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    Family Email 9.11.2020
    Posted on 09/11/2020
    Family Email Sent 9.11.2020

    Hello Lincoln families,

    We hope the end of this first week of school finds you well and settling in as we all learn and work together in this brave new world of distance learning! Amid the continued challenges we are facing today, we take pause to honor the first responders and lives lost on 9/11.

    We want to thank you for your engagement, perseverance, and partnership as we’ve kicked off the new school year. 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. You can also email lincoln@seattleschools.org.

     

     

     


    In this update you will find information on the following:
    • Second Week “Strong Start” Supports and Schedule – Sept 14th-18th
    • Forms to be Returned to School (action required by families)
    • Data Verification Form on Parent Source Accounts
    • Textbook and Supply Distribution
    • Clubs and Activities
    • Regular Online Bell Schedule – Starting Sept 21st
    • Teen Health Center Updates
    • Technology Updates

    Reminders from Previous Family Email Information:
    • Attendance
    • Course Syllabi
    • Lincoln Culture Guide
    • Academic Counselors and Schedules
    • Online Learning and Laptop support

    Second Week Bell Schedule Week of Sept 14th-18th

    Student class schedules are now available on the Source. You can access the Source, Schoology, and other technology supports HERE.Further tech support and help (videos and checklists) are available HERE.The Second Week of ‘Strong Start’ continues to be a special Bell Schedule to allow for daily Mentorship time as we focus on building student connections**Small group time is designed for enrichment and remediation on an as needed basis and will be directed by the teacher.

     

    Forms to be Returned to School

    There are several forms that are required to be completed each school year. All the forms can be accessed on the Seattle Schools website
    here: https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/start_of_school_forms

    This year we are asking parents/guardians to submit these forms in one of 3 ways:
    1. Access them directly from the links provided, fill them out and email them to lincoln@seattleschools.org. Please include your student’s name as part of the document name for ease of tracking and documenting. (Example: “FERPA John Smith” or “Emergency Susan Johnson”)
    2. Access them directly from the link, print them out, complete them and return them to Lincoln. Forms can be dropped off in the lobby of the Lincoln main entrance.
    3. If needed, paper copies of forms will be available to complete and drop it off in the lobby of the Lincoln main entrance.

    The specific forms that need to be returned to the school are:
    FERPA High School
    Emergency Information and Student Release
    504-2 Survey to Identify Disabled Students (only if applicable)
    • Indian Education Program, Title VI (only if applicable)
    Student Housing Questionnaire (McKinney-Vento – only if applicable)

    There are several other forms available on the general forms link that can be completed and returned to the school.

    Please Note:
    Athletics Information and applications should be accessed on the Lincoln website–not the district website: https://lincolnhs.seattleschools.org/student_life/athletics/registration_and_deadlines

    Data Verification Form on Parent Source Accounts:

    Data Verification is available on the Source for a limited time, typically, from the first day of school through September for parents to update contact information for their student.
    When this resource is not available, parents and guardians must contact school office staff or the Admissions Center (206) 252-0760 to update their information.

    Textbook and Supply Distribution

    Next week, during the following designated times, students can come pick up:
    • Textbooks/Class Materials
    • School/Mentorship Paperwork
    • Yearbooks (Ordering is still open! Please use click HERE to purchase)
    • Spirit Gear & Athletic Bags: Still want to purchase? If you purchase through HERE by Sunday, Sept 13 at Midnight, you can pick it up during your distribution window!
    • ORCA Cards

    If your student needs to pick up any of these items, please have them join us during their designated date/time:
    Tuesday, September 15:
    o Last Names A-C: 3-4pm
    o Last Names D-E: 4-5pm

    Wednesday, September 16:
    o Last Names F-H: 3-4pm
    o Last Names I-K: 4-5pm

    Thursday, September 17:
    o Last Names L-M: 3-4pm
    o Last Names N-R: 4-5pm

    Friday, September 18:
    o Last Names S-T: 3-4pm
    o Last Names U-Z: 4-5pm

    Students will enter near the parking lot, through our “Loading Dock” area, just West of the gymnasium. Please note we have limited parking.

