Resident Life Update – May 31, 2020

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Resident Life Update – May 31, 2020

2020-05-31T22:19:08-04:00May 31, 2020|

Dear Residential Life Students, Families, and Agents,

This is graduation week – a time to wrap up the school year, reflect, and celebrate.  It’s been an unusual and challenging spring in so many ways, but as we enter June here in Maine I’m finding a lot of comfort in all the things that remain the same about this beautiful time of year – the days are longer and sunny, the lupines and lilacs are blooming, I’m able to get out and enjoy nature and work in the garden, and even though we aren’t able to all gather in person to celebrate the end of the school year and the Residential Life Class of 2020, I’m still tremendously proud of our students and staff.

We’re finding new meaningful ways to reflect and celebrate this spring.  All Lincoln Academy students should be in touch with their advisors to complete their Reflecting in Place project.  Check out the virtual Arts Apart, Together show and leave a comment about your favorite pieces.  Enjoy the special video presentation of Class Night on June 3 at 6pm EST, Baccalaureate on June 4 at 6pm EST and Graduation on the LA YouTube Channel.  Celebrate Residential Life with a special Zoom version of our End of Year Community Meeting and Celebration.   Details and links for all of these end-of-year events and more below. 

We’re looking forward to reflecting and celebrating with you!

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life

Annual Res Life End of Year Awards and Slide Show – Monday, June 1 at 10am EST

Calling all Res Life Students!! Please join us for the Annual Res Life End of Year Awards and Slideshow! This year we will host this event on Zoom and screen share the event.  If you can’t join the zoom call, a link will be shared after so you can watch. Please contact Jake Abbott for the Zoom login info.

Virtual Awards & Class Night – Wednesday, June 3 at 6pm EST

Please tune into the LA YouTube Channel to view a presentation of 2020 Department Awards, Junior Book Awards and Senior Scholarships.

Virtual Baccalaureate Ceremony – Thursday, June 4 at 6pm EST

Join us for Lincoln Academy Class of 2020 Baccalaureate with presentations honoring retiring faculty, messages from mentors, and the 2020 senior slide show.  Link here to the LA YouTube Channel 

Reflecting in Place, 2020

Rather than holding final exams in a virtual format, this year all students will be involved in a culminating activity known as “Reflecting in Place, 2020.” The goal of this project is to provide the LA community with an opportunity to reflect upon the broad range of their experiences (academic, personal and social) during the third trimester.  In addition to self-reflection, the interview portion of the project is designed to provide students both with a sense of closure for the year and with a sense of community within their advisory and the school as a whole. Students will meet with their advisors starting on May 26th to plan this reflection.

The complete details and expectations associated with this project can be found in the document Reflecting in Place, 2020. An explanatory video is also available, and exemplars created by faculty and staff are available online. 

Students will complete this project with the assistance of their advisor. Projects must be complete in order for Trimester 3 grades to be finalized.

Plans to Reopen Residential Life

Lincoln Academy Residential Life is taking steps to reopen the dorms and welcome students back to campus for the upcoming school year.  Interested families should sign-up to attend one of three virtual meetings happening this week.  Please direct questions to Jake Abbott.  Full details at this link:

Important Dates

Monday, June 1: Res Life End of Year Celebration on Zoom, Senior grades submitted, Eagle Awards delivered, window opens to petition to reveal T3 grades
Wednesday, June 3: Virtual Class Night on the Lincoln Academy YouTube Channel
Thursday, June 4: Virtual Baccalaureate, Senior “Reflecting in Place, 2020” Interviews complete
Friday, June 5:  Graduation Class of 2020*  Please see this link for details.
Friday, June 12th: Last day of school! Underclass “Reflecting in Place, 2020” Projects completed, interviews and artifacts submitted. School materials are returned.

*International Students may choose a proxy to carry them through the graduation ceremony on an iPad (your proxy could be another student in your advisor group, teacher, or LA staff member). We will contact international students via iPads so they can ride along virtually in the car of a fellow advisor group member.  

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Lincoln Academy will begin fall orientation on August 31 and regular classes on September 14.

To see the complete schedule and the 2020 reopening plan, click here.

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