Residential Life Update – March 14, 2021

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Residential Life Update – March 14, 2021

2021-03-14T20:16:48-04:00March 14, 2021|

Welcome to the final trimester of the 20/21 school year!  We moved our clocks ahead and enjoyed some warmer weather this past week.  While it is starting to feel more and more like spring close to the coast, there is still plenty of snow in the mountains and 65 members of the LA community traveled to Maine’s Carrabassett Valley Region for a fantastic ski trip last weekend.  As the weather warms, we’ll be doing even more outdoor adventures and enjoying the longer daylight hours.  

Trimester 2 grades are being verified this week and final grade reports will be sent to families via Swift12 email before the end of March.  Please take some time to review the end-of-year schedule updates below and be in touch with any questions.  

Best regards,

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

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Monday, March 15: Teacher Workshop Day. No school for students (except for BRCTC students)
  • Tuesday, March 16: Trimester 3 begins. Group 1 on campus. Classes begin at 8 am. Trimester 3 schedule can be found here.
  • Wednesday, March 17: Regular instruction. Group 2 on campus. Classes begin at 8 am
  • Thursday, March 18: Regular instruction. Group 1 on campus. Classes begin at 8 am
  • Thursday, March 18: 6 pm via Google Meet: Lincoln Academy Parent Association meeting: Discussing the trimester 3 academic plan. Link to join.
  • Friday, March 19: Regular instruction. Group 2 on campus. Classes begin at 8 am
  • Monday, March 22: Pitchers and catchers practice begins
  • Monday, March 29: Spring sports practices begin
  • Wednesday, April 7: 6:30-7:30 pm via Google meet. College Admissions Panel Presentation. Link to join.
  • Thursday, April 15: 6 pm via Google Meet: LAPA Meeting
  • April 17-25: April Vacation
  • Monday, April 26: Classes resume

Schedule Changes

Please note longer school days (8 am-2:15 pm) begin March 16!

  • No school Monday, March 15: Teacher workshop day.
  • New Trimester 3 Schedule begins Tuesday, March 16 at 8 am 
  • Please note in-person day changes:
    • Tuesday 3/16: Group 1 on campus
    • Wednesday 3/17: Group 2 on campus
    • Thursday 3/18: Group 1 on campus
    • Friday, 3/19: Group 2 on campus

Changes to Trimester 3 Schedule:

Last week we made the decision to change the trimester 3 schedule to lengthen the day and offer students a chance to see teachers twice every week. This will result in a 7-period schedule Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with classes for virtual students only on Wednesdays. You can see a visual layout of the schedule at this link.

We will discuss the trimester 3 schedule at the LAPA meeting on Thursday, March 18 at 6 pm (link to join)

Notes on the new schedule:

  • BRCTC students will be able to attend their programming in full both at LA and in the new BRCTC facility.
  • Additional on-campus academic support will be available for a limited number of struggling students during their asynchronous days.
  • Additional academic support and extended activities and projects on Wednesdays.
  • Wednesday instruction will now be for fully remote students only. Hybrid students who are not coming to campus for special projects or academic support will not have scheduled classes on Wednesdays.
  • Breakfast will be served between 7:30 and 8 am. Lunch will continue to be delivered to classrooms

Travel Dates

The Office of Residential Life will be asking students and families to verify end-of-year travel plans through our student management platform BoardingWare in the coming weeks.  Please review the following schedules and be in touch with any questions.

End of 2020/2021 School Year Approved Travel Dates:

Seniors Departing June 2021

  • Friday 6/4 evening, graduation is done at approximately 5 pm, so any flights should be scheduled late in the evening
  • Any time on Saturday 6/5
  • Day time on Sunday 6/6, but must be off campus by dinner

Underclassmen Departing June 2021

  • Thursday 6/10 after last academic commitment
  • Must be off campus by dinner on Friday 6/11

Click here for Approved Travel Dates for the 2021/2022 School Year. 

AP Exam Schedule

The College Board has finalized plans for AP Exams for the Spring of 2021.

The vast majority of our exams will take place in person and using the traditional paper and pencil format. A complete list of exams and test dates can be found at this link.

These exams will all be administered in the gymnasium (with one exception). Fully remote students will be expected to attend the in-person test administration. Teachers will be finalizing the roster for each exam this week and students should confirm that their name is on the roster so an exam will be ordered for them.

Click here for a schedule of 2021 AP exams offered at LA.

Spring SAT:  Still Time to Register!

Lincoln Academy is offering the Spring 2021 SAT test on May 8th this year.  Students must register by April 8th.  Sign up for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org, through the profile used when you logged in to check your 2020 PSAT scores.  If you have not taken the PSAT or created a college board account, you will need to do so first before registering to take the SAT.

Due to the limited number of seats available, If you are interested, you should sign up immediately and notify the Office of Residential Life of your plans right away.

Spring Athletics Update

As of now all spring teams will run in 2021!

  • Students can sign up for spring sports teams by emailing Ms. Anastasio at janastasio@lincolnacademy.org.
  • Spring sports practices are scheduled to begin March 29 (pitchers and catchers March 22)
  • Practices will begin immediately after school for some teams. More detailed practice schedules coming soon.
  • Updated coaches’ contact info is on the LA Athletics page.

