Buffett Bulletin

October 6, 2021

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Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences are coming up on Oct. 13 and 14.


Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 4:00-7:00 will be reserved for families requiring a remote conference option.

  • Virtual conference spots will be on a first come, first serve basis.


Thursday, Oct. 14, from 11:30-7:00 will be for families to attend conferences in-person.


You should have received two notices to sign up for a conference time. If you haven't, please reach out to your student's homeroom teacher.


Even though you are signing up with your student's homeroom teacher, you will be able to talk to ANY teacher you desire. All teachers are available.


You can use ths link below to access any SignUP.com form you need. Remember to ONLY sign up on your student's homeroom teacher's form.

What to Expect at Student Led Conference

Teacher Locations for Conferences

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Quarter Ends on Friday!

Reminder that the 1st Quarter ends on Friday, October 8th. This means a new Quarter and new Quarter classes will start on Monday, October 11th. Please have your Bobcat review their Q2 schedules so they know where their new classes are located.


Schedules are located in Infinite Campus.

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Picture Retake Day is Coming Soon!

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From Nurse Boyer

Dear 6th grade parents,


In 2016 the Board of Education of the Omaha Public Schools District approved updated curriculum standards for the Human Growth and Development for grades 4th-8th and 10th. This permission form is used to inform and gain signed opt in/opt out of parent/guardian of the elementary curriculum (6th grade) which is taught by the school nurse. Boys and girls will be in separate classes for instruction. Please note: parents/guardians may opt out of certain lessons and are asked to indicate on the permission portion in the questions below. Check "yes" for any and/or all lessons you would like your child to participate; and /or, check "no" for any/or all lessons you would not like your child to participate. A parent/guardian should complete this form and include their email address and phone number for verification.

This form must be completed for your student to participate. NO FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 8TH.


6A will be taught October 12 &13th.
6B will be taught October 19 &20th.

If you have any questions about the lessons, please contact the Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School nurse at 531-299-2321 or at tara.boyer@ops.org.

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Technology Information and Tips

YouTube

YouTube is blocked by the OPS filtering system, Securly. Students should not be accessing YouTube unless through school approved applications as directed by teachers.


Some students have found a loophole in the system and are accessing YouTube for non-school purposes. Our district Information Management Systems department is aware of the loophole. At school, there are procedures and routines in place to mitigate its usage along with consequences for not complying to the student Technology Usage Agreement.


We would appreciate your support in communicating your knowledge of this information to your student and encouraging them to remain on classroom content at school.

iPad Chargers

Please check with your student and ensure they have and are using their OPS provided iPad charger. Most non-Apple charging bricks do not have the power necessary to charge the student's iPad. Some can actually do the opposite and drain the battery or damage it.


If you find you need to purchase a new charging brick or brick and cable, they can be purchased at the main office. A full charger is $38 or $19 each if you just need a brick or just need a cable.


Arriving to school with a FULLY charged iPad will set your student up for a more successful day. Make this a part of your nightly routine!

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High Five Highlight

Buffett Middle School adopted five core values four years ago that we live and breathe every day at school. These values are called the Buffett High Five. They are Be Kind, Be Hardworking, Be Safe, Be Trustworthy, and Be Your Best.


This section of the bulletin will highlight one story featuring Buffett Bobcats staying true to these values.

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Buffett's Dynamic Duo

If you walk through the halls at Buffett there's a good chance you will see one of these two students actively involved in something at our school. Whether it's recording news segments for BBTV, spraying hand sanitizer for students entering the bus loop, leading a leadership group in NJHS, or announcing the players at a volleyball game, Maurice and Katie do it all!


Recently, this dynamic duo was asked to be a part of introducing Omaha Public School's new website! This new state-of-the-art site comes as a direct result of the OPS Strategic Plan of Action Powered by Foresight. With nearly five million page views between Aug. 1, 2020, and Aug. 1, 2021, the district knows the website is a major source of information for students, families and staff.


The new website offers:

  • quick access to our most popular pages with important information
  • a cleaner, more intuitive design and navigation
  • automatic translations in many of the district’s most represented languages
  • pages that display effectively and efficiently on mobile devices
  • AND a video of Maurice and Katie!


Maurice and Katie are the epitome of what it means to Be Trustworthy and Hardworking at school. We are so proud of them!


Check out their video below!

Website tour of the new OPS.org
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Code of Conduct: PAC Room

Access the Code of Conduct here


Buffett has two PAC room facilitators, Ms. Kennedy (5/6) and Ms. Sarnowski (7/8)


The PAC facilitator will keep parents informed by calling home every time a student visits the PAC room. In addition, the staff member will review and reteach the Life Skill expectations that were not met by the student. Follow-up with chronic offenders may include:

• a parent conference scheduled with the student’s administrator

• restricted participation in certain team or school activities

• extended PAC time • in-school suspension (ISS)

• suspension after school (SAS)

• suspension from school


Students who are assigned to the PAC room will not be able to attend after school activities and athletic competitions.

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I Love Public Schools Fundraiser

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Student Announcements

School-wide Word of the Week

We continue to focus on a word of the week.


The word of the week this week is CITE which means to make reference to and/or quote.

Fermi Math League Meeting


Fermi Math League teams are meeting next Monday, October 18th in B119 from 3:10-4:10 with Mrs. Howe. Please remember to sign up for the late bus if you are a bus rider.

National History Day

National History Day students, we are meeting in Mr. Becker's room, C219, on Monday October 18th.

Spectator Sign-ups


Home Game Sign Ups for the Week of October 18th is on October 11th 7:40 AM – 3:30 PM. Please up if you want to attend the home games!

Artsy Afternoons presents... Happy Birthday, Bob!

Join the Buffett Art Teachers as we celebrate the birth and life of Bob Ross! We will meet in Ms. Gotch's Room (B110) from 3:15-4:30 on 10/29/21. We will learn about Bob Ross, have games, activities, and a few fun birthday surprises! Please fill out the attached Form to RSVP to this fun event! Space is limited to the first 25 applicants, so sign up today!
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Upcoming Events

Cross Country City Finals @ Bryan Middle School

Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 3:30pm

8210 South 42nd Street

Bellevue, NE

Volleyball Match @ Buffett

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Varsity Football @ Northwest

Friday, Oct. 8th, 3:30pm

8204 Crown Point Avenue

Omaha, NE

2nd Quarter Begins

Monday, Oct. 11th, 7am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Varsity Volleyball Semi-finals

Monday, Oct. 11th, 3:30pm

TBD

Lower seed @ Higher Seed

Varsity Volleyball City Finals

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 3:30pm

TBD

TBD - game will be played at the higher seed school

JV Football Game

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 3:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. King @ Buffett

Student-Led Conferences (Virtual Only)

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 4-7pm

Virtual

Student-Led Conferences (In-Person Only)

Thursday, Oct. 14th, 11:30am-7pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

*No school for students

No School

Friday, Oct. 15th, 7am-4:30pm

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

Evacuation Drill

Tuesday, Oct. 19th, 9am

TBD

Time and details TBD

Picture Retakes

Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 7:30-11am

14101 Larimore Avenue

Omaha, NE

In the morning

Girls Swim Meet

Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 3:30-5pm

6143 Whitmore Street

Omaha, NE

Buffett vs. Norris @ Hale
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