Lincoln Public Schools “Back To School” Plan in effect August 2
First day of school is August 16 for many students in LPS, with some starting later that week.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The new ‘Back to School’ Plan for Lincoln Public Schools goes into effect Monday as the district gears up for students to return in just two weeks.
This plan was updated on July 30 but could be updated as COVID cases change in Lancaster County. Changes will be sent via email, social media, and on the LPS website.
The plan includes self-monitoring daily before entering an LPS building, face mask policies, vaccination expectations, visitors, hygiene, cleaning, and distancing.
One thing to note about the controversial mask question – school busses are impacted by the CDC requirements for public transportation.
“Following the federally mandated CDC requirement for public transportation, Drivers, paraprofessionals and passengers (students and staff) MUST wear face coverings on all school buses (this includes activity and athletic buses)”, the district says in the plan.
The COVID-19 vaccine is not required but is strongly recommended. Please give the school a copy of your child’s vaccination record if it needs to be updated. Children 12 and up can get a COVID vaccine in Lancaster County.
- Aug. 16: First day of class for students in grades K-5, 6 and 9
- Aug. 17: Classes in session for all students in grades K-12
- Aug. 16–18: PLC Day—Early Dismissal
- Aug. 19: First day of class for PreK students