Lincoln High School Patriot Press

August 2020

Patriot Notes by Dr. Laura Raeder, Principal

Ready….Set….Go! Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. We are excited to finally have students in the building! Staff members have spent the summer making certain Lincoln High School is ready for students. The entire school has been deep cleaned and we are anxious to meet the new and returning students. LHS is dedicated to providing the safe and exemplary education that you expect from Lincoln High School.

Alongside me will be Joey Struwe, Activities Principal, and Mitch Lynch, Assistant Principal. A long-time LHS math teacher rounds out our administration team. Danyelle Brown, our new Assistant Principal, has been at LHS for almost 20 years and we are excited for her to serve all LHS students and families. Additionally, we have several new teachers that will be joining our already powerful staff: Abby Berke, English; Lynae Dadisman VanDenTop, Math; Tyler Fluth, Social Studies; Ashley McKeown, World Language; Kyle Muhlenbeck, SPED; Jacob Noordermeer, Fine Arts; Travis Schafer, Social Studies; Kyle Stegeman, Science; Brooke Weber, English.

Our first scheduled opportunity to meet is Patriot Power Day on August 13th. On this day you will receive your schedule, get your ID picture taken, prepay for lunches, yearbooks, activity passes, and pay any fees. There are also a limited number of parking permits available to Seniors and Juniors (one per family.) Students must have all fees paid prior to receiving a parking permit or Chromebook. More information about this day will be mailed and emailed to you.

Have a great rest of the summer! Go Pats!

Lincoln High School Calendar of Events


29—New Band Member Day

30—Band Spat Camp Begins


3—Cheer, Dance, Soccer, Softball, 1st practice

10—Tennis, Golf, 1st practice

13—Patriot Power Day for all LHS students

13—Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, 1st practice

20—PST’s, 9th Grade and students new to LHS, 5:30-9:00 PM

27—First Day of School, 8:20 AM-3:15 PM


1—2nd Picture Day

4—No School, Labor Day Break

5--President's Bowl

7-- Back to School Event for Native American Students

7—No School, Labor Day Break

18--Red Letter Day (RLD) Homecoming


for Native American Students

Friday, August 7, 2020

Anytime between 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Instructional Planning Center (IPC) – 201 East 38th Street

Entrance B on the east side of the building

Vouchers will be available.

Students must be enrolled in the Sioux Falls School District and in the Office of Indian Education Program

Bus passes for high school students will be available.

Our usual “open house” format has been changed this year so that we may still say hi, have paperwork handed in and registration needs completed while keeping your health a top priority. For the safety of everyone, if possible, please send only one parent/guardian per family to this event and keep children at home

Patriot Power Day is Thursday, August 13 for ALL Students

Due to COVID-19 we will have many precautions in place this year. We have extended the time for this event and markings will be in place for students to remain six feet apart. The volunteers will be wearing masks and students who attend are encouraged to wear masks. Many stations will be outside; and doors will be propped open inside the Lincoln building to decrease exposure to frequently touched surfaces. We will also have designated one-way hallways where students may be walking. Many items can be paid for online prior to Patriot Power Day. Students do not need to attend this Patriot Power Day. If students attend, they will be able to pick up class schedules, take school pictures and receive their student ID’s. Activity passes, chromebook insurance, yearbooks and school lunches will be available for purchase.

Seniors First Names starting

A – M 8:00 – 8:45 am

N – Z 8:45 - 9:30 am

Juniors First Names starting

A – M 9:30 –10:15 am

N – Z 10:15 - 11:00 am

Sophomores First Names starting

A – M 11:00 -11:45 am

N – Z 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Freshmen First Names starting

A – I 12:30 - 1:30 pm

J - R 1:30 - 2:30 pm

S – Z 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Freshmen--there will be upperclassmen in the gym to assist you with optional tours of the building after you complete your registration.

