Superintendent Briefing

February 2021

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A Note from Dr. Hanson, Superintendent

Stay The Course,

As many of you now know, our community risk dial returned to red last Thursday, January 28th. A change followed this in our state-wide directed health measure, which loosened regulations for many activities or events. We feel it is vital to share that North Platte Public Schools will ‘Stay The Course’ with our COVID-19 Plan and Playbooks. In partnership with you, we have done very well with keeping our schools open and allowing for face-to-face learning and would like to conclude the school year in this manner.

As a reminder, with your help, we have been able to; teach in-person, participate in activities including speech, drama, music, sports, and many others, as well as allow our students a safe, food-secure place to be during the school year.

Because of you and the efforts you have put in, we are thriving in this global pandemic! Thank you.

We invite you to re-visit our District Plan and School Playbooks at any time.:

Plan and Playbook - Highlights

1. Masks are required at all NPPS facilities.

2. Hand washing and proper hygiene are necessary to slow the spread of viruses.

3. Social Distance of at least 6 feet when possible.

4. Clean rooms, air, and facilities are a must at each building.

5. Gatherings of more than three people are to be conducted via Zoom or other media sources.

6. Entering buildings and Raptor through the designated doors will help with contact tracing if needed. Please use and enforce this concept at each facility.

7. Visitors are not allowed in the buildings during this time.

8. Field trips are suspended until further notice.

9. Technology is available for students and families who are out due to illness or who choose remote learning.

10. Take care of yourselves, your teams, and your students by practicing the safety guidelines outlined in our plan and playbooks.

Again, thank you for your support during this difficult time.

Best Regards,

Dr. Ron Hanson, Superintendent

North Platte Public Schools

January Bulldogs Of The Month

BullDogs of The Month

Caught Being Great

January 2021 Caught Being Great Student
January 2021 Caught Being Great Staff

Mark Your Calendar


11th 12:00 Dismissal Adams ONLY Parent/ Teacher Conferences - Adams (7th-8th)

12th No School - NPPS Staff/Teacher Vaccination/ Workday

15th No School - Professional Learning

18th Parent/ Teacher Conferences - High School


8th Start of 4th Quarter

11th No School Elementary/ Madison ONLY - P/T Conferences

12th No School - Elementary and Madison P/TConferences/ No School Adams and High School - Secondary Trade

15th No School-Holiday

16th No School - Professional Learning


1st 12:00 Dismissal Adams ONLY Parent/ Teacher Conferences - Adams (7th-8th)

2nd No School-Holiday

5th No School-Holiday

6th No School - Professional Learning

8th Parent/ Teacher Conferences - High School


9th Graduation

18th End of 4th Quarter - Students LastDay

19th No School - Professional Learning

20th-24th Possible Snow Day Make-up days


Pullbub Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Visit to learn more!

North Platte, Neb. – Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, North Platte Public Schools (NPPS) has adapted Kindergarten and Bullpup Preschool Registration. Online registration is now open at

In addition to online registration, NPPS will offer in-person assistance during the week of January 11-14, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, we will host all in-person registration at the McKinley Education Center on the following dates.

January 11, 2021 – A-G

January 12, 2021 – H-N

January 13, 2021 – O-U

January 14, 2021 – V-Z and Anyone still needing assistance

These sessions are scheduled using the student's last name and are limited to 2 persons per household.

Please contact Connie at the District welcome center with any registration or enrollment questions at or (308) 696-3310.

Buenos dias a todos,

Comparta esta información con sus familiares, amigos y vecinos ...

NPPS - Registro de jardín de infantes

North Platte, Neb. - Debido a la pandemia de coronavirus, las Escuelas Públicas de North Platte (NPPS) han adaptado el registro para kindergarten y preescolar Bullpup. El registro en línea ya está abierto en .

Además del registro en línea, NPPS ofrecerá asistencia en persona durante la semana de 11-14 de enero de 2021, de 10:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m.

Debido a COVID-19, organizaremos todas las inscripciones en persona en el Centro de Educación McKinley en las siguientes fechas.

11 de enero de 2021 - AG

12 de enero de 2021 - HN

13 de enero de 2021 - OU

14 de enero de 2021: VZ y cualquier persona que todavía necesite ayuda

Estas sesiones se programan utilizando el apellido del estudiante y están limitadas a 2 personas por hogar.

