The Trail Times

January 4, 2021

Dates to Remember

Mondays continue to be Remote Learning Days for all students.

January 4th - Teacher Institute (no students attend)

January 5th - Remote Planning Day (no students attend)

January 6th - Students return

January 18th - No School - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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January Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Drop Off

If you need a car sign for parent pick up, those will be available beginning on Wednesday morning. This greatly helps with the efficiency of our pick up after school. Please refrain from parking on Weathering Drive and having your child cross in between the cars. This is dangerous for students and drivers.

Lunch Procedures

All students will have an assigned seat at lunch during their lunch time. Students will eat in either the cafeteria, gym or band room. Students will have 30 minutes to eat lunch. There will not be a lunch recess but teachers will determine when breaks/recess are necessary for their students. Students will be spaced as much as possible in the eating areas. Students that bring lunch from home will go directly to their assigned seats. School lunch will be available to all students.

Substitute Teachers

We are in need of substitute teachers across the district. Substitute teaching requirements have changed so please contact Shantille Heinold at 217-586-2161.

Remote Days

Just a reminder that Mondays are remote learning days for all students. Your child should check his or her Google Classroom for the remote assignments for the day.

Lincoln Trail School Hours

8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday - Friday

Mondays are remote days for all students

Please, do not drop your child off more than 10 minutes prior to the start of the day. Students will be screened prior to entering the building and all doors will remain locked during the school day.

Kids Club opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. for those families that are enrolled.

Office Hours 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

When to Keep Your Child Home

Your child should stay home or will be send home with these symptoms:

  • COVID like symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of taste or smell
  • Fever above 99.5
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Your child should also stay home if there has been a known exposure to COVID 19.

Positive Referrals

Grace Rose

Gavin Cleland

Parker Escue

Tye Butler McLaughlin

Lucy Edwards

Everest Guerrero

Lincoln Johnson

Damien Grant

Caroline Houser

Home Screening Information for Parents

The pictures below are also available on the District Website under COVID 19 resources. You can view the entire Return to School Health Plan there.

YouTube Channel

New videos about Lincoln Trail have been added to the YouTube channel. Link below is for one about accessing the new entrance at Lincoln Trail
Main Entrance Video


Attendance will be taken for our students attending on and off campus. Make sure that you know your log in times for the times of day that your child is not on campus.

Water fountains and water bottles

The water fountains are closed except for the bottle filler portion. Your child is welcome to bring a filled water bottle each day, which can be refilled from the bottle filler.

Lunch and Breakfast

Breakfast and lunch will be available for any student each day. Students are welcome to bring their lunch from home if they prefer. Please be aware that we have students with nut allergies.

Mahomet CARES Closet and Mom's Pantry

In order to promote safety for ALL, we will not be accepting used clothing donations for the Mahomet CARES Closet at this time. However, we are currently accepting donations of NEW underwear and socks for boys and girls in assorted sizes. If you are in need of clothing, please email Mrs. Hunter at with needed items, sizes and to arrange a time to have items delivered or picked up.

Other Information

  • Parent Drop Off: For the safety of our students, please only drop students off between the 2 posts, not all along the sidewalk. Students will only be able to enter door by the 5th grade hallway. (This is the door closest to State Street.) Please do not drop students off in the parking lot. Unless students are part of our Kids Club program, they should not be dropped off before 8:00 a.m. This is imperative for the safety of all our students.
  • Changes in Routine: Please let the office know at least one hour before your child's dismissal if there is a change in their after school routine.
  • Lost and Found: Did your child lose a coat? How about a lunch box? Make sure they check lost and found first! The lost and found will be emptied on the last day of the trimester, items left will be donated to our Mahomet CARES Closet.