Residential Life Update – November 29, 2020

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Residential Life Update – November 29, 2020

2020-11-29T21:30:41-05:00November 29, 2020|

It’s been a happy Thanksgiving week for the Residential Life Program.  Students and staff have had a chance to relax and celebrate the holiday and we are ready for the start of the new trimester.  Highlights from the past week include a private movie screening, shared meals in the dorms including hot pot hosted by the Tan Family, a traditional Thanksgiving feast and celebration at Camp Kieve, a heated Uno tournament, and our usual Friday firepit.  Our cohort is smaller than usual this year, but dorm living is the same in many ways and students are forming close friendships.  Despite all the adjustments and challenges of the pandemic, I believe we will all look back fondly on this time together.

There are just three weeks of classes before winter vacation.  This time of year in Maine is typically thought of as “dark and quiet” with cold temperatures and the shortest hours of daylight.  It is a good time to focus on academic work, stay cozy with friends indoors, and enjoy a more quiet pace before the winter holidays.  As a reminder, winter vacation is December 18 – January 3 and student travel will be restricted. 

Classes will be all virtual this week out of an abundance of caution following the Thanksgiving holiday.  As always, please don’t hesitate to be in contact with any questions.

Best regards,

Jake Abbott

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

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Monday, November 30: First day of Trimester 2, Teacher workshop day.
  • Tuesday, December 1 – Friday, December 4:  Remote Learning
  • December 18-January 3: Winter vacation.
  • Monday, January 4: Teacher workshop day.
  • Tuesday, January 5: Classes resume.

Guidance Office News

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 virtual FAFSA help session dates and a YouTube video on filling out the FAFSA.

FAFSA Assistance for Lincoln Academy Families!
Lincoln Academy is fortunate to, once again, have the volunteer services of a financial aid advisor from Bowdoin College who can 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, 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 Fair
Click here to attend NEACAC’s Virtual Fall College Fair now through December 31, 2020.  With more than 250 Institutions participating, students and families can visit virtual “booths”, chat with admission representatives, watch presentations, and much more.

Got College Acceptances? Please email your Guidance Counselor or to let us know where they’ve been accepted


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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