Greetings from everyone at Lincoln School! We are so excited to get the year started and we have been working hard to get everything ready.  We can’t wait to see all of you.  However, don’t forget to enjoy these last few days of fun and freedom.  

Please review ALL the information and important dates below carefully and let us know if you have any questions. 

Important Back to School Dates:

  • Friday, July 30th at 4:00pm – Class lists posted on office front door
  • Tuesday, August 3rd at 5:30pm – Kindergarten Information Night (adults only) at Lincoln School in the cafeteria
  • Wednesday, August 4th from 3:00-4:00pm – Meet the Teacher at Lincoln School
  • Thursday, August 5th at 8:05am – FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • Tuesday, August 17th at 6:00 to 7:30pm – Back to School Night for 1st ~ 4th grades only.
  • Badger U “Clubs” begin after school. Watch for a registration email soon!
  • PUSD Academic Calendar 2021-22

Registration Information and Office Hours at Lincoln:

If you still need to register or submit important documents, our office staff is available:

  • Monday – Friday from 7:30-4:00

To ensure that your new student is enrolled properly, we will need the necessary paperwork to complete their online registration.

The required paperwork consists of the following documents, which can either be scanned to this email (alison.bell@prescottschools.com), faxed to (928)717-3248 or brought to our office for us to make copies.

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Current immunization documentation
  3. Proof of Residency. (This must be signed and the address must match the registration form.)

Enrollment Check:

If your plans have changed and you are NOT planning to have your child attend Lincoln School the 2021-22 school year, please contact our school office or email alison.bell@prescottschools.com.

Class Lists Posted:

We love our tradition of posting class lists on the front door at Lincoln. It is such a treat for students to come to the school and find out the name of their teacher for the new year. 🙂  Our class lists will be posted on Friday, July 30th at 4:00 p.m.  You are welcome to come to campus, but if you cannot make it over to the school, you will be receiving an email from your child’s teacher soon thereafter.

Meet The Teacher:

Classrooms at Lincoln will be open for one hour on Wednesday, August 4th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Come meet your child’s teacher and look around the classroom.

Class Supply Lists:

School Hours:

  • 7:30 to 8:00 – Breakfast is served in the cafeteria
  • 7:45 – Students NOT eating breakfast may be dropped off and go directly to their classroom. Please do not drop students off prior to 7:45 unless they are eating breakfast. (We will not have playground supervision.) If you arrive prior to 7:45 we will ask students to wait with parents in their cars until 7:45.
  • 8:00 – Get ready bell
  • 8:05 – Class begins (tardy bell)
  • 2:20 – Dismissal time Monday – Thursday
  • 1:20 – Dismissal on Fridays only

Morning Drop Off ~ First 2 days of school only

Parents MAY walk their students to their rooms. This is a VERY quick drop off. Please take pictures outside, before you walk students to class.

Morning Drop Off – Starting Monday, Aug. 9th

  • Parents must remain in their vehicle during drop off.  They cannot walk students into the building. 

Afternoon Pick Up   

    • Parents must remain in their vehicle during pick up.  There are staff members at each spot to help students into cars.
    • Parent pick up – each grade level will wait in specific zones
    • Kindergarten – Parents will remain in cars and pick up in the cul de sac behind the cafeteria (Coronado St. off of Summit).  Lincoln staff will bring your student out to your vehicle.  This is a small area for cars so PLEASE be courteous with one another as you wait for your children.
    • 1st Grade – Front gate as usual
    • 2nd Grade – Front gate as usual
    • 3rd Grade – Front gate as usual
    • 4th Grade – Grass field gate.  Enter from Park Ave. going one way onto Bridge St. and exit by the church on Gurley.  Please be careful and courteous with each other.  You may park in the church lot and wait in your vehicle. We can send the 4th graders out to you.
    • 3rd/4th graders with siblings will wait with K or 1-2 classes so parents only have to make one stop.    
    • Bus riders – bus riders will go directly to the bus stop area and sit in a line waiting for their bus.    Lincoln Bus Routes
  • All students must be picked up no later than 2:30 p.m.

Back to School Community Events:

Breakfast and Lunch

Students will be eating lunch in the cafeteria with their class each day.

If you pack a lunch for your child, please make sure your child is able to open all packages and drinks. We will not be touching student food items to help them. Thank you for helping with this!

