Message for Clinton Families – Week of May 11

May 9, 2020

Dear Clinton Families,

Happy Mother’s Day weekend!  I hope everyone is healthy and safe as we head into the second to last week of the school year.  Thank you for continuing to support your student(s) in remote learning.  We continue to see an increase in our student engagement.  Go Comets!

I will be sending a separate email to fifth grade parents soon.  This email will provide information about return and retrieval schedules and procedures for Clinton Elementary fifth grade students.  Also coming soon will be an invitation to fifth grade families for Zoom graduation on May 21 at 2:30.

We will be holding our annual Title I parent meeting this week via Zoom.  We will be meeting on Thursday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m.  Parents can use the following link if you’d like to attend the meeting.

https://lps.zoom.us/j/94650220468

Here is the LINK to the CAMP (Computer-Art-Music-P.E.) updates for the week.  May is bike safety month and there is great information and reminders included about bicycle safety as more and more children will be out riding bikes.

Again this week, our K-5 students can join our Clinton Clinicians (Mrs. Brown, Mr. Rohde and Mrs. Towle) for a Zoom Lunch Bunch.  Lunch Bunch happens on Wednesday from 11:30 to 12:00 and focuses on a short social skills activity and connecting with students.  Students can use this link  https://lps.zoom.us/j/5489628846 to join.  They look forward to seeing more Clinton Comets this week during Lunch Bunch!

Grab and Go meals are available at Clinton Door 3 each Monday from 11:00 – 12:30.  This will continue through the month of June.

Below is important information from LPSDO.  As always let me know if you have any questions or need anything.  All my best to you and your families!

Take care,

Angee Luedtke – Principal

Important Information from LPSDO:

Chromebooks

Students in grades 2-11 will be keeping their Chromebooks at home over the summer unless they are leaving Lincoln Public Schools. Families may refer to this resource with best practices to care for the device until school resumes

Please note:

Grade 5
Fifth grade students will exchange their elementary Chromebook for a middle school Chromebook at a later date. Your child’s middle school will communicate these procedures to you at the appropriate time.

Elementary grades and report cards

Students in K-5 will not receive a fourth quarter report card because of remote learning.  All students are promoted to the next grade level for the 2020-21 school year. Students in differentiated classes will receive report cards from the third quarter.  We will be sending them to parents at the end of the school year.  If you have questions regarding promotion, please call your school principal.

Apply for SNAP benefits

Do you need help paying for groceries? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people buy food when they can’t afford it. You may be eligible for hundreds of dollars toward your grocery budget each month.

Call your local SNAP hotline to apply: 855-444-5556. They are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Bilingual service in English and Spanish.

When you call, please have the following information available:

Food distribution

LPS Grab-and-Go meals 

Any family can pick up free meals weekly for their children ages 1-18 every Monday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information about distribution locations, go to our website lps.org and enter keyword “food”.

From the Food Bank of Lincoln

Any family is welcome to pick up pre-packaged bags of food from the Lincoln Food Bank during their food distribution. More information about their schedule can be found here. 

MyLNK App

The MyLNK app provides a free, one-stop guide of resources in Lincoln. This app makes it easy for families to learn about, connect, and utilize services in our community. The MyLNK app works without a data plan or Wi-Fi. It is available to download for both Android and Apple phones. Click here for more information.

Chromebook and Zoom Tech Support

If you are experiencing problems with your student Chromebook or using Zoom, please contact our Help Desk Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call 402-436-1735  or go to help.lps.org and be ready with your student identification number.

Kindergarten Registration & Assessment

Do you have or know a child that will be five before July 31 and ready to start kindergarten? It’s time to register! Because of current health directives, we are only taking online registrations at this time. Please visit our website to start the registration process. You will need your child’s birth certificate to get started. If you have questions or can’t fill out the online application, please call your school.