Whether you are new to the school or an old hand, we hope these 20 Tips below are helpful.
1. Staying Up To Date
A. Watch for updates from Lincoln’s admin team.
These will be emails from our principal Peyton Chapman, vice principals Chris Brida, Maude Lamont and Steve Pape, athletic director Jessica Russell or business manager Jill Ross.
Know that if you “opt-out” of any emails from PPS you will also be removed from Lincoln’s mailing list. As a new Lincoln parent, you are automatically enrolled in Lincoln and PPS’s electronic mailing lists. Opting out of one means you opt out of all emails.
If you want to receive news, sports, career and college information, links to calendars, social media, construction updates, and more, you’ll want to be on this list. Contact Jill Ross to verify your email address in the PPS system or unblock your opt-out.
See the full admin team and their contact information here.
Student Shout Outs: Please send the admin team news of student involvement for their newsletters. They rely on our community for information we might not otherwise know. Celebrating students and their wide range of interests and passions helps others see the opportunities available to students. Lincoln can then also highlight all the engagement happening in our urban public schools.
B. Sign up for our newsletter.
Get on the Friends of Lincoln email list. Please tell us a bit about yourself in the "your message" field so that we send you the most relevant content (i.e. parent of a 2026 graduate, alumni, community member).
C. Visit other resources.
Can’t keep A & B days straight? Add this free app developed by Roosevelt High School students to your phone to have events, the bell schedule, reminders, news, full school calendar, bus trackers, staff directory, office hours, Lincoln specific links and more at your fingertips. It is a simple, must have tool to navigate daily life at school for both parents and for your students.
There are numerous opportunities throughout the year. All are updated on the FoL website, with easy sign up. Friends of Lincoln is always in need of volunteers for key projects like site beautification, teacher appreciation events, and to join the development, marketing, design, athletic and financial teams. If you can find time to spare, we can fit projects to your skills.
4. Support for Your Student
AVID gives students extra help to stay up to date with their work and gives specific support across the curriculum. You need to request to sign up for this class. Check-in with your counselor or Steve Pape (the VP who oversees this program). Space is limited.
Writing Center is based in a room off the library. Led by Amy Loy as a drop-in to give students support in all writing projects.
Flex is valuable makeup time weaved into the kids’ schedule to get work done and talk with specific teachers to help complete projects. These occur twice a week during full weeks.
Math is supported by an incredible team of teacher-leaders. If you have specific questions about math at Lincoln, please reach out to Chris Brida, VP responsible for math.
And more: A list of all teaching and support staff is on the Lincoln website.
If your student wants to compete in any of the athletic programs, check lincolnathletics.com for timings of sign-ups and try-outs.
To try out, your student must have a medical sign-off by their physician. It is worth scheduling this in advance, so you aren’t held up. It is renewed every two years.
Most athletic activities fall under the Portland Interscholastic League (PIL). If not, they are independent clubs run by coaches, such as rugby, fencing, and equestrian. You will receive information on how to sign up and costs from the head coaches.
If you are unable to cover the cost of participation, please let the person coaching the sport or Jessica Russell know. Friends of Lincoln ensures finance will never be a barrier to participation.
6. Extracurricular Activities
Friends of Lincoln ensures the ability to pay is never a barrier to participation in any extracurricular activity at Lincoln. Contact [email protected] for more information.
The drama department performs shows throughout the year. Check lincolnhighschooldrama.com for updates on how to join.
Choir is a class for which students sign up. If interested, contact Lisa Riffel.
Lincoln has a wide number of thriving clubs. Check under Student Activities for an updated list.
There is a Club Fair in September for students to meet the organizers and sign up. If your student doesn’t see what they enjoy, they are encouraged to set up their own club. Here are a couple of examples:
• The Constitution Team recruits towards the end of the school year for the next year. It is open to 10-12th grade students. Tryouts are in the Spring.
• Brothers and Sisters of Color sign up is at the club fair or by contacting them through Student Activities on the Lincoln website.
7. Student Publications
Sign up for all Lincoln publications showcasing our students’ talents, opinions, and thoughtful discussion under: Student Activities | Publications & Yearbook on the LHS website.
You can also get in touch with the students working on these publications if you would like to support with advertising.
8. Student Store
As school starts, the Student Store will be online, so you can purchase a wide range of Lincoln Flock apparel. Hoodies, hats, sweatshirts and pants, car decals .... the list goes on. You can access the store through the Store link on the FoL website or at lincolncardinalstore.com.
9. Paying for Activities
Most school-related activities are paid through SchoolPay. You are automatically enrolled at registration. If you have not used it before, click the ‘find my account’ button and enter the email you used when registering your student.
BACK TO SCHOOL
At the start of the year, families are invited to contribute to the costs of their student’s classes. This is a huge expense that Friends of Lincoln will also be supporting, so your contribution to these classes will be valuable. You can find every class donation request on SchoolPay.
