Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
August 30, 2021

Parents and Guardians,
  
I hope you will be able to make it out to LHS for tonight's Open House. Our teachers are eager to meet you and share a little about their classes and what your student will be learning this year. The event begins at 6:30 (and lasts until 8:00), but I encourage you to arrive around 6:15. We encourage all parents to log into PowerSchool before coming this evening so they will know their student's schedule. Instructions for this can be found below in the body of this email. If you need help logging in to PowerSchool, or need help accessing your child's schedule, we will have staff available to support you in the LHS Commons beginning at 6:10 p.m. During tonight's Open House you will follow a bell schedule to give you an opportunity to meet each of your student's teachers as well as see what their day is like. Thank you in advance for your partnership with us, and we look forward to seeing you tonight. 
 
Don’t forget, next Monday, September 6th and Tuesday, September 7th are student holidays. I hope you have a great 4 day weekend with your student and we look forward to seeing them back on Wednesday, September 8th. 
 
Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,
Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Notes from the Nurse
Parents,

To keep all of our students safe, please partner with us and monitor your child for the following symptoms BEFORE sending them to school. 
 
·        Feeling feverish or temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees
·        Loss of taste or smell
·        Cough
·        Difficulty breathing
·        Shortness of breath
·        Headache
·        Chills
·        Sore throat
·        Shaking or exaggerated shivering
·        Significant muscle pain or ache
·        Diarrhea
·        Nausea/Vomiting
·        Fatigue
·        Congestion or runny nose
 
If your student is not feeling well, please keep them at home and email your child’s assistant principal. Please also keep them home, contact the nurse, and their assistant principal if your student receives a lab positive COVID test.

Nurse Dresser amy_dresser@lovejoyisd.net or by phone at (469) 742-8722.
 
Tyler Wicke - tyler_wicke@lovejoyisd.net - Assistant Principal for students whose last name begins with the letters A-La.
 
Austin Coachman - austin_coachman@lovejoyisd.net - Assistant Principal for students whose last name begins with the letters Le-Z.

If there is a positive case of COVID in your child's classroom, we will send an email to let you know. Lovejoy ISD will maintain our current COVID-19 dashboard by each campus on the website. Numbers will be updated at the end of each day. We are also required to notify the Health Department and the TEA of positive cases in our schools.

Lovejoy ISD's updated 2021-2022 Health and Safety Measures may be found here, the new COVID-19 Daily Parent Checklist may be found here, and Things Parents Should Know here.

Upcoming Events & Information
Fall 2021-2022 Semester Calendar of Events

For planning purposes, click HERE for a list of important Fall Semester dates.
Open House Tonight

Join us for Open House on Monday, August 30th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm as you follow your student's schedule. It is a fast-moving evening, but will give you the chance to meet the teachers, and get a small taste of what your student's day is like.
 
Going Green for Open House
In an effort to save paper and be good stewards of the district's funds, we will not be printing students' schedules. Please come prepared with a copy of your student's schedule by following the instructions below.
 
Access your student's schedule digitally, via PowerSchool:
1.  Point your phone's camera toward the QR code and follow the prompt, or use the tiny url: https://bit.ly/2wZrQne.
2.  Log into PowerSchool to view student's schedule.
3.  If you are unable to log into PowerSchool, we will have staff here to assist you.
Pep Rally

Our first Pep Rally of the school year will take place on Friday, September 3rd at 9:30 am.
AP Drop Date September 3rd

A Google form for AP Drop requests will open on Monday, August 30, 2021 and close on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 4:00 PM. All requests for dropping an AP course will be reviewed by the AP Committee before a request is granted. The AP Committee will review the student’s past and current work in the content area, the efforts the student has initiated to learn the AP content and skills, and feedback from the current AP teacher. The committee will also take extenuating circumstances into consideration. 

