A Note from Dr. Hanson, Superintendent
Nebraska Teacher Appreciation Day
Dear, Teachers, Friends, & Families:
March second is Nebraska Teacher Appreciation Day. Please join us in celebrating our teachers.
On behalf of the Board of Education and the administrative team, we want to take a moment to thank you and tell you how much we appreciate your hard work and dedication. Teachers are the pillar of this district. You are the reason for our students’ success, and it is your dedication to the profession and our students that make you so important. You understand what it takes for students to succeed and be prepared for the next phase of life. You help create schools to educate and prepare each student for today and the needs of tomorrow.
North Platte Public Schools is a great school district, and a massive part of this is because of you. You are making a difference, through public education, in every student’s life by educating them so he or she can accomplish whatever he or she may choose to do in life. You are truly remarkable and continue to influence our district, community, and State in the most extraordinary way possible – education for the next generation.
I know how hard you work, and I thank each and every one of you for everything you do to create a better future. We are better together, and together we accomplish great things.
WE ARE NPPS!
Dr. Ron Hanson, Superintendent
North Platte Public Schools
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Juggling academics, social life, sports, and extracurricular activities can be overwhelming. Campus Student helps you manage everything with 24/7 access to real-time information.
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Know when prom tickets go on sale or when school is closed for a snow day!
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To download Campus Parent mobile app, visit the App Store or Google Play and search Campus Parent or click on the direct link below. Campus Parent users can also enable the Infinite Campus Alexa skill, if available in your district (Learn more about Alexa).
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North Platte Public Schools will implement the Infinite Campus Lunch system for the Fall of 2021. PayPams access will be discontinued on May 18, 2021. Your student lunch account balances will be transferred from the current lunch system to the new Campus Parent Portal system at the end of this school year.
If you do not already have a Campus Parent Portal account created, please follow the directions above. The Campus Parent Portal will also be required for families who apply for free and reduced lunch.
During the month of March, you will receive an email from the school district with a link to activate your Parent Portal account. If you do not receive this email, please reach out to WelcomeCenter@nppsd.org for assistance.
North Platte Public Schools
Mark Your Calendar
2nd Teacher Recognition Day
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
New Website & App Available This March!
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
18th End of 4th Quarter - Students LastDay
19th No School - Professional Learning
20th-24th Possible Snow Day Make-up days
From Teaching & Learning
Testing and How You Can Support Your Student
NSCAS General Summative Assessment for Grades 3–8
NSCAS General Summative ACT for Grade 11
NSCAS Alternate Summative Assessment for Grades 3-8,11
ELPA 21 for Grades K-12 English Learners
Nebraska’s Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS), pronounced “en-skass,” is a statewide assessment system that supports Nebraska’s holistic view of students. The assessment system provides valuable information to educators and parents as they prepare students for success in postsecondary education, career, and civic life.
The NSCAS General Summative Assessment is administered annually in the spring for grades 3-8 and for Grade 11. The NSCAS Alternate assessment is also administered for students with significant cognitive disabilities. The ELPA 21 summative assessment is administered to all English learner students in grades K-12.
The spring testing window for all NSCAS assessments will begin on March 22, 2021, and will conclude on May 7th, 2021. The ELPA 21 window began on February 8th, 2021, and will conclude on March 19, 2021.
Students in grades 3-8 whether in attendance or in remote learning will be required to participate in the NSCAS assessment. More information for remote learners will be shared in the coming weeks by the student’s building administrator and will be posted on the district website. If families have inquiries regarding state testing they may contact their student’s building administrator.
Students in grade 11 whether in attendance or in remote learning will be required to participate in the NSCAS ACT assessment. More information for remote learners will be shared in the coming weeks by the student’s building administrator and will be posted on the district website. If families have inquiries regarding state testing they may contact their student’s building administrator.
Families may also contact Vikki Carlson, Director of Secondary Teaching & Learning and District Assessment Coordinator for further inquiry at 308.535.7100.
