COVID-19 News and Updates

April 4, 2020

Q: My son is in high school and I'm wondering if he will still earn his credits needed for this year?

A: As long as HS students complete the work that is assigned until the end of school, they will receive credit for all passing classes.

We will send out additional information once everything is finalized. We are still working out the logistics of closing out the school year. We want to ensure that how we report grades, credits, GPA, class rank, and similar information meets the standards of the Nebraska Department of Education and area colleges.

April 2, 2020

To our students, parents, staff, and patrons:

Last night Governor Ricketts ordered all Nebraska Schools to remain closed to students until May 31st. In the past, the district was given prior notification of these announcements. That did not occur last night.

Everyone at Weeping Water Public Schools is disappointed with this decision; however, we understand that this was done for the health and safety of our citizens. We continue to attend online meetings with local health officials, area superintendents, lawyers, and state officials. Each of the stakeholders plays a part in our overall decision-making process for the district.

So, what happens now?

  • The directive from the Governor and the guidance from the Nebraska Department of Education is very clear. Each school district is to continue distance learning activities for the remainder of the school year.
  • Weeping Water Teachers will continue to provide lessons to all students. Students are expected to complete all work and submit it back to teachers by the due date.
  • The facility remains closed to students and patrons until May 31st except when approved by the administration or the Weeping Water Board of Education.
  • Breakfast and lunch meals will continue through May 19, 2020.
  • The district is exploring dates in July for Prom and Graduation.
  • All NSAA spring sports and activities are canceled for the remainder of the 2020/2021 school year.

Finally, while our focus is on learning, our primary concern is the health and well-being of our students, staff, and patrons.

Please take care of yourself, your family, and your friends. If there are ways that we can help as a school district, please feel free to reach out to us. You can call and leave a message at (402)267-2445 or email us at questions@wwindians.org.


The Weeping Water Administration

April 1, 2020

FYI to our families getting meals - On Thursday and Friday there will be just one delivery/pickup. Breakfast and lunch will both be delivered in the morning. This will be the case for the rest of the school year.

March 30, 2020

Q: I missed the homework drop off times this last Saturday, and was wondering when I could drop off her school work she’s completed and pick up the new schoolwork packet?

A: The school will be open for office hours each weekday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm for assignment drop-offs. We will also have the main office foyer open this coming Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Q: We tried to drop off our packets this morning and it wasn’t open. Is it going to be like it was said 8:00 am-8:00 pm Saturday and Sunday? Thank you!

A: I’m sorry it was not open. Perhaps a staff member relocked it thinking it should not have been open and then realized their mistake. The school will be open for office hours each weekday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm for assignment drop-offs. We will also have the main office foyer open this coming Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Q: Since there is no more school will you guys still be assigning homework?

A: Homework will continue to be assigned.

The school has not officially been canceled for the remainder of the year. The Governor has closed all schools in Cass County through the end of April.  The guidance provided to the district is that they will reassess the situation in mid-April and inform schools if it is OK to reopen or to stay closed.

That being said, the Nebraska Department of Education has mandated that all schools implement some form of distance learning. While it will never match the learning that takes place in the classroom, we do want to provide opportunities for learning at home. 

March 25, 2020

The NSAA notified member schools that all activity practices and competitions are suspended through May 1st. These suspensions may be extended should the conditions warrant.

March 24, 2020

Starting Wednesday, the pickup times for meals will be shortened. Breakfast pickup will be from 8:00 am to 8:30 am and lunch will be from noon to 12:30 pm.

March 19, 2020

If you signed up for breakfast and/or lunch, that service begins tomorrow. Breakfast is from 7:30 a.m - 8:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. If you are picking up your meals this will be done drive-thru style by the north kitchen dock. If you signed up to have your meals delivered, they will be left by your front door between the above hours. Please understand that the first few days may take a little longer as the crews figure out the routes.

If you were unable to sign up, there is still time. Go to: http://bit.ly/WW-meals

March 19, 2020

The Weeping Water Public Schools' building will be closed on Friday to allow custodians to clean following the student's checkout yesterday and today. Starting Monday, the building will be restricted to essential personnel only. Office hours will be from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Staff will be answering calls and responding to emails. Please do not come to the building during office hours unless the situation demands it. Even in those situations, please call first!

