"The Lion Dispatch"

April, 2020

Welcome April!

We have made it to April, yet this has been quite a learning curve as we try to understand and make meaning to our "new norm". Thank you to our educators, families, and students as we work together to continue to enrich our students' lives.


Thank you for taking the time to read our April edition of "The Lion Dispatch".


If you have any questions and/or need further clarification regarding information within this newsletter, please reach out to Dr. Amber Johnson, Director of Learning, at ajohnson@lpslions.org.

LOUISVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT ~

Vision Statement - Louisville Public School is a progressive district that engages a community of learners in collaboration towards excellence.


Mission Statement - Louisville Public School staff, families, and community are dedicated to the intellectual, emotional, physical growth, and safety of our students.

COVID-19 Update

Message sent to all LPS families from Superintendent, Mr. Andrew Farber, on April 2, 2020 -


Dear Louisville Families,


Following the order provided by Governor Ricketts, Louisville Public Schools will be closed through the end of May. At this time, that includes the entire facility including but not limited to: parking lots, the track, football field, basketball courts and both playgrounds. I recognize this is not the end of the 2019 - 2020 school year that we had all wanted, as we were hoping the curve would “flatten” and we could return to school in May. Looking at the current situation, more time and space is needed to protect our students, families, and the Louisville community.

Moving forward, our approach to remote learning will continue through the end of the school year. As a district, we understand this asks a lot of our students, parents and families as a whole. Please know we will continue to bring constant communication, grace and understanding to the process. LPS will continue to improve our approach to remote academics. Our goals as a district are simple. We want to do everything we can to connect our children with their teachers and classmates, as well as provide educational opportunities to our students.


In regards to graduation, the end of the school year and other important events, we will be in touch in the near future with more details. If possible, our intent is to provide our students with these valuable experiences within the guidelines provided by the Governor and Health Departments.


Louisville Public Schools teachers, students, parents, and administrators have amazed me with their creativity, connectivity to families and willingness to adapt to an unprecedented situation. I am certain our academic community will continue to grow and strengthen through this process.


On another note, I am also very thankful and impressed with our current approach to food delivery. With the help of volunteers and numerous donations from the community, we are providing weekly meal plans to several families.


As we progress through May and this situation continues, if your family needs food assistance, or you would like to donate either food or funds to assist in feeding our families, please contact Cindy Osterloh, (costerloh@lpslions.org​), ​Linda Allen, (lallen@lpslions.org​), ​or myself (afarber@lpslions.org).


As a district, we are here for you, and we will continue to connect with our students and families until we can all be together again in person.


Thank you,

Andrew Farber

Superintendent

Louisville Public Schools

2020 - 2021 LPS School Calendar

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2019-2020 LOUISVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL STAFF

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LOUISVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Mr. Andrew Farber - Superintendent

afarber@lpslions.org

402-234-3585


Dr. Amber Johnson - Director of Learning

ajohnson@lpslions.org

402-234-3585


Mr. Shane Mathis - Elementary Principal

smathis@lpslions.org

402-234-3585


Mr. Brett Schwartz - Secondary Principal

bschwartz@lpslions.org

402-234-3585


Mr. Clint Little - Activities Director

clittle@lpslions.org

402-234-3585


Mr. Nate Simons - Technology Director

nsimons@lpslions.org

402-234-3585

LOUISVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Cindy Osterloh

Kara Habrock

Ashley Christiansen

Andy Mixan

Jon Simon

John Winkler


*The board does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated groups*