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  • Power Outage 10/9 - School to Continue as Scheduled

    Oct. 9, 2017 - 2:16 p.m. UPDATE:  By 1:15 p.m., power was restored at all schools experiencing an outage. As always, the safety and well-being of students and staff was our top priority.  The district has procedures in place when power outages occur, and those procedures were followed. LPS personnel remained in close contact with Xcel Energy throughout the power outages this morning. Thank you to Xcel Energy for restoring power to our schools as quickly as possible.  School continued as scheduled today at all district schools.   Oct. 9, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.The following schools are currently experiencing a power outage: Euclid, Options, East, Highland, Moody and the Acoma Facility. Runyon and Heritage are experiencing an intermittent power outage. Phone service to all affected schools may be intermittent, as well. Xcel Energy estimates a 2-4 hour timeframe for power to be restored. The school day will continue at all schools as scheduled. Schools will hold their heat and plans are underway for an alternative lunch should the power outage continue through lunch time. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work with Xcel Energy.

  • 2018-2019 Open Enrollment: October 2 - January 31

    Open enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year begins October 2 and runs through January 31, 2018. Please visit the Open Enrollment page for the application and for additional information.  

  • Supt. Ewert's message: In LPS, ALL MEANS ALL (8/15/17)

    September 15, 2017 Dear Littleton Public Schools Parents: We are about one month into the 2017-2018 school year, and I want to convey the excitement I see in classrooms across the district. Since the very first day of school, it has been great fun to see our students arrive with smiles on their faces, eager to continue their journey of learning in LPS. I also want to share with you an important focus for LPS this year. Our district achievement goal states:  “One hundred percent of LPS students will graduate prepared for meaningful post-secondary opportunities.” In LPS, we are committed to the ideal that all means all. All students -- regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, twice exceptionality; students who are gifted, immigrants, English language learners, LGBTQ, homeless, poor, affluent; and those who may have social, emotional, behavioral, or academic challenges -- matter.  All students are welcome in our schools. I spent time over the summer thinking about how Littleton Public Schools might be impacted by the rhetoric of intolerance, discrimination and violence we have seen emerging across our nation and around the world. Our community is not disconnected from these events; what happens within society always finds its way to the schoolhouse door.   For example, we recently saw instances in our schools in which students used anti-Semitic symbols such as swastikas, racial epithets, and ridicule through stereotyping. In some cases, the students did not intend to be hurtful; they were simply unaware of the true meaning behind the symbols and language. They did not fully understand how painful these symbols and words can be. In other instances, the students had full understanding and chose to behave in this way.  These are societal issues and our schools reflect what happens in society. Therefore, we ask all LPS parents and community members to partner with us as we help our students to understand that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated in LPS. We can be better. We have a number of social, emotional and behavioral programs and interventions in place that teach students appropriate ways to interact. Every day, our staff members reinforce these positive behaviors through instructional practices that align with Board of Education policies and state law. Each instance of inappropriate behavior is unique, taken seriously and handled with care. We address them individually, keeping in mind the age, maturity level, understanding of the issue and intent of the student. We utilize a range of interventions, including disciplinary consequences, restorative justice and educational activities to address these incidents. Parental involvement is an important part of this process. We expect our students to learn and demonstrate suitable ways to discuss age-appropriate (and sometimes controversial) topics in the classroom as part of their studies. As educators, it is our duty to model respect and inclusiveness for all. Every day in our schools, we honor the expectation that differing views and opinions should be discussed, but always within the framework of respect and seeking to understand.  It is our moral responsibility as public school employees to stand against hateful thought and ideology. It is our responsibility to create a culture of acceptance in our schools and community, so every student and family knows immediately that they matter, we care and we are committed to providing learning environments that are physically, socially and emotionally safe places for all.  The results of last fall’s districtwide climate and culture survey show that students, parents and employees overwhelmingly reported feeling safe and positive about the climate in their schools. In fact, LPS scored higher in the positive range than the national norms for every dimension except one (parent perception of safety in social media). We share our parents’ concerns about social media, as it exacerbates every challenge our students face. We will continue to support parents as they teach their children appropriate social media behaviors, find ways to limit their children’s social media exposure, and be aware of their children’ social media activity. We will be conducting the climate and culture survey again this year. The data tells us we are on the right track in many areas, but there are clear areas for improvement, as well. We look forward to the continued progress. This fall, as part of policy review, the LPS Board of Education will engage in conversations about these topics and will reinforce these beliefs. The LPS community is a caring place that continually demonstrates its commitment to our children and to its schools. Thank you, students, parents, staff members and community members, for working together to provide a safe and caring environment for all students, and for committing to continuous improvement. This is important work and we simply cannot do it without you. Your partnership matters. Warm Regards, Brian Ewert Superintendent Littleton Public Schools

