Lovejoy High School
 
A Message from the Principal
 
Lovejoy HS News 08 14 17

Parents and Guardians,
 
One week and counting! Monday, August 21st is the first day of the 2017-18 school year, and our LHS staff is excitedly preparing for your student's arrival. There are several dates and items that you and your student will want to know. I have included them in the email below but want to remind you that you can also reach us at 469-742-8700 with any questions you may have. I want to specifically highlight the 9th Grade and New Student Parent Meeting this Thursday, August 17th at 6:30 p.m. as it was incorrectly communicated in last week's edition of my email. I hope you and your student have a great final week of summer!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School
NOTE:
In an effort to be as efficient as possible, we prioritize our parent email as follows:
* New or time-sensitive topics of interest are at the top of the list
* Followed by the Calendar of Events and Activities
* Older items appear below the calendar until they become obsolete
 
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Lovejoy High School News and Information 08 14 17

New/9th Grade Parent Meeting
We welcome all freshmen parents as well as those new to LISD or new to the high school to join us on Thursday, August 17th at 6:30 pm in the LHS Auditorium.
 
Founder's Day
Freshmen (as well as any students new to Lovejoy) are encouraged to attend our Founder's Day on Thursday, August 17th from 8:45 am - Noon. We'll start the day in the Auditorium so feel free to drive around back and drop off your students near the Auditorium Lobby. We'll introduce students to the LHS campus, faculty and staff. This will be a great morning of fun that will include time with old and new friends, games, a school tour and important information needed for a smooth transition to Lovejoy High School!
**School appropriate attire is required and closed toe shoes are suggested for our activities.
 
Student Schedules
Student schedules are available on PowerSchool starting today, August 14th.
 
All students will need to pick up a fresh schedule on the 1st day of school.
They can be picked up at the following locations:
  • Freshmen - left side of the commons
  • Sophomores - right side of the commons
  • Juniors - Auditorium Lobby
  • Seniors - Main Gym Lobby before breakfast, commons after breakfast
Parents, if you'd like to help with schedule distribution, please click here.

You must be cleared as a volunteer for the district. If you have not already completed a form for the background check for the new school year, please  click here .
 
Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is now open for you to complete the online Enrollment & Student Information Forms. Please take a few minutes to update your contact information, emergency contacts, authorized pickup, FERPA, SCOC, Student Handbook, etc.

PLEASE NOTE : Regarding the Release of Directory Information for School Use:
In order for your child's picture to appear in the Yearbook, you should answer "YES".
 
School Messenger Text Messaging
Lovejoy ISD is adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use for phone calls and email communications for information such as school closings due to inclement weather. SchoolMessenger will be configured to send text messages to your wireless phone number(s), with your approval. Please confirm we have your accurate wireless phone number in the PowerSchool Parent Portal and then opt-in to participate by following the directions below.
In order to receive messages from Lovejoy ISD or your student's school via SMS text we must have your wireless number(s) in SchoolMessenger and receive an "Opt-In Confirmation" from your wireless device.
 
You can easily opt-in by simply sending "Y" (or "Yes"), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number 67587.
 
The wireless number(s) you enter into the PowerSchool Parent Portal are updated nightly. If you update your wireless number, or add a new number, in the PowerSchool Parent Portal, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.
 
To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please click here. If you have any questions, or if we may be of any assistance, please contact Stacey Dillon at 469.742.8003.
 
Students Leaving Campus
In the event that students need to leave campus during the school day and they drive themselves to school, we will need you to send an email to student_signout@lovejoyisd.net . Please include the student's name, the time they need to leave, the reason, and a phone number to be used to contact you. Once we have received the email, we will call you for verification, and the email will provide us with the needed documentation for our records.
 
Senior 1st Day Breakfast and Senior Walk
We encourage all seniors to attend the Senior 1st Day Breakfast on August 21st beginning at 8:30 am in the LHS Auxiliary Gym. The Senior Walk will take place at 9:30 am. Parents are welcome to join us in the courtyard for some picture taking opportunities!
 
School Pictures
The schedule for school pictures is as follows. School pictures are being taken through Social Studies classes.
  • Tuesday, August 22nd - Seniors (no order form needed - by appointment - link coming soon)
  • Wednesday & Thursday, August 23rd & 24th - Underclassmen (9-11)
  • Social Studies teachers will notify their classes which day they are scheduled for
LHS Open House
Please join us for the LHS Open House taking place on Monday, September 11th from 6:30 - 8 pm.
 
Off Campus PE
Lovejoy High School is accepting applications for Off Campus PE. OCPE allows students to participate in individual fitness activities that are not offered by the district physical education program.
 
Level I includes a minimum of 15 hours per week of highly intense, professional, supervised training. Level I students may be dismissed up to two periods per day (one period for OCPE & one period for travel).
 
Level II includes a minimum of 5 hours per week of high quality and well supervised by trained instructors. Level II students may not be dismissed from any part of the regular school day.
 
Activities Approved for OCPE: Leopard Lacrosse, Leopard Hockey, Gymnastics, Equestrian, Rock Climbing, Ballet, Martial Arts, and LHS Bowling.
Activities Not Approved for OCPE: Fitness Centers, Home Fitness Training and any other sport offered by Lovejoy ISD.
 
Applications can be found at here.
 
