Readiness Days and Open House Information

Dear Students and Parents,

The start of school is just around the corner and we want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Remote Learning Program! School begins this year on Monday, August 16th. We will begin each day at 8:00 a.m. and normally end at 3:00 p.m. NOTE: The first three days of school, August 16th, 17th and 18th, will follow the early release schedule.

Readiness Days are August 2nd for All Students

  • Location: Lincoln East High School, Door 21
  • Students will receive their Chromebook, have their picture taken, and pick up their general supply kit.
  • Elementary students: 9:00-10:30
  • Middle School students: 10:30-12:00
  • Parents/guardians will receive a reminder email as this date approaches. Please make sure we have your correct email address in Synergy so that you receive all important information and updates about the start of the school year!

Open House

  • When: Week of August 9th. You will receive specific dates and times from your student’s teacher(s).
  • There will be a 1 hour Q and A for those parents who want to attend.
  • There will be a set time to meet the teacher and pick up supplies specific to that class.
  • The dates and times will be communicated to families via email. Please make sure we have your correct email address in Synergy.

Jump Start (Via Zoom)

  • Who: Kindergarten and 1st grade students.
  • When: August 3rd-6th, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • There will be more information emailed out to families as the date approaches.

Verifying Enrollment Information - Must Be Done Via Parentvue

PLEASE SEE THE MEMO INCLUDED IN THIS MAILING TITLED, “Remote Learning Program Parents/Guardians – Memo regarding Online Registration and Chromebook Information for 2021-2022” for more information prior to Open House.

Again this summer, parents and guardians will verify their child(ren)’s enrollment information through the online parent portal, ParentVUE. This annual process was formerly completed on a paper census form, which parents/guardians had to review, update and return to the office.

  • The first step is for you to activate your LPS ParentVUE account. You should have received an activation letter, but if you need another copy, please contact Jamie Peckham at 402-436-1412 or email her at jpeckham@lps.org. The letter allows you to activate your ParentVUE account, which will be used for the duration of the time you have a student in LPS.
  • If you already use ParentVUE, there is nothing more you need to do right now. You will be ready to do online registration/verification when it opens July 12th. If you have previously activated your ParentVUE account, but can’t remember your password, you can reset it online at https://synergyvue.lps.org/
  • If you have questions, please contact Jamie Peckham at 402-436-1412 or jpeckham@lps.org

Remote Learning Program Expectations

The goal of the Remote Learning Program is to provide an alternative educational experience for students and families as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the Remote Learning Program is conducted in a virtual environment, students will stay on track with their peers and receive instruction from certified LPS teachers. In order for this program to be successful, there are some general guidelines and expectations that must be followed by all students and families. Failure to comply with the below expectations may result in a meeting at the Remote Learning Program main office and a potential reassignment to in-person learning.

  1. Families will commit to the Remote Learning Program for at least one semester.
  2. Regular attendance will be expected by all students. This includes being logged into class via Zoom at the beginning of the period/subject area.
  3. All students will be expected to have their cameras on at all times, unless directed by your teacher to have their cameras off.
  4. Students will be expected to have a designated workplace that is conducive to learning and accessible every day. Required materials will be provided by the Remote Learning Program.
  5. Internet access will be required for all students. The Remote Learning Program will be able to assist families who may need help acquiring internet access.
  6. Families of elementary age students will be expected to assist their student in getting connected during their assigned class times, troubleshooting technology issues, and helping with appropriate online behavior, engagement, and work completion.
  7. All students enrolled in the Remote Learning Program will still be responsible for following the LPS student code of conduct. This includes appropriate language and dress code as if they were in school.
  8. Students will be expected to attend in-person during state standardized testing. The location of the testing will be dependent on the location of their teacher(s), their assigned home school, and the availability of space within the district.
  9. Families will be expected to exchange materials at a designated LPS location throughout the year. These materials will be vital for a successful educational experience.
  10. Secondary students in the Remote Learning Program will be allowed to participate in athletics and activities. It will be the family’s responsibility to communicate their student’s interest to their assigned home school.

District Dress Code Guidelines

Students in the Remote Learning Program will be responsible for following the LPS Dress Code policy.

Cell Phone Policy

While attending class via zoom, students are to have their cell phones stored in a location that will not be a distraction to them.

Technology Plan and Chromebook Information

PLEASE SEE THE MEMO INCLUDED IN THIS MAILING TITLED, “Remote Learning Program Parents/Guardians – Memo regarding Online Registration and Chromebook Information for 2021-2022” for more information. It is VERY important that parent/guardian(s) attend Readiness Days on August 2nd in order to distribute devices and sign any necessary paperwork! All students and families will have the option for enrollment in the Chromebook Assurance Program.

Questions

Be sure to give us a call at 402-436-1412 if you have any questions or need assistance! Our office hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

We are looking forward to a great year!

Casey Fries, Principal
Marci Imel, Associate Principal / Special Education Coordinator
Paul Bade, Program Counselor

A Message From Lincoln Public Schools Nutrition Services Department

NEW FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION IS REQUIRED EACH SCHOOL YEAR. Free and reduced applications are not renewable – they do not carry over from year to year.   Families who receive a letter from Lincoln Public Schools Nutrition Services Department stating that their children have been Direct Certified for free or reduced meal benefits do not need to complete an application –please make sure all the school age children in your home are included in this letter.  If one or more of your children are not listed – please call the Nutrition Services office at 402-436-1746.  Free and Reduced Meal Application will be available on-line at lps.org.  The on-line application is fast and secure taking only one to two working days to process.  If you apply on-line and have an e-mail address registered with LPS, you will receive an e-mail notification as soon as your application has been processed.  Paper applications may take as long as ten (10) working days to process.  Nutrition Services is not responsible for lost paper applications.  Free and reduced meal benefits may allow a family to receive fee waiver benefits.