Guidance Office News

ALL GRADES ~ ASVAB Test Offered to all LA Students March 25th or March 26th  
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in and outside of the US military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.  It is a useful test for undecided students or students who want to explore multiple career options beyond high school that may or MAY NOT be related to entering the US Military. Your results will NOT be shared with US Military recruitment.  The ASVAB test will be a paper-based exam and will be administered at LA on your synchronous day on:

Thursday, March 25th 12:30-3:30 OR Friday, March 26th 12:30-3:30
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are welcome to take the exam, however priority will be given to seniors and juniors. If we aren’t able to accommodate everyone, we will administer the test again and will keep you posted. If you have any interest in taking the exam on your synchronous day on Thursday, March 25th or Friday, March 26th, please email Ms. Gleason at gleason@lincolnacademy.org ASAP.

SENIORS ~ Got College Acceptances?  Enlist in the Military? 
Seniors, you are an exceptional and resilient class and all of us in the Guidance Office are excited about your future.  Please email your Guidance Counselor, or abbotta@lincolnacademy.org when you receive an acceptance to a 2 or 4-year college, a certificate program, sign your enlistment contract with the US military to serve our country and other post-secondary education/training programs.

SENIORS:  Help Understanding Financial Aid Packages! 
Lincoln Academy is fortunate to, once again, have the volunteer services of a financial aid consultant to answer questions about financial aid packages from colleges.  For more information, or to arrange a meeting, please email the Guidance Office at guidance@lincolnacademy.org.

SENIORS:  ~  It’s Scholarship Season! Below is a partial list of scholarships available!   
Some state and local scholarships/awards currently available are the Elks Lodge #1008 Rockland, Gardiner Federal Credit Union, Maine Blue Collar, Maine Sports Hall of Fame, Maine State Grange Agriculture, MES Foundation, Mitchell Scholarship, AlphaOne Powering Education, Ruffed Grouse Society of Maine/George V. Soule, Scottish Rite Masonry Veague & Abbott, Subway/MPA Student-Athlete, USM Promise Scholarship, the Town of Jefferson Scholarship/Merit Achievement Awards and for St. George residents only, the Marshall Point Lighthouse and St. George Business Alliance scholarships. To access these scholarships and others, login to Naviance using your PowerSchool Username and ID.  Click on Naviance & Scholarships ~ 2020-2021 for details on the scholarship search and application process using Naviance and helpful scholarship websites including FAME and the Maine Community Foundation. Please email Mrs. Blodgett in Guidance at blodgett@lincolnacademy.org for assistance with Naviance and scholarships.

JUNIORS ONLY:  Meetings to Plan for Life After LA Begin this Month
Mrs. Wills-Viega,  Mr. Cordero, and Ms. Gleason will begin virtual meetings with juniors this month, individually, to discuss their post-high school plans.  Counselors can help students explore interests as they relate to these plans and can help students develop a list of colleges to consider, seeking employment, or joining the military.  Guidance Assistants Mrs. Abbott and Mrs. Blodgett will be scheduling all the upcoming junior meetings.

JUNIORS: Register for the May 8th SAT at Lincoln Academy! 
Due to pandemic-related facility limits, LA will not be offering the Spring 2021 SAT School Day exam that had been required of all Juniors in past years.  Due to space limitations, Lincoln Academy will be administering the May 8th SAT for no more than 30 Lincoln Academy students only. The registration deadline for the May SAT is Thursday, April 8, 2021. You can sign up for the SAT at www.collegeboard.org, through the profile that you used when you logged in to check your 2020 PSAT scores.  If you have not taken the PSAT or created a college board account, you will need to do so first before registering to take the SAT.

You can prepare for the SAT using resources found at www.khanacademy.org/SAT. Currently, the majority of four-year colleges and universities in the United States are test-optional admissions. We are not positive how long this practice will last if at all. Therefore, if a junior wishes to demonstrate their skills on a standardized exam we recommend taking the exam. Please speak with your guidance counselor if you have any questions or concerns.

JUNIORS: UMaine “Consider Engineering” Summer Program now Accepting Applications! 
Consider Engineering is a challenging and rewarding four-day summer program for high school juniors to get a taste of college life and what it takes to be an engineer.  Be one of 108 students from Maine and around the U.S. invited to spend four days at the University of Maine participating in exciting engineering experiments, problem-solving challenges, and great networking with faculty, practicing engineers, and fellow campers—at no cost to you.  This program is offered three times in July to groups of 36 students who have completed their junior year of study, excel in math and science, and demonstrate communication and leadership skills. This free-of-charge educational and inspiring program is competitive, with only half the applicants gaining admission. Food and lodging is included.  Apply online at umaineppf.org/consider-engineering/.  All application materials must be received by April 15, 2021.

GIRLS ONLY~FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: Girls Who Code Summer Program!   
This 2-week virtual program teaches girls—trans and cis—and non-binary students the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. Participants will get exposure to tech jobs, meet women in tech careers, and join a supportive sisterhood of girls in tech. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. FREE TO APPLY, FREE TO ATTEND, AND STIPENDS FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS! For more information, visit the website girlswhocode. To apply for the Summer Immersion Program 2021, go to GIRLSWHOCODE.COM/SIPAPPLY.    The application closes Mid-March 2021.

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS:  Big Future Days College Fair 
College Board is hosting BigFuture Days virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives. BigFuture Days will offer informational workshops, panel discussions, and interactive guided sessions on college planning topics. Sessions will run between 15–45 minutes in length. This event is meant for high school sophomores and juniors, but younger and older students are welcome as well as parents/guardians.

Attend the remaining events to learn about the colleges and states included in that region.  Registration is for students only. Parents will receive separate log-in information when their child registers. Click HERE or on the individual links highlighted below to register for one or all of the virtual events.

Links

LA News Headlines

NOTICE:

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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