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    Friday, October 23 SchoolMessenger Email
    Posted on 10/23/2020
    Family email 10.23.2020

    The following content was sent via SchoolMessenger email to parents/guardians on Friday, October 23. 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,
    Happy Friday! We hope you are finding time to enjoy the beauty of the Fall season and the leaves changing! In the words of Albert Camus, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
    In addition to our weekly email, you can also get additional information and updates on our website, https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/, or by following us on social media. If you have specific questions or needs, our main office is available to answer questions from 9AM-3PM daily by calling 206-413-2500 or emailing lincoln@seattelschools.org. 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
    • Grades and Student Progress
    • Weekly Planning Guide – Repost to support Grades and Progress
    • Tutoring Opportunities
    • Halloween Message
    • Orca Card Last Call
    • Teen Health Center Update
    • Drive Through Flu Shots
    • Counseling Corner
    • Technology Support (ongoing post)
    • Online Learning Protocols (ongoing post)

    Upcoming Dates

    Please visit the Lincoln Calendar to view upcoming events and announcements: https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/
    • November 1st. Daylight Savings ends. Clocks ‘Fall back’ 1 hour
    • November 2nd: Library book curbside pickup and textbook/supply distribution - 3:30-5:30PM
    • November 3rd: Election Day
    • November 4th: End of Quarter 1
    • November 11th: No School, Veterans Day
    • November 18th: Veterans Day Activity at Lincoln (information will be shared with students)
    • November 19th: MOD Pizza ASB Fundraiser, @ Fremont MOD Pizza 10:30am-9pm
    • November 26th-27th: No School, Thanksgiving

    Grades and Student Progress

    As we reach the first progress report of the year, we are asking families to check in with their student. Current progress of your student can be found on The Source. This is an important time to add some additional supports from school and at home for any student who is not where they want to be. Teachers at Lincoln will be reaching out to all students who are receiving less than a C- in class. It is very important that your student respond to the communication so that supports for learning can be implemented. In addition, teachers will reach out to parents or guardians, and we ask that you please reply to help set up those plans of support. Thanks for your help.

    Weekly Planning Guide - Repost

    To support students with planning and organization we have created two different Remote Learning Weekly Planner 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. The two versions of the Remote Learning Weekly Planner are attached to this email. Hard copies are available for non-contact pick-up in the lobby of the main office entrance at Lincoln from 9AM-3PM daily.  (Email lincoln@seattleschools.org for a PDF or Word copy of the two versions of the Weekly Planner.)

    Tutoring Opportunities

    SPL Launches Free Virtual Tutoring for All SPS Students
    Seattle Public Library is now offering free, one-on-one virtual tutoring for SPS students in grades K through 12 through Tutor.com. Starting on Thursday, Oct. 15, Seattle students can connect through the Library’s platform at spl.org/VirtualTutoring to get instant access to Tutor.com’s 3,000 highly vetted expert tutors, who can help youth with schoolwork, tutoring and academic coaching in a variety of subjects in a safe and secure online classroom. One-on-one help is available in math, writing, science, history, foreign languages, college essay writing, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more.
    To access virtual tutoring through The Seattle Public Library, go to spl.org/VirtualTutoring and log in with your library card or Library Link number and pin to request a tutor. Any student enrolled in SPS can log in with their student ID number through Library Link – go to spl.org/LibraryLink to learn more.
    Tutors will be available seven days a week from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in English and Spanish and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Vietnamese. Many resources are also available 24/7 through Library Link.

    Halloween Message

    Halloween is next week, and we know that this year's activities look different from previous years. In order to capture some of the fun of the season, ASB leaders are working to provide LHS students with the opportunity to participate in sharing their Halloween and Fall-themed costumes or decorations over the weekend of October 30th. While more information will be released to students soon, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind our Lincoln community about our expectations for those wishing to dress up and participate in this Lincoln-sponsored activity.
    Our students have placed high value in a safe and welcoming environment, which includes their online classrooms. Please be mindful of that with your costume selection or fall decorations. As a reminder, costumes cannot include non-Covid masks, a fully painted face, or anything else that covers your entire face. Additionally, you cannot carry or include any type of weapon or weapon-like object as part of a costume or background.
    More importantly, we want everyone to be considerate of the religious, cultural, and ethnic differences within our community. When selecting costumes or decorations, remember that ethnic and cultural clothing often has religious or spiritual significance and should not be used if it is not within your own culture and belief structure. In our constant effort to create a community in which we all feel welcome, it is important to remember that cultural appropriation can perpetuate inaccurate stereotypes and can further create offensive, hostile, and uncomfortable conditions for our diverse communities. We want everyone to feel welcome at our school.
    Thank you for your ongoing help in creating an inclusive and safe environment at Lincoln and stay tuned for more information about the ASB activity.

    Veterans Day Art Project with ASB

    Lincoln ASB is doing a collaborative art project for Veterans Day! All students and teachers are welcome to participate. Mentorship teachers will put a link to a Microsoft Forms in their Schoology page by Wednesday, October 28. Please use the form to write one to two words about what Veterans Day means to you. ASB will combine your answers to form a unique piece of art that will be displayed on the Lincoln Instagram and website. Submissions are due Monday, November 9th.

    Orca Card – Last Call for Pick-up!

    If you have not claimed it yet, your free ORCA card will be returned to the district on Tuesday, October 27th. Please contact Perry Lee at pelee1@seattleschools.org, before noon on Monday, October 26th, if you would like to claim your card. Mr. Lee will pull your card and it will be held until the next textbook pick-up date, Monday, November 2nd.

    Teen Health Center Update

    We are the Teen Health Center! We are a full-service medical and mental health clinic located inside of Lincoln High School (room 132). The clinic is open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm for in-person and telehealth visits. We offer services such as evaluation and treatment of common illnesses and injuries, well-adolescent checks, sport physicals, vaccines, reproductive health, and mental health therapy.
    Flu shots and nasal mist are now available! With the COVID pandemic, it's more important than ever to get vaccinated this year. Getting a flu shot lowers the chance of getting influenza and typically decreases the severity of illness if you do get it. The flu shot will reduce the risk of a co-infection with the flu and COVID plus also decrease the burden on our healthcare system by preventing clinic visits and hospitalizations. Call us to schedule to visit!
    Contact information:
    Phone: 206-548-5760
    Text: 206-653-9711
    Email: KaylaO@neighborcare.org

    Drive-through Flu Shot Clinic

    From Oct. 19 to Oct. 30 the Student Health Services Department of Seattle Public Schools has partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide additional “drive-through” flu shot clinics for the public.

    • The flu shot clinics are open to any adult, and to children who are four years old and up.
    • All insurance is accepted, but uninsured children and adults can also get a free flu shot.
    • Pre-enrolling for an appointment on the SVNA website is required.

    Drive-through clinics can also accommodate those who walk up or ride a bike.
    For more information and to access a link to sign up for a flu shot, visit https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/health_services/flu_clinics.

    Counseling Corner

    • Counselors met with our 11th grade class on Wednesday, where we started initial conversations about on PSAT, Advanced Placement, and starting to think about college preparations and post high school plans. Students had the opportunity to submit questions ahead of time.
    • Oct 28 – Counselors will be meeting with our 10th grade class, focusing on practice SAT, AP questions, and other student-submitted questions.

    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.

    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. PREVIOUS email updates included the following. Please go to the LHS webpage for archived newsletters
    • 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
    • Updated Hours at Tech Resource Center
    Please visit the Lincoln website https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/ for links to past emails. Past information includes: Sincerely, Lincoln High School