Lincoln Weekly Buzzz
Week of January 18 - January 21, 2022
Dear Lincoln Families,
I hope each of you enjoyed the weekend and took some time to remember and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This past Friday, Knox Middle School held their annual MLK Parade where our Drumline and Majorettes brought joy and tradition throughout the neighborhood.
We are living in trying times and the challenges of COVID-19 have made managing day to day difficult. We continue to experience significant student absences and staffing shortages and we are working hard to support our students and manage classroom coverage to keep our school open. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work in partnership to keep our students and staff healthy and safe.
Please visit our District’s COVID-19 Information Webpage for details regarding testing, vaccine and FAQs.
We want to remind our employees and school families that our mask mandate for all schools and district properties remains in place. Now more than ever, with omicron being highly contagious, it is very important that an appropriate mask is worn at all times, unless eating outside.
Cloth masks alone are not as effective as other options, although they are still allowed. Better options are surgical masks, which have a nose wire, or a surgical mask in combination with a cloth mask. If wearing two masks, wear a surgical mask (paper disposable) under the cloth mask. Two surgical masks should not be combined as they are not designed to fit tightly, and N95 masks should never be combined with any other mask.
As of January 10, 2022, district indoor activities, events, and school dances are no longer allowable based on the number of positive COVID-19 case rates in San Diego County. This status will be reconsidered on January 31, 2022 based on the number of COVID-19 cases in the county.
COVID Information from the School Nurse
This is our current process for sick students.
Students sick with any of these symptoms should stay home, or will be sent home from school:
☐ Fever with or no chills > 100.0F
☐ Shortness of breath
☐ Nasal congestion/Rhinorrhea (Runny Nose)*
☐ Sore Throat
☐ New Loss of Taste/Smell
☐ Muscle/Body Aches*
☐ Poor Feeding or Poor Appetite*
If your student has any of these symptoms, please isolate your student at home and follow these steps to return to school:
*If your student has a chronic pre-existing condition that causes these symptoms, your student may come to school if a “Certification of Chronic Medical Condition” form is on file. Due to these symptoms, please isolate your student at home and follow these steps:
• Your student may return 24 hours after symptoms are improving and no fever with a negative COVID-19 PCR-NAAT test (please note: Antigen and at-home tests are not allowed)
o You may send a copy of the result to your school health office firstname.lastname@example.org
• If you do not wish to get a COVID-19 test, your student must stay home for 10 days after their symptom(s) first began, if their symptoms are better and no fever for 24 hours before returning to school without fever reducing medications
• If your student’s symptoms are severe or are not improving after 24 hours, please contact your family doctor or 211 if you do not have a doctor for follow-up and care
• Please send your student to the health office when returning to campus after being out.
• If your student tested positive in the last 90 days and again has new symptoms at this time, please call your family doctor and ask what to do next. Your student may return to school 10 days after their new symptoms started, or when your doctor says it is ok to return.
Independent Study Contracts
L6 - Saturday School
"L6" Lincoln 6th Day of School (also known as Saturday School) is an additional instructional day offering academic support in various core subject areas to help students reach their academic goals. L6 program is designed based on the need of the school community and students registered to attend. L6 provides instruction for a minimum of four (4) hours 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM and must conform to the regular minimum school day requirements. A nutritious meal provided by SDUSD’s Food Services Department will be offered to all participating students during the instructional day.
Currently L6 will be offering Math and English support for those students that need extra help. In the near future, we will be implementing additional core subject curriculum, including
but not limited to physical education, arts, music, theatre, online learning, robotics, technology, etc. to help support specific student needs.
Students attending may make up all day school absents and class tardies, while participating in the L6 instructional day.
L6 participation is made available to all students on a voluntary
basis and is funded by sites recovering Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for
full day absences.
Students must enroll to participate by the Thursday prior to the next L6 session. Students can enroll ----->HERE<----- or scan the QR code above.
Attendance Office & Enrollment
Please call or email our attendance office if your student will be out. Alpha Assignments...
