NPPS Communications Update

Tina Smith ~ September 11 , 2020

For Internal Use Only

The goal of this publication is to communicate district-level initiatives with you.

We ask that this only be shared with district employees as you see fit.

Enjoy your weekend ~

All I can say is EVERCHANGING doesn't even begin to describe the past few days...


I know this has been a tough few days for many of us. Please remember we are in this together, and Grace will get us through!



Happy Friday ~ Tina

A Glimpse From This Week

Hot Topics~


  • NPPS continues to be in the orange status for our plans and playbooks.
  • Social distancing, Face-Covering, and Hygiene remain vital to keeping our schools open.
  • We are working with WCDHD on each COVID case presented to our schools.
  • Prepare for Secretaries Website Training on 9-14-20.
  • Media, media, media~ I will continue to visit schools and share stories about our students and showcase the fantastic opportunities at NPPS!
  • Sunday Spotlight Early Edition - Eisenhower Elementary Students
  • Student records can be found in IC under the Cumulative File tab (see below for instructions).
  • Word of the Day by Merriam-Webster, scroll to the bottom to check it out.
  • I Love Public Schools announces events for this year.
  • Encourage families and staff to download and use a COVID-19 self-check app, such as the 1-Check COVID App.


Happy September ~ Thank you, you are valued and appreciated!

Secretaries Website Training - 9-14-20

During the September 14th meeting, we will cover several tips on how to function on the website. Please make sure your secretary has access to the website and is able to log in, prior to the meeting.

I would like to thank Lincoln, Jefferson, and Cody Elementary Schools for allowing me to stop in and visit you this week. You, your teachers, staff, and students are doing an amazing job! I look forward to visiting more schools in the coming weeks. :)

Welcome Center

As you know and have seen the Welcome Center is up and running. We have found this space to be the hub of student enrollment.

A big thank you goes to each of you for your support, input, and collaboration.


Information can be found on our website by clicking here Welcome Center.


Who Should Visit: Anyone who wishes to register for Pre-Kindergarten - 12th grade, Anyone who has questions about registration or enrollment, or Anyone seeking more information about any NPPS campus.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment

Contact Information: Phone - (308) 696-3310, Fax - (308) 252-1043, Email - welcomecenter@nppsd.org

Location: 301 West F Street, North Platte, Nebraska, 69101

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Sunday Spotlight - Early Edition

Sunday Spotlight - Eisenhower Newspaper Crew - September 13, 2020

Harnessing Emotions

Learn how one rural school’s approach to mental wellness and behavioral health makes a meaningful difference in the lives of students and families.

Feel the Love Fridays

Starting in September, we’re bringing back Feel the Love Fridays in a new way. On the first Friday of the month, encourage your community to share your unique school spirit with us. Wear your gear, find an inspiring way to tell your story, and share with us using #ilovepublicschools.