Dear Lincoln families,
It is difficult to express how disappointed I am that we will not be returning to campus for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have not read Dr. Keller's letter, please take a minute to read by CLICKING HERE.
As Dr. Keller stated, this is definitely not the news we were hoping for. However, we will continue with renewed focus on making the most of this challenging situation.
Understandably, this announcement brings up many questions. The Lincoln team is committed to continuing to serve our students’ learning and engagement during school closures. Each day our teachers are finding new and innovative ways to engage students as they continue strengthening their skills as a distance learning teacher.
I want to thank the community for working with our teachers as they continue to adapt classroom learning to distance learning. While I am disappointed by the closures, with finality, comes better focus. With time, more questions will be answered by our improved ability to provide meaningful learning during this crisis. It will also be an opportunity to move from "what if," to "how can we do that."
We will move into Phase 2 of our RBUSD instructional plan and begin teaching essential grade-level standards. We will continue to communicate regularly with families around remote learning, support and engage students with Google meet and provide flexible access to instruction.
Finally, if you are in need of help, whatever that need might be, please reach out. Is your child feeling disconnected? We can arrange follow up with a counselor, a teacher and/or myself. No internet access or struggling with technology? Contact me! Need behavior strategies or advice to facilitate distance learning? We can help. Need meals for your child? We can connect you with RBUSD Nutrition Services. Whatever your need, reach out.
Jason Johnson, Ed.D.