The Trail Times

December 4, 2020

Dates to Remember

Mondays continue to be Remote Learning Days for all students.

December 18th - Last day before Winter Break

January 4th - Teacher Institute (no students attend)

January 5th - Remote Planning Day (no students attend)

January 6th - Students return

Thank you LT Families

Substitute Teachers

We are in need of substitute teachers across the district. Substitute teaching requirements have changed so please contact Shantille Heinold at 217-586-2161.

Positive Referrals - Join us in recognizing these students for recognition this month!

Abi King

Brynn Thornsbrough

Penelope Bird

Mrs. Kneller's class

Bentley Sommer

Lily Meyer

Logan Eichen

Madison Helm

Mateo Zepeda-Olivares

Hannah Williams

Lyla Wieber

Miles Walder

Sophia Shay

Gavin McMinn

Luke Leahu

Caroline Houser

Brenna Dyer

Jason Coward

Ayden Anderson

Brooklin Gill

Barrett Jurkowski

Tyler Stoecker

Avery Sieben

Lucas Roloff

Kylar Nargelenas

Jilyan Clark

Chase Haskett

Lily Emerson

Brock Friedman

Alison Howard

Gavin Huff

Lillian Lagacy

Ashley Martin

Chandler Mills

Ari Walsh

Mrs. Mills' morning class

Kayla Yap

Braylynn Corbett-DiFiore

Sierra Moore

Quinn Reynolds

Briar Castor

Liam Page
Kara Benway

Abbi McCormick

Ryan Bailey

Claire Conner

Remote Days

Just a reminder that Mondays are remote learning days for all students. Your child should check his or her Google Classroom for the remote assignments for the day.

Lincoln Trail School Hours

Morning Session of Learning

8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Lunch and cleaning

Afternoon Session of Learning

12:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Please, do not drop your child off more than 10 minutes prior to the start of their academic day (morning or afternoon). Students will be screened prior to entering the building and all doors will remain locked during the school day.

Kids Club opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. for those families that are enrolled.

Office Hours 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

When to Keep Your Child Home

Your child should stay home or will be send home with these symptoms:

  • COVID like symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of taste or smell
  • Fever above 99.5
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Your child should also stay home if there has been a known exposure to COVID 19.

Home Screening Information for Parents

The pictures below are also available on the District Website under COVID 19 resources. You can view the entire Return to School Health Plan there.

YouTube Channel

New videos about Lincoln Trail have been added to the YouTube channel. Link below is for one about accessing the new entrance at Lincoln Trail
Main Entrance Video


Attendance will be taken for our students attending on and off campus. Make sure that you know your log in times for the times of day that your child is not on campus.

Water fountains and water bottles

The water fountains are closed except for the bottle filler portion. Your child is welcome to bring a filled water bottle each day, which can be refilled from the bottle filler.

Lunch and Breakfast

Breakfast and lunch will be available for any student each day. Students will need to sign up for that lunch when they are on campus (we will take care of this for you). Please do not have your child bring their lunch or breakfast to school unless they are on campus all day. Weekend meals are also available. Your child should request a weekend bag on the last day of school for the week.

Mahomet CARES Closet and Mom's Pantry

In order to promote safety for ALL, we will not be accepting used clothing donations for the Mahomet CARES Closet at this time. However, we are currently accepting donations of NEW underwear and socks for boys and girls in assorted sizes. If you are in need of clothing, please email Mrs. Hunter at with needed items, sizes and to arrange a time to have items delivered or picked up.

Other Information

  • Parent Drop Off: For the safety of our students, please only drop students off between the 2 posts, not all along the sidewalk. Students will only be able to enter door by the 5th grade hallway. (This is the door closest to State Street.) Please do not drop students off in the parking lot. Unless students are part of our Kids Club program, they should not be dropped off before 8:00 a.m. This is imperative for the safety of all our students.
  • Changes in Routine: Please let the office know at least one hour before your child's dismissal if there is a change in their after school routine.
  • Lost and Found: Did your child lose a coat? How about a lunch box? Make sure they check lost and found first! The lost and found will be emptied on the last day of the trimester, items left will be donated to our Mahomet CARES Closet.