North Platte Public Schools believes that the best way for children to learn is in person. The Return to School Plan is designed to create the safest environment for our students and staff and keep our schools open to in-person learning. We believe this plan supports the needs of our students, staff, and families while acknowledging the current risk to the health and safety concerns within the community and the schools. Additionally, this plan meets all requirements of the Americans Rescue Plan.
Your input is essential; we encourage you to complete a short survey after viewing the current draft of the 2021-2022 Return to school plan. The survey is open now through Friday, August 6, 2021. Click here to complete the survey.
North Platte Public Schools will continuously review and update the 2021-22 NPPS Return to School Plan throughout the school year as the risk of COVID-19 spreads in our community and school changes. This work will be ongoing as new research emerges and more guidance is provided to the school district from the
West Central District Health Department (WCDHD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), and the U.S. Department of Education.
Any changes made to our plan and protocols will be communicated ahead of time through the NPPS website, email, and social media.
Please note: North Platte Public Schools will adjust protocols (including face-covering requirements) as necessary to address changing conditions. During the 2021-2022 school year, protocols and requirements may change for a speciﬁc school building, program, classroom, transportation, or a setting based on the number of positive cases, contact tracing, community test positivity rate, community conditions, and risk of spread.
Each school will monitor its internal factors (student & staff contact tracing data) and community factors to determine what safety measures need to be implemented.
A COVID Response Team (Cabinet, principal, school nurse) will monitor each school’s status and determine what safety measures will be implemented based on the data collected. Appropriate measures will be communicated to students, staff, and parents in a timely manner.
Safety measures considerations are face-covering requirements, discontinuing certain activities, classroom closures, school closures, and other precautionary measures determined by the COVID Response Team.
The NPPS 2021-22 Return to School Plan was last revised July 30, 2021, and last reviewed July 30, 2021.
This survey will be available at https://www.nppsd.org/page/cov... until Friday, August 6, 2021.
The Plan and survey are posted on the district website.
Web page: https://www.nppsd.org/page/covid-19-resources
Dr. Ron Hanson
North Platte Public Schools