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Saturday, August 1

Loup City Return to School Plan

I am glad to share the Loup City Public Schools Return to School Plan with our patrons. This afternoon at our board meeting the board voted to approve our plan and we are ready to begin another school year on August 13th. The plan is very detailed but here are a few highlights and probably some answers to your frequently asked questions:

  • There are 4 categories on the Risk Dial and we currently sit in the low yellow region. This means that we will be recommending our students and staff wear masks but it will not be required. When students can social distance in the classrooms we can take masks off.
  • Students riding the buses will need to wear a mask and we ask that you check their temperature before they load the bus. On buses students in the same family will be allowed to sit together. We will need to leave a seat open in between families. We will most likely be assigning seats on buses.
  • Any student participating in activities will be required to wear a mask in school vehicles.
  • The school district will provide masks to students in all grades. Masks will remain at school and will be laundered each night.
  • Students at the high school will be allowed to use a backpack to avoid lockers which make it difficult to social distance. Students will have staggered time for locker use.
  • Students will be able to use locker rooms for their PE and practice, but lockers will need to be cleared of all belongings each night.
  • Students will eat in the cafeteria but will have to use social distancing and there will be limited students at each table.
We certainly appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare for a safe school year. On Monday, August 3rd I will be hosting a Facebook Live session to share some information about our Return to School plan and answer some questions. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

March 18, 2020

Here are the details to watch the school board meeting on Zoom on March 19th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 308-745-0120 ext 202. Please forward to any district patrons who may not be on our email list.

Angela Simpson, Superintendent

Angela Simpson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: LCPS Board of Education Meeting

Time: Mar 19, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/581296902

Meeting ID: 581 296 902

March 17, 2020

Information about the special board meeting:

  • Several of the places we would normally post in the lobby are closed. We will post in as many places as possible.
  • Due to only 10 people being able to gather the board meetings will be run as Zoom meetings to allow any patron of the district to listen.
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Saturday,  August 1

Return to School Plan

March 16, 2020

Patrons of Loup City Public Schools:

As this is a fluid situation and we promised our patrons to re-evaluate the situation each night we have decided Loup City Public Schools will be closed through March 31st at which time we will re-evaluate our situation. We will continue to communicate with our patrons, parents and students as to how we will be delivering our academic programs and nutrition programs available to our students.
I appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we move through uncharted waters.

Angela Simpson, Superintendent


March 16, 2020

Notice to Parents:  Effective Monday, March 16 all NSAA activity practices are suspended until Monday, March 30th and all NSAA activity competitions are suspended until Thursday, April 2nd. These suspensions may be extended should the conditions warrant.


March 15, 2020

Good Evening:  Loup City Public Schools is planning to continue to stay open until we are informed by the Loup Basin Public Health Department or the State of Nebraska that we will need to close.

We understand that we will be informed of mandatory closure if there is a case of "community spread" in our Educational Service Unit area. Currently we do not have a case of the virus in our area. This is a fluid situation and we are in contact with state and local health departments, emergency management and the State Department of Education. We want you to know that we are trying to do the best for our students and our community.

In the meantime we will take several precautions to lessen the mitigation of the virus. Here are a few of the changes we will put into place:

  • We will not be allowing our students to travel out of the district for any school activities.
  • We will be postponing all internal activities like concerts or assemblies.
  • We will not be allowing visitors into the building.
  • We will not be allowing any outside activities to be held in our building such as youth sport practices. This will include weight room use by community members.
  • We will be continuing to allow practices but will be not be attending any sporting events until further notice.

I know that a commonly asked question is in regards to Prom and Commencement. We are unsure at this time but we will make every attempt to hold these activities but they may be delayed or announcements made closer to the time of Prom or Commencement as the picture becomes clearer.

We are finishing up our plans to address the continuation of our educational services and the nutritional needs of our students when we are asked to close the school buildings. As I said in our earlier communication, please begin to make some plans for your children now.

I have called a Special Session of Loup City Public Schools Board of Education for Thursday, March 19th at 7pm in the Loup City High School Commons to address issues related to possible school closure.

I appreciate your understanding and your communication. Please feel free to contact me by email at angela.simpson@lcpublic.org, by phone at 308-745-0120 ext 202, or you are welcome to set up a time to meet me in my office.

Respectfully,

Angela Simpson, Superintendent


March 14, 2020

Activity Notice:  District FFA in Broken Bow on Monday, March 16th has been postponed.


March 14, 2020

Activity Notice:  The Indoor Track Meet at Concordia scheduled for Friday, March 20th has been cancelled.


March 13, 2020

Notice to Parents:  We have been informed that the NSAA is regretfully suspending district and state speech contests until further notice.


March 13, 2020

Notice:  The Middle School Quiz Bowl at UNK scheduled for March 17th has been cancelled.


March 13, 2020

Notes from the Superintendent.    

I have had the opportunity to visit with some of our parents and appreciate the phone calls I have received with questions and hope we can continue to be of help. At this time Loup City Public Schools does not have the conditions necessary to close our schools. But I would be remiss if I didn't ask our families to think about and discuss a plan of action should that become necessary in the future. We continue to work with Sherman County Emergency Management, City of Loup City, Loup Basin Public Health, Educational Service Unit 10, the Department of Education and the State of Nebraska to keep up to date and do the right thing for our students.

We have and will continue to make announcements about any activity changes. To date the following activities have been cancelled: FFA, FBLA, and FCCLA State conferences.

I appreciate all of the communication and hope we at Loup City Public Schools can be helpful in this current situation.

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