Crestridge International Studies & Dual Language School K-6

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818 Crestridge Road, Omaha, NE 68154 Phone; (531) 299-1280 Fax: (531)299-1298 Health Office Fax: (531) 299-1299


Mrs. Valerie Varas, Principal
phone:  531-299-1280


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Daily Schedule - Carlisle Area School District


6:30 a.m. Kid’s Club opens
8:00 a.m. Principal and Secretary on duty
8:35 a.m. Safety Patrols arrive at assigned posts
8:35 a.m. Teachers on duty
8:35- 9:15 a.m. Staggered Arrival and Grab N Go Breakfast
8:35-Bus students
8:45-Intermediate (3-5) Walkers/Riders
8:55-Primary (K-2) Walkers/Riders

Students will not be allowed in the building before 8:35 a.m.

9:00 a.m. Tardy bell – Morning Meeting Starts
9:15 a.m. Breakfast program ends
3:50 p.m. Bus Riders are dismissed
3:55- 4:05 p.m. Walkers and riders are dismissed based on staggered schedule
4:15 p.m. Patrols off duty
4:25 p.m. Teachers off duty
4:30 p.m. Principal and Secretary duty ends

TBD Kid’s Club closes

Theme for Our Year- #BeKind

October Theme: Happy Fall CREW Expectations!

Throughout the school day, you can see students demonstrating CREW expectations. That means our Vikings are showing they are

  • Caring and Kind
  • Respectful and Responsible
  • Everyone is Safe
  • and We do our best

As the seasons change, so do our instructional goals with students. With the instructional data that has been collected through classwork, online instructional resources, and assessments teachers have done, staff have begun to support, remediate, or extend student learning based on your child's individual level and needs. Your child may begin to discuss working in small groups. Small group instructional allows our skilled teachers and staff to provide support at the level that your child needs to make progress.

College Color Day


We will be hosting our annual Viking Dash to support our Crestridge PTO on Thursday, October 7th! For this event, students will run/walk through fun stations around the track. Students will raise money by asking family and friends to sponsor them. Sponsors are asked to give a flat donation (not per lap). Please have students wear their tennis shoes and bring their water bottle on this day.



Reminder - No School Tomorrow or Monday! (Also, President's Day is Closed  on the 18th) - Lincoln County Schools

No School Reminder

A reminder that there will be no school for Crestridge students on:

Friday, October 8 

Thursday October 21 

Friday October 22 


College Color Day


Our Crestridge PTO will host their first ever virtual book fair from October 18th through October 31. To shop the book fair click the link below. All purchased books benefit the Crestridge PTO.

Crestridge Virtual Book Fair


College Color Day

Is it Halloween already?! This year, we will be conducting a “Parade of Pumpkins”. This is an exciting event that your family can spend some quality time together sharing creative ideas with each other. Begin by getting a pumpkin, make a plan, and show off your imagination! Make sure to bring your pumpkin to Crestridge between October 11-15 to be entered in the event. The Viking family will be judging the creations from October 18-20th based on:

1. Being the scariest (without weapons)
2. Funniest
3. Most creative
4. Best of All, and more

All pumpkins will be auctioned off online as a fundraiser to support the students and staff at Crestridge the week of October 18-22.  Winners for each category will be announced on October 25 and winner's will be notified to pick up your pumpkins. We are looking forward to seeing all of the artistic pumpkin creation


Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences ~ September 29, 2020 Early Dismissal  2:30pm | Junction City School District Northeast Claiborne Charter


Parent-Teacher Conferences will be on held primarily on Wednesday, October 20th from 4:15 to 7:15 pm and Thursday, October 21st 4:15 to 8:15 pm. We look forward to this opportunity to promote strong engagement and to keep families informed on their student's academic progress. All virtual conferences will be held via Teams.

Conference sign ups will be coming out next week. If you have not yet scheduled your child's conference, please contact your child's teacher or the office at (531)299-1280 and we can assist you in signing up for a conference time.

A kind reminder during conferences it will be imperative that teachers stay on schedule in order to respect scheduled times for all families. Each conference has been scheduled for a 15 minute window. Report cards will be sent home with students on October 15th to allow parents to have knowledge of their students achievement ahead of conferences. For a note from Mrs. Varas about grades this quarter, please see the section labeled Grading and Student Achievement.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher or me directly. Email me at and I'll make sure to get back to you as quickly as possible. 


