Crestridge International Studies & Dual Language School


818 Crestridge Road
Omaha, NE 68154 
Phone: 531-299-1280



Theme for Our Year- #BeKind

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January Theme: Responsibility

In the month of January, we will focus on responsibility. In this unit we will explore how to make responsible decisions and investigate what influences our ability to make responsible choices. Making responsible choices positively impacts students and other members of our school and home family. During the month of January, our school family will build this practice of responsibility by:

Defining responsibility and self-discipline

Exploring the influences on decision making

Determining how responsible decisions positively impact others


Below are sentence stems that can be used as discussions starters to help students practice the skills and concepts of compassion at home:

“To me, responsibility is...”

“I show responsibility at school by...”

“I show responsibility at home by...”

“Making responsible choices positively impacts others by...”



Crestridge Magnet Center

Kindergarten Round Up - April - O.C. Taylor Elementary School

We are looking forward to welcoming our incoming kindergarteners virtually. We will host our first virtual round up on January 21st at 10AM and 1PM. If you or someone you know has an incoming kindergarten student for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete the online registration by clicking the button below. Once your information is received further directions and a link for the virtual presentation will be shared.

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Remote Learning

Remote Learning

All Crestridge students begin with remote instruction following the normal bell schedule 

(8:50 AM- 4:05 PM) from January 5- January 14th.

Return to In Person Instruction- Family 3/2 Model

Return to In Person Instruction- Family 3/2 Model

*Beginning on Tuesday, January 19th families will resume attending in person in the Family 3/2 model (Jan 19: A-K learners/ Jan 20-22: L-Z learners)

No School Reminder

No School Reminder

A reminder that due to a district scheduled professional development day on Friday, January 15th and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18th there will be no school for students.


Learners will attend as follows:

Last name A-K: Monday and Tuesday (every other Wednesday)

Last name L-Z: (every other Wednesday)

* Throughout the Family 3/2 model, learners whose last names begin with A-K will attend school Monday, Tuesday, and alternating Wednesdays/ Learners whose last names begin with L-Z will attend school Thursday, Friday, and alternating Wednesdays. Please refer to the calendar provided in the newsletter to guide your family on when your child should report to campus for in person instruction.

* Student attendance will be taken daily during morning meetings. Morning meetings will occur daily for all students from 9:00 AM- 9:20 AM


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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.


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


School Safety: A Shared Responsibility


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 Families,

Please follow the links below for our January Newsletter.


English :

Español :


Thank you, 

Mrs. Valerie Varas



Saludos Familias de Crestridge,

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


English :

Español :


Sra. Varas