Residential Life Update – December 20, 2020

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Residential Life Update – December 20, 2020

2020-12-20T22:52:42-05:00December 20, 2020|

Winter vacation is upon us and this past week has certainly felt wintery here in Maine.  We have now made it to an important benchmark in the school year, having finished four months of classes and many new experiences in an unprecedented year.   When we return to school in January, only three weeks will remain until the midpoint in the school year. 

During the two weeks of break, students will have opportunities to adventure outdoors with skiing, sledding, and sightseeing and also have some quiet time to relax and be ready for classes to resume on January 5th.  We currently plan to return to a hybrid schedule after the break and you should expect your next update from Residential Life to be sent on January 10th.

As you can see from the photos, in addition to the wintery weather, we’ve also had some holiday fun decorating and a traditional gift swap game in the dorm.  These young adults hold each other up, support each other, and know how to celebrate together, even when they need to hold much of the rest of the world at a distance. 

As we embark on this long holiday vacation, I am reminded of how thankful I am to have this opportunity to live and work with such a diverse, unique, and amazing group of young people.  Thank you for sharing this part of your life with all of us here at Lincoln Academy.   I look forward to welcoming the start of 2021 with all of you!

Best regards,

Jake Abbott

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

Upcoming Events at LA

  • 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 American Legion (Maine and National), 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.

Seniors ~ Got College Acceptances?
Please email your Guidance Counselor or to let us know where you have 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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