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District Announcements
No School March 5

Congratulations to the Lady Panthers Basketball team on qualifying for the state tournament. The Panthers will play at 2pm on Thursday, March 5 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. To allow students and staff ample time to travel to Lincoln, NPS will not have school on March 5. School will be in session on March 6. Go Panthers! 

 
11:30 Dismissal March 12

Congratulations to the Norfolk Panther Boys Basketball team on qualifying for the state tournament. The Panthers will play Lincoln Northeast at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday, March 12 at 3:45pm. To allow students and staff ample time to travel to Lincoln, NPS will have an 11:30 dismissal on March 12. No school is scheduled for March 13. Go Panthers!

 
NPSF Scholarship Application Now Available


Over $50,000 in scholarships are available to the Class of 2015 through the Norfolk Public Schools Foundation. Please visit NPSF Scholarships for the application and all details.



 
Pump & Pantry School Spirit Award

The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) is proud to announce Norfolk High School as the Pump & Pantry School Spirit Award recipient for the month of February.

The School Spirit Award Program features NSAA member schools sharing photos of their students and fans emphasizing positive support and excitement at NSAA events via social media. Winning photos are selected monthly and may be featured throughout the year on the NSAA website, additional publications and at NSAA State Championships. As the February honoree, Norfolk High School will also receive a $250 gas card provided by Pump & Pantry to support team and fan travel.

The winning photo features the Norfolk student body cheering on their boys’ basketball team to another win, continuing their undefeated season. “Our student section is a combined group effort including our Panther Posse, cheerleaders, Pink Panthers, Jr High section and our Pep Band. We believe we have the best student body around! Our home and away attendance really demonstrates the support for our teams,” said Dennis Dolliver, Norfolk Athletic Director.

The Pump & Pantry School Spirit Award program is becoming a part of NSAA activities with now more than seventy (70) NSAA member schools participating to date. Follow @nsaahome #schoolspirit, to see the excitement and spirit across Nebraska! The next winning school will be announced on March 16th, 2015.


 
School Closing Information

From time to time it may be necessary to cancel school due to inclement weather. This decision is not made lightly, because school attendance is so important. However, school may be cancelled or the school day may begin or end early, when necessary for safety reasons. This information will be communicated to families as promptly as possible, using the following communication methods:

Norfolk Public Schools uses a telephone communication system to alert families of weather-related school closings. When school is closed, the system will call the households of students (for which we have current phone information) with this weather closing information. When a decision is made in the evening, we will try to notify families by 10 p.m. When a decision is made in the morning, we will try to notify families by 6:30 a.m.

Information about school closings is also announced on local radio (WJAG/KEXL, US 92, 94 ROCK/KNEN, and KPNO), television stations (KTIV Channel 4) and the Norfolk Daily News and it may be included on their websites.

In the event that Norfolk Public Schools dismisses school for more than three school days for inclement weather, two of these days will be made up. These “snow make up days” are designated on the school calendar for your convenience.
 
 



 
Welcome to Norfolk Public Schools




The mission of Norfolk Public Schools is to prepare all students to pursue their goals for the future. 

The vision of Norfolk Public Schools is to be a top performing school that provides outstanding educational opportunities for every student and is a source of pride and an asset to our community.






Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Norfolk Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age or other protected status in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Students:  Mary Luhr, Director of Student Services, 512 Philip Avenue, Norfolk, NE  68702 (402) 644-2500 
Employees and Others: Bill Robinson, Business Director, 512 Philip Avenue, Norfolk, NE  68702 (402) 644-2500 
Complaints or concerns involving discrimination or needs for accommodation or access should be addressed to the appropriate Coordinator. For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to file a complaint of discrimination with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education (OCR), please contact the OCR at 8930 Ward Parkway, Suite 2037, Kansas City, Missouri  64114, (816) 268-0550 (voice), or (877) 521-2172 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or ocr.kansascity@ed.gov.
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