April 10, 2020
Lincoln Bulletin-Remote learning on it's way
Happy Friday! As we wrap up our first week back after the break and our return to remote learning. Like many of you, I am also re-establishing routines at home and my kids are adjusting to our extended time together. There are many unknowns, we are remaining positive engaged and connected as best as we can to our friends and family. I want you to know the most important element is that you and your family are safe and healthy. We are trying to navigate this new way of educating our students remotely. Our teachers are trying to gauge the amount of time required to complete the work, and the support necessary during this type of instruction. We value your partnership with us during this time and know there are times that other things may take precedence and your son or daughter may not be able to complete or access the meetings, we along with you at home should extend patience, grace, and understanding. While this is brand new to all of us, we are excited and proud of the work our teachers have done to create these opportunities and very proud of our kids and their perseverance and flexibility in adapting during this time.
We also value your feedback; please complete the linked survey as a vehicle for us to receive that feedback. This is a challenging scenario for families, teachers, staff and students alike. We are truly in this together, and our support for one another will be what leads to our success.
Please complete the survey that is linked here-- https://forms.gle/ASTxbJg2kiy9ePT18
Fridays During Remote Learning
We want students to learn every day! Monday through Thursday our teachers will be providing lessons. Friday is a day to continue learning by completing lessons, catching-up on past or missing work, or doing enrichment lessons.
Please visit the website D303 remote learning site to access enrichment lessons, the link is below. In addition to the weekly SEL activity, the website houses a variety of optional learning experiences in the areas of math, digital citizenship, English Language Arts, college and career, and STEM. We encourage you to ask your child to engage in the SEL lessons before exploring the other choice options. Although these optional learning experiences were designed for use on Fridays, students are welcome to engage in the learning experiences on the website anytime.
Even though our schools are closed, we will still process elementary school transfer requests for the 2020-2021 school year beginning on April 7 at 8:00 a.m.
For the 2020-21 school year, ALL elementary students have been assigned to their attendance area school by the District. This includes elementary students currently attending a school on an intra-district transfer. An Intra-District Transfer Request must be submitted online no sooner than 8:00 a.m. on April 7, 2020 and no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 20. A link to the request form will be posted on the District 303 web page (https://district.d303.org/intra-district-transfer-policy-and-boundary-map ) by 8:00 a.m. on April 7.
If you are requesting a transfer for more than one child, a separate request must be submitted for each. Due to fluctuating class sizes at schools and each grade level, siblings are not guaranteed placement. If granted, transportation is the responsibility of the parents.
If you have questions about the process, please call the District office at 331.228.2000.
FROM THE SECRETARY
Wanted: Incoming Kindergarten Students for 2020-2021!
Do you have a child or know someone in your neighborhood with a child who will be 5 years of age ON or BEFORE September 1, 2020? We are already planning for next year's kindergarten.
Kindergarten registration has begun! Listed below is a link to D303’s registration page which includes all of the paperwork needed for registration. Feel free to print these forms off ahead of time and bring them in with you when you register your student as it will help your registration process go more smoothly.
PLEASE NOTE: The District has updated many of its forms including a requirement for additional paperwork to document proof of residency. This is noted on the Verification of Residency and Enrollment form which explains what kind of documentation is needed to be brought in for registration. Also be sure to bring an original birth certificate during this process.
Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends!
Looking Towards Next Year
As we approach spring, the Lincoln staff has already begun planning for your child’s transition to the next grade level. I am attaching a letter to you below.
Meals provided for any student or family
District 303 is providing meals for any student who needs it. The district is expanding the distribution, please see the attached information for the various locations and times for food distribution.
We have also heard from the USDA that there are SNAP scams happening. We are attaching a press release from them with a warning.