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    Family Email Sent 9.3.2020
    Posted on 09/03/2020
    Family Email Sent 9.3.2020

    Good evening Lincoln families,

    We hope this email finds you well and excited to kick off our new school year tomorrow morning! Normally we will send the Family Email out on Friday’s, but we are making this exception to send it out tonight ahead of our first day of school, tomorrow morning, Friday September 4th. As we head into Labor Day weekend, we hope you will find creative and safe ways to enjoy time with family and loved ones.

    In this update you will find information on the following:

    • First Day Mentorship Bell Schedule
    • “Strong Start” Bell Schedule September 8th-11th
    • Attendance
    • Course Syllabi’s
    • Lincoln Culture Guide
    • Activities and Clubs
    • Academic Counselors and Schedules
    • Laptop Distribution
    • SPS-Issued Laptop Support

    First Day Information and Mentorship Bell Schedule

    Students will receive an email from their Mentorship teacher today, 9/3/2020, with the Teams link to their Mentorship class. They can also access their Mentorship class Teams link on their teacher’s Schoology page.

    Student class schedules were just opened on The Source so students should have access between tonight and tomorrow morning..

    You can access the Source, Schoology, and other technology supports HERE


    Class Schedule for Friday, September 4:

    9:30-10:45 9th grade Mentorship Lynx Crew
    10:45-1100 Break
    11:00-11:30 Mentorship (ALL)


    “Strong Start”

    September 4th-11th are considered “Strong Start” days for fall of 2020. During these first five days, staff will be focused on supporting students’ social and emotional well-being, culturally responsive community building, family connections, and making sure students know how to use their technology tools to access learning.


    Strong Start Bell Schedule: September 8th-11th


    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.

    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.

    Student Activities and Clubs

    We are in the process of setting up a Schoology group page for clubs and sports to connect this year but are waiting for a few shifts at the district level to enable us to enroll all kids into the group, which will be where we store the links for student meetings. By the second week of school we will have all kids enrolled in the group so they will be able to access the various clubs in a digital format. We are working out the details for a club fair, but that will likely not happen until the middle of September sometime.

    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

    Anthony Malaki
    Last Names H-O

    Sam Pacampara (Schuh)
    Last Names P-Z

    If there is a concern with your student’s schedule, please complete
    THIS DIGITAL FORM. Due to our master schedule, we are only reviewing problems with schedules that include missing or incorrect classes. We are unable to accommodate preference requests. We will be accepting course change forms for the first 10 days of school.

    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: 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 or call 206-252-0100.

    Content from Prior family newsletters can be accessed here:

    Family Letter 8.28.2020

    Family Letter 8.18.2020