Summer is almost over, and it is time to start thinking about the new school year. In preparation for the new year to begin, parents and students are invited to attend our LNE Rocket Ready Days. Students will be able to get pictures taken, check out lockers and fill out or turn in important forms, as well as purchase items such as the LNE Athletic Pass, LNE Parking permit or LNE Yearbook. This is a great opportunity to get those “must haves” checked off your summer TO-DO list! We hope to see you there!
|Tuesday, July 30th||8:30 - 11:30 a.m.|
|12:00 - 4:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, July 31st||12:00 - 3:00 p.m.|
|3:30 - 7:00 p.m.|
|Make Up Day: Thursday, August 8th||1:00 - 5:00 p.m.|
All fines/fees or materials/equipment must be paid or returned before entry. Please note the break in the middle of the sessions for staff.
Parents and students will enter through the main entrance, door # 1 and follow the signs to the West Gym where you will move through the following stations:
Our pay station will accept cash, check or credit/debit card. If you are sending a check with your student, please make it out to LNE for the total amount due. Please don’t send multiple checks. Parents will also be able to pay for these items, as well as their student’s fines, through ParentVUE/SchoolPay. If you are paying online, please bring a copy or picture of your SchoolPay receipt for proof of purchase.
This year, parents will be able to make all purchases online prior to Rocket Ready Days! Beginning July 22nd, parents will be able to access all Rocket Ready Days fees through their student’s Fee Profile on ParentVUE. Click on the “Fee” tab located in the ParentVUE menu on the left side of your screen to display all fines/fees for your student. (The fees marked optional will drop off after the start of the school year.) Click the “cart” button at the top of the page and add your fees to your cart then click the SchoolPay link to enter your payment information. Any questions regarding accessing and using SchoolPay should be directed to SchoolPay by calling 888-886-9729.
We will also accept cash, check or credit/debit card at our Rocket Ready Days Pay Station. If you are sending a check with your child, you only need to send ONE CHECK with the total amount of what you are purchasing.
**Lifetouch orders are NOT available for purchase on ParentVUE or at the Rocket Ready Days Pay Station. They may be ordered in advance on Lifetouch.com using our school Picture ID# located on the Lifetouch Order Form sent home or you may drop the order form and your payment off at the Lifetouch Station.
To make updating your student’s information more efficient, LPS is moving more required forms online. Come visit our Technology Help Desk if you need help with any of the following:
Starting July 15th, parents and guardians will verify their child(ren)’s enrollment information through the online parent portal, ParentVUE. This annual process was formerly completed on a paper census form, which parents/guardians had to review, update and return to the office. We recommend to all parents that they make sure their ParentVUE accounts are set-up and ready to go before the start of the year.
ParentVUE is a secure, private website through Lincoln Public Schools that allows families access to their student’s real-time information. ParentVUE allows you to track attendance, see class websites, view report cards, access Special Education documents, access schedules, grade book information, course history and more! ParentVUE is even available in a convenient mobile application so you can have access to your student’s information right on your phone. For more information or for help getting started please contact the LNE main office.
The Free and Reduced Lunch program is about more than just lunch! Students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are generally provided a fee waiver or are provided the necessary materials or equipment without charge. The District will generally furnish students with specialized equipment and attire for participation in extracurricular activities and for use of a musical instrument in optional music courses that are not extracurricular activities. Participation in a free-lunch program or reduced-price lunch program is not required to qualify for a fee waiver. Meaning, your student does not need to eat lunch to take advantage of the fee waiver program. Students or their parents must request a fee waiver prior to participating in or attending the activity, and prior to purchase of the materials, and the fee waiver must be submitted prior to the time the fee is due or the time the specialized equipment or attire is needed.
The fee waiver is completed electronically and will be available July 1st under Popular Pages on the homepage of the district website, www.lps.org, under the Free/Reduced Lunch link. A paper application is available in school offices for individuals unable to access the online application. Additional information concerning fee waivers, including what items are covered by the waiver, is available in the Important Information Handbook or by calling the LNE main office (402-436-1303, opt 2) and asking for Sandra Ourada, to assist you.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications do not carry over form one year to the next. You will need to submit a 2019-2020 Free and Reduced Meal Program application, available online using the LPS website after July 22nd.