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    Information for Families 2.5.2021
    Posted on 02/05/2021
    Family Email 2.5.2021The following content was sent via SchoolMessenger email to parents/guardians on Friday, February 5, 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,

    We are so excited to kick off second semester! We hope your students had a great first week! First semester grades will be finalized by teachers tonight! Please be on the lookout for more information about first semester grade reporting next week. Please check in with your student if they are working on any remaining work to earn credit for first semester to be sure they are in communication with their teachers.

    Upcoming Dates

    • February 1-26: Open Enrollment for School Choice - Extended
    • February 8: Distribution and Library Pick-up
    • February 9: LHS student support conversation
    • February 15-19: Mid-Winter Break – No School
    • February 22: Distribution and Library Pick-up

    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. Learn more about the AAMA Listen and Learn Forums. Please help us share the registration link and forum dates by region with your school community:
    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

    February is Black History Month

    During Black History Month, we celebrate the achievements of African Americans and we also celebrate the incredible contributions that Black businesses make to their local communities and the American economy. The Seattle Public Schools Central Office Black Caucus Affinity group wanted to share with you black owned businesses that some of our SPS employees have personally frequented or have a personal connection with. Also, we have highlighted those businesses that are owned and operated by employees of SPS as well. Please click on the link Black-Owned Businesses and browse around.

    Getting Motivated – a Conversation with LHS Students and Jenn Bernet

    From Advanced Leadership students: Hello Lincoln families, as we all know online school has been far from ideal for many students and tasks such as paying attention in class and getting motivated to work are becoming very hard to do. To combat these problems, two leadership students, (Max and Ryan) began working with mental health professional Jennifer Bernet https://www.jenniferwinter.org/, a licensed mental health counselor and SPS parent, to record a Tedtalk style conversation around motivation and staying focused. The video will be released onto the Lincoln High school YouTube page on Tuesday the 9th of February at 3:00 pm. Parents and students may look to the Lincoln Instagram page or to mentorship announcements regarding further information.

    Class Registration for 2021-2022

    Class registration for the 2021-2022 school is happening. 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

    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

    AP Exam Payments are Open

    If your student is registered to take one or more AP tests this spring, payment for the tests are due by February 28.
    Each AP test is $102 and can be made using your student’s Schoolpay account. FRL families are exempt from payment; please contact your counselor to make arrangements.
    Your AP teachers should have reminded your students this week about the payment due and will have Schoolpay links posted on their classroom Schoology page.

    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!

    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

    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

    A quick clarification to our athletic update. Students can participate in one sport per season. There will be two seasons this year, so students can choose to participate in one sport each of the seasons. At this time, students cannot participate in more than one sport in the same season.
    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 can compete in one sport per season. Lincoln and Metro League athletes can play in one sport during each season for a total of two allowed this school year. 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 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-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