2021 NSCAS General & Alternate Summative Grades 3-8, 11
March 22–May 7, 2021
2021 NSCAS ACT Summative Grade 11
March 23, 2021
ELPA 21 Summative Grades K-12
February 8-March 19, 2021
Tips for a Successful Testing Experience
1. Encourage your student to visit with their teacher if they have questions about the assessment prior to testing.
2. Encourage your student to get a good night’s rest the night before the assessment 3. Encourage your student to have breakfast at home or at school the morning of the assessment.
4. Encourage your student to relax during test-taking time.
5. Encourage your student to do their best!
After losing their live performances of last year’s musical to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NPHS Music Department is PROUD to present “Ranked: A New Musical”! Rehearsals are underway for the Nebraska premiere of this new musical, written by Kyle Holmes and David Taylor Gomez and premiered at Granite Bay High School in March of 2019. Debuting just weeks after the College Admissions Scandal took the nation by storm, Ranked tells the story of a dystopian world where competition reaches new heights as publicized academic excellence defines each student's worth. In the face of an intense and perverse culture of performance, Lily must come to grips with her place in the status quo as she watches friends and enemies alike destroy themselves and each other to score their way to the top of academic leaderboards. When an impossible lie is discovered, the fate of these students' futures hangs in the balance.
This musical will feature many students who are no stranger to the stage, including: Carly Purdy as Lily, Caedmon Hoaglund as John, Faith Miller as Alexis, Jonah San Miguel as Ryan, Baylee Steele as Jordan and Annie von Kampen as Sydney. In addition, the cast includes about 35 other roles that will show off the talent at NPHS!
Ranked is set to take the stage March 19-21, 2021. Ticket sales will begin March 1st at www.showtix4u.com. As things evolve with the pandemic, we will follow guidance from our health department about spectator capacity for our performances. Follow us on Twitter at @MusicalNphs, on our Facebook page titled “Ranked: A New Musical presented by NPHS”, or our Instagram page at ‘bulldogmusical’ to keep up with what it is like to rehearse in the middle of a pandemic and for important ticket information!
At this time, planning Summer Kids Klub is moving forward for 2021.
In an effort to honor those who registered for last summer, we will be contacting those families first to see if they are interested in keeping their spot.
We will then move to the summer of 2020 waiting list and take students from that list if anyone gives up their spot.
At that point, if there are still spots available, we will open them up on a first-come, first-serve basis. Details will follow if this occurs.
We felt this was the fairest approach in handling summer registration this year.
We will begin making those phone calls on March 11 & 12.
Thank you for your patience with us.
Carrie Lienemann, Director
For more information about this and other legislative bills visit http://news.legislature.ne.gov/edu/
Parents may also access immunization records for their children. All you need is your date of birth and social security number to access the records.
Website is: NESIIS immunization registry
[Video Q&A] COVID-19: vaccinating the community
Why do some people have more side effects with the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine? How soon will other vaccines hit the market? Why do you still have to wear a mask after you've gotten your shots? Infectious diseases experts Kelly Cawcutt, MD, and Jasmine Marcelin, MD, join us live to answer these questions and many more.
Quick links to questions:
- 0:45: What have we learned about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines?
- 2:08: Why are the side effects stronger with the second dose?
- 5:06: What happens if you don't go back for the second dose?
- 7:06: Is there a benefit to additional COVID-19 vaccines becoming available?
- 9:27: Are the vaccines effective against the variants?
- 11:38: What can we do to lessen vaccine hesitancy?
- 18:47: Is it safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to get the vaccine?
- 23:20: Do vaccinated people need to keep wearing a mask?
- 27:53: When is it safe to visit older family members who have been vaccinated?
- 31:04: What does Nebraska's drop in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations mean?
March - Mobile Food Pantry
Tuesday, March 2nd, 1pm
1220 West 2nd Street
North Platte, NE
Mobile Food Pantry
North Platte High School
1220 West 2nd Street
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
1:00 pm – Until Food is Gone
This is an OPEN AIR, DRIVE THRU
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.
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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: https://northplattepost.com/category/live-streams
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.
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.