Lincoln Lions Update

January 15, 2021

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"We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student." -No Excuses University Pledge

A Note from Mrs. K.

In Person Learners

Beginning Wednesday, 1/20/21, In-Person learners will be allowed to concurrently learn by streaming into the classroom only if they need to quarantine for illness or exposure to COVID-19. When students flip flop between concurrent and in-person learning for reasons not related to COVID-19, it causes significant disruption within the classroom as well as the main office level where daily accountability for student attendance is a state requirement. For this reason, students who have requested in-person learning who choose to stay home for alternative reasons will not have access to concurrent instruction in 2021. Should your child be absent from in-person learning for a reason other than COVID-19 quarantine or exposure, as was the expectation prior to the pandemic, please contact your main office’s attendance line to report the absence.


Best,

Mary Beth Knoeppel

Lincoln Principal

Valentine's Day Plans 2021

CCSD15 will have a Wear Pink/Red Spirit Day on Friday 2/12/21. Teachers, just like for Halloween, will have simple games or activities in the classroom on that day. No cards will be passed out from home or treats will be shared. Again, the reason is to be equitable to all those students who are virtual and for health reasons related to COVID-19.

Virtual Students who are missing Health Record Requirements

Hello Lincoln Parents,

This a reminder that if your virtual student is in new to the school district, Kindergarten or in 6th grade they are required to have a current school year immunization record and a physical exam. If you have not submitted these records, please do so by the May 31, 2021. These health requirements are per Illinois State Law. Please be aware any missing health records will delay your child’s entrance into the next grade level in the 21-22 school year when we return to in-person learning. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school nurse at the information listed below.

Sincerely,

Dawn Plizga, RN, BSN, BS

Lincoln School Nurse

Phone number 847-963-5702

Fax number: 847-963-5706

Email: plizgad@ccsd15.net


Sports Day! Our Next PBIS Celebration is 2/5/21!

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COLD WEATHER/RECESS GUIDELINES

Please take a moment and review the District 15 Cold Weather Recess Guidelines. This information was taken directly from our District 15 website: https://www.ccsd15.net/Page/67


Students generally go outside for recess every day, so they should be dressed appropriately. Exceptions are made only when a child brings a doctor's note excusing him/her from outdoor recess.


Staff members provide outdoor supervision at all times.

Indoor recess is determined based on the following guidelines:

  • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is below 0°F, all students will remain inside for the entire lunch hour.
  • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is between 0°-10°F, the preferred procedure is a rotation of 20 minutes for lunch, a 20-minute outdoor recess, and a 20-minute indoor recess. However, at the principal's discretion, students may be kept inside for the entire lunch hour.
  • If the temperature outside, together with the wind chill, is above 10°F, students will have regular outdoor recess.
  • Other considerations in which indoor recess is allowed include the condition of the playground and the presence of precipitation.


For indoor recess, students are supervised in their classrooms.


Please reach out to our front office if your family needs assistance with winter clothing.

Lincoln Tech Happenings!

Chromebook Issues?

Parents should fill this out this form if there is an issue with a Chromebook and then someone from the school will reach out to them for support. If you are picking up a new Hot Spot, the old one needs to be brought back to school.

Picture Day Update

Due to the 11/18/20 Adaptive Pause, our November Picture Days have been canceled. The new dates for the Picture Days are as follows (The session times remain same):


Tuesday February 2, 2021

In-Person Students: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual Students: 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Wednesday February 3, 2021

In-Person Students: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual Students: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Retake: Tuesday March 2, 2021

Retake Sessions: 1:00pm - 3:00pm and 4:30pm - 6:30pm


For In Person Learners, the classroom teacher will inform you of your child's Picture Day date.


Virtual Students Picture Day Sign Up: Link


**Same procedures in car loop for Virtual Learners regarding temperature checks and students escorted in and out of gym to waiting cars.


Lincoln PTA does need helping hands https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ea8ac28aaf85-school1

Employment Opportunity - Marion Jordan Special Education Program Assistants

Have you ever considered working for School District 15? The hours are parent friendly, benefits are included, and most importantly, the work is rewarding. Marion Jordan School is seeking individuals to join our Special Education Program Assistant team. Special Education Program Assistants support teachers, students, and instruction throughout the school day. We are looking for energetic people willing to learn along with students on the Autism spectrum. Students in our self -contained program learn and communicate in unique and special ways. The requirements for the position can be found here. Applications can be submitted via our online system. Principal Jenny Grosch would be happy to discuss this opportunity in greater detail with you, feel free to contact her at 847-963-5505. Thanks for considering this opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you.


Calendar

Monday, 1/18: No School - MLK Day

Tuesday, 1/19: No School - Teacher Institute Day

Wednesday, 1/20: Virtual Junior High Orientation Q and A Session for grade 6 with Mr. Dietz

Thursday, 1/28: Depression Awareness/Prevention Program Parent Education Night 7-8:30pm

Tuesday, 2/2: In Person Picture Day 9:00 - 12:00 pm, Virtual Picture Day 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, 2/3: World Read Aloud Day!

Wednesday, 2/3: In Person Picture Day 9:00 - 12:00 pm, Virtual Picture Day 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, 2/3: Virtual PTA Meeting Link is here.

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94851456071?pwd=TStGQ0t5cmsxaVI1L3RlcGp2TDF5QT09

Monday, 2/15: President's Day No School

Tuesday 3/2: Picture Retakes 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Lincoln School Chromebook Assistance

Chromebook Issues? Parents should fill this out this form if there is an issue with a Chromebook and then someone from the school will reach out to them for support.

Virtual Learning Website

Click on the link above for Parent Universities, tech support, instructional information and more.

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.