Lead Engagement Specialist
The Adopt A School Partnership Program initiated in 1983, encompasses hundreds of agencies, business, and organizations that work with schools in the Omaha Public School District. Each partnership is designed to be a mutually beneficial sharing of resources to enhance the education of students and the environment of the business partner.
Examples of Partnerships
COMMUNITY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The Community Academic Achievement Awards are co-sponsored by the Community Academic Achievement Awards Committee and other community organizations. These organizations with assistance from Omaha Public Schools develop and coordinate special recognition programs for underrepresented students and parents. Examples of these programs are: 5A Awards, AWESOME Awards, HACE Awards, HOPE Awards, and Native Indian Centered Education Honors Ceremony.
5A (African-American Academic Achievement Awards):
HACE (Hispanic Academic Challengers of Excellence):
HOPE (Honoring Outstanding Performers in Education):
*2 Programs will be conducted*
AAWESOME (African-American Well-Educated Students on the Move Everyday):
Native American Achievement Awards:
Leaders from the African American, Asian, Latino American, Native
American, and Somali communities are invited to dialogue with the
Superintendent regarding community and school issues. The purpose of these
meetings is to strengthen the connection between the Omaha Public Schools and
many publics served by the school district.
The Superintendent and staff discuss key
issues such as legislation, funding, state and federal mandates, issues in the
news and other topics impacting the school district.
The community leaders share community updates,
accomplishments, concerns, and solutions.
Each community group meets with the superintendent once a year.
Additional meetings are held, if necessary.
DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DCAC)
The District Citizens Advisory Committee offers an opportunity for parents, community members and Omaha Public Schools staff to work together as partners to ensure students are successful. During meetings, information is shared, and ongoing communication takes place to better inform all involved parties about current events. This is also a time for community members to provide input on matters that affect a student’s educational experience. These meetings, which take place four times throughout the school year, are ultimately designed to keep the community informed on key issues occurring in the District.
Program Goals/ Objective:
DCAC is a vital force in all matters related to the school district.
Committee members are expected to commit to attending four meetings scheduled throughout the academic school year. Meetings are currently held at the Teacher Administration Center (TAC) Building, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.
2020-2021 DCAC Meetings:
***Due to directed health measures, the meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. There are four scheduled District Citizens Advisory Committee meetings throughout this school year. The scheduled dates and time for the meetings are listed below.
Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Family and Community Relations
Omaha Public Schools
About the Program
The Greeters Program utilizes volunteers to welcome students in a friendly and respectful way as they arrive to school in the morning. The program is presently implemented in the following elementary schools: Conestoga, Druid Hill, Franklin, Kellom, Kennedy, King, Lothrop, Mt. View, Skinner, and Wakonda.
How does it Work? Volunteers greet students at designated schools as they arrive in the morning. Volunteers work with the school to determine the days of the week and where they would like you to position yourself to greet. Volunteers are asked to greet at least once a week.
Who Participates? Volunteers come from a multitude of businesses and community organizations from across the greater Omaha area. Individuals such as parents or interested volunteers are also welcome to greet.
How do I get Involved? Individuals or organizations who want to greet should contact one of the pilot schools. Speak to the principal or building coordinator for the program. Contact the Office of Community, School and Family Engagement at (531)299-0314, if no specific school is preferred.
Every potential greeter must complete the Omaha Public Schools Application for Volunteer Services. The application forms are available on the tab found on this page, or at the school in which you want to greet. Completed forms are turned into the school at which you wish to greet.
Greeter Application Packet
Reader Application Packet