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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February Theme:  Courage

In the month of February, we will focus on courage. In this unit we will focus on inspiring students to be courageous with their kind thoughts, words, and actions, even when others don’t acknowledge it. Every grade will also end in unison in the final lesson by completing a grade specific Random Act of Kindness. During the month of February, our school family will build this practice of courage by:

  • Identifying ways to show courage for themselves, others, and the community.
  • Practice random acts of kindness.
  • Show courage through helping themselves, others, and the community.
  • Discussing how it takes courage to be kind to others without recognition.

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

  • “To me, courage is...”
  • “I show courage at school by...”
  • “I show courage at home by...”
  • “Making courageous choices positively impacts others by...”


Crestridge Magnet Center

Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences - Eli Terry Elementary School

Wednesday - March 3, 2021 after 4:05 P.M.

Thursday - March 4, 2021 (No school for students)

Please check with your student (s) teacher or the office for your conference time and link to join

Friday- March 5, 2021(No school for students)


Spring Break Recess – Pinehurst School

Monday, March 8 thru Friday, March 12, 2021!!


Our Crestridge Staff wish everyone a safe and restful break!!


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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



The February Newsletter - 

El boletín de febrero