  • An important message from Superintendent Brian Ewert (8/31/17)

    A letter from Superintendent Ewert: August 31, 2017 Dear Littleton Public Schools Parents: Many of you are aware that this has been a sad beginning to the school year. We lost a high school student in a tragic car accident two weeks ago. On Tuesday, a high school student took his own life. And, last night, a middle school student took his own life. Like you, we are grieving with our students, colleagues, and community. Our hearts are heavy as we continue to support all of our students and their families -- especially those closest to these tragic events. I want to remind you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority. We are a close-knit community and school district, and many families have been and will continue to be impacted. When students come to us in crisis, we immediately engage the student and the family. We do our very best to connect students and families with the community resources they need. We partner closely with external agencies (such as All Health, Littleton Adventist Hospital, Second Wind, Colorado Crisis Services, etc.). During times of tragedy, it is common for information and misinformation to quickly spread through mainstream and social media while the facts are still being determined. Our goal is to always communicate the facts directly to you as best we can and as soon as it is appropriate for us to do so in partnership with law enforcement and impacted families. Following any tragedy, we believe that school is the best place for our students to be, and we recognize the important role schools play in addressing the mental health and wellness of our students and families. We are also aware that safety and mental health are community-wide issues that need continuous discussion, partnership, and action on a broader scale. It is human nature to feel frustration, anger, and fear and to look for rationale when people in our community are in crisis. Sometimes simple answers cannot be found. This is when it is most important for us to continue to partner with one another as parents, community, and schools to find ways to better address the needs of our families. As you know, Littleton Public Schools has numerous programs, interventions and highly trained mental health professionals in place to address the needs of our students and staff, and we are always looking for ways to improve. We have many resources on the district’s website that might be helpful to you as you discuss these sensitive issues with your children in age appropriate ways. http://www.littletonpublicschools.net/content/socialemotionalandbehaviorservices. I also invite you to revisit the information in the 2016 publication, “Safety, Mental Health and Wellness in Littleton Public Schools”, which outlines the numerous safety, social, emotional, and behavioral services provided to LPS students, staff, and families throughout our school district. This publication, which was mailed to every LPS family last fall, is available on the district website. I am frequently reminded of the caring, character, and perseverance of the LPS family. LPS is a special place in which to learn, teach, and grow because of this community’s strong partnership with its schools. Please reach out to your school community if you need support, and continue to remind your children of just how much you love them. Sincerely, Brian Ewert Superintendent

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Lenski Announcements

  • Don't Miss Out on The Stride

    Don't Miss Out!   Registration forms accepted at Lenski only until Friday October 20th @ 3pm or at the Boulder Running Company through 6pm Tuesday October 23rd, or online at runthestride.com. Make your registration count:    *Sign up for the 5K or 10k   Select Lenski as your school   *Register by noon Friday October 27   What if I can't come to the Stride?   Register, do your own thing, and enjoy your   new sweet T-shirt!* Onsite registration and "fun run" do not count      toward the contest.       For more details see the stride information letter here.     

