October 6, 2021
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
Pick up your student's report card in the commons.
Head to your student's team area. Sit down at a table. Your student will present their progress to you.
Visit with Teachers
Teachers are available in the team areas, library, and in the commons to speak with you.
Teacher Locations for Conferences
Team Core Content Teachers
In team areas
(including World Languages)
You can go to the main office so they can direct you to the counseling offices.
Magnet Classes & Cooperative Arts (Quarter Classes)
In the library
Quarter Ends on Friday!
Schedules are located in Infinite Campus.
Picture Retake Day is Coming Soon!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technology Information and Tips
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.
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!
High Five Highlight
This section of the bulletin will highlight one story featuring Buffett Bobcats staying true to these values.
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!
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.
I Love Public Schools Fundraiser
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.