Welcome to Lovett!

 
 
We are thrilled to have your family joining us this fall. Below, you will find documents, forms, and other helpful resources as we prepare for the 2021-22 school year.
 
In July, you will receive full access to MyLion, which will be your virtual hub for all things Lovett. Until then, we will continue to update this page so please check back often for new information. We will also correspond with you through email when important dates and information are available. 

Information by Division

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  • Lower School

    Welcome New Lower School Students

    It is with great anticipation and delight that I welcome you to The Lovett Lower School and what I hope will be a meaningful family-school partnership in service to your children! 

    Many mornings, I begin my day the best way I know how - by greeting students out at morning carline or welcoming them as they funnel through the lobby. These and other similar interactions are important opportunities for me to have intentional touch points with students and signal to them that they are seen and known. What we know from present research is that a culture of belonging from moments like these, or from the sense of community that Lovett teachers cultivate in classrooms, not only meets the social-emotional needs of children but also directly impacts learning outcomes. 

    As I consider the writings of our school’s founder, Eva Edwards Lovett, I am galvanized by her time-tested idea that it is the role of education to “keep in step with the constant changes occurring in the world around us… look critically at itself…. [and] keep an alert eye on the times.” Thus, teaching practices must also evolve over time to prepare our students for a largely unpredictable future and an increasingly global world. With this in mind, we lean on our whole-child approach and our core values of Intellect, Purpose, Belonging, Faith, and Love as the collective true north that guides our work with students on a daily basis. 

    As we journey together in support of our newest Lions, we anticipate various opportunities for you to hear from your child(ren)’s teachers in the form of class newsletters, conferences, e-mail updates, and parent education seminars. With each connection, we hope you will experience the warmth and joy that is characteristic of our Lower School.    

    We know that you may have questions as you settle into our school community, and I hope you will not hesitate to reach out with any queries, concerns, or ideas that may contribute to Lovett’s programs. Thank you for your partnership, and I look forward to connecting with each of you and your children soon! 


    Sincerely,
    James Choi
    Head of Lower School 

    Each 2021-22 division head recently invited parents to a virtual Meet and Greet in preparation for next school year. Click here to watch a recording of James' virtual Meet and Greet.


    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
    Sneak-A-Peek (Grades K, 4, 5), August 10
    Sneak-A-Peek (Grades 1, 2, 3), August 11
    The purpose of this event is to provide children an opportunity to visit their new classrooms and meet their new homeroom teachers before school begins.

    Learn & Lovett, Jr. (optional for Kindergarten students), August 10
    This is an opportunity for our kindergarten children to ease into the Lower School before all the children return for the first day of class. They will  meet their classmates, play on the playground and experience kindergarten carpool. Children should wear their Lovett uniform.

    First Day of School, August 12 -
    School begins at 8:00 and children may be dropped off in carpool beginning at 7:15 AM.  All children will go directly to their classroom that morning.  The Lower School will have an 11:00 AM dismissal the first day.
     
    Kindergarten Parent Orientation, August 16, 8:30am

    Lower School Parents' Night, August 26

    Hopes & Dreams Parent Conferences, August 27 -
    No class on this day

    A PREVIEW OF NEXT YEAR:
    While we don’t know exactly what the year will look like, we are hopeful that we may be able to return to some of our normal activities.  With that in mind, we would like to share a preview of what’s to come in each grade level of the Lower School.  
     
    LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS - We are very pleased to announce that both libraries will be open as usual this summer!
    Dates: June 1 through July 13
    Mondays in the US/MS Library from 7:30 - 12:30
    Tuesdays in the LS Library from 9:30 - 2:30


    SUGGESTED SUMMER ACTIVITIES (BY GRADE)
    *Summer provides the perfect opportunity to dive into great books that interest your child, or to try something new! There is no assigned reading, we just hope your student will enjoy the magic of a good book, as well as other activities suggested here. 
    First Grade
    Second Grade
    Third Grade
    Fourth Grade
    Fifth Grade


    FIFTH GRADE REQUIRED WORK -
    This is to be turned in on the first day of school.
    Fifth Grade Required Summer Work


    MUSIC SELECTION FORM (3rd, 4th & 5th
    Grades)
    In Kindergarten through second grade, all students take General Music. Beginning in third grade, students may choose to move to the orchestra program. In fourth and fifth grades, band becomes a choice, as well. The other option for these grades is General Music. Click here for a letter from Marianne Beverly, LS General Music Teacher. If your child would prefer to be in General Music, you do not need to fill out the grade-specific forms below. Please discuss these opportunities with your child and submit your registration form by May 14
    Third Grade
    Fourth Grade
    Fifth Grade


    UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
    **IMPORTANT: New families will receive an email from the Lovett Bookstore this summer with details on uniforms.  Uniform appointments will take place either at the end of July or early August.  At that time, the Campus Store will have uniforms stocked and ready for purchasing.   

