Bobcat Nation Newsletter

December 2020

Please continue to reach out and connect with us - we are in this together!

It is this time of year when we count how thankful we are for what we have in our lives and this year it is especially important to take a moment to do this.

At Belvedere, we are thankful for our students - they bring joy every day and we love to see them grow and learn.

No School Friday, December 11 for PreK and Head Start Students

Winter Break December 14 - January 5

ALL students Remote Learning January 5

Special Education Early Childhood Students return face-to-face in the 3:2 model January 11

ALL students return face-to-face in the 3:2 model January 19

Any student currently enrolled in Remote Learning Everyday will remain remote unless the parent/guardian notifies the school.

The Belvedere main office will be closed beginning December 14 and will reopen on January 4.

If you need help logging in, please call the school right away at 531-299-1100 and we are happy to assist!

For our students attending face-to-face, please be reminded of a few things so that we can help keep everyone safe and ready to learn:

  • Wear face coverings and maintain social distancing
  • Bring your iPad and charger daily
  • Self monitor for symptoms and if you or a family member is ill, remain home so you can remain healthy
  • Remote and At Home Learners log on for their class Morning Meeting everyday at 8:50 AM
  • Remember to call the school at 531-299-1100 if you are going to be absent from school or Remote Learning

Remote Learners Pick-Up Times for January

If you have a fully Remote Learner, on Thursday, December 10th from 1:00-4:00 and Friday December 11th from 9:00-3:30 parents may pick up materials from school that your child will need when school reopens on January 5th. Materials will be ready for you in the front main entrance. Please come to the front door and give us your child’s name and teacher’s name or grade when picking up materials.

All students attending school in the Family 3/2 model will take their materials home on the end of their assigned day this week.

Also report cards will be mailed home to families over the Winter Break.

Meals 2 Go Information

During the Holiday Break, we plan to continue our Meals2Go curb-side meal distribution at Belvedere. The meals will be distributed between 11:30 - 1:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. The dates are below.

*December 14 and 16

*December 21 and 23

*December 28 and 30

Visit our website to learn more about Meals2Go.

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Winter Weather

We enjoyed a beautiful stretch of warm weather this past week, but the air will continue to be cold! Please be sure to have your children dressed appropriately for the weather. • We will stay outside before arrival time if the temperature, with wind chill, is above 32 degrees. • We will go outside for recess as long as the playgrounds and equipment are clear of snow and the temperature, with wind chill, is above 32 degrees.
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1:1 Technology Allows Omaha Public Schools to Maintain Learning on Inclement Weather Days

Thanks to our 1 to 1 Technology Initiative, we now have the opportunity to support students with teaching and learning at home.

"Live," or synchronous teaching and learning will take place in the morning, with teacher availability for questions or additional support in the early afternoon. Teachers will take attendance.

For elementary students, inclement weather days will begin from home at 8:50 a.m. with a morning check in, just like a regular at home learning day in our Family 3/2 Instructional Model.

It is important that students bring their district-provided iPad home each evening and families charge them each night. For additional information about our 1 to 1 Technology Initiative, please click here.

UPDATED 2020-2021 School Calendar

Omaha Public Schools has updated the 2020-21 school year calendar, featuring two important additions:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 24 is now a Yellow L-Z day, to allow for in-person student time before Thanksgiving Break
  • Family 3/2 Instructional Model shading through second semester, in 2021

Has Your Student Lost Their Belvedere Assigned Charger?

Per the Technology User Agreements signed by parents and students, accessories (chargers and bags) are not covered by the Apple Warranty or the Optional Protection Plan.

LOST Charger and Cable: The replacement cost of a lost charger (brick and cable) is $38.

LOST Charger (brick): $19

LOST Cable: $19

Unfortunately, we ask that you do not purchase your own charger to replace the lost one. Only Apple brand chargers are allowed. Off-brand chargers or chargers that are not the right voltage tend to wear on the iPad battery or cause charging issues with the iPad.

To ensure this does not happen we ask that you report the charger lost and allow us to provide a new charger rather than trying to purchase one on your own. A fine can be assessed for you to pay.

School Selection 2021-2022

During the Month of January 2021, families will have an online opportunity to submit their school choice requests for the 2021-22 school year. Beginning January 8, 2021 and ending January 29, 2021 ... parents/guardians will be able to log-in to their Infinite Campus Parent Portal and make their requests (up to 3 choices). If you have not created a Portal account yet, please do so immediately at the link below.....

PARENT PORTAL click here to create your account and be ready for January 8 !!!

Click here if you have questions concerning the OPS Student Assignment Plan and to find out your neighborhood school.

Need Help this Holiday Season?

There are a list of resources for families looking for assistance this holiday season in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties. Call 2-1-1 to get connected and get help or visit for a full list of Thanksgiving and Holiday programs.
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