Dear NPPS Parents of 6th-12th grade students,
The deadline to complete the online request form for Chromebook checkout is Friday, March 27th at 11:59 pm.
Available Times/Dates for Chromebook pickup which will be at North Platte High School are as follows:
Monday, March 30th from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday, March 31st from 8 am to 12 pm
Please visit our website at www.nppsd.org for further instructions on the pickup of Chromebooks.
From our website you will be able to print off an agreement form to fill out ahead of time and bring. If you don’t have the ability to print an agreement the district will provide agreement forms to fill out during pickup.
Parent/Student Laptop Agreement Form:
The parent who filled out the form online must be present in the vehicle and have their driver's license for identification during Chromebook pickup.
Driving Directions: Use the northbound lane of Jefferson Ave as you approach the High School. Turn right to enter the NPHS parking lot from the west entrance and follow signs.
During this process, you will not exit your vehicle and we ask that you please stay in line. Watch for attendants who will assist in directing the process and traffic.
If we did not have your online device request by the March 27th deadline you will not be able to pick up Chromebooks at this time and will be asked to exit the line. Late submissions will have to wait for further instructions.
We appreciate your patience as we work through this process and provide for your students' learning resources.
North Platte Public School Transitions to Remote Learning~
NPPSD is transitioning to remote learning, until further notice. To learn more about the educational plans for each grade level visit: https://bit.ly/nppsdremotelearning.
The CDC offers Tips for Families While School is Out on their website:
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Good Evening, Staff and Families,
As we have mentioned, the COVID-19 virus is an ever-changing conversation and invokes a great deal of discussion and collaboration with our federal, state, and local health officials. At this time, the West Central District has NO confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); however, testing for the virus is ongoing.
We would like to provide you with a timeline of events that have occurred over the past few days.
Friday, March 13, 2020
10:00 a.m. – Conference Call with Governor Ricketts and State Health Officials
1:30 p.m. – Conference Call with Nebraska Department of Education
2:30 p.m. – In-person meeting with West Central District Health Department (WCDHD), local emergency departments, and Great Plains Health
4:15 p.m. – Press conference with the task force
Saturday, March 14, 2020
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – District Directors and Executive Staff Planned strategies for educational engagement during a closure.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
2:00 p.m. – Principals, Directors, Executive Staff, and WCDHD met in person for a conference call with the Nebraska Department of Education, State Health Officials, and Governor Ricketts
4:00 p.m. – Conference Call with ESU 16
4:45 p.m. – Face to Face Meeting with WCDHD and NPPSD Executive Team
Our primary concern at this time is preventative and precautionary measures. We will continue to encourage our families to practice social distancing and proper hygiene and hand-washing. With this being said, NPPSD will implement an extended break for the balance of the week of March 16. All NPPSD schools are closed the week of March 16, 2020, with plans to reopen on Monday, March 23, 2020. During this time, staff and the community will not have access to any academic building. This decision will extend our school year to May 27, 2020, for students (more information will follow as it becomes available).
We do realize surrounding schools are closed for two full weeks. Please note they are combining this with a pre-planned spring break. The NPPSD decision to close for additional time will be made on a week to week basis and could change at any time. These decisions are not made lightly and are in conjunction with the Public Health Command Center.
At this time, we ask that students and families continue to practice social distancing, good hygiene, and give careful consideration when visiting public venues. If you have specific health care questions, please contact your health care provider.
We want to share information with you about the Coronavirus (COVID - 19) and how we are keeping up to date with details of the virus. As with any contagious illness, we are working closely with the West Central District Health Department (WCDHD) and Nebraska Department of Education and will follow all guidelines that are shared with us.
Based on these guidelines, the NPPS Communications Department will be in constant contact with all school nurses.
Intent: to inform you of COVID - 19, how each of us can help prevent the spread of viruses and finally to share resources so that you can stay informed.
We will continue to update this blog as additional information comes available.
~ Tina Smith
Director of Communications
North Platte Public School District
During the week of March 23rd to 27th - Allow NPPSD teachers and principals time to reach out to each student.
-What you can do during this time - make sure you can log in to your @nppsd.gmail email account. (visit https://www.nppsd.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Technology if you have questions.
Beginning March 30th - Remote Learning Begins
-Visit https://bit.ly/nppsdremotelearning for more information
During this time, if you have questions, please contact your course or classroom teacher first. Please start with email unless otherwise instructed by the teacher.
