EPS Transitions to New Online Payment System

To better serve our families, EPS has partnered with SchoolPay to implement a new online payment system.  At this time, this system will be used for the following items:

  1. Loading lunch balances
  2. Paying activities fees and purchasing athletics passes
  3. Purchasing Chromebook device coverage
  4. Paying individual school-based fines
  5. Paying Preschool tuition

 

To utilize the system, parents will need to create a new user account by following the below instructions:

  1. Go to www.schoolpay.com
  2. Click the green “Create an Account” button 
  3. Enter your “Payer” Information
  4. Choose “Elkhorn Public Schools”, then choose your student’s assigned school* and enter his/her Student ID number and Last Name.
    *If you have multiple students, choose one student to enroll first and complete the School Name, Student ID, and Last Name for that student.  Upon account creation, you will have the option to add additional students.
  5. You will receive an email to set your password.  Click the Login link within the email, set a new password, then log in to make purchases or add additional students as needed.
    * To add additional students to your account, follow the instructions at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0ireLb_ht8 

A Student ID number is required for account creation.  If you do not know your student’s ID number, ask your student what his/her lunch number is or it can be found by logging into your Parent PowerSchool account.  If you are still unable to locate the Student ID number, please contact your school building after July 27th.

Please note if a student’s previous lunch account held unused funds, those funds have been transferred to the new accounts.  If you believe you had unused funds in your previous account but do not immediately see them, please contact Susan Desler at 402-289-0443 or email lunch@epsne.org.  Additionally, if you paid activities fees for the upcoming school year before the deactivation of the former payment system, you will not see that transaction in the new system.  If you need to confirm a previous payment of the activities fee, please contact your building’s Activities Secretary after July 27th.

If you have any questions regarding your new account or the process for creating it, please contact School Pay Support at 888.886.9729 or support@schoolpay.com

2021-2022 Back to School Information

New Student Registration

Registration for students who did not attend an EPS school during the 2020-21 school year is currently open at https://www.elkhornweb.org/parents/new-students/.  Upon completion of the online registration process, families should contact their assigned school to schedule an appointment for New Student registration, planned for Tuesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

 

EPS staff members who schedule appointments will return to their buildings on July 28.  If you call prior to that date, please leave a message, and they will return your call upon their return.

 

Returning Students Registration

Online registration will open for returning students on August 2.  Additional information and a link to register will be provided via email on August 2.

 

Athletics Registration

Athletics registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open at https://elkhornps-ar.rschooltoday.com/.  Please note that we are currently in the process of transitioning our payment portal to better serve families. Therefore, payments cannot be collected at this time.  Please check back after July 19 to purchase activity passes or pay activities fees.

 

Additionally, all students who plan to participate in sports will need a sports physical. Please contact your health care provider to arrange for your child to get a Sports Physical for next year.  Please note that Sports Physicals must be dated after May 1, 2021.

 

Open House

Open house for all EPS high schools is scheduled for Thursday, August 5, from 12:00-6:00.  At this time, back to school registration can be completed and students will take school photos. 

 

First Day of School

The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, August 17.  Freshmen will attend from 8:10 – 11:24, and all upperclassmen will attend from 12:30 – 3:20.  Regularly-scheduled, full day classes will start on Wednesday, August 18.

Safe2Help Anonymous Online Reporting System

In collaboration with the Omaha Police Department, EPS utilizes Safe2Help to ensure students and families have an anonymous way to report safety concerns.  Students, parents, staff, or community members can report safety concerns through Safe2Help via any of the following channels:

(531) 299-SAFE (7233)

www.Safe2HelpNE.org

Download the “Safe2Help” app from your app store

Found on individual building homepages

Please know that we believe that Elkhorn Public Schools are safe places for students, and we work diligently to that end.  However, parents, students and community members are an important aspect of our safety and security plan. We need your help to keep our schools safe.  If you see something that concerns you, report it immediately.   

Please contact your building principal with questions regarding the Safe2Help reporting system.  We appreciate your continued partnership in helping keep Elkhorn Public Schools safe for all. 

Summer Athletics and Activities Camps

We hope that you are excited about the many opportunities for athletic and activity skills development being offered this summer, and will join us for as many camps and clinics as possible! The list below provides information about summer athletic and activity camps being hosted by an EPS coach or sponsor as related to his/her duties within the school district.

If you have any questions, please reach out via the contact information provided for each camp.

Please Note:  Elkhorn Public Schools will only post summer camp information online for camps hosted by an EPS coach or sponsor. Camp information for other community organizations will not be shared via District resources.

Mental Health Resource Reminders

Elkhorn Public Schools understands the importance of prioritizing mental health for our students.  In an effort to raise awareness of available mental health resources and create avenues for parents to open or continue a dialogue with their child, EPS has provided the following list of resources for parents.

Helplines and Websites

  1. Safe2Help
    https://www.safe2helpne.org/
    531-299-7233

  2. Boys Town Hotline
    https://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/
    1-800-448-3000 or text VOICE to 20121

  3. Nebraska Family Helpline
    https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Nebraska-Family-Helpline-Child-Mental-Health-Issues.aspx
    1-800-866-8660

  4. The Trevor Project
    https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
    1-866-488-7386

  5. 211: Get Connected. Get Help.
    https://www.211.org/get-help/mental-health
    211

Community Organizations

  1. More Tomorrows by the Kim Foundation: https://moretomorrowsne.org/
    Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255

  2. Arbor Family Counseling: https://www.arborfamilycounseling.com/
    EPS partners with Arbor Family to provide a limited number of free counseling sessions to our students and staff members.
    Contact: 402-330-0960

  3. Grief’s Journey: https://griefsjourney.org/
    Contact: 402-502-2773

  4. Lutheran Family Services: https://www.lfsneb.org/
    Contact: 402-342-7038

  5. Catholic Charities Behavior Health: https://www.ccomaha.org/program-and-services/behavioral-health
    Contact: 531-213-7396

ENHS Students Selected for Community Leadership Opportunities

After demonstrating outstanding leadership potential, Piper Connelly was selected to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar.  The HOBY Seminar, a yearly summer event held at a Nebraska College or University, will be held at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

 

Keaton Pham  was selected to attend the Nebraska Leadership Seminar (NLS) at Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska this summer. Nebraska Leadership Seminar, Inc. (NLS) is a nonprofit organization focused on helping students recognize their leadership strengths. Each year, NLS hosts a four-day seminar for high school sophomores to challenge, empower and inspire them to become the leaders Nebraska needs.

 

Both students were selected to represent ENHS after completing an extensive application and interviewing process, and both are actively involved at ENHS and have numerous volunteer and leadership experiences in our community.