NPPS Communications Update

Tina Smith ~ September 4, 2020

For Internal Use Only

The goal of this publication is to communicate district-level initiatives with you.

We ask that this only be shared with district employees as you see fit.

Enjoy your weekend ~

On the drive in this morning, with a full moon setting in the west and a beautiful pink and orange sunrise to my east, I felt a sense of overwhelming thankfulness for the beauty I get to see each day.

On this beautiful drive, the thought occurred to me of how grateful I am to work with such amazing people, how I have been blessed with a career that allows me to not only touch lives but affect change. A career where I miss you when we are not able to see one another, and I look forward to returning to work when I am away for a few days.

I am thinking of each of you. I hope that you have moments where you are overwhelmed with the beautiful, yet sometimes messy blessings in your life.

Happy Friday ~ Tina

A Glimpse From This Week

Hot Topics~


  • NPPS continues to be in the orange status for our plans and playbooks.
  • Social distancing, Face-Covering, and Hygiene remain vital to keeping our schools open.
  • We are working with WCDHD on each COVID case presented to our schools.
  • Media, media, media~ KNOP, covered Lincoln Elementary teachers and shared their return to school struggles and triumphs. I will continue to visit schools and share stories about our students and showcase the fantastic opportunities at NPPS!
  • Student records can be found in IC under the Cumulative File tab (see below for instructions).
  • Word of the Day by Merriam-Webster, scroll to the bottom to check it out.
  • I Love Public Schools announces events for this year.
  • Encourage families and staff to download and use a COVID-19 self-check app, such as the 1-Check COVID App.


Happy September ~ Thank you, you are valued and appreciated!

School Visits = Great Inspiration!

I would like to thank Lincoln, Jefferson, and Cody Elementary Schools for allowing me to stop in and visit you this week. You, your teachers, staff, and students are doing an amazing job! I look forward to visiting more schools in the coming weeks. :)

Welcome Center

As you know and have seen the Welcome Center is up and running. We have found this space to be the hub of student enrollment.

A big thank you goes to each of you for your support, input, and collaboration.


Information can be found on our website by clicking here Welcome Center.


Who Should Visit: Anyone who wishes to register for Pre-Kindergarten - 12th grade, Anyone who has questions about registration or enrollment, or Anyone seeking more information about any NPPS campus.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. or by appointment

Contact Information: Phone - (308) 696-3310, Fax - (308) 252-1043, Email - welcomecenter@nppsd.org

Location: 301 West F Street, North Platte, Nebraska, 69101

Sunday Spotlight - Early Edition

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Learn how one rural school’s approach to mental wellness and behavioral health makes a meaningful difference in the lives of students and families.

Feel the Love Fridays

Starting in September, we’re bringing back Feel the Love Fridays in a new way. On the first Friday of the month, encourage your community to share your unique school spirit with us. Wear your gear, find an inspiring way to tell your story, and share with us using #ilovepublicschools.