For Our 8th Graders
Meal Support for our Communities - NEW Locations Added for May 18-22
Directions for Returning Technology
Instrucciones para devolver la tecnología
Counseling Support for Students and Families
Meal Support for our Community
OPS is expanding meal opportunities for students throughout our community. Beginning May 18, packages of five breakfasts and five lunches will be available for students at 25 different locations. Each site will distribute meals once a week, but different locations will be open Monday-Thursday.
Monday sites (open at 11 A.M.)
With a focus on health and safety, families will drive through to pick up food. One breakfast and one lunch package of meals will be available per student/child in the vehicle. If you are unable to bring children in the vehicle, please bring a student ID, report card or other verification for each student.
We hope to continue this service depending on the health conditions and guidance in our community. If additional dates will be available, we will communicate those weekly.
Food Bank for the Heartland hosts drive-through food distributions across the community. Several pantry partners also provide food for community members.
Dear Marrs Families,
Thank you for your support during such a uniquely challenging time. Your partnership in student learning is more important than ever.
This email is to communicate the process for the return of items for students who will not be returning to Omaha Public Schools in the fall.
Technology and Equipment Return
To limit traffic and prioritize health and safety, we ask only students who will not return to the Omaha Public School district in the fall to return items checked out from school. These items include:
If your student has items from school (I-Pads, books, instruments, etc.) and they will return to the district this fall, we will coordinate the return of materials in the fall.
For the Health and Safety of All
Our Schedule for dropping off items is:
Please contact us by email with any questions you may have.
Angelique Gunderson, principal
Estimadas familias de Marrs,
Gracias por su apoyo durante este tiempo tan desafiante. Su participación en el aprendizaje de sus estudiantes es más importante que nunca.
Este correo electrónico es para comunicarles el proceso de devolución de los materiales para estudiantes que no regresarán a las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha en el otoño.
Retorno de tecnología y materiales.
Para limitar el tráfico y priorizar la salud y la seguridad, le pedimos que solo los estudiantes que no regresen a las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha en el otoño regresen los materiales propiedad de la escuela.
Estos materiales incluyen:
Si su estudiante tiene materiales de la escuela (I-Pads, libros, instrumentos, etc.) y regresará a Marrs en el otoño, nosotros coordinaremos el regreso de estos materiales en el otoño.
Por la salud y seguridad de todos.
Por favor contáctenos a través del correo electrónico con cualquier pregunta que usted tenga.
Angelique Gunderson, Directora
Counseling Supports for Students and Families
There are social-emotional supports available for your student and family during this time. School counselors, psychologists and social workers continue to be accessible by email with questions or concerns. Omaha Public Schools also partners with the Boys Town National Hotline to offer 24/7 access to trained counselors by phone. That number is 531-299-SAFE (7233). Please reach out if you or a loved one is struggling.
We will keep in touch with updates as we receive them. We are committed to keeping you informed.
Please continue to look out for one another. We are here for you.
The COVID-19 Pandemic is for real and we need to adjust our
lives around it until we all feel safe to return to school. This will challenge
us all as we try to do the best we can to continue to communicate and provide
learning experiences for all of our students without meeting face to face. The
teachers have already started to reach out to students with learning
activities. Please remember that these tasks are not graded and are designed to
keep students engaged in meaningful learning. Our staff will be working from
home and have been informed to check their emails daily. Feel free to email
each individual teacher with any questions regarding any of the tasks or
assignments that are provided. Teacher emails are on this website. We all need
to be united in our efforts and work as a team as this form of online teaching
and learning is new to everyone!
Daily Routines are Important
We do not know how long this closure will go on so it will be
important to begin to set up a daily routine for learning. This will help you
relieve any stress you have about what is going on in regards to COVID-19 and
provide a sense of purpose in each day. We are on a 4-block school day with 90-minute
class periods. We realize there may be things going on at home that need to be
taken care of and we do not expect students to be fully engaged for 8 hours of
the day however, it is a good idea to create some kind of schedule to use to
set up some daily routines for learning.
Food Bank for the Heartland Resources
We know food insecurity is a community-wide need during this
unprecedented time. We are grateful for Food Bank for the Heartland’s
partnership to support community members in need. We have attached a list of
upcoming drive-up distributions.
Marrs Falcon Flyer - en Español
Marrs Falcon Flyer
OPS COVID-19 Updates
OPS Academic Resources
April 10 No School (Professional Development Day)
May 22 Fourth Quarter Ends/Last Day of School
Marrs Magnet School Improvement Plan
School Intended Outcomes
NSCAS (State Test)
This assessment identifies students as proficient on grade level standards and ELA, math, and science.
NSCAS % "On Track" or "College and Career Ready"
2019-2020 Math Goal Achievement 44.9%
2019-2020 Reading Goal Achievement: 38.1%
This is the district's ongoing assessment throughout the school year. This is an online, computerized assessment given three times per year (fall, winter, and spring). MAP Growth results help teachers identify skills student know and the skills the students need to learn. You may hear your child refer to their RIT score.
MAP Projected Growth
2019-2020 Math Goal Achievement: 61.2%
2019-2020 Reading Goal Achievement: 52.2%
2019-2020 Science Goal Achievement: 48.6%
MAP Grade Level Norm:
2019-2020 Math Goal Achievement: 50.5%
2019-202 Reading Goal Achievement: 47.6%
2019-2020 Science Goal Achievement: 45.1%
All students will achieve to their highest potential.
Marrs SIP Plan 2019-2020 PDF
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