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Friday Family Email 11.4.2022

Sent via SchoolMessenger Friday, November 4, 2022

Principal Message

Hello Lincoln families,

I would like to first extend my gratitude to everyone who was able to attend our Fall Curriculum Night this week. It was great to see so many of our families in in our classrooms and halls and I hope you found the information and connection to our teachers helpful.

Some of the highlights from the last few weeks:

  • Our first Blood Drive was huge success! This event was planned and coordinated by our own Lincoln students with 71 donors over two days (63 of these were first time donors!).  Plans are already in the works for a future drive later this year.
  • Our fall concerts kicked off with amazing performances by both our choir and orchestra students.  Be watching for future concerts and come out in support of our talented musicians. 
  • Counselors have been our visiting seniors in our 12th grade ELA classes to talk about college/career and post-secondary planning.  If you have a senior, be sure to be setting time aside at home for them to work on applications/career opportunities and their post-secondary planning.  We have had 294 seniors take our “Lynx Planning for High School Graduation and Beyond” survey with 87% sharing they know their plan for after high school.  Be watching our Counseling Corner in the newsletter for more updates and visit the yearly calendar of upcoming events happening through the counseling center at: https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/resources/counseling/calendar-of-events/
  • Our fall athletic season is wrapping up and our student athletes did an amazing job. We have several teams in post season right now including several going to State! We had over 450 student-athletes competing in fall sports at Lincoln between all programs and are looking forward to a strong winter season as well with the new additions on girls’ bowling and girls’ flag football.
  • BASH (Before and After School Tutoring) is up and running.  Students have been accessing the extra supports and quite study space in the library during this designated time on Monday’s and Thursday.  Be watching for more information as we work to grow this program.
  • To date, 107 students have been recognized with our Lynx Pride award.  Each week, staff nominate students for their contributions at school in the areas of climate, culture, and academics.  Students are recognized on most Fridays with their names over the intercom and a certificate celebration in the main office.  Way to go Lynx!
  • Student Clubs continue to grow.  Lincoln has 70 active clubs – many of which meet during lunch time.  If students are interested in starting a new club, they can get that information from our ASB student club coordinator or Ms. Neu.

Thank you for your continued support.  Please watch for updates on our website.  Our next newsletter will publish on November 18th.

Thanks,

Corey, Principal

Important Dates

  • 11/04 TODAY Deadline to register and pay for AP testing
  • 11/11 No School – Veteran’s Day
  • 11/23-24 No School
  • 12/2-3, 12/8-11 Fall Play
  • 12/18 Deadline for Seniors to order their Cap and Gown
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Universal Supply Fee at Lincoln

Thank you to our families who have supported our universal supply fee at Lincoln this year.  To date, we have had 870 families donate.  As a Project-Based learning environment, the universal supply fee supports all the learning activities across content areas and ensure all our students have the tools they need to succeed.

We recognize that our families have a range of financial needs. We welcome additional donations from families via SchoolPay to help support those who are unable to contribute to the $85 universal fee.  If you have not paid and/or would like to contribute an additional donation, use your SchoolPay account to pay/donate to the 2023-Unversal Supply Fee. Our supply fee is optional, but strongly encouraged. 

Athletics

Coaches needed!  Anyone interested in helping coach a Lincoln sport during the winter please reach out and connect with our AD Brent Brakke at bwbrakke@seattleschools.org in order to discuss opportunities.   We have a short window to begin the onboarding process before the winter season starts on Monday, November 14th. 

At the moment we have two critical open positions for coaches that need to be filled this winter (boys’ swimming and girls’ flag football).  We have assistant and volunteer coaching positions available.

For boys’ swimming,  practices are from 7:00-8:00AM at least three days a week at Queen Anne Pool and meets are exclusively on Friday afternoons (usually 4:00) in the Seattle area.

The other coaching position is for girls’ flag football, a brand new sport in SPS, and endorsed by the WIAA and the Seattle Seahawks. No previous football coaching experience is necessary (although any coaching experience is helpful).  Practices will be held at Lower Woodland after school three days a week. 

The other sports in the winter include: boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ wrestling, gymnastics, and girls’ bowling.  If you are not able to help out but know people that might be interested please forward this information on.  Below the links for all three types of coaches (head – paid, assistant – paid, and volunteer).

Head Coaching Application 2022-2023

Assistant Coaching Application 2022-2023

Volunteer Coaching Application 2022-2023

Fall athletes – here is the ordering link for fall athletic photos. Photos are ordered and shipped to you directly through the Yuen Lui website. 

