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CELEBRATE THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

 Kearney Public Schools will be celebrating the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. We want to make this once-in-a-lifetime event something our students will remember forever. Here is some information to help understand this exciting event:

When is the Total Solar Eclipse?
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:57pm.  
A partial eclipse will begin around 11:30 am and last about 87 minutes. This will lead in to the Total Solar Eclipse at 12:57:30pm which will last approximately 1 minute and 54 seconds in Kearney. Then another partial eclipse will last approximately 90 minutes. A total eclipse has not been viewed for 500 years and it will be another 500 years before another total eclipse.

What happens during the eclipse?
Around 11:30am it will get dark as if it is dusk, but because it happens so fast it will feel much darker and we will notice things we experience at night, like the temperature will drop about 10 degrees and the brightest stars will be visible. The most amazing sight happens when we are able to view the sun’s corona (atmosphere) which appears as a wispy shape around the moon. At 12:57, the moon will completely block the sun for almost two minutes creating a total solar eclipse.

How will students safely view the eclipse?
Our primary goal at Kearney Public Schools is keeping our students safe. Students and staff will wear special, NASA approved solar eclipse glasses to protect their eyes and will receive full direction in how to use them for safe viewing. The KPS staff started lessons last spring and has worked with community experts to build awareness and safety.

Will everyone see the eclipse?
Assuming weather is clear and calm on eclipse day, all KPS staff and students in grades 1-12 – who have not opted to stay indoors – will participate directly. Kindergarten will have a half day schedule on August 21, but will still get the same cool eclipse glasses to take home.

How can families learn more about the events happening at each school?
Ask your child’s school about events planned that day.

What if I want my child to stay inside and have a virtual experience?
Contact your child’s school for an opt-out form and return it to your child’s school during first week of school or CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE OPT OUT FORM

 

 

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• Look up teachers
• See Community Events
• Check out the sports and activity calendar
• See school calendar
• Pay your Bearcat Diner balance
• View School Board Meeting Agendas
• Link to the school website, Facebook, Twitter pages.
• Check out KPS job openings
• Get pop-up notification for events

 

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CELEBRATE THE TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

 Kearney Public Schools will be celebrating the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. We want to make this once-in-a-lifetime event something our students will remember forever. Here is some information to help understand this exciting event:

When is the Total Solar Eclipse?
Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:57pm.  
A partial eclipse will begin around 11:30 am and last about 87 minutes. This will lead in to the Total Solar Eclipse at 12:57:30pm which will last approximately 1 minute and 54 seconds in Kearney. Then another partial eclipse will last approximately 90 minutes. A total eclipse has not been viewed for 500 years and it will be another 500 years before another total eclipse.

What happens during the eclipse?
Around 11:30am it will get dark as if it is dusk, but because it happens so fast it will feel much darker and we will notice things we experience at night, like the temperature will drop about 10 degrees and the brightest stars will be visible. The most amazing sight happens when we are able to view the sun’s corona (atmosphere) which appears as a wispy shape around the moon. At 12:57, the moon will completely block the sun for almost two minutes creating a total solar eclipse.

How will students safely view the eclipse?
Our primary goal at Kearney Public Schools is keeping our students safe. Students and staff will wear special, NASA approved solar eclipse glasses to protect their eyes and will receive full direction in how to use them for safe viewing. The KPS staff started lessons last spring and has worked with community experts to build awareness and safety.

Will everyone see the eclipse?
Assuming weather is clear and calm on eclipse day, all KPS staff and students in grades 1-12 – who have not opted to stay indoors – will participate directly. Kindergarten will have a half day schedule on August 21, but will still get the same cool eclipse glasses to take home.

How can families learn more about the events happening at each school?
Ask your child’s school about events planned that day.

What if I want my child to stay inside and have a virtual experience?
Contact your child’s school for an opt-out form and return it to your child’s school during first week of school or CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE OPT OUT FORM

 

 

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PUT YOUR SCHOOL IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

Download your school app today!

What will my APP do?
• Call the school at a push of a button
• Check out the Bearcat Diner menu
• Look up teachers
• See Community Events
• Check out the sports and activity calendar
• See school calendar
• Pay your Bearcat Diner balance
• View School Board Meeting Agendas
• Link to the school website, Facebook, Twitter pages.
• Check out KPS job openings
• Get pop-up notification for events

 

Search the App Store or Google Play for your school:

• Bryant - Kearney NE
• Buffalo Hills - Kearney NE
• Central - Kearney NE
• Emerson - Kearney NE
• Glenwood - Kearney NE
• Kenwood - Kearney NE
• Meadowlark - Kearney NE
• Northeast - Kearney NE
• Park - Kearney NE
• Windy Hills - Kearney NE


• Horizon - Kearney NE
• Sunrise - Kearney NE

• Kearney High - Kearney NE

 

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READ ALL ABOUT IT

The 2017-2018 KPS Magazine is out.   The school calendar can be pulled from the center section to keep you up-to-date on school days off and holidays.  Read about the new school apps for iPhone and android, KCLC after school program, Junior Achievement, College and Career readiness, the KPS Foundation, CLASS Act and so much more.  

FLIP THROUGH OUR MAGAZINE BY CLICKING THIS LINK.

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First Day of School

August 16    6th -9th-New Students at KHS/SMS/HMS
August 17    All Students
August 24   Bright Futures Preschool

Kindergarten
August 17 - Half Day
August 18 - Half Day
August 21 - Half Day (Check your school for release time)

 

The KPS buses will begin to transport students on Thursday, August 17, 2017...The first day of school.

  • Please note that the buses will not transport home the early out kindergartners the first three days of school.
  • Buses will not transport the Freshman, 6th graders or new students for orientation day on August 16, 2017.
  • The only buses that run routes before August 17 are for special needs students. 

 

Looking forward to a safe year, 

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K+ is a partnership program where businesses and schools work together to prepare students for the future. Our K+ Program is flexible by design to match the needs and interests of the business with those of the school.

Junior Achievement, an elementary banking program and internships are a few examples of ways local businesses partner with Kearney Public Schools. Businesses may select a specific school or educational program to adopt.

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