    **If your student is not sure if they need to pick up a textbook, they should inquire with their teachers.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Lincoln ASB Schoology group is up and running. All students, staff and some family members have been added to the group (no need to sign up). To view the group, please go to Schoology and use the “groups” tab at the top of the page. This is a student-run page so please be patient as they learn how to run it.

    If you do not wish to receive the updates, you have two options:
    • Anyone can alter their notification settings if they do not wish to receive notifications from this group. You can do so by selecting the Notifications button in the top right corner of the screen, or by going to Settings > Notifications.
    • If you wish to be removed from the group instead, you can do so by clicking on the bottom left corner of the screen on the words "Leave this group".

    Approximately half of our student clubs have updated their meeting information with times, dates, and links, and additional information continues to roll in as school gets going. This Schoology group page will have the most up-to-date information, but some basic information will also be available on the LHS website under the ASB tab over the next couple of weeks. If your student was a club leader last year, please encourage them to update their information as soon as possible.

    Students wishing to start a new student group should complete the application, available on the same Lincoln ASB Schoology group page. For questions, please contact Christina Neuschwander at chneuschwand@seattleschools.org.

    Regular Online Bell Schedule beginning the week of September 24

     

    Teen Health Center Updates

    NeighborCare is open at Lincoln! For more information and appointments please go the Lincoln page on the NeighborCare website HERE.

    Technology Updates

    Last week, District devices experienced a slowing down as we launched school online across SPS. The District was able to respond quickly and get an update/upgrade out to devices. It would be a good practice to regularly restart your District device to receive upgrades needed.

    Upgrade information for families and students:
    1. Plug your device into power
    2. Turn it on
    3. Connect to the internet
    4. Restart it and have your student log in
    5. Leave it on for an hour or two to receive new software updates before logging off


    Previous Family Email Information

     

    Attendance

    Per SPS policy, effective 09/04/2020, all teachers must take attendance each school day in each class period, and in any assigned small groups. To ensure students are connected to their school community, feel supported, are engaged, and participating daily, attendance is a key indicator for when students may need additional support. To report an absence for your student, please email lincolnhs.attendance@seattleschools.org.

    Course Syllabi

    Teachers will provide a copy of each course syllabus to students and families. Course syllabi will be distributed between September 8th-18th. Please be watching for these and review them with your student. In many cases, teachers will ask that families return a digital signature.

    Culture Guide

    Lincoln’s Culture Guide will be distributed and reviewed the week of September 14th. We will make a digital copy available online for you to review with your student.

    Online Learning Protocols

    We will be working as a school to create positive climate and culture with our distance learning. As a school, we have some online guidelines and learning protocols for students that will be shared in class and included in the Culture Guide and course syllabi.

    Guidelines for students:
    1. Come to class ready to learn and participate. Be mindful of your surroundings.
    2. Communicate clearly with your teacher when something is not going well
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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

    Counselors and Problems with Schedules

    All students have an academic counselor they work with at Lincoln. Counselors are assigned by last name.

    Todd Bittle
    Last Names A-G
    tabittle@seattleschools.org

    Anthony Malaki
    Last Names H-O
    eamalaki@seattleschools.org

    Sam Pacampara (Schuh)
    Last Names P-Z
    saschuh@seattleschools.org

    If there is an error with your student’s schedule, please email your counselor.

    Laptop Distribution Makeup

    Our top priority is to get students connected. We scheduled three days for laptop distribution the last two weeks. If you have missed laptop distribution and need an SPS-issued laptop, please schedule an appointment at lincoln@seattleschools.org. Please remember to have completed the 2020-2021 Student Laptop Agreement found HERE. COVID safety protocols will be followed when coming to the school during your assigned time.

    SPS-Issued Laptop 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.

    Internet Support

    Are you in need of Internet support? Do you know a Lincoln student who does not have consistent Internet access? Please contact Ms. Bowens for support: twarmsteadbo@seattleschools.org. You can also call 206-413-2500. You will need to share some basic information for a questionnaire.

    Please visit us on our website www.lincolnhs.seattleschools.org and social media to stay up to date on important Lincoln news. All future emails will be coming from lincoln@seattleschools.org so please add that to your contacts list so you don’t miss any messages.

    Sincerely,
    Lincoln High School