Thank you for your help and consideration in actively supporting Lincoln athletics!  Reach out with any questions too!

Attendance Policy

Due to the high volume of absences and other attendance requests we have been receiving for this school year, Planned Absence Forms are no longer used to report your student’s absence and we are requesting that you no longer leave voice messages to report your student’s absence.  Instead, please email the attendance office at lincolnhs.attendance@seattleschools.org 

Please include the reason why your student is absent (sick, doctor’s appointment, vacation  etc.) If no reason is given your student’s record will be marked as unexcused absence. Please refer to the Lincoln Attendance webpage for any other questions you may have regarding absences.

Also, even with a Covid negative test, ill students still need to stay home. Here is a symptom chart for your reference. Students with fever, vomiting and other flu-like symptoms need to stay home to help our whole community stay healthy. 

Career Pathway opportunity

High School Academy for Rising Educators (ARE) Applications applications due Dec. 16

The ARE program pays for college tuition and teacher training at Seattle Central College and the University of Washington. ARE graduates receive a guaranteed job to teach in Seattle Public Schools upon graduation.  Information about ARE can be found on the program’s webpage  and you can follow this link to fill out the ARE application. If you want to discuss the program in greater detail, please schedule a consultation: Schedule A Meeting 

Contact: Tristan Wiley, ARE program manager tawiley@seattleschools.org or 206-715-2094

From the School Nurse

Free Flu Shots!

Lincoln High School flu vaccine clinic is next Thursday Nov 10th, 2 pm to 6 pm. 

They will accept walk-ins, but of course registration is preferred.  Families are also invited to get vaccinated- please sign up via the link below, some limited walk-in slots will be available.

Parents have to register students under 18, and electronically sign the permission.

Teen Health Center

Hey Lynx families! Did you know that students can get health care for no cost at school? The Teen Health Center is a full-service medical and mental health clinic located at Lincoln and provides many of the services you’d receive from your family healthcare provider at no cost to you. Services include diagnosis and treatment of common injuries and illness, physical exams/sports physicals, vaccines, therapy, and more!

Before scheduling their first appointment, students must have a registration form completed by a parent/guardian and returned to the Health Center. Registration forms are available both at the Health Center and online. Once registered, a short, one-page consent form must be completed each year to continue receiving services. For more information, you can visit the Teen Health Center page on the Lincoln website.

Senior Photos

Senior Parents and students: The deadline to send in senior portraits is January 15th.  Please upload them to hjeshare.com under the portraits section.  Our school code is lincoln2023 and

photos need to be high resolution 200+ dpi and in portrait configuration. 

Counseling Corner

It was wonderful seeing all the new and returning faces on curriculum night this past week!

There is a feature on the Counseling website where parents can see what will be happening throughout the school year.  It will be updated as events are added or dates confirmed. See the Counseling Calendar of Events and check it regularly for updates.

Senior Drop-In

Seniors! If you need help with figuring out post-secondary plans, we have drop-in times available during Lynx Time and Lunch next week. No need to set up an appointment, just check in with your 3rd period teacher and head over to the Counseling Center.

Early Action/Decision College Application Success!

We want to wish good luck to all early admission/decision applicants.  Over 160 seniors applied to their top choice schools on the November 1 deadline.

If you are still applying to schools, please look at the FAQ on Common App.  If you need help with personal essays, cover letters, or scholarship opportunities please to stop by and talk with us during our Senior Drop-In session next week.

Senior Class Visits in ELA classes

This week the counselors visited all our Seniors in their ELA classes and discussed topics like personal statements, cover letters, scholarships, transcript requests, etc.. We emphasized the need for Seniors to read emails from counselors since we pass along great scholarship opportunities to them through Outlook.  We have challenged the Senior class to apply for $1 million collectively.  Currently there are 19 Seniors who have collectively applied for $416K.  Come on Seniors! Summon Jerry McGuire…”Show Me The Moneyyyyyy!”

More Great News and Reminders

We have a new counseling secretary, Mr. Aikin. He is also one of our head track coaches as well as a football assistant and is looking forward to being in a bigger role with Lincoln.  Stop by and chat with him if you want!

If you need counseling assistance, schedule an appointment through Schoology or stop by if you have a quick question.

Thank you and have a great weekend!

See our daily announcements bulletin on the Lincoln hompage for more info and see below for some great shots of our curriculum night!