- A- D - Cathy Dominguez* (ext. 3011) email@example.com
- E - L - Rosa Gallardo* (ext. 3013) firstname.lastname@example.org
- M-Q - Vidya Singh (ext. 3012) email@example.com
- R - Z - Michelle Mitchel (ext. 2146) firstname.lastname@example.org
* Habla Español
Click here for the up to date information from the Counseling Department
Work Permits are now obtained through the District. All minors under age 18 must have a work permit. Please click here for more information.
Attention ALL returning Hornets! The Lincoln Athletics Program is in need of athletes to fill up our 2021-22 Season! No prior experience necessary! Just come with an open mind, a positive attitude and the willingness to put in some work. Simply scan the QR Code below, sign into your google account to complete the Google Form and we will be in touch! We’re looking forward to your participation.
DISTRICT MESSAGE ABOUT ATHLETIC PHYSICALS
2021-22 athletic physical packets have officially been posted to www.athleticclearance.com as of Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The San Diego Unified School District is offering a one year grace period where the physicals for the 2021-22 school year are acceptable one year from their date of clearance; however in the 2022-23 school year, all physicals will need to be completed after June 1st to be covered for the entirety of the 2022-23 school year
This is the ASB online store it is open 24/7/365 and ships straight to you once your order is processed. 20% off of orders of $85 or more until the end of January!! ASB does make a percentage of profit on each item.
This is the link to the girls soccer online store. We make $5 off of every product sold to support both JV and Varsity Girls soccer. This store is only open January 11 through January 24th and your items ship when the store closes!
MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports)
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Team at Lincoln provides proactive academic, social-emotional and behavioral strategies for students with various needs.
You can assist students in receiving the supports they need to be successful by emailing their counselor for academic support or refer students using the Intervention Referral Form on the counseling website for social-emotion and basic needs.
Reasons to Complete the Intervention Referral Form:
-If a student is struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self harm or any other mental health issues
- If a student is going without basic needs (housing, food, hygiene products, clothing, etc.)
- If a student has a general health issues (vision, sick visit, hearing, etc.)
Intervention Referral Form - English
Nursing & Wellness
Sick and symptomatic students must not come to school. Please contact the School Nurse if your student has a chronic condition she needs to be aware of. Please contact the School Nurse Ms.Bree Williamson at email@example.com or at (619) 266-6500 ext. 3050 or the Health Technician Ms. Deen Liwanag at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (619) 266-6500 ext. 2137. Please contact our attendance office and report your student’s absence if he/she/they are unable to attend classes in person or on-line.
Testing Information for Students
All families are now required to make a choice on Covid testing at the start of the new school year. Every family must complete the below form and submit their response online at this time. Free Covid testing in school not only helps prevent the spread of the virus, but it also helps more students stay in school and continue their education.
To opt-in for testing for your child, please complete the COVID-19 Testing Acknowledgement Form on PowerSchool. Please Note: A PowerSchool Username and Password will be required to complete this form. If you do not have the Access ID and Password for your student, please contact Ms. Jarvis at email@example.com to obtain this information.
All Transcript Requests must be made using the following google form:
-All current Lincoln High Students and Alumni/ Former Students of Lincoln High from the class of 2015 to 2025:
USE THE FOLLOWING LINK LHS Transcript Request Form C/O 2015-2025
**Please note Alumni/Former LHS Students: Copy/Picture of government issued ID is required. Allow 5 business days for processing.
High School Registrar: Ms. Molina-Cordova
How to get help with...
Student and Family Support Hotline
We have established a hotline for students, parents and guardians who need support in accessing live zoom classes. The hotline is open Monday – Friday from 8:15am – 11:45am.
English & Spanish 619-732-6282
If you need help with your district Chromebook or other devices used for Online Learning, contact the Distance Learning Technical Support Line at (619) 732-1400.
Hours of operation are 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.
Textbooks (Drop off and Pick Up)
Please contact our Library Tech, Ms. Liwanag at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-266-6500 ext. 3055 to schedule an appointment.
Please contact our SIS Site Tech, Ms. Jarvis at email@example.com or 619-266-6500 ext. 2609 for assistance.
Please take a moment to review our district’s Family Engagement Website to learn about Parent Leadership opportunities, workshops, resources and more.