Chronicle 2/5/2021

February  5, 2021

February 7 Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up/Pick A Time opens at 11:59 pm

February 9 K-5  1:33 Early Dismissal, AM Preschool classroom IN session, 

                                     PM Preschool classroom NOT in session                 

February 12  Remote Learner Material Pickup (9:00-3:30)

February 15 No School, Elementary Plan Day

February 21 Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up/Pick A Time closes at 11:59 pm

February 23 K-5 1:33 Early Dismissal,  No Preschool

February 26  Remote Learner Material Pickup (9:00-3:30)

March 2  Parent/Teacher Conferences (Remote) 3:30-7:00 PM

March 4 Parent/Teacher Conferences (Remote) 3:30-7:00 PM

March 5 Yearbook Order Deadline

March 8-12 No School, Spring Break

Lucky Cub March is Coming on March 17th!

If the PTO had a nickel for every time we felt lucky to have our Kloefkorn staff working hard this year, we wouldn’t need a fundraiser. Time to start collecting those nickels!

This year has been strange and the PTO may not be funding field trips and public art, but we want to be able to support our staff with enough classroom sets of things to stay COVID-safe, individual headphones for all students, staff appreciation, books for the bookroom, specialized curriculum, and more. The walk will look a little different, but we promise it will still be a TON OF FUN! 

Look for more information and fundraising packets to come in Friday folders next week! 

 Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up 

Parent-Teacher Conferences are going to be held Tuesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 4th from 3:30-7:00 PM. Each conference will be 15 minutes for classroom/resource teachers  and 10 minutes for specialists. Parents are asked to sign up online using the link below. Sign up will go live Sunday, February 7th at 11:59 PM and will remain open until Sunday, February 21st at 11:59 PM. We ask that you do not sign up for back-to-back conferences. Teachers will email parents zoom links for their conferences. If you have any questions,  feel free to call the office at 402-436-1148 or email Carin at csandma@lps.org. Directions for how to sign up for parent/teacher conferences can be found below.

Click here for directions

Click here to sign up

 (Opens Sunday, February 7th at 11:59 PM – Closes Sunday, February 21st at 11:59 PM) 

Valentine’s Day Party Guidance 

Valentine’s Day Parties will look different than past years, due to COVID-19.  Each grade level will have a classroom Valentine’s Day Party.

Here are the Lincoln Public Schools guidelines. 

  •  Parent volunteers are not allowed to come to school to assist with parties.
  • Traditional Valentines (paper cards) will NOT be distributed or brought to school by students.
  • Candy and non-edible trinkets (pencils, stickers) will not be brought from home and distributed.
  •   General safety precautions and guidelines used on a regular basis in the classroom, still apply to the party. (face coverings on, no touching each other, avoid shared materials for games/crafts, hand sanitizing)
  • Games and crafts are allowed if following guidelines above. 

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration ONLINE

Enroll your future kindergartener for the 2021-2022 school year! Lincoln Public Schools is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2021-2022 school year. The first deadline for families to register their child to guarantee they receive important school information is March 31, 2021.

 In accordance with Nebraska statute, children may enter kindergarten if they turn five years of age on or before July 31, 2021. Please visit Lps.org if you have a child who qualifies to attend kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year and begin the online registration process at this time.

 If your child has previously been enrolled in LPS Early Childhood or received any type of education services from LPS, do not register them on-line for Kindergarten.  This will create a duplicate record.  Please call the Kloefkorn office or email Carin at csandma@lps.org (registrar) with questions.

Special Attendance Permit 

The deadline for submitting a special attendance permit for the 2021-2022 school year was January 5, 2021. 

*If you are already attending Kloefkorn on permit, you do not need to complete another permit.

*If you have a 5th grade student and want them to attend a middle school not in your home address attendance area, you will need to submit a permit. 

*If you have an older child who is currently attending Kloefkorn on permit and have an incoming kindergarten student, you will need to fill out a permit.  

*The Special Attendance Permit is found on the LPS.ORG home page>Student Services or by contacting the Kloefkorn office.  If you have any questions,  feel free to call the office at 402-436-1148 or email Carin csandma@lps.org.

 Instructional Technology Tools (ITTs) in LPS & The LPS Portal

LPS believes that effective instruction can and should include the appropriate use of instructional technology to support learning. To that end, a District Instructional Technology Tool (ITT) Committee works to identify ITTs that are safe for student use, support district learning goals, and encourage innovative teaching and learning. All reviewed ITTs are cataloged in the LPS ITT Matrix [https://www.lps.org/apps/matrix/].

The most frequently used, approved, and supported ITTs are made available to students and staff in the LPS Portal [https://lps.org/go/YXGE]. Students access their LPS Portal by clicking the ‘HOME’ button on their Chromebook.

Need a conversation starter with your student? Ask them for a tour of their LPS Portal and which ITTs they are currently using in class.

Support for Students Learning Remotely

Remote Learning Supports

Stop by the LPS website and enter the word “remote” into the Search, Keyword field in the top-right.

The Student Support page on the Remote Learning site has links to valuable resources to support your student while learning from home. Make sure your students are familiar with the information about how to successfully connect with their teachers using StudentVue.

The Parent and Guardian Support page is filled with valuable information designed to help you help your student. Familiarize yourself with the “10 Remote Learning Things to Know.”

LPS Help Desk is available

Is your student having trouble connecting to their classes? The LPS Help Desk is available to help! Call 402-436-1735 between 7:00am-4:30pm Mon-Fri.

20-21 YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!

It’s time to order your 2020-2021 Kloefkorn Yearbook! Books are $18 each this year and will be delivered in May. The deadline to order is Friday, March 5, 2021. No extra copies are ordered and no late orders are accepted. To order, parents can go to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter Yearbook ID Code: 11701521.  Online ordering is live NOW! Don’t miss out! If you have any questions, please email kloefkornyearbook@gmail.com