Gomez Heritage Newsletter

January 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope everyone has a safe Winter Break.

Just a reminder that in-person instruction will begin again with the Family 3/2 Model starting Tuesday, January 19th.

Thank you for your amazing generosity! Gomez Heritage families and friends donated $1011 for the Holiday Hurrah!

Thank you to everyone who generously donated holiday items to Gomez Heritage families. Your continued support is appreciated.

This is the time of year when the weather can begin to take a toll on school attendance. Snow and slushy weather create challenges for getting students to school. Unfortunately, these absences can add up to academic trouble. If it is a snowy or rainy day, but school is still open, students miss out on learning if they are not in class. Thank you for doing all you can to ensure your student is present and on time (8:50 a.m.) every day this winter (in-person and online) .

Thank you again for your continued support of Gomez Heritage Elementary.


Gomez Heritage Staff

January 2021 Calendar

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Remote Learning Reminders

  • Make sure the iPad is fully charged every morning
  • Students will login to TEAMS each morning at 8:50 a.m. (attendance will be taken)
  • To help keep their focus during instruction, students should find a space with the fewest distractions, and they are encouraged to wear their headphones
  • Lunch: 11:45-12:30
  • Talk to your student's teacher for their class schedule

Materials for Students Learning Remotely

  • Please stop by Gomez Heritage if you have not had an opportunity to pick up the materials your student needs for remote learning.

Kindergarten Round-Up - Online Registration

This year, Kindergarten Round-Up/Registration will be done online during the month of January (January 4 - January 29).

  • Your child must reside in the OPS attendance area

  • Your child must be 5 on or before July 31, 2021

  • You will need the following information when registering: Birth Certificate, Proof of Address (Bill from OPPD, MUD, or Cox, Rental or Purchase Agreement) and Immunization Record when you complete the online registration

  • Students who are currently in an early childhood program through OPS (or Educare) or have an older sibling in OPS, please go to the Campus Parent Portal. If you do not already have a Campus Parent Portal account, contact Gomez Heritage. CLICK HERE FOR THE PARENT PORTAL

  • For families registering on or after February 1, and would like to apply for another school, you will have to wait until April to see if your requested school has space.

DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM - Families will be able to choose to apply for the dual language program lottery when enrolling. The lottery will take place in May.

If you already have children in the Dual Language Program, your Kindergarten child still needs to be enrolled, and you must complete an application with siblings noted on the application.


If you have questions or need assistance with your registration, please call Gomez Heritage.

Kindergarten Round-Up - Registration at Gomez Heritage

  • Online registration is encouraged. However, if you are not able to complete the registration online or need assistance completing the registration, we will have computers set up in the gym at Gomez Heritage. Staff members will be present to assist you if necessary.

  • Due to social distancing expectations, the number of guest allowed into the gym will be limited. All guests will be required to wear a face covering.

When: Tuesday, January 12th - Thursday, January 14th
Time: 10:00 - 3:00
Where: Gym at Gomez Heritage (enter through the gym doors)
Must Bring: Child's Birth Certificate, Current Proof of Address (Bill from OPPD, MUD, or Cox, Rental or Purchase Agreement), Immunization Records

Inclement Weather - Remote Learning Days

  • In the event of inclement weather that would otherwise close schools, Omaha Public Schools may call for a Remote Learning Day for students.

  • All students (blue group, yellow group, remote learning) will participate during Remote Learning Days.

  • A Remote Learning Day will consist of shortened, live instruction and virtual office hours for students and families.

  • Below is a sample schedule for a Remote Learning Day.

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Food Distribution

  • Week of January 4: Meals2Go will be distributed on Monday, Jan. 4 and Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • If you have questions or concerns about student lunches or the Meals2Go pickup, please contact Nutrition Services at 531-299-0230.

Pictures of School Safety Measures

Kindergarten - 4th grade

During Grab and Go Breakfast, students select a hot or cold breakfast and take it to their classroom to eat.

  • Arrival: Students choose the line to wait in based on the breakfast they want to eat (hot breakfast or cold breakfast). To help keep social distancing, students stand on a "paw."

  • The doors for breakfast open at 8:35.

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School/Classroom Wish List

If you would like to donate items to Gomez Heritage, the following are suggested items:

  • Kleenex
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Sanitizing Wipes

Please drop off any donated items at Gomez Heritage. This will give us an opportunity to sanitize each item. Thank You!

Completely KIDS Information

  • Immediate openings are available for students in the Yellow Group.

  • Hours - 4:05-5:30
  • Contact: Ms. Pitt (531-299-1520)
  • For more information: Completely KIDS

Kids Club

Gomez Heritage's Mission & Vision

  • Mission: To support student achievement in a safe, caring environment by building a collaborative environment that facilitates effective and cohesive instruction with equity and fidelity.

  • Vision: To empower a community of students to be goal-setters, equipping them with skills to meet academic and social successes.

Title I - Information for Families

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Pictures from Around the Building

Family 3/2 Model & Remote Learning Program

  • Students in the Blue Group will return to school at Gomez Heritage on January 19th.

  • Students in the Yellow Group will return to school at Gomez Heritage on January 21st.

  • The Remote Learning Program will remain an option for students who wish to continue learning full-time from home during the second semester.