Standing Bear News

National Blue Ribbon School, 2020

January 6, 2022

Message from the Principal

Greetings Standing Bear Families,

I hope everyone had a relaxing break. We are glad to get students back to school and continue with our learning. I can't believe that half the year is already past us. As we move forward, please continue to be cautious with wearing masks, hand washing and social distancing when possible. We will continue to follow all health and safety guidelines.

Be sure to always take a moment to read through the PTO section of this newsletter. You don't want to miss any important information.

  • Standing Bear Yearbook Preorders open in Membership Toolkit through April 11, 2022. All orders need to be placed through Membership Toolkit.

Stay positive, patient and flexible!


Bridget O'Melia

Lost Car Seat Arm Cover?

Lost in parking lot lane on January 6th (arm cover for carseat)

Contact the main office if you are missing this item.


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Standing Bear Holiday Program

Winter Program 2021 PM 1

Kindergarten Roundup Information

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open. To be eligible, your child must turn 5 years old on or before July 31, 2022. Enrollments will be completed online. Students must reside in the Omaha Public Schools attendance area. If you have questions or need assistance with your registration, please call (531) 299-0302 or email

School Choice
All students are placed into their home attendance school. This is the only enrollment we can offer at this time. You can find that school by reviewing the Find My School tool and entering your address.

Online Enrollment
Students who are first in their family to attend Omaha Public Schools can submit an application for online enrollment. Families who have an older sibling who has attended Omaha Public Schools can submit an application through the Parent Portal.

2022-23 Kindergarten Roundup

Standing Bear January 20, 2022 5:00pm

Cub Highlights

Congratulations to Sophie Quintero Figuero for completing the entire series for Lexia.

She is a Lexia Superstar!

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Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars!


11th- PTO Meeting (virtual only)

11th- Standing Bear Vaccine Clinics (5:00pm-7:00pm) Additional information located below.

17th- NO School (Martin Luther King Day)

25th- 4pm to 8pm Chipotle Fundraising Night-In person and pickup orders with flyer or the promo code on the attached flyer will count towards our fundraiser.

28th- Yearbook Cover Art Contest- entries due to teachers

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Standing Bear Vaccine Clinics

In our efforts with the Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible individuals 5 years and older, your school has been chosen as a site for the community.

  • Pfizer vaccines for 5–11-year-old (pediatric dose) and the Pfizer vaccines for 12 and older will be available
  • Pfizer vaccine for pediatric and adult are administered 3 weeks apart
  • Minors, 5 thru 18 years of age, must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to be vaccinated
  • No appointment is necessary
  • Clinic dates for vaccine #1
    • Tuesday, January 11
    • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Clinic dates for vaccine #2
    • Second dose will be administered three weeks apart at the same location and time
    • Tuesday, February 1
    • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Sites will be open to the public and advertised on the DCHD website

Notes from the School Nurse

If your child is receiving a Covid vaccination, please bring in documentation of the date received to the health office so we can up date immunization records.

Positive Tests- If your child receives a positive test at any time please inform us.

Health & Safety

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Health and safety remain our priority. To assist us with our effort in keeping students, staff and families safe, we are asking you to conduct a daily health screening on your child(ren) every day prior to sending them to school.

Please assess and/or ask your child(ren) the following screening questions before sending them to school.

Does your child have one of the following?

  • New cough

  • New onset of shortness of breath

  • New loss of taste or smell

Does your child have two or more of the following?

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater

  • Chills

  • Muscle aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

If you answer yes to the above questions, please do not send your child to school. Instead:

• Notify the school of your child's absence

  • Contact your child's health care provider to see if your child needs to be tested

  • Contact the school for further guidance

For information on testing sites, contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444- 3400 or

For information on COVID-19 vaccine sites please contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444-3400 or


Anyone 12 years of age are older is eligible to be vaccinated. Minors, 12 thru 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult/guardian to be vaccinated.

PTO Information

Yearbook Info-

Preorders open in Membership Toolkit through April 11, 2022- Parents and Staff Pricing available. All orders need to be placed through Membership Toolkit.

Cover Art Contest- entries due to teachers by January 28th.

Chipotle Fundraising Night-

January 25, 4pm to 8pm. In person and pickup orders with flyer or the promo code on the attached flyer will count towards our fundraiser.

Membership Toolkit

Enroll in the Membership Toolkit- you will have access to all online forms set up for you to review and complete as needed. You will find forms for Membership, Donations, Volunteer opportunities and more.

Questions? - Please don't hesitate to contact us at

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Parent Links & Attachments

District Transportation Information

Parents should sign up for the Here Comes the Bus App as a way to keep in communication with pick up and drop off information.

Below is information to assist you with setting this up.

Important Information from Standing Bear

Building Security

For the safety and security of our students and this building, we are asking that any parent visitor make an appointment prior to entering the building. We will continue to limit outside visitors due to Health & Safety Protocols.

Drop Off Zone

We ask that you please continue to pull all the way down to the second crosswalk if possible (by main front doors). We can then unload around 10 vehicles rather than 5.

We currently have a school staff member assisting your child to breakfast or the classroom at the main doorway for all student’s morning arrival. REMINDER: School doors don’t open until 8:35 AM for classroom entrance and breakfast opening hours.

We ask again not arrive for end of school day pick-up until 3:55pm due to traffic flow congestion issues we’re currently experiencing due to early arrivals.

Please be attentive and cognizant of all school crossing guard officials and adhere to their requests during student morning drop-off and pick-up times. Our goal is to ensure your child’s overall safety.

School Messenger

We will be using the School Messenger (Robo call or email) to communicate this year. Please make sure to contact the office if you need to update your contact information.

Birthday Celebrations

We ask that only non-food items be brought for birthday celebrations.

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).