Bubba’s Closet

Every year, Lincoln Public Schools Elementary Principals Network organizes and distributes winter clothing through the Bubba’s Closet event. This year’s event will look a little different due to the current pandemic safety protocols put into place.

Instead of a Saturday event, families who are in need of winter coats for their pre-school and elementary aged children are asked to fill out a form ( by Friday, Sept. 25. You will need to include your contact information, the child’s size, age and school. Elementary principals cannot guarantee a new coat for every child, but they will do their best to fulfill as many requests as possible. Coats will be distributed to students through their school during the last week of October.

Donating to Bubba’s Closet:

Those who are interested in donating to Bubba’s Closet this year are encouraged to give through the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Fund a Need campaign Funds raised will be used to help fill the coat requests from families.

Donations of new coats (tags still on the garment) will also be accepted at each elementary school. Please call your elementary school’s office ahead of time to arrange dropping off your donation.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

Zeman will hold Parent Teacher Conferences virtually via zoom or phone on Thursday, October 8th, and Monday, October 12th. If you do not have a conference date and time set up, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

The zoom link will be emailed from your child’s teacher. You will sit in the waiting room while the previous conference completes.

Breakfast and Lunch Update

Important Breakfast and Lunch Program Update

Due to the pandemic, the USDA is federally funding breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students while the federal funding lasts.  All LPS students in preschool – 12 grade and Independence Academy students will be offered breakfast and lunch at no charge starting Monday, September 14, 2020.  A la carte food items including milk and second entrees will still be available to purchase with money in the meal account or cash. LPS will communicate when the program is coming to an end for families to plan around breakfast and lunch purchases.  

Just a reminder, families must continue to fill out applications for free or reduced priced meals for the 2020-2021 school year.  You can access a meal application at

Breakfast and Lunch for remote learners will also be at no charge.

REMINDER: Meals Distribution for 100% Remote Learners

LPS is offering all PreK-12 grade 100% remote learners meals for the week to be picked up on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at three locations.   

Next week’s meal distribution for 100% remote learners will be on Monday, September 14. Go to our website for more information.

Picture Retake Day!

Picture  Retake day will be held on Tuesday, October 13th in the morning. You received a picture order form reminder in your Wednesday folders on 10/7/2020. If you are not happy with your child’s school pictures, please return your pictures on the day of picture re-takes.  If you need a new order form, please contact the Zeman office.

Picture Day ID for 9/3/2020 (Original Photo) – EVTSG89DZ

Picture Day ID for Tuesday 10/13/2020 in the morning                                     (Re-Take Photo) – EVTC992R3

If you wish to have your child’s picture retaken, all you have to do is send the original picture package back to school.  Bringing the pictures back to school will allow your child to have retakes at no charge.  Please also email your child’s teacher or call the office to let us know that you wish to have your child’s picture retaken.  Sometimes children forget to tell us that they need to have their picture taken again.

Food Bank of Lincoln

The Food Bank of Lincoln will have distributions at the same non-school location each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Our Tuesday distribution will be in the early evening and at a different school each week.

Food Bank Schedule – Click Here

ParentVUE: Entering student absences

A Report Absence button is available in ParentVUE.  Parents/Guardians can submit their student’s absence, up to 30 days in advance, from ParentVUE.

Absences should be entered in ParentVUE if the student will be absent for the entire day or first thing in the morning, arriving later in the day. Student’s picked up early from school should be called into the Zeman school office at 402-436-1169.

Chromebook help

If you are experiencing problems with your Lincoln Public Schools student Chromebook, please contact our Help Desk Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am and 4pm. Call (402) 436-1735 and be ready with your student identification number, or go to and enter your student login information.