LINCOLN HILL H.S. & LINCOLN ACADEMY

Family Update - Week of September 5, 2022

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NO SCHOOL - Monday (Labor Day)

Hope For This Year... (From the Students)

Students were asked to share their "Hopes For This Year..." on a poster during our first two days of school. Below are a few quotes students shared:


  • "To get a good group of friends."
  • "To graduate with my peers by my side."
  • "To achieve a 3.0 or above again."
  • "Have a great GPA."
  • "Graduate."


We want all the hopes and dreams for our students to become a reality and we are committed to supporting all students in their endeavors.

Message from the Principal

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,


It was a great first two days of school! The team building activities on our first day of school provided students and staff the opportunity to build positive relationships to have a great start to the school year. Our activities required students to work together as teams and helped them to learn more about each other.


I am excited about this year and the great start we have had. Our teachers are engaged in the work around our district's promise: Every student in the Stanwood-Camano School District is empowered to learn in an inclusive setting and is prepared for the future of their choice.” Throughout the year, we will be sharing our progress towards this promise. We invite students and parents/guardians to partner along side us as we help all students prepare for the future of their choice. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know so we can assist. Staff emails are listed in this newsletter.


Have a great rest of your Labor Day weekend and we'll see students back on Tuesday!


Ryan Pike

Principal

Schedule This Week

NOTE: It is our first late start Wednesday of the year. Doors will open at 8:30 AM and school will begin at 9:00 AM. All other days, doors open at 7:10 AM and school begins at 7:40 AM.


Monday
: No School

Tuesday: Advisory Schedule

Wednesday: Late Start (School Starts at 9:00 AM)

Thursday: Advisory Schedule

Friday: Advisory Schedule

Teacher Contact Information


For additional help, students can reach out to our counselor, Christy Thompson at cthompson2@stanwood.wednet.edu.

Open House - Tuesday, September 13th

We will have an open house on Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. This will be a great opportunity to see our school and meet teachers. Food will be provided by Lincoln Collective Booster Club.


If you will be able to attend, please click on the link below to fill out a short survey so we can better plan for how much food to order.


OPEN HOUSE SURVEY


We hope you will be able to join us!

Chromebooks and Chargers

Chromebooks and chargers were passed out on Friday to all students. Students need to make sure that their Chromebook are charged and ready everyday for school.


It is the student's responsibility to keep the Chromebook in good condition throughout the year. Damaged and lost Chromebooks and chargers will be assessed a fee for replacement.


Fee for Damaged or Not Returned Technology:

Unreturned / Damaged Beyond Repair Chromebook - $250

Unreturned / Replacement Chromebook Adapter - $25

Damaged Chromebook Screen - $40

Damaged Chromebook Keyboard - $40

Lunch Information / Free and Reduced Lunch Application

During the 2022-2023 school year, we will be going back to paid meals. You will want to add money to your student's account (available at the end of August), send your student to school with money, or apply for the Free and Reduced meal program (CLICK HERE).


Menu Prices


6th-12th

Breakfast: $1.75

Lunch: $3.25


Adult

Breakfast: $2.75

Lunch: $4.75


Reduced K-12

Breakfast: $0.00

Lunch: $0.00


Milk

$0.50

$0.50

Student Handbook

The Handbook & Directory for Parents/Guardians is available on the school website. Please take the time to review the student handbook with your student if you have not done so already. (Click Here)

Pictures / Student ID Card

We ask that all students get their photos taken for identification purposes. Students need to be dressed appropriately for their school photo – no pets, hats, or crazy hair.


Picture day for both schools is Wednesday, September 21st @ Lincoln Hill and make-ups are Scheduled for October 26th. Times will be shared when they are determined.


All students, including seniors and remote students, need to come in and have their picture taken for their ID card.

Family Access

Family Access is available to all parents within our district. There is no registration process to go through. To obtain your login and password, please call Kjersti Sundberg at (360) 629-1340.


With this up-to-the-minute information, you can be a more proactive member of your child's educational team. If you have a question or need an answer prior to parent-teacher conferences, staff email addresses are provided through our website for your convenience. If you don't have access to a computer, please contact the high school so arrangements can be made for you to get access.


Family access is located at: https://lhh.stanwood.wednet.edu/

This will bring you to Lincoln Hill High School’s main web page. From there you need to click on the Skyward Family Access link located in the gray boxes about halfway down the page. A new page will pop up asking you for your login and password. Login and password are not case-sensitive.

Once you are logged in you can personalize your password if you would like to.


We welcome you to Family Access and hope you will find this electronic "tool" an important part of your ongoing relationship with the Stanwood-Camano School District.


If you have any problems accessing the site, or have any questions, please call Kjersti at the above number or email her at ksundberg@stanwood.wednet.edu.

Student Attendance

Good school attendance is important for success in school and as a foundation for successful careers and relationships. The highlight of a quality educational experience is the interaction of an enthused, knowledgeable teacher and an interested student. Those not in class are denied this experience. The best policy for students and parents is to prearrange all necessary absences before the student is absent. Parents/guardians may prearrange by calling or sending a note to the Attendance Secretary.


Because it is the legal responsibility of teachers to maintain accurate records on student attendance, the Board of Directors has established attendance criteria that emphasize the importance of good attendance for student achievement. The following procedures will be in effect at Lincoln Academy and Lincoln High School:

  1. Attendance will be taken each period.

  2. All students, regardless of age, must follow all school rules, including attendance rules.

(RCW 28A.225)



Procedure for excusing your child's absences (LA/LHHS)


  • Absences must be excused within 72 hours of the student's return to school.

  • Parents and guardians may excuse absences by calling the attendance secretary at 360-629-1340, through Absence Notification using their Family Access password, by emailing rmidthun@stanwood.wednet.edu, or by dropping off a note to the attendance office.