Comuníquese con Connie en el centro de bienvenida del distrito con cualquier pregunta de inscripción o inscripción en o (308) 696-3310.

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We now have "Self-Serve" in the Parent Portal

Have you moved to a new location or have a different phone number? Did your household membership change?

We now have "Self-Serve" in the Parent Portal.

What this means is you as parents and guardians of North Platte Public School students can make change requests through your parent portal account for address information, demographic data, and family information. This is a convenient way for you to keep your household information current to avoid missing any communication from your student’s teacher, principal, or the district office. These requests are then processed and updated by the IC system administrator at McKinley

You can find these features under "MORE" in the menu.

If you have not signed up for a Parent Portal account, you can send an email to and include your

Student(s) name(s)



school(s) they are attending

As soon as this information is confirmed you will receive your Activation Key number and instructions explaining how to set up your account, via email.

There are other convenient and cool features coming to Parent Portal.

Learn more at:

The First Week of February is Nebraska Board of Education Recognition Week~

- YouTube

Kids Klub

Welcome back Kids Klub staff and students!

Welcome back, everyone!

Kids Klub was able to take a few more students from our waitlists this month, and we continue to monitor those lists daily. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate our new normal.

January has left us feeling very excited for the spring months. We have several projects in the works.

I have been asked to participate in a state-wide advisory board titled Million Girl Moonshot, a collaborative effort to engage female students in STEM programs. We are very excited about the opportunities this will allow our program to participate in.

We are also working with the North Platte Community Playground build committee. This new playground, set to be built in Centennial Park this fall, is coming together splendidly, and your students helped design it. Check out their Facebook page and consider donating to assist our efforts.

We have had lots of questions about Summer Kids Klub. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

Thank you again for the support you continue to give our schools and our after school program.

Carrie Lienemann, Director

Nurses Notes

School nurses- Nurses are busy servicing the many medical needs throughout the district and navigating through the changing covid-19 demands/trends. We are fortunate to be staffed daily in all NPPS buildings. This staffing creates accessibility as a resource for covid questions and education. Daily we are inundated with phone calls and assist families/staff with covid guidance on the diverse illness process and return to school needs. This year specifically, parents have stepped up and are doing a fabulous job of not sending sick kids to school. School nurse's vision is that all students are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. Nurses were also excited to work with WCDHD and early immunize our staff for Covid-19. Additionally, nurses have finished the majority of state mandated student health screenings and reached majority compliance with physicals and immunization needs.

February - Mobile Food Pantry

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 1pm

1220 West 2nd Street

North Platte, NE

Mobile Food Pantry

North Platte High School

1220 West 2nd Street

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

1:00 pm – Until Food is Gone


Distribution. Patrons will drive their car through a line, and volunteers will bring the boxed food to the car. Free of charge. 325 Households will be served on a first come first serve basis. The Food Pantry is sponsored by Food Bank of the Heartland. Drive up to the gate by the Northeast corner of the football field. Patrons will drive through the alley between the football field and the high school building, exiting on West A Street. DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR for any reason, the boxes will be placed in your trunk or an open window.

Return To School ~ Plan, Playbooks & Resources

Click here to visit our website for more information about return to school and resources!

Nebraska Family Helpline (888) 866-8660

Any problem. Any time. Raising kids is hard. The Nebraska Family Helpline is here to help. It is OK to ask for advice. Resources for parents & families available 24/7 (888) 866-8660

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In The Media

Eagle Communications to Live Stream All NPHS Games

Just wanted to give you all a heads up (in case you were unaware) Eagle Communications, The Voice of the Dawgs, with Sports Director Kyle LaBoria and News Director Scott Carlson is video streaming ALL of the North Platte High School games this year.

To View The Schedule or Stream Visit:

Connect With Us

NPPS Mobile App

We are happy to share with our North Platte Public Schools community the release of our updated mobile app. The app is designed to get quick access to district and school information, news and events. You can access the new mobile app in both the Apple App Store and Google Play store. Simply search for "NPPSD" in either store. -- Brian Tegtmeier, Director of Technology.

NPPS Mobile App

Learn More About Becoming A School Business Partner

The School Business Partnership Program enhances learning by connecting students and teachers to business partners resulting in learning experiences that are authentic and relevant in order to better prepare students for the future.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

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Title IX Policies

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