Standing Bear News

National Blue Ribbon School, 2020

October 2, 2020

Message from the Principal

Greetings Standing Bear,

We are excited to welcome students back in person next week! See the school start dates below:

  • ALL students will login each day at 8:50am for attendance and classroom information (Remote and 3/2 at-home students) and follow the school schedule.

  • Family 3/2 students will be at school next week following the below schedule (if you are not at school, you still login each morning and complete the On-Demand lessons)

Monday, October 5, 2020, Students with Last Names beginning with A-K

Tuesday October 6, 2020, Students with Last Names beginning with A-K

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, Students with last names beginning with A-K

Thursday, October 8, 2020, Students with last names students L-Z

Friday, October 9, 2020, Students with last names beginning with L-Z

All students, remote and 3/2 model will be attending classes every day either in-person or virtually. ALL students will attend the morning meeting at 8:50am.

Kindergarten: I apologize that we will not be allowing parents to walk kindergarten students to their classrooms this year. However, the teachers will be sending out videos and pictures for you to see the classroom.

  • Please send your child to school with the attached name tag below or make a similar name tag on paper (Child's Name and Teacher's Name) This is for Kindergarten students or any younger students parents feel might need one. See example below and a printable version.

If you have any questions or need information not found in this newsletter, I encourage you to call the school at 531-299-2140.

Stay positive, patient and flexible!


Bridget O'Melia

Before School Each Day!

We encourage families to self-check for symptoms of COVID-19 each morning before leaving for school. If anyone in your home is sick, your student must stay home. Face coverings, social distancing, frequent handwashing or use of hand sanitizer and our enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures support a safe and healthy space to learn for students and staff.
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Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars!


1st-2nd: No school for Elementary Students

5th- First day of in person for Students with Last Names beginning with A-K

8th- First day of in person for students with last names students L-Z

9th: National Dessert Day! Enjoy something sweet!

19th: Second Quarter Begins

21st-22nd: P/T Conference (more information to come)

22nd & 23rd: No school for students

Notes from the Nurse

Daily Health Assessment

Every day before they leave home, families must complete a self-health assessment, asking themselves three vital questions:

  1. Have you or anyone in your household had a fever (100.4 or greater), cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, sore throat, head aches, chills, nausea vomiting, diarrhea or new loss of smell/taste in the last three days?
  2. Is anyone in your household waiting for a COVID-19 test result due to symptoms?
  3. Have you or anyone in your household been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you will be expected to stay home.

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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).