Week of February 22nd, 2021
Newsletter at a Glance
- Note from the Dean
- Credit Recovery Opportunity
- Family App Registration
- SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO FOR YEARBOOK ASAP
- Counselors' Corner
- Career & College Readiness - SAT & ACT Sign Up!
- Clubs & Athletics
- Lincoln Library & Tech Help
Weekly Student Broadcast
Note: To access the video, you must use your student's Microsoft Office account (######@tps10.org, school password)
Note from the Dean
For the last week of Black History Month, we're bringing our focus back to a local leader!
"Dr. Dolores Silas has served diverse roles in Tacoma as an educator and civic leader. After several years as an elementary school teacher in Tacoma, she moved into administration, becoming principal of DeLong Elementary, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as a Tacoma Public Schools administrator. In 1978 she was elected President of the NAACP Tacoma Chapter, and in 1991, she was appointed to the Tacoma City Council, and the first African-American woman to serve in that role." - Tacoma Historical Society
On February 11th, 2021, the TPS Board of Directors approved the renaming of Woodrow Wilson High School to Dr. Dolores Silas High School. Read more about the renaming here. Although Black History Month is coming to a close, let's remember that Black history and excellence are central to our daily lives and history.
Credit Recovery Through Edgenuity
We are offering credit recovery through a program called Edgenuity this spring. This is a voluntary program for students who would like to earn credit for a previously failed course. We would like to see if you and your student are interested in earning credit outside of the school day towards graduation requirements. At this time, students can take 1 credit recovery class at a time and we are prioritizing credit recovery for core content classes.
If you are interested in signing your student up for a credit recovery class, please complete an interest form by clicking here. Once you complete the form, a school counselor will contact you with more information, including our credit recovery contract.
Register for the Family App
Families are required to complete a daily COVID-19 health screening form on in-person learning days. Completing the Family App registration process below allows you to access the daily online COVID-19 health screening form from a laptop, tablet or mobile device.
- Register here by entering the email your child’s school has on file for you. (Tip: Only use the Chrome web browser on any device; or update to the latest iOS version (14+) on your Apple device.)
- Once that’s complete, you’ll receive an invitation in your email to complete the process.
How to complete the daily health screening
On your child’s first day in a school building, you can access the COVID-19 screening form from a laptop, tablet or mobile device at https://family.tpsapps.org/. You can also watch videos on how to translate the Family App webpage into Spanish. Watch the video in English or watch the video in Spanish.
For more information visit the TPS website or call the HELP desk at 253-571-HELP.
UPLOAD YOUR YEARBOOK PICTURE TODAY!
Picture guidelines are attached below. Upload your student portrait here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iLOhd89aK0m_QmTLsIfQTGzZcZ-SYCREtEiNA5xFBn9UOTRXTjJMUDFWTlMzVjBPT1BLUkswRjFVWi4u
Order your Yearbook
There are important deadlines coming up regarding the Lincoln yearbook. Prices for yearbook are currently $45 and can be order online only. Order here!
Senior Baby Photos: Deadline 2/26
Senior Baby photographs will be due on February 26. Students can either submit baby photographs the same way as Student Portraits using the website or upload photographs via this link.
Senior Graduation Ads: Deadline 3/28
A Senior Grad Ad consists of a message to a graduating senior and is usually accompanied by recent and/or past photograph(s). Students featured in ads do not see the ads until the yearbook is distributed by the school. Ads can be purchased and created by parents or other family members from www.yearbookforever.com
All Graduations Ads are subject to review by the yearbook staff. If a Graduation Ad needs to be edit or changed, an email will be sent to the Individuals who purchased the ad letting them know what edit or edits that would need to be made. Individuals will resend information and then be sent a revised proof of the ad to be viewed and approved by purchaser to allow time for any adjustments before the yearbooks go to print.
Yearbook adviser: Reid Callan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Resource Center (CRC) - email@example.com, 253-571-6780
The CRC wants to highlight another community partner, Eloises Cooking Pot. Eloise's is a food bank on the eastside, serving our families! Log into your students' account to watch the Stream video about how to access them.
As always, the CRC is here to support students and families with what they need to be successful. If you or another student you know has a basic need like internet, stable housing, or food insecurity we are here to help! Please contact us at AbesCRC@tacoma.k12.wa.us, or check out our Covid Resource Guide.
3543 E. McKinley Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98404
Monday: 11:00 am – 3:30pm
Tuesday: 11:00am – 3:30pm
Friday: 11:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Grade Level Schoology Groups
Students: Join your grade level Schoology group to stay on top of important information!
Access code for 9th grade: 87MD-VNN4-5XR5D
Access code for 10th gradee: HFHT-5HXG-F32GS
Access code for 11th grade: 5XRN-TDNP-PDHFZ
Access code for 12th grade: RNJN-MKHZ-XRX5V
Career & College Readiness
For more scholarship information and deadlines, check out the attachment below.
Email Mr. Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any scholarship questions or need application support.
SENIORS & JUNIORS: ACT Sign Up
Senior and Junior scholars – Lincoln High School is hosting the ACT on Saturday April 17th, for students who are interested in College after high school. ACT is a great alternative for students who take the SAT for college admissions. ACT can also be used for alternatives for State Testing for graduation requirements and can be used for Credit Retrieval.
To Register visit https://www.act.org/. Select April 17th for test date, and search Lincoln High School, Tacoma WA to register to test at Lincoln.
