Lovejoy High School News
A Message from the Principal
August 17, 2020

Parents and Guardians,

Happy 1st Day of School! I know the first day of school usually brings excitement, angst, and a whole spectrum of other emotions for both parents and kids. I imagine those are intensified today as we start school virtually. Whatever you and your student are feeling, I truly hope that both of you have a great day. 

I have updated my first email regarding LHS Student First Day Procedures. You can click HERE for all updated information.

I know there have been some technology challenges over the past few days. If you are having any issues please contact our Technology Help Desk at 214-507-4415. They are available Monday - Friday between 7:30 am - 4 pm. and will be the best resource for you. 

As you visit with your student tonight about their first day, please let us know if you have any concerns that come up. Also, please feel free to share any positive feedback so we know what things are working. Here is a Parent Feedback Form if you would like to participate, or you can contact a principal or counselor listed below.
 
Principals are:
  • Bruce Coachman - bruce_coachman@lovejoyisd.net - Assistant Principal for 9th - 11th grade students whose last name begins with the letters A-K.
  • Julie Hirsh - julie_hirsh@lovejoyisd.net  - Associate Principal for Social and Emotional Learning. Ms. Hirsh also works with 9th - 11th grade students whose last name begins with the letters L-Z.
  • Jeff Roberts - jeff_roberts@lovejoyisd.net - Assistant Principal for 12th grade students. Mr. Roberts also leads our PST program.
  • Teresa Dodson - teresa_dodson@lovejoyisd.net - Associate Principal over Curriculum and Instruction.

Counselors are:
  • Mary Cabrera - Mary_Cabrera@lovejoyisd.net - Lead Counselor and Counselor for 12th grade students. Mrs. Cabrera is also our College and Career Counselor. 
  • Michael Gerhard - Michael_Gerhard@lovejoyisd.net - Counselor for  9th - 11th grade students whose last name begins with the letters A-Gr.
  • Joel Ledezma - joel_ledezma@lovejoyisd.net - Counselor for 9th - 11th grade students whose last name begins with the letters Gu-Pa.
  • Melissa Jenkins - meliss_jenkins@lovejoyisd.net - Counselor for 9th - 11th grade students whose last name begins with the letters Pe-Z.

Have a great week!
 
Sincerely,

Chris Mayfield
Principal
Lovejoy High School

Helpful LInks
Class Period Schedule - Use this link to access the bell schedule

A/B Day Calendar for LHS - Use this link to access the Semester 1 calendar of A and B days for LHS

Technology Tips - Tips for accessing technology.

Technology Request for Pickup Day Fri Aug 21 - Technology requests will close at 9pm on Wednesday, August 19th.

Second Round Pick-Up, Fall 2020 - Map and Information for technology/textbook pickup on Friday, August 21st.


Sample Student Daily Schedule - Sample idea for creating a daily schedule with your student.

LHS Counselor's Newsletter - For the latest news from the Counseling Office including AP Drop information

Enrollment & Student Forms - PowerSchool should have the most up-to-date source of contact information for parents. The back-to-school enrollment forms are ready for parents to update. Parents can access the enrollment forms in their PowerSchool Parent Portal - left navigation panel - "Enrollment & Student Forms".

LHS PTSO Membership Form - This school year may be different, but we have lots of great things planned. We would love our teachers, and community members to join the LHS PTSO. Join today!

Event Updates
Schedule Change Requests
Wednesday, August 19th

The Google Form allowing students to request schedule changes will be released this Wednesday in Google Classroom for all students. This will come out in their “Class of…” Google Classroom. Students will be able to make requests. Course changes will be very limited this year due to limitations with our master schedule and teacher availability. We appreciate your understanding in advance that not all course changes will be granted. Counselors will review each request and work diligently to update schedules as needed. Please keep in mind sending emails to counselors with the same request will slow down their ability to respond to the google form. PowerSchool will reflect changes as they occur. Google Classroom will update every evening that a schedule change is made, to sync with PowerSchool.
Dual Credit Webinar
Thursday, August 20th

We are strongly encouraging attendance at the dual credit orientation webinar that will be hosted on August 20th at 6:00 pm. Mrs. Cabrera - LHS Lead Counselor, Timberly Lewis - Collin Counselor and Dual Credit Advisor Angelica Iraheta will all be in attendance to answer questions about how dual credit classes will be run this year. 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Passcode: hMHx7w
Make-up Day
Technology, Textbook and Art Supply Pick Up
Friday, August 21st
Students who were unable to pick up their technology, textbooks or art supplies last week can do so this Friday, August 21st. The schedule for pick up will be:

8:30 - 9:15 Freshman (All Levels of Chinese Only)

9:15 - 10:00 Sophomore (All Levels of Chinese & AP World History)

10:00 - 10:45 Junior (All Levels of Chinese, AP Seminar, AP Chemistry, & AP US History)

10:45 - 11:30 Senior (Chinese 2 & 3, AP European History, AP Government, AP Economics & AP Chemistry)


This round of technology requests will close at 9:00 pm on Wednesday, August 19th. In order to pick up technology, you will need to display the student’s last name, first name and grade level in the window of your vehicle:
Doe, John
11th

Here is the link to request technology:
Make-up Day
Senior Portrait Make-up Day
Saturday, August 22nd

Seniors, if you have not had your senior portraits taken yet, Saturday, August 22nd is the last chance to get your school-sponsored portrait taken. This photo is used in multiple ways throughout the year, including the graduation ceremony, baccalaureate, senior dinner, the yearbook among many others. This portrait session is free but we need you to sign up for an appointment on the link below so we know when you are coming. Appointments are in the commons. Please enter through the main front door. It will take approximately 15 minutes and time-slots are first come, first served. 

Please read the information on this link from our photography company and sign up for an appointment here:
SAT Exams
Saturday, August 29

LHS will be hosting SAT Exams on campus. Testing will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Parking Permits Sold
Tuesday, September 1st - Thursday, September 3rd

Student selection of parking spots will take place the first week of September. The purchase window will be open from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm each day and will be $30 for the year. If students attempt to purchase their parking permit early, the purchase will be voided, and the student will have to wait to purchase it once students are back on campus. The schedule is below:
 
Tuesday, September 1 - Seniors only
Wednesday, September 2 - Juniors only
Thursday, September 3 - Sophomores and Freshmen

For more details, please click here for parking rules.
Freshmen Founder’s Day / New Student Orientation
Wednesday, September 2nd

Founders Day will take place on September 2nd. We will have a virtual experience for our Leopard Virtual Learning students and will have a face to face event at LHS for our On-Campus Hybrid and On-Campus Hybrid+ students. More information will be coming about this event.

School Holiday
Monday, September 7

Please note that the 2020-2021 School Calendar has been updated to reflect Tuesday, September 8th as an instructional day! This will be the first day our students may return to On-Campus Learning.
Senior Walk
Tuesday, September 8th

Senior Walk will take place this year on the first day students are back on the LHS campus for school (September 8th). For details regarding Senior Walk, please click here.
Campus and District Information
VOE (Verification of Enrollment)

Students needing a VOE for their driver's license can email Tanya Barger at tanya_barger@lovejoyisd.net
Community News

Lovejoy ISD Webpage will share news from our schools, programs, booster clubs, student organizations, Foundation for Lovejoy Schools, community, and more on the Lovejoy ISD Community News Page. Check back often for up-to-date news on events and activities.
Academic Calendars
Academic Calendars for 2020-2021
To access the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar, please click here.