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    School Messenger Email Sent to Families 1.29.2021
    Posted on 01/29/2021
    Family email 1.29.2021

    The following content was sent via SchoolMessenger email to parents/guardians on Friday, January 29, 2021. If you did not receive the email please first check all your email folders, then check that your School Messenger Communication Preferences on the Seattle Schools website are set to receive notifications from the school and district. 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,

    Congratulations on finishing 1st semester! Please review this week’s email for some important information about schedules for second semester, registering for next year, and upcoming events. Be watching for final semester grades which will be mailed home in February. As a reminder, students who receive an “incomplete (I)” grade will work with the teacher on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for the chance to earn credit. If you have not heard from your teacher(s) on any incomplete grades your student receives, please reach out to them.

    Upcoming Dates

    • February 1: First day of second semester for Lincoln students
    • February 1-19: Open Enrollment for School Choice
    • February 15-19: Mid-Winter Break – No School

    Upcoming Black Lives Matter at School

    Joining other schools across Seattle and the nation, Lincoln High School will be celebrating Black Lives Matter at School week from February 1-5, 2021. Lincoln teachers will offer lessons across every curriculum area that affirm the lives and lived experiences of Black youth and the resilience, achievements, and power of Black communities. This will be the fourth year that Seattle schools have participated in this week of celebration and recognition.
    In 2020, the School Board noted:
    This annual resolution affirms the Seattle School Board’s commitment to racial justice and recognition that the lives and lived experiences of our Black youth matter, not just during Black History Month, but every single day.
    Throughout our nation’s history, systems of oppression and injustice have led to deepening racial disparities and racism across all sectors of society and have lasting negative consequences for our communities, cities, and nation. The Board also recognizes that the killing of unarmed Black men and women, including queer and transgender persons of color, has left young people and our communities searching for answers to incredibly complicated issues of race, justice, and fairness.
    Public education systems and educators have an important role to play in disrupting legacies of racism. Declaring “Black Lives Matter at School” affirms our commitment to all our students and elevates Black students’ stories, strengths, and struggles - publicly demonstrating our intentional work to create a more just and loving society.

    Office of African American Male Achievement Listen and Learn Forums

    The Office of African American Male Achievement is launching our Listen and Learn forum in February 2021 to continue to listen to Black families as we reconstruct our educational system to celebrate the brilliance and excellence of Black boys and teens. AAMA is committed to the long journey of dismantling a legacy of systematic racism. We invite Black families to participate and collectively envision what an educational environment looks like for Black boys and teens to thrive. Here is the registration link AAMA Listen and Learn Forums and forum dates by region:

    1. Northeast Families, Friday, February 5, 2021
    2. Northwest Families, Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    3. Central Families, Friday, February 12, 2021
    4. Southwest Families, Monday, February 22, 2021
    5. Southeast Families, Thursday, February 25, 2021
    6. African Home Language Families, Friday, February 26, 2021

    Contact: aama@seattleschools.org

    Class Registration for 2021-2022

    It is time to start planning for next year. Class registration for the 2021-2022 school is beginning. Students will watch a short registration video which is posted now on Mentorship pages. This video covers graduation requirements and the registration process. We are encouraging students and families to be reviewing our course catalog together to help plan out the schedule for next year. Please pay close attention to the prerequisites and workload requirements (particularly for advanced class) so that you can help your student create a balanced schedule next year.

    The Lincoln course catalog can be found at: https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/academics/course_catalog

    Other important course registration links can be found here:
    https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/our_school/calendar_and_news/news/course_selection_process_for_the_21-22_school_year

    Students will be meeting with counselors in their ELA class to help finalize their course selection.

    • Feb 4-5: 11th grade students meet with Counselors in ELA classes
    • Feb 8-12: 10th grade students meet with Counselors in ELA classes
    • Feb 15-19: Mid-Winter Break
    • Feb 22-26: 9th grade students meet with Counselors in ELA classes

    Student Led Conferences

    You should be hearing from your student’s Mentorship teacher. We are excited to host Student Led Conferences (SLCs) from January 27th to February 10th. These 15-minute student-driven conversations, held via Microsoft Teams this year, are a chance to bridge home and school life. SLCs are not a formal presentation but a conversation, in which students invite their mentorship teacher and parents/caregivers to support their growth in ways that prepare them for pursuing their passions and future selves. We encourage students to take ownership of this growth by setting goals within the competencies of Deeper Learning (aka "soft skills" and "21st Century Skills"). Instead of focusing on grades, SLCs are about students sharing these personal goals, developing plans to achieve those goals, reflecting on their progress, and updating these goals in subsequent SLC's. Parents, mentorship advisors and students can better work to support this individualized growth as a connected team. If you have not yet received an invitation, please email your student’s mentorship teacher to confirm your conference time.

    Second Semester Schedules

    Second semester schedules can now be viewed in The Source. If there is an error in a schedule, please have your student contact their counselor via email by February 5, 2021. Errors include course level misplacement, previously taken the course, or wrong teacher for a year-length course. Requests based on preference will not be considered. Links to individual class meetings can be found on individual Schoology pages.

    National Merit Scholarship Information

    Attention Juniors: If you are interested in pursuing a National Merit Scholarship and were unable to take the PSAT in October or January, you are still able to submit SAT scores if taken by June 2021 in lieu of PSATs. There are other schools in the state still administering the SAT in the upcoming months, but not too many so you need to register soon to get a spot. Detailed information about SAT registration and score reporting is available at sat.collegeboard.org or by phone at (866) 756-7346. The link and instructions regarding alternate entry to the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program is here: https://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/images/gid2/editor_documents/alternateentry2022.pdf?gid=2&pgid=61&sessionid=ba5ee814-5bce-4e1f-bfc7-f60d1ffdf266&cc=1 Alternate Entry Form MUST be submitted by April 1, 2021!

    Counseling Support at Lincoln High School

    As many of you have heard, Mr. Todd Bittle has recently accepted a new position with the central office starting Monday, February 1st. We are excited for Mr. Bittle and this new opportunity. We would like to welcome Georgia Turkovich, who will be supporting students last name A-G while we are in the process of hiring a new counselor. Ms. Turkovich is a veteran counselor in Seattle Public Schools having supported students at Ballard High School. You can reach Ms. Turkovich and all counselors via email: lincolncounseling@seattleschools.org.

    Before & After School Help (BASH) Program Available

    BASH (Before & After School Help) is available to support all Lincoln students! While school is remote, BASH will be scheduled on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30am and 2:00-2:45pm. During BASH, students can drop-in to complete homework, join study groups, collaborate with classmates, get help from tutors and staff, or meet with Ms. Pentecost. Students who would like to attend BASH can join from the Teams links on the Academic Support Center (ASC) Schoology page. Any questions, please email Ms. Pentecost at mlpentecost@seattleschools.org.

    Library Curbside Pickup - every other Monday from 3:30-5:30 – Next Pickup Feb 8

    Running out of books to read? Tired of screens? Never fear… Lincoln Library Curbside Pick-Up has you covered!
    From 3:30-5:30pm every other Monday, students can come by school to check out books. Upcoming dates are Feb 8, 22; March 8, 22; April 5, 19; May 3, 17, 31; and June 14. We set up on the northwest exterior stairs on Interlake Ave, just north of the Main Office entrance. We will be outdoors and enforcing masks and social distancing. Look for the twinkle lights!
    Request books in advance at bit.ly/lincolnlibrarybooks, get on-the-fly suggestions from Ms. Scott and your teachers, or browse a selection of hot new titles.
    Not sure what to read next? Wondering what’s happening with our virtual library? Have a suggestion for purchase? Find all our links and more on our Library Card: https://lincolnhslibrary.carrd.co/.

    Athletics Update

    Athletics are currently scheduled to resume February 22nd for the Metro League and Lincoln HS. There will be two shortened seasons this spring that will include all of the sports offerings we provided students in our inaugural 2019-20 school year. Season 1 sports include: boys’ & girls’ cross-country, golf and football along with girls’ soccer, volleyball, swimming, and gymnastics and ends on April 17th. Season 2 begins the following Monday, April 19th and these sports include: boys’ & girls’ basketball, wrestling, tennis, and track & field, as well as boys’ baseball, soccer and swimming and girls’ fastpitch. You are not allowed to compete in more than one sport so please think about the seasons so it will force some student-athletes into some hard choices. Make sure you have signed up for the sport you are interested in participating in this spring on FamilyID with an updated physical uploaded so you can be cleared by the Athletic Director. You are also required to pay for an ASB card to compete in a sport, and this price is reduced to $20 for this year only. Coaches for each sport should be reaching out to athletes that are signed up on FamilyID shortly to begin preparation for the season, explain tryouts for their sport, and go through specific expectations. Please email coaches directly if you have sport specific questions. With general questions you can contact the Athletic Director, Brent Brakke, at bwbrakke@seattleschools.org.

    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 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
    In addition to our weekly email, you can also find further 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 lincoln@seattleschools.org. If you are unable to reach us, please leave a message and we will get back to you.
    Sincerely,
    Lincoln High School