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    Weekly Family Email from Lincoln
    Posted on 10/02/2020
    Family Email sent 10.2.2020

    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,

    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:

    • Curriculum Nights, Oct 7-11 (New Dates!!!!)
    • Bell Schedule: Oct 5-9
    • Student Verification Form – Deadline extended
    • Textbooks, Supplies, and Library Books
    • Great Shake Out: October 15th
    • Lincoln PTSA Wants to Hear From You
    • Online Learning Protocols – Revisited
    • Technology Support (ongoing post)

    Curriculum Night

    While we wish we could be welcoming you all into Lincoln for our Curriculum Night, it is still important to us to provide an opportunity for our families to engage digitally with the classes and teachers your students are working with. We will be hosting asynchronous Curriculum nights October 7th - 11th
    Beginning October 7th, please visit the Lincoln website to view a welcome video by Lincoln administration and our specialists.
    Following the introduction video, Curriculum Night will be a self-paced event for families to view additional videos from teachers and navigate the Schoology pages of your student’s schedule. We invite you to visit the Schoology pages for Mentorship and all classes your student is taking. Our Curriculum Night is intended to be “attended” by both families and students so that they can help you navigate the technology and talk to you about their classes. We hope that you find the videos and information available on the Schoology pages helpful in getting to know our teachers in this virtual environment.

    Bell Schedule October 5th-9th

    Due to the state-wide in-service day, there is no school on Friday October 9th. Students will follow our typical bell schedule next week.

    Image of bell schedule for week of 10/15/2020 text description follows

    Monday & Thursday

    9:00-9:30 Individual/Small Group Support 
    9:30-10:55 Period 1 Lesson & Work time
    10:55-11:10 Break
    11:10-12:35 Period 2 Lesson & Work Time 
    12:35-1:20 LUNCH
    1:20-2:45 Period 3 Lesson & Work time
    2:45-3:50  Individual/Small Group Support 

    Tuesday

    8:30-9:15  8th Period (Jazz Band)
    9:00-9:30 Individual/Small Group Support 
    9:30-10:55 Period 4 Lesson & Work time
    10:55-11:10 Break
    11:10-12:35 Period 5 Lesson & Work Time 
    12:35-1:20 LUNCH
    1:20-2:45 Period 6 Lesson & Work time
    2:45-3:50  Individual/Small Group Support 

    Wednesday

    9-10:55 Individual/Small Group Support
    10:55-11:10 Break
    11:30-12:15 Mentorship Grades 10&11
    12:35-1:20 LUNCH
    1:15-2:00 Mentorship Grade 9
    2:15-3:15 Period 8 (Jazz Band)

    Friday - No School for Students/Professional Development day for staff.

    Student Verification Form – Deadline Extended to October 8, 6 p.m.

    The Department of Technology (DoTs) has extended the Student Verification Form window until October 8. In our remote learning environment, it is important parents/guardians verify their primary contact information and make sure all of the form fields are accurate. Our district and school-based communication tools are dependent on the accuracy of data in PowerSchool. If phone numbers, emails, and primary contact information isn't reviewed and updated annually we can’t ensure we are reaching all families with critical information. Parents/Guardians must update their information using the online form in the Source. Directions on how to access the Source and student verification form can be found here https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/student_verification_form. For questions, please contact: sourcesupport@seattleschools.org. For communications questions, please contact: publicaffairs@seattleschools.org.

    Textbooks, Supplies & Library Books

    It was great seeing all our students during our most recent textbook and supply distribution days. To help support our distance learning program, we are currently planning a bi-monthly textbook, supply, and library books distribution. Be watching for more information coming soon.

    Great Shakeout: October 15th

    Lincoln will be participating in the Washington’s Great Shakeout drill on Thursday, October 15th. We will use this as an opportunity to review key safety procedures in the event of an earthquake and provide an opportunity for students to practice an earthquake drill at home. We encourage families to review safety planning information found at: https://www.shakeout.org/washington/.

    Lincoln PTSA Wants to Hear from You!

    Next Thursday, October 8th from 6:30 to 7:30, Lincoln PTSA will host our first official "Table Talk", a casual (and virtual) event where you can connect, brainstorm with and get to know other Lincoln Families. We will be addressing all kinds of issues monthly and encourage feedback and involvement from all Lincoln families.
    This month we will have table hosts on the following topics:

    • Working from Home with Virtual Learners: sharing tips and advice on what is working or a struggle as our students learn online..
    • Social Options for our Teens in the time of COVID: brainstorm ideas for helping our kids feel better connected to their school and other students while learning online. .
    • Parenting Teens: Strategies and Hardships: sharing ideas and support for those who are struggling with the teenage years.
    • College on the Horizon: Veteran parents will be available to share timelines and tips for the college search. .
    • And we always have PTSA members to ask questions about the PTSA and other Lincoln queries.

    Don't forget to register for Table Talk!!!

    Want to Keep up with the Latest PTSA News and Information?
    Check out our Lincoln PTSA website, where you can find information about membership, sign up for our newsletter and check out what's new!
    Are you a social animal? Like and Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @LincolnSeattlePTSA

    Online Learning Protocols - Revisited

    Our continued 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.

    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.
    Please visit the Lincoln website https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/ for links to past emails.

    Past information includes:

    • Bell Schedule with Note
    • Athletics Update
    • Embedded Honors Course Information
    • Seattle Parks & Rec Hubs for Online Learning Support
    • Student Meals
    • Informational Health Update
    • Clubs and Activities
    • Teen Health Center Updates
    • Internet Support
    • Attendance Update
    Sincerely,
    Lincoln High School