Lincoln's Latest

Week of February 8th, 2021

Newsletter at a Glance

  • Note from the Dean - Black History Month
  • NEW Remote Learning Schedule
  • Book Club for Lincoln Parents/Guardians
  • Yearbook - Upcoming Deadlines
  • Counselors' Corner - T-Mobile Hotspots, first come first serve!
  • Career & College Readiness
  • Athletics & Clubs
  • Lincoln Library & Tech Help
  • Grade Level Schoology Groups
  • Family App Registration

Weekly Student Broadcast

Click here to view this week's student broadcast!

Note: To access the video, you must use your student's Microsoft Office account (, school password)

Note from the Dean

"You have to come out and be strong enough to accept whatever consequences come." - Ernestine Eckstein

For week 2 of Black History Month, we travel to New York to celebrate Ernestine Eckstein, a Black activist and LGBTQ rights trailblazer in the 1960s. She led the New York chapter of the first lesbian civil and political rights organization in the U.S., using her experience as a Black civil rights activist to move the LGBTQ rights movement forward. As a Black woman who was courageously public about her identity as a lesbian, she was often viewed as "radical". Additionally, she was resilient when facing the challenges of embracing her overlapping identities as a Black lesbian woman.

Eckstein and her colleague Frank Kameny organized annual Reminder Day protests which were held every 4th of July in Philadelphia as a reminder that LGBTQ folks did not have their constitutional rights. Eckstein is yet another example of a Black woman overcoming oppressive structures in ways that benefit not only the Black community, but also LGBTQ and other oppressed communities. While she passed away in 1992, her resilient spirit lives on in groups that continue to fight for justice for Black and LGBTQ communities (i.e., NAACP, Audre Lorde Project, National Black Justice Coalition, Trans Women of Color Collective). Learn about other Black, queer activists here.

Find other Black History Month resources here.

***New Remote Learning Schedule***

Our schedule is changing on February 8th, the first day of second semester.

Here's what you need to know:

  • We will continue remote learning with this new schedule until further notice from the Health Department and school district.
  • At this time, Lincoln students will NOT physically come into the building unless they are in a self-contained program.
  • This schedule will allow us to be prepared to transition into hybrid learning once it's safe.

Monday & Thursday

  • 1st Period: 7:45-8:15 AND 11:05-12:05
  • 2nd Period: 8:20-8:50 AND 12:10-1:10
  • 3rd Period: 8:55-9:25 AND 1:15-2:15

Tuesday & Friday

  • 4th Period: 7:45-8:15 AND 11:05-12:05
  • 5th Period: 8:20-8:50 AND 12:10-1:10
  • 6th Period: 8:55-9:25 AND 1:15-2:15


  • 1st Period: 9:25-10:05
  • 2nd Period: 10:10-10:50
  • 3rd Period: 10:55-11:35
  • 4th Period: 12:10-12:50
  • 5th Period: 12:55-1:35
  • 6th Period: 1:40-2:20

Book Club for Lincoln Parents/Guardians

During this book club, we'll be diving into "The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents" to not only learn ways to support our kids, but also foster a collective space for parents/guardians to connect and collaborate about parenting. We hope that you'll join us! At this time, the Parent/Guardian Book Club will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams.

We'll even provide the book for you for free! If you'd like to preview the book, click here.

Interested in joining the book club? Complete this form:

If you don't want to join the book club, but you would like the free book, fill out the form below:

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Hendrix at


Order your Yearbook today!

There are important deadlines coming up regarding the Lincoln yearbook. Prices for yearbook are currently $45 and can be order online only. Order here!

Submit Student Portraits: Deadline 2/15

Please go to the direct Lincoln HS yearbook sales page and use the code: LHS2021 to upload your student portrait for the yearbook. If no portrait is submitted, students photographs from last year will be used. If no photograph can be found, we will create a Teams Meeting Icon (Circle with First Name and Last Name Initials).

Senior Baby Photos: Deadline 2/26

Senior Baby photographs will be due on February 26. Students can either submit baby photographs the same way as Student Portraits using the website or upload photographs via this link.