    The Lower School dress code can be found on pages 27-29 of the 
    Parent/Student Handbook. A suggested list of the number of items to be purchased can be found here.
     

    SCHOOL SUPPLIES
    School supplies for children in the Lower School are included in your tuition. Children will receive the supplies needed from their homeroom or resource teachers.  There is no need to purchase additional supplies for the classroom.


    BOOK BAGS
    Children in kindergarten, first and second grade will be given a Lovett tote bag at Sneak-A-Peek. Children in third, fourth and fifth grade may purchase their own book bag to carry their materials to and from school.


    LS TRADITIONS/EVENTS & GLOSSARY 
    Wondering what "True Blue" is or what happens at the Fall Festival? And, what is a "NUD" anyway? Check out our Traditions/Events page and our Glossary page to gain an understanding of all of the things that make Lovett unique.   
     

    LOWER SCHOOL CONTACTS
    • James Choi, Head of Lower School, james.choi@lovett.org
    • Edi Houghton, Associate Head of Lower School, edi.houghton@lovett.org
    • Amy Darsey, Director of Teaching and Learning, amy.darsey@lovett.org
    • Jen Tatasciore, Director of Teaching and Learning, jen.tatasciore@lovett.org
    • Emily Brown, Guidance Counselor, emily.brown@lovett.org
    • Lee Anne Gilmore, Administrative Assistant, leeanne.gilmore@lovett.org
    • Kira Parrish, Administrative Assistant, kira.parrish@lovett.org
    • Jennifer Arnold, Lower School Chaplain, jennifer.arnold@lovett.org
     
  • Middle School

    Welcome New Middle School Families!

    It is with great excitement that I welcome you to Lovett’s Middle School. I look forward to building a strong relationship built on our core values of intellect, purpose, belonging, faith, and love in service to your children. 

    Each morning I begin my day by welcoming the students into the Middle School with a positive word of encouragement. This interaction is an important opportunity for me to encourage our students and lets them know they are seen. What I have learned from the students is that this is an important part of their day. Together with parents, we help to encourage them, even when middle school is hard, they are tired, or they don’t feel as awesome as we know them to be. 
     
    As I consider why The Lovett School exists: “to fill the world with lifelong learners and empathetic leaders who actively lead lives of joy and purpose,” I think about how we help the students accomplish this task. Our teachers design lessons to prepare students for an unpredictable future and an increasingly global world. As our students make mistakes, we encourage them to do so with grace and understanding, and we help them embrace and learn from their mistakes instead of hiding them. 

    2021-22 will be an exciting year in the Middle School. We will be unveiling a sixth-grade experience and more student opportunities to engage with Lovett. Implementation of restorative practices will build and sustain positive relationships between and among all students and educators. We look forward to sharing that work with you throughout the year. 

    There will be various opportunities during the year for you to hear from your child(ren)’s teachers in the form of conferences and e-mails. With each connection, we hope you will experience belonging and love, which are characteristics of our Middle School. We know that you may have questions as you settle into our school community. I hope you will not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your faith in us, and I look forward to connecting with you and your children soon. 

    Warm regards,
    Joseph Moody
    Interim Head of Middle School

    Each 2021-22 division head recently invited parents to a virtual Meet and Greet in preparation for next school year. Click here to watch a recording of Joseph's virtual Meet and Greet.


    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

    New Middle School Student Registration and Information meeting for Parents, May 10, 6pm (Virtual) -
    Click here for a Zoom recording.

    Middle School Parent Orientation, August 8

    First Day of School, August 12
    (half day)

    Middle School Parents' Night, August 19


    SUMMER READING - Click here for the Middle School Summer Reading list. 