FRIENDS OF LINCOLN
FoL provides support throughout the year to students and families who may need assistance to ensure the ability to pay is never a barrier to participation. FoL supports athletics, clubs, classroom projects, enrichment programs and funding teachers. We ask for $600 per student each year. This works out at $50 a month. Whatever people can pay will make a difference. Set up monthly payments for whatever you can afford at friendsoflhs.com/donate.
You will be told the name of your student’s counselor. They are assigned alphabetically and
typically stay with your student throughout their time at Lincoln.
Your student will meet with their counselor who will then be available to support them with class choices, building up to college preparation, and assist with any other challenging issues during their time at Lincoln.
The Counseling Center is the place to come for information, support and/or referrals on various topics, including academic planning/success, credit recovery options, post-high school planning, social or mental health issues, off-campus learning options and much more.
Parents can now excuse full day absences in ParentVue (for current or future dates only). Here is a link with instructions. For absences of less than a full day fill out the LHS Absence Reporting form within two days of the missed class. If you need to pick your child up early for a doctor’s appointment or other reason, send them to school with a note that day so that they can leave class and be ready when you arrive. This helps to eliminate interruptions while class is in session. For any other questions on attendance, contact Sue Denton at [email protected] or email [email protected].
12. Student Services, Room 220
This is a hub of all knowledge and help for students. It is also where you can touch base with the admin team regarding payments and issues regarding your student.
Lincoln uses the Google suite for most classroom needs. If your student already has a computer/tablet, great. If not, a Chromebook or equivalent will meet the needs of most LHS students. Thanks to the voter’s passage of a recent bond, all PPS students will receive a district-owned Chromebook. These Chromebooks are provided at no cost to students but must be returned to the district upon departure or graduation from a PPS school. Contact Jill Ross for more information.
14. Lunch at School
Lunchtime varies depending on the day’s bell schedule. LHS encourages all students to eat meals together in the new LHS Commons or the adjacent Plaza area just outside the Cafe.
Free and reduced breakfast and lunch is available for anyone who qualifies. PPS Nutritional Services provides breakfast for $1.60 ($.00 for students who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals) or lunch for $3.50 ($.00 for students who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals). SchoolCafé is a safe, secure online payment system that can be used to fund student meal accounts.
While students can also either bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch at nearby vendors, Lincoln recommends eating the same lunch at school with peers to help create a shared sense of belonging and community. While LHS does have an ‘’open campus” during lunch they encourage as many students as possible to stay on campus, especially freshmen. There really isn’t enough time to go very far and get back to class on time.
No food or drinks besides water are allowed in classrooms during class time to help Lincoln's limited custodial staffing. Students are expected to clean their own tables after eating and to help take care of personal or group refuse during school hours.
In all new PPS buildings, lockers are auto-assigned. Find your student's locker details in Synergy/ParentVUE (on the Student Info tab). In the new building, everyone gets their own locker. Freshmen are on the second floor, sophomores third, juniors fourth, and seniors on the fifth. There is also ample space for sports, music, and club equipment in additional lockers.
Only staff will have elevator passes, except if a student needs a pass for accessibility. Lincoln's front office will work with students individually who need elevator passes.
All PPS students are given a free Tri-Met pass. There are traditional school buses serving areas beyond the reach of Tri-Met. Find more information on those routes. Neighborhood parking spots are limited to seniors and permits are given out in a lottery. Yellow bus routes have been restored for Syline and Forest Heights.
18. New Track, Feild & Stadium
All construction should be completed by July 17th next year and ready for fall sports 2023.
19. A Few Other Details & Resources You May Have Missed
NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT LINCOLN 2022-2023
292,000 Square Feet
STUDENT SCHEDULES AND GRADES
Find schedules and transcripts on Synergy.
Interactive Course Guide
INTERNATIONALLY MINDED STUDENTS
Benefits of an IB Education
Learn more about Lincoln's International Baccalaureate (IB)program.
DRUG & ALCOHOL POLICY
Drug & Alcohol Policy
Handbook on Student Responsibilities, Rights and Discipline
SCHOOL CLIMATE HANDBOOK
School Climate Handbook
GO CARDS VALUES
As Lincoln continues to focus on diversity, equity & inclusion, they ask all students and families to please reflect on what it means to be a member of a safe and caring learning community where high levels of respect and trust are expected. The Lincoln community does not tolerate hate speech, racism, sexism, othering for any reason, or bullying/ harassment of any kind.
G - Global: Our actions in Portland and the US impact others worldwide and vice versa.
O - Open-minded: Come willing to learn, adapt, adjust and grow.
C - Caring: Helping others helps ourselves and creates a sense of belonging for everyone. We all need a little care/help.
A - Altruistic: Placing others above self when appropriate. The WE is greater than the ME at LHS.
R - Respect: Racial Equity Social Justice (RESJ) and learning what respect means to different people & cultures.
D - Dedicated: Effort is directed to learning, growing, and developing skills, interests and passions that can help improve our world.
S - Supportive: Taking the time to listen and understand what others need, and then provide help.