Morton Messenger

September 25, 2020

Mission Statement

The mission of J. Sterling Morton Elementary School, whose culture unites families, guarantees all students develop the academic skills and character traits necessary for personal excellence and responsible citizenship through high-quality, innovative, engaging experiences in a challenging and nurturing environment.
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Weekly Update

Picture Day

Picture day is approaching quickly. In person learners will have their pictures taken on September 29. There will not be paper orders this year due to COVID 19. Please utilize the link below to order pictures. You will also need the school order code listed below.


https://inter-state.com/MySchoolCode


School Order Code: 50931N


Nebraska Reading Improvement Act

Teachers will communicate assessment results in the coming weeks. Please click the link here to learn more about the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act.


Link - Resources for Families


Parent Teacher Conferences

All parent teacher conferences will be held via Zoom this year. Teachers will reach out to families to schedule conferences in the coming weeks.


Thursday, October 8th, 2020 (4:15-8:15 p.m.)

Monday, October 12th, 2020 (4:15-8:15 p.m.)

Thursday, October 15th, 2020 (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)


Concurrent Remote Learning

We appreciate your continued support throughout concurrent remote learning. If you wish to change your child's enrollment status to in person learning, please don't hesitate to contact our office 715-1290. Please refer to the MPS Concurrent Remote Learner Plan here.


Teacher Work Days: Our teachers have stepped up to doing something they’ve never done before, essentially teaching in two places at once. We are going to set aside three days from now through January to help our teachers create the best possible learning environment for your students. To give our teachers the time to plan, there will be no school for students on the following days:

  • September 25th
  • November 3rd
  • January 4th
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NEW Millard Public Schools COVID 19 Website

This new website tracks positive cases across our districts while also providing all resources related to our COVID 19 planning.

Video: Nebraska Reading Improvement Act (English)
MPS Assessment System

Please review the MPS student assessment system here.

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Important Dates

Calendar Update


September 29 - Picture Day


October 13 - End of 1st Quarter


Fall Break - No school - October 14 - 16


October 8, 12, 15 - Parent Teacher Conferences


November 10th - Picture Re-Take


November 10th - Remote Learner Picture Day


Teacher Work Days: There will be no school for students on the following days:

  • September 25th
  • November 3rd
  • January 4th
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