Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We are providing you with free at-home access to our online learning programs ABCmouse,
Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ while your child’s school is closed. These research-based
educational programs include thousands of digital learning activities, and they can help preschool,
pre-k, elementary, and middle school students keep learning while schools are closed.
All three programs can be used on computers, tablets, and smartphones, and you can add up to
three children per account!
March 25, 2020
To Families in ESU 4 School Districts:
Based on recommendations from the Southeast District Health Department and the Nebraska Commissioner of Education, public and private schools within Educational Service Unit 4 are extending their closure date through May 1, 2020, with the possibility of closing for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Each school will continue to provide educational learning opportunities for their students according to their own school plan.
This decision has been made with the highest level of seriousness. We acknowledge the challenge this places on our families, and each school will be engaging their families to help address their needs. A decision of this magnitude would not be made if we didn’t feel that it was absolutely necessary to help ensure the general welfare and safety of our community at large.
--Mr. Hanger, Superintendent of Schools
District OR1 Community,
We are excited to share that District OR1 has been approved to extend its breakfast and lunch program to include “Grab-and-Go” meals. As SFSP regulations have changed, District OR1 will be able to offer this program to ALL children from ages 1-18 that live in or go to school in our district. PLEASE NOTE, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH “Grab-and-GO” MEALS WILL BE FREE TO ALL CHILDREN from the ages of 1-18 that live in or go to school in District OR1.
First, there will be several pickup points for meals, with locations in Bennet, Palmyra, and Douglas. Note, the locations in Bennet and Palmyra will follow bus routes. We ask that you use the same point of pickup each day. If you participate, you will not have to utilize this service every day, and you can choose to participate in breakfast, lunch, or both each day. You will simply fill out your intent each week by 3:00 p.m. on the preceding THURSDAY. An example might find you wanting to participate on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only. You would be required to go to www.districtor1.org and choose “Grab-and-Go Meals” on the right side of the page. You would fill out the short form and check all boxes for the meals you intend to receive. Again, this must be done by the THURSDAY at 3:00 p.m. prior to the week of meals.
If you have further questions regarding this program, please contact your school’s secretary at 402-782-3535 x1 for Bennet and 402-780-5327 x2 for Palmyra. We look forward to serving our students throughout this time in which we cannot meet in our buildings.
1. A form must be filled out EVERY Thursday by 3:00 p.m. to participate in the following week.
2. All children are eligible from the ages of 1-18. You ARE ELIGIBLE even if you previously declined.
Below, please click on your student's grade level to access supplemental materials from your teacher. Thank you!
Help support our cause by coming out on Tuesday, May 5th when Big Red Sports Bar will be donating a portion of your food, drink, and takeout totals to the Foundation For Knowledge. Just tell your server that you are supporting the Foundation For Knowledge to take part in the fundraiser. Together, we can make a difference.
SafeSchools Alert Mobile Application Download Instructions
The SafeSchools Alert System allows our students, staff, faculty and parents to anonymously and securely submit safety tips regarding bullying, harassment, mental health, threats of violence and safety concerns to our administration team 24/7.
Please go to the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android and download the free SafeSchools Alert Mobile App:
Thanks for helping to keep our district safe and connected!
Our District Code is: 1795
Our District Name is: Palmyra District OR-1