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    Read the First Family Email of 2021
    Posted on 01/08/2021
    First Family Email of 2021The following content was sent via SchoolMessenger email to parents/guardians on Friday, January 8, 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,

    Welcome back! We are so excited to begin the new year with our Lincoln community! We are in the final stretches of the first semester with only 3 weeks to go. Please be checking with your student about their current grades and schoolwork to help support them in acquiring all their credit for the semester.

    Upcoming Dates

    • January 4: Open Enrollment for new students to SPS begins
    • January 14: PTSA Table Talk (time TBD – see information below)
    • January 18: No School – MLK Day
    • January 19: Lincoln College Info Night Online - 6:30PM
    • January 21: Family Information Night for incoming 9th graders (virtual)
    • January 27: End of 1st semester
    • January 28: No School – Day between semesters
    • January 29: No Classes for Lincoln High School– waiver day for Student Led Conferences
    • 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

    Lincoln College Information Night

    For the 1st presentation in our Post-Secondary Planning Series, we are pleased to invite you to the LHS College Information Night:
    When: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:30-8:00pm
    Where: Teams Live (Link will be available on the Lincoln website closer to the event)
    What: Starting your search, Testing, International Schools, Seattle Promise, Timelines, Services for students with IEPs and 504s, Hear directly from a couple of our partners, and much more!
    We look forward to seeing you on the 19th

    Lincoln High School Information Night

    (for incoming 9th graders and transfer students)
    We will offer a virtual open house night to help families prepare for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year on January 21st. More Information about this event is being sent to our feeder schools and is posted on our website.

    Student Led Conferences

    Lincoln’s Mentorship teachers 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. Please look for an invitation from your student’s Mentorship teacher to schedule a time. You can expect to hear from them by January 20th.

    PTSA Table Talks

    Please join Lincoln PTSA for our next Table Talk on Thursday, January 14th.
    Topic: PTSA Table Talk Zoom Meeting
    Time: Jan 14, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Contact the PTSA for a link to the event.
    In this PTSA Table Talk, "Creating an Inclusive Racial Climate: The Role of Families," Dr. Kanter will lead a talk and discussion on the impact of racially insensitive jokes among students, specifically on the topic of "all lives matter," the importance of a collective parent-community-school effort in creating an inclusive school climate, and what parents can do. He will also introduce to Lincoln parents one of the key goals of the Lincoln PTSA’s DEI committee, to partner with Lincoln HS (and potentially other neighborhood schools) to actively build community engagement among parents and caregivers to facilitate Lincoln’s goal of creating a climate of inclusiveness.
    Jonathan Kanter, PhD, is a Lincoln HS parent, member of the PTSA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, clinical psychologist, Behavioral Scientist with UW Medicine’s Office of Health Care Equity, and Director of UW’s Center for the Science of Social Connection. With several decades’ experiences working with BIPOC communities and expertise in the science of microaggressions, Dr. Kanter regularly consults and gives trainings on microaggressions and other DEI topics for organizations in health care, educational, legal and other settings.

    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