Message from Mike
October 8, 2020
In this week's edition:
  • Recognitions
  • Attendance Changes for 2nd 9 Weeks
  • PSAT Testing Day at LHS - October 14th
  • Fall Break - October 9th & 12th
  • Pink Out - October 9th
  • Athletic Ticket Information
  • Transportation Data Collection
  • COVID Case Notification Board
  • Community News
  • Upcoming Events
Dear Wonderful Lovejoy Community,

This month is National Principal Appreciation Month and I could not be more thankful for these amazing leaders in Lovejoy ISD! Their dedication and commitment to the Lovejoy ISD community is unwavering. As they face many unexpected and unprecedented challenges, they continue to lead with servant hearts and through LISD's core values of One Heart. One Lovejoy, Best Today. Better Tomorrow and Kids Come First. We are #LovejoyProud!

Please join us this month as we highlight each of our amazing leaders and give our community an opportunity to recognize and celebrate each of our campus leaders throughout the month!
Three Lovejoy High School Students Selected for Congressional Youth Advisory Council

Congratulations to Ian Bensley, David David, and Ariel Feldman from Lovejoy High School on being selected for the 2020-2021 Congressional Youth Advisory Council Program!

Each year, the Congressional Youth Advisory Council offers students a unique opportunity to learn more about public policy, local issues and interact with federal representatives and congressional staff. Students must apply to be a part of this committee and are evaluated by a board comprised of educators and community leaders who evaluate students on their academic performance, leadership skills, extra-curricular participation and community service.
Alumni Proud - Airman 1st Class Caleb Weever

Congratulations to Caleb Weever, Class of 2019, on receiving the Distinguished Graduate Award for loadmaster class 20052 with an impressive 100% average! The Distinguished Graduate Award goes to the top 10% of students in selected Air Force technical training courses and are recommended by instructors for academic performance, professionalism, and embodiment of core values throughout the entire course.
Former Lovejoy Student Selected in 2020 NHL Draft

Congratulations to former Lovejoy student, Chase Yoder, on being being the 170th pick in the 2020 NHL Draft!
Lovejoy Girls Lacrosse
This past weekend, the Lovejoy Girls Lacrosse team participated in a tournament in Oklahoma and placed 1st in the B Division. After losing the first game, they came back to win the next 2 games beating teams from Tulsa and Durant to put them in championship game, they won the last game by a score of 11-9.
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Attendance Changes for 2nd 9-Weeks
Starting the 2nd 9-Weeks, and in alignment with the TEA virtual instructional learning plans submitted by Lovejoy ISD for funding purposes, students who have selected On-Campus instruction are expected to attend On-Campus instruction Monday - Friday.

Secondary students will no longer be able to gain attendance credit by attending classes virtually if designated an On-Campus student unless the student is out for illness, officially quarantined due to exposure, out due to COVID illness or the instructional day has been approved as an asynchronous day by Lovejoy ISD.

Students participating in Leopard Virtual Learning will follow attendance procedures below for their corresponding grade level.

Synchronous Instruction (5th -12th Grade) requires students and teachers to be present at the same time online. This method replicates the current on-campus method of taking daily attendance in a remote synchronous instructional setting. In a remote synchronous teaching and learning method, students who are logged in at the teacher’s documented official attendance time are marked present for that day, and students who are not logged in at the teacher’s documented official attendance time are marked absent. *Please note new attendance standards will start for LHS on October 15th.
Asynchronous Instruction (Pre-K - 4th Grade ONLY, unless designated by LISD) does not require students and teachers to be present online at the same time. If a teacher has assigned asynchronous learning, students who login and engage in teacher-assigned learning apps for the day are considered “present” for that class. Students who do not login and engage in asynchronous learning for the day it was assigned by their teachers will be marked “absent” for that class. For example, if a teacher assigns the entire weeks' worth of asynchronous learning activities on Monday and the student completes all of the assignments for the week on Monday and does not log in for the remainder of the week, he/she will be marked “present” on Monday only and counted “absent” for Tuesday-Friday.

Please note that these changes are reflected in the updated 2020 - 2021 Fall Planning Guide.
October 14th - PSAT Testing Day at LHS
LHS is proud to be a PSAT school-day testing site for all 10th and 11th-graders on Wednesday, October 14th. To facilitate a safe & conducive testing environment, 9th & 12th-grade students will participate in classes virtually on this day! Learn more:
Fall Break - October 9th & 12th
Students will return to class on Tuesday, October 13th.
Pink Out - October 9th
Join us Friday, October 9th as we show our support and turn the stands Pink while supporting our Lovejoy Leopards Football Team!
Athletic Ticket Information
Tickets for home athletic events are available for purchase through PayK12 located on our athletic website -

Ticket sales for home games are scheduled as follows:

Middle School Football
Sunday - Release to Participant / Performer Parents
Monday - Release to General Public and Opponents at 10am

Middle School Volleyball
Sunday - Release to Participant / Performer Parents
Monday - Release to General Public and Opponents at 10am

Varsity Football - Friday Night Games
Sunday - Release to Participant / Performer Parents
Tuesday - Release to General Public and Opponents at 10am

Varsity Volleyball - Tuesday Games
Sunday - Release to Participant / Performer Parents
Monday - Release to General Public and Opponents at 10am

Varsity Volleyball - Friday Games
Wednesday - Release to Participant / Performer Parents
Thursday - Release to General Public and Opponents at 10am
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.
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:
Foundation for Lovejoy Schools
Founded in 2003, the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools involves the community in generating and distributing funds, property, and gifts that enhance the educational experience in the Lovejoy ISD. The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools benefits the students, faculty, and staff of LISD

Be sure to sign up for the Foundation for Lovejoy Schools newsletter to receive up to date information and learn more about how funds generated are enhancing the educational experience in Lovejoy ISD!
Community News
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Upcoming Events

Click here to view Lovejoy ISD and campus calendars and events.
Best Today. Better Tomorrow.
We hope you have an amazing weekend!
Michael Goddard, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools
Lovejoy Independent School District
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