Lincoln elementary


PHONE: (760) 862-4340 FAX: (760) 862-4344


Hello Leopard Families

Big news - our early release day changes to 1:00 pm on Wednesday next week, September 15. It will remain on Wednesdays for the rest of the year. Please notify anyone who might be picking up your child, ie daycare, grandparents, other family members, etc. TK and Kindergarten only may start dismissal at 12:30, and 1-5 dismissal starts at 12:50.

Remember our Rutledge Parking lot is for TK and Kindergarten and Mrs. Winkle's class pick up and drop off only. South gate walkers may leave through the gates by the office and walk to the crosswalk.

1-5 grades should be dropped off and picked up at Magnesia Falls. We open our gates at 7:20 so 4-5 graders have a 20 minute window to get to class on time. All gates close promptly at 7:55 am.

Nomination forms for our School Site Council were sent home last. Please consider running to represent the parents at Lincoln.

We will have our first ELAC meeting, Friday, September 24 at 9:00 am on Zoom. This group advises the School Site Council on the needs of our English Learner students.

Picture day is September 22. Students have free dress that day.

Parent conferences are right around the corner, October 11 - 15. The conferences will be held virtually on Zoom. All students will be taking lunch home with them because dismissal is at 12:30 pm that week. We will begin with TK and K dismissal at 12:15 and 1-5 at 12:25. ASES and Homework Help will operate from dismissal until their normal ending times.

Hola familias de leopardos:

Grandes noticias: nuestro día de salida temprana cambia a la 1:00 pm el miércoles 15 de septiembre. Permanecerá los miércoles durante el resto del año. Por favor notifique a cualquier persona que pueda estar recogiendo a su hijo, guardería, abuelos, otros miembros de la familia, etc. TK y Kindergarten solamente, pueden comenzar la salida a las 12:30 y la salida para los de 1er a 5º grados comienza a las 12:50.

Recuerde que nuestro estacionamiento de Rutledge es para la dejada y recogida de TK y Kindergarten y la clase de la Sra. Winkle solamente. Las personas que caminan por la puerta sur pueden salir por las puertas de la oficina y caminar hasta el cruce peatonal.

Los estudiantes de grados 1-5 deben ser dejados y recogidos en Magnesia Falls. Abrimos nuestras puertas a las 7:20 para que los estudiantes de 4º a 5º grado tengan una ventana de 20 minutos para llegar a clase a tiempo. Todas las puertas cierran puntualmente a las 7:55 am.

Los formularios de nominación para nuestro Consejo Escolar se enviaron a casa ayer. Considere postularse para representar a los padres en Lincoln.

Tendremos nuestra primera reunión de ELAC, el viernes 24 de septiembre a las 9:00 am en Zoom. Este grupo asesora al Consejo Escolar sobre las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes aprendices de inglés.

El día de las fotos es el 22 de septiembre. Los estudiantes tienen el día de vestir gratis, no deben usar uniformes.

Las conferencias de padres están a la vuelta de la esquina, del 11 al 15 de octubre. Las conferencias se llevarán a cabo virtualmente en Zoom. Todos los estudiantes llevarán el almuerzo a casa con ellos, porque la salida es a las 12:30 pm esa semana. Comenzaremos con la salida de TK y K a las 12:15 y de 1er a 5to a las 12:25. ASES y el programa de Ayuda con las Tareas funcionarán desde la salida hasta la hora normal de finalización.

Tools For Tomorrow provides free, after-school and online arts literacy programs integrating Creative Writing, Art, Music and Drama for children grades three through five in elementary schools throughout the Coachella Valley.

Tools For Tomorrow promotes cognitive, emotional, social, multi-sensory and critical thinking skills by offering children a hands-on experience.

Tools For Tomorrow encourages the children’s artistic self-expression and nurtures the positive self-esteem resulting from the discovery of their inherent creativity. As they create their own works of Art they acquire a coping mechanism for the future; a “tool for tomorrow” and a vision of what their lives can become.


Are you interested in outdoor activities such as camping or hiking? Would you like to learn leadership skills and life skills? If so, check out the BSA! Boys and Girls are welcome to join!

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Click this link for info on DSUSD's Wellness page

Attention parents:

Here is a map of the pick-up and drop-off areas for all grade levels. Please note that if you are using South Gate (Rutledge) for pick-up and drop-off, that is also where our busses will be. Please be cautious and do not block them in.

**Nutrition Services Update**

During the 2021-2022 school year All Desert Sands Unified School District Students will receive breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch Program at no cost. No meal application will be necessary. In the next few weeks, DSUSD Nutrition Services will be switching to a new online meal payment portal. Students with a positive fund balance have had those funds rolled over to the new system.

In a few weeks, you will be able to create an account and make payments through the new online system. This system is useful for any purchases your child may choose to make, outside the traditional school lunch program meals. Please check for updates.

Refunds are available upon request. For further information, please contact

Durante el año escolar 2021-2022 TODOS los estudiantes de Desert Sands Unified School District recibirán desayuno y almuerzo por medio del Programa de Comidas Escolares sin costo alguno. No requerirá de llenar la solicitud. En las próximas semanas el Departamento de Nutrición DSUSD cambiara a un nuevo sistema de depósito en línea para las comidas escolares. Los estudiantes que tienen un saldo en fondo será también transferido al nuevo sistema.

Dentro de pocas semanas, usted podrá crear su cuenta para agregar fondos en línea. Este sistema le servirá a su estudiante para cualquier compra en alimentos fuera de las comidas escolares tradicionales. Por favor visítenos en nuestra página de internet para más información.

Reembolsos están disponibles según se soliciten. Para más información, pónganse en contacto con:

Desert Sands is partnering up with FEV Tutor, which gives live, 1 on 1 virtual tutoring support to help students with homework and coursework!

DSUSD Homework Help- Introducing live 1_1 Instruction! (4) (1).pdf
FEV Tutor Whiteboard Tools and accommodations (1).pdf

Health Services

Visit the DSUSD Health Services Website for contact information for the school nurse, as well as access to commonly requested school forms and general health information.