LinksLIVE! The LHS News Broadcast 4/21/2020 *Coronavirus Edition #8*

Season 1: Episode 132
TUESDAY, April 21, 2020

Good morning Lincoln High. Welcome to LinksLIVE! The Lincoln High morning news show.

How’s everybody doing? Hope you’re all well. Thanks for joining us.

I’m Cate Frederick

And I’m Avalena Baird

[BOTH SAY THIS] keeping you updated on the latest news about school and the coronavirus situation.

A reminder that links to updates with all official LPS information are also available on the lps home page at lps.org
On today’s show we have some information about Link Crew, internet access, mid-quarter reports, NSAA and NCAA participation, a virtual Holocaust Commemoration Event, and videos from Pomalinks and LHS staff, so stay tuned.

Prom would have been this Saturday, so that means this week would have been Spirit Week. Senior Cassie Allen has come up with a plan to keep us all involved and connected: Virtual Spirit Week!
Here are the designated days:
Today, Tuesday, is Twin Day
Wednesday will be Work/Learn from Home Day (In honor of Zoom meetings and working and learning from home. Show your best (school appropriate) business up top, casual on bottom fit –
Thursday is Throwback Day
And Friday is School Spirit so bust out your red and black.
Send your pictures to us at linkslive@lps.org, and we’ll post them on The Advocate Online and on our social media. As Cassie says, “Corona took our prom but it won’t take our spirit!” Have a great week!

Link Crew is looking for LINK CREW LEADERS for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are going to be a JUNIOR or SENIOR and want to help create community at LHS by supporting our incoming 9th graders, please consider being part of the crew. Use jumpcode YTB1 to fill out an application. We hope you consider this awesome opportunity.

The Institute for Holocaust Education would like to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah [Yoam HA-show-ah], by presenting artwork pieces created by students throughout the Lincoln Public Schools including a collaborative project from Lincoln High art students and Holocaust Lit students.
There will be a virtual Facebook Live Holocaust Commemoration Event TOMORROW, April 22nd, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to participate in a tribute to the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished as a result of the Holocaust.
For more information and to view the commemoration, please visit the Institute for Holocaust Education Facebook page

And now here’s a message and video from Pomalinks!

Even though this is a weird and crazy time for all of us, the Pomalinks are still going strong! We are extending deadlines for tryout packets! If you would like to consider being on the 2020-2021 squad, join the Pomalink’s Google Classroom, code RXPN5SC, for updates and information. Please, follow the Pomalinks on Instagram or Facebook as well! Stay safe and GO LINKS!
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And here are some messages from LHS staff:
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Prom would have been this Saturday, so that means this week would have been Spirit Week. Senior Cassie Allen has come up with a plan to keep us all involved and connected: Virtual Spirit Week!
Here are the designated days:
Today, Tuesday, is Twin Day
Wednesday will be Work/Learn from Home Day (In honor of Zoom meetings and working and learning from home. Show your best (school appropriate) business up top, casual on bottom fit –
Thursday is Throwback Day
And Friday is School Spirit so bust out your red and black.
Send your pictures to us at linkslive@lps.org, and we’ll post them on The Advocate Online and on our social media. As Cassie says, “Corona took our prom but it won’t take our spirit!” Have a great week!

Can’t remember when your classes meet for Zoom Office Hours? Visit the link in the transcript below for a master list of Zoom Office Hours for LHS teachers.

LHS Zoom Hours for Teachers & Staff

Some students and parents have been asking about getting access to the building to retrieve personal items from lockers, etc. We have no specifics yet, but LPS is working on a plan for that. We will keep you updated when we hear any new information.

If your family does not have internet access or if the connectivity is not strong enough for your student to do their work, please reach out to Mr. Larson or to your student’s administrator or counselor via email. We may have a solution for some of our families who are in this situation.

Here are some other updates from LPS:

Mid-quarter Grade Reports
Due to the nature of remote learning, mid-quarter report grades will be replaced by an email from each of your child’s teachers about the progress and engagement of your student. While we understand this will create an increase in the number of email messages you receive, we hope it will provide you with additional information about how your student is doing with remote learning in each class. You can expect these messages to be sent by Friday, April 24.

NSAA Participants Wishing to be Eligible for 2020-21 Competitions
Grades: According to NSAA guidelines, students must pass at least 20 credits during this year’s second semester to be eligible to participate first semester next year. This includes any passing letter grade or a final mark of Satisfactory (S) in a course.

Physicals: Students who submitted an NSAA physical form in 2019-20 for NSAA participation are not required to have a new physical completed for the 2020-21 school year. Students who did not submit an NSAA physical in 2019-20, including all incoming freshmen, will be required to submit a NSAA physical that is dated after May 1, 2020.

If you are planning to transfer to a new high school be sure to check out the NSAA Transfer Eligibility information on the LPS website.

Try-outs for High School Activities and Athletics
With the extension of school closures to May 31, high school activities will not be able to hold spring tryouts for fall activities before school is out for the summer. When more information about the timeline for staff and students to safely return to school becomes known, we will share plans for tryouts and camps for this summer and the 2020-21 school year. Current athletes and activity participants can remain connected to their sport or activity and with their coaches and sponsors in Google Classroom.

Student Athletes considering NCAA Participation, The NCAA continues to evaluate the situation regarding spring semester grades with COVID-19 impacting educational institutions across the country. If you have any questions about your grades and eligibility, please reach out to the athletic office or the counseling office.

Information for Special Education
New Special Education learning activities will be on the Remote Learning Site starting Monday, April 20. Please check with your child’s case manager regarding which activities are most appropriate for your child.

LPS has added two new locations Goodrich and Lefler, for food distribution. Click on the Food Distribution link at lps.org for maps and more specific information, or type the word “food” in the keyword search. [https://home.lps.org/covid-19/food-distribution/]

Weekly food distribution is Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for any child ages 1-18 at the following locations:
Belmont, Arnold, Calvert, Hartley, Huntington, Clinton, Saratoga, and West Lincoln
Elementary Schools:
Culler, Park, Goodrich, and Lefler Middle Schools,
and at Northeast High School and Lincoln High where you’ll enter the circle on 21st and J Streets and follow staff directions.

Any family is also welcome to pick up pre-packaged bags of food from the Lincoln Food Bank during their food distribution. More information about their schedule can be found at their website: LincolnFoodBank.org

Remember that you can leave a comment below this video at any time for us. We want your feedback. You can also tell us your story of how you’re coping with all of this by filling out the form at Jump Code PBYZ. That’s PBYZ

Do you have good news to share? Questions? Comments? You can also reach out to us at linkslive@lps.org, or message us on The Advocate Twitter and Instagram accounts: @lhsadvocate or on the Yearbook Instagram: @linksyearbook. We want to hear from you.

In the meantime, please follow CDC guidelines and STAY HOME as much as possible and Stay Away From Others in Public, Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face, and Cover Your Cough.

Take care, keep supporting each other, and stay connected with us.

That’s all for today. Remember that you can see all past episodes of our show on The Advocate Online website at LHSAdvocate.com and a list of all jump codes through the master jump code YZYR.

Thanks for watching our broadcast, and we’ll see you again next time on… LinksLIVE!