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  • LPS Returning to In-Person Learning August 13, 2020

    Dear LPS Students, Parents, Staff and Community: We are pleased to tell you that, following the recommendations of the LPS Restart Task Force, Littleton Public Schools will return to in-person learning for all of our students in August. Most schools and programs will begin on Thursday, August 13, 2020, as originally scheduled. Individual schools and programs will be communicating specific back-to-school dates and schedules. All students Grades Preschool through 12 (including the Nova Center and Transition Services Program) can return to school for in-person learning five days a week, unless healthcare experts from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Tri-County Health Department or Governor Polis tell us otherwise.   The LPS Restart Task Force was made up of 55 teachers, school leaders, parents and other professionals in nutrition services, school age child care, operations and transportation. The Task Force has been working hard since the end of May to provide realistic and viable options for returning to school in the fall. We thank them for their thorough and thoughtful approach to this complex work.  Our teachers did an amazing job moving to a complete distance learning model in a matter of days last March, and we are prepared to return to an improved distance learning approach if we are required to do so. We truly believe that returning to in-person school with safety precautions in place is best for our students and their families. Learning happens when we can interact face-to-face, collaborate and connect with one another. We are excited for the opportunity to do so once again! The LPS plan for returning to school aligns with those of our neighboring school districts that are also planning to welcome students back to school in August. It also meets the needs of LPS families; in a recent survey, 74% of LPS parents said they want their children to return to school for in-person learning this fall. LPS will also provide an online learning option for the 2020-2021 school year for families who choose not to have their students return to in-person learning  in August.  In a recent survey, 11% of LPS parents said they preferred an online option. The online learning option will be available to K-12 students. More information and the registration for the fully online option will be available in mid-July.  School Age Child Care (SACC) will resume with the opening of school. SACC programs will follow licensing, health and safety guidelines to reopen. Further information regarding registration will be available in mid-July. The LPS Restart Task Force also developed hybrid models of learning (a blend of in-person learning and distance learning) should we need them, but ONLY if we need them. These hybrid models would only be used if LPS is ordered by health officials to reduce the number of students in attendance at one time. Our goal is to return to “normal” as much as possible, but it’s critical that we take necessary precautions to keep our students, our staff, their families and our community safe. We will diligently follow health experts’ guidelines for cleaning and social distancing. The Metro Denver Partnership for Health recently released, "COVID-19 Strategies for Schools," an evidence-informed guide for the region’s school districts as they plan to reopen. We will follow this group’s guidance along with recommendations from the Colorado Department of Education as we finalize plans for bringing our students back this fall. This may include health precautions such as: Students and staff wearing masks when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained;  Frequent handwashing;  Keeping the same students together in small groups as much as possible (cohort grouping) to limit exposure; Reducing the number of students on school buses to one student per seat with masks (which is the current guidance, unless that changes); and  Parents screening younger students and older students self-screening for fever/symptoms at home before they come to school. There are many questions that still need to be answered. More details will become available throughout the summer, and we will keep you informed along the way. Thank you for your ongoing patience and confidence in our processes. These plans represent our very best thinking, but we also know they could change as circumstances in our community surrounding COVID-19 change. Details will continue to be available: Restart LPS 2020-2021 I wish you all a safe, healthy and happy summer. We truly look forward to seeing you back in school August 13!   Warm Regards, Brian Ewert Superintendent

  • Summer Feeding Program Closed July 1-6, Continues July 8

    The LPS Nutrition Services Summer Feeding Program will be closed July 1-6 in observance of the July 4th holiday. Service will continue July 8.

  • A Message from LPS Regarding Racism and Violence

    Dear Littleton Public Schools Parents, Staff, and Community Members: The past days and weeks have, once again, shone a spotlight on the tremendous injustices in our society. The shocking and violent deaths of Mr. George Floyd and others serve as clear evidence that we as a nation are not doing enough to dismantle systemic racism and that our collective complacency must end. Littleton Public Schools stands in solidarity with all those within our community, our state, and across this country who are peacefully protesting and voicing their anguish and deep frustration with systems that oppress and devalue Black lives.  It’s simply not enough to say “I am not racist.”  We must act and demonstrate that we support anti-racism:  our beliefs, actions, movements, and adopted policies must oppose racism in all its forms.  We also want to reinforce the values and core beliefs of Littleton Public Schools. We emphasize preparing students for a global society, and we respect and embrace the diversity of our community. We know that education makes a significant impact, and we stand ready to address fundamental inequalities and inequities in our society. You may remember that in October of 2017, the LPS Board of Education adopted a Resolution, All Means All, in response to the social unrest prevalent across the nation at that time. This resolution formally announced our commitment to “support all students’ ability to succeed by cultivating learning environments that are physically and emotionally safe and supportive, to embrace and value our diversity, and to act quickly to prevent and address any and all issues of discrimination and harassment in our schools.”   These are not just words. These are standards and expectations that guide our thinking about everything we do. 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. These can be difficult topics to talk about with your children. The following resources may be helpful to you: How to Talk to Your Kids about Race and Racism - ParentToolkit.com Talking About Race - National Geographic Teaching Ideas and Resources to Help Students Understand the George Floyd Protests - New York Times Engaging Young People in Conversations about Racism - Anti-Defamation League Books to Teach Kids of All Ages About Racism - Chicago Parent Magazine How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids - Common Sense Media Kids Need to Talk About George Floyd, Protests, & Racism - USA Today Teaching about Race, Racism & Police Violence - Teaching Tolerance  Thank you, students, parents, staff, 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.   Warm Regards,  Brian Ewert, Superintendent  Dr. Tera Helmon, Asst. Superintendent of Learning Services

  • New to LPS? Register Online!

