Standing Bear News

National Blue Ribbon School, 2020

February 21, 2022

Message from the Principal

Greetings Standing Bear Families,


Hope everyone has enjoyed the long weekend. Bundle up for school tomorrow!!




Important Information from Standing Bear PTO-


Hello Standing Bear families,


The deadline for submitting pictures for potential use in the yearbook is coming up next week. Please send any pictures of school activities such as Open House, Halloween or Valentine's Day parties, bowling night, Fun Run, Girls on the Run, or the holiday program to us at ptostandingbear@gmail.com or through our Facebook account. We'll need all pictures by February 25th.



Parent/Teacher Conferences- If you have not already done so, please use the link below to sign up for conferences.



Yearbooks: Standing Bear Yearbook Preorders open in Membership Toolkit through April 11, 2022. All orders need to be placed through Membership Toolkit.



Stay positive, patient and flexible!

Sincerely,

Bridget O'Melia

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Kids Club Registration 2022-2023

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will open in early April. Stay tuned for the official announcement.

The Early Childhood Online Application for the 2022-2023

This is for Early Childhood Headstart NOT Parent Pay Pre-K

(that information is below)


The Early Childhood Online Application for the 2022-2023 school year will be held online from February 14th through April 14th, 2022. Families will be able to upload birth certificates, proof of address, income verification, and immunization records when they complete the registration online. If a parent has students already enrolled in an OPS school (including a student currently in PK), a Campus Parent portal account is the best option. This allows them to enter a new or existing student without having to re-enter all their other information. Instead, their other information, such as household, parents, emergency contacts, etc. will show and the parent will just need to confirm that it is correct or make changes as needed. If a parent needs to set up a Campus Parent portal account, have them contact their school.


https://campus.ops.org/campus/OLRLoginKiosk/ops

Parent Pay Pre-K through Omaha Public Schools Foundation

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year will open in early April. Stay tuned for the formal announcement.

Provided by Omaha Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) at 5 OPS Elementary Schools

Fullerton, Picotte, Saddlebrook, Standing Bear and Western Hills

Parent/Teacher Conferences

How to register for conferences:


  1. Use the link below to gain access to the registration
  2. You will need to select March on the calendar to get to the conference days (March 2nd/3rd)
  3. You will need to select your child's teacher. On the left where it says 'Select Staff (optional)' you DO need to select the teacher, it is NOT optional.
  4. Then select a time that is available and fits into your schedule


Conferences will be held in person, unless the parent contacts the teacher ahead of time to make other arrangements.

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Calendar of Events

Mark Your Calendars!


MARCH


2nd & 3rd- Parent/Teacher Conferences


3rd & 4th- No School for Students


14th-18th- No School (OPS Spring Break )

Notes from the School Nurse

It is the time of year when we see a variety of illnesses going around. Please read over the Health and Safety section below and follow the directives for Covid symptoms. This will assist you in determining if you should send your child to school and next steps. If you have any question's contact the health office and we would be happy to assist you.


If your child has a fever, vomiting or diarrhea they must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours without the use of medication before they can return to school. This is important in controlling the spread and making sure your child is feeling well enough to return to learning.


Thank you,

Mrs. Frazier

(531)-299-2142

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Health & Safety

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Health and safety remain our priority. To assist us with our effort in keeping students, staff and families safe, we are asking you to conduct a daily health screening on your child(ren) every day prior to sending them to school.

Please assess and/or ask your child(ren) the following screening questions before sending them to school.


Does your child have one of the following?

  • New cough

  • New onset of shortness of breath

  • New loss of taste or smell


Does your child have two or more of the following?

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater

  • Chills

  • Muscle aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea


If you answer yes to the above questions, please do not send your child to school. Instead:


• Notify the school of your child's absence


  • Contact your child's health care provider to see if your child needs to be tested

  • Contact the school for further guidance


For information on testing sites, contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444- 3400 or https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/773-where-to-get-tested


For information on COVID-19 vaccine sites please contact the Douglas County Health Department at 402-444-3400 or https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/812-

where-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine


Anyone 12 years of age are older is eligible to be vaccinated. Minors, 12 thru 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult/guardian to be vaccinated.

PTO Information

Yearbook Info-

Preorders open in Membership Toolkit through April 11, 2022- Parents and Staff Pricing available. All orders need to be placed through Membership Toolkit.

Membership Toolkit

Enroll in the Membership Toolkit- you will have access to all online forms set up for you to review and complete as needed. You will find forms for Membership, Donations, Volunteer opportunities and more.


Questions? - Please don't hesitate to contact us at ptostandingbear@gmail.com

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Parent Links & Attachments

District Transportation Information

Parents should sign up for the Here Comes the Bus App as a way to keep in communication with pick up and drop off information.


Below is information to assist you with setting this up.

Important Information from Standing Bear

Building Security

For the safety and security of our students and this building, we are asking that any parent visitor make an appointment prior to entering the building. We will continue to limit outside visitors due to Health & Safety Protocols.


Drop Off Zone

We ask that you please continue to pull all the way down to the second crosswalk if possible (by main front doors). We can then unload around 10 vehicles rather than 5.

We currently have a school staff member assisting your child to breakfast or the classroom at the main doorway for all student’s morning arrival. REMINDER: School doors don’t open until 8:35 AM for classroom entrance and breakfast opening hours.

We ask again not arrive for end of school day pick-up until 3:55pm due to traffic flow congestion issues we’re currently experiencing due to early arrivals.


Please be attentive and cognizant of all school crossing guard officials and adhere to their requests during student morning drop-off and pick-up times. Our goal is to ensure your child’s overall safety.


School Messenger

We will be using the School Messenger (Robo call or email) to communicate this year. Please make sure to contact the office if you need to update your contact information.


Birthday Celebrations

We ask that only non-food items be brought for birthday celebrations.

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, 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 address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).