Liberty Family Newsletter

April and May 2021

Ilka Oberst, Principal and Jeff Rotherham, Assistant Principal

Dear Liberty Parents,


It’s hard to believe how quickly the end of the school year is approaching. Even though this has been such a difficult year for everyone, it's still an exciting time to celebrate the learning that has taken place throughout the year.


Thank you for support this year. Our teachers have worked very hard to help students catch up with learning. Liberty will be hosting Next Level Learning (Summer School) for those students who registered in March. We will be sending home a letter during the first week of May as confirmation. If you are interested in sending your child but he/she is not registered, you can call the office to put them on the waiting list.


As I have shared with you via email, I will be retiring at the end of this school year.


I have loved being part of the Liberty Elementary community. Our dedicated staff, bright students and engaged families make this a very special place. I know that great work will continue.


Our district has begun the process of identifying the next principal for our Liberty Elementary community. Look for more information to come in the weeks ahead. Once that leader is identified, I will work with our team to ensure a strong transition for the year ahead.


I look forward to seeing you at dismissal or in the morning to say good-bye. I am remaining in Omaha and hope to see you around town. Thank you for sending us your amazing children. We are so fortunate to have the best students and families in Omaha!

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Attendance Counts!

Whether "remote every day" or attending in person, students are expected to attend every day as well as complete and submit all coursework.


  • 8:50 AM – 4:05 PM Student hours
  • 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Office hours
  • 8:25 AM – 9:00 PM Grab and Go Breakfast (Free for all students)


8:50 AM - School begins. Please come to school every day on time. Please call the office with any questions, tech issues, or illness. 531-299-1740

The Counseling Team is Here to Help!

Are you in need of assistance? Confidential Referral to Counseling Department: Please inform us of your needs in order to assist your family in as many ways as possible. Liberty may be able to help directly or provide a referral to a resource in the community. Completion of this form is optional.


Please note that a request for information is not an application or guarantee of service/goods due to limited availability of programs and resources. If you prefer to speak directly to a Liberty staff member, please call 531-299-1748. Click here to complete a Needs Request form.

Our Mission: Collective Commitments

  1. We will provide a welcoming and safe environment for all students, parents, staff and community members.

  2. We will teach students using a challenging, rigorous and developmentally appropriate curriculum.

  3. We will model and encourage lifelong learning by collaborating and participating in professional development.

  4. We will encourage parental involvement by sponsoring opportunities for parents to be involved in their students’ education.

  5. We will monitor student learning and growth to ensure academic success.