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    School Messenger Email Sent to Families on 10.16.2020
    Posted on 10/16/2020
    Family Email 10.16.2020

    The following content was sent via SchoolMessenger email to parents/guardians on Friday, October 2. If you did not receive the email please first check all your email folders, then check that your School Messenger communication preferences are fully set to receive notifications from the school and district: https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/communication_preferences. If you are still not receiving emails after updating your communications preferences, then please email lincoln@seattleschools.org and we will try to troubleshoot problem.

    Good Afternoon Lincoln Families,
    Fall has certainly arrived! We hope this email finds you well. In addition to our weekly email, you can also get additional information and updates on our website, or by following us on social media. If you have specific questions or needs, our main office is available to answer questions from 9AM-1PM daily by calling 206-413-2500. If you are unable to reach us, please leave a message and we will get back to you.
    In this update you will find information on the following:

    • Upcoming Dates
    • Weekly Planning Guide
    • Before and After School Tutoring (BASH)
    • SPS Remote Learning Survey
    • Upcoming Distribution for Textbooks, Supplies, and Library Books
    • Student Led Conferences
    • AP Test Registration
    • Counseling Corner
    • Technology Support (ongoing post)
    • Updated Hours at Tech Resource Center
    • Online Learning Protocols (ongoing post)

    Upcoming Dates

    Please visit the Lincoln Calendar to view upcoming events and announcements:
    • October 19th: Library book curbside pickup, 3:30-5:30PM
    • November 4th: End of Quarter 1
    • November 11th: No School, Veteran’s Day
    • November 18th: Veteran’s Day Activity at Lincoln (information will be shared with students)
    • November 26th-27th: No School, Thanksgiving

    Weekly Planning Guide

    To support students with planning and organization we have created two different Remote Learning Weekly Planner options which students can use to map out their academic plans for the week in one place. This tool can be printed or completed electronically, depending on available resources and student preference. It can also be modified to meet individual student needs. Our recommendation is for students to fill this out Sunday evening or Monday morning using the information from their teachers’ Schoology page. This is also a good resource for families to use to help track progress for the week.  Following are links to printable versions of the two Remote Learning Weekly Planners:

    Weekly Planner Version 1 (PDF)

    Weekly Planner Version 2 (PDF)

    If you would like a copy of either Weekly Planner in a Word document please email lincoln@seattleschools.org.  

    Before and After School Tutoring (BASH)

    Lincoln is excited to announce the return of BASH (Before & After School Help)! While school is remote, BASH will be scheduled on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am and 2:00-3:00pm. During BASH, students can drop-in to complete homework, join study groups, collaborate with classmates, get help from tutors and staff, or meet with Ms. Pentecost. Students who would like to attend BASH can join from the Remo link on the Academic Support Center (ASC) Schoology page. Information about joining Remo and troubleshooting is available on the ASC Schoology page as well.

    SPS Remote Learning Survey

    SPS is sponsoring a Remote Learning Pulse Survey in October and January of this year to gather feedback on our remote learning. The pulse survey will be relatively short and easy to complete. Survey links for staff and families will be emailed directly by Panorama. Lincoln will provide time during Mentorship for students to complete survey.

    Upcoming Distribution days for library books, supplies and texts

    We will be hosting the following distribution days for students to check out and return library books, pick up supplies and texts as needed from their teachers. Teachers will share with students when class specific materials are available on the following dates. Students can request library books to pick up at https://bit.ly/lincolnlibrarybooks. Library books can be picked up on the balcony located adjacent to the parking lot. Please follow any directional signs posted on campus and remember to follow all safety precautions including wearing facial covering and adhering to a 6-feet social distancing.

    • Oct 19, 3:30-5:30PM
    • Nov 2, 3:30-5:30PM
    • Nov 16, 3:30-5:30PM
    • Dec 7, 3:30-5:30PM
    • Dec 17, 3:30-5:30PM

    AP Test Registration

    AP Test Registration has begun! Students will create their College Board accounts in their AP classes with their AP Teachers. They will then be given a join code and have the opportunity to elect to take AP Exams in May. Below are some upcoming important timelines:

    • By October 30th, 2020: Students should have created their College Board account and added the courses they are taking. Students need to indicate/select whether they plan on taking the test associated with your course. No payment is due at this time
    • If Students wish to take an exam for a course they are not enrolled in, please contact your Counselor by Oct 23rd, 2020
    • Between February 1 and February 26, 2021, payment for testing will be collected through School Pay. The fee for AP Tests this year will be $102
    • If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, please contact your Counselor about a fee waiver for your AP exam/s

    Student Led Conferences

    Student Led Conferences (SLCs) at Lincoln will be held in late November early December. Please be watching for additional information and how to sign up for you conference slot. SLCs are required for all students at Lincoln and are a great way to support our students in partnership with families at home.