The USDA and ADE have decided to extend FREE meals for all students through June of 2022! This means all students can eat breakfast or lunch at school for FREE!

Even though meals are free, please don’t forget to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch application at: EZ Meal Application (see below for more information). This information is essential to providing additional funding to our school. Thank you for helping with this!

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Free and Reduced Lunch qualifications from last year expire in September. Please fill out your new application soon!

Can you take 10 minutes to do something great for Lincoln School? Please fill out an easy online application at EZ Meal Application You may or may not be interested in your child receiving free or reduced-cost meals at school. However, when we have more families complete the application, this can increase funding available to our school. Available funding applies to not only meals, but also for important services like extra reading and math support for all students, as well as after-school programs.

The threshold for helping Lincoln School qualify for additional funding is surprisingly high. (For instance, a family of five can earn up to $52,614 per year.) This application must be filled out annually. Please go to the link above and help your federal tax dollars come back to your community and to your school. Thank you!

PUSD Health and Safety Protocols 2021/2022

The PUSD Governing Board adopted new health and safety guidelines for the upcoming school year. The link below will take you to the full guideline document.

While many districts and health organizations have not yet shared a plan or guidance for the upcoming school year, our Prescott Community and PUSD parents asked very clearly for PUSD to have a plan as soon as possible. So we engaged a committee of parents, medical professionals, teachers, board members and administrators to take on the task. The committee and governing board want to be clear that in this fluid situation, flexibility is an obvious need and part of this plan as we move forward. This is a living and changing document. We understand that we could never communicate enough, and will continue to share as often and as clearly as possible as changes occur.

The focus is to keep schools open for full in-person instruction all year long. Any change in instructional model (such as in-person reduced density, hybrid, or remote learning) would be made at the recommendation of our Medical Advisory Council, Yavapai County Health Department, and/or the Governing Board.

Masks are not required (per the Arizona legislature provision in the budget package). They are optional, and CDC recommends all non-vaccinated individuals 2 years of age and older wear face coverings indoors.

Other mitigation measures including physical distancing when possible, cleaning and sanitizing, keeping students home when sick or exposed to the virus, and hand/respiratory hygiene will continue.

Quarantine and isolation guidance has remained unchanged from AZ Department of Health Services, so we will continue to follow those protocols for contact tracing and quarantining students who are close contacts. We hope new guidance will be released regarding individual immunity of people who have previously had COVID-19 and still have antibodies that protect them. We will adjust our protocols as soon as that guidance is provided. https://www.azdhs.gov/covid19/index.php#schools-home

PUSD Health & Safety Guidelines 2021-22

Home Health Screening for ALL STUDENTS and STAFF

Each morning, parents MUST screen students for symptoms of COVID:

  • fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, or chills
  • shortness of breath (SOB) or difficulty breathing
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • congestion or runny nose
  • cough
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • When students enter class teachers will visually screen students for symptoms
  • Students displaying any symptoms while at school should be sent to the nurse’s office as quickly as possible
  • Temperature checks may be done as students arrive at school when feasible
  • Students with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home

What happens if my child shows symptoms at school?

  • If students are sent to the nurse for any of the following symptoms, here are the steps we must take:
  • fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, or chills
  • shortness of breath (SOB) or difficulty breathing
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • congestion or runny nose
  • cough
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • Student will be sent to the Nurse’s Office with a pass, escorted if needed for safety
  • Nurse will assess and make a phone call home for more information
  • If the student is showing signs of any COVID-19 symptoms, parents will need to come and get them immediately
  • Parents will need to have a follow up phone call with the health aide before a student can return to school
  • PLEASE NOTE: Our staff has been trained to handle these situations with the utmost care, sensitivity and confidentiality.

Hand Washing/ Sanitizing

Washing includes using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or sanitizing includes using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. The following times are recommended for hand cleaning:

  • Upon arrival at school
  • Before and after being outside for physical activity
  • Before and after lunch
  • Prior to leaving school for home
  • After sneezing, coughing, or blowing nose
  • Before and after putting a mask on
  • After using the restroom 

School Visitors and Volunteers

  • We will continue to only allow any essential campus visitors and volunteers 
  • This includes dropping off in the morning and picking up in the afternoon 
  • Please contact our office or your child’s teacher if you have any questions

We know this is a lot of information. Please call us if you have any questions and please be well and healthy!  We can’t wait to see you on August 5th.

Warmly,
Karen Hughes, Principal

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