Residential Life Update – August 2, 2020

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Residential Life Update – August 2, 2020

2020-08-02T22:02:32-04:00August 2, 2020|

Dear Residential Students, Families, and Agents,

We’re pleased to report that our first group of returning residential students have finished their two-week quarantine!!  This process went very smoothly, with students catching up on rest and summer reading, watching movies, and anticipating socializing again with their dorm friends. Now that they are done, they will move into their dormitory room for the school year and we will begin to set standards for how we live and interact together as a community on-campus and while off-campus.  We will continue to follow standards for social distancing and mask-wearing while around people outside of the residential community, but students will also be able to spend more time outdoors, in town, and even with community friends, while following all the best practices of being safe and keeping their community safe!

Dorm families are planning a small celebration for the first five students to complete our quarantine process and the coming weeks will include activities to highlight enjoying summertime in Maine. There has already been talk about a camping trip, boating on the lake, eating lobster, and trying some fishing!  Senior Fiona Lang, who is returning to LA for her 3rd academic year, tells me she is most looking forward to ordering her favorite takeout from Best Thai soon!

Lincoln Academy has announced plans to reopen in the fall with a hybrid learning model that employs aspects of both traditional classroom learning and virtual classes. Staff have been hard at work this summer to ensure that campus spaces are ready for work and learning. All LA faculty are taking part in summer workshops to hone their online teaching skills and the school year will start with a “Technology Bootcamp” for students. Strict PPE and social distance standards will be followed on campus as outlined by the Maine Department of Education and Center for Disease Control. Please review the 2020 Back to School Guide and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or thoughts.  Looking forward to the school year!

Jake Abbott

Jake Abbott
Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life
Lincoln Academy

Student Visa Update

On July 14, 2020, The Trump administration agreed to rescind (reverse and take away) rules it issued on July 7th which would have prevented international students from being in the U.S. if they were taking classes only online. Lincoln Academy has updated its program details with the government, and WILL NOT need to issue updated I20’s to your students through their personal email addresses. Because Lincoln Academy has decided upon a hybrid model, your student’s SEVIS record will remain active and in compliance if we must conduct online classes for a time, whether they are living in the U.S. or outside of the U.S. As long as your student is making normal progress in all of their courses, they will continue to maintain active status. As soon as travel is possible from your country, it is expected that your student make every effort to secure transportation to Lincoln Academy.  Please contact Ms. Petersen with any questions.

LA News Headlines


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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