March 18, 2020 
** Breakfast and Lunch update - The drive-thru pick up times will be 7:30 am to 8:30 am for breakfast, and 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for lunch. The drive-thru will be on the north side of the school building. Please use the service drive.

Delivery for breakfast will start at 7:30 am for breakfast, and 11:30 am for lunch. The delivery staff will not enter the house. They will leave meals outside the home and ring the doorbell or knock. The delivery staff will not approach any house with a dog that appears dangerous.

Parents/students with last names A thru K signed up today.

Parents/students with last names L thru M will have an opportunity to sign up on Thursday.

March 17, 2020

** Breakfast and Lunch information - Weeping Water PS has applied to be included in a US Department of Ag program that would provide meals to ALL CHILDREN, AGES 1 TO 18 FREE OF CHARGE during the school closure.  Our goal is to start this program on Friday, March 20th.

During Student/Parent Meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, parents/students will be able to sign up for meals.  They will be asked if they want 1) breakfast, lunch, or both AND 2) Will you be picking up meals via a drive-thru at the school OR do you want them delivered.

Parents who are unable to attend the meetings on Wednesday or Thursday can call the school office at (402)267-2445 to sign up.

March 17, 2020

** Seniors and PROM / Graduation - We understand this is a difficult time for seniors. This is not the way to finish out a school year. There are two big events in a senior’s last semester: PROM and Graduation. We are committed to doing everything we can to hold these two events, even if it happens this summer.

**Honors Night & Musical - It is our hope that we can also hold these events as well. We want to make sure that we recognize all of the hard work that has not only gone into the musical, but all academics, activities, and athletics this year. 

March 17, 2020

Community use of the Weight Room, Walking Track, and Gym: During the March Board of Education Meeting, board members discussed community access to the Wellness Center part of the school building (Weight Room, Walking Track, and Gym). Everyone on the board of education and administration understands the importance of community access to those areas. However, the health of our community and restricting the spread of COVID-19 must take precedent. For that reason, starting Monday, March 23rd, the Weight Room, Walking Track, and Gym will be closed to the community as well as students. Once the health department determines that it is safe to reopen, the superintendent will open access to the community.

UPDATE - The incorrect date was listed.  The closing date is March 23rd not March 30th.  It is corrected above.

March 16, 2020 - Announcement for the resumption of learning.

Everyone at WWPS is striving to provide education to our students. As has been stated often, these are difficult, unprecedented times. School staff has been working today to find ways to deliver education to students away from school.

We are planning two days for parents and students to come to the school to collect their belongings and meet with teachers to pick up academic packets.

  • The school will be open on Wednesday from noon to 6:30pm for families with last names A through K.
  • The school will be open on Thursday from noon to 6:30pm for families with last names L through Z.
  • If you have a blended family with last names that split on both days, please just pick one day.
  • If you are unable to attend either of these dates, please contact the school at (402)267-2445.
  • The school will be open on Wednesday from noon to 6:30pm for families with last names A through K.
    • Collect all belongings
    • Meet with teachers to get an academic packet. This packet will have information on how to contact the teacher, assignments, and methods for collecting and receiving assignments.
    • The ability to sign up for breakfast and lunch. These meals can be picked up at the school via a “drive thru” or delivered to homes by a school employee.
    • Middle school students will check out laptops.
  • This is a very fluid situation. Our goal is to communicate weekly or sooner as the situation warrants. If you have questions, please direct them to the school office or email a school administrator.

    Kevin Reiman, Superintendent (kreiman@weepingwaterps.org)
    Dr. Tiffanie Welte, Secondary Principal (twelte@weepingwaterps.org)
    Bristol Wenzl, Elementary Principal (bwenzl@weepingwaterps.org)

    March 15, 2020

    Due to the increasing risk of COVID-19 virus spread, Weeping Water Public Schools will be closed indefinitely. We will work with experts to best determine when it is safe to reopen. It is critically important that students stay home or with care providers during this time.

    Update - NDE and the Governor have decided to close all schools no later than Monday, March 23.  Schools will remain closed through April 3rd.  We will continue to be closed this week and will now be following the state guidance on when we can reopen.  At this time, the earliest we could reopen is April 6.