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Omaha Public Schools adds two-hour late start and two-hour early release options to winter weather toolkit.

Understanding that safety is our top priority and every minute of instruction matters, Omaha Public Schools may utilize a late start or early release option if winter weather affects part, but not all, of a school day in the months to come.

Omaha Public Schools will strive to communicate any schedule adjustments or cancellations to families and staff the evening prior to a change.  If the forecast requires additional monitoring before a final decision is made, OPS will communicate any adjustments or cancellations as early as possible on the day of a weather event.

The items below help explain how a schedule change would impact students and families:

TWO-HOUR EARLY DISMISSAL
This announcement means the following for students and families:

  • All schools will dismiss two hours earlier than their normal dismissal time.
    • Afternoon-only early childhood programs will be canceled for the day.
  • All after school activities are canceled.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served. Service time may be changed to accommodate school needs.
  • Buses will run as scheduled in the morning and two hours earlier than normal at dismissal.

TWO-HOUR DELAYED START
This announcement means the following for students and families:

  • All schools will begin classes two hours later than normal and dismiss at the regular time.
    • Morning-only early childhood programs will be canceled for the day.
  • All before-school extracurricular activities will be canceled.
  • Buses will run routes two hours later than normal in the morning and as-scheduled at dismissal.
  • Breakfasts will not be served before the late start.
  • Lunch will be served. Times may be adjusted to accommodate school needs.

 

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