Lincoln School News

November 14, 2021

Information Updates

Hello Landshark Nation!


So much good news happening at the Lincoln. We have received all of our new ART ROOM tables and stools, which are now all set up in the ART room. The children have been enjoying their new art stools, making them feel like professional artists.


Today, all of the NEW kindergarten furniture has arrived. The shipping delays really made today feel like we hit the lottery! We can not wait to have you and see how the classrooms look with this upgrade. I am sure the kids will LOVE having everything color coded in the classroom!


We would like to thank you all for such a great night for our Spooky NIght. We will be planning more for next year to continue to enhance this event to make it even better next year! Please be sure to check out all of the photos online on our FB page.


Below, you will find VERY important information on the new vaccine for children age 5 and above. This is not a requirement, simply information for your families to read and make choices that are consistent with your beliefs. However, if you are interested there will be clinics NEXT WEEK that will be administering the doses for children aged 5 and above. I have this listed below including the links for the consent paperwork. NO appointment is needed, and the vaccine is FREE! I hope you find this information below helpful. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. We are here to help!


Our FIRST EVER WALL OF FAME students, were recognized last week, with Pizza and Popsicles with the principal. The children had seats of honor on the stage as their peers were able to clap and celebrate their distinctions. In addition, the children all received certificates, filled pencil boxes and a t-shirt in addition to having their photos hanging in our main lobby. We are so proud of them for ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE every day by showing their GRIT, DETERMINATION AND PERSEVERANCE! These are all of the qualities we have and will continue to honor and and discuss with our learners as attributes of a LINCOLN LANDSHARK!


We couldn't do this without you. Thank you for your partnership in our school, with our staff and for our students!



CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!


Together in Education,

Mrs. Ginger Coleman, Principal

Picture makeup day November 30th

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COVID-19 Family Letter and Consent for In School Testing REMINDER

POP UP Vaccination Clinics and Information on the NEW Vaccine for students age 5 and up

The City of Lowell Health Department has partnered with Catlado Ambulance to run pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at school sites throughout the city. The latest confirmed locations include:

11/13 McAuliffe Elementary School, 570 Beacon St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

11/17 BRIDGE Program, 73 Woburn St., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

11/17 & 12/8 Bartlett Community Partnership School, 79 Wannalancit St., 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

11/19 & 12/10 Rogers STEM Academy, 43 Highland St., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

All students 5 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine at these clinics if you are looking for the opportunity to vaccinate your children.


Family members, friends, and community members are also invited and encouraged to get vaccinated at these clinics. You can get your first dose, second dose, or booster dose.


The vaccine is free and you will not be required to show an ID or health insurance in order to receive it. Appointments are not required.


Anyone under the age of 18 must have the consent form filled out by a legally authorized representative (usually a parent or guardian), and the minor must bring the form with them at the vaccination appointment.

Copies of the consent form in multiple languages may be found at: https://www.mass.gov/lists/covid-19-vaccination-consent-form-for-individuals-ages-5-17.


If the parent or guardian is not accompanying the minor, they must also download and complete a pre-vaccination screening form which is available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/downloads/pre-vaccination-screening-form.pdf.


The form is also available in several languages at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/pfizer/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2BLeHYIPhlTdhxUl-SlOqsj8LXEVrotc1p-2ULVb0wPTCreSvG0Tsh0Mo (approximately halfway down the page you will see the "Pre-Vaccination Screen Form" section).


Also, booster shots are available during the clinic to any individual who qualifies. To check for eligibility, please visit the MDPH COVID-19 Booster Eligibility Checker. More information on booster eligibility can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-booster-frequently-asked-questions



Additionally, the following conditions must be met to receive a booster dose:



Individuals must have received their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer at least 6 months prior to receiving their booster dose. OR received their initial dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 2 months prior to receiving their booster dose.



Individuals must bring their CDC vaccine card (white card) or have a photo of the vaccination card in order to receive their booster dose.

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MCAS for the class of 2023

MCAS Interim Passing Standard for CD Extended

At its September meeting, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to extend the interim passing standard for the MCAS CD currently in place for students in the class of 2023 for two additional years, to students in the classes of 2024 and 2025 in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology/Engineering (STE). The interim passing standard for next generation STE tests in Biology and Introductory Physics will be set in summer 2022, after the spring 2022 administration in those subjects; Chemistry and Technology/Engineering remain legacy, paper-based tests in spring 2022. Please see the previous update for further information.

Transportation and Bussing Contacts

IF you are NOT at the bus stop when. the bus arrives, your child will be brought to the:

MOODY SCHOOL, located at: 158 Rogers St., Lowell, MA


Tel: 978-937-7673
Fax: 978-937-7606


Transportation department contact information:

John Descoteaux
Transportation Director

Phone: 978-674-4333
Email: jdescoteaux@lowell.k12.ma.us



website link to transportation page:

https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=3552

HEALTH - SAFETY - MEDICATION

The safety of all children is our first priority. It is critical that any changes to a student's dismissal routine be sent to the school office in writing, even if it is just for one day. Changes by parent phone call are for emergencies only and the office will require a return call to a number we have on file for the custodial parent to verify the change. Students will be dismissed ONLY to caregivers who are listed on the Student emergency Form.


Any students who have emergency medications (Epi-Pens, inhalers, etc.) or who will receive medication in school MUST have a medication order from the prescribing physician AND a completed consent form from the City Health Department. Forms and medication can be dropped off to the school nurse on the first day of school. The school nurse cannot administer ANY medications without a physician's order, including over-the-counter medications. Please make sure that the school nurse is provided refills in advance of any medication supply running out.


Please also be sure that the nurse has updated vaccination records. In addition, any absence related to a doctor appointment- please be sure to get a Dr. note, so that we may document it as an excused absence.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF-STUDENTS OR PEOPLE ENTERING THE BUILDING

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School Calendar and Early Release Schedules

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Stay Connected with us!

Principal: Mrs. Coleman: gcoleman@lowell.k12.ma.us


Assistant Principal: Mrs. Branco: mbranco@lowell.k12.ma.us


We believe in strong home-school connection. So be sure to reach out with any questions we could be of assistance with.