Long-Term Planning - April Community Open Houses
Lewis-Palmer School District, RTA Architects, Western Demographics, and the LPSD Facilities Planning Committee invite the community to join them at one of the upcoming Community Open Houses on April 10 or 12. Scenarios that address the Tri-Lakes area growth and its impact on schools will be presented. Community feedback is requested.
Both Open Houses are from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
April 10 - Palmer Ridge High School
April 12- Lewis-Palmer Elementary School
Previous Community Open House Information
Lewis-Palmer School District, RTA Architects, and Western Demographics hosted community open houses on February 13 and March 14 in order to provide opportunities for the community to hear demographic growth data about the Tri-Lakes area and its impact on Lewis-Palmer School District.
This past spring, Lewis-Palmer School District contracted with RTA Architects to provide long-range facilities planning and consultation services in light of the significant growth in the Tri-Lakes area. RTA recently completed a physical assessment of LPSD buildings and a demographic study. These open houses provided the opportunity for the public to hear these initial findings and provide feedback.
This is the PowerPoint presentation shared at both community open houses.
More information regarding the February 13 presentation is available here.
LPSD Finance Audit Results
Lewis-Palmer School District’s credit rating is again Aa2 which is above the nationwide school district median. Moody’s Investors Service, an independent credit rating agency, judged LPSD’s financial position as very strong exhibiting sound financial management.
Educator Effectiveness Metrics
On February 6 for the first time, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) will release a limited number of Educator Effectiveness Metrics that reflect teacher and principal ratings from the 2014-2015 school year. The department will report on only four metrics for teachers and four for principals. The publicly reported metrics will only show how teachers and principals are doing as a group at the school, district, and state level. Once published, the release will be available on CDE’s news release webpage, where you can also link to SchoolView to view state-, district-and school- level Educator Effectiveness Metrics data. Please note: the CDE's reporting of LPSD "not rated" data is incorrect. CDE is addressing this issue.
LPSD continues to be rated as Accredited with Distinction by the state of Colorado:
The CDE released PRELIMINARY DRAFTS of District and School Performance Frameworks (DPF and SPF) on Tuesday, October 4. This information may be accessed under the Assessment and Accountability Department page.
State Mandated Testing
State mandated testing for this school year will occur on April 4-7, and April 11th.
Parents and guardians have the right of refusal. The process for documenting this request is as follows: Parent Refusal Forms must be completed in the front office by parents or guardians (forms will not be emailed or faxed)
Forms will not be given to students
Students not testing will be excused from school during the testing times.
We are requesting that all forms are completed by March 23rd
Contact Dawn Klein or Bridget O’Connor for questions.
Dear Junior Parents,
Please see the attached document which describes the pre-administration process for the SAT. This form was given to students in their American History class either Friday, 3/10 or Monday 3/13. Please discuss the process and have your son/daughter check the box that represents your family’s wishes. All forms are due to the front office prior to March 20th. Juniors will complete the SAT pre-administration process April 4th and 5th. CMAS computer-based Science tests will be administered immediately after SAT pre-administration during their Assess/Advise/ICAP period April 4-7.
April 3rd - 7th
Juniors will complete their SAT answer folders and will take the CMAS computer-based Science tests during their Assess/Advise/ICAP period
All students grade 9-12 will follow their normal class schedule
Dear Sophomore Parents,
Please see the attached document which describes the Pre-administration process for the PSAT. This form was given to students in their study hall either 3/10 or 3/13. Please discuss the process and have your son/daughter check the box that represents your family’s wishes. All forms are due before March 20th to students’ study hall teacher. Sophomores will complete the SAT Pre-administration process in study hall March 20-24 and April 3-7.
Sophomores will take the paper-based PSAT on April 11th
Juniors will take the paper-based SAT on April 11th
No School - grades 9 & 12. Subject to change due to snow day make-up time.
Detailed schedules for these days will become available closer to the testing dates.
All juniors will be taking the SAT on April 11th
Students wishing to take the optional essay portion of the SAT may do so at LPHS on this same day. Please see the attached flyers from College Board and note the following pieces of information:
Ranger Roundup (for incoming freshmen)
Welcome incoming freshmen, we want to invite you to attend this year's Ranger Roundup. This is a great introduction to high school, lead by LPHS students and teachers. Get inside tips and tricks, learn necessary skills for high school, find out about popular clubs and activities, take tours, learn the fight song and get free Ranger Gear.
June 6, 7 & 8
8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(applications due by May 18th)
After School Tutoring
Wednesdays and Thursdays
3 - 4 p.m.
Wednesdays are staffed for math and science help
Thursdays are staffed for Math and English help
However students can access either day for help
No appointment necessary
Main Office: 7:00 to 3:30
Attendance Office: 7:15 to 3:15
Class Time: 7:40 to 2:52
Unless otherwise stated, all hours are Monday through Friday.