Residential Life Update – May 16, 2021

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We have been fortunate to have beautiful spring weather this year which means more and more activities are opening up outdoors for students and staff to enjoy. Our newly assembled Performing Arts Pavilion will provide a safe space for a number of end-of-year performances (see details below) and our athletes have returned to the field with lots of precautions and loads of enthusiasm.  

Lincoln Academy will host vaccine clinics for our local community this week and all Residential students will have received their second vaccine dose by June 3rd.

Everyone is looking forward to graduation and other year-end events.  Click here to read more about graduation plans and please review the schedule and special announcements for seniors below.

Be well,

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

Jake Abbott

Upcoming Events at LA

  • Tuesday, May 18: Vaccination Clinic at LA (more info coming Wednesday)
  • Wednesday, May 19: Meeting for incoming 9th grade families. Via Google Meet: link to be sent by email.
  • Thursday, May 20: Vaccination Clinic at LA
  • Tuesday, May 25: 6-7 pm. LA Bands and jazz bands perform in the Pavilion
  • Wednesday, May 26: 8 am in the social studies and math wings, NWEA testing for juniors
  • Wednesday, May 26: After NWEA testing on the Track Field. Junior Class Cookout!
    Wednesday, May 26: 6:30-7:30 pm. Concert Choir and Lincolnaires perform in the Pavilion.
  • Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28: LA Theater Presents the One Act comedy Scapino! Performances at 7:00 and 8:00 in the Pavilion (more info below)
  • Monday, May 31: Memorial Day, no school
  • Tuesday, June 1: Senior Cookout and Class Night
  • Thursday, June 4: Baccalaureate March and Ceremony
  • Friday, June 4: 4 pm at the Augusta Civic Center. LA Commencement at the Augusta Civic Center. Please register guests ASAP! (more info below)
  • Wednesday, June 9: Second dose vaccination clinic at LA
  • Thursday, June 10: Second dose vaccination clinic at LA
  • Thursday, June 10: Last day of School for underclass students

Link to LA Calendar of Events

Res Life Seniors

I20 and Visa Questions: Now is the time to be thinking about your travel documents and paperwork.  Please be in touch with Hilary Petersenif you have any questions about your I20 or student visa.

Checkout and Room Inspections:  Dorm rooms will be inspected before you depart campus.  Ensure that you leave your room as you found it at the start of the school year and report any issues to the Res Life office now.  Your student account will be charged for any damages.  

Student Accounts: Any balance in your emergency account will be refunded once you have completed end-of-year room inspections and returned school materials.  Please let the Office of Residential Life know where to send your balance.

Shipping and Storage:  If you plan to ship items home, packing and mailing options are available through Mail It 4 You located near campus in Newcastle.  For returning students, there is limited storage space for personal belongings on campus.  We encourage students to take care of their shipping and storage needs well in advance of their departure.  Shipping large boxes can be very expensive. Consolidate and pack carefully!

Celebrate the Class of 2021

Follow the @lincolnacademyclassof2021 in Instagram to see what seniors are planning for next year. Seniors! Fill out the “Future Plans Survey” to add your info to the feed.

Preforming Arts in the Pavilion

Public Performances! 

Tuesday, May 25, 6-7 pm: LA Bands and jazz bands perform

Wednesday, May 26, 6:30-7:30 pm: Concert Choir and Lincolnaires perform

Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28: LA Theater Presents the One Act comedy Scapino! Performances at 7:00 and 8:00 (two performances due to double casting)

  • Free to the public.
  • Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. 
  • Watch for updates due to weather.
  • Rain dates for Chorus and Band are May 27 or May 28. 
  • Rain date for Drama is Saturday 29

Please plan to wear a mask when you cannot stay 6 feet from other spectators, and check the updated mask policy for more info.

Guidance Office News

SENIORS: LA 2021 Naviance Senior Survey  ~  Please Complete One Small Task 

On Naviance, there is a 5-minute senior survey about your plans for next year.  We want to hear from every senior on GAP Year plans, the college you will be attending, the military branch you are enlisting in, where you will be employed, job corps, etc.

If you are going on to college, the LA scholarship committee needs your information to determine which seniors are eligible for the various scholarships.

Seniors:  Scholarships are Available!

Check the complete list of scholarships available often by logging into your Naviance account and entering your PowerSchool username and password. For assistance with Naviance and scholarships, see Mrs. Blodgett in Guidance at  

Bristol Lions Club Scholarship Deadline Extended
The Bristol Lions Club is extending the scholarship application deadline. If you have been accepted to and will be attending a Community College, Trade/Technical School, or 4-year College/University, take advantage of this opportunity and apply for the Bristol Lions scholarships. Several scholarships will be awarded!
Applications are available in the Guidance Office and on Naviance. Email your completed application to Mr. Michael Hope at no later than Monday, May 17th. 

SENIORS & JUNIORS: UMaine & Maine’s Community Colleges offer Free Courses

  • The UMaine Early College Program allows students to take college courses while they are still in high school. Students can take these courses either tuition-free or at a reduced early college rate. Click on the Apply page or FAQs for more information. See your Guidance Counselor for more information and/or course suggestions.

  • Maine’s Community Colleges: Apply for a free college course through the community colleges. Students pay only for books and materials.  A summer college course may help you get a bit ahead for next year or catch-up in an area you missed.  Since most courses will be online, you will be able to fit this around your summer plans. See your Guidance Counselor for more information and/or course suggestions.

JUNIORS:  Virtual College Information Night  ~  THIS Wednesday, May 12th @ 6:30pm!

Lincoln Academy is hosting a virtual College Information Night this Wednesday, May 12th at 6:30pm for juniors and their parents.  The college search and application process details will be reviewed.  Any juniors who plan to continue their education at any level beyond high school should attend this virtual meeting. Underclassmen and their parents are also invited to attend.  The google meet link is included below.

Wednesday, May 12th, 6:30 – 7:30pm:

JUNIORS: Meetings to Review Fall Schedule & Plan for Life after LA are Wrapping Up!

Mrs. Wills-Viega,  Mr. Cordero, and Ms. Gleason continue to meet with juniors about life after Lincoln Academy.  Each counselor is enjoying this time getting to know each student better.  Juniors, check your Lincoln Academy Gmail DAILY for a google meet invitation from your guidance counselor.  If you missed your meeting or have any questions, please contact the Guidance Office at

JUNIORS: Six Colleges Hosting Virtual Sessions on College Search Process and more

(The Six Colleges are AmherstBowdoinCarletonPomonaSwarthmore, and Williams)

The college search can be challenging for students and families. The Six Colleges: Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams put their own rivalries aside to host a series of virtual events for students and families.  Go to for more information including the college search process and other topics such as: Applying in the Time of Covid, Financial Aid and Affording College,  Campus Life and Building a Community, and International Student Sessions.

  • Navigating and Belonging: A Special Session for First-Generation and Low-Income Students, May 24th or May 26th at 8:00pm.  Students register here to attend this event.  If you missed the Junior Jumpstart event in April you can watch the video here.


  • Lincoln Academy Learning Hub, with links to Canvas, PowerSchool, and everything else families need for learning at LA
  • LA Flickr site, which includes photos from orientation week. New images will be posted regularly

LA News Headlines

Back to School 2021

August 2: Registration portal opens
August 16: Preseason Sports begin
August 31: 9th grade parent orientation 6pm
September 1: 9th and 10th grade orientation
September 2: All grades begin school
September 6: Labor Day Holiday, no school
September 8: Open House for parents

To see the complete schedule and the 2021 parent letter, click here.

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