Residential Life Update – November 15, 2020

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Residential Life Update – November 15, 2020

2020-11-15T21:00:50-05:00November 15, 2020|

This is our last week of classes before the end of the first trimester.  As students and teachers focus on completing final assignments for the grading period, I find myself reflecting on all the hard work that has enabled us to come together again as a school community.  It hasn’t been an easy path, and I’m grateful to all the families, students, and staff for their commitment to education at Lincoln Academy while protecting the health and safety of those around us.  We have much to celebrate as we enter this time of Thanksgiving and complete the first major academic milestones of the 2020-2021 school year.

The weather has gotten colder and we are looking ahead to the winter months and getting creative with our activity plans.  Pandemic precautions will keep us close to campus and limit our interactions with people outside of the Residential Life Community, BUT Maine is a delight for anyone interested in winter sports and there will be opportunities for students to get outdoors to enjoy skiing, ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, and snowshoeing.  Winter in Maine is also a time to embrace cozy indoor activities and perhaps find a new creative outlet.  I encourage students to take advantage of activities on campus in the Fitness Center, Clay Studio, and Applied Technology and Engineering Center.  

An important reminder to let us know about any plans for December Break.  Travel is restricted and all plans must be submitted to the Residential Life Office by November 20.  After this date, we will plan for the student to remain on campus.  

Best regards,

Jake Abbott

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

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Friday, November 20: Last Day of trimester 1.
  • Friday, November 20: Senior photos and baby photos due to the LA yearbook. See details below.
  • Saturday, November 21-Sunday, November 29: Thanksgiving vacation.
  • Monday, November 30: Classes resume: first day of Trimester 2.
  • Thursday, December 3: School Picture retake day.
  • December 14-18: Remote learning for all to accommodate renovations.
  • December 18-January 3: Winter vacation.
  • Monday, January 4: Teacher workshop day.
  • Tuesday, January 5: Classes resume.

Senior Pictures Due November 20

Seniors can submit a senior photo to the 2021 Yearbook or use their school photo take by LifeTouch. They should also plan to submit a baby photo.
Senior photos and baby photos are due to the yearbook staff on or before Friday, November 20. These photos can be submitted by emailing digital files to or uploading them directly to the yearbook portal, which will open October 27.

Guidance Office News

Click here for the LA Senior Newsletter–Early Fall 2020 Edition

Trimester 1 Ends on November 20th

As you know, the end of the trimester and first grading period is November 20th. Students, please do what you can to finish the trimester strong and reach out to your Guidance Counselor if you need help.

FAME Offers Financial Aid Help Sessions

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opening date was October 1, 2020. For help understanding financial aid for college,  FAME (The Finance Authority of Maine) has many resources including a YouTube video on filling out the FAFSA.

FAFSA Assistance for Lincoln Academy Families!
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opening date was October 1, 2020.  Lincoln Academy is fortunate to, once again, have the volunteer services of a financial aid advisor from Bowdoin College to answer questions about the financial aid application process and special circumstances that might affect aid.  Please contact the Guidance Office for more information or to arrange a virtual meeting at

Seniors ~ Scholarships Available
The list of scholarships available continues to grow! A few scholarships currently available are the Clyde Russell, Elks Legacy Awards and Elks Most Valuable Student, Maine Section American Society Civil Engineers, Scottish Rite Masonry Veague & Abbott, UMaine Pulp & Paper and the US JCI Senate Foundation.  To access these scholarships and others, login to Naviance, using your PowerSchool Username and ID. Email Mrs. Blodgett in Guidance for assistance with scholarships.

Virtual Fall College Fairs:
Students must register here for free to explore virtual “booths”, chat with admission representatives, and watch presentations for more than 250 Institutions. The college fair website will remain available through December 31st!

Admission Representatives will be available LIVE on Sunday, November 15, 2020, from 1-3:00pm.


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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