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Message From The Principal

  • Principal Matthew McFarland

    Dr. Matthew McFarland, Principal
    (717) 334-6254, option 4, ext. 7150

    I feel honored and privileged to be the principal at Lincoln Elementary School and look forward to working with you and your family this year.


Lincoln News


  • Starting Monday, August 5, 2019, you will be able to login to Family Access.  If you are new to the program, you will receive an email with a user name and temporary password.  Once you sign in, you may change your password.  If you already have access, you will receive an email asking you to change your password. 

    By logging into Skyward Family Access you can see student grades, attendance, student and family information as well as complete the forms necessary at the beginning of each school year. You must use an internet browser for form completion.  To get to Skyward, please use the District website, www.gettysburg,  On the right side, click Skyward.   Skyward also has a mobile app.  However, it is only for viewing.  You cannot complete the forms when using the app.

    We appreciate your patience during this transition to online forms.  If you should need assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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    Starting this year, elementary students can be dropped off at Lincoln after 8:20 am for breakfast.  Students NOT eating breakfast may enter at 8:30.  At 8:45 am, the morning bell will ring indicating the start of the school day.  Any student arriving the 8:45 am bell will be considered tardy.

     At the end of the day, all students will be dismissed at 3:20 pm.  Car riders and walkers will be dismissed from the entrance at the cafeteria doors.


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  • Help Gettysburg Area Education Foundation when you shop at Amazon

    Support the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation when you shop on Amazon. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to GAEF when our charitable organizations is selected by you!

     Amazon Smiles

    Which items are eligible for the 0.5% donation? Any item sold on the AmazonSmile Site which is marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the relevant item detail page.  

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  • Backpack Program Partners with Community Aid: Sustainability

    The Gettysburg Area School District has agreed to partner with CommunityAid, a non-profit organization with a mission to help those most vulnerable in our local communities.

    Ruth's Harvest

    All proceeds earned from the bins on our campuses will be earmarked for the  Ruth's Harvest and Franklin Friends weekend meals programs in the District.  The District will receive a monthly donation, based on the number of clothing items collected in the bins.  Additionally, our needy students will be eligible to receive clothing care cards to shop at their Hanover or Mechanicsburg stores.


    Please consider making a clothing donation!  (If you have more donations than what will fit in the bin - we can make special arrangements with the CommunityAid organization so the District receives the financial credit.)



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