For support registering for the ACT, contact Mr. Jamila Jones at: email@example.com
JUNIORS: SAT Sign Up
SIGN UP FOR THE MARCH 3RD SAT BY FEBRUARY 24TH.
The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions. We are administering the SAT 3 times this spring for juniors: 3/3, 3/24, & 4/27. The deadline to register for each test is 1 week before the test date.
Prepare for the SAT
- SAT/PSAT Prep through the Tacoma Public Library. To access this resource, you will need to sign in using your TPS student ID number and this TPL password: 1234. If this sign in doesn’t work, here is a link to the form to update your TPL status/access for the school year.
- Free and official SAT/PSAT Test Prep through Khan Academy is available here.
JUNIORS: Apply for Achievers Scholars by 3/5
The Achievers Scholars program can help you succeed by offering support with:
- College Planning
- College Applications
- Personal Statements
- Financial Aid Applications
- Much more!
Apply now! Deadline to apply is March 5th.Contact Rob Jones firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Virtual Village (9th-12th Grade)
MDC TRiO offers a Virtual Village after school twice a week where students (9-12th grade) can access:
- Homework help
- SAT or ACT prep
- Personal statements
- Resume writing
- Job or college interviews
- FAFSA and WASFA completion
Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS)
For decades, Sister Cities International has leveraged the power of art to transform societies and transcend cultural boundaries through the Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS). The showcase has given youth worldwide the opportunity to express their vision for a more unified, peaceful world through original art and literature.
This year, the Tacoma Sister Cities Council will partner with our international organization to sponsor a local Tacoma Young Artists and Authors Showcase 2021. We would like to invite all young people in the City of Tacoma and in all of Tacoma’s fourteen sister cities to participate in this competition. There will be six categories: Art, Written Word – Prose and Poetry, Music – Original and Reinterpreted and Photography. Up to five winning local entries and five international entries in each category will be entered in the Sister Cities International competition. Please see our website www.tacomasistercities.org for details and entry form. Deadline to enter is March 26th, 2021.
Contact Mr. Sadler email@example.com if you have questions.
Clubs & Athletics
Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
A message from the club advisers: We are a club that meets Thursdays at 2:30. We welcome students of all gender and sexual orientations. We discuss queer history, current events, and play games. It is a cool fun club and all are welcome.
Interested in joining?
MindsMatter253 is: A network of partners, families, students, and educators dedicated to supporting the well-being of the Tacoma community. The purpose is to reconnect with the strengths of cultural practices that contribute to positive mindset and growth.
Mindsmatter253’s goal is to create a safe place free of judgement, provide an opportunity for participants to talk to someone about coping mechanisms, and educate each other on social emotional well-being. This is open to all students and their families.
For more information, contact Logic Amen firstname.lastname@example.org
Tacoma Public Schools athletics competition kicks off this week, and we are ready for it! We are so pleased to have our student athletes back, safely training with coaches and teammates.
Under the new guidelines set by Gov. Inslee’s Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery, indoor and outdoor athletic events have limited event capacity. Due to these limitations, Tacoma Public Schools is unable to accommodate spectators at our athletic events.
We know the joy and satisfaction that comes from being a spectator at our high school events. We recognize the disappointment that comes from missing any opportunity to support your student athlete. Still, the health and safety of our students and staff is our priority, so will we continue to follow the guidance offered by Gov. Inslee and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.
The good news is that we have entered a contract with the NFHS to provide live streaming for soccer, volleyball and football. All home games will be streamed live at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/. The monthly pass to watch online is $10.99. Thank you for your support.
Director of Athletics
Tacoma Public Schools
High School Librarian Office Hours
Monday-Friday from 10 AM to 12:00 PM
Find info & links here: https://tinyurl.com/TPSLibraryLunch 2 or more high school librarians will be in Teams to help with:
- Office 365
- Computer help
- Digital resources
- Family support
- Reading & book recommendations
- Info questions
Click here for more information on resources: Live Tutoring, Digital Resources, Research Help, and much more!
Interested in joining a reading community?
Click here for our latest newsletter for Project Lit Abes Book Club. Read, discuss, write, meet authors, cook, bake, and serve our community! Sign up to officially join and click here for more information on our book club!
Want more information on book access? Opportunities to check out library books currently
Have a Schoology or Tech need? Get live assistance or see my contact info below:
Mrs. Sierra, ksierra1@tacoma.K12.wa.us
Go to the Lincoln website. Under About, select Transcript Request
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- Go to Tacoma Public Schools Website - https://www.tacomaschools.org
- Click on Schools then Lincoln - https://lincoln.tacomaschools.org
- Click on Contact then payments - https://lincoln.tacomaschools.org/contact/payments
- Follow directions to complete your payment.
Remote Learning Schedule
Monday & Thursday
- 1st Period: 7:45-8:15 AND 11:05-12:05
- 2nd Period: 8:20-8:50 AND 12:10-1:10
- 3rd Period: 8:55-9:25 AND 1:15-2:15
Tuesday & Friday
- 4th Period: 7:45-8:15 AND 11:05-12:05
- 5th Period: 8:20-8:50 AND 12:10-1:10
- 6th Period: 8:55-9:25 AND 1:15-2:15
- 1st Period: 9:25-10:05
- 2nd Period: 10:10-10:50
- 3rd Period: 10:55-11:35
- 4th Period: 12:10-12:50
- 5th Period: 12:55-1:35
- 6th Period: 1:40-2:20
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