Superintendent Update – May 13
Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff, and Community,
Here is a short update on what’s happening in our District as we continue to impart Distance Learning and think about plans for all we need to accomplish before the end of the school year 19-20.
ENDING DATE FOR STUDENTS. One change is with regard to the actual date school is ending. Rather than ending as originally calendared on Tuesday, June 9, we will instead plan to end our Distance Learning for All on Friday, June 5. Teachers are done the same as usual June 10. This will provide the staff much needed time to complete their end of the year reporting about each student such that when we begin again in the Fall we are ready to meet each child where they are.
MEALS ON THE BUS. The bus delivery for meals will continue until Tuesday, June 9. After that time, it will switch to a summer meal program with details to be released shortly. We are committed to keeping our children fed. I hope you all saw that there will also be money coming through EBT supplied by DHS that you do not need to apply for – these benefits will be either added on to your Oregon Trail cards OR in your mail if you are not already receiving SNAP benefits.
DISTANCE LEARNING PLAN. Next Monday, students will be receiving two packets due to the holiday next Monday for the Distance Learning Plan. On each school website and the District website you will find our SEALS packets updated each Monday and a new link for Community Partner Educational Enrichment Activities. These are great to supplement learning in the areas of science, writing, art, engineering, and more. https://lincoln.k12.or.us/distance-learning/community-partner-enrichment-and-learning/
GRADUATION SURVEY RESULTS. June 6 every high school will be honoring our graduates with a variation of a ceremony that is unique to their school (based on the graduation survey results for each area the majority wanted an in person ceremony at a later date but the Governor’s last Executive Order will not allow large venue events until at least Oct.1) with the hope of doing a regular ceremony sometime in the fall.
NEWSLETTER. Expect to see the latest LCSD Compass Newsletter Spring 2020 in your mail soon and online. There are a lot of special, feel good moments and stories about our LCSD family and the unique supportive and caring community we share. Thank you for all who contributed! https://lincoln.k12.or.us/media/2020/05/compass_news_spring_2020.pdf
That’s all for now. We truly miss you and commend you for the support you are showing our youth, your teachers, and our schools. Thank you for your partnership and patience!
Karen Gray, District Superintendent