Standing Bear News

August 14, 2020

Message from the Principal

Greetings Standing Bear!

We are very excited to welcome kids into our virtual classrooms on Tuesday, August 18th! This is a new process for all of us and we need to work together to ensure students get the very best we can give them during this time. Teachers have been working very hard for weeks on learning to navigate this virtual environment. It is important that we all remember this is unprecedented times and to understand that we are relying on technology as our main platform, which can bring its own challenges. We are fortunate to have access to personal iPads, online curriculum, and various other supporting apps at our finger tips. It is a new experience, but together we will make this a positive learning experience for our cubs.

It is critically important that we ensure students are actively engaged in learning, even when we use the remote instructional model. As we look toward a return to in-person learning when possible, daily participation now will ensure students are on track and prepared for the full day of instruction at school. We understand no solution is ideal and there are specific challenges a family may face to attend daily classes remotely. We will work together to support each Standing Bear student.

This newsletter contain multiple links to assist you with technology. However, if you have any questions please reach out to us here at school.

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” –Walt Disney

Student and Family information packets- If you have not already, you can drop off your updated information packet to the main office or you can email it to

Stay positive, patient and flexible!


Bridget O'Melia

iPad Resources

Intro to iPad
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Links for Parents

Notes from the nurse (for Kindergarten or Out of State Transfer Students)

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services requires your child have proof of immunizations and a physical (completed after 3-1-20) on file at school. Your child may not start school without these records (even though we are remote)

Return all copies of health information to the Health Office prior to the start of the school year OR have your health care provider fax records to school – Attention: School Nurse

Standing Bear Fax Number: 402-827-7101

******* Below is the Kindergarten Health Checklist

Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars!

Below is the most current list of upcoming events through the end of the school year. It may change as additional events come up, please refer back to this list on a regular basis.


18th: Remote Learning will start for Kindergarten-4th Grade

19th: Early Childhood/Head Start will have supply pick up during regular school hours

21st: Remote Learning will start for Early Childhood


7th: No School (Labor Day)

PTO information


Parent Portal: Below are instructions to access the parent portal and create an account. If you are interested in signing up, please contact the main office for your personal code.

Important Information from Standing Bear

Building Security

For the safety and security of our students and this building, we will not be allowing visitors into the building at this time.

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. Also, we typically have student "Ambassadors" to assist with opening your car doors for easy drop off. This is currently on hold until further notice.

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

Due to COVID-19, we will not allow any outside items brought nto the building. We will continue to highlight students and have them feel special on this day!

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).