Central High School

News, Reminders, and Updates

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September 19, 2021

CHS Upcoming Events

CHS Upcoming Events

Sept. 20-23- Homecoming Spirit Week

Sept. 23 - Homecoming Football Game+ Coronation

Sept. 24 - No School For Students - Teacher Work Day

Sept. 25 - Homecoming Dance at CHS

Sept. 29--College & Career Night for Seniors and Families

Oct. 1 - No School For Students - Staff curriculum day

Oct.. 7- CHS Conferences - No school For Students

Oct. 8- No School For Students - Teacher Planning Day

Homecoming Spirit Week (9/20-9/23)

Monday, 9/20- Western Day

Tuesday, 9/21- Twin Day

Wednesday, 9/22 - Class By Color Day

-9th Graders - Gray -10th Graders - Black -11th Graders - White -12th Graders - Purple

Thursday, 9/23- Purple and White Day! (Game Day)

Friday, 9/24 - NO SCHOOL (Honorary pajama day)


The CHS Homecoming Game will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23rd vs. Burke High School. Game admission is $7/adults and $5/students. Students with valid 2021-2022 activity cards get into the game for free. The game starts at 7:00PM. Please plan on coming out and cheering on the CHS Football team. You will also be treated to the outstanding CHS Marching Band, as well as the enthusiasm of our stellar CHS Cheer Team and our talented CHS Dance Team.

The CHS Homecoming Dance, "A Night at the Movies," will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25th, from 7:30PM-10:30PM at Central High School in the Courtyard. Only current CHS students are eligible to attend the dance. Tickets will be on sale M-Th of this week. Students may purchase tickets for $15 in the school store before school (7:15-7:35AM) or during the lunch periods.

This year, the homecoming coronation will take place during halftime of the football game.

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences


Please plan on attending CHS' Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

CHS will be utilizing a hybrid conference structure for our Fall conferences. Virtual conference appointments will be available for families in the afternoon, and in-person conferences will be available in the evening. More specific information about the hybrid structure will be shared in the near future.

CHS Social Media Highlights

Remember to follow Central High School on twitter at @OPSCentralHigh & check the school website (https://central.ops.org), regularly!

Some of the most recent social media highlights include:

  • Recognition of the 2021 CHS Homecoming Court
  • Recognition of the "Team Townsend" Freshman Academy Students of the Week
  • CHS Latino Leaders recognizing our many of our support staff, including secretaries, custodians, and school security guards for their commitment to the students and staff of CHS
  • Spotlight on the Prestigious CHS Social Studies Department - Mr. Boyer's class decorating the CHS sidewalk for "Constitution Day" and Mr. Lloyd's class engaging in bell-to-bell learning.
  • A visual reminder of the aesthetic beauty of CHS (via librarian, Ms. Eilers', stunning sunrise photo).


College & Career Night for Seniors and Families

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021

5:30-6:00 PM Free Pizza dinner

6:00-6:30 PM Financial Aid presentation on "How to pay for college"

5:30-7:30 PM Visit various local college admissions representatives and career representatives.

Attend sessions on Finding scholarships, writing college essays, and

resources available at Central High School.

OPS Covid-19 Mitigation Strategies

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

  • Vaccines and 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.
    • Staff and families should continuously monitor their health. If a student or staff member feels ill, they must stay home.
    • Omaha Public Schools encourages everyone eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in consultation with their doctor.
  • Enhanced disinfecting measures
    • School campuses will undergo cleaning and sanitization procedures at least daily.
    • Frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized with an EPA-approved disinfectant or sprayed with an ionizer at least daily.
    • Shared materials, including computer labs and other hands-on resources should be disinfected between uses.
    • Student desks should be wiped down with an EPA-approved disinfectant or sprayed with an ionizer at the end of each day.
  • Hygiene
    • Staff will work with students to teach and reinforce proper handwashing.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout schools, where permitted by the fire marshal.
    • Staff will work with students on “respiratory etiquette,” like covering coughs and washing hands.
    • Signage throughout schools will strategies to limit the spread of germs.
    • Handwashing or sanitizing will be part of the routine when moving throughout the school, before and after mealtimes and more.
  • Mealtimes
    • Students will wash or sanitize hands before and after every meal.
    • Staff will follow public health recommendations and food safety will be prioritized at all levels.
  • Adjusted routines
    • Physical distancing should be maximized whenever possible.
    • Seating charts should be kept in classrooms to assist with contact tracing if needed.
    • Schools may adjust traffic patterns based on the needs of their location.
    • The use of shared materials should be limited when possible, and disinfected between uses.
    • Use of water fountains will not be permitted for health and safety reasons.
  • Visitors to school
    • Visits to schools must be planned in advance with school administrators.
    • If a visitor has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, we recommend they wear a face covering when on an Omaha Public Schools campus.
    • Face coverings and hand sanitizer will be available near the main entrance.
  • Contact tracing and communication
    • Each school will have a designated, isolated location for students who show symptoms of COVID-19. Any staff working in the area will have appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
    • Families will be contacted immediately to pick-up their student.
    • The building contact tracing designee will work with Omaha Public Schools health services staff to complete the contract tracing process.
    • Close contacts of an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 will receive direct communication and guidance, based on recommendations from public health and the specific circumstances of that close contact.
    • Schools will continue to communicate by email with all staff and families if an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 was on their campus while contagious.

School Counseling Corner

Please see the link here to learn more about the Salvation Army backpack drive.

Please see the link found here to learn more about the MAT “Kids Ride Free” Program.

If you need to access one of these forms in a language other than English, please contact school social worker, Dawnna Hill, at 531-266-5637.


If you are picking your student up at dismissal, please make sure you are not blocking the ORBT bus stop on Dodge with your vehicle.

"Central Exchange" School Store

The "Central Exchange" school store is open for business! Please access the school store using the QR code below.

OPS Nondiscrimination Policy

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation 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 accept allegations regarding non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822). The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Equity and Diversity (equityanddiversity@ops.org), 3215 Cuming St, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-0307).