Resident Life Update – April 11, 2020

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Resident Life Update – April 11, 2020

2020-04-11T23:34:59-04:00April 11, 2020|

Lincoln Academy announced this week that virtual learning will continue through the end of the school year.  While we all wish we were back in our usual classrooms, students and teachers are able to continue their academic work through Canvas and there are creative discussions happening around how we can preserve traditions and end of year ceremonies while remaining in our homes.  School administrators will be looking for students to take leading roles in some of these virtual events in the weeks ahead and we welcome your input and ideas!

As ever, please don’t hesitate to reach out for extra support with academics or with any questions, feedback, or concerns as we navigate the remainder of the school year together.  Your teachers and the Resident Life staff are here for you. 

Important Information for AP Students

To successfully take AP exam(s) you must be able to access the email account you used to create your College Board student account.  If you are not sure what email address you used, or if you are not able to use that email while you are at home please sign back into your College Board account to change your email address to a personal email address, to ensure you receive exam information. Log into your College Board Account and update your email preferences here: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams

Trimester 2 Grades

We are aware that families are currently unable to see final T2 grades in PowerSchool. While grades have been finalized, we are trying to correct for a program glitch that is showing classes that students have withdrawn from on report cards. We expect to have this problem corrected by early next week and final T2 grades will be visible then.

We appreciate your patience in this matter. If you have concerns about T2 grades, please know that the T2 grade you see in Canvas should be an accurate final trimester grade. You can also contact teachers with specific T2 grade questions.  We will send out an announcement when final T2 grades are visible.

A Message from School Social Workers Lisa Katz & Tory Wright

We want to remind families to reach out for support around concerns you have for your children’s emotional health. Anxiety is running high without predictable routines, which makes it hard for their brains to focus on school work. Giving each other physical space, patience, and flexibility will help to keep things peaceful at home. And the more peaceful home is, the better everyone will function! Attached is a LONG list of tips for mental health wellness during quarantine and there are a lot of great ideas. We’ve also attached a link for a lovely 6 minute video about gratitude, which is an important positive force to balance the worries. It’s really relaxing to watch. 

We hope you are enjoying the daily “mindfulness moments” and are finding some useful tools there.  

Here are our emails:

katz@lincolnacademy.org

twright@lincolnacademy.org

Here are the links for students to schedule appointments with us:

Lisa https://calendly.com/lisa-katz

Tory https://calendly.com/tory-sw-la

https://vimeo.com/44131171?ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR0g2KMH2HbHmaZfVd7KqkZFra126TiepWSmX3qTuwNgNsPkohuovF1BSGU

Updates for International Students

 Updates dor International Students including virtual learning schedule and insurance information can be found by clicking this link: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/virtual-learning-for-international-students/

Please contact the following staff for Academic Support:

Keep up with your English

ESOL Conversation Support is being offered to ESOL students.  Opportunities to speak English regularly with native speakers is a wonderful way for students to keep up their language skills, even while isolated at home.  If your student would like to schedule an opportunity to chat remotely by phone, WhatsApp, Skype or Zoom in English with a native speaker from our community, please contact Sarah Kennedy.

Guidance Updates

Guidance Updates continue to be sent through email, Canvas  and posted to the LA website. The latest information for Class of 2020 college going students can be found at the following link: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/2020/03/class-of-2020-college-going-students-and-families/

Re-enrollment

Contracts for the 2020-2021 school year have been sent by the LA Admission Office.  Please be aware that there is a special no risk offer for all re-enrolling families.  Please contact Lu-Shien Tan or Hilary Petersen with any questions.

Important Links

Important Dates

  • March 23-April 17: Virtual Learning through Canvas
  • April 18-April 26: April Vacation (no scheduled virtual learning)

LA News Headlines

NOTICE:

Lincoln Academy has suspended in-person classes and activities until the end of May.  See our COVID-19 updates page for details.


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