Senior Graduation Ads: Deadline 3/28

A Senior Grad Ad consists of a message to a graduating senior and is usually accompanied by recent and/or past photograph(s). Students featured in ads do not see the ads until the yearbook is distributed by the school. Ads can be purchased and created by parents or other family members from

All Graduations Ads are subject to review by the yearbook staff. If a Graduation Ad needs to be edit or changed, an email will be sent to the Individuals who purchased the ad letting them know what edit or edits that would need to be made. Individuals will resend information and then be sent a revised proof of the ad to be viewed and approved by purchaser to allow time for any adjustments before the yearbooks go to print.

Yearbook adviser: Reid Callan,

Counselors' Corner

Community Resource Center (CRC)

Hi ABES! The CRC has a limited number of T-Mobile HotSpots for students who do not have internet access. If you need one, please email Ms Taulaga or AbesCRC to coordinate! First come, first serve, and there are a limited number available.

As always, the CRC is here to support students and families with what they need to be successful. If you or another student you know has a basic need like internet, stable housing, or food insecurity we are here to help! Please contact us at, or check out our Covid Resource Guide.

-Ms Ha and Ms Hart

Lincoln Community Resource Center,


Grade Level Schoology Groups

Students: Join your grade level Schoology group to stay on top of important information!

Access code for 9th grade: 87MD-VNN4-5XR5D

Access code for 10th gradee: HFHT-5HXG-F32GS

Access code for 11th grade: 5XRN-TDNP-PDHFZ

Access code for 12th grade: RNJN-MKHZ-XRX5V

Counselor Caseloads

Mr. Bergman (Last Names A-G):; Book an appointment

Mr. Clausen (Last Names H-P):; Book an appointment

Ms. Munday (Last Names Q-Z):; Book an appointment

Career & College Readiness

MASH Multicare Nurse Camp Presentation (10th-12th Grade)

Wednesday, Feb. 10th, 1-2pm

This is an online event.

Are you a current high school sophomore, junior, or senior interested in a healthcare career? You won't want to miss the MultiCare Academy Students in HealthCare (M.A.S.H.) Camp Presentation. MultiCare Academy Students in HealthCare (M.A.S.H.) camp- (formerly known as Nurse Camp) is a unique opportunity to explore these exciting careers — and thanks to gracious donations from a variety of community organizations and businesses, including MultiCare Health System, the M.A.S.H. is totally FREE! You’ll be introduced to the multifaceted world of the healthcare professions working in a hospital setting. Pre-registration is required here:

After you pre-register, you can participate in this event through this Teams link:

Click here to join the meeting

SENIORS: Complete your High School & Beyond Plan by 2/19

The deadline to complete your HSBP is Friday, February 19th!

Seniors: see your TPS Schoology Page for the High School and Beyond Plan course “HSBP12”
Complete this as part of your graduation requirements. For questions or support, contact:

Mr. Jamila Jones holds a drop in session every Wednesday from 11:30am - 12:30pm. Here’s the link to join to HSBP drop in meetings.


Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) - deadline 2/11

This is a great opportunity for students who intend to earn their bachelor's degree OR a certificate, apprenticeship, or associate's degree.

Attend the WSOS workshop session on Tuesday 2/9 from 3-4:30pm for application assistance. Students who participate will be entered into a gift card raffle!!!

For more scholarship information, check out the attachment below or email Mr. Jones at

World Language Competency Assessment

World Language Competency Assessment for possible credit and Seal of Biliteracy

This year for Seniors (12th grade) only – deadline to sign up is 2/28/21: sign up using this form.

Questions? Contact Mr. Sadler –

SAT Sign Up for Juniors

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions. We are administering the SAT 3 times this spring for juniors: 3/3, 3/24, & 4/27. The deadline to register for each test is 1 week before the test date.

Register by selecting 1 date on this form.

Prepare for the SAT

  • SAT/PSAT Prep through the Tacoma Public Library. To access this resource, you will need to sign in using your TPS student ID number and this TPL password: 1234. If this sign in doesn’t work, here is a link to the form to update your TPL status/access for the school year.
  • Free and official SAT/PSAT Test Prep through Khan Academy is available here.