Picture IDs: School dress code applies. Seniors, your picture ID must resemble your driver’s license. Alterations in appearance may delay your ID and ability to get a parking permit. To use a credit card and preorder pictures go to: WWW.SCHERLING.PREORDERPHOTOS.COM ACCESS CODE: X85SE6 (access code expires at 11:59 pm on August 13)

Information Update: Your student’s annual information update is all online. Parents, please complete that information through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal PRIOR to Patriot Power Day. Parents who have not completed this online will do so at the registration tables on this day. You may also stop at the school office where we can assist you or view this video on how to complete this form online.

If you did not get an August newsletter emailed to you, click here

Online Parking Permits: Lincoln students (Grades 11-12) will be able to apply and pay for a student parking permit online. Only one permit will be available per family. We have limited space at Lincoln, so no one has a guaranteed parking permit. To apply, students must have all fees paid and the 2020-21 annual information update form must be completed. Once the permit is paid for the student can pick it up on Patriot Power Day or later in the LHS office. You will need the following for your online application: Student ID, driver’s license and license plate numbers, vehicle make, model, color, and year.

The application window is open July 27 - August 13 (Seniors) and August 3 - August 13 (Juniors) beginning at 8:00 am. Here is the link to the page:

For more information on how to purchase a parking pass online view this video.

Remember to complete these forms and bring SEPARATE checks for pictures, parking permits, yearbooks, lunch money, activity tickets, chromebook insurance, or fines that you need to pay. If you wish to pay for fees by credit card that may done through Infinite Campus located at this link:

View this video to see how to pay fees on Infinite Campus.

If you will not be here on August 13, then you will get your schedule in Ad Room at the beginning of the day on August 27. The makeup day taking your ID picture will be on Tuesday, September 1.

Parent-Student-Teacher (PST) Night is Thursday, August 20, from 5:30 - 9:00 pm with an open house format for incoming 9th graders and students new to Lincoln. Returning students (10th – 12th grades) do not need to attend.

First Day for students with last names A-K is August 27th and the first day for students with last names L-Z is August 28th. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

We need your help!

Donations are being accepted for cloth face masks and bottles of hand sanitizer. Please drop off items at the LHS office at any time. We appreciate any effort to keep our students and faculty healthy.

ORDER Lincoln Patriot Face Masks

Cost=$7/mask or 3 for $20, make checks out to LHS Boys Basketball

2 designs (Option A) or (Option B):

Adjustable ear straps

Metal nose bridge

Individually packaged

Help show your PATRIOT PRIDE while following school guidelines

& supporting the LHS Boys Basketball team.

Pre-order NOW by using the signup genius link!

Pick up location and times:

Terese Hammerstrom’s: 4413 S. Hickory Hill Rd (1 mile south of LHS), August 26 and 27,

8:00-9:00 AM and 2:00-8:00 PM

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Important Return to Learn Information

The District's Return to Learn Plans are firmly rooted in guidance from local and state public health officials, support from infectious disease doctors from Avera and Sanford, and the CDC.

Students and staff are expected to complete the health screen self-evaluation daily before arriving at school.

Because decisions will be made quickly to protect the health and safety of students and staff, it is critical that parents/guardians provide accurate and updated contact information, including phone numbers, address, emergency contact information, etc. Parents/guardians must contact the school office when information changes.

Families are encouraged to have a plan for childcare and at-home learning, if it becomes necessary.

Daily Symptom Checklist for Staff and Students

Please review these instructions daily at home before school.

Update Student Contact Information & Make Payments Here

Update your Student Information online before August 13th. For instructions on how click the button above.

Starting this school year the Sioux Falls School District has

a new Grading Scale. See below:

A 90-100

B 80-89.9

C 70-79.9

D 60-69.9

F 59.9 and below

We have also adopted semester grading. Semester grading also allows students to demonstrate proficiency throughout the semester. Each semester will now be 85% of the final grade and the semester test will remain 15% of the final grade.

Teachers will still post grades through infinite Campus to continue to provide real time grades. Students and parents will see the following grades at the end of each semester:


Semester Test

Final Grade

Health Information From Our Nurse

Hello and welcome back to the 2020-21 school year! In preparation for the upcoming year, we must obtain new forms for health concerns including doctor’s orders. I am attaching a link to access the forms to be completed based on your student’s health needs. If you have already updated these forms and submitted them for the 2020-21 school year, please disregard.

