Welcome to Lexington Public Schools
Lexington and the Lexington Public Schools are committed to providing quality of life and education to our growing and diverse population. We respect and celebrate the opportunities and are encouraged by the good things that are happening. Our mission statement is, "To develop capable and responsible lifelong learners. With the cooperation of family, school and community, we will prepare students for the global challenges and the opportunities of the future."
Possible Measles Exposure
We just received notification that the recent soccer tournament attended by Lexington Public Schools that was held at North Platte High School and Madison Middle School (North Platte), has been identified as a potential exposure site for measles. This is significant in that Madison Middle School was identified as a possible exposure site from April 1, 2017 to April 10, 2017. In addition to a confirmed case of measles identified in North Platte, a probable case (testing pending) has also recently been reported. This person was a spectator at the GNAC soccer tournament at North Platte High School and Madison middle school in North Platte on April 7-8. The tournament involved boys and girls teams on Varsity and JV. This initially started as a case of measles was identified in North Platte and two additional persons are being tested due to measles-like symptoms. The case of measles in North Platte is continuing to be investigated by West Central District Health Department and Nebraska Health and Human Services but no link to the confirmed case in Omaha last month has been identified.
Two Rivers Public Health Department is asking for your help to ensure early recognition, appropriate testing, and thorough investigation of suspected cases. It is strongly encouraged that individuals contact their health provider immediately if they suspect measles. At this time NO cases of measles have been detected in the Two Rivers Public Health Department area. Those individuals visiting North Platte and attending North Platte High School or Madison Middle School in North Platte from April 1, 2017 to April 10, 2017 may have been exposed to measles.
Additional exposure sites include:
North Platte Public Transit April 3, 2017 to April 10, 2017
New Life Church Youth Group April 5, 2017 (6:00pm – 10:30pm)
Great Plains Health Emergency Room April 10, 2017 (6:00pm – 2:30am on April 11)
Precise Medical Care April 11, 2017 (8:00am – 2:00pm)
Great Plains Health Pavilion in April 11, 2017 (11:00am – 3:00pm)
Measles symptoms include a fever that can spike at 105 °F, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing.
Measles spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is so contagious that if one person has it, 9 out of 10 people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected. Your child can get measles just by being in a room where a person with measles has been, even up to two hours after that person has left. An infected person can spread measles to others even before knowing he/she has the disease—from four days before developing the measles rash through four days afterward.
Most school age children and adults have adequate protection from the measles through mandatory school vaccinations. Most persons under 40 years of age who were compliant with school entry requirements have had two doses of MMR and have a very low risk of developing measles if exposed. Persons who were non-compliant with that requirement are at high risk if exposed to a person shedding the measles virus. All persons who have not received two doses of MMR are urged to consider vaccination at this time, especially if they were present at the times and locations specified. Exposed persons who are not immune and who refuse immunization should not attend school/work for 21 days after last exposure.
The best protection against measles is measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. MMR vaccine provides long-lasting protection against all strains of measles. Your child needs two doses of MMR vaccine for best protection: The first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, the second dose 4 through 6 years of age.
For your convenience, click on this link to download and open a PDF file of the enrollment packet. You will only need to fill the first three and last pages of this enrollment packet.
If you have any questions please call Hardy Moreno at 308-324-1211 or Barre Hassan at 308-324-1217.
School Communications Parent Consent
As school leaders, we know you understand the value and importance of school-to-home communications. Whether those communications are via text, phone call, email or social media, they are powerful tools for ensuring a strong school community, involving parents in their child’s learning, alerting parents of changes in the school calendar, or notifying families when there are critical incidents at school, such as weather-related closings, evacuations or lockdowns.
Under a federal law originally designed to protect consumers from telemarketers, we have to get your permission to send non-emergency messages to a mobile phone by voice call or SMS text. InfoCenter is a free web and mobile app that gives you access to school notifications of all types (text messages, voice, email) inside a single inbox. You can also change your contact preferences and adjust contact numbers in the web app, available from any Internet-enabled device.
The easiest way is to visit the SchoolMessenger InfoCenter website at https://schoolmessenger.com/start. Create an account by clicking “Sign Up” on the top right menu, using the email address that you have provided to the school. Then you can choose how you want to be contacted based on the category of message (from emergencies to school activities) and provide contact permission. You will also be able to listen to and read messages from the school for the previous 30 days so you don’t miss a thing, including alerts, notifications and attachments. You can also sign back in to change your preferences at any time.
School Messenger Texting Available
Starting November 20, 2015, Lexington Public Schools will start sending automated text messages regarding your student's weather related delays or cancellations and emergencies.
PowerSchool Single Sign On
Lexington Public Schools will be updating our PowerSchool Student Information System Parent Portal to a single sign on program effective November 20, 2015. This will allow parents/guardians with more than one child to access all of their child(ren)'s information at one time with one login and password. Both Parents can have their own account but each account will need a separate email address. You will be able to view all your child(ren)'s up to the minute attendance, grades, assignments, school bulletins, and messages from teachers.
Letters were mailed to each student's parent/guardian with step-by-step instructions on how to set up your parent account. If you should have questions, please contact your child(ren)'s school building.
2017-18 School Year Calendar
On December 12, 2016, the school board approved the 2017-18 school year calendar. Click on the image below to download a printable copy of the calendar. Translated versions of this calendar can be found on the School Year Calendar page.
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