Residential Life Update – October 4, 2020

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Residential Life Update – October 4, 2020

2020-10-04T22:38:37-04:00October 4, 2020|

This week marks our third week of hybrid learning and the celebration of Lincoln Academy Homecoming including special events, decorations, and dress-up days.  Without large gatherings, Homecoming festivities have been more subdued than years past, but the greater community has been a tremendous support to LA with a new friendly competition for students to win Faculty Shield points while shopping in town.  It’s been wonderful to see signs of Eagle Pride displayed throughout campus and around Newcastle and Damariscotta.  Enjoy the virtual Homecoming Week Community Meeting on YouTube. 

As we get further into the 1st trimester of school, please check-in with your student about their academic goals and progress.  Assignments and grades are available to students through our learning management program Canvas and teachers and staff are here to support students and answer any questions. 

For some of our international students, this week is when they would celebrate the Mid Autumn Moon Festival holiday at home with family. It can be difficult to be so far from where you’re from, but comforting to share traditions and stories with friends. For our own small celebration, we headed to Costal Rivers Preserve for a moonlit walk on Thursday night with hot drinks and snacks. Our Res Life group hails from all over the world, but the bonds we build and experiences shared makes for a very close-knit community.  I’m grateful to be sharing this season with my extended LA family here in Maine. 

Best regards,

Jake Abbott

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

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Friday, October 9: Teacher workshop day. No school for students. NOTE: periods E,F,G will only meet ONCE this Thursday/Friday–group 1 in person, group 2 asynchronous.
  • Monday, October 12: Indigenous People’s Day Holiday. No school
  • Tuesday, October 13: Periods A,B,C,D will only meet once this Monday/Tuesday: group 1 asynchronous, group 2 in person.
  • Wednesday, October 14: Juniors will take the PSAT on campus. NO synchronous virtual classes that day to accommodate proctoring the PSAT (in other words, this is a day off for all students except juniors)
  • October 19, 20, 21, 22: School pictures will be taken by LifeTouch. School IDs will be distributed later this fall.

Fall Athletics

Guidance Office News

SENIORS:  SAT at LA November 7th, 2020
MANY colleges and universities are test-optional this year (Test-Optional Colleges/Universities) and MANY of you will not need the SAT.  For seniors wanting to test, LA will be administering the SAT on Saturday, November 7th. This is not a make-up test from the spring SAT, but is an optional exam that you will need to pay for. You can sign up for the SAT on There are a limited number of spots and October 7th is the registration deadline. If you are uncertain about testing, please check out the link above or contact your guidance counselor. Questions or concerns? Email Ms. Gleason (

College Information Night – Virtual
This 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.

Mrs. Abbott and Mrs. Blodgett are scheduling virtual senior meetings with guidance counselors on asynchronous days. Senior meetings are important as they help plan for life after high school. Seniors will receive an invitation to a virtual meeting through their LA email including the Google Meet link, date, and time.

Virtual College Visits  ~ SENIORS & Interested Juniors
College representatives are meeting with students. Click here for the virtual college visit schedule and note we continue to add new colleges to the list frequently.

All Google Meet links for virtual college visits are available on Naviance and the LA Guidance Events Calendar.

Financial Aid Help Sessions 
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.

Seniors ~ Scholarships Available
For the current list of scholarships available, log in to Naviance.  Scholarships are available for all seniors at this time! Email Mrs. Blodgett in the Guidance Office at if you need assistance. 

On Wednesday, October 14th, LA will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to interested juniors. Juniors thinking about attending a four-year college or university are advised to take the PSAT, but it is NOT mandatory. There is no make-up day for the PSAT. Juniors must arrive by 7:45am with #2 pencils and a scientific calculator.  Dismissal from the test is expected around 11:30 am. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ms. Gleason (

Seniors! Check your email and fill out your Senior Survey! This survey is critical a critical first step in planning your future!


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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