If you need to reach the principal, please start with email unless otherwise instructed.
|Secondary Schools||Principal||Phone Number|
|North Platte High School||Email Scott Siegel||(308) 535-7105|
|CLASS Alternative Program||Email Micah Fisher||(308) 535-7105|
|Adams Middle School||Email James Ayres||(308) 535-7112|
|Madison Middle School||Email Bobbi Isom||(308) 535-7126|
|Elementary Schools||Principal||Phone Number|
|Buffalo Elementary||Email DaNesa Fleck||(308) 535-7130|
|Cody Elementary||Email Tami Eshleman||(308) 535-7132|
|Eisenhower Elementary||Email Lyndsey Douglas||(308) 535-7134|
|Jefferson Elementary||Email Traci Costlow||(308) 535-7136|
|Lake Maloney Elementary||Email Robin Vahle||(308) 532-9392|
|Lincoln Elementary||Email Matt Irish||(308) 535-7138|
|McDonald Elementary||Email Kim Flanders||(308) 535-7140|
|Osgood Elementary||Email Robin Vahle||(308) 535-7144|
|Washington Elementary||Email Harmoni Wagner||(308) 535-7142|
After significant consideration, the district has decided to best assist in the reduction of the spread of COVID- 19 or the Coronavirus, we will be canceling all on-campus or in-person classes for the remainder of this school year. We will move all education, PK- 12, to remote learning effective the week of March 30th. Remote learning will conclude on May 15, 2020; this is three days ahead of our planned schedule.
PARENT & STUDENT RESOURCES
DEVICE AND LOCKER PICKUP INFORMATION
Drive Through Breakfast & Lunch Pickup
NPPSD is providing free pre-packed breakfast and lunch to children 18 years old and younger.
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, until further notice
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Drive Through Location Madison Middle School
1400 N Madison Ave, North Platte, NE 69101
UPDATED - Drive Through Backpack Pickup
NPPSD is providing free pre-packed food packs to NPPSD children 18 years old and younger.
Every-Other Friday beginning, April 3, 2020, until further notice
Drive Through Location McKinley Education Center
301 West F Street, North Platte, NE 69101
The distribution will be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Every - Other Friday beginning April 3, 2020
NPPS Parents of 6th-12th graders,
In response to the Covid-19 we will be transitioning to remote learning for the remainder of the school year. The district will checkout Chromebooks for families of 6th -12th-grade students who do not have a home computer to use for the remainder of the school year.
If you require a computer for your 6th - 12th grader we will need a parent/guardian to fill out a request form. The parent/guardian picking up the computer must be the person filling out the form. You can access this form at the following link:
To access remote learning resources, you will need to connect to WiFi Internet. Consider if you don't currently have WiFi in your home whether you have alternative ways to access. As of right now, both Spectrum and Allo Communications have both offered free installation and 60 days free internet to assist K12 families. If they don't have service in your area there are other local internet service providers to consider. If you don't have internet service and would like it, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to make arrangements with an internet service provider.
- Spectrum (Free for 60 days, no installation fee)
- Allo Communications (Free for 60 days,no installation fee)
- US Cellular
Once device pickup dates and times are established, communication will be sent to all families with further instructions for pickup. If you are unable to fill out the form online, please contact your school building by phone or email. Please do not go to the school building without prior arrangement as we are trying to follow CDC guidelines for social distancing. Please be patient and wait for further instructions from your building administration concerning remote learning assignments.
The Nebraska Family Helpline at (888) 866-8660 makes it easier for families to obtain assistance by providing a single contact point 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained Helpline operators screen calls to assess immediate safety needs, identify the potential level of a behavioral health crisis, make recommendations or referrals to appropriate resources, and help callers connect to emergency resources or providers. The Helpline is supervised by licensed mental health professionals.
Family Helpline operators also can connect eligible families to the Family Navigator Service. This service helps families move through Nebraska's child- and family-care system more efficiently to get the assistance they need. Available within 24 to 72 hours after a Helpline referral, Family Navigator helps families identify existing community-based services and provides support from people who have had personal experience in the system.
Remember, if you or your family are in immediate danger, please call 911.
For more information please visit the DHHS website @ http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Nebraska-Family-Helpline.aspx.
Hello friends and families,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students, staff, and parents & guardians for all your hard work and support in making North Platte Public Schools great!
Please check out the February Superintendent Briefing for more information regarding the great things occurring in the district.
The link below is to the Superintendent Briefing for February 2020.