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    Email to Families Sent 8.28.2020
    Posted on 08/28/2020
    Family Email Sent 8.28.2020Good evening Lincoln families,

    As we continue to prepare for the start of school, we will be sending out our weekly email to update on important information to support a successful start of the year. 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.

    In this update you will find information on the following:
    • “Strong Start” to School September 4th-11th
    • Laptop Distribution Makeup on 9/1
    • Student Emails
    • Internet Support
    • SPS-Issued Laptop Support
    • Free/Reduced Lunch Application
    • Emergency Meal Program
    • OCRA Cards, Textbooks, School Supplies Distribution: Week of Sept 14th
    • Message from Nurse Meg
    • NeighborCare Teen Health Center
    • Athletics Update• Current Bell Schedule Draft

    “Strong Start”

    On August 26, the School Board approved Friday, September 4, as the first day of school for grades 1-12. Tuesday, September 8 is the first day for preschool and kindergarten. They also approved changed bell times.

    September 4-11 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.

    At Lincoln, we are working hard to get every student connected and ready for the first day of school. This past week we held our family information nights. If you missed these, you can access the presentation material on our website www.lincolnhs.seattleschools.org. We held our laptop distribution for new students opting to check out an SPS laptop. For those that missed distribution days, a makeup day is scheduled for September 1st (more information below).

    Our staff and teachers have been actively training and preparing for the first day of school. Students should check their SPS email for a welcome message from their Mentorship teacher, which was sent out on August 28th. Mentor teachers will also be making an effort to contact all their students through Teams and phone calls. Please have your student check their email to update phone numbers or schedule a time for this.

    Students will be able to access their class schedule the morning of Thursday, September 3rd on The Source. They will receive a follow-up email from their mentorship teacher that day with an embedded link they will use to access their Mentorship class, which is what starts their day on Friday, September 4th.

    Lincoln’s "Strong Start," Sept 4th-11th will include two hours per day of instructional support and a focus on transitioning our students into our distance learning program.

    Strong Start: Friday, September 4th

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

    Strong Start: September 8th-11th

     

    Laptop Distribution Makeup, 9/1/20

    Our top priority is to get students connected. For those that are opting for an SPS issued laptop, we are hosting our Laptop Distribution Makeup Day from 4pm-6pm on September 1st.

    There are two laptop options available to students: SPS or BYOD. Information on the two choices were emailed out 8/18 and can be found on our website under the Family Email Sent on 8/18/2020 news feature. ALL STUDENTS MUST complete the 2020-2021 Student Laptop Agreement found here. You can also access it at: https://tinyurl.com/yy2nj99h. If you are a returning 10th or 11th grader who already has a device, you will complete this form as an update, but you won’t come to laptop distribution.

    Distribution for an SPS device will happen by last name. Please come to the parking lot on the north end of campus and directional signs will tell you where to go.

    4PM-5PM 5PM-6PM
    All grades A-L All grades M-Z


    To ensure everyone’s safety, students coming to campus to pick up their laptops must comply with the following guidelines:
    • Wearing a Mask or Face Covering is required at all times while on campus.
    • Practice Social Distancing (6 feet apart). Arrive during your designated timeframe only.
    • Required to check in at the Check-In Station
    • Free of any COVID-19 Symptoms

    Student Emails

    Students have been given a new SPS student email. Students will need to start checking their SPS email. If your student has not activated their account, please help them do this. To learn more about the new email and to access your account, please check here.

    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.

    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.

    Apply for Free and Reduced Student Meals

    If you qualify for Free and or Reduced lunch Families must re-apply for meal benefits each school year. Many services in high school are awarded through this status, reduced cost for Advanced Placements, College scholarships, schools fees and community services. Households that are experiencing a change in income due to job loss or their circumstances are encouraged to apply. Apply online for free and reduced student meal. Applications also are available on the Nutrition Services webpage at www.seattleschools.org/meals. Seattle Public Schools is committed to providing meal service to students. If you have questions about this program, please call 206-252-0900.
    Meal routes and sites will be closed September 7 for Labor Day.
    School meal sites provide sack breakfasts and lunches prepared by our central kitchen at school sites for all SPS students Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

     

    Pandemic EBT: Emergency School Meals Program

    Does your child receive free or reduced price school meals or does your child's school provide all meals free? Apply for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Lunch Program, or P-EBT benefits by visiting WashingtonConnection.org or by calling 877-501-2233. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. September 11, 2020.

    ORCA cards, textbook, and yearbook distribution
    Textbook, supplies, and ORCA card distribution is being planned for the week of September 14th. Additional information will be provided. Distribution will be organized by student last name and adhere to all safety guidelines. Look for a future email with more information coming soon.

    A Message from Nurse Meg Carlson

    Welcome to Lincoln High School! My name is Meg Carlson and I am your school nurse. I can be reached at my email, mmcarlson@seattleschools.org and hope to add an online platform for communication. I am available Monday -Friday 8:40 – 3:30.

    Please let me know if your child has a health condition which might impact his or her learning by completing this form either online in PowerSchool (Sept 1-30), in the first day packet or by letting me know by email or phone. This form is also available in several other languages – please let me know if you would like to send it to you in a more familiar language. https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/HealthServices/HealthRegForms/English-Annual%20Student%20Health%20Information%20Form.pdf

     

    NeighborCare School-based Health Centers is available to students this fall

    We are excited to offer both remote and scheduled, in-person visits to students this fall.
    If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for you or your child, please send an email to SBHC@Neighborcare.org. If you or your child are not yet registered, you can complete our registration form here: Click Here to Register for Neighborcare School-based Health Services

    NeighborCare School-based Health Center Student and Family Needs Survey
    In order to better understand the needs of our students and families so we can offer the best services possible this fall, we are asking all families to complete short student and family needs survey. Please see the links below for an English and Spanish version of the survey:
    -Neighborcare School-based Health Center Student and Family Needs Survey
    -Encuesta Sobre Necesidades Familiares y Servicios de Clínicas de Salud Escolares

    Clinic number is 206-548-5760
    Contact Kayla O’Bryan @kaylao@neighborcare.org.

    Athletics at Lincoln

    SPS had adjusted the athletic schedule to protect families and students. We continue to receive guidelines from the state level through WIAA and the Governor’s office and will update as we know more. As of now, no teams are competing during the fall season. Under current plans (which is subject to change), winter season will begin on December 28th, fall season will be played in March and April, and spring season in May and June. We know a lot of people have questions about athletics and we will update our community as we get the information.

    Lincoln Daily Schedule




    We are looking forward to the start of the school year.

    Please visit us on our website and social media to stay up to date on important Lincoln news.

    Sincerely,
    Lincoln High School