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Student Enrollment Fair

The drive-through student enrollment fair is for families new to the Omaha Public Schools or families requiring a new school due to a change in address.
Dates: July 7 – August 7 (weekdays)
Times: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Teacher Administrative Center (TAC) parking lot, 3215 Cuming St.

Documents required to enroll in school: 

  • Birth Certificate or I-95
  • Immunizations
  • Address Verification
COVID-19 safety guidelines are being followed.
Please come wearing a mask. 
When possible, limit your visit to just one member of the household. 
 
You may also enroll online: https://campus.ops.org/campus/OLRLogin/ops 
 
 

Central High Graduate Headed to West Point

Emilio Haynes​​​​​​​In just a few short weeks, 2020 Central graduate Emilio Haynes joins the United States Military Academy at West Point as the only Cadet in his class from Nebraska. Now, as we celebrate America this Independence Day, he looks to his future serving our country while earning an education.

This wasn’t originally the plan. Haynes had applied to a mix of universities including Augustana, Briar Cliff, Morningside and UNL to study engineering. Then in the fall of 2019, a Central graduate from West Point came to the school to recruit outstanding students.

As a star wrestler and member of band, Haynes earned a variety of accolades including membership in the National Honor Society and O-Club which honors athletes who excel in academics. Teachers put his name forward to speak with the recruiter.

“She told me all about the school and all the great things that come out of it and all the great things it’ll prepare me for in the future,” Haynes said. 

His mother was supportive, since she grew up with a military background. After a lot of thought and prayer, Haynes decided to join 20,000 other applicants for one of roughly 1,000 spots in the prestigious academy which also comes with a full scholarship.

For most applicants, the process begins in their junior year of high school, so Haynes had to move fast to complete everything before the deadline. He filled out his application and completed a mix of academic and fitness tests, but one of the most important parts was getting a recommendation from a U.S. Representative or Senator.

Representative Don Bacon’s team interviewed Haynes and his academic performance, ambitious personality and thoughtful answers to their questions made it clear he was worthy of a nomination.

“I said to myself that if it all plays out and if it all comes together, then it’s meant to be,” Haynes said.

First, Rep. Bacon called to congratulate him and inform him of his nomination. Then came a letter of acceptance from West Point, but to Emilio’s mother Alma Haynes, it still didn’t feel real. Then came a knock at the door from a second lieutenant to congratulate the family.

“We were in shock,” Alma Haynes said of his acceptance. “I pretty much cried the whole time when the lieutenant came to the house to explain the whole process.”

Haynes sets off for the upstate New York academy in mid-July. After completing the rigorous Cadet Basic Training program, he’ll begin his courses in engineering. In four years, he will graduate and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.

After serving, he hopes to start a family and give back to his mom and dad. For now, he’s enjoying time with loved ones while gearing up for this new opportunity.

“I’m actually really pumped,” he said. “I’m always looking forward to growing in a new way, especially since I’m meeting people from around the country. It’ll be an amazing experience to learn.”

Omaha Public Schools congratulates Emilio Haynes for his incredible accomplishment. He and all 2020 graduates make us #OPSProud.

 

Special Education Services Meeting

NON-PUBLIC School Consultation Meeting

On Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:00 P.M., a meeting conducted by the Omaha Public Schools will take place virtually through Microsoft Teams. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an opportunity for parents and representatives of non-public schools to participate in the development of a plan for providing special education services to children with disabilities who attend non-public schools and home schools which are within the Omaha Public School district for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents of a home schooled child or a child attending a non-public school who has been or may be identified with a disability and attend a non-public school within the Omaha Public School district are urged to attend. If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Kara Saldierna, at (513) 299-9461 or kara.saldierna@ops.org.

If You Have Moved in the Past Year, Please Update Your Address

Student Transportation has begun to develop bus routes for the 2020-21 school year. To ensure that eligible students are accurately routed, it is important that any changes to your student’s address, which has not already been updated with the District, needs to be updated with the Student Placement Office no later than June 15, 2020.

 

To update your address, please contact our Student Placement office by one of the following options:  

Email: studentplacement@ops.org  (preferred)

Phone: 531-299-0302 (you will need to leave a voice message and we will return your call.)

 

All address changes will require verification.  If you are unable to email a copy of your proof of address , please let us know so we can assist you in another method. We accept any of the following documents for proof of address: OPPD, MUD, Century Link or Cox Cable statements, a purchase or rental agreement for the residence, a Medicare/Medicaid card or, if the student is in foster care, a Superintendent's Letter.  Address verification must show the name and correct address of the parent/guardian.

 

This message is intended only for families who have moved to a new address within the past year and have not updated the information with the District.     

 

Thank you for your attention, and for your support of Omaha Public Schools.