Lincoln Lions Update

August 16, 2021

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Our Mission:

"We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student." -No Excuses University Pledge
Building World Class Learners: 2021 - 2022

Hello again to all Lincoln Families and a warm welcome to all new Lincoln families! The Lincoln staff is ready to welcome everyone back! This is a review of information, and also an update to what was previously shared with Lincoln families. We look forward to welcoming all Lincoln students back safely for another year of learning and growing together!


Mary Beth Knoeppel

Proud Lincoln School Principal

Thank You, Lincoln PTA!

Lincoln Staff appreciated the lovely breakfast given to us by the PTA this morning. Thank you so very much!

Meet the Teacher: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 YOU MUST BE MASKED TO ENTER!

The link provided below has the information regarding what door to enter!

This is the link to the Meet the Teacher information. Remember that students whose last names begin with A-L may visit with one parent/guardian from 8:30 am - 9:00 am. Students whose last names begin with M-Z may visit with one parent/guardian from 9:00 am - 9:30 am. See the map to know what door to enter please. (Use the name of your youngest child's teacher. Names and room numbers will be on the doors.) There will be a sign in at each classroom so that we know who was here in case contact tracing is needed. Please sign in upon arrival at a classroom.

Grades K, 1, 2, 3 and 4 Students Please Bring Back Chromebook Cases!!! All CASES BRING BACK!

When Can My Child Utilize Concurrent Learning?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to offer concurrent learning to our in-person students if/when they have been directed to quarantine if they are deemed a close contact to a positive individual or to go into isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19. We will ONLY allow students who have medical documentation or have been directed by the school nurse and approved by the building principal to quarantine or isolate. Students that have been directed to quarantine and approved to participate in concurrent learning for a specified period of time will be given a device and a link to the Google Meet to participate in learning. Students on vacation, out of the country, or home ill with any other illness will NOT be allowed to participate in concurrent learning. They will be marked absent per BOE policy 7:070 ATTENDANCE AND TRUANCY.

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Entrance and Exit Procedures

All students riding buses arrive on Ridgewood. Cars cannot park on Ridgewood between 8:10 am and 8:40 am and during dismissal. Students exiting buses are to go to their assigned door. (See below map.) Parent may use staff supervised car loop on Farmgate for drop off and pick up. Parking is available in our lot, on Cunningham, or on parts of Farmgate. If you park and are waiting for your child, establish a meeting spot on Lincoln grounds, such as the Lincoln sign or the bike racks. There is NO staff supervision near Prince of Peace church. We strongly discourage families from using this parking lot and sending students there for pick up. Student lanyards will be checked at arrival.

MAP of Arrival and Dismissal Information

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Lunch and Recess

Breakfast and lunch will be free for students this year. Students who want breakfast can enter through the breakfast door (Door 12) upon arrival. Students will pick up breakfast items and proceed to their classrooms. Mask lanyards will be provided for students to put masks back on after eating if needed. We are still working on final decisions regarding if masks are needed at recess if children can safely social distance from one another. Classrooms will again be assigned to recess zones outside. Students will be spaced apart appropriately when they eat.

Free and Reduced Lunch Forms

Free and reduced priced meal forms are available to download/print or apply online from these locations:

Meals Will be Offered Free for 21-22 School Year

  • Meals will be FREE for all students for the 21-22 school year
  • This includes breakfast and lunch at all schools
  • Meals will only be served in school to in-person students
  • At this time, meals will no longer be offered in the community on buses or curbside at any schools during the 21-22 school year.
  • The last day for bus/curbside pickup is Tuesday, August 10th.

Free & Reduced-Price Meals

  • Parents are encouraged to fill out a Free & Reduced Meal Application, even though meals are free for the upcoming school year. The application will be processed for eligibility for school fee waivers plus other benefits.

Free & Reduced Application Link - D15 Website

Free/Reduced Application

English Application/Instructions

Spanish Application/Instructions

Household Letter to Parents & Income Chart

English Household Letter/Income Chart

Spanish Household Letter/Income Chart

Application for Educational Benefits

Application for Educational Benefits - English/Spanish

Optional SHIELD Testing

A new safety measure we intend to add this year is optional SHIELD testing. As we shared on July 21, SHIELD will allow us to identify pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic staff and students who opt into this weekly non-invasive screening opportunity. If you have not already done so, please complete the opt-in/opt-out survey in Infinite Campus.

From Nurse Plizga

Hello Lincoln Parents,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. Friendly reminder that the below health records are required for the following students:

Kindergarten and NEW students to District 15: Health Examination and Immunization form (Due 10/15/21), Vision form (Due 10/15/21), and Dental form (Due 5/15/22).

2nd Grade – Dental form (Due 5/15/22)

6th Grade: Health Examination and Immunization Form (Student required to have Meningococcal vaccine). (Due 10/15/21), Dental form (5/15/21).

These health requirements are required per Illinois State Law. Please be aware your child will not be allowed to attend school after the October 15, 2021 exclusion date without these health forms (exception being dental forms due 5/15/22). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the information below.


Dawn Plizga, RN, BSN, BS

Lincoln School Nurse

Phone number 847-963-5702

Fax number: 847-963-5706



  • Tuesday, 8/17: Meet the Teacher 8:30 am - 9:30 am

A-L 8:30 - 9, M-Z 9-9:30 (One parent/guardian per family encouraged. Use assigned morning arrival door for entry. Teacher names/room #'s at each door to keep numbers down.) Parent must sign in at each classroom.

  • Wednesday, 8/18: First day of school 1-6
  • Thursday, 8/19: First day of school Kindy
  • Tuesday, 8/24: Picture Day
  • Wednesday, 8/25: Parent Orientation (6:30 - 7:15 pm K-3, 7:30 - 8:15 pm 4-6) Details shared at a later date.
  • Thursday, 9/9: PTA Picnic 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Upcoming PTA Dine and Shares:

  • September 22: Culvers
  • October 21: Taco Shop
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Welcome Back from Lincoln PTA President Ashley Hogan!

Hi Lincoln Lions and welcome back to school! I am Ashley Hogan your PTA President this year and I am so excited for the exciting things that we are going to do for the school with your help! This last year was very uncertain and this year is a little different too but that doesn’t change how much we can give back to our school and children! We are always looking for members to join our PTA. This is a new year and a new outlook on our children’s school and we need to appreciate every moment we have in it. If you are like me, i can not wait to have some of our normal back to school events happen safely! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions you might have at I look forward to meeting all of you!

*If you would like to volunteer on the PTA and/or sign up to be a Room Parent, please reach out to PTA using the above email address.

Ashley Hogan

Lincoln PTA President

Actual Links to Lincoln PTA are below:

CCSD15 Newsletters can be found here.

CCSD15 news can be accessed through this link.

E-Flyers can be found here.

The link to community flyers can be found her.