    MATH PACKETS (BY GRADE AND CLASS PLACEMENT) -
    • Find the packet AND key for the COURSE YOU WILL TAKE in the fall.
    • Print out the packet and follow instructions.
    • Check your answers with the key. Try to correct your work for any problems you missed. If you are unable to correctly work a problem, star it and ask your teacher about it the first week of school.
    • Bring your packet to your first math class.
    Entering 6th grade: please read the helpful notes in your packet.

    Entering 7th graders taking Advanced Algebra I:
    Complete the 7th grade packet and check your answers. Then, do as much of the Advanced Algebra I packet as you can. Mark the problems you are unable to work so that your teacher can help you the first week of school. You may consult Khan Academy for help if you would like.

    6th Grade Required Summer Work
    KEY - 6th Grade Required Problems
    6th Grade Challenge Problems

    7th Grade Pre-Algebra
    KEY - 7th Grade Pre-Algebra
    7th Grade Advanced Pre-Algebra
    KEY - 7th Grade Advanced Pre-Algebra

    8th Grade Intro to Algebra I
    KEY - 8th Grade Intro to Algebra I
    8th Grade Algebra I
    KEY - 8th Grade Intro to Algebra I
    8th Grade Advanced Algebra I
    KEY - 8th Grade Advanced Algebra I


    FINE ARTS ELECTIVES
    Sixth Grade
    Seventh Grade
    Eighth Grade
     
    UNIFORMS 
    **IMPORTANT: New families will receive an email from the Lovett Bookstore this summer with details on uniforms.  Uniform appointments will take place either at the end of July or early August.  At that time, the Campus Store will have uniforms stocked and ready for purchasing.   

    The Middle School dress code can be found on pages 36-39 of the Parent/Student Handbook.


    BOOK INFORMATION - Lovett uses MBS Direct for all book purchases. More information will be posted here by mid-May.


    SUPPLY PACK
    These packs contain the supplies needed for the entire school year. Our kits save you lots of time shopping for school supplies and are competitively priced, too! Supply lists and order forms will be posted here.


    MIDDLE SCHOOL CONTACTS
    • Joseph Moody, Interim Principal & Academic Dean, joseph.moody@lovett.org
    • Erin Dixon, Dean of Faculty and Instruction, erin.dixon@lovett.org
    • Sara Friedman, Guidance Counselor, sara.friedman@lovett.org
    • Ryan Veselsky, Guidance Counselor, ryan.veselsky@lovett.org
    • Wade Reck, Assistant Head of Middle School for Spiritual Life and Community
    • Bertelie Jules, Administrative Assistant, bertelie.jules@lovett.org

     
  • Upper School

    Welcome New Upper School Families

    It is with a sincere feeling of gratitude that I welcome you to The Lovett School! For a K-12 school, welcoming new Upper School students is a great privilege and brings immense excitement and opportunities for new relationships. Whether you’re moving up the road or from another country, we are honored and humbled that you’ve chosen Lovett for your Upper School experience.

    Part of Lovett’s mission is to sustain “a community of belonging” - it’s no doubt one of the reasons that you’ve chosen to join us. New Upper School students are top of mind in this effort - it’s why we have a dedicated group of senior peer leaders to work with new students, conscientiously assign them to experienced advisors (with whom they work for four years), and prioritize classroom culture at the beginning of the year. We also have grade-level deans and school and college counselors who reach out to and support our newest Lions.

    These next four years are also about opportunity and possibility. I recall many conversations with new students and families reviewing our course and extra-curricular offerings like kids in a candy store! From the foundation of a common set of required courses, students create unique combinations of coursework and activities that fit their interests, skills, and goals. Studying two languages, participating in the fine arts every year, or taking a variety of electives to explore what makes a student tick - there are a dizzying array of options from which students choose. Starting on May 3 and continuing through advisory one-on-one planning each year, students will have plenty of support as they navigate the exciting opportunities available in the classroom and beyond.

    Along the way, we hope to foster a partnership based on open communication. There will be various opportunities for you to hear from the school and your child’s advisor and teachers through newsletters, comments, email updates, and parent programming. And we hope to hear from you too! We know that you may have questions as you join a new school community and hope that you’ll reach out to us. Advisors will be a great source of communication and information when the school year begins; however, the deans, counselors, and teachers supporting your children are also available for your inquiries, now and in the future.

    We’re so excited to welcome you to the Lovett community and thank you for the trust that you’ve placed in us. We look forward to our partnership in developing “students with the character and intellect to thrive in learning and life!”

