Central High School

News, Reminders, and Updates

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October 1, 2021

CHS Upcoming Events

CHS Upcoming Events

Oct.. 7- CHS Conferences - No School For Students

Oct. 8- No School For Students - Teacher Planning Day

Oct. 11 - 2nd Quarter Begins

Oct.19 - PreACT testing day - Sophomores ONLY (No school for grades 9, 11, and 12)

Oct. 22/23 - CHS Fall Play "12 Jurors"

CHS Fall Conferences

In order to best meet the needs of our students and families, for CHS’ Fall 2021 conferences, we will be offering either virtual OR in-person parent-teacher conferences on October 7, 2021.

Conference Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Virtual Conference Times: 11:00AM-3:00PM (via Microsoft TEAMS) OR

In-Person Conference Times: 4:00PM-7:00PM(at Central High School –124 N. 20thStreet, Omaha, NE 68102) Masks will be required for all families attending in-person conferences. Spanish language support will be available for families.

Individual Conference Duration: 5Minutes

An email with more specific information regarding conferences, as well as a link to register for virtual conferences was sent to families on Wednesday, 9/29. Please see the 9/29 email to access the Microsoft Bookings link.The email message can be found here.


If, for any reason, your child does not have a school-issued iPad, please fill out the form found

here, and have your child return it to the CHS main office in order to receive an iPad.

News from CHS' Social Worker

Central's NEST

Since 2015, Central has housed the NEST on site. The NEST is a necessities closet that helps to meet the needs of students, regardless of circumstances. It is through our generous community partners, parents, and staff that donations have regularly helped to provide for our students each year. For example, in 2021-2022 thus far staff have helped collect and donate headphones, belts, and shoes. Parents have helped to donate personal hygiene products. And just this week, EVEREVE (Located out at Village Pointe) generously donated a batch of clothing for our students this fall. Thank you ALL for helping to extend the net and provide in the capacities you can to help connect students to whatever resources are needed to help them feel cared for and prepared. It truly is the Eagle Way. #downtownproud

Now accepting donations for preparing for winter season- looking for gloves and hats to keep our Eagles warm.

If your student needs to access the NEST, they can reach out to their assigned Counselor, assigned Administrator, or Ms. Hill, the School Social Worker to find out more. Questions, contact Ms. Hill at dawnna.hill@ops.org or 531-299-5637

Community Resource Updates:

Please see the flier found here for information on an upcoming FREE winter coat and accessories give away Saturday, October 30th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Link 2 attached fliers)

FREE Winter Coat and Accessories Giveaway- Saturday, October 30th, 2021

8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., first come first served

St. Peter's Parish Gymnasium

2728 Leavenworth Street (parking available at 27th and St. Mary's Ave, just North of the Church)

COATS, HATS, SCARVES, GLOVES (1 coat per person, 5 coats per household MAX)

For additional information, contact the email listed on the flier

Please see the link found here to learn more about the MAT “Kids Ride Free” Program.

For Ms. Hill's 2021-2022 Padlet of Community Resources, check out 2021-2022 Community Resources (padlet.org). It is updated daily upon receipt of new resources in the communities.

CHS Social Media Highlights

Remember to follow Central High School on twitter at @OPSCentralHigh & check the school website (https://central.ops.org), regularly!

Some of the most recent social media highlights include:

  • Recognition of CHS National Merit Semifinalist, Logan Simmons
  • Recognition of the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, Nelly Vera-Esquivel and Logan Simmons
  • Recognition of the 2021 CHS Homecoming King, Justin Davis and Queen, Jaidyn Bogard.
  • CHS Minority Scholars screening the movie Selma at Film Streams
  • Homecoming Spirit Week & Dance Pictures
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society students beautifying the CHS campus
  • CHS Robotics Club constructing their competition robot
  • Recognition of CHS' fabulous IT Professionals
  • Freshman Academy students of the week


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OPS Covid-19 Mitigation Strategies

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

  • Vaccines and face coverings
    • Health and safety is our priority. To protect students, staff and families, our district updated face covering requirements for the start of the 2021-22 school year. Students, staff and visitors must wear a face covering while inside our school. We care about our students, and we can work together to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our school will have face coverings available for those who need them.
    • Staff and families should continuously monitor their health. If a student or staff member feels ill, they must stay home.
    • Omaha Public Schools encourages everyone eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in consultation with their doctor.
  • Enhanced disinfecting measures
    • School campuses will undergo cleaning and sanitization procedures at least daily.
    • Frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized with an EPA-approved disinfectant or sprayed with an ionizer at least daily.
    • Shared materials, including computer labs and other hands-on resources should be disinfected between uses.
    • Student desks should be wiped down with an EPA-approved disinfectant or sprayed with an ionizer at the end of each day.
  • Hygiene
    • Staff will work with students to teach and reinforce proper handwashing.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout schools, where permitted by the fire marshal.
    • Staff will work with students on “respiratory etiquette,” like covering coughs and washing hands.
    • Signage throughout schools will strategies to limit the spread of germs.
    • Handwashing or sanitizing will be part of the routine when moving throughout the school, before and after mealtimes and more.
  • Mealtimes
    • Students will wash or sanitize hands before and after every meal.
    • Staff will follow public health recommendations and food safety will be prioritized at all levels.
  • Adjusted routines
    • Physical distancing should be maximized whenever possible.
    • Seating charts should be kept in classrooms to assist with contact tracing if needed.
    • Schools may adjust traffic patterns based on the needs of their location.
    • The use of shared materials should be limited when possible, and disinfected between uses.
    • Use of water fountains will not be permitted for health and safety reasons.
  • Visitors to school
    • Visits to schools must be planned in advance with school administrators.
    • If a visitor has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, we recommend they wear a face covering when on an Omaha Public Schools campus.
    • Face coverings and hand sanitizer will be available near the main entrance.
  • Contact tracing and communication
    • Each school will have a designated, isolated location for students who show symptoms of COVID-19. Any staff working in the area will have appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
    • Families will be contacted immediately to pick-up their student.
    • The building contact tracing designee will work with Omaha Public Schools health services staff to complete the contract tracing process.
    • Close contacts of an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 will receive direct communication and guidance, based on recommendations from public health and the specific circumstances of that close contact.
    • Schools will continue to communicate by email with all staff and families if an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 was on their campus while contagious.

"Central Exchange" School Store

The "Central Exchange" school store is open for business! Please access the school store using the QR code below.

OPS Nondiscrimination Policy

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation 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 accept allegations regarding non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822). The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Equity and Diversity (equityanddiversity@ops.org), 3215 Cuming St, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-0307).