Lincoln Street News

February 2021

Principal´s Message

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.


Carmen Brodniak

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:

www.hsd.k12.or.us/202021schoolyear

www.hsd.k12.or.us/coronavirus

www.hsd.k12.or.us/vaccine

Message From Our School's Counselor

Hi Parents,


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)


English: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R_A4oDG6LtS2jcm-Jx-xPOjCzD8b1YWc/view

VIRTUAL LEARNING

Mr. Dye´s Class

Students in Mr. Dye's class are working with adding and subtracting fractions, and numbers lines during their math block. In literature they are reading a variety of books and writing an expository essay.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb. 1 & Feb. 15 - No School

Feb. 1st - Licensed Prep Day

Feb.15th - President's Day

Building Community/ Curriculum Night

Mrs.Clark, Ms.Ayala, Mrs.Ramirez

Date: Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021

Time: 5:00-6:30pm


Mrs.Lopez, Mrs.Schmidt,Mr.Keenan

Date: Thursday, February 18

Time: 6:00-7:30pm


Mr. Bosshardt, Mr. Martin, Mrs.Goldmann

Date: Tuesday, February 2

Time: 5:00-6:30pm


Mrs.Pardun, Ms. Barcenas, Mrs.Gallardo, Mr. Williams

Date: Thursday, Feb 25

Time: 5:00-6:30pm


Mrs.Merritt, Mrs.Nees, Mr. Dye, Mr. Carceles, Mr. Stemple

Date: Wednesday February 24th

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Feb. 10 & 11 - Material Distribution

Times are still being decided. They will be announced through autodialer.

GHS Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

Glencoe now has a food pantry on-site where their clothing closet is under the cafeteria. The parent club runs open hours every Wednesday from 12-2.

Feb. 17- Free Food Market

11:30 - 1:00pm

Come access free, healthy fruit, vegetables, and pantry staples for you and your family!

February 22-26 - Spirit Week

Tuesday, February 23 - Student of the Month will be announced in each class.


Wednesday, February 24 - Wear School Colors (green, silver, and white)


Friday, February 26 - Spirit week theme: Backwards Day/Inside Out Day

School Pledge will be recited

Feb. 25- SPED Parent Partnership Zoom Meeting

SPED Parent Partnership Zoom Meeting
February 25, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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REMINDERS

ParentVUE

ParentVUE is a web portal that allows parents to access real-time information related to their student's education progress. Please make sure your information is accurate and up to date. Thank you!

https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/parentvue

Breakfast/Lunch Distribution

Onsite meal distribution at Lincoln Street Elementary

11:45am-12:45pm

Visit MyBus Student Route Look-up tool

Office

Just a friendly reminder that our office is closed to the public. Our office hours are from 7:30am-3:30pm please contact our office at 503-844-1160 prior to schedule an appointment. Thank you!