Plans to Reopen Residential Life

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Lincoln Academy’s Resident Life Office

Jake Abbott

Jake Abbott, Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life

Lincoln Academy and the Office of Residential Life have made plans to reopen on-campus living in preparation for the 2020 – 2021 school year.  To meet the State of Maine health and safety requirements, we will facilitate a return to campus in small scheduled groups, requiring that each student participates in a 14-day quarantine period on campus before re-entering into routine dorm living.  As this process will take extra time to return our students to regular campus life, we are planning to begin scheduling student arrivals on campus starting around July 11 and continuing through the fall of 2020.  Travel arrangements and arrival dates will require coordination with the Office of Residential Life as they will be staggered and limited in number.

Clearly, there are many challenges associated with international travel at this time and we expect to be working with individual families to support their needs and government mandated timelines as much as possible.  We will host multiple Zoom conversations with the Lincoln Academy team to discuss this process and answer your questions.  Each meeting is limited to 10 families and signup links are below.  In this meeting, we ask that at least one parent and the student join to participate.   

Please choose one meeting from the three options below:

Please click on the meeting link above to signup for a time that works best for you.  Please be aware that once a meeting has reached the 10-person capacity, the signup will be closed and you will need to select a different meeting time.  Questions may be sent in advance to Jake Abbott, Dean of Students Director of Residential Life if that is helpful.

Thank you so very much,

Jake Abbott and the Residential Life Team

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

Contact the Resident Life Office:

Jacob Abbott : Dean of Students, Director of Residential Life—Dorm Parent
Jacob Abbott

Jake Abbott has been a part of the LA community since 2006. Jake has worked in a variety of roles at the school. Currently, as the Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the schools residential population and the various departments that support it. Jake also supports the operations of the school, shares in the management of student discipline, and supports many student programs, extra-curricular activities and initiatives to get students involved in learning and exploring new opportunities. Jake is also very involved in the local community serving as a member of the Newcastle Fire Department, where is also on the Board of Trustees. Jake is also on the Board of Directors at Central Lincoln County YMCA.


Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Liberal Studies, University of Maine, Augusta
M.S. Education Leadership, University of Southern Maine

Wechat: eekabbott
Cell/Whatsapp: +1 207-831-6879

(207) 563-3596 ext. 231
Sarah Kennedy : Vacation Programs Coordinator, Outreach and Administrative Assistant
Sarah Kennedy

Sarah Kennedy '00 grew up in Pemaquid and went on to study Spanish and International Relations at the University of Maine and University of Costa Rica.  She coordinated volunteer education programs and fundraising for a small non-profit organization in Nicaragua and then went on to join Sustainable Harvest International as the Director of Development and later transitioned to working as a program director specializing in outreach and service learning programs in Central America.  In 2012, Sarah took a position with AmeriCorps and Santa Clara University's Center of Sustainability to develop school garden and community nutrition programs in San Jose City Schools.

In 2013, Sarah’s family had the opportunity to return to Maine and was excited to become a part of Lincoln Academy’s new Residential Program. Sarah developed LA’s homestay program and loves welcoming students from around the globe to our community here in the Midcoast. Sarah works part-time as support staff in the Resident Life Office and is also a member of LA’s Website Team and Grant Team.  

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. International Relations - University of Maine, Orono
B.A. Spanish - University of Maine, Orono

(207) 563-3596 ext. 223
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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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