Buffett Bulletin

December 9, 2020

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Last Call for School Work!

The last day to turn in missing school work is Friday, December 11th. Teachers will finalize the report card grades for the first semester. Please contact specific teachers if you have any questions!
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December Students of Distinction!

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Remote Learning January 5th-January 14th!

Omaha Public Schools will begin the second semester of the 2020-21 school year with a phased return to in-person learning. Staff will teach from their classroom and students will start the semester using their district-provided device from home as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 5.


  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021: All students begin with remote instruction following the normal bell schedule. JP Lord School and the Zoo Academy return in-person five days a week.
  • Monday, Jan. 11, 2021: K-12 ACP, Transition, Elementary BSP, Early Childhood Special Education, Homebased/Homebound and Hearing Impaired classrooms return in-person five days a week.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021: All students return in-person following the Family 3/2 Model attendance calendar. Gateway to College, OPS/UNO Middle College Program, Parrish, and the Student Success Program return in person five days a week.


The Remote Learning Program will remain an option for students who wish to continue learning full-time from home during the second semester.


Students waiting to phase into school will follow the adjusted bell schedule for remote learning. This is the same bell schedule followed at the start of the first quarter. Click here to see the bell schedule. There is no school on Jan. 4th or Jan. 15th for teacher work/professional development days. Have a great Winter Break!

Second Semester School Plans

Second Semester Attendance

As we return to in-person learning in phases after Winter Break, families can plan for their student to continue attending school the same way they did before break (in-person or through the remote learning program). Need to switch your student’s plan? Contact their school directly after Winter Break to request a change. Call Buffett at (531) 299-2320

See our updated calendar with yellow and blue in-person attendance days marked for second semester here.

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Before You Start 2nd Semester

Here are somethings to plan for as we look forward into the second semester:
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iPad and Teams Tips for Second Semester

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Winter Break Meals2Go Distribution

Sites: Bancroft, Belle Ryan, Belvedere, Benson, Beveridge, Bryan Middle, Central Park, Dodge, Florence, Gateway, Gomez, Hale, Indian Hill, Marrs, Norris, Sherman, Skinner, South, Sunny Slope, Wakonda

Dates:
Monday, Dec. 14 - Breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday, Dec. 16 - Breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Monday, Dec. 21 - Breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday, Dec. 23 - Breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Monday, Dec. 28 - Breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday, Dec. 30 - Breakfast and lunch for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Meal Distribution Times: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Nutrition Services Staff Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Emergency Drills

Though our school environment has changed, Buffett continues to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff by practicing emergency drills (fire, tornado, and lockdown) in case a real emergency should arise. Emergency drills are done throughout the year and all health guidelines are followed as we keep the health and safety of all students and staff at the forefront.

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STEM Fundraiser Prizes!

Prizes are in! Congratulations to all students who sent emails to raise enough money to earn prizes. Prizes have been delivered to Block 1/2 teachers. Students will receive their prize(s) during Block 1/2 on their Family 3:2 in-person learning days.

Remote students can pick up prizes at school. Prizes will be taking to the student or parents at the front door.

Thank you to our families and community for their support. Buffett is grateful.

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Nominate a Buffett Teacher Today!

We are so lucky to have many great educators at Buffett Middle School! The Alice Buffett Outstanding Award nominations are now open. You can recognize one or more teachers by completing a nomination form by January 15th. Click here for more information!
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Plans for Winter Break?

We have some ideas on how you can keep the learning going! Click here or see below!
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Scholastic Picture Retakes

Buffett is offering picture retakes for students that missed the original date or who would like to try again!


The dates for the retakes are: January 26th for A-K students and January 28th for L-Z students. Fully remote students can come either day. Call before you come to school for specific retake times.

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New Attendance Information

Did you know that you can now email your child's attendance instead of calling the attendance number? If your child is going to be absent, send an email to buffettattendance@ops.org or call 531-299-2328.


Friendly Reminders:

  • if your student is attending "in-person" and you choose not to send them to school on their "in-person" day, they will be marked absent for the day even if you have them do remote learning for the day
  • if they are supposed to be "in-person" they need to be here "in-person" on their correct days unless they are sick, or you call them out for a different reason
  • if you decide to move your student to "remote learning" you will need to contact the Buffett School Office at 531-299-2320
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20-21 Yearbook Orders

The yearbook cost is $35.00 before Holiday Break and then $40 after. We would love to see more 8th grade Ads purchased. Please purchase both of these online at https://yearbookforever.com/schools/alice_buffett_magnet_middle_school_buy_yearbook_424/


We will be previewing parts of the yearbook in the next few weeks. Follow us on Twitter at @YearbookBuffett for previews and requests for photos.


Photos can be uploaded to our server with the Yearbook Snap app. Find our school and use the password yearbook2021 so we can have more photos of our remote Bobcats. 🙂

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Need Help this Holiday Season?

There are a list of resources for families looking for assistance this holiday season in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties. Call 2-1-1 to get connected and get help or visit www.ne211.org for a full list of Holiday programs.
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Upcoming Events

Winter Recess

Monday, Dec. 14th, 7:30am to Monday, Jan. 4th 2021 at 3pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Teacher Planning/Prep Day: No school

Monday, Jan. 4th 2021 at 7am-4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Remote Learning for All Students

Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2021 at 7am to Monday, Jan. 18th 2021 at 4pm

This is an online event.

Buffett's Open House

Thursday, Jan. 14th 2021 at 6-7:30pm

This is an online event.

January 15: No School, Professional Development Day

Friday, Jan. 15th 2021 at 7am-4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Martin Luther King Day: No School

Monday, Jan. 18th 2021 at 7am-4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Picture Retakes for A-K Students

Tuesday, Jan. 26th 2021 at 8am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Picture Retakes for L-Z Students

Thursday, Jan. 28th 2021 at 8am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Presidents' Day: No School

Monday, Feb. 15th 2021 at 7am-4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Remote Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Feb. 24th 2021 at 4pm to Thursday, Feb. 25th 2021 at 7pm

This is an online event.

Spring Break: No School

Monday, March 8th 2021 at 7am to Friday, March 12th 2021 at 4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Professional Development Day: No School

Friday, April 2nd 2021 at 7am-4pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE