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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

Information and Resources for Ralston Public School Staff and Families


Ralston Public Schools is committed to the health and safety of our staff and students.
This webpage is provided as a communication resource for families and staff and will be updated on a regular basis.
 
Throughout this developing situation, we continue to work closely with our local and state health officials. All decisions will be made in conjunction with their recommendations and guidance.


District Hotline

If you have a general question for the district, please call or leave a message on the Information Line at 402-331-4700.  The line is available from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Due to the many questions we may receive, we will do our best to respond to you within three business days.



School Closure Information

Ralston Public Schools is curretly closed through the end of the school year (May 31, 2020).

** Update - Thursday, May 21, 2020 Letter to Families **

• Click HERE to read the District message sent to all families on Thursday, May 21st.

• Haga clic AQUI para leer el mensaje del Distrito enviado a todas las familias el jueves 21 de mayo. 

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• Click HERE to read the District message sent to all families on Thursday, May 7th.

• Haga clic AQUI para leer el mensaje del Distrito enviado a todas las familias el jueves 14 de mayo. 

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• Click HERE to read the District message sent to all families on Thursday, May 7th.

• Haga clic AQUI para leer el mensaje del Distrito enviado a todas las familias el jueves 7 de mayo. 

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• Click HERE to read the District message sent to all families on Thursday, April 30th.

• Haga clic AQUI para leer el mensaje del Distrito enviado a todas las familias el jueves 30 de abril. 

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• Click HERE to read the District message sent to all families on Thursday, April 23rd.

• Haga clic AQUI para leer el mensaje del Distrito enviado a todas las familias el jueves 23 de abril. 

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• Click HERE to read the District message sent to all families on Thursday, April 16th.

• Haga clic AQUI para leer el mensaje del Distrito enviado a todas las familias el jueves 16 de abril. 

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• Click HERE to read the District message sent to all families on Thursday, April 9th.

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Haga clic AQUI para leer el mensaje del Distrito enviado a todas las familias el jueves 9 de abril. 

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• Click HERE to read the District message sent to elementary and middle school families on Thursday, April 2nd.

• Click HERE to read the District message sent to high school families on Thursday, April 2nd.

• Haga clic AQUÍ para leer el mensaje del Distrito enviado a las familias de primaria y secundaria el jueves 2 de abril.

• Haga clic AQUÍ para leer el mensaje del Distrito enviado a las familias de la escuela secundaria el jueves 2 de abril.

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Click HERE to read the District message sent to RPS families on Tuesday, March 17.

Click HERE to read the District message sent to RPS families on Friday, March 13.  



Learning Opportunities for Students - Click HERE

Providing access for learning opportunities for students is important to Ralston Public Schools. We encourage students to stay engaged throughout this time away from school.

Messages are in both English and Spanish.  (Los mensajes están en inglés y español.)

• Click HERE to view the message emailed to Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth-Grade Families

• Click HERE to view the message emailed to Ralston Middle School Families

• Click HERE to view the message emailed Ralston High School Families

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Thursday, March 19 Message to Families About Learning Opportunities

• Click HERE to view the message emailed to Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth-Grade Families.

• Click HERE to view the message emailed to Ninth-Grade through Eleventh-Grade Families.

• Click HERE to view the message emailed to Ralston High School Senior Families.



The Return of School Owned Items
 

Ralston High School

At this time, students are being asked to return:

• Students and parents, we need your help in returning any outstanding unused textbooks and library books you may have at home. A box for textbook return will be placed inside the main entrance to Ralston High School. The front doors will be open Monday through Friday, from 8 am-3 pm.   

We appreciate your assistance in this process. Please plan on returning your books as soon as possible. If you are still using your textbook to complete schoolwork, hold on to them for now but please plan on returning to RHS once your course is complete. 



Food Distribution for Students in Need

** Updated May 21, 2020 **

Food Distribution Plan for the Summer

Ralston Public Schools plans to offer food support to District families in need throughout the summer months.  The District will continue to offer free grab and go breakfast and lunch on May 26 and 27.  Listed below is the updated plan for food distribution.  

Thursday, May 28th - Same distribution sites (RHS & RMS) and the same distribution times (10 am to 1 pm). Students will receive six days of meals. Breakfast and lunch will not be available again until Tuesday, June 2nd.

Starting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The District will transition from food distribution four days a week to one day a week. Every Tuesday throughout the summer from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Ralston High School and Ralston Middle School will distribute seven days worth of free breakfast and lunch meals.  All individuals under the age of 19 are able to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost.  

• Pick-up locations for both breakfast and lunch 

- Ralston High School -  8969 Park Drive (food distribution at Ralston High School will be out of DOOR #22, right off of the cafeteria. Families can access the location by turning into the school's back parking lot off of 90th Street and follow the signs to the door.)

- Ralston Middle School - 8202 Lakeview St. (food distribution at Ralston Middle School will take place out of the main entrance of the school)

• Summer Days and Hours (Starting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020):

• Every Tuesday, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Each Tuesday, students will be able to pick up seven days worth of meals.

• Meals will be Grab and Go.  Asking students to take their food home to limit the amount of people gathering in these locations.  

• All individuals under the age of 19 are able to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost.   

• We please ask that young children be accompanied by an adult as we will not have staffing available for supervision beyond our food service staff.  

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Click HERE to read the District message sent to RPS families on Saturday, March 14 about food distribution sites for students in need.

Click HERE to read the English version of the District message sent to RPS families on Monday, March 23 regarding this change. 

Haga clic AQUÍ para leer la versión en español del mensaje del Distrito enviado a las familias de RPS el lunes 23 de marzo con respecto a este cambio.

Additional Resources for Food

Click HERE to view a list of the May Mobile Food Pantries offered through the Food Bank for the Heartland.


 
Community Resources

Click on the links below to access a PDF document providing links to community resources in a variety of different categories. 

Communty Resource Document (English)

Documento de recursos de la comunidad (Español)



Internet Connectivity

Cox Communications offers low-cost home internet for families who qualify. As we provide opportunities for students to remain engaged in learning while school is closed, we want to make you aware of this resource. Click here to learn more.