Residential Life Update – September 20, 2020

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Residential Life Update – September 20, 2020

2020-09-20T23:34:13-04:00September 20, 2020|

We’ve completed our first week of hybrid learning with a mix of online and in-person classes.  While this schedule is certainly different from a typical fall trimester at LA, students are quickly adapting and getting comfortable in both their online and in-person classes.  At the end of his first Wednesday of synchronous online classes, junior Alexandr Bedarev commented, “We were on the computer all day, but I think it went pretty good so far.”  Res Life students have in-person classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and work online the other days of the week.  Students have support from dorm staff throughout the day and gather together for meals and study breaks.  More details on the fall schedule here:

After a busy week of classes, all Res Life students took part in a community service project on Saturday in partnership with Community Housing Improvement Project (CHIP), a local organization with the mission to help neighbors stay safe, warm, and dry.  After an orientation session in LA’s Applied Technology and Engineering Center, we built insulating window frames that reduce family heating costs during the cold winter months.  It was a wonderful opportunity for students to learn new skills, collaborate, and give back to the community.

Other weekend activities included Firepit Friday, a trip to Hong Kong Market and Vietnamese takeout in Portland, movies in the dorm, and a special excursion to Monhegan Island.  We continue to have beautiful weather and students are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors.  

Looking forward to week two of hybrid learning ahead.  

Best regards,

Jake Abbott

Jake Abbott

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

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Sunday, September 27: Homecoming Golf Scramble.
  • Wednesday, September 30: 6:30-7:30 pm via Google Meets. College Information Night (info and meeting link below).
  • Friday, October 9: Teacher workshop day. No school for students
  • Monday, October 12: Indigenous People’s Day Holiday. No school
  • October 19, 20, 21, 22: School pictures will be taken by LifeTouch. School IDs will be distributed later this fall.

Guidance Office News

If you have questions about scheduling or academics, the LA Guidance Office is here to help! If you are a senior looking ahead at plans after graduation, the Guidance Office is your home team to help you launch your next adventure.

Student AP Exam Registration
Sign up for AP Exams will occur during the first trimester in each AP class. Payment is due by the end of March 2021.  AP Instructors will be sharing more details with students in the coming weeks.

College Information Night – Virtual
On Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 pm, Lincoln Academy will offer a virtual College Information Night for seniors and parents.  Details of the college search and application process will be reviewed.  Any seniors who plan to continue their education at any level beyond high school should attend this virtual meeting. Underclassmen and their parents are also invited to attend.

College Visits
Throughout the fall college representatives will offer virtual college visits to meet students and tell them a little about their college. Check this schedule to find out which virtual college visits are coming up soon.

Financial Aid Help Sessions starting TODAY
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opening date is October 1, 2020. For help understanding financial aid for college,  FAME (The Finance Authority of Maine) is holding a series of virtual financial aid information sessions between September 15 and September 29 … read more and get meeting links.

On Wednesday, October 14th, Lincoln Academy will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT to interested juniors from 7:50 am to 11:20 am. All juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT, however, it is NOT mandatory. If juniors are thinking about attending a four-year college or university, they are advised to take the PSAT. As Wednesdays are typically all virtual, juniors taking the PSAT will be the only students on campus arriving at 7:45 am.

Junior advisors shared the PSAT testing information with their advisees last week. Please speak with your student about this test. If they told their advisor that they will be taking the PSAT, they are all set. If your student can’t remember, is uncertain, or needs help with transportation, please email Ms. Gleason at


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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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