Family Fall Harvest Party - AWANA | Anchor Point Bible Church Of Muskegon


Below is the plan for our school wide Harvest party it will require the cooperation of the entire Crestridge family. In order for the celebration to be a positive and safe experience for our students directed health measures will be enforced.

Celebration Details:

On Friday, October 29th, Crestridge will continue with its tradition of Harvest Parties and a school wide parade. For families who choose not to partake in the festivities, please be assured that we will provide an alternate location and activity in order to allow you student to remain at school.

At Crestridge we work hard to ensure that students’ minds and bodies are ready for learning each day. For our school-wide celebration, individual apple slices and caramel prepared by the district will be provided courtesy of the Crestridge PTO. The provided apple slices are consistent with the intent of the district’s Local School Wellness Policy and will promote healthful eating among our students. We are committed to making our school the healthiest it can be so our students can do their best work. Families may contribute items to their child's classroom parties this year, however, all items must be:

  • Store bought
  • Individually packaged
  • Follow our school wellness policy, please see below for a list of treats that would be allowable.

**Costumes: Students are welcome to wear their costumes to school all day or to bring their costumes in their backpack to change into later in the day. Costumes must be school appropriate (no weapons or scary items) and must not include makeup or be complicated so that students are able to independently wear the costume over their clothes with minimal teacher assistance.

Parade Details

• All parents are encouraged and welcomed for the parade! We ask that all parents remain at a safe distance and do not pull students from the parade line.

• Please arrive at school as close to 2:00 as possible to get situated for the parade. We are asking that all parents spread out around the outside of our track and that everyone adheres to physical distancing.

• Weather-permitting our parade will head outside around the Crestridge campus and around the track promptly at 2:10 PM

• If the weather is poor, the parade will be in the hallways and gymnasium for students only. We would move to streaming on our facebook live page to allow families to also see and partake in the parade virtually.

• The parade will be held first with a school-wide movie and classroom party to immediately follow.

Special Notes

• To keep this event safe for our students and teachers, we invite families to join us on the grass around the track. Our parade route will be out through the front door, traveling southeast on the sidewalk, over to the track, around the track and back through the front entrance of the building.

• A reminder that Crestridge Road is a two way street until 3:30. We ask your assistance in allowing traffic to flow in both directions. Additionally, we ask Crestridge families to be courteous of neighbors by refraining from parking in or blocking driveways

• Due to local health conditions, we are unable to have volunteers to serve as a room parents.


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School Wide Communication

A reminder to all Crestridge families to check ClassDojo daily. ClassDojo is the school wide communication app that is used across Crestridge. Families can find school wide and classroom announcements shared here. Additionally, teachers use this tool to communicate your students achievements, as well as areas where parent- teacher collaboration may be needed. Reviewing your child's Dojo points is a great way to discuss with your student the positive choices they are making at school.



Face Coverings:

  • All staff, students and visitors must always wear a face covering while on campus to include district transportation. This includes arrival and dismissal times.

  • In the event that scholars forget or misplace their face coverings, we will have extra face coverings on hand

  • Students may choose to wear family- provided face coverings

  • ExceptionsBreakfast, Lunch, and Snack Time, Drinking, and Structured Physical Education Activities led by teacher

  • We ask the support of all of our families in practicing with your students how to properly wear the provided face coverings to ensure students nose and mouth are covered

Family and Friends of Crestridge Access to the Building:

  • At this time, parents, guardians, and friends of Crestridge will not be permitted in the building. This will include the first day of school in person.

  • To limit traffic and groups in schools and classrooms, parent meetings should be conducted virtually whenever possible. If meetings must be conducted in person, parents and guardians should arrange appointments in advance to allow planning for proper safety precautions.

  • In the event that an in-person meeting is required and has been scheduled, visitors will adhere to the directed health measures set forth by the Omaha Public Schools in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and local health officials to include:

    • Social distancing

    • Hand washing and hand sanitizing

    • Wearing of a facial covering

    • Frequent cleaning of equipment and areas        

Greetings Crestridge Family,

Please follow the links below for our October Newsletter.

Thank you,
Mrs. Varas

Saludos Familias de Crestridge,

Por favor siga el enlace de arriba para ver la carta de Noticias de octubre.

Sra. Varas