    Sincerely,

    Patrick C. Boswell
    Interim Head of Upper School

    Each 2021-22 division head recently invited parents to a virtual Meet and Greet in preparation for next school year. Click here to watch a recording of Patrick's virtual Meet and Greet.

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

    Upper School Course Registration for New Students, May 3, 5:30-8pm

    New Student Pizza Lunch, August 10, 11:30am-12:30pm

    First Day of School, August 12 (half day)

    Upper School Parents' Night, September 2


    SUMMER READING

    English 9 (On Level) - The Hate U Give
    English 9 (Honors) - The Book Thief
    English 10 (On Level) - The Complete Persepolis
    English 10 (Honors) - Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and 1984
    American Studies (On Level) - A Lesson Before Dying
    American Studies (Honors) - The Things They Carried and Homegoing
    AP English Lit - Beowulf and Americanah
    AP World - Kite Runner


    BOOK INFORMATION -
    Lovett uses MBS Direct for all book purchases. More information will be posted here by mid-May.


    UNIFORMS
    New families will receive an email from the Lovett Bookstore this summer with details on uniforms.  Uniform appointments will take place either at the end of July or early August.  At that time, the Campus Store will have uniforms stocked and ready for purchasing.  

    The Upper School dress code can be found on pages 51-53 of the Parent/Student Handbook.

    UPPER SCHOOL CONTACTS
    • Patrick Boswell, Interim Head of Upper School, patrick.boswell@lovett.org
    • Shelly Anderson, 9th Grade Dean, shelly.anderson@lovett.org
    • Tom Moak, 10th and 11th Grade Dean, tom.moak@lovett.org
    • Courtney Hooker, Director of Student Life and 12th Grade Dean, courtney.hooker@lovett.org
    • Anita Hua, Director of College Counseling, anita.hua@lovett.org
    • Chase Jones, Director of Counseling, chase.jones@lovett.org
    • Steve Allen, Head Chaplain, steve.allen@lovett.org
    • Megan Morris, Registrar, megan.morris@lovett.org
    • Kelly Scott, Administrative Assistant, kelly.scott@lovett.org
    • Angela Morris-Long, Office Manager and Attendance Manager, angela.morris-long@lovett.org

    UPPER SCHOOL ACADEMICS

    ATHLETIC INFORMATION

    Important Dates
    Summer Strength and Conditioning, Mondays through Thursdays, June 7-July 23
    *No Strength and Conditioning June 28-July 4 - GHSA Dead Week
          Rising 10th-12th Graders - 6:45-8:45am or 11am-1pm
          Rising 8th and 9th Graders - 9-11am

    Football, July 26 - first day of practice. This is a no-cut sport.
    Softball, August 2 - first day of tryouts
    Volleyball, August 2 - first day of tryouts
    Cross Country, August 2 - first day of practice. This is a no-cut sport.
  • Immunization & Health Forms

    Immunization and Health Forms 
    All Lovett students are required to have a physical completed by their physician every year. All Upper or Middle School students must have on file a GHSA Preparticipation form. This form is considered current for one calendar year from the date of the student’s physical. All GHSA athletic forms are required to be updated by the student’s healthcare provider every 12 months to remain current. All students with diagnosed medical needs, such as asthmasevere food or environmental allergies (requiring EpiPen), diabetesseizures, etc. must have on record, updated each year and signed by a healthcare provider, a specialty medical form for that diagnosis. 
     
    The State of Georgia requires all students to have a current and updated Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) on file with their school. All new students must provide the Lovett Health Center a current valid Georgia Form 3231 within 30 days of the start of school. Georgia law provides for two types of exemptions from the immunization requirements: medical and religious. Non-medical exemptions are not accepted by The Lovett School. Medical exemptions must be updated annually by a healthcare provider on a Georgia Form 3231. 
     
    Students without complete immunization records due to medical exemption may be excluded from school-sponsored community service events involving children, mission or overseas trips, or may be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak or epidemic of the preventable disease in which the student is deficient in immunization until vaccination is able to be obtained. 

    MAGNUS
    Magnus Health, a HIPAA compliant system, manages our student health records. Magnus can be accessed by logging in to myLion and clicking on the Magnus icon located on the Resources board. Please complete all Magnus forms for each new and returning student. These forms are required for school attendance.
     
     
     
The Lovett School is an independent, coeducational day school where children from Kindergarten through Grade 12 find the courage to explore and the drive to discover.

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