Juniors: Apply for Achievers Scholars

The Achievers Scholars program can help you succeed by offering support with:

  • College Planning
  • College Applications
  • Personal Statements
  • Financial Aid Applications
  • Much more!

Apply now!

Contact Rob Jones for more info.

Virtual Village

MDC TRiO offers a Virtual Village after school twice a week where students (9-12th grade) can access:

  • Tutoring
  • Homework help
  • SAT or ACT prep
  • Personal statements
  • Resume writing
  • Job or college interviews
  • FAFSA and WASFA completion
To access these services, check out the flyer below!

Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS)

For decades, Sister Cities International has leveraged the power of art to transform societies and transcend cultural boundaries through the Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS). The showcase has given youth worldwide the opportunity to express their vision for a more unified, peaceful world through original art and literature.

This year, the Tacoma Sister Cities Council will partner with our international organization to sponsor a local Tacoma Young Artists and Authors Showcase 2021. We would like to invite all young people in the City of Tacoma and in all of Tacoma’s fourteen sister cities to participate in this competition. There will be six categories: Art, Written Word – Prose and Poetry, Music – Original and Reinterpreted and Photography. Up to five winning local entries and five international entries in each category will be entered in the Sister Cities International competition. Please see our website for details and entry form. Deadline to enter is March 26th, 2021.

Contact Mr. Sadler if you have questions.

Athletics & Clubs


Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

A message from the club advisers: We are a club that meets Thursdays at 2:30. We are a club that welcomes students of all gender and sexual orientations. We discuss queer history, current events, and play games. It is a cool fun club and all are welcome.

Interested in joining?

Email Mr. Kelly, Ms. Jansen, Mr. Ruby, or Mrs. Brazley


MindsMatter253 is: A network of partners, families, students, and educators dedicated to supporting the well-being of the Tacoma community. The purpose is to reconnect with the strengths of cultural practices that contribute to positive mindset and growth.

Mindsmatter253’s goal is to create a safe place free of judgement, provide an opportunity for participants to talk to someone about coping mechanisms, and educate each other on social emotional well-being. This is open to all students and their families.

For more information, contact Logic Amen

Lincoln Library

High School Librarian Office Hours – Monday-Friday from 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Find info & links here: 2 or more high school librarians will be in Teams to help


  • Schoology
  • Office 365
  • Edgenuity
  • Computer help
  • Digital resources
  • Family support
  • Reading & book recommendations
  • Info questions

Click here for more information on resources: Live Tutoring, Digital Resources, Research Help, and much more!

Interested in joining a reading community?

Click here for our latest newsletter for Project Lit Abes Book Club. Read, discuss, write, meet authors, cook, bake, and serve our community! Sign up to officially join and click here for more information on our book club!

Want more information on book access? Opportunities to check out library books currently

Have a Schoology or Tech need? Get live assistance or see my contact info below:

Mrs. Sierra,

(253) 571-6792

Register for the Family App Today!

Families are required to complete a daily COVID-19 health screening form on in-person learning days. Completing the Family App registration process below allows you to access the daily online COVID-19 health screening form from a laptop, tablet or mobile device.

Registration steps:

  • Register here by entering the email your child’s school has on file for you. (Tip: Only use the Chrome web browser on any device; or update to the latest iOS version (14+) on your Apple device.)
  • Once that’s complete, you’ll receive an invitation in your email to complete the process.

How to complete the daily health screening

On your child’s first day in a school building, you can access the COVID-19 screening form from a laptop, tablet or mobile device at You can also watch videos on how to translate the Family App webpage into Spanish. Watch the video in English or watch the video in Spanish.

For more information visit the TPS website or call the HELP desk at 253-571-HELP.

Helpful Information


Transcript Requests

Direct link:


Go to the Lincoln website. Under About, select Transcript Request

To Pay a Fine Online

  1. Go to Tacoma Public Schools Website -
  2. Click on Schools then Lincoln -
  3. Click on Contact then payments -
  4. Follow directions to complete your payment.
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