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Welcome Letter From Principal Esquibel For The 2021-22 School Year

Posted 07/28/2021

2285 South. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
Principal: Antonio Esquibel

Dear Lancers:

I hope you and your family are safe and healthy as we get ready to return to school!  We are excited to begin the school year and want to make sure you have the necessary information to have a successful start. We are launching new programs and support for all Lincoln students for the 21-22 school year.  

Our focus on each student is CONNECT, PREPARE AND SUCCESS!  Each of you is important and we will do everything we can for you to have a successful and enjoyable experience at Abraham Lincoln High School. Each of you will have the opportunity to earn college credit for free, earn an Industry Certificate, take Advanced Placement Courses and earn a 2 year Associates’ Degree. At Abraham Lincoln, our expectation is that every student will be prepared to be successful after high school and our goal is for each of you to attend a college and have an amazing career.

What will school look like?

At this time, all classes are planned to run in-person learning on a regular schedule. Students need to be at Lincoln no later than 8:15 am for an 8:25 am start time and will end at 4:15 pm. We will have an early dismissal on Thursdays, as the school day for students will end at 3:25 pm. The District has not informed us about whether masks will be required during school or not. For the health and safety of everyone, we do encourage everyone to get vaccinated if you are not already and respectfully practice social distancing.


Vaccines are an important tool in our toolbox to stop the spread of COVID-19.  If you, your student, or someone in your family has not been vaccinated, check out the DPS Vaccination website for details:  https://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/vaccine/.  

First day of school and bell schedule

All 9th-grade students will begin school on Monday, August 16 at 8:25 am and will need to report no later than 8:15 am. All 9th graders will experience our year-long Connect Academy to ensure all students are provided with support, resources, and connections to be successful Students.

All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will begin school on Monday, August 23rd at 8:25 am and will need to report no later than 8:15 am.

Click here for our bell schedule: Student SY 21-22 ALHS Bell Schedule

Please bring your Chromebook laptop on the first day of school and make sure it is charged.  If you do not have a Chromebook we will assign one to you during school enrollment/registration.

Registration Dates and Information: This will be held outside in the Southeast Parking Lot

  • Saturday, July 31st 9am-3pm- Vietnamese translation available 
  • Tuesday, August 3rd 8am-2pm- Vietnamese translations available
  • Thursday, August 5th 1pm-7pm
  • Saturday, August 7th 9am-3pm 
  • Thursday & Friday August 12th & 13 8am-2:30pm

*Online registration is available, please contact our Registrar, Jocelyn Gutierrez at jocelyn_gutierrez1@dpsk12.net or call at 720-423-5045 for more information and support.

New School Dress Code:

We have high expectations for our students and believe that all of our students have the opportunity to attend college and access a good career when they graduate from Lincoln.  

The following are our new dress expectations:

It is highly encouraged that students wear Abraham Lincoln shirts.  However, it is not a requirement. Each student will receive a Lincoln shirt during registration and we will have shirts available to purchase.  In addition, it is recommended that students wear navy, white, gray or black shirts/tops. In addition, students can wear Lincoln Lancer baseball hats, and we will have them available for purchase.  No red shirts, pants, shorts, shoes, shoe laces, belts.

  • No bandanas of any color
  • Shirts and tops must cover stomach and be worn appropriately-no midriff tops
  • Shorts and skirts length must not be shorter than the ends of your fingertips when are down and standing straight
  • No hats can be worn, except for Lincoln Lancer hats
  • No trenchcoats

Every Wednesday is College Day and we encourage all students and staff to wear a college shirt of their choice.  Every Friday is Lancer Pride Day and we expect all students and staff to wear Lincoln gear.

As your proud Principal I am looking forward to a successful year and please know we will do everything we can to make sure we Connect and Prepare each student to experience Success.

 In partnership,

Antonio Esquibel