Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

Preparing for Kindergarten


To be Kindergarten Ready, there are a number of things you can help your student do. The Nebraska Department of Education has a number of resources and tips. NDE has created these booklets to help get you started.

The most important recommendations are:

  • Be enthusiastic about school. Focus on the positives. When you show that school is important to you, your child will learn that, too.
  • Help your child be at school, on time, every day. Whenever possible, make your child’s appointments for after school or towards the end of the school day.
  • Keep reading to, and with, your child daily. This can be a special time in your bedtime routine to see how much your child is learning.
  • Ask about your child’s day and about the work they brings home, too.
  • Talk to your child’s teacher often and early, especially if you have concerns. The relationships and communication between the teacher and your family is key to ensuring your child’s success.

If your child is nervous about starting school, here are some suggestions:

  • Be positive
  • Show excitement
  • Comfort but don’t encourage fear
  • Contact the principal early

The start of the school year

Currently, the plan is for kindergarten students to have the elementary to themselves on the first day of school (Wednesday, August 12, 2020). This will allow students the time it takes to tour the school without the bigger kids, go through the lunch line for the first time and feel more welcomed into the school by the entire elementary staff.

During the first two days (Wednesday and Thursday, August 12-13), all children will participate in many activities to meet friends and get to know school. Children will spend some time with each kindergarten teacher. Teachers will give informal assessments (colors, shapes, letters) and observe children during the first two days. 

What do you need for school?

Kindergarten requires only a few supplies:

  • Headphones
  • Book Bag/Backpack
  • Box of Tissues

Supply lists for all grades can be found here.

Media Inquiries
Jennifer Worthington, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1124
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

Preparing for Kindergarten


To be Kindergarten Ready, there are a number of things you can help your student do. The Nebraska Department of Education has a number of resources and tips. NDE has created these booklets to help get you started.

The most important recommendations are:

  • Be enthusiastic about school. Focus on the positives. When you show that school is important to you, your child will learn that, too.
  • Help your child be at school, on time, every day. Whenever possible, make your child’s appointments for after school or towards the end of the school day.
  • Keep reading to, and with, your child daily. This can be a special time in your bedtime routine to see how much your child is learning.
  • Ask about your child’s day and about the work they brings home, too.
  • Talk to your child’s teacher often and early, especially if you have concerns. The relationships and communication between the teacher and your family is key to ensuring your child’s success.

If your child is nervous about starting school, here are some suggestions:

  • Be positive
  • Show excitement
  • Comfort but don’t encourage fear
  • Contact the principal early

The start of the school year

Currently, the plan is for kindergarten students to have the elementary to themselves on the first day of school (Wednesday, August 12, 2020). This will allow students the time it takes to tour the school without the bigger kids, go through the lunch line for the first time and feel more welcomed into the school by the entire elementary staff.

During the first two days (Wednesday and Thursday, August 12-13), all children will participate in many activities to meet friends and get to know school. Children will spend some time with each kindergarten teacher. Teachers will give informal assessments (colors, shapes, letters) and observe children during the first two days. 

What do you need for school?

Kindergarten requires only a few supplies:

  • Headphones
  • Book Bag/Backpack
  • Box of Tissues

Supply lists for all grades can be found here.

Media Inquiries
Jennifer Worthington, Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 Ext. 1124
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