 - Labor Day, No School

9/17 - Parent & Guardian Teacher Conferences, No School for Students

LSE Tutoring Schedule

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

Health and Safety- New Mask Mandate

Per Tri-county Health Departments new mask mandate, masks are required for all students and staff at all times while in the school building. This includes during the day and all after school activities and athletics.

Please send your students to school everyday with a mask!

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

Welcome back Meteors! We are so excited to have FULL athletics back. After school sports are now open to all incoming 5th through 12th graders. Especially after a year and a half of virtual learning we encourage all students to find a sport or after school activity they are interested in. Our first season of sports is just about to start!

~ FALL SPORTS ~

Girls Volleyball

Boys Soccer

Girls & Boys Cross Country

All fall sports have officially started! If you student is still wanted to join, please email 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.