Lincoln High School

High School

Friday Family Email 12.15.23

Sent via SchoolMessenger

Letter from the Principal

I want to wish you and your family a wonderful break and an early Happy New Year. During this time off, I hope you all can spend time with family and loved ones as we transition into 2024. I would like to thank our PTSA and the many volunteers who continue to support Lincoln regularly. The time you give in support of our students and staff is invaluable. 

As a reminder, our Lincoln main office will be closed over break and reopen on January 2nd at 8AM. If you are in need of assistance, please email us at and we will get back to you when we return. 

A few quick reminders before we head away on break: 

-Thank you to everyone who supported our students during their SLC. We are looking for some feedback from the trusted adults who attended the SLC. If you attended your student’s SLC as one of the trusted adults, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey: SLC 2023 Trusted Adult Feedback 

-First semester ends on January 31st. While we want our students to have some important down time over break, we encourage you to review their progress in classes, and use this time off to create plans. 

-Please make sure your student brings home their laptop every day. In case of inclement weather during the winter, SPS will use online instruction instead of a traditional snow day. 

-We are beginning our planning and student registration for 2024-2025 after we get back from break. Please see information, including a timeline below. 

-Senior Timeline: Seniors-for planning purposes, 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. 


Corey, Principal  

Keep Informed 

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:

Senior Class of 2024 Important Dates and Timeline

Upcoming Calendar Dates 

  • Dec 18-Jan 1 School closed for winter break 
  • Jan 4th – Senior Parent Night 
  • Jan 8-12 Musical auditions (audience closed) 
  • Jan 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no school 
  • Jan 17 – Choir Showcase 
  • Jan 25 – Open House for prospective students and families 
  • Jan 31st – End of Semester 1 

Winter Break Reminders 

The main office will be closed during winter break. Our Lincoln mailbox will be periodically monitored Families can email us at with questions and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Please remind your student(s) to bring their devices home daily when we return from break, 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 

Course registration for the 2024-2025 school year will begin once we return from the winter break! 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will select their classes for next year. Please take some time during the break 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. 

A Message from our Librarian 

Worried that you’ll run out of books during winter break when the Lincoln Library won’t be open? Traveling somewhere you don’t want to carry a heavy stack of books to read? Want to do all the NYT games without a subscription? Don’t worry: the library has got you covered!  

Every student at SPS, including Lincoln, has an automatic virtual library card for the Seattle Public Library. This means you don’t even need to sign up or go to the library! Students already have access to:   

  1. ebooks and downloadable audiobooks with the Libby app (just like Audible, but from your local library and FREE!)  
  1. digital comics (and movies and TV) through hoopla 
  1. international and American magazines and newspapers formatted for your phone or iPad 
  1. free streaming movies through Kanopy 

We hope Lynx can spend most of the break resting and spending time with loved ones; but if students want to work on their college essays or academic skills, then check out the library’s live, free virtual tutoring every day from 2-10 p.m. Not only can anyone work with a tutor 1:1 on almost any academic subject, but students can upload an essay and get professional feedback within 12 hours.  

To access all of these, your student’s library barcode number is 990000[their 7-digit student ID number, found on the Source] – for example, 9900008765432 

The PIN number is the student’s birth month and day in mmdd format – for example, a December 15 birthday would be 1215.   

PIN not working or having any difficulties? Call the Seattle Public Library at 206-FUN-INFO (206-386-4636), Seattle Public Library chat support, or drop by your local library branch for help. 

Financial Aid and Senior Family Night is Coming! 

We will be hosting our Financial Aid Workshop and Senior Family Night on Thursday, January 4th in the Lincoln library. The workshop will provide an opportunity for students and families to work on their FAFSA or WAFSA applications. The Lincoln Counseling team and representatives from the Seattle Promise program will be on hand to assist. The workshop will begin at 5:30, feel free to drop in or out as needed. The Senior Family Night will include a presentation giving families information about the timeline and expectations for second semester of senior year. Ms. Neu will start her presentation at 6:00pm in the auditorium. There will be additional information about Seattle Promise and applying to the Seattle colleges following her presentation. We look forward to seeing you all there! 

