Residential Life Update – August 29, 2021

2021-08-29T12:25:43-04:00August 29, 2021|

Welcome back to LA and the first Residential Life newsletter of 2021/2022 school year! 

Please be on the lookout for messages like this one weekly with important details on academics, student activities, and life on campus.  You can also connect with me directly anytime at jabbott@lincolnacademy.org

We are very excited to welcome returning students and new Eagles to campus.  Our residential student group represents a diverse collection of young people from around the globe including China, Kazakhstan, Italy, Rwanda, Spain, Lebanon, Cambodia, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Hungary, Germany and the US.  This past week has been all about building relationships, having adventures together, starting sports, and getting ready for the school year ahead.  We have also started our weekly community meetings on Wednesday evenings.

Dorm parents and student Ambassadors have been busy welcoming new students to campus.  Ambassadors have also been taking part in group activities such as bonfires, shopping trips, beach visits, movie outings, and games on the turf field.  The week ahead includes student orientation and the start of classes.  Please be in touch with any questions as students settle into new routines and class schedules. 

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

Jake Abbott

 

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, August 31: 6 pm in the gym. 9th grade parent orientation meeting
  • Wednesday, September 1: 9th and 10th grade orientation (more info below)
  • Thursday, September 2: All grades begin school. School hours are 8 am-2:40 pm. Link to the 2021-22 bus schedule.
  • Monday, September 6: Labor Day Holiday, no school

Please note that in the fall of 2021 masks are required inside all Lincoln Academy buildings for all students, staff, and visitors.

Athletics Links

  • Athletics Calendar  (this is also available by scrolling to the calendar at the bottom of the LA website and clicking the “athletics” tab)

Oklahoma! coming to the LA stage this fall

Mr. Braley still needs to fill a few male parts. Please email him at braley@lincolnacademy.org if you are interested.

Guidance News

SENIORS:

  • LA Hosting Virtual College Information Night, Tues., Sept. 14th at 6:00pm
  • LA hosting Virtual FAME Financial Aid Night, Tues. Sept. 21st at 6:00pm
  • SAT Testing Held at Lincoln Academy on October 2nd
  • Registration Deadline is September 3rd

Orientation for 9th and 10th Graders: Wed., Sept. 1

  • Both 9th and 10th graders will have orientation this year, to help sophomores get oriented to a full-time, non-hybrid schedule.
  • Masks are required inside LA buildings
  • Students must bring their computing devices, as orientation will focus heavily on accessing online resources.
  • 9th and 10th grade students should arrive at school at 8 am.
  • Freshman: go to the gym
  • Sophomores: go to your advisor classroom
  • Sophomores will be dismissed at noon, AFTER eating lunch.
  • Freshmen will be dismissed at 2:40
  • Buses will run once in the morning and twice in the afternoon, once for each dismissal time. Link to the 2021-22 bus schedule
  • Masks are required on buses
  • All entrances and exits are open this year!

More details at the 2021 Back to School page on the LA Website

First Day of School for All Students: Thurs., Sept. 2

  • School starts at 8 am
  • Masks are required inside LA buildings
  • All students report to advisor classrooms
  • All students must bring their computers!
  • Lunch will be available (watch for an email next week to sign up!)
  • School will dismiss at 2:40

2021 Back to School page of the LA website

Parent Survey

Last chance to fill out this parent survey about your hopes and concerns for the 2021-22 school year.

2021-22 Schedule

As you have probably heard, Lincoln Academy is launching a new academic schedule this fall. Here is an overview:

  • 2-day rotation with 4 classes each day, with classes running from 8 am-2:40 pm
  • Lunch will be divided in 3 blocks, and each student will have a 30-minute dedicated time to eat
  • Every Wednesday will be an early-release day at 2 pm
  • A Focused-Learning Block will allow for club meetings and academic support.
  • On Fridays this block will be used for a school-wide Community Meeting (this will take place at a reduced capacity in the beginning of school for safety reasons)

Click here for a printable PDF that can be filled out with your student’s own schedule.

Links

  • 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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