A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Hi there Lincoln Families- as we get settled into the school year I wanted to take a moment to share the importance of maintaining consistent school attendance for both face 2 face learning and distance learning.
What is Consistent Attendance?
Per Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), a student will be considered to be consistently attending school if they attend more than 90% of school days. This means that a child would not miss more than 15 school days for the entire school year.
Why Does Consistent Attendance Matter?
Students who attend school consistently are more likely to achieve academically, graduate high school and succeed in their careers, college experience, or both after high school. The Minnesota Department of Education is increasing its attention to consistent attendance as an important indicator of student engagement and school climate, as well as a significant predictor of academic success.
Our goal is to ensure your child is able to attend 90 percent or more of our total school days for the year. We recognize that some students may have more absences due to COVID19 and will look at these absences separately. Please feel free to contact us at 763-241-3480 to help support you or your child in any way. We look forward to partnering with you to make this happen!
Justin Sperling, Principal
This year’s Community Connect event will be a curbside pickup that will include local resource information as well as food and other essential everyday items. This year, you won't even have to get out of your car!
Thursday, October 15th
Elk River High School Parking Lot
10:00am - 12:00pm
If you prefer, you don't even have to leave your home: TriCAP will deliver to your home!
In order for TriCAP to deliver, you must sign up for this service before October 9th. Just give us a call and leave a voicemail at 763-633-5886 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need to know: Name, Address, and Phone Number
The next LPAC Meeting will be held Thursday, October 8th via Zoom. Here is the link for the Zoom Meeting.
Reminder – There will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, October 15th & Friday, October 16th due to MEA Break.
PAPA MURPHY'S NIGHT
Papa Murphy's Pizza night is the second Wednesday of each month!
On Wednesday, October 14th, mention "Lincoln Elementary School" when you order and our school will receive 20% of your purchase price!
Would you like a free bag of food sent home with your child from school during the week?
Our school receives food from our local grocery stores that can be given away to help Lincoln families. These food items (usually bread) are sent home each Tuesday or Wednesday that school is in session.
This is a free program but sometimes there may not be food available, depending on our supply.
If you are interested, please complete the information on the following link: Bread Program Sign Up. If you have more than one child attending Lincoln, provide only the name/teacher of your oldest child
Questions? Call Keri Jacobson, School Social Worker, @ 763-241-3400, ext. 5145 or email@example.com
SHERIDAN STORY WEEKEND FOOD PROGRAM
Please keep in mind that weather can change quickly at this time of year. Students go outside for recess each day. Make sure your child has the appropriate clothing to ensure they are comfortable on both warm and cold days.
50 degrees and Up - t-shirt, no Jacket required
40-50 degrees - long sleeves, sweat shirt or jacket MANDATORY
40 degrees and below - winter jacket, hat, mittens or gloves MANDATORY
STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS
The next Hats 4 Change event will be this Friday, October 9th!
Lincoln Elementary’s Student Council will be donating the next event to our school. All change that we collect on Friday, October 9th, will go towards something that our student council chooses to purchase. In years previous we were able to purchase the GaGa Ball Pit that sits in our playground. Stay tuned to see what we choose this year!
During our Hats For Change event, students will be able to bring a hat from home and wear it all day if they donate change. This could be 1 cent or $20, you get to support the organizations that you feel strongly about.
COVID 19 UPDATES
Please evaluate your child daily for Covid symptoms before sending them to school by using the School Self-Screening Checklist
Common key terms related to Covid:
Close contact: Close contact means being within 6 feet of another person for 15 minutes or more. In the context of Covid-19, a close contact exposure means that a person either lives with or was within 6 feet or less of someone with lab-confirmed Covid-19 for 15 minutes or longer while the person was infectious (regardless of whether either person wore a face covering or face shield).
Isolation: Isolation is an infection prevention tool for a person who has tested positive for Covid-19, and requires the person to stay away from others, even those living in the same home. For Covid-19, the isolation period is at least 10 days from the start of symptoms or test date if the person does not have symptoms, 24 hours without fever, and improvement of symptoms.
Quarantine: Quarantine is an infection prevention tool for a person who was in close contact with someone who has or is suspected to have Covid-19, and requires the person to stay away from others for 14 days. The quarantine period does not change with a negative test result since an infection could still develop after getting tested. Quarantine lasts for 14 days because Covid-19 has an incubation period that is between two to 14 days long.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: If my child has 2 of the less common symptoms listed on the School Self-Screening Checklist and my child has to be home for 10 days, do their siblings also need to stay home?
A: Yes, siblings need to stay home for 14 days or until your ill child receives a negative Covid test or an alternative diagnosis.
Q: If my child is diagnosed with Strep but they are also tested for Covid, can they return to school?
A: No, if they are tested for Covid, they have to receive a negative test result before they can return to school.
Q: If my child is a close contact of a confirmed positive Covid case, do they need to stay home?
A: Yes, that child needs to stay home for 14 days, but that child’s siblings do not have to stay home.
LINCOLN FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.
Coborns More School Rewards
1. Log into moreRewards.com or the MORE Rewards mobile app to designate your preferred school or childcare facility.
2. Shop Coborn's, Cash Wise, and Marketplace Foods stores for our store brands (Food Club, Full Circle, Top Care, @ease, Paws, Tippy Toes, and more!) to earn points for your school. There are more than 3,000 qualifying items!
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite organization.
Go to smile.amazon.com and log into your account, select Independent School District 728 as your charity of choice. Shop and checkout as normal. If the purchase is eligible, .5% of the purchase price will be donated to ISD728!