From the Nurse 

Please make sure your medical records and health information are up to date. We are still missing some required medical documentation such as the authorization forms on file in the health office for students taking medication.  Please submit the forms promptly. Nurse Castro will be contacting students and families with missing information.  These forms should be fully filled out by you and your student’s medical provider and returned to the nurse either by email from you or by faxing from the medical provider’s office.  Please call Nurse Castro with any questions at 206-413-2507.   

Attention Senior Families:  

Lincoln’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2024 will be June 14th at Memorial Stadium at 8:00 PM.  More information will be provided closer to the date.   

The deadline to place cap and gown orders is rapidly approaching, and in order to get the cheaper price on orders, they need to be submitted by December 15. To place your order, go to, or use the link on the LHS website (student life à seniors). We use an outside vendor for graduation gear, and those orders are placed with them instead of through SchoolPay. While spirit gear orders are shipped to the school throughout the year for distribution, graduation regalia (cap, gown, tassel, stole) are distributed here at Lincoln around the end of April. If you have questions about the products, please call or email National Achiever directly. As always, if you need financial support, please reach out to your student’s counselor. 

 Other upcoming senior deadlines include: 

  • 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) 
  • Senior parent information meeting – Wednesday January 3 6:30-8:00 here at Lincoln. More info coming soon 

Lincoln Senior Grad Ads: 

Grad ads are a great way to highlight your senior in the yearbook for the 2023/2024 school year.  To buy a grad ad go to this link and design your own ad on the yearbook order center.  The school code is 21386 and orders are due by March 15.  

Yearbooks on Sale Now 

Pre order your yearbook for $65 with ASB or $80 without now through December 22nd via SchoolPay.  Yearbooks will be distributed directly to students in mid-June.  Email Yearbook Advisor Alex Snyder with questions.  

From the ASB 

Hello Lincoln Community! My name is Elena Matza, I am a senior here at Lincoln on the class of 2024 ASB student council. Recently, we had a student parent reach out to us looking to support our senior class through her salon, “Lalas Cuts”. From November 1st to April 31st, Lalas Cuts will donate 10% of proceeds simply if you mention the “Lincoln Senior Fund” when you go in. Lala has done celebrity haircuts from Katy Perry to Macklemore. She offers hair dye, styling, cuts, and more! To contact Lala, go to her website at or call 206-883-1754! Proceeds will help Class of 2024 plan our prom and other senior events. Thanks so much for your time! 

DECA – LHS Business Club 

DECA, Lincoln’s business club, is looking for judges for an upcoming competition. We will be competing at our Area Conference on January 11th and need 4-5 judges to represent Lincoln. It would be a half a day commitment and comes with lunch! Anyone is welcome, even if you don’t have business experience. For more details email Mr. Reed at

Support Lincoln Girls’ Basketball 

The 2023-24 Lincoln Girls’ Basketball season is underway.  We are raising money to support the players, purchase gear, and pay for summer camp and tournament fees.  We are also hosting a food drive.  

Purchase 10 classes at F45 Training – Queen Anne for $20 ($225 value) and all proceeds go directly to the Girls’ Basketball Program.  Available for purchase at our home games at the concessions stand or online here … Purchase F45 Training Card.

Fans can bring non-perishable items to donate to Family Works to the Boys and Girls home basketball games and Senior Night on 1/6.   

We appreciate your support!  Go Lynx!     

Class of 2025 Senior SPREE Event Planning and Fundraising 

SPREE is an all-night after graduation senior party produced and chaperoned by Lincoln parents and hosted by a company called Grad Nights. Immediately following graduation, charter buses take seniors to a secret undisclosed location filled with entertainment, food, and fun. This is a tradition for many Seattle high schools and provides a safe way for seniors to celebrate with their classmates.  

SPREE is 100% paid for and organized by parents and this is where you come in. We need your support to make it a truly memorable event and ensure that all students who want to attend can.  

There are many ways you can help support senior events.  

  • JOIN the Class of 2025 Parent Committee and help us plan for and support SPREE.  
  • Donate to the class of 2025 fundraiser. Your gift will go toward offsetting the costs and making the event affordable for everyone.  
  • Help Spread the Word! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news on upcoming fundraising events and volunteer opportunities. 

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  

– Class of 2025 Parent Committee