Updates on Virtual Learning

Lincoln Log August 28, 2020

Lincoln Elementary (K-5)

Principal: Colleen Whooley Jepson (email: cwhooleyjepson@wausauschools.org)

Administrative Assistant: to be hired

Address: 720 S. 6th Avenue

Wausau, WI. 54401

Phone: 715-261-0965

Website: http://lincoln.wausauschools.org/

Principal Points

I know that the beginning of the year can be a bit hectic and 2020 is multiplying school start by 100. So, I decided to send out a little more frequent communication to start the year. Please note that Julee Pelot (admin asst) has retired so it's me, myself, and I in the office. I try to answer phones as much as I can, but leave a message if I don't get to it. Also you can email me at cwhooleyjepson@wausauschools.org. I'm pretty good at checking emails.

Please remember our PPF - BE POSITIVE, BE PATIENT, and BE FLEXIBLE. We are all doing our best with all the new pieces in place. Following are some "to dos" to help you get ready for a successful school year.

Yours in partnership

Colleen Whooley Jepson, Principal

Parent Teacher Conferences

Letters have now been mailed to all parents. If you have not received your letter by the time your mail is delivered today, feel free to call the office and I will work with you on setting up a conference with the teacher. 715-261-0965

Change: When you come for conferences, please enter through the doors on the playground NOT door 1. Door 1 will be used as our exit. Doors will be labeled with balloons and grade levels. Don't forget to wear a mask and please don't bring extra siblings. Only the student(s) enrolled at Lincoln and 1 parent should be in attendance. We will ask each family to wash with hand sanitizer as they enter the building.

Parents will meet with the teachers first. We will be directing you through the gym on your way out to finish up paperwork. Tables will be labeled in the gym. Please be sure to follow the 6 foot rule between your family and other families. Since we have a limited number of people coming into the building at a time the gym should never be crowded.

Teachers have put in a TON of work to get you all set up for conferences. As much as we would love to hug our students returning, we must maintain a 6 foot social distance for students. We also ask that students do NOT stop in to see their former teachers.

Students with an IEP (special education) should sign up for 2 conferences: 1 with their homeroom teacher and 1 with their special education teacher.

When you come to parent conferences, please bring:

  • a backpack for materials for your child to bring home
  • your own personal device (i.e. iphone). - staff will show you how to log in to the parent portal of SeeSaw. (if you have time, you may want to download the app to your personal device before arriving at school).

When you come to parent conferences, you will learn:

  • more about the teacher
  • more about school expectations (we will be virtual 8:30-3:30)
  • more about SeeSaw school app

When you come to parent conferences, you will be given:

  • student I-pad
  • student schedule
  • supplies for learning from science, art, music, and regular education

Our hope is that virtual learning will be so learner friendly that students will not require much/if any parental help (except for maybe our kindergarteners - and even them for just a short time). Students can attend from daycare (if they are in a daycare facitily), at home, or wherever else they may be during the days.

Free/Reduced Lunches - SIGN UP ON PAYPAMS

Lincoln families will continue to qualify for free breakfast and lunch; HOWEVER, Lincoln families absolutely MUST sign up their family on the Paypams site (listed below). Families will order food for the week and will choose the pick-up location for this food. There are drop down menus on PayPams for ordering and choosing site location. The Paypams does require student ID which you should be able to find on Infinite Campus website. If you cannot find it, just give me a call 715-261-0965


This link will take you to a video put. together by food services manager, Karen Fochs.


Infinite Campus Sign up

All families will want to sign up for Infinite Campus parent portal. This portal allows you to see grades, pay school fees, update phone numbers and addresses and check busing information. To set up your portal:

Go to the District’s website: www.wausauschools.org
Choose Parents at the top of the page, then choose Infinite Campus Portal
Select Campus Parent
Select New User (Bottom of the white panel titled Wausau School District)
Enter the Activation Code listed below to complete the registration process

(If you do not have your Activation Code, please call the Lincoln office 261-0965.)

Create your own username and password. Once you have established your own username and password, the activation code listed below will no longer be valid.

Lincoln Staff

Following is a list of staff members at Lincoln for this year. I thought it may be handy for you all to have so you know who your child is interacting with online:

Pupil Services Team

Mrs. Karpinsky - Social Worker

Ms. Poncek - School Counselor

Mrs. Reimann - School Psychologist

Encore Teachers

Ms. Cumberland - Music

Mrs. Duesselmann - Science

Mrs. Gilbertson -- Library

Mrs. Jaglinski - Gifted/Talented

Ms. Lindberg - Art

Mrs. MickBeversdorf (aka Mrs. B) - Phy Ed

Ms. Poncek - Guidance

Regular Education Teachers

Mrs. Giese - Kindergarten

Mrs. Peterson - Kindergarten

Mrs. Cegielski - 1st grade

Mrs. Giebel - 1st grade

Mrs. Tiffany Hessil - 2nd grade

Mrs. Thao - 2nd grade

Mrs. Gast - 3rd grade

Miss McKellips - 3rd grade

Mr. Hagedorn - 4th grade

Mrs. Zoch - 4th grade

Mrs. Kramar - 5th grade

Mr. Niemeyer - 5th grade

Special Education Teachers

Mrs. Dahnke - Occupational Therapist

Mrs. Reiche - Speech/Language

Ms. Lehman - multicategorical (works mainly with medically fragile students)

Mr. Nygaard - multicategorical (works mainly with grades 4-5)

Miss Vils - multicategorical (works mainly with grades K-3)

Ms. Xiong - adaptive physical education

Miss Yunk - multicategorical (works mainly with students with emotional/behavioral disabilites)

English Learner/Bilingual Teachers

Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Vang

Mrs. Veenstra

Title Teachers

Mrs. Burke

Mrs. Imhoff


Ms. Deuitch - cafeteria

Mrs. DeValk - lead cafeteria

Mrs. Dreikosen - G2M coordinator

Mrs. Fortenberry - Special Education

Miss Hardinger - Special Education

Mrs. Lenz - Title

Ms. Mletzko. (aka Ms. Roxann)- Bilingual

Ms. Taylor - Health room

Mrs. Wirt - Special Education

Ms. Wollenzein (aka Ms. Brea) - Special Education

Mrs. Yang - English Learners

Mr. Xiong - English Learners

Miss Zahrt - Special Education

Custodial Staff

Mr. John - night custodian

Ms. Cindy - night custodian

Mr. Jeff- lead custodian


Mrs. Whooley Jepson (many students/families just refer to me as Mrs. Jepson)