REMOTE LEARNING AFTER WINTER BREAK

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Dr. Rath's Corner

Greetings Wildcat Families!


Happy December. I hope all families are doing well and staying healthy. We will miss our Wildcats over the long winter break. We look forward to starting up our second semester on January 5th. Thank you to all the Wildcat families that purchased online school store items. We had so much success with our school spirit orders that we do have some items on back order, so some of your items may be delayed. We will open a new online school store the second week in January with another new logo if you missed out.


We have great news for King Science:


  • We have been selected as a new COVID Saliva testing site for Omaha Public Schools. More information to come when we return back to school.
  • Dr. Contreras and King Science were selected for a STEM Research Grant from Society & Science for the public. Way to go!
  • Mr. Galdamez has made a connection with a new community partnership for science. More information to come.


Semester Grades: Teachers will finalize their grades on Monday, January 4th.


Winter Break: December 14th thru January 4th.

Remote classes begin on Tuesday, January 5th thru Friday, January 15th.

Family 3/2 classes begin on Tuesday, January 19th.


On Monday, January 4th- students who will continue to work remotely will need to stop by to pick up second semester supplies for their learning. 8:00 AM- 3:30 PM


Health and Safety Link for Covid-19 protocol: SEE my link below.


Have a wonderful break,


Dr. Rath, Principal

Please email Assistant Principal, Ms. Lori Kuhns (lori.kuhns@ops.org), if you need to change to Family 3/2 or to Remote


Phased Return to In Person for the Second Semester


Omaha Public Schools will begin the second semester of the 2020-21 school year with a phased return to in person. Staff will teach from their classroom and students will start the semester as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 5 using their district-provided device from home.


  • Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021: All students begin with remote instruction following the normal bell schedule. JP Lord School and the Zoo Academy return in person five days a week.
  • Monday, Jan. 11, 2021: K-12 ACP, Transition, Elementary BSP, Early Childhood Special Education, Homebased/Homebound, and Hearing Impaired classrooms return in person five days a week.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021: All students return in-person following the Family 3/2 Model attendance calendar. Gateway to College, OPS/UNO Middle College Program, Parrish and Student Success Program return in person five days a week.


The Remote Learning Program will remain an option for students who wish to continue learning full-time from home during the second semester. Please contact your student's school if you'd like to change your student's attendance plan for the second semester.

No School for Students Monday, Dec. 14th-Monday, Jan. 4th

There is NO SCHOOL for all OPS students starting Monday, Dec. 14th through Monday, Jan. 4th. School resumes in the REMOTE LEARNING model on Tuesday, January 5th. Students will learn remotely from January 5 - January 14. We will return to the Family 3/2 Model on Tuesday, January 19. See the calendar and bell schedules below for more details!

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REMOTE LEARNING SCHEDULE FOR ALL STUDENTS TUESDAY, JANUARY 5 - THURSDAY, JANUARY 14

See below for our remote learning schedules beginning Tuesday, January 5th - Thursday, January 14th. All students will follow the remote learning bell schedules below while the district is in the 100% remote learning model.
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Parent Portal

Have you joined parent portal to see your students grades in Infinite Campus? See below for details!
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Science Fair is in Full Swing!

This year's science fair will be amazing, but it will look a little bit different than it has in the past. Please see the attached letter and timetable below for information about our 2020-21 Science Fair. If you have any questions polease email Mr. Galdamez. george.galdamez@ops.org
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FREE Community Tutor Support through DoSpace

See the flier below for information about free tutoring available to all students through Metro Community College and DoSpace!
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Tech Issues?

If you are having issues with technology and are unable to solve them, please email:

ksc-ts@ops.org

Important Note from the School Nurse Mrs. Anderson

Parents/Guardians:


It is important to have students compliant with Nebraska's immunization requirements for school age children. Please be sure the school nurse has the most up-to-date immunization records. Please note, the state regulations are for all students regardless of whether they are participating in school in person or remotely. Also, Nebraska requires physical exams for students entering 7th grade and physical exams including a vision exam for students transferring in from out of state. Parents/Guardians can call the school nurse at 531-299-2381 if assistance is needed with obtaining the necessary vaccination.

Counselor's Corner

Virtual Clubs coming your way Wildcats!!

Book Blasters-Reading Club Tuesday & Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 PM crystal.knight@ops.org

Science Bowl Tuesday & Thursdays 3:15-4:30 email carter.shank@ops.org

Entomology Club Tuesdays 3:05-4:30 email jacob.contreras@ops.org

Math Club Wednesdays email stacy.atkin@ops.org

Mine Craft & Coding for Girls Wednesdays 3:25- 4:25 PM michele.alvarez-cruz@ops.org

Mine Craft & Coding for Boys Wednesdays 3:25 -4:25 PM daniel.albers@ops.org

Follow us on our Social Media and help support King Science & Technology!

We want you to be our number one Wildcat Fan. Check out all our amazing things going on at King Science. Please join.

King Science and Technology Magnet Center

We need you to follow us on our social media. We will be doing a drawing every other week for our social media Wildcat followers on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

What's going on inside KSTM?

Check out our amazing school!

Shout Outs to all of our amazing students! This is just a few of many students who have won awards and recognition over the last few weeks.

Special Wildcat Story from the heart

Way to go Mrs. Hauck for being caring, dedicated and creative for your family & students.

Mrs. Hauck's sister is currently battling cancer and recently had to shave her hair off. Mrs. Hauck decided to shave her head as well in support for her sister. Mrs. Hauck told her students that one student would be selected (with parent permission of course) to help shave her hair off in support of her sister on the last day Friday, Dec. 11th. One student was selected out of several who have been attending regularly, turning in assignments and staying engaged in the classroom. Wow and congrats to Jenia!

More Student Photos coming in our January Issue.....Check Back!

Wildcat Spirit Week for staff and students

Festive Socks, Flannel & Fleece, PJs, Sweet in Sweats, and Unique Sweater Day made up our spirit challenge for the week! Students and staff joined in on the fun!
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