LINCOLN HILL H.S. & LINCOLN ACADEMY
Family Update - Week of May 1, 2023
Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)
Below, you will find the dates for all testing and which grades will be testing. All Lincoln Academy students and 10th grade Lincoln Hill High School students will be taking the English Language Arts and math assessments and all 8th and 11th grade students will be taking the science assessment.
Juniors and Seniors
Any junior and senior that still needs to take the ELA or math assessment will also test on the listed dates below. The letter that was mailed home will inform students which assessments they still need to take for their graduation pathway. Students may have already met their graduation pathway in a different way and can contact our school counselor, Christy Thompson, if they have any questions.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Testing Dates
Testing will begin at 7:40 AM on the testing dates below. We ask that student appointments are scheduled around the testing days below if at all possible.
- Monday, May 22nd: MATH (Grades 7, 8, 10, and 11th/12th grade makeups)
- Tuesday, May 23rd: MATH (Grades 7, 8, 10, and 11th/12th grade makeups)
- Thursday, May 25th: SCIENCE (Grades 8, 11)
- Friday, May 26th: SCIENCE (Grades 8, 11)
- Tuesday, May 30th: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (Grades 7, 8, 10, and 11th/12th grade makeups)
- Thursday, June 1st: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (Grades 7, 8, 10, and 11th/12th grade makeups)
NOTE: Headphones are needed for some English Language Arts testing. Students may bring their own headphones or they can use ones from our school. If students want to bring their own, they must bring wired headphones since wireless headphones are not allowed.
Testing Day Schedule
SBA Testing: 7:40 – 10:25
Lunch: 10:25 – 11:00
1st or 4th Period: 11:05 – 12:04
2nd or 5th Period: 12:09 – 1:07
3rd or 6th Period: 1:12 – 2:10
Students Not Testing:
Juniors and seniors not needing to take the SBA will have a late arrival on testing days (10:25 AM - 2:10 PM). School starts at 7:40 AM for all other students. On days when 7th grade students are not testing and for all 9th grade students, there will be activities planned.
Below is the information that was mailed home on Friday.
SBA Math Support Opportunity
All students scheduled to take the Smarter Balanced state assessment this spring are invited to attend additional math support with Mr. Baugh after school to support students in their preparation for the math assessment. Passing the Smarter Balanced assessment is one of the graduation pathway options. Students who may not be enrolled in algebra or geometry this year will benefit from refreshing the math standards. Students currently enrolled in algebra or geometry will also benefit from this extra support. All LHHS students are welcome to attend.
Afterschool Math Support Schedule (2:15 - 3:45 PM)
- Wednesday, May 3rd
- Thursday, May 4th
- Wednesday, May 10th
- Thursday, May 11th
- Wednesday, May 17th
- Thursday, May 18th
Chat with the School Board
The Stanwood-Camano School Board wants to hear from you!
The Board of Directors typically sets a variety of dates, times, and locations to meet with constituents throughout the school year. Board members look forward to listening and learning about the communities' opinions, suggestions, and concerns. There is no agenda for these events; they are completely informal and anyone can attend.
In spring 2023, board members will hold chats at the following locations:
6-7 p.m. May 2: Director Charlotte Murry at Stanwood Middle School
Schedule This Week
Monday: Regular Schedule
Tuesday: Regular Schedule
Wednesday: Late Start
Thursday: Regular Schedule
Friday: Advisory Schedule
Reminder: Chromebook Need to Be Charged
PLANT SALE Ends This Week
Help spread the word about our new event — a Kindergarten Fair!
The free fair will be an opportunity for families of incoming kindergarten students to get information, connect with resources, meet staff, and have some fun!
Explore a real school bus
Enjoy art activities
Get a picture with your school mascot
And much more!
The Kindergarten Fair will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the Stanwood High School Commons.
We’re excited to meet the Class of 2036!
CLASS OF 2023 SIGNING DAY CELEBRATION
Seniors and Families:
We would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate the Class of 2023 at our first annual Signing Day Celebration. Signing Day is an opportunity to celebrate students committing to pursue their education past high school. Whether a student wants to earn a two-year degree, a four-year degree, a certificate or industry-recognized credential, transfer to a new institution, complete an apprenticeship, or enlist in the military, we want to celebrate them! We will hold a ceremony at 6:00 PM on May 15th at Stanwood High School where students will be recognized for their post-high school path and sign a commitment to this path. To sign up to participate, students should complete this form by May 1st. Please only submit one form per student.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Director of Career & Technical Education
Stanwood-Camano School District
REMINDER: Attendance Matters!
