Return To School FAQ's
NPPSD Returns to School, as scheduled, August 17th & 18th
As we plan to return to school this fall, we would like to assure you that we will follow all CDC, DHM, Federal, State, and Local guidelines. Our goal is to provide a healthy, safe, and supportive learning environment to all students, staff, and families we serve. We will air on the side of caution as we continue to mitigate these unchartered waters.
Class Schedules and Class Changes
|Students will receive their schedules at the end of July. We are currently allowing students to continue with classes over the summer to complete 4th term courses or recover credit. This will impact several students and provide flexibility for adjusting their schedules or placing them back into core classes not completed. There will be a timeline communicated to students:
1. Email students at the end of July that schedules are available and inform them that there were specific courses that won't be available for the 20-21 school year (due to limited staffing in specific departments)
2. Counselors will examine each student's schedule on the courses that won't be provided or courses that need to be entered due to incompletion of 4th term classes.
3. Scheduling changes can be made at any time, but counselors will be in the building to meet with students/make the necessary changes a week before school starts.
4. Students will have 2 weeks after school starts to make any changes needed until their schedule is finalized for the entire year.
5. Any further changes after the 3 week period will need administrative approval.
|At this time, we have no plans to test every student and staff for COVID-19. Families can reach out to the West Central District Health Department if they feel they need to be tested. The District Nursing Staff is currently working on a screening plan that is actionable, accurate, and timely.|
|If a school is closed for COVID-19, food services will provide meals for students while that school is closed. Details for meal pick-up will be announced as needs arise.|
|Our graduation team is hard at work ironing out the details for graduation. Keep up-to-date by visiting our graduation webpage @ Click Here|
|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. This being said, guidance will change continuously based on the medical professional recommendation. Currently, the WCHD district is in Phase 3, and individuals are encouraged to wear face coverings outside of his/her home. The district will provide masks and welcome families to provide their own as well. Remote learning will remain as an option if families are not comfortable sending students to a school based on the guidelines being provided. If this is a choice you would like to pursue, please contact your building administrator.|
|Our administrative team is hard at work, developing an orientation plan for students to be hosted before the return to school. They are mindful of all DHM and NDE requirements and will stay up to date on these as planning continues. Stay tuned as more for more information throughout the summer.|
|Yes, we are planning to have KidsKlub with some new regulations. Sign-up and procedures will look different as well.Enrollment will be limited and mega days will be on hold until January. Kids Klub will work with Principals and teachers to enroll students during the first two weeks of school. Kids Klub will begin on Mon. Aug. 31st. Connect with Kids Klub by calling 308-696-3360 or emailing Mrs. Lienemann firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Visit Connie in our newly developed Welcome Center; she will be able to assist with updating your information in the system or registering students to NPPS. The North Platte Public School District (NPPS) is excited that you have decided to join us. The NPPS Welcome Center has been developed to assist all future and current students and families with registration, enrollment, changes of contact information, as well as district-level question. The goal of our district is to ensure student success, at all levels, and to educate in a safe, caring, supportive learning environment.
Who Should Visit: Anyone who wishes to register for Pre-Kindergarten - 12th grade, Anyone who has questions about registration or enrollment, or Anyone seeking more information about any NPPS campus.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment
Contact Information: Phone - (308) 696-3310, Fax - (308) 252-1043, Email - email@example.com
Location: 301 West F Street, North Platte, Nebraska, 69101
|In the case, a school closes due to a case of COVID-19, we are planning to have a hybrid learning option available that includes online and learning packets. These will vary by grade level and will be communicated to families by the teacher and building administration. Remote learning will remain as an option if families are not comfortable sending students to a school based on the guidelines being provided. If this is a choice you would like to pursue, please contact your building administrator.|
|As for socialization during school hours, we will follow the guidelines that are set by our governing agencies. Keeping this in mind, our district is aware of the benefits to students, staff, and peers that in-person interaction provides. We will do everything we can to allow in-person interaction throughout the school day. Note, we will always err on the side of caution when it comes to the safety, health, and well-being of our students, staff, and the families we serve. This will require changes to our traditional learning environments. Please tune in to our Sunday Spotlights as this conversation will continue to evolve throughout our planning process.|
|At this time ALL volunteer activity is suspended on all campuses. This includes, but is not limited to, TEAMMATES, RSVP, and Grandparent programs.|
|Physicals ~ Pre-participantion physicals are needed only for INCOMING 7th and 9th grade students. Cheer and dance are included in the activities needing a physical.
Health Requirments ~ Nebraska state law requirements for entrance into: Kindergarten includes a physical exam, an eye exam from an eye doctor, and updated immunizations. Kindergarten exams must be within 6 months of entrance into school. 7th-grade requirements include a physical and updated immunizations including a Tdap shot. This is a requirement for all 7th-grade students, regardless of sports activities. Exams and immunizations should be completed prior to the first day of school. Please don't wait until the last minute to schedule your appointment- Doctors offices fill up quickly in August- even with the current Covid-19 concern, this is an essential time and opportunity to talk with your provider about your child's health. No te olvides de los requisitos de salud de tu escuela. Requisitos de la ley estatal de Nebraska para ingresar a: Kindergarten incluye un examen físico, un examen de la vista de un oculista y vacunas actualizadas. Los exámenes de jardín de infantes deben realizarse dentro de los 6 meses posteriores al ingreso a la escuela. Los requisitos de séptimo grado incluyen vacunas físicas y actualizadas, incluida una vacuna Tdap. Este es un requisito para todos los estudiantes de 7º grado, independientemente de las actividades deportivas. Los exámenes e inmunizaciones deben completarse antes del primer día de clases. No espere hasta el último minuto para programar su cita (los consultorios médicos se llenan rápidamente en agosto), incluso con la preocupación actual de Covid-19, este es un momento y una oportunidad esenciales para hablar con su proveedor sobre la salud de su hijo.