Lincoln Middle School
September 3, 2021
Labor Day weekend is already here . . . and this year our District calendar includes a day of non-attendance on Tuesday! A well-deserved, 4-day weekend will do everyone good.
Please take a moment to read Mrs. Smith's (our school nurse) message below. It is imperative that students are not sent to school with any of the symptoms listed. Please email Mrs. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or need further clarification of these guidelines. We appreciate our families cooperation in this regard as we strive to keep our student and staff population healthy.
Athletics are underway and clubs are starting soon. The activity bus schedule is linked below. Remember that only paid, registered bus riders can use the activity bus. This year, the activity bus is scheduled to depart the back lot at 4:15pm sharp. Please email Mrs. Atkinson (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend,
DANCE ! DANCE! DANCE!
ATTENTION DANCERS !
Students in grade 6, 7, and 8 are invited to attend Dance Team clinics on Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23 from 2:55-3:45pm in the Busse Gym. Tryouts will follow on Friday, September 24 from 3-5 pm. Students must have a current physical on file with the school nurse, Mrs. Smith, to attend the clinics and tryouts. More information will be forthcoming.
EAT PIZZA (OR WHATEVER) AND SUPPORT THE LINCOLN PTO!
On Monday, Sept. 13 between 10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m., 20% of your MOD Pizza purchases online or at the Randhurst location will support the Lincoln PTO. That’s right… no cooking, no dishes, and you support your school’s students and staff. Please mark your calendar and check out the related flyer for more information.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PROSPECT ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT
Calling all future Prospect Knights:
If you are attending a home Prospect football game at Gattas Stadium, here are the guidelines for middle school students:
- One parent must accompany middle school students (A max of 1 parent for every 4 students).
- Student tickets are $3/Adult tickets are $5. **cash sales only at the gate** or you can purchase online at GoFan.
- The parent must remain at the game.
- Students will get a wristband at the gate that gives them exclusive access to the "Jr U Section" in the north end of the bleachers (The U, also known as The Underground, is Prospect's student spirit group).
- Parents do not need to sit in this section but students do need to sit in the Jr U Section.
Thanks and Go U Knights of Prospect
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM DR. VONDER HAAR, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
Accessing Instruction When Quarantining at Home
We want to provide families with important reminders about our health and safety protocols, as well as information regarding accessing remote instruction when quarantining at home.
It is important to continue to monitor your child’s health and the onset of symptoms. If your child is sick (fever (100.0°F or higher), headache, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches), please keep your child home and notify your child’s school.
If anyone is experiencing COVID-like symptoms (noted above) in your home, please keep your child home until it is confirmed that the family member does not have COVID-19. Contact your child’s school if you have questions.
In the event that a student needs to quarantine, students will have access to remote instruction. (Please note that this is different from students who receive concurrent instruction within our Remote Education Program.) This only applies to students who need to be quarantined for COVID-19 purposes and are feeling well enough to participate.
After the school is notified, it may take up to 24 hours from notification, excluding weekends, to set up the classroom to allow for remote instruction. Teachers will notify families if materials are needed for pick-up and will share when those will be available. Remote instruction during quarantining will provide students with a window into the classroom. This is an opportunity for the student to observe and follow along with the lessons occurring in the classroom long-distance and an opportunity for the student to stay connected with school. Students/Families will receive a Zoom link through Google Classroom for the student to be able to see and/or hear the day’s lessons. Student participation in the lessons and feedback from the teacher will be limited during this time. If students are experiencing symptoms and they do not feel well, please call in your child’s absence. Your child’s teacher will support your child when he/she returns to school. Access to remote instruction is not available for students who are taking any other type of sick day, missed the bus, vacation, woke up late, etc.
DISTRICT 57 HANDBOOK: APPEARANCE CLAUSE
District 57 produces materials about its programs and activities. As a student of the District, a student may be included in video tape or photographs taken at school or district functions. If parents wish to restrict the publication of the student’s face, likeness, voice, or appearance, including the publication of a child’s picture on the District, school, or classroom website, as part of a class or school activity, they must submit a written request annually by September 15 to the building principal.