Residential Life Update – December 6, 2020

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Residential Life Update – December 6, 2020

2020-12-06T19:31:39-05:00December 6, 2020|

We’ve had our first real snow of the season!  After a wet stormy afternoon and evening, temperatures dipped and we awoke this morning to a few inches of frosty white covering campus.  Students enjoyed sledding and even built a small snowman.  Looking forward to much more winter fun ahead!

The decision was made on Friday to continue with virtual classes until after the winter vacation.  Classes will operate on the exact same schedule we used during hybrid learning and all student assignments will be submitted through Canvas.  “Students are encouraged to think of this period of remote learning as a ‘pause’ of in-person school,” shares Kelley Duffy, Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  “It is a mini-unit in the trimester, but we intend to return to in-person learning following the holidays.”  As ever, please be in touch with any questions or concerns.  

Hope you enjoy a few photos from recent events including Residential Life Formal Dinner, volunteering to fill donation boxes for local food pantry recipients, pottery night, and playing in the snow.  Students are reminded to check out updated offerings for student clubs and organizations at the following link.  Most of these clubs will only be meeting virtually over the next few weeks. 

Student Organization Slide Show:

As we get closer to the winter holidays here in Maine, I’m looking forward to sharing holiday traditions with this special group of students over the winter break (December 18 – January 3). I hope that however you and yours are planning to spend the holidays that they are warm and joyous.  

Best regards,

Jake Abbott

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

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Monday, December 7: Virtual learning schedule resumes
  • Monday, December 7: S.N.O.W. F.U.N. Club begins after school
  • Tuesday, December 8: 6 pm via Zoom. LA Booster Club meeting
  • 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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