Residential Life Update – December 6, 2021

2021-12-06T08:35:21-05:00December 6, 2021|

Early December

The residential community breathed a collective sigh of relief Sunday as we exited quarantine after a positive Covid-19 test result earlier in the week.  We have detected no symptoms, no signs of illness, and there have not been any additional positive test results.  We have completed comprehensive testing and contact tracing and have now resumed normal dorm life.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

On other good news, we will be welcoming six new students when we return from vacation.  These students are from Brazil, Italy, Germany, and Mexico and they are looking forward to spending the remainder of the school year in Maine.  Please join me in welcoming them to our community!

The second trimester is underway and first-trimester grade reports were sent to families by email earlier this week.  Please let us know if you have any questions about your student’s grades or academic progress.

With just two weeks until the December Holiday break, we’re looking to fit in lots of holiday fun and celebrations including decorating, holiday baking, a secret Santa gift exchange, formal dinner, and our annual holiday party.  

Looking ahead, please be aware that after the holiday break there are two more school vacations when the dormitory will be closed:  Winter Vacation, February 19 – 22, and Spring Vacation, April 16-24. If your student does not have travel plans for the Winter Vacation they need to register for Winter Break Camp at Kieve-Wavus Leadership School.  The camp is located on beautiful Damariscotta Lake and activities will include snowshoeing, skiing, skating, tobogganing, relaxing by the fire, hot cocoa and art museums. The program fee for winter camp is $850. More details here: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/vacation-programming/  

Register here: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/vacation-programs-registration/ We will be sharing some program options for Spring Vacation in January.

Sincerely,

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

Jake Abbott

Approved Travel Dates:
Please note dates for all of our school vacations and approved travel dates for the school year.  Print a copy for your reference: https://www.lincolnacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Approved-Res-Life-Travel-Dates-2021_2022-3_11_21-1.pdf

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, December 7: 9 am-12 in the gym. School picture retake day.
  • Sunday, December 12: 6:30 pm at St. Patrick’s Church. Sounds of the Season Choir Concert
  • Thursday, December 16: 7 pm in Poe Theater. Winter Pops Jazz Big Band and Combo Concert
  • Saturday, December 18-Sunday, January 2: Winter vacation
  • Monday, January 3: Teacher Workshop Day
  • Tuesday, January 4: Return to school.

Yearbook Orders

The 2022 yearbook is now on available for preorders! The yearbook is currently being designed by the LA students on the 2022 yearbook staff and will be ready for delivery in May.

Seniors do not need to purchase a yearbook, because every senior will get a book as part of a bundled senior fee that will also cover their cap and gown. More info on that coming soon!

  • Grades 9-11 are invited to purchase a yearbook at the Early Bird price of $45 (price will go to $50 on January 1).
  • Senior parents are invited to purchase a parent ad or message.
  • Local business owners are encouraged to purchase a business ad.

Yearbook and ad purchases can be made online using this link.

Career and Academic Counseling Office

LA Senior Newsletter Late Fall 2021

SENIORS:  Come to CAC for Common App Help!

If you need help with the Common Application or any college application, come to the CAC Office. We have Common App samples that you can use as you work through your application, and school counselors are here to also look over your applications before you submit them. 

SENIORS:  Got College Acceptances, Enlist in the Military?

Email your School Counselor or abbotta@lincolnacademy.org when you have been accepted to colleges, certificate programs, or have enlisted in the military.

SENIORS:  File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! 

For help filing the FAFSA, the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is an excellent resource.  Click on the links below for filing instructions and links, virtual help sessions, scheduling a one-on-one meeting with a FAME representative, and the link to FAME’s scholarship search site. 

SENIORS:  Scholarships Available on Naviance

The list of scholarships continues to grow! A partial list of scholarships currently available includes the B. Davis, Clyde Russell, Damariscotta-Newcastle Rotary, Elks Legacy, Maine Blue Collar, Maine Manufacturers Career & Training Foundation, Maine Section American Society Civil Engineers, and the US JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship.  To access these scholarships and others, login to Naviance, using your PowerSchool Username and ID. Email Mrs. Blodgett at blodgett@lincolnacademy.org for assistance with scholarships. 

JUNIORS:  PSAT scores will be released on December 6th and December 7th

Juniors will receive an email (to the address provided on the test) from College Board letting them know their scores are available. To get these scores, juniors will need to create and log into their College Board account. If juniors have already created an account, they are all set!

Links

  • Academic Information at MyLA, 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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