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  •  Lewis-Palmer High School

    • Nine-time John Irwin School of Excellence Award Recipient including 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017
    • 21 AP course options
    • 70% percent of the students who took an AP exam scored 3 or higher
    • Project Lead the Way National Certification, offering Engineering and Biomedical courses
    • 94% Graduation Rate
    • 2015 Colorado State Teacher of the Year Kathy Thirkell

School Hours

  • 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.

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LPHS Celebrations

  • Ms. Gregory Wins Teacher Of the Year

  • Student Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

  • Brian Barkey Wins Coach of the Year

  • Lucido Wins VFW Award

  • LPHS Honors Band

  • 2020 NAMM award

LPHS Announcements

  • What's Going On the Week of September 21st

    As a staff, we are committed to making hybrid learning work as best as possible for students.  After gathering feedback from students and parents over the last two weeks I wanted to share a couple of ideas we are working on and some top ways parents can support learning at home. While we recognize that every student and family has different challenges through this situation, below are common themes that emerged and some fairly easy solutions.

    Issue:

    School Solution:

    Technology/ Canvas Support

    • We will increase our tech help support by having a place in the building where students can get live help for the technical issues they are experiencing.
    • In addition to the lphstechhelp@lewispalmer.org email, students can request a google meet to have a person help virtually when students are at home

    Canvas consistencies

    • We are asking teachers to:
      • Name assignments clearly with the due date included
      • Organize their courses by Modules organized by week with the most current work on top
      • When possible, label the work for in-class and distance or at-home learning
      • Go over their canvas classes every day to ensure students understand what is expected
      • Put the most recent activity at the top of their page

    Academic Support

    • We will engage our Peer Tutoring program to help support students when they are in the building 
    • Develop a remote tutoring program with our NHS students so that students at home can access support in specific classes
    • We will also build lessons into study hall to help students navigate hybrid learning and develop strategies to help them be successful

    Student relationships and mentoring

    • LINK students will intentionally reach out to Freshmen students and connect with them on a regular basis. Each upperclassman will essentially “adopt” 5 freshmen and mentor them throughout the year

     

    Issue:

    Parent Support Tip:

    Technology/Canvas

    • Make sure that students are in Chrome and logged in through their LP student account. (Canvas does not “play well” with Safari and this is the default browser for Apple phones, iPads, and laptops)

    Communication about progress

    • Become an observer in your son/daughters’ Canvas Courses. You can control the number of notifications you receive. We are planning to have a Parent Canvas Support night via Google Meet soon, stay posted.

    Grades

    • Teachers should post to grade check 1 in Infinite Campus by 3 pm Monday. At times, there is confusion between grades in Canvas and IC.  Overall it is best to ignore grades in Canvas as IC will always be the official record.

    Structure

    • Encourage students to stick to a schedule as similar to school as possible. Many teachers and students report that if students would just dedicate time to each class on their distance learning day, they would find the workload more manageable. Unfortunately, many students are waiting until the last minute and are then overwhelmed by the amount of work.

     

    Other important events to note:

    Parent-Teacher Conferences- Due to the current conditions conferences will be virtual this year.  The dates and times will be: (more information on sign up coming soon)

    Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 4-6 pm

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 from 4-6 pm

    October calendar- Although not an ideal calendar for consistency, the calendar was designed for as much student contact as possible working within the hybrid model around a 4-day weekend.

    October 14 Testing for Juniors and Seniors information coming next week. Learning activities for Freshmen and Sophomores will be explained as well.

    Flex Fridays- It was great to see cohorts A and B engaged in their classes on Friday. Please access this document for a reminder of the rationale and student expectations for these days. 

    LPTV this week

    Mon Sept 21

    • Cohort A - In the Building
    • Cohort B - Distance Learning Orange Day
    • Golf Regionals
    • Softball vs Palmer Ridge- away

    Tue Sept 22

    • Cohort A - Distance Learning Orange Day
    • Cohort B - In the Building

    Wed Sept 23

    • Cohort A - In the Building
    • Cohort B - Distance Learning Black Day
    • Softball vs Air Academy - Varsity 3:30 / JV 5:30

    Thu Sept 24

    • Cohort A - Distance Learning Black Day
    • Cohort B - In the Building
    • Softball vs Pine Creek - C Squad 3:30

    Fri Sept 25

     

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    Coming Attractions

    Mon Sept 28

    • Cohort A - In the Building
    • Cohort B - Distance Learning Orange Day
    • Picture Retakes 11:00-1:00 Commons
    • Softball vs Fountain-Fort Carson - Varsity 3:30 / JV 5:30

    Tue Sept 29

    • Cohort A - Distance Learning Orange Day
    • Cohort B - In the Building
    • Picture Retakes 11:00-1:00 Commons

