Spring Break

Spring Break is March 8-12, 2021.

Year Books – Last Day 3-19

Yearbook order forms will be sent home on Wednesday 2/17/2021. If you have not received one, extra forms are available in the office.

Yearbook cost $10

Payments to Zeman Elementary

Order Deadline Date Friday, March 19, 2021

Order online at with yearbook code 12820621

Kindergarten Online Registration Open 2021-2022

If you have a child who will begin Kindergarten next fall…

Lincoln Public Schools is using an online student registration system for kindergarten enrollment. This online tool is now OPEN. Click here to start Kindergarten Online Student Registration .

Once on the LPS web page, you will see this button to begin.     

  • A family brand new to LPS should go to LPS website, click on the “Enroll your student for school” button and follow the appropriate links.
  • An existing LPS parent/guardian wanting to enroll a new child can log into their ParentVUE account and click the Online Registration button in the upper right-hand corner to get started.

Please call us if you have any questions at 402-436-1169. Ask for Chris.

Here are some helpful facts:

  • Children with birth dates of 10/16/2015 – 7/31/2016 are eligible to begin kindergarten next fall (2021-2022).
  • Notification letters for students who completed an Application for Special Attendance Permit (to attend a school different from their home school) will be mailed out by Student Services by the end of March or early April. In the past, this date was earlier. This year permits will wait until the Remote Learning Program signup is complete on Feb 18 and then staffing conferences which are the end of March.
  • A registration booklet will not be mailed to families. Click here for online forms such as Physical Exam, Vision Evaluation etc.

Kindergarten families who need to hand in paperwork, or those needing assistance with online registration can stop by the Zeman office between 7:30 am and 4:00 p.m. or call 402-436-1169.

Kindergarten Orientation will be set at a later time. More information to come via email.

Kindergarten tested dates are students with birth dates between 8/1/2016 – 10/15/2016. Starting 5/1/2021, Testing applications can be found on the district website by clicking here. Follow the instructions listed in section “Kindergarten Assessment Testing”.

District Information on kindergarten can be found here.

First day of school is Monday, August 16, 2021.

Check List

This is a quick check list of items that Zeman needs before your student starts kindergarten this fall.  All documents can be faxed to 402-458-3108, emailed to (Chris Dlouhy – Registrar) or brought into the Zeman School Office between 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Click here for online forms such as Physical Exam, Vision Evaluation etc.

Kindergarten Item Check List
Census Sheet or Online Registration
Certified Birth Certificate (You can keep original and office will make a copy of it.) (You can also take a photo of it and email the registrar at
Current Immunization Record
Health History Form or Online Registration
Proof of Dental Examination
Physical Examinations Requirements
Vision Exam
Parental Acknowledgement of Instructional Technologies in LPS Elementary Classrooms (Authority to use computer at Zeman) or Online Registration

2021-2022 Preschool Application

Lincoln Public Schools provides a high-quality, half-day Early Childhood Preschool program for children who reside within the Lincoln Public Schools.  Our preschool program is located in many of the elementary schools across the district.  Children who are at least 3 years of age on or before July 31, 2021 and who have not yet turned five as of July 31, 2021, are eligible to apply. 

Note: Zeman does not have pre-school. Your student, if accepted, would attend another Lincoln Public School.

Click here for more information

Cold Weather is coming

Cold weather will be coming very soon! Please remember to check the weather forecast each day to determine how to dress your child for school. It is helpful if you mark all jackets, coats, gloves, hats and scarves with your child’s name. This will help us get items back to the correct owner and out of the lost and found! Students will continue to go outside for recess unless the wind chill is 10 degrees or lower.

Students will also continue to line up outside in the mornings. If the wind chill is 10 degrees or lower, we will bring students inside in the morning.

Lunch, Meal Distribution and Food Bank

Breakfast and Lunch

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 … Go to our website for more information. 


Food Bank of Lincoln

The Food Bank of Lincoln will have food distributions 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.