Morton Messenger

November 13, 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.

Weekly Update

Important Dates

Students will not report to their buildings during the week of Thanksgiving. Students will learn remotely on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th and will be off school the rest of the week. Teachers will assign asynchronous work for students on those two days, which means students will not have any set times they need to join a zoom class. Students will do the work on their own time. Teachers will be available to answer questions during regular school hours on November 23rd and 24th.

November 12-24

Book Fair

November 23-24

Asynchronous Remote Learning Days for All Students

November 25-27

No School - Thanksgiving Break

December 18

First Semester Ends

December 21-January 1

Winter Break

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

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

Meal Service

Free curbside community meals for all children between the ages of 1 - 18 will be available for pick up at the below listed sites from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 17 & Friday Nov. 20. Meals on Thanksgiving break will be available for pick up on 11/24.

  • Central Middle School- 12801 L Street
  • Millard North High School- 1010 South 144th Street
  • Millard South High School- 14905 Q Street
  • Millard West High School- 5710 South 176th Street

Tuesday 11/17 Pick Up Curbside Community Order Form- order cutoff time will be 5:00 pm on Monday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Friday 11/20 Pick Up Curbside Community Order Form- order cutoff time will be 5:00 pm on Thursday. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday 11/24 Pick Up Curbside Community Order Form- order cutoff time will be 5:00 pm Monday 11/23. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the dates of 11/11/25 thru 12/1

An individual submission must be submitted for each child requesting a meal. If you have any questions please call 402-715-1440.

Weekend Meal Kits for in school students can be pre ordered by Thursday 11/19 by 5:00 pm through the weekend meal kit order form. Students can pick up their meal kits at the end of the school day on Friday Nov. 20 as they exit the school building.

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TAGG replaces Hy-Vee's Cash 4 Students School Receipts Program

Hy-Vee stores in Papillion, Council Bluffs, Plattsmouth, Fremont and Omaha participate in TAGG to support schools year-round, therefore there they are no longer offering their "Cash 4 Students" school receipts program. This means you can support your school from any of the 17 participating locations instead of only the nearest location. No need to save your receipts and turn them in to your school anymore! Please follow directions on the flyer below to see how you can participate.
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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.

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Video: Nebraska Reading Improvement Act (English)
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Safe2Help is Here for You

If you or someone you know is in crisis, you may want to call a crisis line. For more information visit the Safe2Help website or call directly. Anonymous reporting is available.


Below is list of resources available in the community and their contact information:

Safe Schools Hotline: 1-888-809-4757

Boys Town Hotline: 1-800-228-3000

Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660

If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

MPS Assessment System

Please review the MPS student assessment system here.

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