Lincoln's Latest

Week of 2/1

Newsletter at a Glance

No school for secondary students on Friday, 2/5

  • Note from the Dean - Black History Month
  • Family App Registration
  • Grade Level Schoology Groups
  • Career & College Readiness (SAT for Juniors, Achievers Scholars, Upward Bound)
  • SENIORS: High School Beyond Plan due 2/19 & Scholarships
  • Counselors' Corner - It's National School Counseling Week!
  • Athletics & Clubs
  • YEARBOOK - Upcoming Deadlines!
  • Lincoln Library & Tech Help

Weekly Student Broadcast

Click here to view this week's student broadcast!

Note: To access the video, you must use your student's Microsoft Office account (, school password)

Note from the Dean

Hello Abes,

We're entering the last week of the semester and looking forward to a brief break before starting 2nd semester. Remember, there's no school for secondary students on Friday, February 5th.

Next week is also the first week of Black History Month 2021. Black History Month is a time in which we celebrate Black change agents and reflect on how we center anti-racism and social justice in our day-to-day lives. This Black History Month, we will be recognizing and celebrating Black activists who were agents in social change each week.

This week we're starting with a local Black advocate, Judge Jack Tanner (pictured above). Tanner was born in Tacoma in 1919 and graduated from Stadium in 1938. After serving in the US Army during WWII, he graduated from the College of Puget Sound and then University of Washington Law School. He was an active participant in the local NAACP chapter and eventually became the Regional Director. By 1963, Tanner's activism and leadership caught the eye of President John F. Kennedy who invited him to the White House to be an adviser on race relations. In 1978, Tanner became the first Black judge appointed to the federal District Court in the Pacific Northwest. As a judge, he fought for housing equality, treaty fishing rights for the Puyallup Tribe, and equal pay for women. He understood the importance of Black representation in prestigious roles and delayed his retirement because, at that time, there were no other Black judges available to replace him. Black leaders like Judge Jack Tanner remind us of the resilience and triumphs of the Black community in the Pacific Northwest and beyond and invite us to consider the ways we can continue fighting for Black liberation in our communities.

Who do you want featured in the next newsletter for Black History Month? Email their name and a bio to Ms. Hendrix at

Take care,

Saraswati Hendrix


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

Family App: Tacoma Public Schools Family Application Overview

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.

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.

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 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.

Join your Grade Level Schoology Group

We are not only using Schoology for classes, but also for announcements and updates. 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 grade: HFHT-5HXG-F32GS

Access code for 11th grade: 5XRN-TDNP-PDHFZ

Access code for 12th grade: RNJN-MKHZ-XRX5V

Career & College Readiness

SAT Sign Up for Juniors

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions. We are administering the SAT 3 times this spring for juniors: March 3rd, March 24th, & April 27th.

Register by selecting 1 date on this form.

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.

Virtual Village

MDC TRiO offers a Virtual Village after school twice a week where students can access:

  • Tutoring
  • Homework help
  • SAT or ACT prep
  • Personal statements
  • Resume writing
  • Job or college interviews
  • FAFSA and WASFA completion
To access these services, check out the flyer below!

PSAT Score Release: Mid-March

Fifty one testers took the PSAT on Tuesday, 1/26, following COVID safety guidelines. Great job juniors and thank you proctors for a successful and safe testing day!

Test-takers, your scores will be released mid-March 2021.

Juniors: Apply for Achievers Scholars

Open the flyer or contact Rob Jones for more info.

SENIORS: Complete your High School & Beyond Plan by 2/19

The deadline to complete your HSBP is February 19th!

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


Washington State Opportunity Scholarship due February 11th

This is a great opportunity for students who intend to earn their bachelor's degree OR a certificate, apprenticeship, or associate's degree.

Need assistance with this scholarship? Attend one of the workshop sessions (flyer below)!

For more scholarship information, check out the attachment below or email Mr. Jones at

Upward Bound Interest Meeting

Counselors' Corner

National School Counseling Week!

Send some extra love and appreciation to your school counseling team this week because it's National School Counseling Week!

Counselor Caseloads

Mr. Bergman (Last Names A-G):

Book an appointment

Mr. Clausen (Last Names H-P):

Book an appointment

Ms. Munday (Last Names Q-Z):

Book an appointment

Community Resource Center (CRC)

We in the CRC want to highlight our partners at Nourish Food Bank. Nourish operates many food bank locations across Pierce County, including some in our neighborhood. They're easy to access, and COVID Safe. They operate as a drive through, so getting assistance is contactless. Find the location nearest you here! Students can access a how-to video on the ABES CRC Stream Channel here.

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, or check out our Covid Resource Guide.

-Ms Ha and Ms Hart

Lincoln Community Resource Center,


Athletics & Clubs


Starting February 1st, these sports teams will begin an abbreviated season:

  • Volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Girls soccer
  • Girls swim
  • Golf

Athletic Director: Mr. Fletcher


Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

A message from the club advisers: We are a club that meets Thursdays at 2:30. We are a club that welcomes 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?

Email Mr. Kelly, Ms. Jansen, Mr. Ruby, or Mrs. Brazley

Order your Yearbook today!

There are important deadlines coming up regarding the Lincoln yearbook. Prices for yearbook are currently $45 and can be order online only. Order here!

Submit Student Portraits: Deadline 2/15

Please go to the direct Lincoln HS yearbook sales page: and use the code: LHS2021 to upload your student portrait for the yearbook. If no portrait is submitted, students photographs from last year will be used. If no photograph can be found, we will create a Teams Meeting Icon (Circle with First Name and Last Name Initals).

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

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

Lincoln Library


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

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

Find info & links here: 2 or more high school librarians will be in Teams to help

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,

(253) 571-6792

helpful information


Transcript Requests

Direct link:


Go to the Lincoln website. Under About, select Transcript Request

To Pay a Fine Online

  1. Go to Tacoma Public Schools Website -
  2. Click on Schools then Lincoln -
  3. Click on Contact then payments -
  4. Follow directions to complete your payment.
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