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Placement Office 
 (531) 299-0302

Fax: 531-299-0397

studentplacement@ops.org

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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FAQ click here (English)

FAQ click here (Espanol)

Welcome to Student Placement

The best way to contact us is by email: studentplacement@ops.org -or- phone 531-299-0302.  There are links below for online enrollment (new to OPS) or school transfer requests (current OPS student).   

Early Childhood Office (Pre-Kindergarten & Head Start)... please call 531-299-0303

The school transfer request applications are available below.  

Click here if you have questions concerning the OPS Student Assignment Plan and to find out your neighborhood school.  

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open.    In order to be eligible, your child must turn 5 years old on or before 7/31/2021.  There will be no in person Round-Ups this year.  Enrollments will be completed on line.    

· Students must reside in the OPS attendance area

· If you have questions or need assistance with your registration, please call 531-299-0302 or email studentplacement@ops.org

School Choice: All students are placed into their home-area-school.  This is the only enrollment we can offer at this time.    You can find that school by visiting www.sap.ops.org and entering your address. Beginning April 15, we will accept transfer requests.   

For students who are new to the district and who do not have an older sibling in OPS: ONLINE ENROLLMENT (click here)

Do you already have a Campus Parent Portal Account?  If your student is currently in an early childhood program through OPS (or Educare) -or- have an older sibling in OPS:  go to the Campus Parent Portal.  If you need assistance with Campus Parent Portal account, contact your child's school.    PARENT PORTAL (click here) 

Only use paper applications if you have difficulty with the online process. See above for online links. 

Click here for the general registration paperwork. 

Haga clic aquí para ver la documentación de registro general

For the 2021-22 School Year Only.    

Click here to request an ELEMENTARY school transfer.

Click here to request a MIDDLE school transfer.

Click here to request a HIGH SCHOOL transfer.  

Click Here to request one of our MULTIPLE PATHWAY programs. (grades 9 - 12) 

Click here if you prefer a PDF copy to download and mail (US Postal or eMail)  

21-22 School Transfer Request_English.pdf      21-22 Peticion de Transferencia_de_Escuela

Please expect a response to your request within 7 days of your submission.   Most secondary buildings have reached capacity enrollment.  Neighborhood requests will still be approved.    Requests for non-neighborhood middle or high schools will likely not be approved. 

Transferring students while the academic semester is in session may cause a substantial disruption to the student’s academic progress and the classroom environment at the receiving school.  Unless a student has moved, transfers during the academic term will be denied or delayed until a new term begins.  This may include requests for the neighborhood school. 

At the elementary, middle and high school levels the current Student Assignment Plan (SAP) allows a student to attend their home attendance area (neighborhood) school based on the student's residential address.  In addition, students can apply to attend a non-neighborhood (transfer) school.  This request must be approved by the Student Placement Office.  Approval of application request is subject to:

• space availability (capacity) at the requested school
• student's academic achievement & enrollment history
• student conduct (behavior record) - Level 3 and/or Level 4 offenses or repeated misconduct involving Level 1 and Level 2 offenses

Students returning to OPS from Alternative settings may be placed into an OPS Alternative program.  Policy 5003 (Art 5) It shall be the responsibility of the administration to determine academic placement decisions involving students, including situations where students transfer into Omaha Public Schools from other educational settings.  Policy 5005 (Art 5) Students shall attend the school in the attendance area in which they reside unless assigned to some other school. An assignment to a school other than the attendance area school may be made as a result of the Student Assignment Plan, special needs transfer, due process or special education.

Haga clic aquí para solicitar una transferencia de escuela de primaria.

Haga clic aquí para solicitar una transferencia de escuela secundaria.

Haga clic aquí para solicitar una transferencia de escuela preparatoria.

Haga clic aquí para solicitar una transferencia de múltiples caminos.

2021-22 Peticion de Transferencia de Escuela

¿Necesitas más ayuda? Llame al 531-299-0302 o envíe un correo electrónico a studentplacement@ops.org si desea solicitar una llamada telefónica para recibir asistencia con la inscripción.

Los estudiantes que regresan a OPS desde entornos alternativos pueden ser asignados a un programa alternativo de OPS. Política 5003 (Art. 5) Será responsabilidad de la administración determinar las decisiones de colocación académica que involucren a los estudiantes, incluidas las situaciones en las que los estudiantes se transfieran a las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha desde otros entornos educativos. Política 5005 (Art. 5) Los estudiantes deberán asistir a la escuela en el área de asistencia en la que residen a menos que sean asignados a otra escuela. Se puede hacer una asignación a una escuela que no sea la escuela del área de asistencia como resultado del Plan de Asignación del Estudiante, transferencia de necesidades especiales, debido proceso o educación especial.

NEW ENROLLMENTS & RETURNING STUDENTS

We are now accepting enrollments for the 2020-21 school year.    This is meant only for students who are not currently enrolled with the Omaha Public Schools.    We have the following options available to you:

1.       Online Enrollment –Click here if:

o    You have the ability to scan or take a picture using a smart device (phone or tablet) and…

o    Can attach documents electronically   https://campus.ops.org/campus/OLRLoginKiosk/ops

2.       Email Enrollment - if:

o    You have the ability to print enrollment paperwork, and

o    Have the ability to take a picture using a smart device (Phone or Tablet) and,

o    Can email attachments, see below for the enrollment documents 

      2020-21 Secondary Enrollment Forms - English.pdf

      2020-21 Elementary Enrollment Forms - English.pdf

      Release Of Records.pdf

o    Once completed, send a scanned copy to studentplacement@ops.org

3.       US Mail Enrollment – if:

o    You have the ability to print enrollment documents at home: see below for the enrollment documents 

     2020-21 Secondary Enrollment Forms - English.pdf

     2020-21 Elementary Enrollment Forms - English.pdf

     Release Of Records.pdf

o    Once completed, mail to Omaha Public Schools / Student Placement, 3215 Cuming St. Omaha, NE  68131  

4.       Need further assistance? Call 531-299-0302 or email studentplacement@ops.org if you would like to request a phone call for assistance with enrollment.