Medication administration information and required forms may be found on the district website:

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact me at Thank you for your cooperation. I look forward to having your children back for another healthy and successful school year.

Lincoln High Sports Physical Information

Please read this information regarding sports physical information.

Lincoln High School Freshman Academy

Welcome incoming 9th graders, parents and guardians. At Lincoln High School, we recognize the superior qualities of our school and realize the traditions of rigor and outstanding performance that the students and staff have displayed throughout Lincoln’s history. It is with honor that we get to serve the students of Lincoln High School as the teachers of the Freshman Academy.

What is the Freshman Academy? The Freshman Academy is a structural support system that is designed to help students transition into Lincoln High School. The framework includes an interdisciplinary collaborative team approach that provides the capacity to enhance student performance by allowing time for teachers and support staff to design and implement plans to help each student reach their full potential. Teachers will work together to communicate regularly with families in an effort to help students develop academically, socially, and emotionally through their 9th-grade year as they earn credits to reach sophomore status.

Transitioning to high school can be challenging in many ways and research shows that a Freshman Academy support system helps students transition more effectively in the areas of academics, grade retention, behavior modification, and emotional support. In our first and second year with a Freshman Academy model we increased retention rate, decreased behavioral events, increased overall GPA and credits earned, and increased semester test scores.

As parents, guardians, and mentors you have played an important role supporting our incoming 9th graders. You have an in-depth understanding of your student. Through the Freshman Academy our teachers and staff will develop quality relationships with you and your student to better enhance their high school experience. Be assured that each of our teachers will have high classroom expectations presented with a positive and encouraging outlook. It is with great enthusiasm that we are looking forward to working with you in a manner that leads to the ultimate success of all of our students!


Joshua Smith

Freshman Academy Coordinator

Welcome to the Freshman Academy

To view a video on what to expect as an incoming Freshman click on this button to hear from our Academy Coordinator Josh Smith.

Lincoln High School Store News

Patriots--check out the fantastic selection of spiritwear at the LHS School Store website: Please email Mrs. Klaudt or Mr. Jones with orders or questions.

LHS Student Activity Pass

This year we encourage you to purchase your student activity pass ONLINE to reduce your time standing in line on Patriot Power Day. When you sign onto your parent portal on Infinite Campus, you click on the FEES tab on the side column of your student you have selected. Then click on OPTIONAL PAYMENTS tab on the bottom of the screen and scroll all the way down the page to the LHS ACTIVITY PASS tab and click on Add to Cart. The cost is $20 per student.

This pass will get your student into all three of the Sioux Falls Public High Schools and Howard Wood Field games. It does not include playoff games, tournaments or Presidents Bowl and is not valid at O'Gorman High School.

Lincoln High School Counseling Department Information

Find information here to help you with academic questions.

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Order Your School Pictures Here

Use the information provided on this handout to order your school pictures online or bring this form completed along with a check to Patriot Power Day.

Lincoln High School Homecoming Class T-shirts

Order your class t-shirts and be ready for Red Letter Days Homecoming.Turn in this form and check on Patriot Power Day, or drop them off at the LHS office in a clearly marked envelope.

Junior Open Campus Form

For the 20-21 school year, all juniors are receiving open lunch. Please complete this form and return it to the LHS office. Open Lunch is a privilege please practice social distancing while off campus.

Senior Open Campus Form

All Seniors--please complete this form and return it to the LHS office. Open Lunch is a privilege please practice social distancing while off campus.

Lincoln High School Booster Club Information

To see the benefits of the donating to the booster club click the button above.

Lincoln High School Booster Club Donation Form

To donate to the Red White and Blue Club print the form above. Return your completed form and donation to LHS office.

Big Soo Coupon Book Preorders!

Order your Big Soo Coupon Book benefiting the LHS Marching Band

Student Accident Insurance Information

To obtain information on availability of student insurance click on the button above.

Sioux Falls School District Calendar for 2020-2021

Click this link to view the Sioux Falls School District Calendar.

Lincoln High School Calendar

Click this link to view the LHS Activities Calendar.