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Welcome to Masters Elementary School!
We hope you enjoy visiting our Website. Our school's number one focus is to see each student reach his or her highest potential. Our overall goal is to improve student achievement. To reach this goal, we follow strategies from our annual School Improvement Plan. At Masters Elementary, the staff, parents, students, and community work together to increase student achievement. By keeping the lines of communication open, students will experience success at Masters.
Masters School provides many services to meet the needs of our students and community. Breakfast is provided before school for all students, and before and after school day care is available through OPS Kids Club. We have a hard working and active PTO that sponsors family activities, and of course, an outstanding staff teaching an excellent curriculum, supporting our goal of improving student achievement.
The Masters School Web site will provide important information about our school and events for the school year. Please visit our Web site throughout the school year. We value your input. Let us know if you have suggestions, questions, or concerns. By working together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students.
Show your Masters pride by wearing school colors, orange and black, or a Masters shirt on Fridays!
Masters School Improvement Plan
Professional Development Focus Areas
Sense (Computation/Problem Solving)
2. Balance Literacy - Comprehension
3. Writing to Learn
Dear Masters Families, October 29, 2015
PTO Meeting 6:00 Tuesday, November 3rd
Picture Retake Day Wednesday,
School Wednesday, November 25th
Recess Thursday & Friday, November 26th
Winter Program Friday, December 18th
Remember the Halloween
parade is at 2:30 p.m. Please have your
child wear Masters colors in the morning
and change to your costume in the afternoon. We wish to thank the PTO members
for organizing the Halloween parties.
Also, thanks to the numerous room parents and other volunteers who so
graciously gave of their time and talents to help each class with the parade
and party. We really appreciate all that
you did to make our Halloween a success and to make the day special for our
students. Thank you! We could not have
done it without you.
look in your child’s backpack. They may
a slip of paper that they had a special “Shout Out” from staff
that was announced to the school!
Yes! We are shouting out our
We are so proud of our Fifth Graders, they have been
dancing their feet off! Parents of fifth
graders, please join us on
November 5th at 2:30 in the gym for their performance. Dancing gentlemen must wear a shirt and tie,
and dance ladies
must wear a dress.
Please contact your Fifth grade teacher with questions.
Masters School staff
would like to thank Niki Robles, Melissa Hendricks and Masters PTO for
arranging dinner on Wednesday and Thursday evenings during parent/teacher
conferences. The meals were delicious
and very much appreciated. Thank you for
all of the nice things you do for our staff.
Masters Parents have really showed off! We had a total of 98% of our parents
that participated in Parent Teacher Conferences. We are so close to reaching
our 100% goal please call your students teacher and come up for the conference
tomorrow. Thank you for all of the parents that joined us for Halloween today
as well. We really appreciate the value that you place on education! Masters
Parents are awesome!
feel free to e-mail your comments, suggestions, or questions to
firstname.lastname@example.org I welcome your input.
LeDonna York, Principal
SCHOOL CHOICE FOR
THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
The Student Assignment
Plan for the 2014-15 school year supports the direction of the Douglas-Sarpy
County Learning Community as well as the priorities of the OPS Board of
Education—every school should reflect the
socioeconomic diversity of our greater community.
under the Student Assignment Plan:
students may attend the neighborhood─Home Attendance Area (HAA)─school
assigned by residential address.
exceptions, current OPS students may continue to attend their current
schools. Parents of
kindergarten-eligible children who now attend Pre-Kindergarten and Head Start
programs that are not located in the neighborhood school may request for the child to stay at the
current school through School Choice. Approval
depends on space availability and selection priorities under the Plan
Choice under the Student Assignment Plan:
Families may apply for
their child to attend any OPS school. Approval of a School Choice request
depends on the availability of space
at the student’s grade level in the requested school and these priorities set forth by law:
priority for approval is for a student whose sibling now attends and will continue to attend the requested school. Approval is based on available space and is not guaranteed.
priority will be given to a student who resides within the Omaha Public Schools
and who will increase the socioeconomic
diversity of the requested school.
priority will be given to a student who resides within the Learning Community
and who will increase the socioeconomic
diversity of the school s/he seeks to attend.
student who will not increase the
socioeconomic diversity of a school may be approved if space is available.
included in the Student Assignment Plan are designed to support the goal of
increasing socioeconomic diversity in every school and to assist families whose
children attend the neighborhood elementary school, but live more than 1.5
miles from the school.
SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATIONS will be distributed at school in
January, 2014 to all children now in grades 1, 4, 6, and 8. Families of children now in grades K, 2, 3,
and 5 will receive a postcard by mail in December. Those wishing to participate in School Choice
must return the postcard by December 18 to receive an
individualized school choice application in January.
RECRUITMENT LETTERS will be
mailed in December to families of students currently in grades 1-6. The purpose of the letter is to provide information
about school themes and the respective Open House dates, January 7-26, 2014. Families are encouraged to request theme
schools through the School Choice program in order for their children to
benefit from the innovative curricula and diverse environments of these
be held in January, 2014. Please attend Round-Up at your neighborhood
school based on your residential address. School Selection Applications will
be available at Round-Up for families who wish to request a different
school(s). Round-Up dates will be
publicized or check the date with your neighborhood school.
Parents are invited and encouraged to visit schools prior
to making a school choice. Please
contact the school in advance to make an appointment.
SCHOOL SELECTION will occur in mid-February with
parental notification by April 1, 2014.
If you have questions about the
Omaha Public Schools Student Assignment Plan or the School Choice process,
please contact the Student Placement Office at 557-2710.
The Omaha Public Schools District has adopted a new Standards-Based report card. The goal of the new report card is to provide parents/guardians with an accurate picture regarding their child's progress on grade level standards. Click on the link below to access additional information about the new report card and standards-based grading system.
Click here for the latest Masters Elementary Bond Updates