Principal Smith's Weekly Newsletter


From the Principal's Desk

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone!

On this weekend, we honor and mourn all military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We salute all who have fought for and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our precious freedoms. Please remember that tomorrow is a holiday for both students and staff. There will not be any classes tomorrow.

Our weather forecasts suggest that we should be on track with our graduation plans this Tuesday! Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade will not come to campus for their instruction on Tuesday. Staff will be completing final preparations for graduation. This will be an asynchronous day of instruction in which students will work independently on assignments. If our weather allows us to go forward with graduation as planned on Tuesday, we will continue with concurrent instruction on Wednesday.

Again, we salute our Class of 2021 Graduates. Only guests with tickets (from the graduates) will be permitted into the ceremony. With the traffic that we are expecting, I would strongly encourage those who are not attending graduation to avoid traveling near our campus on Tuesday evening.

I would like to personally enjoy the graduation with us via livestream. You can join us from your favorite location at the link below:

John R. Lewis High School 2021 Graduation Link:

If any of the links in this newsletter take you to a redirect page, just click on the link of the page that it says it's redirecting you to.

Lewis High School Vision

At John Lewis HS, we build bridges to connect Lancers to their full potential;

we honor all, we educate all, and we empower all.

At John Lewis HS, all means all.


Credit Recovery Program

Credit Recovery is an opportunity for students to recover two high-school course credits. Students may take one course per session.

Students are eligible to enroll in a credit recovery course if they receive a grade of NM at the end of the school year.

Students may not take a course for new credit.

Class Dates:

Session 1: June 28 - July 16, 2021 (no class July 5)

Session 2: July 21 - August 6, 2021

Please see the Lewis HS website by clicking here for more information about which course are offered during which session.

Please note that your counselor can help you register if you need help.

Volunteers Needed

This year we will definitely need some help with physical night. If you are free June 9th and would like to help out we would greatly appreciate it! Volunteers will be fed a pre packaged dinner 😊. Below is the link, click Edison/Lewis as we are combining with them this year for a duel physical night. Thanks for your consideration.

Check your Calendars

  • May 31, 2021 - Memorial day holiday (no school for students)

  • June 1, 2021 - John R. Lewis HS Graduation (additional info coming to seniors)

  • June 4-10, 2021 - Final Exams for Underclassmen; Altered bell schedule (8:20-11:35)

  • June 11, 2021 - Last Day of School; Early Release (10:20)

Lewis HS Spirit T-shirts have arrived!


Grade-level spirit t-shirts have arrived!!! Students attending school in-person will be given their t-shirts when they check in with their grade-level administrator before going to first or second period all this upcoming week. Students that are still attending school virtually may come to the school's main office any time between 7:30am and 4:00pm during the school week. Students reporting to the building on Mondays for testing may pick up their t-shirt in the main office during their time in the building.


We are excited to celebrate our school pride with you. BEHOLD THE BLUE AND GOLD!!!

Senior Parents

  • Do you need help with FAFSA/Financial Aid for College?

  • Mrs. Rowsey is our Financial Aid Champion and is available for virtual appointments to help parents fill out the financial aid application and paperwork. Email her for an appointment at

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