Friday Family Email 12/3/2021

School Messenger Sent to Families

Important Dates

  • Senior orders for cap and gown packages for graduation are due Dec 31st
  • Senior photos (if submitting) and quotes for the yearbook due December 21st
  • 1 Hour early dismissal (2:35pm) December 17
  • No School December 20 through December 31 – Winter Break

Academics

Students are invited to come in on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings to get help from tutors and staff, work on group projects, and get caught up on coursework. Support will be available for all core, grade-level courses and also for many electives and advanced courses. There is no advance sign-up required. If you have questions, please contact Michelle Pentecost at mlpentecost@seattleschools.org.

Senior Info

Caps and gowns are not provided by the school (remember, we are newbies!) and so far, only 42 of our 189 seniors have ordered their cap and gown -the orders are due December 31. We need to get these in ASAP because there are shipping delays that are impacting everyone globally. There are many ‘extra’s available, but the only thing families have to purchase is the package that includes the cap, gown, and stole. The package is titled “Cap and Gown Unit with Stole” and costs $51.

Any families that need financial assistance to cover this should reach out to Lincoln counseling as soon as possiblelincolncounseling@seattleschools.org

Seattle Promises is hosting two virtual FAFSA/WAFSA workshops. You do not need to apply to Seattle Promise to attend the workshop. We encourage ALL 12th graders, regardless of their postsecondary plan, to attend a workshop and learn how to complete these forms and request financial aid for college. Haven’t applied to Seattle Promise yet? Apply here.  Upcoming FAFSA/WASFA Workshops: 

Sign up to attend a workshop.  Plan to bring 2020 tax information, 1040 tax returns and W2s, for you and your parents/guardians (if applicable) as well as Social Security Number or ITIN for you and your parents/guardians (if applicable, you do not need to have a Social Security Number to be eligible for financial aid) 

The FAFSA and WASFA requires information from parents/guardians, and it is helpful to sit down together to complete the process. Can’t make it? Check for upcoming workshops or ask the Outreach Specialist at your high school.

Yearbook

Presale for yearbooks is going on now through Schoolpay.  They are $65 with ASB and $75 without.  You can also find a QR code and link on the TV’s around the school.

We have extended the senior portrait submission to December 21st.  To submit your senior portrait go to www.hjeshare.com and type in the school code: lincoln2022  All the detailed information you need for photos is in the mentorship Schoology page. If you do not submit a senior portrait, the general school portrait will be used in its place in the yearbook. 

More info is coming soon about purchasing senior ads at the end of the yearbook so stay tuned. 

Athletics

District athletic competitions are held in many different venues and have a variety of Covid related protocols in place for spectators including masking, limiting capacity, and requiring proof of vaccinations. Please be sure to check with your student athlete or Coach for specifics for your event before heading out to cheer on our Lynx!

Counseling

We have some updates and guidance from the Lincoln High School Counseling Crew. As you may know, Ms. Paige left our team a few weeks ago. She is an incredible counselor and team member and we wish her all the best in her future. 

We are currently hard at work in our search for a new school counselor but this search can be challenging mid-year. Supporting over 1400 students with only three full-time school counselors has presented some difficulties, and we are so appreciative of your patience and support while the team transitions. Because of our commitment to working directly with students during the school day as much as possible, our response time to emails and phone calls will be longer than usual and our scheduling capacity for parent and family meetings will be limited. There is a lot of general information on Lincoln’s website and in your student’s Counselor Schoology page. Whenever possible, please encourage your student to drop by the Counseling Center (room to ask any quick questions or drop off/pick up forms.

For students with the last names that start Ei-Kn, please reach out to our outstanding counseling intern, Allison McDonald at aemcdonald@seattleschools.org. She is helping us to support you while also balancing her internship obligations and will be a helpful starting point.

For other questions, please email lincolncounseling@seattleschools.org or call the main counseling line at 206-413-2510.

Lincoln Expectations

Attendance:

When communicating about an absence, please include student full name, time of absence, and reason for absence. Early dismissal requests need to be submitted 24 hours in advance to be excused by the following day, or families may still receive a robocall/email. Students are responsible for picking up their early dismissal pass in passing periods and for signing themselves out when they leave and in when and if they return from an appointment.

Transportation:

Our parking lot handicap spaces are never loading zones. We have staff and students that need and use these spaces every day. If you are waiting for a student that does not need ADA parking lot access you may not be in a handicap parking space.

We have bike racks in our courtyard that are underused- please let your student know that if the front racks are full they can park out back, or in the courtyard, but may not block the sidewalks by chaining bikes to street signs. Our neighbors at the University House Retirement Community need clear sidewalks.

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. 206.413.2502 lincoln@seattleschools.org

Yours in partnership,

Lincoln Staff

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