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    School Messenger Email Sent to Families 11.20.2020
    Posted on 11/20/2020
    Family Email 11.20.2020

    The following content was sent via SchoolMessenger email to parents/guardians on Friday, November 20 at 2:40pm. 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: If you are still not receiving emails after updating your communications preferences, then please email  and we will try to troubleshoot problem.

    Good Afternoon Lincoln Families,

    Happy Friday before Thanksgiving! As we head into the holiday next week, we want to wish all our families a safe and happy Thanksgiving. While the new increased restrictions will change what celebrations look like for many of our students and families, we hope that your family enjoys the time together. The LHS staff is grateful for our community and the flexibility and grace we have given to each other as we continue to navigate these unique times.
    In this update you will find information on the following:

    • Upcoming Dates
    • Families in Need
    • Important Health Update regarding Covid-19
    • Athletics Update from WIAA
    • SPS Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) Membership Application
    • Cancelled PSAT
    • First Quarter Ends! Grades for 1st Quarter Published on the Source 11/23
    • 9th Grade College Bound Scholarship Opportunity
    • Kingmakers of Seattle (extended)
    • Technology Support (ongoing post)

    Upcoming Dates

    Please visit the Lincoln website Calendar to view additional upcoming events and announcements:

    • November 23rd Grades published on Source
    • November 26th-27th: No School, Thanksgiving. Meal Distribution centers and tech centers closed
    • Winter Break: December 21st - January 1st
    • January 18th: No School, MLK Day
    • January 27th: End of 1st Semester
    • January 28th: No School (Day between semesters)

    Families in Need

    The Lincoln PTSA would like to help support families in need this holiday season. If your family is in need, or you know of a family who could use some support, please contact LHS through our email at

    Important Health Update regarding Covid-19

    On November 15 Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, posted, “COVID-19 transmission and the number of people being infected are at all-time highs in King County and the outbreak is growing in size faster than ever.”
    Now, as the numbers continue to increase, we need to take decisive action. As the holidays approach and with the change in weather and pandemic fatigue, it will require a strong commitment and renewed and sustained effort to stop the spread.
    So as an SPS school community, we ask that we all remain vigilant and committed to the following practices:

    • Stay home when you are ill
    • Attest electronically when entering any SPS worksite
    • Note your presence on attendance sheets at worksites
    • Wear a face covering in all public spaces and when others enter your workspace
    • Continue frequent handwashing or use of hand sanitizers
    • Maintain 6 feet of physical/social distancing at work and in the community

    Our goal continues to be promoting a safe and healthy workplace by following practices that reduce transmission rates. Getting back to normal is dependent on remembering our best way forward is together. What I do matters and what you do matters. For questions and concerns or need for support, contact:

    Athletics Update from WIAA

    The WIAA Executive Board voted Tuesday to amend the current season schedule for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, opting to delay the start of WIAA Season 2 to February 1 and shorten each WIAA Season to seven weeks in length. The decision comes in light of surging COVID-19 cases around the state, putting in jeopardy the ability to begin WIAA Season 2 which was scheduled to begin on December 28.
    • WIAA Season 2, which consists of traditional winter sports, is scheduled to begin with practices on February 1 (January 25 for gymnastics) and end with a Regional culminating event on March 20.
    • WIAA Season 3, which consists of traditional fall sports is now scheduled to begin on March 15 (March 8 for football) and end on May 1.
    • WIAA Season 4, which consists of traditional spring sports, will begin with practices on April 26 and conclude on June 12.

    SPS Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) Membership Application

    Seattle Public Schools is seeking members for the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC). The committee comprises dedicated students, community members, teachers, and other staff that help plan future funding and provide technical expertise and community input on technology solutions' recommendations. The application has been extended until December 7, 2020, 6 p.m.
    We encourage students, community members, teachers, and staff to apply for this exciting opportunity to serve our district. Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Director of Technology and the Board Executive Committee. Based on that review, new members will be selected to serve on the committee.
    Please share the membership application with your communities.
    Contact: Tim Hall,

    Cancelled: School-day PSAT, Information for National Merit Scholarship Program

    As it has been decided that SPS will not be returning to in-person learning until second semester, the January 26th administration of the school-day PSAT/NMSQT has been cancelled.
    The College Board will not be providing additional school-day administration dates for the PSAT/NMSQT during the 2020-21 school year.
    The PSAT/NMSQT is the route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship Program. Since students were unable to take the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT (offered in October 2020 and January 2021) due to school closures, students may use SAT scores as alternative method for entry requirements. The school-day SAT is still scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
    Information can be found here - Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Please make sure to note all requirements and deadlines outlined in the document.
    Questions specific to National Merit Scholarship Program should be directed to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation or the College Board.
    Audrey Roach, Assessment Manager,

    First Quarter Ends! Grades for 1st Quarter will be published on the Source 11/23

    The first quarter of the 20-21 school year ended on 11/5! 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 and first quarter grades will be published on the Source on November 23rd. 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.

    9th Grade College Bound Scholarship Opportunity!

    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 school counselor for more information and to sign up!


    Kingmakers of Seattle - Extended

    To extend an opportunity to Black male students across the district, the Office of African American Male Achievement has launched Kingmakers of Seattle Extended (KOSE). Kingmakers is an elective program for Black male 7th through 12th grade students, referred to as Kings, led by Black male facilitators. In a traditional school setting, the program operates in four SPS schools — Aki Kurose, Denny, and Mercer middle schools and Interagency Academy in partnership with the City of Seattle.
    The virtual extension is a five-week, 10 session program that will connect more Black male students across the district to share experiences, participate in affirming curriculum that addresses stereotypes and focuses on their cultural identity, and elevate their voice.
    There are two cohorts in the first semester: November 10 - December 10 and January 5 - February 4. Sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 - 5 p.m.
    Kings in 7th through 12th grade are encouraged to apply to the program, which supports the cultural, historical, social, and emotional needs of young Black males as it relates to their identity.
    You can click on this hyperlink to register for KOSE and/or get more information on the program.
    Lincoln will have a representative from KOSE available to answer questions on a LIVE Teams Chat Event on December 9 at 12:40-1:15. If your family is interested in attending this LIVE Teams Chat, please submit this hyperlinked form so we can include you on a separate email with the event’s link.


    Technology Support (Ongoing Post)

    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 or call 206-252-0100.
    You can access the Source, Schoology, and other technology supports here:
    Further tech support and help (videos and checklists) are available
    In addition to our weekly email, you can also get additional information and copies of our past weekly emails on this 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-3PM daily by calling 206-413-2500 or emailing If you are unable to reach us, please leave a message and we will get back to you.
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