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Final Friday Family Email

Sent via SchoolMessenger 6.17.2022

Hello Lynx families!

Hard to believe this is the last Friday Family email of the year!  

3rd run of yearbooks is on, spread info far and wide! Here is the schoolpay link.  The price is now $100. 

Ordering closes at 9am, Wednesday June 22, 2022

https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/2022-Yearbook-June-Late-Orders/ScYk9S6

Important Dates

  • June 20 Observation of Juneteenth (no school) 
  • Diploma Pick up June 21 from 1-3 pm  
  • Laptop Return 
  • Last day of school for Lincoln students June 22, the day ends at 2:20 pm 
  • Last day to request an official transcript June 24th 
  • Report cards will be mailed home the week of July 4th 
  • 09/07/22 First day of School 

Juneteenth 

This weekend marks the first formal Washington State observation of the Juneteenth Holiday! Our building will be closed as our staff observes this holiday.   

Please see the letter below from SPS: 

Earlier this year, the Legislature passed House Bill 1016 designating Juneteenth as a state legal holiday. 

Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when those who were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free. Our district celebrates the historical legacy of African American freedom and the extraordinary power of hope in times of uncertainty. 

As detailed in the bill report prepared by legislative staff, “On June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, people in Galveston, Texas finally learned that the Civil War had ended, and enslaved people had been freed. June 19 has subsequently been celebrated as Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, to commemorate the abolishment of slavery and recognize the contributions of Black/African Americans to society. Forty-six states recognize Juneteenth as either a holiday or day of observance.”  

Under the new law, the Legislature encourages the day be used to “engage in fellowship with Black/African Americans; revisit our solidarity and commitment to anti-racism; educate ourselves about slave history; and continue having conversations that uplift every Washingtonian.” 

Juneteenth is observed this year on Monday, June 20, will be a non-workday for Seattle Public Schools employees. All schools and the district’s central office will be closed in observance of this federal holiday.  

Sincerely, 

Dr. Sarah J. Pritchett 

Interim Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources 

Lincoln News

Locker cleanout happened today, June 17th during Mentorship. Students will not have access to their lockers last two days of school.  Any items left in lockers were placed in our lost and found.  Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the year. 

Laptop Return 

Students who have checked out an SPS laptop will be returning them for re-imaging and service before the end of the school year. 

  • Grades 9th-11th: June 21st – ELA classes 
  • If your student is participating in an SPS summer school program, they will still return their laptop because technology will be available to students at those programs.  If your student is participating in a non-SPS summer school program and need access to their SPS laptop, they should get permission from their counselor. 
  • Similar to textbooks and other school supplies, fines and fees will be assessed for students who don’t return their laptop. 
    • Laptop:  $350.00 per incident 
    • Charger: $48.00 per incident 
    • Laptop Sleeve: $10.50 per incident 

Summer School – Credit Retrieval at Roosevelt High School 

Students who are enrolled in summer school credit retrieval should have received an enrollment email.  Additional confirmation emails have been sent to students and families to the email provided when your registered.  Below is some additional information to support your planning.  If you have questions about the information below, please contact Kim Sciarrone: kjsciarrone@seattleschools.org 

  • -Program Dates: July 7th- July 29th   
  • -Wed July 6th:  Tech Check Out Available at Roosevelt 11-3 
  • -Mon-Thur 10am-2pm    Daily in person support/office hours at Roosevelt (no Fridays) 
  • -Mon-Fri  10am-11am, 1pm-2pm  Daily TEAMS office hours for support available virtually 
  • -Students must maintain weekly contact with their SPS course instructor, but can work entirely remotely if they choose. 

From the Nurse 

As we finish this school year and prepare for the next, I wanted to reach out to families to ask them to review the vaccination status for their student.  Please go to https://wa.myir.net/login/.  When you visit this site you will see all the vaccinations in the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS) to double check your child’s immunization status.   

Our covid vaccination rate at Lincoln is at 94.7%, the third highest rate in SPS.  What if this rate is actually higher than reported by WAIIS?  Many of us are fully vaccinated and boosted.  Go to this website to see if your student’s information is up to date.  https://wa.myir.net/consumer_family 

News from Counseling: 

If you are planning on attending a different, non-Seattle Public School high school next year, please let our registrar know by sending an email to Ms Chandler- michandler@seattleschools.org.

Summer job and Volunteer opportunities here:  https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=3304&action=edit

Covid Update 

SPS has updated the middle and high school COVID-19 notification process in alignment with guidance from Public Health. Positive student and staff COVID cases are updated weekly on our district dashboard. Remember, the number of confirmed cases represent community transmission; exposures may not have occurred within our schools. The school nurse or designee will notify families when their student with a medically fragile or complex health condition has been exposed to COVID-19 in the school setting. 

 As of last night, Lincoln High School had Thirty (30) confirmed cases this week that were reported to us by families or by students. 

 If there is a significant increase in cases at our school or an outbreak, more detailed information and resources will be communicated. The district’s COVID response team continues to work in partnership with Public Health to monitor cases and mitigate transmission.  

 As a reminder, please make sure to contact the school (SPS attendance and our Protected Healthcare Room) if your student tests positive for COVID-19 and will be staying home from school.  Please email with your student’s name, the date symptoms started, and the date of the positive test.  We will follow up with you with any additional information and support. 

lincoln.covidinfo@seattleschools.org 

lincolnhs.attendance@seattleschools.org 

As we head into spring, we wanted to send a reminder on when to keep a student home from school due to COVID symptoms. 

A student has only one of the following symptoms that resolved within 24 hours, has had no fever in the past 24 hours (without medication), and symptoms have improved significantly may return to school without providing any test result.  

  • Headache 
  • sore throat 
  • nausea or vomiting 
  • fatigue 
  • diarrhea 
  • congestion or runny nose 

A student having more than one of the symptoms listed above OR any of the following symptoms, has had no fever in the past 24 hours (without medication) and symptoms have improved significantly may return to school after providing a negative antigen, PCR, or home antigen test result. 

  • Fever greater than 100.4 or chills 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Cough (new, changed or worsening)

Happy almost-summer!! We hope your family has a safe and restful and FUN summer!

Lincoln Staff