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    School Messenger Email 10.30.2020
    Posted on 10/30/2020
    Family Email 10.30.2020

    The following content was sent via SchoolMessenger email to parents/guardians on Friday, October 30. 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 you all have had a great week and wish you a safe and happy Halloween weekend ahead.
    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@seattleschools.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:
    • Homework Expectations
    • Grades and Student Progress
    • Weekly Planning Guide
    • Tutoring Opportunities
    • Upcoming Dates
    • Counseling Corner
    • Teen Health Center Update
    • Technology Support (ongoing post)
    • Online Learning Protocols (ongoing post)

    Homework Expectations

    As we continue to settle into our online learning environment, we wanted to respond to questions we have been receiving about homework expectations. Like in-person instruction, students may have homework that needs to be completed outside of the scheduled school day. In some cases, students can complete assigned work during asynchronous work time, but there also may work assigned outside of this time. Students in advanced and/or upper division courses should expect regular homework assigned to keep pace with the rigor and standards of these advanced classes. If your student is unsure about how much homework they should expect to have in any course they should ask the teacher and/or check the class syllabus. This will help them schedule time appropriately each day during the week. We also have designated small group instruction and support (by class period) available in the morning and afternoon that students can attend with their teacher for support.

    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

    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. Teachers post weekly information Sunday evening. 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 were attached to the email. If you did not receive the email and would like copies of the weekly planners please email lincoln@seattleschools.org.  Hard copies are available for non-contact pick-up in the lobby of the main office entrance at Lincoln from 9AM-3PM daily.

    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.
    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 16-20: Lincoln HS Online Film Festival
    • 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

    Veterans Day Recognition – November 18

    Lincoln leadership students are creating a Veterans Day Recognition Event that will take place during mentorship on Wednesday, November 18. As part of this project they are asking students to submit a word about Veterans to be used in a collaborative art project and to submit photos or short videos of veterans from their family that will be used during that recognition activity. To submit these items, students should use the links and information on their Mentorship Schoology pages. We are hoping families can encourage their students to submit photos or videos so we can recognize the service members connected to our Lincoln community. All submissions are due November 9. For more information, please contact Christina Neuschwander (chneuschwand@seattleschools.org)

    Counseling Corner

    10th grade: We had a great conversation with our 10th graders on Wednesday through Teams Live. The event will be posted on each Counselor’s Schoology page early next week.
    PSAT: Seattle Public Schools has made the decision to cancel the January PSAT for the 20-21 school year, due to virtual learning. Currently, there is no plan to offer the test this academic year. As this continues to develop, we will communicate with families.
    AP Exams: If your student is currently enrolled in an AP class, they should have received a “Course Code” from their teacher to register with College Board. This needs to be completed today. Payments will be due in February, if your student will elect to take the AP exam/s in May. More information about payment to come.

    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

    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.