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Student Placement Supervisor
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The Student Placement Office is responsible for assigning students to schools in accordance with the Student Assignment Plan of the Omaha Public Schools.
Student Placement Administrators are available to assist families with school selection, enrollment, transfer requests and determining student eligibility for transportation according to the Student Assignment Plan.
For more specific information regarding resources available, see the links below.
School Transfer Request (STR)
Nebraska Option Enrollment
Student Assignment Plan
Enrollment (New to OPS)
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 at the requested school & *timing of the request
• student's academic achievement & enrollment history
• student conduct (behavior record) - Level 3 or 4 offenses or repeated misconduct involving Level 1 and 2 offenses
*The Omaha Public Schools strives to protect academic integrity of coursework once a semester has begun. Research shows that students who change schools while a term is in session run the risk of substantial academic problems. School transfer requests that are made without a change in residence occurring, including requests to the neighborhood school, will be denied or delayed to the start of a new semester.
If you have changed your residence and wish to immediately transfer schools based on this new address, we ask that you make this request within 2 weeks after your move. Failure to make this request within the 2 week window may delay your school transfer until the start of a new semester.
Printable forms can be accessed below:
19-20 School Transfer Request (STR).pdf
19-20 Peticion de Transferencia de Escuela (STR).pdf
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (402)471-2795
Micki Iverson at email@example.com 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 and has been accepted.
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.
*Early Head Start will take applications at Kellom and Indian Hills Educare sites.
In order to enroll in one of the early childhood education programs listed above, you and your child can attend an Early Childhood Education Application Day, to complete the application process, have your child screened and provide:
• 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.
Early Childhood Education Application Days are held at various elementary schools throughout the district between February and March each year.
Early Childhood Office (click here)
Early Childhood Coordinator
Office: (531) 299-0303
Students are age-eligible to attend kindergarten at the beginning of the school year if they have attained the age of five (5) on or before July 31 of that year. Kindergarten Round-Ups are held at home attendance area schools every January to enroll students for each following school year.
Enrollments are also accepted after Round-Ups at the neighborhood school or at the Student Placement office at the Teacher Administrative Center (TAC) 3215 Cuming St. Contact your home attendance area school or the Student Placement Office for more details. Forms are available at round-up events if students wish to attend an option school within the OPS student assignment plan. To determine their home attendance area, parents or guardians can contact the OPS Student Placement Office or click here.
Kindergarten Enrollment Packet can be completed and brought to the enrollment site (see link below).
Kindergarten Enrollment Packet
In addition to the Kindergarten Enrollment Packet, parents/ guardians must bring the following to the Round-Ups or to enroll:
NEOP Application and Instructions - OLR.pdf
Board of Education Policy (6.02 governing non-resident students) sets the
number of International Exchange students at a maximum of 24.
These students must be affiliated with exchange programs "officially recognized
by the BOE" (J-1 Visas only).
Students may be placed for the academic school year (Fall & Spring) or for
one academic semester (Fall or Spring).
• Exchange students cannot earn a diploma.
• No student will be enrolled until all standards for admission have
been cleared through the Student Placement Office.
Information such as the student's name, nationality, age, sponsor's name and
address, etc. shall be supplied at that time.
• Admission of exchange students new to the United States will be
made only at the beginning of a semester. All arrangements
for admission in the fall semester must be concluded by August 1, prior to the
beginning of the school term. All placement arrangements for
admission to the second semester must be completed by December 1.
No placements will be made during the course of a semester.
You may submit an application as early as March 15 for enrollment during
the following school year.
• Host families must reside within OPS boundaries.
• OPS reserves the right to place exchange students at a school of
• Exchange students must agree to abide by the policies and
regulations of the School District of Omaha and the high school they are
• At the time of admission to Omaha Public Schools, the exchange
student must be at least 15 years old, but not older than 18 years 6 months (as
of the beginning of the program), and must not have completed more than 11 years
of primary and secondary education (exclusive of kindergarten).
• If possible, organizations should avoid the placement of more than
one child of a particular nationality in the same high school.
• Exchange students are encouraged to assist in some manner the
curriculum of the Omaha Public School they are attending: i.e., assist with
language classes, history classes, etc.
• OPS will only work with programs/agencies who are approved by the
Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET).
Should you have further questions, please contact Student
Families may continue to attend and apply to any elementary or middle school under the Partner Plan; however transportation eligibility will change. The Partner Plan will be implemented for the 2017-18 school year, and it will change transportation eligibility for students not attending neighborhood school starting that school year. We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the new plan now as you consider school choice and transportation in the near future at sap.ops.org.
• High school students who live in the home attendance areas of Benson, Burke, Bryan, or Central, will not receive transportation to that school.
• High school students who live in the home attendance areas of North, Northwest or South and live more than 3.0 miles from the home attendance school are eligible for transportation.
• High school students who reside in the Burke/Northwest shared home attendance area are eligible for transportation to Northwest.
OPS Transportation is provided to a transfer school (a school other than the home attendance area school) if:
Parents must report the student's lunch status in order for transportation eligibility to be determined.
1. Enrollment Forms: For forms: Click on the appropriate link(s) below, print the forms, and complete them.
2. Address Verification: Acceptable documents, for address verification, must show the name and correct address of the parent/guardian. Sources include: 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. Please bring the most recent document you can. Anything older than two months may not be accepted. In the absence of these listed documents, a driver's license will be accepted if it was issued within 90 days of the enrollment date.
3. Immunization Record
4. Birth Certificate: Present the original birth certificate at the registration site.
5. Physical and Eye Examinations: See school nurse for more information.
6. Special Education Documents: If the student is newly entering the Omaha Public Schools and has been receiving special education services in the previous school, present the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) report and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) at registration to allow for appropriate placement in the program/services required to meet the child's educational needs. If these documents are not readily available, inform the school of the previous services and provide the name and address of the previous school and district.
Enrollment sites include, the Home Attendance Area School or Student Placement at the Teacher Administrative Center (TAC), 3215 Cuming Street.
When expelled, students are assigned to the Omaha Public Schools Expelled Student Program at Parrish Alternative School. https://parrish.ops.org/
This is the only option provided during the duration of their expulsion. Once the expulsion period is over, it is the responsibility of the Student Placement Office to assign students a new school placement. This new placement may be to a traditional school setting -or- it may be to an alternative setting. The reason for the expulsion and the behavior history of the student will determine the placement setting. Students expelled twice during their secondary career will be placed into Blackburn Alternative School upon the completion of their second enrollment at Parrish.
The purpose of a reassignment to an alternative program is to provide additional structure to teach appropriate behavior. These interventions focus on maintaining the safety of the school community and correcting self-destructive and dangerous behavior.
(Board Policy 5003: 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. The District reserves the right to make the most appropriate grade level placement, class placement, and teacher assignment for students which best fulfills the needs of the students and the school district.)