LPS hosting six ‘Digital Citizenship’ events this fall
Lincoln Public Schools will host six community events this fall centered around safety in technology and social media. LPS has partnered with Ryan Sothan from the Consumer Protection Division of the State Attorney General’s office, a state leader in best practices for the use of technology for families and students.
Each presentation is the same, and all are free and open to all ages. Attend the presentation that fits your family’s schedule best:
● Mickle Middle School – Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.
● Culler Middle School – Sept. 27, 6 p.m.
● Scott Middle School – Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
● Pound Middle School – Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
● Park Middle School Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
● Schoo Middle School, Nov. 17, 6:45 p.m.
About Sothan’s presentation: Think of “Digital Citizenship: Rules of the Road for Safely Navigating the Information Superhighway” as Driver’s Ed, a primer designed to raise awareness and prepare families and students to drive and interface with today’s information technology—including social media and smartphones—in a safe, responsible, and respectful manner.
About Sothan: As Outreach Coordinator within the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Ryan has statewide responsibility for developing and implementing community-based initiatives for educating Nebraskans in the areas of consumer fraud, predatory and illegal business practices, and Internet safety.
After each presentation, LPS will have staff available for parents to ask questions regarding technology in schools, including Chromebooks – a device being rolled out to LPS students over the next two years.
As part of Lincoln Public Schools endeavor to make information easily accessible to families we are pleased to inform you that your students free & reduced eligibility notification letter will be provided to you on-line. We believe that this will be a more effective and useful process for all our families, as well as serve as a wise use of school district resources.
You will receive an e-mail from “School Lunch Status” with the subject line: “Eligibility Status Is Available!” In the e-mail you will be provided a link to your family’s eligibility notification. You can view or print your students’ eligibility letter anytime throughout the school year. E-mail notifications will be sent in lieu of U.S. postal mail when you provide an e-mail address on your free & reduced meals application or if you have a valid e-mail address on file at your student’s school. Please allow up to 2-3 business days after submitting your online application or up to ten business days after submitting a paper application to receive your eligibility notification. Applications submitted without an e-mail address will be sent via U.S. mail.
The on-line application can be accessed by clicking on the “Free & Reduced Meal Application” link under Popular Pages on the LPS Home page: http://www.lps.org
Paper applications can be picked up at your child’s school or at the District Office (5905 O Street). Please call the Nutrition Services Office at 402-436-1746 if you have questions regarding the Free and Reduced Meals program.
School begins August 15th! We are working hard getting ready for the new school year. Enjoy the rest of your summer and we will see you soon!
Below is link to a document to answer basic questions about Kindergarten assessment and if your child is ready:
Kindergarten Assessment Q&A-2014