Lincoln's Weekly News Letter

Keeping you Updated While We Are Apart

Principal's Post

Dear Lincoln families,


These are some interesting times that we are in and I'm still wrapping my head around this long term closure and our extended time away from school. Know that Ms. Sheppard, the teachers, IAs, office staff, cafeteria staff, custodians, and myself are all thinking of each of you, your families and hoping that each of you are safe and well in our time apart.


In this update I will be sharing a variety of topics. I plan to begin sending you a weekly Smore instead of a monthly Smore during our closure so that I can keep you up-to-date and well-informed. Please feel free to email me any time you have additional questions or concerns.


I also want to try and reduce any anxiety you may be feeling about "homeschooling". First and foremost, please do not try to reproduce a 7.5 hour school day during this time. The work packets that we shared were meant to take much less time than a normal school day and are a way for students to maintain what they have learned this school year. We did not include any new material in the work packets. We planned for the packet work to begin on Monday, March 30th, and we separated reading and math tasks into daily sections. If you get behind, please don't have your child do multiple days in one setting. We completely understand that many of you are working from home and struggle to also be your child's "teacher". Do the best you can and know we understand! Also, feel free to reach out to your child's teacher via Dojo or email. As we continue throughout our school closure, teachers will be checking in with you periodically and will also be providing some additional support/contact time for students.


Again, feel free to contact me or your child's teacher if you have questions or need assistance. We will return your message within 24 hours Monday through Friday. I wish you health and happiness during this unprecedented time!

Let's Have Some Virtual Fun!

Even though we are home we can still have some fun together! This week is a Lincoln Spirit Week--AT YOUR HOUSE! Parents, you can get in on the fun too! Below is the break down for this week's fun to show your Lincoln Pride! Take pictures and send them to us (szahner@k12k.com) and we'll add some of them to next week's newsletter. You can also upload them to twitter at @KCS_Lincoln or @KCS_District. Dress up, have fun, and parents you are welcome to participate too!
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What Families Need To Know About Corona Virus

Marsha Musick, who identified this site for us to share, is a resources for us here at Lincoln. She is reaching out to families and providing information that you can use with your family during this time.

Resources For At Home Learning

Here are some websites that you can visit to support your student's learning at home. I'm sure many of these are duplicates of what you already have, but we hope you find something new in here that your lion will love!


Website URL

PBS Kids PBSkids.org

Switcheroo Zoo SwitcherooZoo.com

National Geographic for Kids Kids.NationalGeographic.com

Dr. Seuss Seussville.com

Little Golden Books LittleGoldenBooks.com

Starfall (reading and literacy) Starfall.com

Fun Brain Funbrain.com

(math, reading, Wimpy Kid)

National Constitution Center ConstitutionCenter.org

Into the Book Reading.ECB.org

Khan Academy (math) KhanAcademy.org

Storyline Online StoryLineOnline.net

(actors read to kids)

Highlights HighlightsKids.com

(yes, that magazine!)

KCS Food Distribution Program

Please click the following link for full details about the KCS feeding program. We encourage all families with children 18 and under to take advantage of this opportunity.


KCS Feeding Program

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What Have Some Of The Lincoln Staff Been Doing?

We are starting our third week out of school and out teachers have been up to lots of different things to keep themselves busy while they are away from their students. Here are a few snap shots from our staff.

Lincoln Lion's Are

Respectful, Responsible, Trustworthy, and Safe

(Even when they are at home and no one from school is watching! )

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