Pinto Press

Friday, November 20, 2020

A Message from Your Principal

Hello, Pinto families!

As you know, the district has adjusted attendance groups for Tuesday, November 24. On that day the L-Z attendance group students will be at school. Additionally, our return in January will be in phases. You should have received communication from the district with the updated information. The newest OPS calendar and cycle day calendar are linked below for your convenience.

For the health and safety of everyone in our school communities, we ask that if families gather in large groups with others outside their home over the Thanksgiving holiday, or travel during the break, their student learn remotely for the two following weeks. Please call the office and let us know.

Please keep your child at home if they have a new cough, new onset of shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, or fever greater than 100.4. Please remember to call the office anytime your child will be attending school. This includes their at-home days. Thank you for your cooperation.

We are excited to offer new Picotte gear! This year you will order and pay on-line. Items can be shipped directly to your home (for a cost) or here to school. They'll be pre-packaged with your name on the bags. We can send them home with your child or you can stop by the school to pick them up. Orders will be taken through November 29 and items will be here in time for winter break. We can't wait to see everyone RoCKiNg the new Pinto gear. We are Picotte Strong and Picotte Proud! Order here:

Scholastic Photos are in! If you ordered photos, they have been sent home with your child. For remote families who had them taken here at Picotte, please stop by the school to pick them up anytime. Just call the school when you get here, and we'll get them right out to you.

If your child's photo was taken here at school, and you've now decided you'd like to order, please go to their website, There you can search for Picotte. You'll enter your child's name and student id number for the passcode.

Scholastic Photography is offering a school photo session at an off-site location for our remote learners on November 22 and December 6. Appointments are required. You'll find a document below with specifics.

Progress reports were sent home this week We are mailing them home for our all-remote learners. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions.

I wish you all the safest and happiest Thanksgiving holiday. I am grateful each day for the students, families, and Picotte staff that I am honored to serve. Thank you for being part of this amazing community! I am truly Picotte proud!

Take care and stay healthy and safe.

With Pinto Pride,

Mrs. Schovanec

Counselor's Corner

Social Emotional Learning

"One of the benefits of social emotional learning (SEL) is that it reminds us that no one is born with the ability to resolve conflict, manage emotions, or effectively problem-solve complex issues. The development of these skills takes place through daily practice and incremental progress."

Counseling lessons, one to one counseling, group counseling via TEAMS, or in person are just a few of the ways that your children are gaining SEL skills. Our teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals are infusing in to their day to day interactions and lessons as well. Have questions about SEL, or would like to see your child's skills improve. Just ask, or fill out a counselor request form.

Important Upcoming Dates

Mon, Nov 23: A-K group attends

Tue., Nov 24: L-Z group attends NEW!!!

November 25-27: No School (Thanksgiving Recess)

November 29: Last day to order Pinto Gear

November 30: PTA meeting, 7 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 2:

  • L-Z group attends
  • Spirit Day! Wear your Pinto gear and/or colors

Wed., Dec. 9:

  • A-K group attends
  • Spirit Day! Wear your Pinto gear and/or colors

December 14 - January 4: No School Winter Recess

January 5-8: School Resumes ALL STUDENTS REMOTE

January 11-14:

  • ECSE and EC Special Education students return in person
  • All other students remain all remote

January 15: No School

January 18: No School

January 19: School resumes with Family 3-2 model

PTA Links

Safety Links

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).