Resident Life Update – May 3, 2020

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Resident Life Update – May 3, 2020

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Dear students, 

We hope you had a restful April vacation, and while we can’t welcome you back to campus, we do welcome everyone back to the last part of the school year.  Three weeks of virtual learning remain, then we move into end of year reflective assignments — details to be announced very soon.  Your teachers remain engaged and ready to support your academic progress and there is still time to make up any missed assignments.  Please review the updated schedule, ask for help if you need it, and focus on completing the academic year as your goal.  If you are overseas and taking an AP course, Mr. Cordero has provided important information below on upcoming exams.  

Despite the transition to virtual learning this spring, we are looking ahead to the start of the 2020/2021 school year.  We are celebrating the work of students and staff and remain committed to maintaining a strong on-campus boarding program.  Please stay tuned for more details on end-of-year celebrations and virtual events.  Re-enrollment contracts are currently available without financial obligations. 

Looking forward to when we can all be together again!

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life

Virtual Learning Updates 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. updated schedule

Quarantine Work and Learning Survey

Remote school work can be challenging, but that doesn’t mean students have stopped learning! For many people, staying home has offered time, space, and new challenges that open new ways to learn. In the last month we have heard stories about students who are gardening, raising animals, blogging about baseball cards, recording music, and building the LA campus in Minecraft. Some students are caring for siblings or working essential jobs at grocery stores and construction sites. Whatever you are up to, we want to know about it!

Students AND PARENTS, please take a minute to fill out the this form and tell us about the Work and Learning that is happening in your families. There is a place on the survey form to upload a photo, video, or music file. We will highlight these on the LA website and social media. We are excited to hear your stories–and no story is too big or too small!  Please contact if you have any trouble accessing the form.

AP Exam Update for International Students from Mr. Cordero:

AP students,

I know you’re all having concerns about your AP tests. Let me put some of those questions to rest. Here are the facts about the upcoming AP exams.

1. If you choose to not take the exam your class title on your transcript will remain intact. ex: AP Calculus AB will remain AP Calculus AB if you don’t take the exam.

2. If you choose to not take the exam you will NOT have to pay for the exam.

3. If you choose to not take the exam your admission to a university will NOT be affected.

4. If you choose to not take the exam you will not receive college credit for that subject.

5. If you cannot access the internet in a reliable way or do not have the proper technology to take the exam I highly recommend that you do not take the exam.

6. If you choose to not take the exam all you need to do is inform your teacher. There is no formal process to follow if you decide to not take the exam.

Teachers are encouraging all students to try their best to take the AP exam. But there are many factors affecting students in other countries that make taking the exam VERY difficult. Time zones, lack of internet access, lack of available technology, and/or not having a quiet and usable space. Time in quarantine has also made participating in class work very difficult. All these factors are perfectly reasonable excuses to not take the exam.

The schedule for exams is posted on Fees remain $94/exam. Please see this link for a recent letter from the Guidance Office about AP Exams.  Contact Mr. Cordero with any questions:

Student Belongings

Many students had to depart campus quickly and there are a lot of questions about personal belongings in storage on campus.  Mr. Abbott and Ms. Anastasio are 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. 


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.

Updates for International Students

 Updates dor International Students including virtual learning schedule and insurance information can be found by clicking this link:

Spring Play

Lincoln Academy Drama is planning a Spring Play for May 2020. 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 @

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:

Check out this Virtual College Fair coming up next week. This is a great virtual event to check out if you are planning to attend college after high school.
NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair May 4-6, 2020

Junior Meetings

Guidance counselors are now offering virtual meetings with juniors. Please email Jose Cordero 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.

On Naviance, there is a senior survey that needs to be filled out as soon as possible. It is about your plans for next year and will only take 5 – 10 minutes to complete. If you are going on to college, the LA scholarship committee uses this information to determine which students are eligible for the various scholarships.
The Worthington Scholarship is available to any graduating senior who plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college in Maine next year. More information is at this link.

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

Important Links

Important Dates

April 27-Memorial Day Weekend: Virtual Learning
June 1-June 4: Virtual senior week events
June 1-June 12: Time for 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


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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