Burke Bulldog Weekly Update

Important information and updates for learning

Message from Principal Rasmussen

Dear Burke High Families,

We look forward to seeing our families on August 2nd and August 3rd for our Early Check-In days. We have sent packets home to our students and you should have received materials to return at our check-in days. If you did not receive a packet, please continue to come to the check-in days at your designated times. Information is included within this update.

Our district continues to monitor information for the health and safety of all of our students and has communicated to families protocols for opening school.

If you have questions about the opening of school, feel free to contact our school at 531-299-2580.

See you soon! Go Bulldogs!

We are providing updated information to this link weekly to help keep our students and families informed of information related to Burke High School and student learning for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Online School Picture Payment Options for August 2 or August 3

Take advantage of ordering school pictures on-line. Scholastic Photography has set up Pre-Order options through www.ScholasticPhotography.com

Just type in Burke High School and the Password: Bulldogs to have access to the different picture packages available.

This is an option and not required. Families will still be able to bring the Scholastic Order Form that was sent home with materials to the check-in days and pay by check. School picture packages will be available for purchase and all students will get a school identification photo (free).

What to wear to photo day:

-Solid colors do photograph best.
-Choose an outfit that will compliment the background you have chosen. We have over 10 options online to choose from!
-We do our best to get out as much glass glare out as possible! If you have a pair without lenses, bring those for photos to get the best results!
-Avoid busy patterns and graphics on clothing.
-Fall photos are cropped to a Standard Head and Shoulders Headshot.

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Student Schedules

Student schedules will be available to view on Monday, August 2nd through the Infinite Campus Student Portal. As we approach the start of the school year, schedule adjustments may occur so continue to check in frequently on the Infinite Campus Student Portal.

Early Check In Days set for August 2 and August 3

Make plans to attend one of our student check-in days on Monday, August 2 or Tuesday, August 3. This will be from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day. This information will be mailed home to each student and family the week of July 26.
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Freshman First Day is August 17

We are planning for an exciting first day for our incoming Freshman students. On this day, our Freshman students will be able get acclimated to our school procedures and routines, meet many of their teachers, see some of our outstanding performing groups and teams, and see the school spirit of Burke High School. We can't wait!

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Access

Infinite campus has been with us for many years and the opportunities to connect with our school will be increasing through the parent campus portal. OPS is adding opportunities for on-line payments and updating personal information such as addresses and phone numbers. Most of our students who attend Burke have access to the student portal. Having access to the parent campus portal requires and activation code that only our school can provide. We are attaching a couple of documents that can assist with downloading Infinite Campus Parent onto your devices. Please contact 531-299-2580 for assistance in getting the activation code once you feel comfortable with it and are at that point. We are here to help.
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Bell Schedule for 2021-2022

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Student Issued Ipad Summer Information

Beginning June 1, student Ipads will not be able to connect to the internet and apps from 10:00 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. This is during the summer months. Messages will be on the Ipads so that students will not think that they are not working or broken. The mobile hotspot feature will be disabled as well. This is a decision made at our district level. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Metro Transit service free to K-12 students!

Metro Transportation announced the K-12 Rides Free Program which will allow all K-12 students in the Omaha metro or surrounding area to use any Metro service (bus, MOBY, and ORBT) for free, any time a service is in operation.

What Do Students Need to Do?

Metro is asking that high school students show a valid school-issued ID when boarding. For those that do not have a school-issued ID, Metro will provide one. Elementary and middle school students can simply inform drivers that they are students. The program will run from May 10, 2021 through June 1, 2022 and is being funded by a local philanthropic grant.

More Information

Families who have specific questions can find more information at ometro.com/k-12 or can call Metro’s Customer Service line at 402.341.0800, or k-12@ometro.com.

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District Calendar for 2021-2022

The district calendar has been released for 2021-2022. We have provided a snapshot of the calendar here. We are also including a calendar to download for your use.
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Online Payment Options within Omaha Public Schools

Online Payment is a reliable and secure electronic payment processing solution for fees and fines transactions. The Infinite Campus Online Payment has been launched and parents or guardians can set up a payment method and select fees to pay through their Campus Parent Portal account.

Parents or guardians must have a Campus Parent account to do this. If a parent or guardian needs to set up their account, they should contact their child's school. Please contact our school at 531-299-2580 for information on setting up the Campus Parent Portal Account if you haven't done so.

Important Dates At A Glance

August 2 : Back To School Check-In 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 3: Back To School Check-In 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

August 17: Freshman First Day

August 18: All Students Return