    Littleton Public Schools is currently accepting and processing new student registrations online for the 2020-2021 school year in an effort to maintain safe social distancing practices. Please visit the How To Enroll page of the LPS website for details and information on registering your child. If you do not have computer access or need assistance completing the online pre-registration application, please contact the district registrar, 303 347-4360; districtregistrar@lps.k12.co.us. For questions, please contact districtregistrar@lps.k12.co.us How To Enroll

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Lenski Announcements

  • A Message from Social, Emotional & Behavior

    Having Conversations About Sensitive Topics There are a lot of intense discussions happening around the world right now. Our kids are trying to figure out what they think about the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, protests, political elections and more. It is easy for anyone to get into a heated argument, and right now many of those are happening in the virtual world via social media and videos. It is more important than ever to remind ourselves and our kids how to be thoughtful about the way we talk with others. For tips, see this helpful guide on Promoting Civil Discourse. See the LPS website for more information on Talking about Tough Topics.   Opportunities for Youth to Get Involved: Youth Survey about Mental Health - Share Your Thoughts! The Behavioral Health Task Force was commissioned by Governor Jared Polis with the mission of evaluating and setting the roadmap to improve the current behavioral health system in the state. They are looking for feedback from youth about mental health  Adapting and Moving Forward - A Virtual Conversation for Youth Ages 14-20   July 18, 11-1pm Colorado Time (1-3pm EST) Join young people from around the country to discuss adapting strategies and moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic and continued racial injustice. From life plans changing and lack of social interaction to nationwide protests and advocating for racial equality, we know that life is uncertain, scary, frustrating, and confusing. If you are between the ages of 14 and 20, we want you to be a part of this listening and learning session. We want to hear your voice; we want to hear your experiences; we want you to be represented! 2020 “Be the Change” Virtual Youth Training Program July 20-23, 2020 Each year, a group of rock star young people ages 14-18 connect with like-minded peers from around the country who are passionate leaders of change in their schools and communities. While this awesome experience typically happens in-person, we’re making the program virtual, as now more than ever, young people’s voices demand to be heard!

  • Keep Donating all Summer with King Soopers

    Are you ordering your groceries online or through Clicklist? Please make sure your King Soopers account is linked to Lenski!   Click here to ENROLL TODAY!! Under ‘Find an Organization” enter Lois Lenski or the NPO number RS659.This works whether you shop online, through the app, or in-store.   Linking your King Soopers card is an easy way to help earn money for Lenski all summer long!   THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up. Tell your family, friends, and neighbors!

  • Community Outreach

    Awesome Lenski Families! Are you looking for a way to support the community during this time? Here are some ideas...   Write to Residents/Staff at Someren Glen Senior Living Community Send a note or card, or draw a picture to send some love to residents or say thank you to staff at Someren Glen. This is the same place we hand-delivered Valentines for Love from Lenski and they were so appreciative! Include your address so they can write back if you’d like to be set up with a penpal.    Use your own supplies to create your note or use this link to print some pre-made cards to color!    Mail your letters here:  Attn: Jeanette Preston 4761 East Costilla Avenue Centennial, CO 80122   Or drop them off at Katie Hebert’s house. There will be a basket by her front door. 5597 East Links Circle Centennial, CO 80122   Donate Blood Lenski’s blood drive was canceled this year, but if you would still like to donate, you can still give at the donor center in Aurora. The appointment line is (720) 777-5398.   Food pantries are in desperate need of help:   Items Needed: peanut butter, jelly, bread, fruit cups,granola bars, chips, soups, oatmeal,spaghetti and sauces, rice, canned tuna, bulk fresh fruits (ex. apples & oranges) hand sanitizer, wipes any other dry food goods-like boxed mac & cheese Food Donation Drop-offs: No contact, following CDC guidelines    Just drive up and drop your bag: Sarah Browning's front porch anytime Tuesday —    5394 East Otero Drive Centennial, CO 80122   She will take to the warehouse for distribution each Wednesday   OR   Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Outside St. Andrew UMC 9203 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126   *The food will be distributed to: AfterHours Denver, Denver Food Rescue, IFCS, DICP, and many other places

  • Yearbooks Available to Purchase

    Yearbooks are still available for purchase through the TreeRing website! They will continue to be available through summer and next year! Order here.    If you have already purchased a yearbook and have selected your home address as the shipping address, then you can expect your yearbook to arrive at your designated shipping address around the last week of school or possibly sooner.    If you purchased yearbooks early on in the year (prior to the switch to online learning) and have not yet updated your shipping information, then your purchased yearbooks will be delivered to the school and we can not guarantee the yearbooks will be available to pick up from the school during the end of year pick up times as explained in earlier communications.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Caroline at lenskiyearbook@gmail.com. 

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