Students coming to OPS from Alternative settings may be placed into an OPS Alternative program.  Policy 5003 (Art 5) It shall be the responsibility of the administration to determine academic placement decisions involving students, including situations where students transfer into Omaha Public Schools from other educational settings.  Policy 5005 (Art 5) Students shall attend the school in the attendance area in which they reside unless assigned to some other school. An assignment to a school other than the attendance area school may be made as a result of the Student Assignment Plan, special needs transfer, due process or special education.


NUEVAS INSCRIPCIONES & ESTUDIANTES QUE ESTAN REGRESANDO

Estamos aceptando inscripciones para el año escolar 2020-21.   Esto es solo para los estudiantes que no están actualmente inscritos en las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha.  Tenemos las siguientes opciones disponibles para usted:

  1. Inscripción en línea – Haga clic aquí si:
  2. Inscripción por correo electrónico – Haga clic aquí si:
  3. Inscripción por correo regular – Haga clic si:
  4. ¿Necesita ayuda? Llame al 531-299-0302 o envíe un correo electrónico a studentplacement@ops.org si usted gusta solicitar que le llamen para ayudarle con su inscripción 
Los estudiantes que se inscriban en OPS desde entornos alternativos pueden ser asignados a un programa alternativo de OPS. Política 5003 (Art. 5) Será responsabilidad de la administración determinar las decisiones de colocación académica que involucren a los estudiantes, incluidas las situaciones en las que los estudiantes se transfieran a las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha desde otros entornos educativos. Política 5005 (Art. 5) Los estudiantes deberán asistir a la escuela en el área de asistencia en la que residen a menos que sean asignados a otra escuela. Se puede hacer una asignación a una escuela que no sea la escuela del área de asistencia como resultado del Plan de Asignación del Estudiante, transferencia de necesidades especiales, debido proceso o educación especial.

 

In the State of Nebraska, parents may opt to educate their children at home, rather than through the local public school district.  The process is referred to as "Home School" or "Exempt (Home) School Process" and is administered through the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). 

To access NDE's Exempt (Home) School Program, click HERE.

Please address questions to the contacts below:

Beth Bolte at beth.bolte@nebraska.gov or (402)471-2795

Micki Iverson at mick.iverson@nebraska.gov or (402)471-1894

**Please note, students will remain enrolled in OPS and are subject to the state mandatory attendance law until the assigned OPS school confirms that families have applied for the Exempt (Home) School Program. 

 Are you returning from Home Exempt Status?   Placement will most likely be made at your neighborhood school or the last OPS school you attended (if you had a previous enrollment).   Contact the Placement Office if you are looking to return to OPS. 

 

General Information and Eligibility Guidelines

In order to be eligible for the Pre-Kindergarten Program children must:

• Be four years old on or before July 31 of the year they wish to attend

• Have a completed application with all required paperwork submitted and on file.

• Qualify based on an assessment score and other eligibility criteria.

• Reside within the boundaries of the Omaha Public Schools.

 

In order to be eligible for the Head Start Program, children must:

• Be three or four years old on or before July 31 of the year they wish to attend

• Meet federal income guidelines.

• Reside in Douglas County.

 

In order to be eligible for the Early Head Start Program at Educare of Omaha children must:

• Be birth to three years old.

• Meet federal income guidelines.

• Reside in Douglas County.

*Early Head Start will take applications at Kellom and Indian Hills Educare sites.


Enrollment Information

In order to enroll in one of the early childhood education programs listed above, provide the following documents on this online application:

• A certified birth certificate for your child.

• Immunization records for your child.

• Proof of address (Billing statements from MUD, OPPD, Cox, or Century Link, or a rental or purchase agreement for the residence).

• Income Verification Proof of Family income for the previous 12 months such as TANF/ADC,SSI,Child Support,1040,W-2’S,8453,Self Declaration ,12 months of check stubs, Employment letter, etc.

For students who are new to the district and who do not have an older sibling in OPS: ONLINE ENROLLMENT (click here)

Do you already have a Campus Parent Portal Account?  If your student is currently in an early childhood program through OPS (or Educare) -or- have an older sibling in OPS:  go to the Campus Parent Portal.  If you need assistance with Campus Parent Portal account, contact your child's school.    PARENT PORTAL (click here) 

 Early Childhood Office (click here)

Jorja Brazda-Witters
Early Childhood Coordinator
(531) 299-9678
Office: (531) 299-0303
Email: jorja.brazda-witters@ops.org

Only use paper applications if you have difficulty with the online process. See above for online links. 

Click here for the general registration paperwork. 

Haga clic aquí para ver la documentación de registro general

 

The enrollment option program is established to enable parents or legal guardians of any kindergarten through twelfth grade Nebraska student to enroll and attend a school in a Nebraska public school district in which the student does not reside.   Option Enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year were due March 15. Students accepted via this process are not eligible for transportation.   You may access this application by visiting Student Placement or by clicking HERE.

NEOP Application and Instructions - OLR.pdf

Applications can be submitted after March 15, however, you must visit with your resident school district first and obtain a release.     A release from your resident district does not guarantee acceptance into the Option district.