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Mobile Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics Scheduled at Middle and High Schools

Omaha Public Schools has partnered with the Douglas County Health Department to host mobile pop-up vaccination clinics for eligible students and families at a number of schools in our District. These clinics will take place outside of the schools and are offered at a variety of dates and times. No registration or appointments are required. Look for the DCHD tent upon arrival. 

Mobile vaccination clinicJuly 29:
Bryan Middle: 12-6 p.m.
South High: 12-7 p.m.

July 30:
Bryan Middle: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
South High: 12-6 p.m.

July 31:
South High: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 2:
Burke High: 12-8 p.m.

Aug. 3:
Burke High: 12-8 p.m.
Central High: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Northwest High: 1-7 p.m.

Aug. 4:
Benson High: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Central High: 12-7 p.m.
Northwest High: 1-7 p.m.

Aug. 5:
Central High: 12-3 p.m.
Bryan High: 2 -8 p.m.
North High: 12-6 p.m.

Aug. 6:
North High: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Aug. 7:
Bryan High 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 10:
Buffett Middle: 3-7 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Middle: 3-6:30 p.m.
Beveridge Middle: 4-7:30 p.m.
Norris Middle: 2-8 p.m.

Aug. 11:
Buffett Middle: 3-7 p.m
Davis Middle: 3:30-7 p.m.
Lewis & Clark Middle: 3-6:30 p.m.
King Science Center: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Monroe Middle: 3-7 p.m.
Norris Middle: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hale Middle: 12-6:30 p.m.

Aug. 12:
Davis Middle: 3:30-7 p.m.
McMillan Middle: 4:30-7 p.m.
Morton Middle: 5-7 p.m.
Marrs Middle: 5-7 p.m.
JP Lord: 5-6:30 p.m.

Fall 2021 Student Enrollment Fair

Omaha Public Schools invites families new to our district, and current families requiring a new school due to a change in address, to attend our in-person student enrollment fair.

The event is scheduled for July 20-22 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily at the Teacher Administrative Center (TAC) board room at 3215 Cuming St.

Families must bring required documents for registration including:

  • Birth certificate or I-94
  • Immunizations
  • Address verification

Staff from Student Placement, Student and Community Services, Student Information Services and English as a Second Language (ESL) will be on-hand to assist with enrollments.

If you have questions, please call the Student Placement Office at 531-299-0302 or visit our Student Placement page for more information

July Meals2Go Updates

Dates: 
RESCHEDULED: July 13
July 19
 
Pick-Up Time:  11:30 - 1:00
 
Schools:
Bancroft
Belle Ryan
Benson
Belvedere
Beveridge
Bryan Middle
Dodge
Field Club
Gateway
Hale
Indian Hill
Jefferson
Joslyn
Kellom
Kennedy
Liberty
Lothrop
McMillan
Norris
Oak Valley
Pawnee
Prairie Wind
Skinner
Sunny Slope

Online Surplus Auction July 9-15

Online Auction
July 9-15

  • Band instruments and uniforms
  • Industrial equipment
  • Nutritional equipment
  • Furniture
  • Surplus vehicles and equipment

Open house to view vehicles and equipment:
Saturday, July 10, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
3833 N. 72nd St.

Vehicle and equipment pickup July 22-23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Other auction item pickup July 19-21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 4224 N. 30th St.

OPS Online Auction

District seeks stakeholder input on priorities for COVID-19 relief funds

Omaha Public Schools is working with students, staff and our community to determine how to best utilize federal relief funding connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds provide support to schools and are intended to minimize the disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and support the academic, social and emotional well-being of students.

In March 2020, the ESSER I Fund provided Omaha Public Schools with $23.2 million. This fund was utilized in May 2020 when the Board of Education approved the purchase of 54,400 internet-enabled iPads to prepare for the 2020-21 school year and support blended learning beyond that time. This fund also supported our health and safety efforts, allowing Omaha Public Schools to be among the first large, urban school districts to responsibly return to in-person learning.

The ESSER II Fund provided Omaha Public Schools with $86.4 million, and this summer the ESSER III Fund has allocated an additional $194.1 million. These funds have not yet been utilized. Collaborating with our students, staff, families and our community is a priority for our district as we move forward together in planning for the use of ESSER II and III funds. Our district has an important responsibility to use these funds wisely so they can make a lasting, positive impact for our students.

The Omaha Public Schools ESSER II and III plans will be built on four key pillars:

· Academic recovery and acceleration supports
· Well-being of students and staff
· Infrastructure for the future
· Family and community engagement

Public engagement for the ESSER II and III Funds will begin with a survey to Omaha Public Schools students, all staff and all families. The email will also contain information about in-person engagement sessions which will be held at schools across our district. Virtual engagement sessions will be held for those who are most comfortable with that opportunity.

District staff provided additional details on the ESSER I, II and III funds during a presentation to the Board of Education on Monday, June 21. Click here to watch the Board presentation or view the presentation slideshow here.