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The District is working diligently to have the Return-to-School Plan completed by July 27, 2020. All plans will be adjusted according to CDC Guidelines, State Directed Health Measures, and Guidance provided by the Governor and the West Central Health Department. Information changes on a weekly basis. Currently, there are no requirements for face coverings. Guidance will change continuously based on the medical professional recommendation. Currently, WCHD district is in Phase 3 and individuals are encouraged to wear face coverings outside of his/her home.

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Return to School Plan ~ 2020-2021

This information is under constant review and subject to update at any time.

Remote Learning Requirement Forms:  ElementaryMiddle SchoolHigh School


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Return-to-School Resources & Plan


Launch Nebraska

CDC School Guidance (K-12)

DHHS Directed Health Measures

West Central Health District


The purpose of the Return-to-School is to provide a framework for how North Platte Public Schools will respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the educational program at North Platte School District during the 2020-2021 school year. The framework is structured using focus area categories in order to allow the district to be open and responsive to changing public health circumstances. The presence of a formal plan will also support the district in articulating its plan for next fall in a clear, comprehensive, and transparent manner.


Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs

A) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools-decision-tool.html

B) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools.html

The planning for reopening schools creates an opportunity to renew a shared commitment to improving outcomes for all students.  We should not try to return to “normal” but rather strive for something better.

Schools, working together with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases and protecting vulnerable students and staff, to help ensure students have safe and healthy learning environments.

Guidance for child care programs and schools is organized into four categories based on the level of community transmission: 1) when there is no community transmission – No to Minimal Area Risk/Spread, 2) when there is minimal to moderate community transmission – Minimal to Moderate Area Risk/Spread, and 3) when there is substantial community transmission. 4) Confirmed COVID-19 Case in School Building Regardless of Degree of Community Risk

  • Short (2-5 days) building dismissal to clean, disinfect, and contract trace in consultation with local health 


  • Potential 14+ day closure depending upon public health recommendations. Guidance is also provided for when a confirmed case has entered a school, regardless of the level of community transmission.

 All decisions about implementing school-based strategies (e.g., dismissals, event cancellations, other social distancing measures) should be made locally, in collaboration with local health

officials who can help determine the level of transmission in the community. Information about the level of transmission is available in CDC’s framework for mitigationpdf icon.

Tentative Timeline of Events

*This timeline is under constant review and is subject to change anytime

  • June 8, 2020 – Board of Education Meeting – Progress Report to the Board

  • June 10, 2020 - District Leaders & Principals Return-to-School Work Session

  • June 29, 2020 – NPPS Return-to-School Progress Report

  • July 6 – 17, 2020 – Parent/Guardian Survey and/or Parent/Guardian Information Sessions – pending DHMs (NPPS Website)

  • July 13, 2020 – NPPS Return-to-School Progress Report

  • July 13, 2020 – Board of Education Progress Report

  • July 27, 2020 - District Leaders & Principal Return-to-School Work Session – Finalize Return-to-School Plan

  • August 4-6, 2020 – New Teacher Training

  • August 3 – 14, 2020 – Community Webinars - TBD 

  • August 11-14, 2020 – All Teacher Training

  • August 17, 2020 – First Day K-8th & 9th grades

  • August 18, 2020 – First Day 10th-12th grades


NPPS Core Planning Team

District -  Return to School Committee: District Leaders and Principals & Nurse

School -  Return to School Committee: Continuous Improvement Team members – counselor – custodian – nurse

Parents/Guardians – Return to School Participants – To Be Determined




*This information is under constant review and subject to update at any time.