  • Colorado Safe Schools Month

    Dear LPS Parents and Guardians,  During the month of October, Littleton Public Schools is observing Colorado Safe Schools Month. We encourage the entire community to help us promote safety and wellness. Please see the following information for special district-wide activities and resources for parents.     School Climate Survey (October 16 - November 18) The Comprehensive School Climate Inventory is a brief 15-20 minute anonymous survey of students in grades 3-12, all parents, and all school-based staff to gather perceptions about the school environment.  This includes questions about safety, relationships, engagement, support for learning, etc.  We believe that gathering feedback about school climate is important to guide our efforts to provide supportive learning environments for all students.  The CSCI survey is administered electronically and the results are completely anonymous.  Students will be provided time during the school day the week of October 23rd to complete the survey.  Parents will have an opportunity to complete the survey via a web link sent by your child's school.  If you have children at multiple schools, you can choose to complete a survey for each school or choose the school where you would most like to share your voice.  After the survey is administered, the data will be compiled and shared with each school community. Please visit the LPS website  for more detailed information about the survey content including opt-out procedures.  We encourage your participation and support in this important endeavor and we look forward to reviewing this important feedback.   A Community Conversation about Suicide - October 10th, 5:30 - 8:30pm   Mission Hills Church 620 Southpark Drive. This event is a collaboration between LPS, multiple community organizations and local faith communities.  It will include a Resource Fair, Panel Discussion for Parents, and a safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training for students ages 15 and older.  Pre-registration is required only for the student training.  Childcare is available for this event but reservations must be made by October 8th.  Click the link above for details.   Offline October   Created by a group of LPS students, this campaign engages youth (and their parents) to sign a pledge to stay off of social media for the month of October and spend time connecting in person.  This campaign has already generated wide interest and involvement across the nation!      First Aid/CPR/AED Trainings Sponsored by the LPS Security Department, the trainings are open to all LPS Parents, Community Members, and youth above the age of 11.  The two-year certification cost is $26.00.  Participants must make payment arrangements prior to attending the course.  Classes are offered on October 14th, 2017 or February 3rd, 2018, located at the Ames Facility from 8:30am-2:00pm. To enroll please email Guy Grace at ggrace@lps.k12.co.us.    Suicide Prevention Trainings SafeTALK - October 13th, 8:00 - 11:00am SafeTALK is a half-day workshop that prepares participants to identify people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with life-saving first aid resources.  To register or find out additional training dates, email Debbie Honeker at dhoneker@lps.k12.co.us.     Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - October 26 & 27, 8:00am-4:00pm  ASIST is a two-day workshop for professionals and other caring adults who want to learn how to carry out life-saving interventions for people at risk of suicide.  To register or find out additional training dates, email Debbie Honeker at dhoneker@lps.k12.co.us.   Other Helpful Resources for Parents:     How to Report Safety Concerns - LPS Website  Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do  A Dozen Things Parents Can Do To Stop School Violence  Common Sense Media - Helping Families Make Smart Choices About Media and Technology      Parent & Teen Resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse  Speak Now - A Site to Help Parents Talk to Their Kids About Drugs and Alcohol  Thank you,  Littleton Public Schools

  • Positive Behavior Initiatives at Lenski

    This past week we completed our rollout for the B3 Be(e)havior Expectations. All students have been practicing Be(e)ing Respectful, Be(e)ing Responsible and Be(e)ing Safe while at Lenski. We are now recognizing students for these behaviors. All staff is on the lookout to catch students when they are following our B3 behavior expectations with our new B3-Tickets.  The first week's winners have been announced to classes and were awarded good behavior bracelets.   The following topics have been covered in the classrooms since the beginning of the school year.  Kindergarten and First Grade have learned how to solve conflicts using A Bug and A Wish. They continue regular practice by modeling and role-playing in their classrooms. First Grade also learned about the difference between A Mean Moments, Conflict, and Bullying Grades 2 through 5 have learned and discussed how to differentiate between Conflicts and Bullying Grades 4 and 5 have participated in guided classroom conversations based on the book Trouble Talk by Trudy Ludwig All parents have received the Family Letter explaining the Second Step program (www.secondstep.org) Please see the Lenski Website for additional information.

  • New Enrichment Classes Starting

    Registration forms for tuition-based enrichment beginning in October/November are available on the  Lenski website.  If you are enrolling your students, please download and complete your form and return it to the providing vendor or Lenski office as directed on the form.  Please complete a form for each student for each class.  Forms are also available in the Lenski office.   Class  Grade   Dates  Day Time Ceramics K-5 10/17-11/14 Tuesday 3:50-5:00 pm Spanish K-1 10/30-12/11 Monday 3:50-4:30 pm Spanish 2-5 11/1-12/13 Wednesday 3:50-4:30 pm KidStage 1-5 10/26-12/14 Thursday 3:50-5:20 pm Computer Game Creation 3-5 10/17-11/7 Tuesday 3:55-5:55 pm Mad Science K-5 10/31-12/12 Tuesday 7:50-8:50 am   Forms will not be sent home to all students from the office. If you have questions regarding enrichment, please contact the Lenski office at 303--347-4575. Thank you.  Lenski Office Staff 

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