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School to Resume August 17th

August 11, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back! We hope that you had a great summer. Please look over the information, below, and on the reverse side. If you have any questions, please call.

Registration: On August 16, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. there will be an open house to finalize classes with the most current class schedule for 6-12 grades.  If you are unable to come in that evening, please stop by the office on or before the first day.  New enrollments--if you haven’t registered your child for school, please call the school and set up an appointment with Mrs. Guenther for students in grades 6-12.  ***Students in grades 6-12 report to the gym at 8:10 a.m. for an assembly on the first day of school. ***

First Day of School and School Hours:  

School begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 3:52 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Fridays, school begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:08 p.m. The Friday early out will be used for staff development. The first day of school for all students will be Thursday August 17, from 8:10 am to 3:52 pm. 


Food: Full stomachs produce higher achievement. The school offers a breakfast ($1.25) and lunch (K-5 $1.75, 6-12 ($2.00) program.  Parents must put money in a meal account for their children to draw from. Without funds, students can charge up to $10.00. Students may also qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Applications are included in this mailing or can be picked up in the main office. Extra Milk or Snack Time Milk prices are $.40 per carton.

PowerSchool: PowerSchool allows you to review your child’s academic progress and attendance online.  Contact phone numbers may also be updated and it is the parent responsibility to notify the school when your phone number changes.  Go to the following web address to create an account https://niobraraschools.powerschool.com/public.  If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the school at 402-857-3322.

Bus Service: Students will load and unload from the bus area in front of the building. The bus area is closed to other traffic when buses are present (7:30-8:20 am; 3:15 - 4:10 pm).   Drivers should enter the parking area on the North and exit in the East.

Bus Route Drivers:  West Route—DeLynn Minarik, 402-229-3296; Hwy 12 Route East of Housing---Samantha Beaudette, 402-608-4848; Ranch Route/Hwy12 Housing (Pick up 7:20-7:30 a.m.)---Terry Zach, 402-857-3564 and Laurie Stout, 402-373-2603; Howe Creek/Center Road and South---Penny Reynolds, 402-851-0520.  Please call the driver if you have questions about pickup or drop off times.

Office Staff: Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Messages: It’s very difficult to get messages or deliveries to students. Please work with your child to ensure good communication about appointments and transportation and save celebrations for after school. If there is a family emergency, please call the school office.

Health Record Forms:  Enclosed in this mailing, are the health record forms that our school nurse would like filled out on each child attending school this year.  This will help her with day-to-day routines when checking on the kids when she is present in the building.

We are all excited about beginning a new school year. This is the time when everyone can start over with a fresh slate and begin working on our hopes and dreams that are limitless. The administration, faculty and staff at Niobrara Public Schools are looking forward to an inspiring and gratifying educational experience for all of our students.

In prior years we have emphasized the importance of collaboration among the “school, parents, and the community”. We want to utilize our electronic and print capabilities to promote ongoing and continuous communication with all of our stakeholders.  Alert Solutions will be a continued service that will allow each child to have phone numbers and email addresses for messages to be delivered.  It is critical that the information we have is accurate.  Please fill out the enclosed Emergency Contact and Medical Information form.  We don’t want you to miss a thing.

Thank you in advance for your continued support.


Mrs. Margaret Sandoz, Superintendent                                



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