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Device and Material Pickup

Hello Mustangs.  We are happy to announce that we will have a device/educational material pick up this Saturday, August 15, 2020.  Grade level teachers, administrators and counselors will be present at this event during their time slot.  To try and maintain a level of social distancing please report during the scheduled times below and wear a mask.  If you have multiple children, please attend at the time of your oldest child’s last name.  Below are the time slots based on students last name.

All List are Based on Your Students Last Name

6th Grade – A-K – 7:30am - 8:30am       &                 6th Grade – L-Z – 8:30am – 9:30am 

7th Grade – A-K – 9:30am – 10:30am      &               7th Grade – L-Z – 10:30am – 11:30am 

8th Grade – A-K – 11:30am – 12:30pm    &               8th Grade – L-Z – 12:30pm – 1:30pm  

Key Reminders

  1. Insurance is available for the iPad, which is $20, and you must pay with either cash or check (please make checks out to “Monroe Middle School”)
  2. The initial log-in will take anywhere from 3 to 4 minutes but could last up to 15 minutes as experienced at some other schools during device distribution.
  3. Please bring your old device (laptop and/or hotspot) as an exchange if you still have one.
  4. Band & Strings students need to pick up a book and instrument from door #5 (see attached pdf).

If you are not able to attend this event on Saturday, we will have a makeup opportunity to pick up your items on Monday from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.  During this time teachers will not be available and limited staff will be limited to assist you with log-in help so please be patient upon your arrival. 

Please click on the PDF for a visual map and locations of events.  An email will be sent on Friday with a list of what teams your student will be on and which could also be accessed in the parent portal (for more information to sign up on the parent portal please contact clara.barnes@ops.org

 

Remote Learning Updates 

Hello Mustangs.  I am sure by now you have received notification that we are going remote to start the school year, which will at least last until the end of the 1st quarter.  It is imperative that all parents/guardians contact information is updated within our system as email will be our primary method of communication to families.  You should have received an email from me (the principal) on 8/10/2020 titled Remote Learning Updates.  If you did not receive this communication, it is because your email is not updated, or you have unsubscribed at some point from our district being able to communicate with your through email.  Please email clara.barnes@ops.org to update your current email or to re-subscribe to our email list and be sure to include the name or your student(s) and the email you wish to use.   

We are in the process of completing our device distribution plan, which will be communicated later this week.  We wanted to make sure that you are aware that every parent/guardian and student need to sign the iPad agreement form, which has an optional insurance package that is $20.  If the form is not completed, you will not be able to pick up your device.  I highly recommend that you purchase the insurance, but this is not a mandatory fee to have the iPad.  The user agreement is attached and posted on our webpage, which can be printed and brought with you during the device pick up day.  We will have more user agreements available onsite when you pick up the device if you do not have access to a printer.  It is important to note that we still have 200 student laptops that are currently checked out to students and 5 hot spots that should be turned in so we can exchange your device with the new iPad.  

 

Sorry we are not able to be with you in person, but we are looking forward to the opportunities we have with technology, so we will see you soon.   


Mr. Dillon - Principal 

 
Sports Physicals

Dear Monroe Families:

The health and safety of our students and staff is our priority.  We care deeply about the well-being of our students and student-athletes.  Regular visits with a physician is critical to be sure students are healthy and ready for athletic opportunities.  

Pre-participation physicals will remain a requirement for the school year to come.  We hope the visit is an opportunity to not only get required immunizations and complete a wellness check for athletics, but to also discuss precautions and opportunities to remain healthy throughout the school year.  

 

                   REGISTRATION/TRANSFER WITHIN OPS

Registration/ Transfer withing the OPS District

You will need to provide proof for the following: If your child is already attending an OPS school and your address has changed: The address is outside the school’s attendance area; You are transferring within OPS.  The following documents can be used as proof and you will also need to complete a STR form:

  • MUD Bill                                        * OPPD Bill                           * Superintendent’s Letter
  • Lease agreement                         * Telephone Bill

If you and your children are currently living with someone (besides yourself or spouse) and the documents above are in someone else’s name you will need to complete a Residential Affidavit.  The affidavit will need to be completed by the person in who’s name the proof of address is under.  The school’s Student Support Liaison will then review the information.

                      REGISTRATION FROM OUTSIDE OF OPS

Registration from Outside the OPS District

If your child is coming from another school district; city; state; or country, you will need to provide the following documents to complete enrollment (this can be done at the school or at the TAC building below):

  • Proof of Address                                        Teacher Administrative Center (TAC)
  • Current Immunizations                             Student Placement Office
  • Birth Certificate or I-94                             3215 Cuming Street

Omaha, NE  68131-2024

You will be asked to sign a release to request records from your child’s previous school.  7th Grader’s are required to have a physical on file.  7th and 8th grade students who plan on participating in sports are required to have a sports physical as well as provide proof of insurance before being allowed to participate.

Please note:  Students who are entering into OPS from another school district and who currently receive Special Education Services will be required to enroll under a 45 day placement (which is in place so that your child can get set up with the proper services).  The school Student Support Liaison will directly handle these enrollments.