Enjoy Your Summer!
Information for families with a student entering 7th grade in the 2023/2024 school year. We know there is a great deal of information coming home from school, but we want to especially make you aware of a Nebraska requirement for students entering a public school entering 7th grade. Families of 7th grade students for the 2023/2024 school year need to provide the following information to the school your child attends – or will attend:
- Evidence of a physical examination completed by a physician, physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse. This exam must have taken place within the last six months, prior to the start of school. Now is a great time to make your school physical appointment with your student’s provider.
- Students must be current with all school required immunizations and provide proof to the school.
There are many resources available and the school nurse can assist you if you have questions about either of these items. Nebraska law requires students to have immunizations completed by the first day of school. Lincoln Public Schools extends a grace period for immunizations, allowing families to make necessary appointments and have them completed by the end of first quarter.
Students who have not submitted complete immunization records to the health office by Oct. 12, 2023 will not be allowed back to school until immunization records are submitted and up-to-date. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school nurse at 402-436-1225.
Access to 4th Quarter Grades in ParentVUE
At noon on May 30th, the district will switch the student information system to the Summer School term. Until that time, you can review final grades in the ParentVUE Report Card tab. After that, final grade information can be found in the Documents or Course History tab.
Lincoln Public Schools families,
Congratulations on the conclusion of another amazing school year! Check out all of our photos and videos from #LastWeekLPS on our special webpage. Thank you for your continued collaboration and support this school year.
We will continue sending family updates on the last Friday of each month throughout the summer to help you prepare for the upcoming school year. If your contact information has changed recently, please update it with your child’s school so we can continue to reach you with important information throughout the summer.
Here is an index to help you navigate this month’s message:
- Graduation Information
- Kindergarten Registration
- Preschool Registration
- Summer Camps and Learning Opportunities
- High School and Middle School: Jobs and Extended Learning Opportunities
- May is Mental Health Awareness Month
- LPS Interview Fairs
- Changes Coming to Medicaid
Congratulations to the class of 2023 – high school graduation celebrations are here! Check out our website for information and how to watch the livestream of each ceremony.
Kindergarten Registration – Register now!
It’s not too late…Do you have a child that will start kindergarten next year? Lincoln Public Schools is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents of children turning five years of age on or before July 31, 2023 can register their child online now.
Go to lps.org and click on the red “Enroll Your Student” button. Here you will also find all the information necessary for registering, the required documents needed and answers to frequently asked questions.
When registering, you must provide:
- Certified birth certificate
- Current immunization record
Families who wish to have their child enroll at an LPS school outside of their attendance area should fill out a Special Attendance Permit which is available at any school or on our website. Questions about kindergarten registration should be directed to the school your child will attend.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in an LPS Early Childhood Program should already be signed up for kindergarten and need not register online. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.
Parents who do not have access to the online registration, or wish to register their child in person, should contact their attendance area elementary school as soon as possible.
Questions about kindergarten registration should also be directed to the child’s attendance area school.
2023-2024 Preschool Registration is now open
Lincoln Public Schools provides a high-quality, half-day early childhood preschool program for children who reside within the Lincoln Public Schools attendance area. Our preschool program is located in many of the schools across the school district. Children who are at least 3 years of age on or before July 31, 2023 and who have not yet turned five as of July 31, 2023, are eligible to apply.
Visit our website for more information, or contact email@example.com.
LPS Summer Camps and Learning Opportunities
Teaching and learning doesn’t stop during the summer at Lincoln Public Schools! Check out our website for the latest opportunities offered at our schools.
High School Summer School
High school summer school is open to students who were in grades 9-12 during the 2022-2023 school year. The summer school program provides an opportunity for all high school students to continue their learning during the summer and earn additional credits.
Check out our website for more information.
Lincoln Public Schools offers high-quality, affordable workshops to help students prepare for the ACT college exam in June and July. Registration for Summer workshops will open on May 1. Click here for more information.
