Superintendent Briefing

June 2020

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A Note from Dr. Hanson, Superintendent

Hello NPPS Families,

I would like to start by thanking each of you for your patience as we continue to develop our Return To School planning. As you are aware, the guidelines and recommendations are ever-changing, and we are adapting based on these changes.

Due to this ever-changing information, we invite you to visit our Return To School page under the students & parents tab of our website at

On this time you will find:

1. Return to School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

2. Submit Your Questions Here for Return To School 2020-2021

3. Sunday Spotlights

4. Return to School Plan ~ 2020-2021

More details will be shared through the summer via school message, email, text, and social media.

On a final note, we are very excited to host our NPHS graduation on July 25, 2020, to learn more about graduation visit our graduation page at NPHS Graduation.

Best Regards,

Dr. Ron Hanson, Superintendent

North Platte Public Schools

Entering The Buildings

Health, safety, and providing a supportive learning environment continue to be at the forefront of the minds of community members, the board of education, staff, and the administration for North Platte Public School District (NPPSD). As we continue through the summer and into the fall, NPPSD will continue to secure the entrance of the McKinley Education Center. Additionally, all employees and guests will be required to swipe into buildings using the RAPTOR system. We appreciate your continued support in our efforts to provide a healthy, safe, and supportive learning environment to those we serve.

Thank you,

Stuart Simpson

Madison, Adams, & NPHS Picture Day

Picture Days for Grades 6-12

As we continue to social distance due to COVID-19, we are trying something new for school portraits this year. We are hosting NPPS grades 6-12 school portraits from July 28 - 30 at North Platte High School. We need all secondary students (Grades 6-12) to schedule a school portrait session on July 28 - 30 between 4–8 PM.

Benefits To Taking Photos In July

Proper Social Distancing

School ID's available on the first day of school

Students can bring one person with them to help make sure the session goes well

Online previews will be available before ordering

Earlier Re-Takes if needed

Less chance of cancellation due to possible COVID restrictions

Sessions will be at North Platte High School, July 28-30, From 4:00–8:00 PM.

SCHEDULING. To help us provide the best possible experience, we require you to select a 30-min block for each student. If you have multiple students in your household, you may choose the same time block when you complete the form each time (one form submission per student). We will use the responses to determine staffing. These are not individual appointments, so expect other families to be present. Proper distancing and guidelines will be enforced for your safety. Depending on volume, your appointment may extend beyond the 30-minute block – we ask for flexibility as we navigate this new experience.

Schedule your session here:

ORDERING. Because of our accelerated timeline, pre-ordering is not available. You will receive proofs within one week of your session, at which point you can view and order online. This way, you get to see your student's photos before deciding what to order!

WHAT ABOUT ELEMENTARY? Picture Days for Grades PreK-5 are not affected and will occur once school begins. You will receive more info about your child's picture day in the coming weeks. Please do not schedule elementary students for the secondary session times.

We realize this may not be convenient in the middle of your summer, and we genuinely appreciate your cooperation. If you absolutely cannot make any of these times, make-up dates are being scheduled for the second week of school.

See you soon!
the Nebraska Portraits Team


*All data collected will be used for the sole purpose of communications for NPPSD school portraits.

Kids Klub

Kids Klub Virtual Fitness

Kids Klub began a virtual fitness series titled Kids Klub Fitness Wars. Each participant ordered a t-shirt and has been sending in photos of themselves and their families doing various activities throughout North Platte and surrounding areas. We even had a few shirts go to Lincoln, Omaha, Kearney, and Wyoming!

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, Kids Klub Director, Carrie Lienemann will go live on the Kids Klub Facebook page and feature a new activity done right here in North Platte. So far we have walked Cody Park and went on a bike ride with our dogs. Still to come are a diving lesson with Deland Humpherys, a certified dive instructor, a jazzercise session with Maddy Krebs, water safety interview with Ms. Trudy, Cody Go Karts Mini Golf, skateboarding with Brodie Lienemann, and LOTS MORE! Stay tuned!

At the end of the fitness series, we will do a live drawing, and 20 student participants will win a trip to The Sports Shoppe to pick out a new pair of shoes.

We continue to work with our district leaders as well as our local and state leaders to come up with a return to school plan for Kids Klub. At this time, we ask that you stay tuned to and the Kids Klub Facebook page for information on back to school. As always, the safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. We thank you for your patience as we work through the ever-changing sea of information. We are doing everything we possibly can to ensure a safe transition back to after school time. See you in the fall!

Have a wonderful summer!

Carrie Lienemann, Director


The technology department has been busy reimaging staff computers this summer with important security updates. The cleaning and repairs of our staff and student computers are also underway and we are getting everything ready for the return to school in August.

Calls are going out to families of students who have completed their remote learning classes to coordinate the check-in of their Chromebook device. If you have questions concerning your student's Chromebook check-in you can call 308-535-6060.

Mobile Food Pantry

July - Mobile Food Pantry

Tuesday, July 14th, 1pm

1220 West 2nd Street

North Platte, NE

Mobile Food Pantry

North Platte High School

1220 West 2nd Street

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

1:00 pm – Until Food is Gone


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 Food Bank of the Heartland. Drive up to the gate by the Northeast corner of the football field. Patrons will drive through the alley between the football field and the high school building, exiting on West A Street. DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR for any reason, the boxes will be placed in your trunk or an open window.

Nebraska Family Helpline (888) 866-8660

Any problem. Any time. Raising kids is hard. The Nebraska Family Helpline is here to help. It is OK to ask for advice. Resources for parents & families available 24/7 (888) 866-8660

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connect With Us

NPPS Mobile App

We are happy to share with our North Platte Public Schools community the release of our updated mobile app. The app is designed to get quick access to district and school information, news and events. You can access the new mobile app in both the Apple App Store and Google Play store. Simply search for "NPPSD" in either store. -- Brian Tegtmeier, Director of Technology.

NPPS Mobile App

Learn More About Becoming A School Business Partner

The School Business Partnership Program enhances learning by connecting students and teachers to business partners resulting in learning experiences that are authentic and relevant in order to better prepare students for the future.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Visit this link to view the NPPS Non-Discrimination Statement

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