Please have all applications completed by Wednesday, October 16 and return to OCPE Coordinator Kyle Herrema at kyle_herrema@lovejoyisd.net
 
Bus Routes
The Lovejoy ISD Transportation Staff are working diligently to complete bus routes for the 2017-2018 school year. All routes are expected to be completed and available by noon on August 15, 2017. After 12:00 PM on August 15th, you may look up your bus number and bus stop times, by your physical street address at the following link:  Lovejoy ISD Bus Route Finder
 
If you no longer need bus service, please email David_Dillon@lovejoyisd.net with your student's name, student ID, and grade level.
 
Please be reminded, once routes have been updated and posted on August 15th, pickup and drop-off times are estimates. After the first two-weeks of school, ridership and traffic patterns will start to normalize.

School Supplies
Compiling a list of common items needed for Lovejoy High School is a bit difficult considering the diversity of classes that a typical student can take. Knowing that many of you may want to shop for school supplies before you receive the complete list from teachers on the 1st day of school, we invite you to click SUPPLIES to consult a spreadsheet that details what items are needed for each department. Please note that there are 5 tabs, one for each of the core subjects: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and LOTE.
 
Parking Permits 2017-18
Parking Permits are now on sale. Click here for the detailed instructions.
NOTE : Complete the purchase process FIRST, then fill out the online parking application.
 
Schedule Changes
If students want to request an elective schedule change, they will be able to make a request through a Google Form on the following dates.
  • Seniors - August 22
  • Juniors - August 23
  • Sophomores - August 24
  • Freshman - August 25
Schedule change requests will not be accepted before school begins or by email.  If students want to request a change, they will have to fill out the Google Form.
 
The link to the Google Form will be available on the LHS Website and in your student's grade level Google Classroom (ex: Class of 2018).  Changes will only be made if space is available.
Summer Assignments
Please have your student(s) click HERE to check for summer assignments!
 
Volunteer Application Process Now Open for 2017-2018
The volunteer application process for the 2017-2018 school year is now open.  Please  click here  to  begin the process.  If you submitted an application prior to July 20, 2017, you will need to complete another application. Should you have any questions, please contact  Gina Ellis , Volunteer Coordinator, 469-742-8000.
 
Driver's Ed Classes
The 1st session at the start of school will be from 4:15-6:15 pm at Lovejoy High School from August 21-September 14.  Please click  HARMONY  for more details.


Lovejoy Events and Activities 
   
DATE
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. Aug 15
6 - 7 pm
Freshman Choir Student/Parent Meeting
LHS Choir Room
Tues. Aug 15
7 - 8:30 pm
"Learn the Notes" Region Rehearsal
LHS Choir Room
Thurs. Aug 17
8:45 am - Noon
Freshmen Founder's Day/New Student Orientation
Lovejoy High School
Thurs. Aug 17
6:30 pm
New / 9th Grade Parent Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Fri. Aug 18
7 - 8:30 pm
End of Summer Band Preview Concert
LHS Main Gym/Cafeteria
Mon. Aug 21
8:30 am
Senior 1st Day Breakfast
LHS Auxiliary Gym
Mon. Aug 21
9:30 am
Senior Walk
LHS Courtyard
Tues. Aug 22
All Day
Senior Portrait Sessions
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Tues. Aug 22
7 - 8:30 pm
Cheer Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Wed. Aug 23
All Day
School Pictures for Underclassmen
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thurs. Aug 24
All Day
School Pictures for Underclassmen
LHS Auditorium Lobby
Thurs. Aug 24
7-8 pm
Wet Leopards Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Sat. Aug 26
7:00 am
SAT Test
Lovejoy High School
Mon. Aug 28
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Majestics Booster Club Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall
Tues. Aug 29
 
6:30 - 7:15 pm
7:30 - 8:15 pm
MANDATORY Jr/Sr Parent Night:
Junior Parent Meeting
Senior Parent Meeting
LHS Auditorium
Wed. Aug 30
7:45 am
Make-up - MANDATORY
Senior Parent Meeting
LHS Lecture Hall


New Assistant Principals
Please join us in welcoming our two new assistant principals, Julie Hirsh and Jeff Roberts. Julie comes to us from Plano ISD where she has served as an assistant principal for the past 13 years at Jasper High School and Plano West Senior High. Jeff has taught and coached here at LHS for the past three years and will be moving into an assistant principal role while still continuing as our Head Softball Coach.
 
Assistant principal alpha splits and roles with students have changed this year and are the following:
Bruce Coachman - AP for Academic Support (A-K)
Julie Hirsh - AP for Academic Support (L-Z)
Jeff Roberts - Assistant Principal for Behavioral Support of all students
Teresa Dodson - Associate Principal over Curriculum and Instruction

Transcript Requests
Students will need to request their transcripts through Naviance. If you need assistance, please email  Wendy_Herring@lovejoyisd.net .
 
Verification of Enrollment (VOE)
If your student needs a VOE for drivers' ed courses or renewing their license, please come to the front office from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and we'll be happy to provide one.

2017-18 REQUIRED FORMS FOR ATHLETICS
2017-18 LISD-issued Student Athlete Information Packet
ALL LISD-issued Athletic forms will be online this year.
The LISD-issued Athletics forms online will include the following:
  • UIL Acknowledgment of Rules
  • UIL Steroid Acknowledgment
  • UIL Concussion Acknowledgment
  • UIL Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness
  • LISD Athletic Policies, Residency Verification, and Waivers
  • LISD Athletic Travel Release
  • LISD Media Release
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