Review: DANGERS OF VAPING
About 14% of U.S. high-school students and 3.3% of middle schoolers currently vape as of 2021, and the FDA and U.S. Surgeon General have declared it an epidemic. Research shows that vaping is dangerous, highly addictive, and harmful to a child’s health and brain development.
Frighteningly, vaping devices can also be manipulated and refilled with dangerous illicit substances, many of which can be harmful or deadly if used by an unsuspecting child. We are aware of the use of vaping devices in our community that have been laced with illegal drugs.
It is critical for families to talk with their children about the dangers of vaping and substance use. Our school administrators actively, in cooperation with our School Resource Officer, investigate and issue appropriate discipline and education on the dangers of vaping devices.
Ensuring the safety of students and staff requires an ongoing strong commitment to cooperation with our Stanwood-Camano families. As always, health and safety are our top priorities.
Find facts, information, and tips on how to talk with your teen about vaping at the American Lung Association website.
REMINDER: Credit Retrieval
REMINDER: Free internet hotspots available
The Stanwood-Camano School District, through a grant from T-Mobile’s Project 10Million, has hotspots available to those students who do not have internet access available at their homes and need service to extend their learning.
The hotspot allows for 100GB of data. That’s enough data for 140 hours of streaming school videos or 5,000 hours of internet research or 200 hours of online college test prep!
Please let your school know if this is a need your student has.
REMINDER: Student Support
Students needing additional support in the classes have an opportunity to work with teachers after school. Listed below are the days of the week students can get support in specific content areas after school (2:10 - 2:40 PM). NOTE: Students can also make arrangements with teachers for additional support if the days below do not work in their schedule for any reason.
Content Support Days (2:10 - 2:40 PM)
Thursday: S.S. / Mr. Clack's Elective Classes
Teacher Contact Information
We are here to support every student in their learning. Below are teachers' contact information if you need to ask any questions or need assistance. Teachers are available for students before and after school as well. Please contact your teacher to arrange a time for additional assistance if needed.
- Mr. Baugh - email@example.com
- Ms. Blackwood - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Brown - email@example.com
- Mr. Choe - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Christensen - email@example.com
- Mr. Clack - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Lightbody - email@example.com
- Ms. O'Rourke - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Peterson - email@example.com
- Mr. Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional assistance, students can reach out to our counselor, Christy Thompson at email@example.com.
Reminder: GET SCHOOL UPDATES VIA TEXT
Many of you already received a text from 67587 earlier this week requesting you to opt-in to receive important informational text messages from your child’s school. You simply need to Reply Y to confirm (messaging and data rates may apply).
Alternatively, you can text “Y” to 67587 to opt-in to receive texts. In the future, if a recipient’s cellphone number is changed or a new number added to our information system database, the new number will automatically be sent an opt-In message.
Important REMINDER: Senior Information
The newsletter currently has information on how to order your cap, gown, and announcements as well as financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Presentation information from the Senior Meeting on Friday, March 17th is also included with important graduation information.
Lincoln Hill High School Graduation
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Location: Performing Arts Center (PAC) at SHS
Reminder: After School Art Opportunity - Thursday
Reminder: Unstuck Strategies
The "Unstuck" strategies can also be used at home as students are working on assignments. Students may already be applying some of the strategies on their own, but parents/guardians can also support and encourage students to use these strategies at home.
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN (AAP)
REMINDER: Partnering in Student Success
Supporting Student Success:
Our teachers work hard to support students academically everyday. Partnering with students and parents/guardians in this work is very important. Supporting students in staying caught up on their work and turning in any missing assignments is very important not only for student learning, but also in maintaining grades that will earn credits towards graduation.
Below are some steps you can take at home to support students academically:
- Review any missing assignments with your student by having your student login to their Skyward account. Locate the missing work and support your student in completing it. You may reach out to teachers with any questions you have.
- Review assignments with low scores and have students ask their teachers how they can redo an assignment or retake an assessment to show their new learning to earn a better grade.
- Arrange a time for students to get additional time and support from their teacher. Please refer to the Student Support section in this newsletter for days of the week students can stay after school for additional support. (NOTE: If a specific day/time does not work in the student's schedule based on the teacher schedule below, please contact the teacher to find another day/time that will work).
Content Support Days (2:10 - 2:40 PM)
Thursday: S.S. / Mr. Clack's Elective Classes
We see our students working hard everyday and we are here to support them in their learning. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our teachers if you have any question.
REMINDER: Closed Campus
SUICIDE PREVENTION AND CRISIS RESOURCES
DISTRICT NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, programs, or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (email@example.com) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.
El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (firstname.lastname@example.org), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (email@example.com), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200.