LPS Early Childhood Weekly Update 5/18/2020

LPS Early Childhood families,

We have made it to the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you for your continued support and collaboration. We will also continue to provide information for families over the summer. Please continue to check your email for this information.  Please note: For families who receive early intervention and services coordination services, because those services are provided year round, the providers and services coordinators will continue to provide services remotely until it is safe for our staff to return to providing services in your child’s natural environment.

Celebrate Lincoln’s Class of 2020 on May 24 at 8:20 p.m.

Lincoln Public Schools is asking for the community’s help in honoring and celebrating this year’s graduating class. On Sunday, May 24, at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time), we encourage everyone in Lincoln to step outside or open their windows to cheer this year’s seniors on what would have been the regularly scheduled graduation day for approximately 3,000 students. High school seniors will then be able to walk into their neighborhoods wearing their caps and gowns and hear the celebrations across the city. Thank you for your help in celebrating the Class of 2020!


Every year we honor the end of the school year with a special display of photos and videos celebrating the last week of school. This year is no exception! Celebrate the end of this unique school year with us on our #LastWeekLPS webpage. Show us how you are finishing the school year strong and celebrating your accomplishments. You can also use this as an opportunity to thank your teachers and wish your classmates a great summer. Here’s how you can participate during the week of May 18-21:

  • Email your last day photos with a caption in the subject line to: 2930203@scribblelive.com.
  • Upload your photos or videos to our special webpage: https://lps.org/connect/lastday2020/. Simply click on “upload” at the top of the Live Stream box to see your photos added to others around the school district.
  • Post your photos and videos to Twitter and Instagram and use #LastWeekLPS.
  • Join the conversation and watch the week unfold our our special webpage: https://lps.org/connect/lastday2020/

Food distribution

LPS Grab-and-Go meals: Through the month of June!

Any family can pick up free meals weekly for their children ages 1-18 every Monday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information about distribution locations, go to our website lps.org and enter keyword “food”. We will continue serving meals every Monday through June.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Memorial Day holiday on May 25, we will move distribution to Tuesday, May 26.

From the Food Bank of Lincoln

Any family is welcome to pick up pre-packaged bags of food from the Lincoln Food Bank during their food distribution. More information about their schedule can be found here. 


The MyLNK app provides a free, one-stop guide of resources in Lincoln. This app makes it easy for families to learn about, connect, and utilize services in our community. The MyLNK app works without a data plan or Wi-Fi. It is available to download for both Android and Apple phones. Click here for more information.

Kindergarten Registration & Assessment

Do you have or know a child that will be five before July 31 and ready to start kindergarten? It’s time to register! Because of current health directives, we are only taking online registrations at this time. Please visit our website to start the registration process. You will need your child’s birth certificate to get started. If you have questions or can’t fill out the online application, please call your school.

Contacting Us

We know you will continue to have questions or concerns. You are invited to contact us through our website by clicking on the blue “Contact Us” button, or by calling the Early Childhood Office at 402-436-1995. During this time of Pandemic Closure, our staff will do our best to respond in a timely manner.

Complete the 2020 Census Now

The 2020 Census is happening right now. Everyone living in the United States is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone or by mail. Your responses are confidential and important. For more information go to 2020census.gov.

COVID-19 Risk Dial

The City of Lincoln along with Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department have developed a resource that provides a summary of current conditions in our area. Each color incorporates federal and national guidance published by top public health experts and is coupled with specific guidance. This is only guidance and does not replace federal, state, or local directed health measures. For more information: https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/covid19/.