2020-2021 School Readiness Dates and Info.

LPS Annual Student Information Verification:  Must Be Completed

Prior to attending, parents and guardians will need to verify their child(ren)’s enrollment information through the online parent portal, ParentVUE.  You must have an LPS ParentVUE account to complete this process. (Activation is a one time setup). Completing this process ahead of time will help save you time and reduce crowding.  

If you already use ParentVUE, you are ready to complete the annual Online Registration Verification process. Once you have logged in, select the Online Registration button in the upper right corner, and follow the prompts to update and verify your information.  

Forgot password: If you have previously activated your ParentVUE account, but can’t remember your password, you can reset it online at https://synergyvue.lps.org/ by clicking “forgot password” to the right of the login button and following the instructions.

Don’t Have a ParentVUE Account Yet?

To create your ParentVUE account, please contact your school office for an activation key.  Your ParentVUE account will be used for the duration of the time you have a student in LPS. Note that you will need a valid email address to create your ParentVUE account. If you do not have one, you may obtain a free email account through services such as Google.

Remember: Online Verification must be completed by parents and guardians PRIOR to going through the stations at School Readiness Days. 

Help On Site: 

For those who may not have a chance to complete the process ahead of time, or may want some help with the process, we will have a computer lab available for parents/guardians to complete the process with help from LSW staff. Helpful screenshots can be found HERE on the LSW Website to guide you as well.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you as a parent or guardian do not plan to attend Readiness Days with your student, please make sure that you have completed the Online Registration ahead of time since they will not be able to update that information without you.

Students - Please help remind your parents/guardians to complete the process before you attend Readiness Days so that you are able to go through all of the stations. 

A Few Quick Tips:

Readiness Days / Return & Retrieval Information: 

To help reduce crowding we are asking families to stagger attendance to our Readiness Days by arriving within the window of time associated with the first letter of their last name if at all possible. 

HERE is a link to a map of our floor plan with the location of each station in the process

HERE is a breakdown of what is available at each station

Face coverings must be worn by everyone while inside the building during Readiness Days. 

Schedule By Grade Level:

July 29th

Seniors: 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Last name A-G - 12:30-1:30p.m.
Last names H-O - 1:30-2:30p.m. 
Last names P-Z - 2:30-3:30p.m.

Freshman: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Last names A-G - 4:00-5:00p.m.
Last names H-N - 5:00-6:00p.m.
Last names O-Z - 6:00-7:00p.m. 

July 31st 

Sophomores: 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Last names: A-G - 8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Last names: H-P - 9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Last names: Q-Z - 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

Juniors: 12:30-3:30 p.m. 

Last names: A-G - 12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Last names: H-O - 1:30-2:30 p.m. 
Last names: P-Z - 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Make-Up Date: We will host a make-up date on Tuesday, Aug. 4th, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for those who cannot attend one of the first two sessions. 

Return All School Owned Items: 

Please bring any textbooks, novels, calculators, music folders or any school owned items that you have from last school year. There will be a line of containers where students will be asked to drop their items into when they arrive.

Items to bring if you haven’t completed them online: 

Athletic Passes - Update

We are working with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on developing protocols around athletic events. Part of those protocols include possibly reducing the number of spectators at events or restricting them all together. Due to the uncertainty of spectators being allowed, or that contests might be canceled due to health risks, Lincoln Public Schools Athletic Department has decided we will not sell Adult Athletic Passes this school year. Admission can be paid in cash at the gate by spectators wanting to attend sporting events where spectators are allowed.

We will continue to sell the annual $35 High School Student Athletic passes to students with the understanding that there will not be refunds given for events that are canceled or where spectators are restricted. These High School Student Athletic passes are icons added to the student's school I.D. and give students admittance into events where spectators are allowed. If you have any questions, please contact your school's athletic office.

We will also have $20 punch cards available that can be purchased for high school, middle school or elementary students. Again, there will not be refunds given for events that are canceled or where spectators are restricted.

Yearbooks: Students who previously purchased a 19-20 school year Yearbook will be able to pick these up from one of the stations. 

Chromebook Info: 

Parental Acknowledgement (PA)

Parental Acknowledgement is required for each student to use approved LPS Instructional Technology Tools (including Chromebooks).

RETURNING STUDENTS:

Parent/Guardian PA decisions from last school year will be honored for next school year. No further action is required by parents/guardians.

INCOMING 9TH GRADE STUDENTS:

Parent/Guardian PA decisions from last school year will be honored for next school year. Parents/Guardians will be presented the option to reaffirm their decision as part of the online registration verification process.

NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENTS:

A parent/guardian PA decision will be included as part of the online registration process.

Responsible Use Agreement (RUA)

Students are not required to sign a document to retrieve/receive a Chromebook, but should become familiar with the RUA found at http://lps.org/go/RUA. By signing into a Chromebook, students agree to the terms of the LPS Responsible Use Agreement.

New Online Payment System: MySchoolBucks  

Lincoln Public Schools is excited to announce a more streamlined and easy way for parents and guardians to pay online for student meals and student fees, including class supplies, field trips and activities.

Beginning July 24, parents can use MySchoolBucks.com for all their school-related payments. LPS already used MySchoolBucks for meal payments prior to this school year.

Legal parents and guardians can access MySchoolBucks through their ParentVUE accounts. Other adults can access MySchoolBucks by visiting MySchoolBucks.com and setting up an account.

More information and detailed instructions for accessing MySchoolBucks can be found at payonline.lps.org/  

Purchasing Items Online Saves You Time!

Use safe distancing and avoid standing in line by paying for these things online BEFORE readiness days next week. Login to ParentVUE to view your student’s fees and get connected to make your payment or access your existing MySchoolBucks account at MySchoolBucks.com

Items that can be purchased include: 

**These fees will be available online through ParentVue starting on Friday, July 25th

Chromebook Assurance Program (CAP)

LPS is committed to protecting students and families from full financial responsibility for Chromebook repairs and/or replacement. More details about CAP can be found at http://lps.org/go/CAP.

The premium for participation in the program remains the same: $20.00 annually ($10.00 for students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch Program).

To provide all students the opportunity to participate, the premium will be reflected as a fee in Synergy ParentVUE on the fees tab in late July. Those who choose to participate in the program, have two options to make the premium payment:

  1. Online via Credit Card (via ParentVue)

  2. On-site via Cash or Check 

If you choose not to participate in the program, the fee can be ignored.

**This highly recommended program is only available until September 1, 2020.**

Receipts For Online Purchases:

Please remember to bring in your receipts from any online payments that you made through MySchoolBucks. You need this to verify your purchase as you visit each station in the process.  Paying online and bringing a receipt allows your student to bypass the payment center and proceed to the stations.  

Parents and Students who do not have a receipt will need to stop by the payment center to pick up a receipt verifying their purchases for each station

Taking care of these payments online and bringing your receipt will significantly speed up the process for you during your visit and help us maintain a safe social distancing protocol.