LINCOLN HILL H.S. & LINCOLN ACADEMY

FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 11, 2021

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This year, our students have been adjusting to being in school five days week after being out of school and/or on a hybrid schedule for a year and a half. During the last month, students have been getting used to following school expectations again. Students have experienced learning loss and maybe personal or family hardships during the pandemic.


Each student handles these experiences in different ways. Some students can move on by themselves. Others might need additional supports, such as reaching out to a counselor. If your child (or family) is struggling, please reach out to get some supports for your child (and family).


Below is a document that lists the school and community resources available for your child and family.


Don't hesitate to seek support. Our counselor can help guide you with where to turn for help.


LHHS/LA Counselor

Christy Thompson (cthompson2@stanwood.wednet.edu)

NO SCHOOL - October 15th

This coming Friday, October 15th, is a professional development day for certificated staff. Students will not have school on that day.

Grading Period 1 Ended October 5th

Our first grading period ended Tuesday, October 5th. Student grades will be viewable in Skyward by the end of the day on October 12th.

Smarter Balanced Assessment

This month, our students in grade 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) in both math and English Language Arts (ELA). Students in grades 9 and 12 will also take the science SBA. The SBA is being given to students this fall due to not being able to assess students last spring and it will be a shorter version of the assessment than the assessment students will take this spring.


Below is the assessment schedule for LHHS/LA. Students will take their assessments in their Math, English, and Science classes. Remote students will be given specific times to attend school on the testing dates below from their remote teacher.


LHHS/LA Fall SBA Schedule


  • English SBA: October 18th - 19th (Grades 7, 8, 9, 11, 12)
  • Math SBA: October 21st - 22nd (Grades 7, 8, 9, 11, 12)
  • Science WCAS: October 25th - 26th (Grades 9, 12)



* PLEASE NOTE: Lincoln Hill High School students attending Stanwood High School for math, English, and/or Science classes will take their SBA test at SHS on SHS scheduled testing days. Please see the SHS testing schedule is below:


SHS Testing Schedule for LHHS Students Attending SHS Classes:

  • October 11/12 - Math SBA
  • October 18/19 - English SBA
  • October 25/26 - Science WCAS



If you have any questions, please contact our office at 360-629-1340.

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Please join us on October 13th for our Virtual College and Career Fair. Representatives from over 30 different organizations including Universities, Community & Technical Colleges, Apprenticeship Programs, and the Military will be live on our online platform to help you learn more about the opportunities available after graduation.


Students and parents will join us online and have the opportunity to visit the various booths to learn more about the organizations. Registration information and instructions will be sent out the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 12th.


Families with limited or no internet access are invited to bring your student's Chromebook and use the Wifi in the Stanwood High School Commons during this event.

This event is open to all Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors at Stanwood and Lincoln Hill High Schools.

OCTOBER 22ND FINANCIAL AID ADVISING DAY FOR SENIORS

Lincoln High School will hold a Financial Aid Advising Day on Friday, October 22nd. Seniors will receive information about financial aid opportunities in their advisory classes.


Any senior who does not have an advisory class will be able to access the same information on our high school website shortly after the 22nd. Information will also be available in the counseling center.


The 12th Year Campaign is hosting virtual financial aid events for seniors and families to learn more about and apply for aid.

12th Year Campaign site link

(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oELovlvqYmCD7NY0nDw7A_b1Bbeoj4-M7VNBDaQfxoI/edit)


The Washington State Student Loan Education Site helps families better understand education costs and considerations.

Washington State Student Loan Education site link

(https://www.studentloaned.wa.gov/?utm_campaign=Student-Family-Messaging&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery)


Financial aid applications are now available for the 2022-23 school year. Learn more, get support, and apply for financial aid at this link: wsac.wa.gov/apply.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION FOR SENIORS AND FAMILIES

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Chromebooks

This is a reminder that it is important students bring their Chromebooks to school everyday. Students need to charge their Chromebooks every night to make sure they are fully charged for school the following day to support students in their learning.

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Our school is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey this week on Tuesday, October 12th. The survey will be given to our students in Grades 8, 10 and 12. All remote students are invited to take the survey as well. Please review the survey schedule below.


The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.


Information about the Healthy Youth Survey was emailed to all 8th, 10th, and 12th grade families. Information is also posted in our gym and commons area for students to review. Links to Information: English / Spanish


Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. Students or parents/guardians wanting to opt out of the survey, please contact our office.


Healthy Youth Survey Schedule for Tuesday, October 12th (Remote students invited to attend at their grade level scheduled time.):


  • 8th Grade: 7:45 - 8:30 AM
  • 10th Grade: 8:45 - 9:30 AM
  • 12th Grade: 9:45 - 10:30 AM


If you have any questions, please contact our office at 360-629-1340.

WARM COATS FOR KIDS

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Hello Families,


As I visit classrooms each week, I am amazed and impressed by the learning and growth that is taking place across our schools. Our students are engaged in math and science projects, creative writing activities and arts galore! In one classroom, I watched students consider the many ways they can encourage themselves and their peers to be their best each day. Our teachers, parents, staff and administrators have demonstrated flexible, patient and kind leadership over the last month. Thank you for all that you do to support our schools!


Reminder: Friday, October 15, is a Non-Student Day
During this month's non-student day, our staff will be participating in professional development. This day allows our staff to grow their craft as they learn about and plan for high-quality learning experiences for your children.


Fall Conferences Will Have a Virtual Option
October 27th, 28th and 29th are early release days for K-12 parent-teacher conferences. You will have the option to attend in person or virtually via Google Meets. The schedule for these days will be 7:40 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. for secondary schools and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for elementary schools. Please note that October 27th is a Wednesday but is not a late start day. Schools will soon be reaching out to you to schedule conferences. Please contact your student’s school if you have questions.


Twice Weekly COVID Testing for Basketball, Wrestling and Water Polo
Per the K-12 Department of Health Requirements, screening testing is required for all unvaccinated athletes in high contact indoor sports (basketball, wrestling, water polo). This is not a new requirement, this requirement has been in place since August.

Fully vaccinated athletes do not have to participate in screening testing. Screening testing must be performed twice weekly using a molecular or antigen test. A rapid antigen test is performed on all unvaccinated athletes within 24 hours of the competition. In a multi-day event, testing will occur before each competition. The second test during the week will be performed 3-4 days prior to or after the competition and may be a molecular or antigen test. If a molecular test is performed, the athlete does not need to isolate while awaiting screening test results, unless they are exhibiting symptoms.


Capital Projects & Technology Replacement Levy on February Ballot
The district will have a Levy on the February 8, 2022, Ballot. The estimated tax rate per $1,000 of assessed property value for this measure is 27 cents for each year of the levy. School districts are allowed to collect only the amount of money approved by voters. Unlike bonds, there is no interest cost for a capital levy.


When assessed property values change, the local school tax rate is adjusted to ensure that the district collects only the levy dollar amount approved by voters. If approved by voters, this measure would expire at the end of 2026. The proposed total local school tax rate is expected to decrease from current levels. The Replacement Capital Projects & Technology Levy is expected to provide funding over 4 years.

This levy proposal is expected to allow the district to maintain technology systems and continue to make major improvements to existing facilities. To learn more about the upcoming levy, click here.

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DISTRICT NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

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, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.


El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200.