Lincoln Middle School
April 1, 2021
Dear Lincoln Parents and Guardians,
We continue to prepare for both remote and full 5-day, in-person learning under the parameters of pandemic guidelines at Lincoln. Scheduling is near completion; rooms have been measured for appropriate social distancing; furniture has been moved to allow for more space; lunch routines are coordinated to allow for 6 foot distancing and mid-period transitioning; room re-assignments are nearly finalized; and, appropriate tech equipment is being reviewed. We check and double check to try to be sure to address any issues before they arise but know that patience and flexibility on the part of all involved will be key in fine-tuning this transition.
I am pleased to offer two open forum Zoom meetings for any parent interested in attending. The online sessions will be next Tuesday and Wednesday (April 6 and 7) at 7pm. Similar to previous parent forums, I will review some of the changes in place for this final transition and will answer questions. Later that week, the information from these sessions will be posted online. I will send parent emails next week with the Zoom links.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Nicholas Madsen, Instructional Assistant, to our staff. We are glad to have him on board!
Ordering your yearbook is easy!
Just go to this link and order directly through Jostens, our yearbook provider.
Yearbooks are $18 through April 11, 2021.
Yearbooks ordered after April 11, 2021, will cost $20.
Participants must have a current physical on file with the nurse. Physicals are good for 13 months after the date administered. Please sign up by March 31. First Practice will be Monday, April 5. More Information to follow regarding practices.
MRS. BAILEY ANNOUNCES 8th GRADE BASKETBALL CLUBS !
We are excited to offer a basketball club to 8th grade girls and boys. Please fill out this survey below regarding 8th grade basketball. This will be an opportunity for learning and practicing your basketball skills in both drills and game play within our group. We are not competing/playing against other schools, but will be playing games against each other. If the number of participants is high, try-outs may be needed. Here is some information that you need to know.
Information about Basketball:
First Practice girls: Monday, April 12 - 4:30 - 6:00 Busse Gym
First Practice boys: Tuesday, April 13 - 3:00 - 4:30 Busse Gym
No activity bus. Must provide your own transportation.
Masks must be worn at all times. If a team member has Covid, then all members need to quarantine for 14 days.
Return the survey by Tuesday, April 5 at 12:00PM.
A more specific schedule to be determined. Please feel free to ask any questions that may come up. We are looking forward to our basketball time!
HEALTH OFFICE NOTICE FOR PARENTS OF HYBRID STUDENTS
If you notify the school that your student is experiencing any of the symptoms that are shared with covid-19 (fever, headache, shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of sense of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches), your student cannot attend school until at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset and 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medication and improvement of symptoms. Your student can return earlier if they are evaluated by a medical doctor and undergo Covid testing as directed by MD. In order to return to school prior to the end of 10 days, you will need a note from your MD stating Covid status, diagnosis and return to school date. Your student must also be fever free without fever reducing medications, vomit and diarrhea free for 24 hours.
BUS TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT BUSINESS OFFICE
Parents will be emailed their students' bus details next week (by end of day 4/9/21). Link for payment is on the District Website (Parent- Transportation-e-pay). No changes can be made to the routes for 2 weeks. If you want to sign up for transportation , you will be able to do so on the District website after April 12, but please note that it will be at least 5 days to route your students.
Accounts Payable/Transportation Specialist