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Q3 Report Cards

Parents are able to access quarterly report cards through our online family communication portal, ParentVue. Quarter report cards will be available by 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

To see your child’s General Education, Special Education, Gifted, Band and Strings reports, please log into your ParentVue account.

Special Education MDT report, IEP, and quarterly progress reports can be found in ParentVue by clicking on the “Special Ed” tab.

General education and Gifted report cards can be found in ParentVue by clicking on the “Documents” tab.

The Report Card information tab will provide completed quarter General Education, ELL, Band and Strings grades.  

Forgotten passwords can be obtained by clicking the “Forgot Password” link . A link to reset your password will be sent to your email address.

ParentVue activation codes for a new ParentVue account or ParentVue assistance can be obtained from the Zeman School Office in person or by calling 402-436-1169.  

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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 Jumpstart will give children an opportunity to experience what school is like before the first day! For more information see our Kindergarten Jumpstart Flier. Each student will need to register for Kindergarten Jumpstart. Click here to register. We will also have an in person parent informational meeting on July 28th from 10:00-11:00 am.

Kindergarten tested dates are students with birth dates between 8/1/2016 – 10/15/2016. Starting 4/1/2021, 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 cdlouhy@lps.org (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 cdlouhy@lps.org).
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

Middle School Virtual Tours for 5th grade students

Each middle school has created transition information videos welcoming fifth grade students to their new building. This will give students the best introduction possible to their new surroundings for the next three years. You can access these videos by going to the website of your new school. We encourage you to sit down with your student to watch and review it together.

The first day of school for students next fall is Monday, August 16, 2021. This will be just for sixth grade students at the middle school so they can get acclimated to the new building without the 7th and 8th graders in attendance. 

Deadline to switch between remote learning and in-person

May 7 will be the last day families can request for students to switch between remote learning or in-person learning for this school year. The only exception will be for students who have been directed to self-quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19.

If you wish for your child to return to in-person learning for the last two weeks of school, you will need to communicate the change with your school’s office by May 7. 

Virtual Back Pack Walk

Project Extra Mile Walk – VIRTUAL

The Extra Mile Walk is a collaboration between LPS and the Food Bank of Lincoln to raise money for LPS’s BackPack program and Food Markets. This year, the walk will be completely virtual during April 26-30.

Wednesday, March 31 is the deadline to register in order to receive an Extra Mile Walk t-shirt. You can donate online and learn more about the virtual event on the Extra Mile Walk website. Please note, if you want a t-shirt, you must go through the “Register For This Event” button on the front page. 

Children are our most important and valuable assets, and research shows that healthy, well-nourished children are much better learners. During the week, our students who qualify for free and reduced lunches are provided nutritious breakfasts and lunches at school. In fact, for some students, the school’s breakfast and lunch are their only meals of the day. However, during the weekend this can create a food crisis for these children and their families; a weekend can be a long time to go without food. 

Each month, more than 5,000 LPS students at 54 schools and programs receive food support through the Food Bank’s Child Hunger Programs, including the BackPack Program, School Food Markets and Student-Parent Program. 

Thank you for your support for this crucial cause!

NSCAS Testing – March & April 2021

The NSCAS will be administered to students in grade 3-5 from March 30- April 22.

During the testing periods, we encourage you to make sure your son or daughter is 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.

NSCAS Testing Calendar
Date Time Grade/Test
3/31/2021 9:30 – 11:00 am 3rd Grade Reading
4/1/2021 9:30 – 11:00 am 3rd Grade Reading
4/7/2021 8:30 – 10:00 am 3rd Grade Math
4/8/2021 8:30 – 10:00 am 3rd Grade Math
3/31/2021 10:30 – 11:30 am 4th Grade Reading
4/1/2021 10:30 – 11:30 am 4th Grade Reading
4/14/2021 12:30 – 1:30 pm 4th Grade Math
4/15/2021 12:30 – 1:30 pm 4th Grade Math
3/30/2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 5th Grade Reading
3/31/2021 2:00 – 2:45 pm 5th Grade Reading
4/13/2021 10:45 – 11:45 am 4th grade Science
4/21/2021 9:15 – 10:15 am 5th Grade Math
4/22/2021 9:15 – 10:15 am 5th Grade Math

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

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 https://home.lps.org/ns/free-reduced/

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.