  • Messages on notes, voicemail, or email should include the first AND last name of the student, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence, and the parent or guardian’s signature.

  • Lincoln Hill High School defines excused absences as absences due to illness, appointment, mental health, or family business. Any other attendance reasons will need to be reviewed and approved by the principal to be excused.

  • If the student has classes at Stanwood High School AND Lincoln Hill High School, you must contact BOTH schools to excuse absences. (only applicable to LHHS students)


If your child arrives late to school


  • Students arriving late to school must sign in on the attendance log sheet located in the main office. If a parent or guardian is not able to come in and sign for the student, then they must call the attendance office or send a note excusing the tardiness. The student must write the time of their arrival on the note


If your child needs to leave school early


  • If a student needs to leave school early, the student must bring a note from the parent/guardian requesting the absence. The student should bring the note to the Attendance Office before school and they will receive an "Early Dismissal Pass" allowing them to sign themselves out of school.

  • Leaving campus without permission will not be excused after the fact.

  • Students should never leave school without properly checking out through the office. If an emergency arises, which requires the student to leave school, the parent or guardian must notify the school.


It is best to send a note in the morning to have the student get an early dismissal pass. This prevents interrupting a teacher during class and the student can just show the teacher the pass and leave quietly.


ATTENDANCE NOTIFICATIONS TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS (LA/LHHS)


Auto dialer: Automated telephone calls are made to inform guardians of one (1) or more unexcused absences from class each school day.


Attendance Letters: "Unexcused Absence" letters will be mailed home weekly for students that missed 50% or more of their scheduled classes for 2 or more days.


Mental Health Update for Attendance (LA/LHHS)


During the 2022 legislative session, House Bill 1834 was passed. This bill directed the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to categorize a student’s absence from school due to a mental health reason, as an excused absence due to illness, health condition, or medical appointment. The updated language for an excused absence now states physical health or mental health symptoms, illness, health condition, or medical appointment for the student or person for whom the student is legally responsible. Examples of symptoms, illness, health conditions, or medical appointments include, but are not limited to, medical, counseling, mental health wellness, dental, optometry, pregnancy, and behavioral health treatment (which can include in-patient or out-patient treatment for chemical dependency or mental health).

Attending Dances at SHS

Dance passes will be given out for special dances only (Tolo, Valentine's Day, Homecoming and Senior Prom). Guest must be a student or employed (in good standing) or present college status and be under the age of 21. Students from other schools need to be students in good standing to attend Stanwood High School dances. Former Lincoln Hill High School and Stanwood High School students must have been students in good standing while attending Stanwood High School to attend dances. Students that pose potential discipline problems based on current or past behavior will be prohibited from attending dances. The final decision rests with the Stanwood High School administrators.


All students attending dances must show school ID. Guest passes for dances after Friday night games will not be issued. Middle school students are not allowed to attend any high school-sponsored dances. Potential guests 21 and older will not be allowed to attend high school dances. Guests will be required to present a photo ID to verify their age and identity at the event. Photo ID will be returned upon leaving the event.


The following rules apply to Stanwood High School students and guests attending school-sponsored dances:


  1. Only face-to-face dancing

  2. No obscene dancing (to include: simulated sexual acts, freak dancing, sandwiching, lap dancing, mosh pits, and no hands touching any part of another person’s body that a swimsuit would cover).

Fees for 2022-2023 School Year

LHHS ASB Card - $40 (can be purchased at LHHS or SHS)

LA ASB Card - $20 (can be purchased at SMS or PSMS)

LHHS -Traffic Safety Education $440

LHHS - State knowledge test at SHS $25

LA Athletic Pay to Participate $50 per sport max of $100

LHHS Athletic Pay to Participate $100


There may be additional fees related to courses taken at SHS. Please talk with Stanwood High School office staff for more information.

Traffic Safety Education

Stanwood High School Traffic Safety Fall Session 1, September 13 to October 14, 2022, will be enrolling student-drivers starting Monday, August 22nd. Registration packets will be available in the main SHS office, in the SHS Commons, online at the SHS website/school departments/traffic safety education, and Lincoln Hill High School main office. Class will be online with in-person driving. Questions contact: Scott Knight , SHS TSE Coordinator 360-348-8009 or email dknight@stanwood.wednet.edu


TSE ORIENTATION DUI NIGHT: Wednesday, September 14th from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. online. Students and parents enrolled in TSE are required to attend an Orientation Night/DUI Night. We will be issuing students the Traffic Safety course books and materials, covering the state requirements of the class and have a state-mandated DUI presentation. If parents/students have a prior commitment there are other options available to make-up missing Orientation/DUI night.

Volunteer Information

We always welcome volunteers. For more information about volunteering please visit the following link: https://www.stanwood.wednet.edu/community/volunteer

Important Dates for Lincoln Hill High School

September 1st - First Day of School - School starts at 7:40 for ALL students.

September 5th - No School/Labor Day
September 16th - Advisory
September 19th-24th - Stanwood High School Homecoming Week

September 21st - Picture Day
September 24th - Homecoming Dance
October 20th - State Earthquake Drill
October 21st - No School/Teacher Curriculum Day

October 26th - Picture retakes

Important Dates for Lincoln Academy

September 1st - First Day of School - School starts at 7:40 for ALL students.
September 5th - No School/Labor Day
September 16th - Advisory

September 21st - Picture Day

October 20th - State Earthquake Drill
October 21st - No School/Teacher Curriculum Day

October 26th - Picture retakes

Bell Schedules

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Student Calendar

Click the link below to access the student calendar:

Student Calendar

SUICIDE PREVENTION AND CRISIS RESOURCES

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DISTRICT NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, programs, or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.


El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200.