Lincoln Hill High & Lincoln Academy
Family Newsletter — Sunday, October 15, 2023
Smarter Balanced Assessment Results and Progress Reports
Smarter Balanced Assessment results were mailed home to all Lincoln Academy and Lincoln Hill High School families on Friday.
Session 1 grades were also mailed home to all 9th-12 grade students. In addition, students in grades 10-12 who are behind in credits towards graduation were sent information on how many credits they are behind and how they can sign up for credit retrieval if they have not already.
Please take time to review the assessment results and progress reports and contact our office at 360-629-1340 if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT: Charging Chromebooks
It is important that students come to school everyday with their Chromebooks charged so they can participate in electronic assignments. We do not have additional charges or Chromebooks to lend out if Chromebooks are not charged. Please make sure Chromebooks are plugged in every night so they are fully charged for the next school day.
The Great Shakeout
Students and staff across the school district — and the state — will participate in the annual Great American ShakeOut drill at 10:19 a.m. Oct. 19 to practice earthquake safety and test our early warning system.
The district deployed an earthquake early warning system in 2019 at Stanwood Elementary — the first school in the state to connect to the USGS’s ShakeAlert system. We have since added sensors to all 13 of its buildings and connected them to a centralized intercom that is automatically activated by a seismic event.
The sensors are part of the automated earthquake early warning system, called ShakeAlert, that is now available to more than 50 million residents within the country's most earthquake-prone region. You can download the ShakeAlert app to be automatically notified of earthquakes.
Learn more about our alert system HERE.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
- Monday - Regular Schedule
- Tuesday - Regular Schedule
- Wednesday - Late Start Wednesday Schedule
- Thursday - Regular Schedule - Great Shakeout 10:19 AM
- Friday - NO SCHOOL for Students - Teacher In-Service Day
Teaching Our Students the Hazards of E-Cigarettes
DATE CHANGES: Starting Thursday, October 26th, students will receive lessons about the hazards of e-cigarettes. Lessons will take place during a modified schedule on Thursdays, October 26th, November 2nd and November 9th.
Many teens are curious about e-cigarettes. In 2022, about 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students reported using e-cigarettes. Nearly half of high school students have tried an e-cigarette in some areas.
Many teens believe that e-cigarettes are safe. In reality, e-cigarettes contain nicotine and toxins, some known to cause cancer. Nicotine is highly addictive, especially to a developing teen brain. What begins as experimentation can easily lead to a lifetime of nicotine addiction.
It does not take that long for young people to become addicted to nicotine because:
E-cigarettes provide nicotine in doses as large as, or larger than, regular cigarettes.
Children and youth become addicted to nicotine much faster than adults.
Nicotine has more harmful effects on the developing adolescent brain, making it worse for kids than adults.
Nicotine use as a teen raises the risk of using other substances and experiencing addiction later in life.
Modified School Bell Schedule:
REMINDER: Credit Retrieval - Every Tuesday After School
Afterschool Credit retrieval started last Tuesday and will continue every Tuesday throughout the school year. This is a great opportunity for students to retrieve credits to be on track for graduation. Below are the credits each grade level should have at this time of the year. For students who do not have the minimum number of credits listed below to be on track for graduation, please see Christy Thompson, counselor, to sign up for credit retrieval.
Credits students should have to be on track for graduation:
- 9th Grade - 9th grade students are not expected to have any credits at this time since they just started high school. At the end of 1st semester, 9th grade students will need to have 3 credits to be on track for graduation.
- 10th Grade - 6 credits
- 11th Grade - 12 credits
- 12th Grade - 18 credits
Need Additional Support?
We are here to support every student in their learning. Our teachers are available before and after school (7:10-7:40 AM and 2:10-2:40 PM) to provide additional support if needed. Below are teachers' contact information if you need to ask any questions or need assistance.
- Mr. Baugh - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Blackwood - email@example.com
- Mr. Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Choe - email@example.com
- Mr. Christensen - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Clack - email@example.com
- Ms. Eldridge - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Lightbody - email@example.com
- Ms. Ray - firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional assistance, students can reach out to our counselor, Christy Thompson at email@example.com.
Calling all artists
The school district's HIB poster contest
The Stanwood-Camano School District is holding its annual anti-bullying poster contest to bring awareness to the pain caused by bullying and why respecting other people is important. See the form below for instructions on how to submit your artwork.
Stanwood Camano News seeks cartoonists
The Stanwood Camano News wants to feature student artwork in the form of a weekly comic. Those interested can complete the form below.
REVIEW: TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION (SHS/LHHS STUDENTS)
Registration packets will be available in the main SHS office, in the SHS Commons, online at the SHS website/school departments/traffic safety education, and Lincoln Hill High School main office. Class will be online with in-person driving. Questions contact: Scott Knight , SHS TSE Coordinator 360-348-8009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All classes are taught by certificated Washington state instructors and graduates of Central Washington State University’s Traffic Safety program. Instructors are all certificated Washington state secondary instructors.
Tentative classes will be held online/in person (dates and times to be decided) depending on school class days, calendar, and state/county health guidelines. Drive schedules flexible to meet student-driver’s activities, work, and athletic schedules
Late Fall Session 2
November 7th, 2023 - December 11, 2023
Winter Session 3
January 3, 2024 - February 2, 2024
Early Spring Session 4
February 13, 2024 - March 15, 2024
Spring Session 5
April 9, 2024 - May 9, 2024
Summer Session 1
May 28, 2024 - June 27, 2024
Summer Session 2
July 1, 2024 - August 1, 2024
IMPORTANT DATES FOR LINCOLN HILL HIGH SCHOOL
October 25th - Picture Retakes
IMPORTANT DATES FOR LINCOLN ACADEMY
October 20th - No School/Teacher In-service Day
October 25th - Picture Retakes
WE HAVE JOB OPENINGS
There are several open positions available within our school district. Open positions include:
- Substitute bus drivers
- Substitute food service workers
- Substitute custodians
- Athletic trainer
Many of these jobs offer flexible hours and shifts that are perfect for stay-at-home parents, retirees, or part-time college students.
Anyone interested can visit www.stanwood.wednet.edu/JOBS to learn more and to apply!
A FEW REMINDERS
- Find school breakfast and lunch menus HERE
- Sign up to volunteer in our schools HERE
- See our job openings HERE
- See school start times HERE
- Steps on how to complete Free & Reduced Meal applications are HERE
- Find the calendars for the school year HERE
- Sign up for our new weekly Spartan Sports Report newsletter HERE
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, Christine Del Pozo (email@example.com), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.