Lincoln school tour information

In person tours for prospective families are available every Wednesday, except school holidays at 9:00 am during enrollment season.

Families must sign up for a tour by emailing our Community Schools Manager at Pikshan.Lui@ousd.org

Parent update, Week 16- November 28- December 2, 2022

Dear Lincoln families,

Welcome to week 16.  I hope you had a warm and wonderful fall break. I am grateful for our wonderful teachers and staff, our students, parents and community members. Thank you all for working together for excellence and equity for all students. Lincoln community, I am grateful for you! 

We will maintain the stop and thank station in the main hallway for students, parents and community members to write gratitude messages for Lincoln teachers and staff. In keeping with our goal to explicitly teach respect for all cultures, our teachers will continue to educate students about Native nations and cultures by incorporating books by indigenous authors and illustrators. As the winter holidays approach, our teachers will share stories, visuals and slides from around the world in honor of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice and Christmas celebrations. 

This trimester, in addition to the excellent literacy work our teachers do,  our school will be focusing on math goals. Our individual CARE awards this trimester will honor students for their engagement with the school- wide math focus. Many thanks to our PTO- Golden Dragon Project for partnering with me to provide math themed student awards for trimester 2.

As you are aware, this year OUSD schools are implementing the Eureka Math curriculum. This link has a couple of videos for parents to learn more about Eureka Math- https://greatminds.org/eureka-math-squared-family-resources

Below, please find every grade level team’s goal for our math cycle:

TK Goal: By the end of February 2023, 80% of TK students will score proficient in rote counting to 20, count 10-20 objects correctly, and answer what comes after a number as measured by teacher-created assessments and informal observations.

K Goal: By the end of February 2023, 80% of students will be able to recognize and describe the attributes of 2D and 3D shapes covered in the curriculum. Students will be able to use positional words to describe their location.  

1st Grade Goal: By the end of February 2023 75% of first graders will be able to show their work when solving an addition or subtraction problem as measured by the exit tickets (pre assessment) and module assessment (post assessment).  

2nd Grade Goal: By the end of February 2023 100% of 2nd grade students will be able to use 2 different strategies to add and subtract numbers up to 200 as measured by the Eureka Squared unit assessment given at the beginning and the end of the cycle. 

3rd Grade Goal: By the end of February 2023 65% of 3rd grade students will be able to use Claims-Evidence-Reasoning to solve and explain word problems as measured by Module 2, Lesson 10- word problem with writing to explain (pre assessment) and teacher modified version of Module 2, Lesson 10 word problem with writing to explain (post assessment). 

4th Grade Goal: By the end of February 2023 4th grade students will be able to multiply and divide multi- digit numbers in Eureka Math Squared module 3 to score an average of 80% or higher as measured by  pre- and post- module assessments. Between pre and post assessments, all students will move to the next level on the standard growth goal. Students who are far below standard will move to below standard and students who are below standard will move to on target and students who are on target will improve accuracy on the second take. 

5th Grade Goal: By the end of February 2023, 5th grade students will be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions in Eureka Math Squared Modules 2 and 3 to score an average of 80% or higher as measured by pre- and post- module assessments. 

Calendar review- 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022- Minimum day– 1:15 dismissal in Tk-3, 1:20 dismissal in 4-5

9:00- 10:00 am- Parent tour for prospective parents. 

Please email our CSM-  Pikshan.Lui@ousd.org  to sign up for the tour. 

Friday, December 2, 2022-  Parent and student ESL classes in Room 262 after dismissal

3:00 pm- Beginner class

4:30 pm- Advanced class

Wednesday, December 7, 2022- Minimum day– 1:15 dismissal in Tk-3, 1:20 dismissal in 4-5

9:00- 10:00 am- Parent tour for prospective parents. 

Please email our CSM-  Pikshan.Lui@ousd.org  to sign up for the tour. 

Friday, December 9, 2022-  Parent and student ESL classes in Room 262 after dismissal

3:00 pm- Beginner class

4:30 pm- Advanced class

Lincoln Site Access and Safety-

  • Lincoln Elementary is located in a high density, high traffic area. Lincoln Elementary is best accessed on foot at drop off and pick up times. Parents and guardians should park further away from the school, near the post office or near the lake and take a short walk to Lincoln Elementary to avoid traffic congestion. Please do not double park on 10th or 11th streets. The city of Oakland tickets cars double parked near the school.
  • We will lock the gate on Alice Street after the second bell, a little past 8:30 am and the main entrance on 11th street after 8:40 am for student and staff safety. Students and parents arriving late should ring the doorbell at the main entrance on 11th street. All students arriving late are expected to sign in at the main entrance for attendance accuracy. Office staff have to record attendance for tardy students.
  • Masking is highly encouraged. If individuals wish to make a different choice, I ask that everyone respect their choice.
  • Parents and guardians may not enter hallways, classrooms or the cafeteria during instructional time.
  • Students in grades TK- 1st must be dropped off and picked up from Yard A, which is accessible through the gates on 10th and 11th streets. Names of teachers are posted on the walls to indicate where to line up.
  • Students in grades 2nd- 5th must be dropped off and picked up from Yard B on the Alice street side. Names of teachers are posted on the fence along the turf and the outdoor squash wall on Yard B to indicate where to line up.
  • Teachers will meet students at their lines at 8:25 am when the first bell rings.
  • Please know that we are staggering our lunch schedule to keep students and staff safe. Lunch is served over 6 lunch periods. There are a total of 8 air purifiers and 3 fans and 2 industrial exhaust fans placed in the Lincoln cafeteria to continually purify air and maintain the recommended number of air exchanges.

Positive case notification protocol–

  • Please test your student frequently using rapid tests.
  • If your student or family member test positive, please email me immediately at Mukta.Sambrani@ousd.org
  • I will work with our attendance specialist to record absences accurately.
  • I will inform contact tracers.
  • Contact tracers will give you advice regarding isolation, testing etc.
  • Contact tracers will also issue exposure notices, where needed.
  • Contact tracers will clear your student to return to campus and notify me.
  • OUSD testing and vaccination sites are listed here: https://www.ousd.org/covid-19updates

Thank you for your attention to this important message.

With collaboration, acceptance, respect and empathy,

-Ms. Sambrani

Principal, Lincoln Elementary School