March 13 Middle & High School Newsletter

Upcoming Dates

  • March – Women's History Month

  • Sunday, March 13 – Daylight Saving Time Begins, Spring Forward

  • Thursday, March 17 – St. Patrick's Day

  • April 4- April 8 – No School, Spring Break

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News & Updates

Governor Inslee on Masks

I wanted to remind you that on Monday, masks are optional for students and staff.

I encourage you to talk to your child about your expectations for mask-wearing. Please let your child know that others might have a different perspective, and to treat them kindly and respectfully.

In addition to masks being optional starting Monday, the State Department of Health updated other pieces of its COVID-19 guidance. Starting Monday, physical distancing is no longer required at school. There are also some changes related to students who test positive for Covid and students who were exposed to someone who tests positive. Take a look at our school website for details, and please contact us with questions.

TOL Sophomores and Juniors – Interested in Running Start Next Year?

Running Start is a statewide college program for academically qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements and earn college credit.

There are a lot of things to consider before making the decision to do Running Start. Please join us for one of our upcoming Running Start information sessions (March 15th at 6pm or March 22nd at 11am) to learn more about the program and whether or not it might be a good fit! We do ask that any student considering Running Start attend one of these sessions, versus scheduling an individual appointment.

We will be sending out calendar invites shortly, please RSVP if you plan to attend to learn more about this awesome opportunity.


TOL Senior Graduation RSVP Survey & Change of Date!

The date, time, and place for TOL’s first Graduation Ceremony has changed to Tuesday, June 14th at 10AM in the Tacoma Dome.

Seniors and families, please RSVP for this ceremony by filling out this short survey!


Senior Next Steps from Graduate Tacoma

Transitioning out of high school is an exciting time filled with milestones and big decisions. A team of dedicated community partners is on standby to support you with this transition. 

Graduate Tacoma's WHAT'S NEXT Senior Check-in is now open to help you navigate your options after high school.

Visit and complete the five-minute check-in to let us know your plans for what's next. The first 100 students to complete the check-in will receive a $10 gift card. In addition, there will also be weekly drawings for a chance to win a $50 gift card! 

College and career experts can provide you with one-on-one mentorship and guidance around financial aid, college applications, resume writing, and more. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to


Interested in attending Tacoma Community College?

For those interested in attending Tacoma Community College, the school is offering students and their family the chance to drop by their “Welcome Center Pop-Up” events.

TCC’s Welcome Center will feature enrollment team members who can answer your questions about financial aid, enrollment, academic programs, career certificates and more.

TCC staff will be at Building 7 on March 14-18 and March 21-25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check it out!  


High School Virtual Key Club

Key Club members around the world are learning how to lead and stand for what’s right through service and volunteerism. In partnership with their local Kiwanis club, high school students are making a positive impact as they serve others in their schools and communities.

If you want to virtually join the Key Club at Lincoln High School while we work to get TOL’s club going, please email to be added to the Key Club Teams page and also if you have any questions.

In this club, you get opportunities to earn volunteer hours and you can participate in fun group activities. This club meets via Teams every other Wednesday at 2:05pm.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Paul Eliot

Assistant Principal - Secondary

Tacoma Online is a K-12 school that provides students an anywhere/anytime online school experience. Students engage in academic learning led by teachers, and in grades 3-12 through a platform called Edgenuity. While students generally participate in learning activities independently, they are provided multiple forms of support.

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