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    Posted on 10/09/2020
    Family Email 10.9.2020

    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,
    Happy Friday on this shortened school week! As always, we hope this email finds you well. 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-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 have started!
    • Upcoming Distribution for Textbooks, Supplies, and Library Books
    • AP Test Registration
    • Counseling Corner
    • Department Talk – World Language
    • Great Shakeout: Oct 15th
    • Online Learning Protocols – Revisited
    • Technology Support (ongoing post)

    Curriculum Nights Oct 7-11th

    Beginning October 7th, please visit the Lincoln website, https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/our_school/calendar_and_news/news/lincoln_curriculum___nights_ 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. Videos will remain available until the night of the 11th.

    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.
    • Oct 19, 3:3-5:30PM
    • 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

    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 THIS LINK 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 schools 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!

    Department Talk: World Language

    The World Language Department is creating a monthly newsletter to share with families featuring highlights of one of the languages and cultures offered here at Lincoln. This month’s newsletter, Lynx Love Languages, is brought to you from the Francophile world and is attached to this email.

    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/.

    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.

     

    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 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