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

Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is open. Apply here- https://www.ousd.org/enroll

Lunar New Year Greetings- Wishing you all good luck, good health and prosperity in the year of the rabbit.

Parent update, Weeks 23 and 24, January 30- February 10, 2023 

Dear Lincoln families,

I hope all Lincoln families are warm and safe. I remain grateful that Lincoln teachers and staff and Lincoln parents and guardians remain focused on our students, their academic learning and their social emotional development through this turbulent time of winter storms, mass shootings and a national reckoning on gun laws, access to mental health, racial profiling and police brutality. To our resilient teachers and staff, our wonderfully talented and gifted students and to Lincoln families, a big thank you for choosing light everyday in a time of darkness.

We are preparing to highlight student talent through the Lunar New Year concert featuring Lincoln student artists, singers and oratorical performers. I look forward to seeing you there. Our teachers are getting entries ready for the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical fest. We have had our site competition for grades 2nd, 3rd and 4th. I am looking forward to the 5th grade competition and a celebratory event in grades K and 1st in the weeks ahead. Throughout February, we will be celebrating and recognizing the contributions of African American scholars, poets, authors, artists, political leaders, scientists and entrepreneurs and civil rights leaders through African American Heritage Month lessons and literacy activities.  

Calendar review- 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023- Minimum day- 1:15 dismissal in Tk-3, 1:20 dismissal in 4-5

African American Heritage Month Begins

In person tour for prospective families- 9:00- 10:00 am

Please email our Community Schools Manager to sign up for this tour at Pikshan.Lui@ousd.org

Friday, February 3, 2023

Parent and student ESL classes in Room 262 after dismissal

3:00 pm- Beginner class

4:30 pm- Advanced class

6:00- 7:00 Lunar New Year Concert in the Lincoln Cafetorium

Wednesday, February 8, 2023- Minimum day- 1:15 dismissal in Tk-3, 1:20 dismissal in 4-5

In person tour for prospective families- 9:00- 10:00 am

Please email our Community Schools Manager to sign up for this tour at Pikshan.Lui@ousd.org

Friday, February 10, 2023

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 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 message.

With collaboration, acceptance, respect and empathy,

-Ms. Sambrani

Principal, Lincoln Elementary School