NEU Field Club Newsletter

October 2021

A message from Mrs. Griger

Hello, NEU Field Club Families!


Hello, NEU families. What a great turnout we had for Open House! Thank you for coming and spending your evening with us. We hope you learned a lot about your child's days at Field Club and had a little fun in the process. I know the staff and I sure did!


If you were not able to sign up for parent-teacher conferences, your child's teacher will be reaching out to you to set one up. These conferences are an important part of the parent/guardian and school communication. We are offering in person and online conferences. We are looking forward to 100% participation!


Please reach out if you have any questions or if we can help in any way. Enjoy the long weekend.


With NEU Pride,

Mrs. Griger

Upcoming Dates

October 1: No School

October 7: Reading/Wellness Night 5:00-6:30 p.m.

October 8: No School

October 20: Parent/Teacher Conference 4:30-7:45

Fall Festival


October 21: Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00-7:45

November 1: No School

Fall Festival

At Field Club, it is important to us to promote inclusive practices and ensure all students are able to participate in a variety of activities. To that end, this year we will be holding a Fall Festival in the place of a Halloween Party. The Fall Festival will take place on Wednesday, October 20th. Students will participate in classroom activities centered around fall. Field Club staff members look forward to providing your students with seasonal learning and engagement in hands on activities promoting pro-social interactions within their classrooms.

COVID Daily Screenings

Health and safety remain our priority. To assist us with our effort in keeping students, staff and families safe, we are asking you to conduct a daily health screening on your child(ren) every day prior to sending them to school.


Please assess and/or ask your child(ren) the following screening questions before sending them to school.


Does your child have one of the following?

  • New cough

  • New onset of shortness of breath

  • New loss of taste or smell


Does your child have two or more of the following?

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater

  • Chills

  • Muscle aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea


If you answer yes to the above questions, please do not send your child to school. Instead:

  • Notify the school of your child's absence
  • Contact your child's health care provider

  • Get your child tested for COVID-19

  • Do not send your child to school until they have a negative test result or have been

    cleared by their health care provider


For information on testing sites, contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444- 3400 or https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/773-where-to-get-tested


For information on COVID-19 vaccine sites please contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444-3400 or https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/812- where-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine


Anyone 12 years of age are older is eligible to be vaccinated. Minors, 12 thru 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult/guardian to be vaccinated.

Important NEU Field Club Notes & News

Face Coverings

Health and safety is our priority. To protect students, staff and families, our district updated face covering requirements for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Students, staff and visitors must wear a face covering while inside our school. We care about our students, and we can work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our school will have face coverings available for those who need them.


Building Security

For the safety and security of our students and this building, we are asking that any parent visitor make an appointment prior to entering the building. We will continue to limit outside visitors due to Health & Safety Protocols.


School Messenger

We will be using the School Messenger (email or Robo call) to communicate this year. Please make sure to contact the office if you need to update your contact information.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Accounts

Did you know the fastest way to keep your child's information current and to check on current grades (for grades 3-5) is to have a Campus Parent Portal account? Call the office to get your code and set this up today!


School Lunches

Effective for School Year 2021-22, Omaha Public Schools will serve meals at no charge to enrolled students. We encourage families to complete a meal application for Free or Reduced-price school meals. This information may be valuable for P-EBT, the carryover of meal benefits for school year 2022-23, and other educational benefits. The 2021-22 meal application is available online at SchoolCafe.com and a copy was in your child's back to school folder.A completed application is not required for enrolled students to receive meals at no cost for SY2021-22.

If there are any questions, please contact the Nutrition Services Office at 531-299-0230.

Face Coverings

Health and safety is our priority. To protect students, staff and families, our district updated face covering requirements for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Students, staff and visitors must wear a face covering while inside our school. We care about our students, and we can work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our school will have face coverings available for those who need them.

Attendance

The Omaha Public Schools strongly believes that daily attendance is critical to academic achievement as well as social and emotional well-being. We expect every student to attend school and classes on time and every day.


OPS Research shows that there is a direct correlation between student attendance and academic achievement. When comparing proficiency rates of two groups of tested third through eighth grade students, an additional 13% of students were proficient in English Language Arts and an additional 16% were proficient in Math when they were present for 97% or more (missing nine days or less throughout the school year).


In accordance to the Nebraska State Statute 79-209, click here, the Omaha Public Schools District has in place an attendance policy that supports the encouragement of daily attendance while providing supports and resources to students and families.


Attendance supports within schools include School Support Liaisons (SSLs) and Attendance Designees (Elementary Assistant Principals)as well as School Counselors, School Social Workers and additional members of Attendance Teams. If you need assistance with attendance issues, please contact your child's building administrator, School Support Liaison, School Counselor or School Social Worker.


Parents/Guardians are encouraged to call their child's school (School Secretary and/or Attendance Secretary) as soon as they are aware their child will be absent.

See OPS Attendance Policy 5008: Click here

Field Club Website and Calendar

Be sure to check out our updated webpage with a page dedicated to parents. This page includes a calendar as well as more detailed information about upcoming events. https://fieldclub.ops.org/

Revised Cycle Day Calendar

Please see below for the revised cycle day calendar.