    Wed Sept 30

    • Cohort A - In the Building
    • Cohort B - Distance Learning Orange Day
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences 4:00-6:00 pm (virtual, by appointment only)

    Thu Oct 1

    • Cohort A - Distance Learning Orange Day
    • Cohort B - In the Building

    Fri Oct 2

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    Class Information

    • Class of 2021: On Monday & Tuesday, October 5th & 6th, your student will be receiving a packet of important information with everything you need, to place your order for Graduation! This packet will include information on the Cap & Gown, Announcements, Class Jewelry, and more! At this time, there will also be a video released to parents & students that will include guidance on how to place your order. If you have any questions, please contact our Jostens Representative at 303-985-0095 or at nils.erickson.office@jostens.com
    • Class of 2023: On Monday & Tuesday, October 5th & 6th, your student will be receiving a packet of important information with everything you need, to place your order for your Custom LP Class Jewelry!  This packet will include information on all of your options, as well as a ring sizer if you'd like to place your order online at jostens.com. At this time, there will also be a video released to parents & students that will include guidance on how to place your order. If you have any questions, please contact our Jostens Representative at 303-985-0095 or at nils.erickson.office@jostens.com. 

     

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    Distance Learning Information

    • Can I go to school today? Please print this checklist and if your son or daughter is experiencing any of these symptoms- they should stay home. Also, please communicate these symptoms with our attendance secretaries along with any possible exposure to COVID.

      • Daily Attendance Check-ins
        • Students are required to take their attendance on all Distance Learning Days (all days they are not in the building, including Fridays).

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    Counselors Corner

    Lewis-Palmer School District provides opportunities for qualified high school students in grades 9-12 to enroll in college courses and earn credit through The Concurrent Enrollment (CE) program.  Concurrent Enrollment programs may help students significantly reduce college expenses, increase the likelihood of completing college, and develop knowledge, marketable skills, and abilities necessary to be ready for college and the workforce.

    LPSD will cover the cost for tuition for the CE college course(s) based on the Colorado Community College System tuition rate less than the College Opportunity Fund allocation.  The student/family is responsible for the payment of books and fees associated with each course and securing transportation to and from the campus of which the student is enrolled.  Students/families will also be liable for tuition if the student fails the course(s) or proper drop procedures are not followed – resulting in a withdrawal (W).

    Course selection will be in consideration of the student’s college and career goals as indicated on their Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP), the availability of the course either on our high school campus or within the desired Institution of Higher Education’s course catalog for the desired term and whether the course is transferable to the intended degree plan when applicable through the CDHE Statewide Transfer Degree Plans

    In order to qualify for Concurrent Enrollment, students must:

    • Have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 and meet all prerequisites and course expectations.
    • Qualify for college-level courses (remediation is only available to seniors in the area of math and English).
    • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP) with postsecondary goals that align with the pursued courses.
    • Engage in college-planning meetings with the school Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator and comply with all expectations and procedures.
    • Have at least a part-time enrollment status with Lewis-Palmer School District consisting of 2-5 high school courses (unless homeschooled)
    • Be on track to graduate with no failing grades or discipline issues/events.
    • Maintain a record of good standing that reflects adherence to the Lewis-Palmer School District Code of Conduct

    The deadline for Spring 2021  enrollment is October 1st  and there are several Accuplacer testing events in the meantime to fulfill one of the means of eligibility determination.  To learn more about Concurrent Enrollment and the costs, benefits, logistics, and expectations, as well as the process for getting started, please complete the Concurrent Enrollment Interest Form located at https://forms.gle/1DkcUXv9rp79GSm58 at your earliest convenience.

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    Online High School 

    (for online students only, not hybrid students)

    • The first Grade check is coming up on Wednesday, September 16th. All work, for the first 3 weeks, in your Canvas courses, will be due and need to be submitted/completed by 11:59 p.m. so that teachers may grade your work and enter your grades by the end of Friday, September 18th.
    • Please go back to assignments that have been graded and check for comments from your teachers as this is where your understanding and growth can occur through the feedback received.
    • Issues with online textbooks for Canvas courses, please email LPHSTECHHELP@lewispalmer.org. Our tech help team will be able to take a look and get back to you.
    • IC Messenger emails: I know I have asked you all to only email me using your school email account and you should expect the same from me. I do however need to utilize the IC Messenger email system due to the large volume of emails in my group for Online at LPHS. Messenger only sends emails to the address on file in IC and so some of you may receive a message through your personal email instead of your school email address. PLEASE BE CHECKING BOTH REGULARLY.
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District Announcements

  • Wednesday, September 30: 2-Hour Delay/PLC

  • LP and PR ranked as top high schools in Colorado

  • D38 Nutritional Services is hiring

  • D38 Receives Financial Award 2020

  • Sign-up for text messaging

  • D38 COVID-19 Resources page

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  • LPSD receives 2020 "Best Communities for Music Education" award

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