NEU Field Club Newsletter

December 2021

A message from Mrs. Griger

Hello, NEU Field Club Families!


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break with their friends and loved ones. The period of time between Thanksgiving and Winter Break always seems so brief. We have just two short weeks before our winter break commences. During these two weeks our students will be working hard to stay focused on their academic progression. To maintain a rigorous learning environment that is full of engaging lessons, we will work hard to minimize disruptions to the learning as much as possible.


One interruption to the instructional environment that we are very excited for is our first music concert since prior to the pandemic! Our odd grades: first, third and fifth, will perform on December 16th at 9:30 and 2:30 in the gym. The afternoon show will be the same as the morning show. Family members are invited to this event and masks will be required.


With the holidays approaching, it is important to maintain a routine and schedule at home as well. Children thrive on consistency and routine. I encourage families to focus on set bedtime routines, reading activities as well as family time. This will help prepare each student to be successful throughout the school day.


As the "season of inclement weather" is here, we will be sure to send iPads home nightly. Please be sure to send the iPad back to school each day, fully charged.


With the cold weather approaching soon, although this week's weather didn't feel like it, it is also important to have students dress for the cold weather. If the real feel temperature is above 20 degrees, students will be going outside for recess. Recess periods last 15 minutes and may be shortened if necessary. When the conditions are unsafe outside (ice, heavy snow, or temperatures below 20 degrees) indoor recess will be held.


If your child is in need of a winter coat, hat, gloves or a scarf, please reach out to Cari Kenney. She can assist with gathering the outdoor gear.


As always, reach out with any questions or concerns. The staff at Field Club appreciate your support and partnership!


With NEU Pride,

Mrs. Griger

Save the Date

Winter Concert for Grades 1, 3, & 5

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Time: 9:30 and 2:30 (Shows are the same)


*Spring Concert will be for our kindergarten, second, and fourth graders.

Date: Thursday, May 19

Time: 9:30 am & 2:30 pm (Shows are the same)

Elementary School Menu - December

Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award

Is there an Omaha Public Schools teacher who deserves recognition for going above and beyond? Celebrate their excellence and nominate them for the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award by nominating here: https://bit.ly/3cIGxji
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Interested in Part Time work at Field Club?

Dear Omaha Public Schools Community,


As Nebraska’s largest school district, we are stronger because of our 9,000 staff members. Our team arrives each day ready to serve the students of Omaha. We can all be proud of our focus on health and safety, academics and the well-being of students and staff. Still, we know this year’s normal looks nothing like what we’ve known before.


We’ve all seen news about shortages and disruptions affecting businesses across our country. We know those impacts can be seen and felt in Omaha and in our school district. Our Operations and Human Resources teams have been relentlessly focused on planning ahead, strategically staying ahead of disruptions and creatively recruiting the best candidates to work with our young people.


We’re writing to ask for your assistance – in lending your talent to our district. We need you. If you have five, 10, 15 or 20 hours a week we want you join our concierge team. This team is paid and stands ready to assist with numerous non-instructional responsibilities. As a team member you have the opportunity support many schools as needed or maintain a relationship with one school in your neighborhood. The role could include any of the following:


• Lunch Time Partner: Overseeing and providing support to students during the lunchtime hour.

• Classroom Partner: Assisting the teacher with necessary tasks in the classroom.

• Bus Aide Partner: Assisting our transportation staff by supporting our students.

• School Pride Partner: Assisting the school leadership team with special projects that foster pride and student success.


If you are interested in the opportunity to be part of this team, please click on the link below to learn more and apply. Thank you for your support. Because of you, our district has been a local and national leader throughout these challenging times. With you, we know that will continue.


With gratitude,

Cheryl Logan, Ed.D.

Superintendent

Omaha Public Schools

Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 3: Coffee with the Principal @ 9:15

Thursday, December 16: Winter Concert (Grades 1, 3 & 5) 9:30 and 2:30

Monday, December 20 - Tuesday, January 4: Winter Break - NO CLASSES

Wednesday, January 5: Third Quarter Begins

Friday, January 7: Coffee with the Principal @ 9:15

Attendance - Every Minute Counts!

The Omaha Public Schools strongly believes that daily attendance is critical to academic achievement as well as social and emotional well-being. We expect every student to attend school and classes on time and every day.


Parents/Guardians are encouraged to call their child's school (School Secretary and/or Attendance Secretary) as soon as they are aware their child will be absent.

See OPS Attendance Policy 5008: Click here


If your child has an appointment, please be sure to get a note from the Dr. and bring it to the school secretary's so it can be documented. Also, if the appointment is in the morning, please bring your student back for the remainder of the day...every minute counts! See the chart below.


If you need assistance with attendance issues, please contact your child's building administrator, School Support Liaison, School Counselor or School Social Worker.


In accordance to the Nebraska State Statute 79-209, click here, the Omaha Public Schools District has in place an attendance policy that supports the encouragement of daily attendance while providing supports and resources to students and families.

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COVID Daily Screenings

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

  • Get your child tested for COVID-19

  • Do not send your child to school until they have a negative test result or have been

    cleared by their health care provider


For information on testing sites, contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444- 3400 or https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/773-where-to-get-tested


For information on COVID-19 vaccine sites please contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444-3400 or https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/812- where-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine


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.

Important NEU Field Club Notes & News

Face Coverings

Health and safety is our priority. To protect students, staff and families, our district updated face covering requirements for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Students, staff and visitors must wear a face covering while inside our school. We care about our students, and we can work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our school will have face coverings available for those who need them.


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.


School Messenger

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


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Accounts

Did you know the fastest way to keep your child's information current and to check on current grades (for grades 3-5) is to have a Campus Parent Portal account? Call the office to get your code and set this up today!


School Lunches

Effective for School Year 2021-22, Omaha Public Schools will serve meals at no charge to enrolled students. We encourage families to complete a meal application for Free or Reduced-price school meals. This information may be valuable for P-EBT, the carryover of meal benefits for school year 2022-23, and other educational benefits. The 2021-22 meal application is available online at SchoolCafe.com and a copy was in your child's back to school folder.A completed application is not required for enrolled students to receive meals at no cost for SY2021-22.

If there are any questions, please contact the Nutrition Services Office at 531-299-0230.

Field Club Website and Calendar

Be sure to check out our updated webpage with a page dedicated to parents. This page includes a calendar as well as more detailed information about upcoming events. https://fieldclub.ops.org/

Revised Cycle Day Calendar

Please see below for the revised cycle day calendar.