The 2020-2021 school year will begin on August 18, 2020, for all K-12 Lawrence Nelson Students. Preschool will follow up with their start on August 20, 2020. We will have a couple of new faces in the halls this year at both sites as follows:
While many of the things we have come to know about our school will remain the same, there will be a few changes in regulations due to Covid-19.
No unnecessary visitors will be allowed inside the school without first having a temperature check. Students riding school transportation will be required to wear a mask. Social distancing will be required, and when students are unable to social distance from one another, they will be encouraged to wear a mask. All students were given a reusable mask during orientation, but parents are encouraged to purchase any additional masks for their child in case one is misplaced. There will be no back to school dance or fall scrimmages.
Visiting teams will also have a new set of guidelines to follow. Volleyball games will be held in the Nelson gym this year since we are only allowed 50% capacity due to health department guidelines. This allows for more patrons to attend. Masks will be encouraged, but not required. Hand sanitizer will be available at all games. Visiting fans will enter through the northeast doors and our Lawrence/Nelson fans will enter through the southeast doors on the front of the school. Fans are encouraged to sit in family groups with no more than 8 per group. Assigned seating will be posted in the gym to limit exposure between schools/fans. An every other row format will be implemented to ensure gym capacity restrictions. Visiting junior high teams will not be using the locker room facilities. They should arrive dressed and ready for competition.
Football games will continue to be held in Lawrence. Masks are again encouraged but not required. Visitors will continue to utilize the west side of the field and home fans the east. Spectators are encouraged to sit in family groups of no more than 8. If you are viewing from the fence line, you are encouraged to adhere to the social distancing guidelines of 6 feet. Again an every other row format will be implemented to ensure bleacher capacity restrictions of 75% capacity are adhered to. Direct parking in the north and south end zones will be reserved for the elderly and other high-risk individuals. Please help us to follow this by parking in the north parking lot if you don't fall into these guidelines. Junior high football teams who are visiting will not be using the locker room facilities. They should arrive dressed and ready for competition.
Concessions will de be divided to promote social distancing, and all concession personnel will be required to wear a mask. A limited selection of concessions will be available. Restrooms will be shared, but patrons are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines while using the facilities and to practice good hand washing and sanitization.
No spectators will be allowed on the court/field prior to or post-game. Athletes will not be permitted to congregate and talk with family once the competition is over, but should proceed to the locker rooms/bus or meet parents outside of the school facility.
These are just a few of the changes that have been made for this school year. For more information, please visit the school website at www.southcentralunified.org. Please keep in mind that things may change without notice, and it is important to stay informed. The staff at Lawrence Nelson is doing there best to stay on top of things to keep our students, staff, and communities safe during these uncertain times. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
South Central Unified Handbooks
Addendum to the Student Handbook concerning COVID (approved at 8/5/20 Board Meeting)
Technology Handbook (now part of the Student Handbook)
Do you have a child who forgets to bring his/her lunch check? Tired of getting the notice at work and trying to remember to send the check the next day? We have the answer! eFunds is a new feature for our PowerSchool users for SCNUSD #5. If you want to pay for preschool tuition or lunches online, using your debit/credit card is now an option. There is a small fee added to your payment, but convenience often outweighs this for many.
In order to pay online, you must go to: https://payments.
From the website and to create the online payment account, you must have your student's ID number (which you will receive at technology roll out night OR in your preschool/elementary orientation & paperwork drop off night or through the school at the beginning of the school year).
At this time, we are not using it for payment for activities, but we will keep you posted as to if/when this is available.
Please contact your building principal with questions/concerns regarding these plans:
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing our K-12 students on August 18th, and our preschool students on August 20th (LN) or August 24th (SC)!
Masks are currently being required anytime a child is riding SCNUSD #5 transportation, and will be provided by the school if your child(ren) do not have a mask on hand. We encourage students to keep their masks in a plastic ziploc bag in their backpacks or laptop bags for easy access. Thank you!
Will your child be three years of age by July 31st of this year? If so, make sure to get them signed up for preschool at either Sandy Creek or Lawrence/Nelson, where both full- and part-time preschool is offered for our students, along with transportation, and a healthy snack and lunch!
Questions? Contact Dana Epley at Lawrence/Nelson at 402.756.7013 or by emailing email@example.com or Julie Studnicka at Sandy Creek at (402) 726-2151 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is linked below:
Don't forget that in order to enroll your child in preschool, we will need the following:
Hello SCNUSD #5 Parents, Patrons, Students, and Staff:
I wanted to take a minute to update you on the work that is occurring in order to open our schools for the 2020-2021 school year. While parents, students, and staff did a great job with the transition to on-line learning, we are working hard with the health department to assure SCU #5 can operate safely and securely with staff and students in the building.
Administrators have been busy reviewing the Directed Health Measures, as they are released, and are hopeful that school will open, in person, on August 18th. Additionally, we are hoping to operate school as normal as possible. However, depending upon the prevalence of Covid-19 in our area, the school experience may look somewhat different for our students and staff. The following are areas that MIGHT be impacted due to Covid-19:
Next week, the school district will survey parents/students regarding returning to school in the fall. Please take the time to complete the survey so that we may utilize the input for further planning. Please know we are still in the planning phase but wanted to share what we are working on in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year.
Mrs. Otero, Superintendent