Lincoln High School

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High School

Friday Family Email 3.08.2024

Sent via SchoolMessenger on Friday, March 8, 2024

Good afternoon, Lincoln Families, 

Happy Friday to you all.  What a great end of the week for our students!  Today, we held our second annual multicultural assembly.  Our student performers from across our affinity groups did an amazing job showcasing beautiful cultural performances for our Lincoln community.  As part of the assembly, our presenters provided statements about the cultural significance of the performances our students got to see prior to attending the event.  Among these included the Mexican dance of La Iguana, Tinkling, a folk dance from the Philippines, the traditional Ethiopian dance of Eskista, Taiko, traditional Japanese drums, Hora, a celebratory dance at important events in the Jewish community, and many more.  I would encourage you to ask your student about this experience and check out some of the photos on the Lincoln Facebook page. 

March is the beginning of Women’s History Month and the upcoming week marks the start of Abiy Tsom (March 10th) and Ramadan (March 11th).  We have multiple academic and extracurricular field trips in the works and are looking forward to celebrating Pi Day on March 14th and cheering on our Unified Basketball team that afternoon (3/14) in the LHS gym at 4:30PM. Be watching also for upcoming concerts from our performing arts community. 

This last week we also sent out messaging to all our families about supporting your student(s) with academic progress monitoring.  If you didn’t have a chance to review our email or meet with your student(s), I would encourage you to take the time to do that this weekend.  Now is a good time in the quarter to meet with your student(s) to see how their studies are progressing and put a plan in place to support their academic success. In addition to walk-to-support, students also have access to additional help. 

-Before and After School Help (BASH) happens every Monday from 3:45-4:45pm and Thursday from 7:45-8:45am. Students self-select to attend this help session for independent work or to join a study session. 

-Monthly Saturday School from 9am-12pm in the library. There is no advance sign-up required and students can attend for independent work or to join a study session.  As always, a grab-and-go pizza lunch will be provided!   

This year’s remaining Saturday School dates are:  

  • March 30  
  • April 20  
  • June 1  

If you don’t know how to check the academic progress of your student or need help accessing The Source, information is posted on the district website at https://www.seattleschools.org/student-portal/technology-supports-for-families/source/  

While it looks like the rain will be returning this Saturday and Sunday, I do hope you all have a restful weekend.  As always, thank you for your continued partnership and support. 

Sincerely, 

Corey 

Principal  

Keep Informed 

Want to know what is happening? Visit us at our website under our calendar and daily bulletin:  https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/calendar-and-news/ 

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:  https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/student-life/seniors/2024-important-senior-dates-deadlines/ 

Upcoming Calendar Dates 

March 8 – Billy Frank Jr. Day 

March 13 – Choir Concert 

March 14 – Unified Athletics Cram the Cave 

March 25 – Seniors, Final Naviance resume due 

March 27 – Lincoln PTSA Quarterly Meeting – 6:30PM-8:30PM 

March 30 – Saturday School 

April 1 – Orchestra Concert 

April 2 – Band Concert 

April 8-12 – Spring Break, main office closed 

CRAM THE CAVE! – Lincoln Unified Basketball 

Come cheer on Lincoln High School Unified in our first home game for basketball! We will be competing against Ballard High School Unified.  

Admission: Free 

When: March 14th from 4:15-5:30 PM – tip-off starts at 4:30 PM 

Where: Lincoln High School Gym  

Competition: Ballard HS Unified  

Unified Sports promotes social inclusion through shared sports trainings and competitions. It joins neurodivergent and non-neurodivergent individuals to play on the same team and supports building inclusive opportunities on and off the court. Having a shared interest in the sport breaks down false preconceptions around disabilities and supports fun competition for all.  

Can’t attend, but want to find a way to support? Feel free to donate here to help create more inclusive opportunities through Unified Sports: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Unified-Club-Fundraising/SdM8Jmw 

Billy Frank Jr. Day: 

Billy Frank Jr. Day is today, Friday, March 8th. Billy Frank Jr. was a Nisqually citizen and activist who led what came to be known as the Fish Wars, a campaign for treaty fishing rights in the 1960s and 70s. He went on to work for salmon habitat restoration, treaty rights, and government-to-government relationships. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama, and his statue will replace Marcus Whitman’s statue residing in the National Statuary at the U.S. Capitol.   

AP Testing Volunteers Needed: 

We need multiple volunteers who can proctor tests May 6th through May 17th in half or full day shifts.    

 Morning shift is 7:15AM to 12:00PM 

Afternoon shift is 11:00AM to 4:00PM 

We will also need volunteers for any retakes needed the week of May 20th.    

Families cannot proctor the test their student(s) will be taking, but they can proctor for other exams.  

We will host proctor training – date and time to be determined.   

If you are available and interested, please email us at apexamslincoln@seattleschools.org. and include in your email the following information to help up build a testing schedule: 

  1. Names of your student(s)s and the test(s) they are taking.   
  2. If you have a preference of shift (AM or PM). 
  3. Days you prefer/days you are unavailable. 

