Kindergarten Online Registration opens January 1, 2020

Starting on January 1, 2020, Kindergarten Online Registration will open. More details to come

Note: Children with birth dates of 10/16/2014 – 7/31/2015 are eligible to begin kindergarten next fall (2020-2021).

LPS Permit Deadline – Jan 7

If you wish to have your child attend a school outside of your assigned attendance area for the 2020-2021 school year, you will need to fill out a Permit for Special Attendance. If you already have an active permit for your school of choice, you do not need to fill out another permit for the next school year. The Special Attendance Permit deadline is January 7, 2020. If you have questions about permitting to another school, please contact Mrs. Schirmer.

ParentVUE: Entering student absences

A new Report Absence button is now available in ParentVUE.  Parents/Guardians can now 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.

Winter Break

Winter Break

Monday, December 23, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020

Students return to school Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Winter MAP Testing

Students in grades K-1 will take the MAP Reading Fluency and students in grades 2-5 will take the MAP Growth test at least two times this school year. These tests are part of assessments required by the Nebraska Department of Education to measure student readiness to learn, and growth in reading and math prior to the state assessments. Teachers and administrators will work together to use the results to help plan instruction for students.

Following are the MAP Fluency and Growth testing dates for our school for winter:

Note: Check the Zeman Web Calendar for specific times. Times are listed below.

2nd grade Reading – December 4-5 (8:45 – 10:00)

3rd grade Reading – December 11-12 (9:30 -10:45)

3rd grade Math – January 13 and 15 (8:30 -9:45)

4th grade Reading – December 11-12 (10:15 -11:15)

4th grade Math – January 7-8 (12:30 -1:30)

5th grade Reading – Dec 11 (1:00 -2:30) and Dec 12 (1:00 -2:00)

5th grade Math – January 15-16 (9:15 -10:30)

MAP Fluency and Growth are online, adaptive tests. The difficulty adjusts to meet each student’s achievement level. If your student answers a question correctly, the next question is more difficult. If he/she answers incorrectly, the next question is easier. Students will be allowed sufficient time for each test. Because it is important to balance time spent testing with instructional time, students who take more than two hours on MAP Growth may not complete that test or receive a score. Students will also take the Nebraska State Assessment (NSCAS) in late March/early April.

During these testing periods, we encourage you to make sure your children are in school unless they are ill. The best preparation for these tests is to come to school well rested with a positive attitude toward taking the tests. It is important your child do their best on these tests so that LPS teachers and administrators have accurate information about your child’s knowledge and skills for instructional planning.

Outside Recess

On days when the temperature (including wind chill) is greater than 10 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer, students will go outside for recess whenever weather allows. Students who bring boots to change into will be allowed to go in the snow; everyone else stays on hard surfaces so we don’t track too much muck onto our building’s beautiful floors.

Thank you for helping your student dress for warmth this season.

Box Tops For Education App

The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.

Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now.

The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online.

If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing
participating products.

Here’s how it works

  1. Buy box tops products – You can find Box Tops on hundred of products throughout the store.
  2. Scan your Receipt – Use the app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase.
  3. Earn cash for our school – Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically updated at

Music Program Dates

2019-2020 Music Program
Date Group
Tuesday, October 15th 6:30 pm 3rd Grade Music Program
Tuesday, November 12th 6:30 PM 4th Grade Music Program
Tuesday, December 3rd 6:30 PM Band Concert
Tuesday, December 10th 6:30 PM Zeman Sharps Choir Concert
Thursday, December 12th 6:30 PM Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, April 7th 6:30 PM 2nd Grade Music Program
Tuesday, April 14th 6:30 PM Band Concert
Tuesday, April 21st 6:30 PM 1st Grade Music Program
Thursday, April 23rd 6:30 PM Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, May 5th 6:30 PM 5th Grade Music Program
Tuesday, May 12th 6:30 PM Kindergarten Music Program