Message from Mike
October 16, 2020
In this week's edition:
  • Recognitions
  • LISD Voting Location
  • Board Meeting - NEW Zoom Webinar Format
  • Superintendent Monthly Reports
  • Did You Know?
  • Transportation Data Collection
  • COVID Case Notification Board
  • LHS Football Events
  • 1st Annual LVJA Illustrated Cookbook
  • Community News
  • Upcoming Events
Dear Wonderful Lovejoy Community,

Starting my morning each day at a campus is a great reminder about the mission of building our students to become great young men and women. I am thankful that we have a Graduate Profile from PK-12th grade that helps define and support our most important work.

We are so proud to see many of our alumni living out the Graduate Profile and look forward to our first reunion coming up this year and honoring them at various upcoming events!

We continue to use these challenges as a catalyst to thrive and create new opportunities for success and appreciate your continued support.
Recognitions
Leopard Fishing Team Champions

Congratulations to our Lovejoy Leopard Fishing team for winning the Ray Roberts Champion Title!
Congratulations to the Lovejoy Leopards Top 10 finishers!
1st Place - Connor Dunn and Ian Nash
3rd Place - John Armstrong and Josh Bittlestone
5th Place – Ben Burns and Aidan Abramson
10th Place – Mason Muller and Chaney Kelly
US Marine Band Percussion Clinic

Last week, Lovejoy High School Percussion had an amazing opportunity to work virtually with the President's US Marine Band percussionist, Staff Sergeant Michael Hopkins!
Staff Sergeant Michael Hopkins had high remarks for the excellence that Lovejoy is achieving.
Have great news to share about a Lovejoy ISD student(s), alumni, student group or staff member? Click here to submit information for future publication.
LISD Training Room Voting Location
Positions 4, 5, & 7 of the LISD Board of Trustees are on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election. Early Voting will run through Friday, October. 30.

The LISD Training Room, Portable #1 at the Admin building, is a Collin County Vote Center. Click here to learn more.
Board Meeting - NEW Zoom Webinar
We received community feedback regarding the webcast functionality for persons viewing the board meetings remotely. We will move to Zoom software, beginning with the October meeting, to broadcast board meetings.

The link for the broadcast will remain in the same location on our website:
Superintendent's Monthly Reports
Each month the Office of the Superintendent, Business Services, Communications, Curriculum and Instruction, Operations and Special Services Departments provide a monthly report that is shared as a part of our Board meetings and Board Briefs.

We have added these reports to the front of our website in order to provide easy access. Click here to view these reports.
Did You Know?
Lovejoy ISD has started a new series called "Did You Know?" that covers facts and information from across the district.

If you missed any of our social media posts from earlier in the week, please visit our webpage to learn more!
Transportation Data Collection
LISD has created a supplemental application process that will allow the district to collect and evaluate data from our families regarding their transportation needs in an effort to plan for the possible expansion of paid-routes for current ineligible zones.

The request application was emailed to Lovejoy ISD families on Friday, September 25th. The application will remain open; however, initial data collected by the morning of Monday, October 5th will be evaluated first for possible immediate relief.

Currently, the transportation department is working through requests received and following up personally with each family to review available options.

Additionally, data will continue to be evaluated geographically regarding the feasibility of adding future bus routes based on participation.
COVID Case
Notification & Dashboard

In accordance with TEA required notifications and in an effort to keep our parents, staff, and community informed, Lovejoy ISD will be sending email notifications to parents and staff for each occurance of a positive COVID case.

We have created a COVID Case Dashboard website that is now being updated throughout the day to reflect real-time active lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lovejoy ISD. 
 
Lovejoy ISD will personally contact individuals who may have come in close contact (as defined by TEA) with a lab-confirmed positive case on a campus. If you are NOT directly contacted, then you are NOT someone who was identified as having close contact with a positive individual. 

The COVID Case Dashboard is accessible from the main district website, each campus website and can be accessed here.

For our complete 2020-2021 website with the Fall Planning Guide, click here.
 
LHS Football Events
November 13th is our Red Out! You can still order your shirt and support the LJ band by purchasing today: https://red-out-2020-shirts.cheddarup.com
1st Annual Lovejoy Visual Arts (LJVA)
 Illustrated Cookbook
The past few months have thrown countless new challenges our way as a country and community. While we have had to miss out or reimagine many of the "norms" of our LJVA community's culture; one of the things that we have missed most is the chance to sit together around a table and share our favorite foods in celebration of things both big and small. Because of our LJVA belief that challenges simply offer a chance to be creative problem solvers, Lovejoy Visual Arts is excited to introduce the 1st Annual LJVA Illustrated Cookbook!

The diversity, community, and fellowship that we celebrate in the Lovejoy Visual Art studios is oftentimes centered around a good meal, sharing stories, laughs, and memories like all great family get togethers. In an effort to capture and celebrate the foods and memories that have brought us together, we are inviting our Lovejoy Community to do the same. 

Complete the attached Google Form to share your own recipe and have it included in the 1st Annual LJVA Illustrated Cookbook! From the recipes that are submitted, our studio artists will select featured recipes to illustrate in their own artistic language. Please use the Google form below to submit your own favorite family recipe so that it can be included in this new Lovejoy Tradition!

Community News
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Have information you want to share on the Community News website? Click here to submit your request.
Upcoming Events


Click here to view Lovejoy ISD and campus calendars and events.
Best Today. Better Tomorrow.
Proud to be a Leopard!
Michael Goddard, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools
Lovejoy Independent School District
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