The Lincoln Lightning

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January 7th, 2022

Dear Lincoln Families:


Happy New Year! As we embrace 2022, some of us may choose to make resolutions. I think many of us use this as a time to think about the future and what we can do to improve. Our students, in keeping with their growth mindset focus, will continue to work toward their YET. During this month’s all-school Lightning Assembly, I will encourage the students to look at the root of resolution - resolute. The word resolute means admirably purposeful and determined. This is exactly what we’d like for our students to be as they work toward achieving their goals.


With half of our school year almost behind us and a large stretch of learning ahead, we will focus these next few months on setting goals and working with our students to discuss the steps they need to take to meet them. This is something you can be working on at home as well. You may want to set a goal of reading 20 minutes a night and then discuss with your child what you need to do as a family to support that goal. You may want to set a goal of being at school every day by 8:00am and discuss what you need to do to prepare for that. Setting obtainable goals, and monitoring progress towards these goals, helps instill a sense of purpose and supports a feeling of accomplishment.


We are looking forward to an amazing 2022. The best is YET to come!


In Partnership,


Michelle Miner, Ed.D


Principal, Lincoln Elementary

Revised Mitigation Strategies (approved at Dec. 13th, school board meeting)

District’s recommended modifications to the 2021-22 Re-Entry Plan. Changes include:


  • After exhibiting illness symptoms, individuals may submit a letter of clearance from a medical provider in lieu of conducting a ten (10) day quarantine or submitting a negative COVID-19 test. The letter must be dated after illness symptoms began and may only be used for the duration of the illness, not to exceed 30 days. Medical provider is defined as a board certified MD or DO, licensed nurse practitioner, or licensed physician assistant.
  • All unvaccinated individuals in a classroom will be quarantined when there is one positive case of COVID-19 reported in that classroom.
  • The requirement for social distancing for large gatherings in level 2 has been removed and replaced with a recommendation of 3’ of physical distance.
  • All physical distancing requirements in level 1 have been removed. This includes day-to-day activities and large events.

A revised version of the 2021-22 Re-Entry Plan can be found here.

Please make sure to click on the links below:

Junior Kindergarten News

Senior Kindergarten News

1st Grade News

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade News

4th Grade News

5th Grade News

Virtual Learning Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE: A switch to virtual learning is only an option for students who are diagnosed with COVID or who are currently in quarantine. Virtual learning is not an option for any other illness, parent excused absences, or family vacations.

Covid Vaccine Records

Please email student vaccine records to the school office so they can be entered into Infinite Campus. This will help determine who will have to quarantine when students are exposed at school. Thank you!

Winter Weather

The cold weather season is upon us! As a district we will be using the National Health Center’s rating scale of safe time outdoors. The “magic” number to keep children indoors is -5 degrees with the wind chill and temperature combination. Children love to play outside in the snow. As long as the weather permits, we take them out for recess. All students are expected to be outside unless there is a medical reason prohibiting them from doing so. Please be sure to send your child in boots, snow pants, a warm jacket, hat and mittens to be able to participate in snow activities. Don’t forget to label items with your child’s name so that we can return them if they are misplaced.

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, Jan. 17th - NO SCHOOL-MLK Jr. Day


Tuesday, Jan. 18th - Vision Screening


Friday, Jan. 28th - School Spirit Day - Hat Day


*Early Release - every Wednesday at 2:20pm


*Soft Landing for Morning Entry - 8:00-8:15am at our Underwood Ave. entrance. Please utilize our 'Hug and Go' area and be mindful of the handicapped parking area in the middle. Also, our neighbors would ask that you not block their driveways during this time and dismissal.

Math - Sense of Belonging

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Volunteers/Visitors

In an effort to make Lincoln the safest possible environment for our children, we ask that all visitors and volunteers please sign in at the office (Driver’s License required) and always wear a nametag identifying yourself as a visitor, including volunteering on our playground and our outdoor classroom. All staff members have been directed to ask adults not wearing proper identification to return to the office. We know you agree that safety must be our number one concern.

Also, we request that all volunteers and chaperones complete a background check verification form. We no longer use paper applications. In compliance with board policies, our district began this procedure a few years ago. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but this practice ensures the safest environment for our children. The completed background checks are valid for three years.