Lincoln Street News
As we begin our second semester, I want to take this opportunity to recognize the amazing work our students have done during the first semester. They have navigated through the many challenges of distance learning and have worked towards building resilience and perseverance. I also want to recognize you, our parents, as being key to this success. Thank you for your patience, helping to navigate technology, and continued support in making sure students are ready to join their virtual instruction on time and prepared to learn. Most of all...thank you for consistently being there everyday for them. Despite all the challenges with technology we have experienced, I am so impressed to see the progress our students have made during the first semester. This is a time to celebrate the amazing things we all have accomplished as a family of learners.
We are very excited to host virtual parent evening events throughout this month according to grade levels. Please see the information below for the specific date and time for your grade level, Building Community/Curriculum Night, event. We will be sharing information about our classrooms and instruction routines for the second semester. We have also planned fun activities for our students and families to share as we continue to strengthen our community. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to interact and connect with each other!
I look forward to seeing you all at our family events this month.
Principal, Lincoln Street Elementary
Return-To-School Planning Update - January 27, 2021
First, we wanted to clarify that these updates are not meant to be exhaustive from week-to-week; they are intended to build upon or update previously shared information, deliver new information, and reinforce key messages. Also, a lack of specificity around exact dates when students will return should not be interpreted as a lack of transparency - there are quite simply things we just don’t know at any given time. We are working and preparing based on tentative dates, but due to the changing nature of the virus; the vaccine; and the guidance from federal, state, and county-level authorities, we need to remain flexible and adaptable to current circumstances.
At their meeting last night, our School Board unanimously agreed to make staff access to COVID vaccination a condition of students’ return to hybrid instruction. That means the District will provide sufficient time and logistical support to allow all staff members who are interested in the opportunity to receive both doses of the vaccine and go through the recommended waiting period to reach full immunity before being required to physically return to work. Staff are not required to be vaccinated; however, we are encouraging it as vaccination is a critical tool for slowing the spread of COVID in our community, along with mask-wearing, handwashing, maintaining physical distance, and avoiding contact with people who are ill.
The table below shows our draft timeline, based on our current information about vaccine availability in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties.
According to this timeline, we would be bringing PreK-2 students back for in-person learning on Monday, March 29. Please keep in mind that our ability to bring students back on this date also relies on the COVID case rate in Washington County for the two weeks leading up to that date being at or below 350 per 100,000 of population, and our ability to meet required health and safety guidelines. Assuming we can remain at or below the 350 case rate, we would be able to expand to grades 3-6 in the manner shown over the two subsequent weeks.
Expanding to middle and high school students will require our COVID case rate to be at or below 200 per 100,000 of population.
Our ability to successfully bring students back will also rely on accurate information from all families. Please expect a survey within the next two weeks where we will ask you to indicate:
- Whether your child(ren) will be returning to in-person learning or remaining in CDL* (*Students enrolled at HOA for the spring semester will remain in HOA through the end of the school year.)
- Whether your child(ren) will need bus transportation to school or if they can get themselves to school.
In next week’s update on Wednesday, Feb. 3, we will share more information about the instructional model that will be used when students return to in-person instruction, daily health screening protocols, and more.
Please visit these websites for additional information:
Message From Our School's Counselor
As we enter the month of February, we want to focus on assertiveness. Words of assertiveness are essential in how we think of ourselves and others. This month we wanted to give some helpful tips on trusting yourself. We believe words are powerful and have the ability to change our habits and how we view the world. It is our hope you can enjoy this month's Words that Work! Here is the link: Words That Work!
Curbside Library Service
HSD elementary schools are now offering curbside library service. Students may place holds on available books through Destiny Discover, which will be made available by curbside pick-up. On Friday February 4th (2-3 p.m) will be our first book distribution day at LSES.
February 4th: Curbside pickup day (2-3p.m)
February 25th: Curbside pickup Day (2-3p.m)
Building Community/ Curriculum Night
Date: Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021
Date: Thursday, February 18
Mr. Bosshardt, Mr. Martin, Mrs.Goldmann
Date: Tuesday, February 2
Mrs.Pardun, Ms. Barcenas, Mrs.Gallardo, Mr. Williams
Date: Thursday, Feb 25
Mrs.Merritt, Mrs.Nees, Mr. Dye, Mr. Carceles, Mr. Stemple
Date: Wednesday February 24th
Feb. 25- SPED Parent Partnership Zoom Meeting
SPED Parent Partnership Zoom Meeting
February 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 991 1974 4726
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