Summer Athletic Clinics are offered through all 7 LPS High Schools and are conducted by the individual sport coaches at their respective locations. Clinics are offered in various sports and are available for students entering grades 3-12 for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here for more information.
Summer Technology Program
The Lincoln Public Schools Summer Technology Program is provided for students entering grades 4 through 9 in the fall of 2022. The goal of the program is to provide upper elementary and middle level students a fun, exciting, and challenging opportunity to explore their interest in computers and technology. Click here for more information.
There are multiple opportunities for students entering grades 4-12 who have an interest and passion for music. Check out our website for information and registration information.
High School and Middle School: Jobs and Extended Learning Opportunities (JELO)
Is your child looking for a job or other extended learning opportunity? Students can use their Chromebook or LPS Student Portal account to check out our electronic bulletin board by going to lps.org and typing in the keyword “JELO”. (Students must be logged in to their LPS Student Portal to view the board.)
Students in grades 6-12 will find information about a wide variety of opportunities available. This includes activities, camps, jobs and internships. We update the board every Wednesday afternoon.
Are you a business or organization wanting to share your opportunities with LPS students?
If so, please enter the information about your program/opportunity here: www.bit.ly/stujobslps.
Once you submit the information on the form, we will review it to ensure that it fits with our Board policies and regulations before we post it to the electronic bulletin board. Once an opportunity is posted, students in all middle and high schools are easily able to access the information. Please note: anyone outside of the LPS network or without LPS Portal access will not be able to access the eBulletin board.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
While 1 in 5 people will experience mental illness over the course of their lifetimes, everyone will face challenges that can and will affect their mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Lincoln Public Schools is taking this moment to remind you: You are enough, and you are not alone.
We can help connect you to resources to support you and your child. Reach out to a trusted staff member, or use any of these resources available day or night:
- CenterPointe Helpline (Lincoln): 402-475-6695
- Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 9-8-8 or 1-800-273-8255
- Your Life Your Voice (Boys Town) 1-800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121 (text charges from your phone carrier may apply)
- Safe2HelpNe.org or call 833-980-SAFE(7233)
LPS Summer Hiring and Interview Fairs
Are you looking for a career that makes a difference in the lives of children? Lincoln Public Schools will be hosting three interview fairs for those interested in applying for bus drivers, transportation paras, food service workers, food service manager trainees, head bakers, head cooks and custodian positions. We have over 150 positions available.
Click on the links below for more information about these opportunities:
Fast Track to Hiring Day – Transportation (bus drivers and paras)
Tuesday, May 30
10am – 6pm at Steve Joel District Leadership Center (5901 O Street)
Qualified candidates will be offered a job on the spot pending the successful completion of background and reference checks. Paid training over the summer to help prepare you for the start of the school year.
For more information, go to lps.org/fasthire.
Open positions include bus drivers, transportation paras, food service workers, food service manager trainees, head bakers, head cooks and custodians.
Tuesday, June 13
12 – 6pm at Scott Middle School
Wednesday, July 12
12 – 6pm at at Steve Joel District Leadership Center (5901 O Street)
For more information, go to lps.org/hr/fair.
IMPORTANT – Changes coming to Medicaid
Do you or your children have health insurance through Medicaid? Be on the lookout for a renewal letter in the mail from Nebraska Medicaid. To ensure you receive this critical piece of mail, make sure your address, email, and phone number are up to date with Nebraska Medicaid. You can update your information in any of the following ways:
- Online at ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov
- By phone:
- Omaha: (402) 595-1178
- Lincoln: (402) 473-7000
- Toll-Free: (855) 632-7633
- TDD: (402) 471-7256
The renewal letter will tell you one of three things:
- Nebraska Medicaid is renewing your Medicaid or CHIP coverage,
- Nebraska Medicaid is ending your Medicaid or CHIP coverage, or
- Nebraska Medicaid needs more information to determine if you or your family member still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.
If Medicaid needs more information, a renewal form will be included.
For more information, visit Nebraska Medicaid’s webpage: https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Medicaid-MOE.aspx
Remember: Update your address so you don’t miss this important piece of mail.