Resident Life Update – April 19, 2020

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Resident Life Update – April 19, 2020

2020-04-19T21:32:28-04:00April 19, 2020|

Dear students, 

We miss you tremendously.  Just like an empty campus, our dorms are lonely without you here.  Know that we are thinking about you and we care a lot. If you need anything or just want to talk to one of us, we are available to do that.  Reach out anytime!

Please try to enjoy the week off from classes.  I encourage you to get some exercise, keep up a daily routine, check-in with friends, cook something new, and make time every day to do an activity you really enjoy.  

There are just 4 weeks of virtual classes when we return from break and we have begun end of year planning.  Know that as a school we will have closing events similar to the ones scheduled as we always do, just in a virtual environment.  It’s not the spring we were anticipating, but we WILL be celebrating! We are working on our Res Life Traditions like the end of year slide show and awards ceremony.  Please be in touch with Missy Abbott and Jennifer Anastasio if you have photos and ideas to share to celebrate the school year.  An in-person graduation ceremony will be planned for all at a later date to followup on whatever it is we do on June 5th.  Stay tuned for these details coming out soon!

Wishing you all a restful break,

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life

Second Trimester Grades

There was a delay in sending grades for the second trimester, but they can now be reviewed in PowerSchool and a PDF report card was sent to all Resident Life families by email earlier this week.  Please let us know if you did not receive your report card or if you have any questions.

Virtual Learning Update and Schedule

Please review the virtual learning schedule and grading updates at the following link.  Important dates are also listed at the bottom of this message. https://www.lincolnacademy.org/2020/04/virtuallearningupdate/

Student Belongings

Many students had to depart campus quickly and there are a lot of questions about personal belongings in storage on campus.  After April Vacation Mr. Abbott and Ms. Anastasio will be working to organize and communicate with graduating seniors and others about individual items.  Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to return items to students across the globe.

Emergency Account Refunds

Graduating and non-returning students may have their emergency account balance refunded at the end of the school year.  We wait until the end of school to account for shipping and storage, textbooks, school supplies, and expenses associated with graduation.  We will process refunds as scheduled at the close of the school year and families will be refunded the balance. 

Mental Health Tips for Quarantine

by Eileen Feliciano, PsyD.

  1. Stick to a routine. Go to sleep and wake up at a reasonable time, write a schedule that is varied and includes time for work as well as self-care.
  2. Dress for the social life you want, not the social life you have. Get showered and dressed in comfortable clothes, wash your face, brush your teeth. Take the time to do a bath or a facial. Put on some bright colors. It is amazing how our dress can impact our mood.
  3. Get out at least once a day, for at least thirty minutes. If you are concerned of contact, try first thing in the morning, or later in the evening, and try less traveled streets and avenues. If you are high risk or living with those who are high risk, open the windows and blast the fan. It is amazing how much fresh air can do for spirits. Continued at this link

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.

2020 LA Yearbooks: available now for online purchase

The 2020 Lincoln Academy yearbook is already at the printer and slated for a delivery by May 15. We will arrange a curbside pickup system for local students and if you are no longer in Maine, your yearbook order will be sent to the Res Life office and we’ll work to send books to individuals. Given our current circumstances, LifeTouch has extended online payments for yearbooks until April 24, and you can use this link to place your order. Please consider ordering today and make your payment in full for the ease and safety of your yearbook crew. The retail price for yearbooks is $50. If this amount is a hardship in any way for your family please message the LA Facebook page and we will work out a discount.

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/

Spring Play

Lincoln Academy Drama is planning a Spring Play for May 2020. Play choices and casting will take place during the first week back from vacation. Interested students should sign-up on the google doc. HERE.  Students may suggest short plays for the readings, and performers will read on camera,using a video platform open to the public. There is no memorization required, just some time to prepare each piece in Reader’s Theater style. Each play will receive a handful of rehearsals online, then one or two public readings. Questions? Email Mr. Braley @ braley@lincolnacademy.org

Please contact the following staff for Academic Support:

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/

Junior Meetings

Guidance counselors are now offering virtual meetings with juniors. Please email Jose Cordero cordero@lincolnacademy.org to schedule a meeting to talk about life after high school.

More information on resources that can be helpful as you begin to plan for life after high school can be found on the Canvas Class of 2021 page. 

Link to find information about how colleges are reaching out to high school students.

AP Exams:

ALL AP exams will be offered online this year. The schedule for exams is posted on collegeboard.org. The current due date for AP Exam Fees is Thursday, April 30th. Fees remain $94/exam. Fee reductions are available for students that are active with our free or reduced lunch program. Please see this link for a recent letter from the Guidance Office about AP Exams.  And contact Mr. Cordero with any questions: cordero@lincolnacademy.org

Seniors & Scholarships: To access the current list of scholarships, log onto Naviance Here using your PowerSchool Username and ID. Email Mrs. Blodgett at blodgett@lincolnacademy.org for general assistance accessing Naviance and for help in finding scholarships for which you are eligible. 

Some scholarships currently available are: the A.W. Williamson, Bessie Brooks Trust, Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary Training/Tool Grant, Frances & Heather Key Memorial/Town of Nobleboro, Gardiner Federal Credit Union, George F. Dow, Heartwood Theater, LCRC Helen Weston Memorial, Maine Blue Collar, Maine Sheriffs’ Association, Maine Sports Hall of Fame, Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum, Nobleboro Historical Society, Ruffed Grouse Society, Whitefield Lions Club and the Worthington Scholarship.  The scholarship list is updated frequently at this time of year, so please check Naviance weekly for new scholarships.

Important Links

Important Dates

April 18-April 26: April Vacation (no scheduled virtual learning)
April 27-Memorial Day Weekend:Virtual Learning
May 26-May 29: Final projects and assessments
June 1-June 4: Virtual senior week events
June 1-June 12: Time for academic reflection with teachers and advisors
Friday, June 5: Remote graduation celebration. Details to be announced

Updates about the current school closure are posted on the
Covid-19 Response page of the LA website.

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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