Closer to the testing window, we will send proctors their scheduled shifts as well as updated information regarding proctor training.    

All volunteers will need to be cleared through SPS so please submit your volunteer application as soon as possible at: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/volunteer/volunteer-application-process/   

Student Newspaper – The Lincoln Log: 

Hello Lincoln community! The Lincoln students’ newspaper, The Lincoln Log, is looking to start a subscription service. If you or anyone you know would be interested in receiving copies of the Log in the mail, please fill out this interest form. You can also purchase a subscription on behalf of someone else, like a grandparent!  

https://forms.office.com/r/MWu7eaPCFL

Note: this is not a sign-up form, it is purely to see how many copies we need! Stay tuned for the official sign-up link coming later! 

Yearbooks on Sale: 

Yearbooks are on sale now through March 31st.  Make sure to preorder your student a copy before they sell out.  $65 with ASB and $80 without.  See Yearbook information posted on the LHS website here https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/student-life/yearbook/ and email Mr. Snyder with any questions at  

masnyder@seattleschools.org  

Spirit Gear: 

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 cgreed@seattleschools.org

PAL (performing art at Lincoln): 

Lynx community, help us spread the word! 

PAL’s Annual Mattress Fundraiser is Sunday, March 24, 10 am – 5 pm in the Lincoln High School Gym and is Open to the Public!  

It’s like going to a regular mattress store; You get a deal on a top-brand mattress (there is no extra fundraising markup), the mattress is delivered to your house, and they remove your old mattress.  

Mark your calendar and spread the word! Tell your friends, neighbors, and family members. You never know who is in the market for a new bed.  
 
Last year, we raised over $8700 for Lincoln’s Performing Arts Program in JUST ONE DAY! This year, we can do even better.  

Select going or interested on our Facebook event page: Beds4Lincoln24. PAL earns bonus money for getting 200 people to RSVP 

Seattle Skills Center 2024-25 application is open 

Seattle Skills Center is happy to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year. All SPS students are eligible to register for and earn credit from our half-day Skills Center courses while attending their current high school. Our classes provide rigorous, hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in building skills in careers like healthcare, firefighting, education, maritime, and many more while students are still in high school.  

Our students leave Skills Center with a stronger sense of purpose and understanding of the work environment. Students graduate to attend four year or two-year college, enter into an apprenticeship or job training program, or go straight to work out of high school. Many of our classes offer dual college credit with Seattle Colleges, where students earn credits towards their associate’s degree with free tuition through Seattle Promise.  

 Browse our programs using the video links below or by visiting our website. Students can attend any Skills Center class, regardless of their home school location. Transportation can be requested but is not guaranteed. Skills Center will have limited transportation services in the 2024-25 school year. 

 Steps for students interested in applying: 

1 – Visit our website for full course descriptions and to watch videos about specific courses  

2 – Complete the required online application here

3 – Have any questions or concerns? Let us know at skillscenterinfo@seattleschools.org 

We look forward to welcoming you into our classrooms next fall! Learn more about our summer opportunities here

A message from SPS about the upcoming school year 

Dear SPS families and staff, 

I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to share some important news about the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) budget for the upcoming 2024-25 school year. 

Principals are developing their building’s budget for the next school year. Budgets are like road maps for schools. They guide us as we work to prioritize inclusive and high-quality education for our students. 

Our main goal is to make sure your student gets a great education, even when we face challenges. Right now, we’re dealing with a $104 million budget shortfall. This happened because Washington state is facing an educational funding gap, and there are fewer students enrolled at SPS. We also no longer have some funds we received in the past. 

To achieve a balanced budget, we know we must make changes. We are approaching these decisions in a thoughtful way to ensure we minimize negative impacts on student learning. 

Here are some things you should know: 

  • How We Plan: Every February, school funding is determined by student enrollment projections for next year. Schools use a guide called the Purple Book to plan. You can find it on our budget webpage. 
  • Working Together: Schools are working with their communities to plan budgets that match their continuous improvement and racial equity action plans. 
  • Changes Coming: All school principals will have less money for discretionary spending in their budgets. Middle schools and high schools may see some small changes in staffing, leading to slightly bigger class sizes. These changes will help save about $7.3 million. 
  • Community Voice Matters: This month, we are hosting several equity-focused, small group discussions with our students and families. Later this spring, we will be hosting well-resourced schools informational meetings for all families, staff, and community. 
  • What’s Next: Our superintendent is looking at more ways to fix the budget. On March 20, the School Board will hear a status update for 2024-25 budget from the central office leadership team. The School Board will decide on the budget in July. 

For more info, visit our budget webpage. There you will find a form to ask questions. 

Your patience and support mean a lot as we face these challenges together. Thank you for being part of the SPS community. 

Sincerely, 

Bev Redmond 
Chief of Staff 
Seattle Public Schools