    Counseling Corner

    • Virtual College Fair: The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admissions Counseling is offering a virtual college fair for students in the state of Washington from October 19-23, 2020. Please visit https://pnacac.swoogo.com/PNACAC?fbclid=IwAR38NcxCH9So9pI58dJEsxXAFn7w1cWF8GBAXeLA-Hq8655QJicKQhxe6rM to register
    • Virtual Black College Expo Seattle: On October 23, 2020 @3pm. At this event, students can virtually learn about how to get accepted to these colleges (12th graders: on the spot), College Application Fees Waived, Scholarships, Informative Seminars and Workshops. Please visit https://www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/black-college-expo-seattle for more information and to register.
    • PSAT: As you have heard through Mentorship, the October PSAT has been cancelled. SPS is working with College Board on a possible January (or later) option. As soon as we have more information, we will send it out to families.
    • 11th Grade Planning Meetings: Based on your student’s last name, you and your student will have an opportunity to meet with your Counselor for a discussion about post-secondary planning. We will be publishing the process to choose a timeslot for early 2021.
    • Post-Secondary Planning Night: We are currently in the process of seeking out community partners, industry and local collegiate programs to create a robust introduction to post-secondary planning. More information to come soon.
    • Financial Aid Night: Each year, SPS provides Counseling teams with a Financial Aid presentation, specifically focused on 12th grade students. We are working to adjust this to be appropriate for the grade-levels at Lincoln and coordinating with community partners. More information to come soon.
    • November 30th College Bound Scholarship Sign-Up deadline for 9th Graders: The College Bound Scholarship is a state scholarship program open to income-eligible middle school students in 7th and 8th grades. Due to challenges brought about by COVID-19 last spring, the College Bound Scholarship sign-up window has been extended for the class of 2024. Eligible 9th graders in the class of 2024 now have until November 30th to complete their College Bound applications. Seattle middle schools have historically signed up 99% of their eligible students and we do not want the class of 2024 to miss out on this opportunity. Please contact your counselor to sign up!

    Technology Support

    Is your SPS-Issued laptop broken or needs repairs? Are you receiving an error message on your SPS-Issued laptop? Please contact SPS Tech Support by emailing laptops@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-0100.
    You can access the Source, Schoology, and other technology supports here: https://www.seattleschools.org/student_portal/technology_supports_for_families
    Further tech support and help (videos and checklists) are available https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/technology_for_remote_learning
    We have received requests from students/families to have the ability to connect their SPS laptop to their home printer. Although this was not previously an option, we have enabled this capability. Just connect the printer to the laptop and the printer driver will automatically install. Due to malware concerns you will be unable to install other functions for the printer that require a CD or internet driver install. The assignments from teachers should not require the use of printers, so they are considered optional and not required, much like headphones. As such, our Student TechLine will not be able to trouble-shoot issues that arise from the connection of your personal printer.

    Updated (Later) Hours at Tech Resource Center

    Several of the Technology Resource Centers will have later hours to help families who cannot visit before 2:30pm.

    • Concord, Bailey Gatzert, and Nathan Hale will be open to serve students from 11am to 6pm, with 1:30-2:30pm closed for lunch.
    • Chief Sealth and Mercer will be open 9am to 3pm to serve students, and from 3pm to 5pm to serve staff only, closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pm.
    Hours at the other sites will remain unchanged.  A full list of Technology Resource Center sites and updated times are listed below:
    • Concord International Elementary School 723 S Concord St. Seattle, WA 98108 Mondays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30
    • Rainier View Elementary School 11650 Beacon Ave. S Seattle, WA 98178 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch 11 - 11:30
    • Aki Kurose Middle School 3928 S Graham St. Seattle, WA 98118 Mondays and Wednesdays: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 11 - 11:30
    • Bailey Gatzert Elementary School 1301 E Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122 Mondays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closed for lunch 1:30-2:30
    • Nathan Hale High School 10750 30th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125 Entrance is on 110th street near the athletic field. Parking is available on 110th. Mondays and Wednesdays: 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 1:30-2:30
    • Chief Sealth International High School 2600 SW Thistle St, Seattle, WA 98126 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 3pm-5pm is for Staff ONLY Closed for Lunch 12:30-1:30
    • Mercer International Middle School 1600 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108 Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 3pm-5pm is for Staff ONLY Closed for Lunch 12:30-1:30
    • John Marshall  520 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA 98115 Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch 11 - 11:30

    Online Learning Protocols - Revisited

    Our continue partnership with you in promoting a safe learning environment is important. As a family, please have a discussion with your student to review expectations of participation and behavior in our remote classrooms to promote a safe and positive online learning culture.
    Guidelines for students:

    1. We are asking students to login using their SPS email, their own name, and with camera on for attendance. If an exception to the login norms is needed, the student should pre-arrange with the teacher how they will enter the class.
    2. Students must keep class meeting links secure by not sharing with others outside of their class roster.
    3. Teachers will admit students from the waiting room one at a time. Please be patient.
    4. Chat feature will be monitored for appropriate engagement.
    5. Come to class on time, ready to learn and participate. Be mindful of your surroundings.
    6. Communicate clearly with your teacher when something is not going well
    7. You may opt to have your video/image not visible at times. However, we request that you upload a photo of your own face as an icon if you choose not to turn on your camera.
    8. Treat other students and staff as they want to be treated. Malicious, harassing, and hateful speech or images in any format will not be tolerated.
    9. Be ready to start class at the time class begins – log in a bit early if you can – and be prepared to stay engaged until the end of the period
    Lincoln Staff is committed to working with students and reaching out to partner with families when these norms are not being upheld in our classrooms. Thanks for you continued support. Please visit the News section of the Lincoln website for links to past emails.

     

    Sincerely,
    Lincoln High School