Students dropping an AP class will be moved to the corresponding Advanced class, unless they have already received credit for it. In cases where there is not a corresponding course of the same subject, students may not drop until the end of the semester. Please click here to see a list of courses that are not eligible to be dropped. 
Student Holiday - Labor Day

Just a reminder September 6th & 7th are student holidays.
Jr. Ring Presentation

Attention Juniors! Jostens will be coming to Lovejoy High School to distribute ring packets and talk to Junior students on September 9th at 11:00 am in the Auditorium. Receive a FREE Companion ring with any jewelry purchase made by September 24th. All orders will be placed online at www.jostens.com.
Homecoming

On Friday, September 17th, our Varsity Football Team will play its Homecoming game against the Denison High School Yellow Jackets, followed by our annual Student Council sponsored fireworks! On Saturday, September 18th, we will continue the celebration at the Homecoming Dance in the High School Cafeteria/Commons. It starts at 8 pm and ends at 11 pm. The dress is semi-formal. Tickets are currently on sale for a discounted price! At the door, they are $40. We hope to see you at the game and the dance!
TACRAO College Fair

The TACRAO College Fair is coming to Lovejoy High School September 22nd from 1-3 pm. All students grades 9-12 will have a chance to attend the fair during those hours. Students should come prepared to ask the college representatives questions about their prospective schools of interest.
Campus and District Information
Gifted and Talented

The referral window for Gifted and Talented Services (G/T) is open through September 3rd. Families who desire testing for their child(ren) must complete the referral process in PowerSchool. 

Testing is scheduled for Saturdays, September 11 and 26, 2021. Detailed appointment times will be sent by email the week of September 6. 

Please contact Brie Smith or Kari Lockhart with questions. 
9th - 11th Grade Student Photos

Please see HERE for instructions from B&E Photo on how to view and place your order. School Picture make-up day is scheduled for September 23rd during lunches.
PowerSchool Portal - Back to School Forms

Parents - Back to School Forms for all students are due 9/30/21. Class Rank opt in/out for Juniors/Seniors (due 9/10/21) can be completed by clicking here.

Now that we are back to school, parents may be referred to the PowerSchool Parent Portal for a variety of reasons: schedules, back to school forms, etc. PLEASE, double check that you have access to your account by clicking hereIf you need account access or a password reset, please use this link or you may email Laura_Hobbs@lovejoyisd.net.
On-Demand PSAT/SAT/ACT Preparation

The Princeton Review (TPR) is offering LHS students a $99 self-paced video course for PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation. Registration is open now through October 1st. Contact Brie Smith with questions.
SAT Prep Classes

Lovejoy ISD is proud to offer comprehensive SAT preparation classes. 
Click here to learn more or enroll your student. 
Class sizes are limited to 12. 
Don't Delay... Enroll today! 
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

If your student needs a VOE for driver's permit or license, please send requests to Marley_Christian@lovejoyisd.net and pick up with the receptionist.
2021-2022 Transportation
Click HERE for information from the District regarding Transportation Services.
2021-2022 Yearbooks Now on Sale
Community News

Please see the link below for information on LHS senior projects, news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more!

Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
We’re excited to kick off our Annual Appeal campaign!  Our goal is to raise $300,000 and have 35% community involvement. The students of Lovejoy ISD are touched by Foundation dollars in every school and grade throughout the district. Now, more than ever, they need our support to ensure no interruption to the Lovejoy standard of exceptional learning. Visit our website today to learn more and donate!  https://www.foundationforlovejoyschools.org
LHS PTSO
Another school year has started and we are filled with the energy, enthusiasm and anticipation of what this school year will bring. Help make this an exceptional year by joining, donating and getting involved in the Lovejoy High School PTSO. We need our parents, students, teachers, and community members to join. Your support helps us to continue providing meaningful programs to all of our students.  

Recognitions
Tennis

The Varsity Tennis Team opened district play on Tuesday, August 24th against The Colony. The Lovejoy tennis team won 19-0 and are now 6-1 for the season. The Leopards only loss came against Abilene Wylie who is ranked #2 in the state. 
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2021-2022

To access the 2021-22 Academic Calendar, please click here.