Friday Family Email 1.5.2024
Sent Via School Messenger on Friday, January 5, 2024
Letter from the Principal
Welcome back! I hope you all had a restful break and were able to enjoy the company of family and loved ones. It is hard to believe we are in a new year! For our seniors, the switch to 2024 marks the transition to the year that they have been thinking about since starting school 12 years ago. For the rest of us, the new year always brings an opportunity to reflect and set goals for the coming months. I returned to school myself, rejuvenated and excited for what is to come.
First semester will soon be coming to an end on January 31st. Hopefully you had a chance to meet with your student over break to check on progress and help make plans for a strong finish. If you have specific questions, I encourage you to reach out to individual teachers. As a reminder, Lincoln provides support and space for study during our BASH on Mondays from 3:45-4:45pm and Thursdays from 7:45-8:45am. Saturday School is also offered, with the next one scheduled on January 20 from 9am-12pm in the library. Students should also be signing up for extra help during walk-to-support Wednesdays.
For our families with 9th-11th graders, please start talking to them about registration for next year. During Mentorship today, all 9th-11th graders reviewed elective options and they will be participating in activities next week about course progression and personal credit tracking. Families play an important role in supporting their students in course selection each year, so start talking to them now. This weekend would be a good time to review the LHS Course Catalog to see the latest offerings.
It was great seeing so many senior families at our Financial Aid and Senior Family meeting this week. If you were unable to attend, you can find all the information we covered on our Information for Seniors page. Additionally, please bookmark our 2024 Important Senior Dates and Deadlines page for your reference. This is where we will post all upcoming dates and deadlines as we approach graduation in June. Dates are subject to change, and we will continue to update this page with any additional deadlines.
Want to know what is happening? Visit us at our website under our calendar and daily bulletin:
You can also follow us on social media:
- Facebook: @LincolnSeattle
- X (formerly Twitter): @lincoln_seattle
- Instagram: @lincolnseattle
- YouTube: @LincolnHighSchoolASB
Important Dates/Timeline: Senior Class of 2024:
Upcoming Calendar Dates
- Jan 8-12 Musical auditions (audience closed)
- Jan 8 – Registration rollout information for 9th-11th graders
- Jan 10 – Source open for online registration
- Jan 12 – 10th grade class meeting
- Jan 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no school
- Jan 15 – Senior photos (optional) yearbook deadline (see below)
- Jan 17 – Choir Showcase
- Jan 25 – Open House for prospective students and families (this is for future 9th graders and families)
- Jan 31 – End of Semester 1
- Feb 1 – Start of Semester 2
- Feb 3 – Winter Formal
Inclement Weather Preparedness
In preparation for potential inclement weather, it is important all students have access to a laptop. If your student(s) did not check out an SPS device earlier this school year, they should stop by the library before or after school or at lunch. Since every SPS student has access to a laptop, we can still engage with students even when snow or other extreme weather makes it unsafe to go to school buildings.
Please remind your student(s) to bring their devices home daily, especially if inclement weather is in the forecast. In the event weather requires remote instruction, students should check their Schoology pages for class links and information.
Course registration for the 2024-2025 school year begins next week. Our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be receiving information and selecting their classes for next year. Please take some time to review the LHS Course Catalog to see the latest offerings. Students are encouraged to check the Counseling Schoology page for additional resources for registration. Counselors will host drop-in hours for all students so that they can ask any questions.
Key dates to note regarding registration:
- Monday, Jan 8, 2024 – In Mentorship period students will receive a presentation on registration. Students will receive the required sheets (Course Registration Sheet, Credit Tracker, and Transcript).
- Wednesday, Jan 10 – The Source will open up for students to submit their course selections online.
- Tuesday, Jan 16 – Course Registration Sheet due to student’s English class. Course selections submitted into The Source by this date.
- Thursday, Jan 18 – Feb 1 – Counselors will individually meet with students during their English class period in order to verify that their course selections are accurate and match what they’ve entered into The Source.
AP exams are approaching soon. Students needing testing accommodations should stop by the counseling office to pick up their consent form. Consent forms are due back to counseling no later than 1/12.
Over the next month, counselors will be talking with students one on one to help with course registration and helping them stay on course for graduation and beyond
Attention Senior Families:
Upcoming senior deadline:
- Senior photos (optional) yearbook deadline is January 15. Upload your senior photos. Additional information about senior photos is available on the LHS website (student life à seniors)
LHS Information Night for Incoming Students
Help spread the word that Lincoln’s High School Information Night for current 8th graders and their families is January 25th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. This event is reserved for our future 9th graders and their families. We will be sharing pre-recorded videos on our website with all the pertinent information our future Lynx will need. The night itself will host a short assembly followed by an open house in our building with identified areas for each academic program as well as information from student groups, student supports, the Student Based Teen Health Center, athletics and the PTSA.
Auditions for the Spring Musical, Mamma Mia! are January 8th and 9th at 4:00 PM in the Black Box. You must attend both days. Get your Mamma Mia! audition materials and information online. Email Ms. Sullivan if you have questions. firstname.lastname@example.org. As a reminder, auditions are closed and not open to spectators.
From the ASB
We hope you had a fun and relaxing Winter Break. Winter Formal is coming up on Saturday, February 3rd, and we need chaperones! Chaperones are essential for us to host a dance, and we need at least 30-40 so that all students who wish to attend can participate. We would appreciate greatly appreciate any all volunteers to help make this a safe and fun dance for all Lincoln students!
The location for the winter formal is the Pacific Science Center and we will have access to the Butterfly House and most of the exhibits. The time for the dance is expected to be 7PM-10PM.
If you have ordered items from the student store but haven’t received them yet, please have your student stop by the student store during lunch Monday through Thursday. Questions? email Mr. Reed at email@example.com.
Class of 2025 Senior SPREE Event Planning and Fundraising
Our next 2025 Parent Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16th at 5:30pm. For more information or to join the Class of 2025 planning committee please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Class of 2025 Parent Committee