Lincoln's Weekly Newsletter
May 11, 2020
Thank you again parents for all that you have done during these past two months to keep students safe, engaged in learning, and reading. All of the staff here at Lincoln feel a deep partnership with you all as we work together to support our students. Have a great week and enjoy the warming temperatures! Summer is on the way!
Pick Up of Student Belongings May 15th and May 18th
When: May 15th from 8:00-2:00 and May 18th from 10:00-5:00
Where: Lincoln Elementary
How: We will have a slightly different procedure for pick up this time that will allow you to stay in your car and we will bring items to you.
- Please turn into our parking lot using the same procedures we use for drop off in the morning. As you come to the front of the building you'll be greeted by someone who will need your child's name and teacher, also if you ordered school pictures and if you pre-ordered a yearbook let the person know that too.
- You will pull up to the front of the car line and wait. A school personnel will bring out your child's belongings, pictures/yearbook if you ordered them, and give them to you through the passengers window of your car.
- When you have your belongings you can drive on.
We will hold any belongings that are not picked up until the 22nd of May. After that we will need to dispose of/donate the items so we can begin summer cleaning. If you have transportation issues or a significant issue that would prevent you from getting your child's belongings on the designated days, please call the main office to discuss alternative options. We expect the majority of parents to get belongings on either the 15th or 18th as it fits their time schedule.
Pictures and Yearbooks are IN!!!!
We do have a LIMITED amount of yearbooks that we can sell at this time. Yearbooks cost $15 and need to be paid for in cash. Please call Judy in the front office if you would like to reserve a yearbook. Yearbooks will be sold on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in buying one, please call 423-378-2360.
Do you have a library book at home???
FAQ For The End Of The School Year
Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 school year is now open, effectively immediately, via www.k12k.com, "Registration" on the homepage or click Student Registration Information. All new K-12 students may also register at this time.
Only Kingsport residents with children five (5) years of age on or before August 15, 2020 are eligible for Kindergarten. Parents/guardians must register for the school zoned for their residence; only parents or legal guardians may complete student registration documentation.
Enjoy some of these resources from Mrs. McReynolds
A Note From Mrs. Way, School Counselor
It is hard to believe this school year is almost coming to an end. I hate that we have had to attend school remotely for so long, but I am hopeful that we will be able to reconnect in the fall. I do a lot of emotions work with students during the school year. We talk about emotions, learn how to process emotions, and we learn about what each emotion means. I am also a huge fan of any way for students to see emotions in "real world" scenarios because that is where they will face them. I found a great resource for some emotion scavenger hunts that have been updated for this "stay at home" social distancing time.
I am still missing you all greatly! Please know that if you need anything, do not hesitate to contact us! We are here for you! You are not alone in whatever is happening... When you are a Lion, you are family!
Stay safe until we meet again
Kristen Way, School Counselor
KCS Food Distribution Program
This is an update regarding the current feeding program and our summer feeding program.
- Spring feeding (what we are currently doing) will continue through 5/21 at all sites and bus routes. We are giving out over 8,000 meals per day and to date have served over 200,000 meals.
- Summer Feeding program will start on 5/27 and end on 7/17. Preparation sites will be Washington, Sevier, and Johnson. Food will be available at these sites in a grab and go format (same as current program). Food does not have to be eaten on site which is different from past summers where they had to eat on site.
- Buses will not run door to door, but will serve multiple locations across the city. Food will be available at these sites for scheduled times. For example, a bus may go to a location for 20 minutes and then go to the next site. Sites will be churches, apartments, neighborhoods, etc. Each school, except for D-B, that is not a preparation site, will be a "stop" for a bus for a scheduled time.
- Once we have the bus stops scheduled with times, we will communicate out.