Superintendent Briefing

April 2021

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A Note from Dr. Hanson, Superintendent

Dear, Teachers, Friends, & Families,


Spring break is near. I want to thank each of you for your continued hard work and dedication to NPPS and our students. I hope that you can take the time to reflect, relax, and be with family and friends during this Spring Break. Once we return, we will be in the home stretch, making that final push to the end of the school year while continuing to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

We have had an exciting school year, and we are blessed to have had the opportunity for in-person learning for the entire school year. All of this would not be possible without all NPPS staff, students, and parents' hard work and dedication. Thank you for all you do for the students. I appreciate your commitment, and I am honored to be on your team! We are better together, and together we accomplish great things.


WE ARE NPPS!


Dr. Ron Hanson, Superintendent

North Platte Public Schools

March Bulldogs Of The Month

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Mark Your Calendar

April

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


May

9th Graduation

18th End of 4th Quarter - Students LastDay

19th No School - Professional Learning

20th-24th Possible Snow Day Make-up days


July

*27th 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. School Photo Day For All NPPS Students (PK-12) & Staff @NPHS

*28th 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. School Photo Day For All NPPS Students (PK-12) & Staff @NPHS


August

*1st Noon - 5:00 p.m. School Photo Day For All NPPS Students (PK-12) & Staff @NPHS


*Stay Tuned ~ More information will be out soon about our summer photo sessions!

Kids Klub

Summer Planning Moving Full Steam Ahead!

Kids Klub is moving full steam ahead with our Summer 2021 planning.


Our Summer Academy is currently full and will contact any waitlist families if/when openings become available.


Afterschool Professionals Week is April 19-23; please be sure to tell your favorite after-school staff how much they are appreciated.


Currently, Kids Klub is partnering with NP Community Playground Build Committee and NPPS Preschool Director, Peggy Romsheck, to enhance our outdoor classroom at The Buffalo Early Learning Center. Once our grants are written and our funding secured, we hope to have two great places for our families to enjoy spending time with their children.


Thank you to everyone who continues to support our efforts to keep your children safe, healthy, and engaged after school.


Carrie Lienemann, Director

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Making the Vaccine Decision: Addressing Common Concerns

Most parents choose to vaccinate their children according to the recommended schedule. But some parents may still have questions about vaccines, and getting answers they can trust may be hard.

With so much information—and sometimes incorrect information—available today, learning the facts before making health decisions is very important.


Read this article in its entirety at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/why-vaccinate/vaccine-decision.html


Other helpful resources: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/growing/images/global/CDC-Growing-Up-with-Vaccines.pdf

End The Spread Roll Your Sleeves

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ENROLL NOW!

Pullbub Preschool and Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Visit nppsd.org to learn more!



Please contact Connie at the District welcome center with any registration or enrollment questions at welcomecenter@nppsd.org or (308) 696-3310.

March - Mobile Food Pantry

Tuesday, April 13th, 1pm

1220 West 2nd Street

North Platte, NE

Mobile Food Pantry

North Platte High School

1220 West 2nd Street

Tuesday, April 13, 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 the Food Bank of the Heartland. Please start the line OUTSIDE of the school parking lot next to the tennis courts. DO NOT COME INTO THE PARKING LOT PRIOR TO THE SEMI UNLOADING THE DISTRIBUTION ITEMS. If you are in

the parking lot prior to the gates opening we will ask you to move your vehicle. When the mobile distribution begins, cars can drive up to the gate by the Northeast corner of the football field. Patrons will drive thru the alley between the football field and the high school building, exiting on West A Street. Use only to entrance closest to the tennis courts to avoid congestion as students leave after school. While waiting for the distribution to begin you need to follow all traffic laws. Do not block driveways or streets for any reason. Safety is our number one concern and we do not want anyone to get hurt.

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Discontinuing PayPam

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.


Thank You,

Brian Tegtmeier

Technology Director

North Platte Public Schools

Campus Parent and Campus Student

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CAMPUS PARENT

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PARENT FAVORITES:

Accessing student grades
Give that praise and encouragement for that A or B they studied hard for!

Review attendance and absences
Get real-time notifications if your student is absent.

Seeing assignments due or upcoming exams
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Notifications for School/District Announcements
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Lunchroom information
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Access to assignments that are due (or missing), 24/7.

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Know when prom tickets go on sale or when school is closed for a snow day!

Easy-to-use schedule
A new semester brings new classes. Knowing where to go from the palm of your hand.

Connect Today
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Campus Parent

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).

Alexa terms and conditions.


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NPHS Journalism to Sell its Photos

Press Release

Release: Friday, March 26, 2021

Contact: Lori Larson

North Platte High School Journalism adviser

llarson@nppsd.org

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NPHS Journalism to Sell its Photos

“Can I get a copy of that?” is often asked of North Platte High School Journalism photographers while on assignment. For the first time ever, the “J-Squad” (Journalism Squad) will be selling their photos to the public starting Friday, March 26 at nphsjournalism.smugmug.com.

The students creating the NPHS Bulldogger student newspaper and Round Up yearbook spend 12 months a year documenting the school year through both photos and reporting. Journalism adviser Lori Larson said the students take hundreds of shots at each event. “Many photos never make it into a publication because of space,” she said. “Now, people can see all of our outstanding photos.” Larson said selling the photos is a service to the parents, students and community. “Our photographers have been able to capture many of the moments that parents and fans didn’t get to see this year,” she said. “We want to share those.” Yearbook news editor Jay Castañeda has been building the site. “We have taken tens of thousands of photos this year, but tried to make a site that is easy to navigate so you can easily find your sport, event or person,“ he said. Castañeda organized the photos into folders by school year, then subject (like: football, one-act plays), and then event date. People can buy a digital download for less than a dollar each. However, commercial usage downloads, prints and gifts will cost more. Photography editor Elsacia Buck said journalism photographers analyze their photos and pick out the best ones for publication, but other photos may be important to parents, students or their friends. The photos available for sale will include all of the shots, even the ones that might be poorly composed or out of focus. “That photo might

be the only one taken of a student,” she said. Castañeda said that journalism students plan to upload previous years’ photos before the end of this school year.

Proceeds from the sale of NPHS Journalism photos will go towards enrichment opportunities for journalism students.

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COVID-19 Resources

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Return To School ~ Plan, Playbooks & Resources

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Nebraska Family Helpline (888) 866-8660

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Talking to Children about COVID-19

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