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    Looking Ahead to Launching Lincoln Fall 2019
    Posted on 06/26/2019
    This is the image for the news article titled Looking Ahead to Launching Lincoln Fall 2019The opening day of school September 4, 2019 is not far off.  According to our website countdown clock as of today it is only 69 days away!  We are excited to welcome our new Lynx into their newly renovated building.  For the most up-to-date information check the Lincoln website frequently over the summer as that will be updated as information becomes available.  For now, following is some important information to know before the big day.

    Contact Information

    Staff will continue to work intermittently through the month of July at the John Marshall building.  Please call ahead 206-252-3590 to confirm staff are available. 

    Summer office hours at Lincoln will begin on August 12, Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm.  However, until the school officially opens, access to the Lincoln building will be limited to the office area and by appointment only. 

    • Address:4400 Interlake Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103
    • Main Office:206-413-2500
    • Fax:206-413-2501
    • Attendance:206-413-2504 (not available until 9/3)
    • Nurse:Phone: 206-413-2507/Fax: 206-413-2653 (not available until 9/3)
    • Registrar:206-413-2530 (Available starting August 19)

    Calendar of Events

    • July Lincoln@John Marshall will be open intermittently. Please call ahead, 206-252-3590.
    • August 12 Main office hours begin at Lincoln
    • August 16 Final Football Athletic paperwork due
    • August 21 Football Begins
    • August 21 Final Fall Athletic paperwork due for non-football Fall sports
    • August 26 Non-Football Fall Sports Begin
    • August 27 10th Grade Welcome Night 6-7:30pm (students only)
    • August 28 9th Grade Welcome Night 6-7:30pm (students only)
    • August 29 Family Welcome Night 6-7:30pm (students&family by invitation only)
    • September 3 Ribbon Cutting 2:00pm
    • September 4 First Day of School
    • September 9 Picture Day
    • September 19 Curriculum Night
    • October 14-19 Homecoming Week

    Welcome Events

    August 27 & 28:  We feel it is important that the first non-staff people to access the new Lincoln High School should be the students.  That is why these two events are for the specific grade level students only.  This will be their first opportunity to check out their new home for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Students will participate in community building activities, tour the building, meet teachers, sign up for athletics and clubs, and more.

    August 29:  We know there is a lot of curiosity and excitement in the general community surrounding the Lincoln opening, but Family Welcome Night is for current Lincoln students and their immediate family only.  Admission to the night will be by invitation. A ticket will be mailed with the invitation to all our incoming student families in early August.

    September 3:  The Ribbon Cutting event is open to students and their extended family as well as the general community at large.  There will be short ceremony followed by an opportunity for a self-guided tour of the building.

    Projected Bell Schedules

    These are our projected bell schedules.  They may be subject to slight adjustments before the start of school.  Most Mondays and Tuesdays will be full 6 period days.  Wednesdays will be 6 period days but with a 75-minute early release for teacher professional development time.  Thursday and Friday will be extended periods with a mentorship period included.  Thursdays will be periods 1, 3, and 5 and Friday will be periods 2, 4, and 6.  Odd/Even Block days may occasionally be moved to Monday (1, 3, & 5) and Tuesday (2, 4, and 6) and regular 6 period days on Thursdays and Fridays. 
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    Lincoln will be 1-1 laptop device school

    To help facilitate learning, Lincoln students will be given the option to bring their own laptop to school or be issued a SPS laptop device.  All students will be required to have their laptop with them each day.  Technology and laptop expectations will be covered during the first two weeks of school.  Those who are interested in providing their own device should meet the following specifications to ensure the ability to run the basic software most end users operate:

    • Processor - dual core @ 2.4 GHz (i5 or i7 Intel processor or equivalent AMD)
    • RAM - 8 GB
    • Hard Drive - 320 GB 5400 RPM hard drive
    • Wireless (for laptops) - Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8265 (802.11ac) 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.2 (555-BDGD)

    There are many computers at retailers like Costco and Best Buy in the $500 range that will suffice.

    Community Service Hours

    We have received a lot of questions around starting “Service Hours” this summer. SPS Policy states, “Students may fulfill up to 15 hours of their Service-Learning Graduation Requirement during the summer between 8th and 9th grade.” Please use this form to document hours. We will accept these completed forms once school starts. We do encourage students to do as much “service learning” as fits into his/her schedule, as this looks great for post-secondary planning. The 60 “required” hours are actually less than “highly selective” schools are looking for. We would also encourage students to look for opportunities that really showcase his/her passion areas, i.e.… If you are a sailor, violin player or computer whiz, work with a group whom may not have an opportunity to be exposed to these skills. Creating these types of service opportunities look great to colleges/universities.

     Athletic Registration

    Lincoln is offering a comprehensive athletic program.  Please visit Lincoln Athletics for information about eligibility, coach contact information, and important deadlines.

    Athletic registration is open now for all three seasons.  Fall sports include Cross Country (boys and girls), Football, Golf (boys and girls), Swim/Dive (girls), Volleyball (girls) and Soccer (girls).  Fall tryouts begin on August 21st for football and August 26th for all other fall sports.  Completed registration for fall sports is due on August 16th for football, and August 21st for all other fall sports.

    To register, please have your SPS physical available and complete all paperwork on FamilyID.  You must upload your current physical using the approved SPS physical form for your registration to be complete.  Copies of the SPS physical form can be found on FamilyID or on the Lincoln athletics webpage.

    Lincoln follows all eligibility requirements through the WIAA.  Please make sure you available starting on the first day of tryouts as there are practice requirements that must be met in order to be eligible by the first competition.

    For questions, please contact Athletic Direct Brent Brakke: 


    Choir registration

    2019-20 Lincoln High School Choirs will meet as a morning group on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:40-8:25 a.m. for the entire year, and a .5 credit can be earned. The choir will sing in a variety of styles from Classical and jazz, to pop, Broadway and world music.


    Contact Director Aimee Mell with any questions

    Starting a Club

    Want to get involved in Lincoln activities?  Do you have an idea for a new club?  Club application packets will be available during student socials in August and on the first day of school.  For more information on Lincoln activities, please contact Activities Coordinator Christina Neuschwander:


    Get Your Lynx On!

    Represent Lincoln by purchasing spirit gear.  In addition to hoodies, t-shirts and water bottles we now have plain or personalized duffel bags available for purchase.  Duffel bag orders must be placed by August 1 for delivery the last week of August in time for pick-up at the Welcome Nights.  Other purchased items can be picked up by calling ahead during regular office hours, Monday-Friday.  Check out the gear on our website and get your Lynx on today!
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    Not Coming to Lincoln?

    If your plans have changed since the initial enrollment assignment and your student will NOT be attending Lincoln in the fall, please take a moment to complete this form with the district to drop the enrollment assignment.  If your student is on a waitlist for another high school you can still drop the assignment to Lincoln and keep the waitlist status. 

    Lincoln PTSA

    All Lincoln parents are invited to connect with the Lincoln PTSA, by signing up for our mailing list.  Our newsletters and emails will be your go-to spot for information on all school and community happenings. Sign up at


    Looking for Boosters?

    That’s all part of the PTSA package at Lincoln!  Our organization includes Music/Performing Arts supporting parents (Performing Arts for Lincoln Committee) and Athletics supporting parents (Lincoln Lynx Committee). The logistical and financial support that is typically carried out by Athletics boosters will be handled by these committees. Email us to find out how you can get involved: contact PAL at, or for Athletics, contact