Lincoln's Latest

Week of 1/25

Welcome Abe Family!

My name is Saraswati Hendrix and I'm the Dean of Students at Lincoln. I'm excited to introduce the first issue of Lincoln's Latest! This weekly newsletter will be a one-stop-shop for families and students for all things Lincoln, including announcements, events, community resources/agencies, technology help, and so much more. In order to empower everyone with this information, there is a spot in the top right corner of this page where you can translate the content of this newsletter to another language.


Going forward, Lincoln's Latest will be published every Friday with information to help you plan and prepare for the following week. This newsletter contains information, events, and updates for the week of January 25th.


At Lincoln, we are committed to growth so if you have ideas on ways we can improve this newsletter to meet your needs, please fill out the feedback form at the bottom of the page or email me at shendri@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

Family App: Tacoma Public Schools Family Application Overview

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.


Families are required to complete a daily COVID-19 health screening form on in-person learning days

When students return to school in person, parents must complete a short COVID-19 health screening form every day the student is in a school building. This is a new state requirement of all school districts across the state.

The easiest way to complete that form is online. 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.


Registration steps:

  • 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.


If you don’t receive the invitation email, check your email spam link or junk mail folders for an email from “Microsoft Invitation.” You can also contact your child’s school to verify or update the email address you use with Tacoma Public Schools.


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/ or www.tacomaschools.org.

(Paper forms in English and other languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmer, Russian and Ukranian, will also be available at schools.)


For more information visit the TPS website.


Contact Travis Davio if you have issues with the Family App tdavio@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

Attention Seniors!

Senior Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 8:15-9:15am

This is an online event.

We have a senior meeting this week on Wednesday, 1/27 from 8:15-9:15am. Come learn about scholarships, financial aid, the High School and Beyond Plan, and next steps for seniors. Don't miss out on this important information!


Click to join the meeting

Testing

REMINDER: PSAT

We are administering the PSAT to registered juniors/11th grade students on Tuesday, January 26th from 7:30-11:30am.


Students must complete the Family App COVID Survey in order to enter the building to test. Testing rooms will be limited to 15 students and students will be social distanced 6 feet apart. Students and proctors are required to keep their masks on for the entire test.


What to bring:

  • Face Mask
  • Photo ID, if you have one
  • Two #2 Pencils
  • Acceptable Calculator
  • Snack, if needed


The deadline to register was on Thursday, 1/21 at 3pm.

Email Ms. Hendrix shendri@tacoma.k12.wa.us if you'd like to be added to the waiting list!

Juniors: Sign Up for the SAT

We will be administering the SAT 4 times this spring for juniors! The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions.


Spring SAT Dates: 3/3, 3/24, 4/13, 4/27


Register by selecting 1 date on this form.

Prepare for the SAT or PSAT


  • MDC TRiO offers a Virtual Village after school twice a week where students can access SAT/PSAT tutoring, as well as a variety of other academic and post-secondary planning support. To access this service, click here to complete an interest survey.
  • 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.

Counselors' Corner

College "Visits"

Northwest College of Art and Design

January 27th 10:00-10:45am

Click here to join

High School and Beyond Plan

The HSBP is a culminating portfolio that gives you a head start on what you believe is success in life after high school. For more information, Mr. Jamila Jones holds a drop in session every Wednesday from 11:30am - 12:30pm and will answer any questions you might have.


Here’s the link to join to HSBP drop in meetings.


Contact information for Jamila Jones jjones5@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Community Resource Center (CRC)

Hi ABES, meet your Family and Community Liaisons Ms Ha and Ms Hart! We run the Abes Community Resource Center and help 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, for food security we are here to help! Please contact us at AbesCRC@tacoma.k12.wa.us, or check out our Covid Resource Guide. We look forward to working with you!


-Ms Ha and Ms Hart

Key Club students hard at work to provide holiday support to Lincoln families

From your Lincoln HS Library

Your Teacher Librarian is here and happy to help!

Ms. Sierra is available during live office hours from 11-12:30 (see below link), phone and email for Schoology, Tech or Library needs.


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:

High School Librarian Office Hours – Monday-Friday from 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Find info & links here: https://tinyurl.com/TPSLibraryLunch 2 or more high school librarians will be in Teams to help.


Mrs. Sierra

ksierra1@tacoma.K12.wa.us

Get help with...

  • Schoology
  • Office 365
  • Edgenuity
  • Computer help
  • Digital resources
  • Family support
  • Reading & book recommendations
  • Info questions

Athletics

Attention Lincoln Golfers. Time for some cold weather golf!

Info meeting on Monday, January 25th at 2:30pm.

Click here to join the meeting


First Practice is Feb 1st. See you at the meeting.


Coach Merrill's contact info: mmerril@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

Golf ball on grass next to hole
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