Fremont Public Schools Phase Two

Fremont Public Schools is announcing the Second Phase of the Continuation of Learning Plan to be implemented during the indefinite closure of schools out of an abundance of caution to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Continuation of Learning Plan Phase Two will begin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

To recap Phase 1 of the Continuous Learning Plan, packets were made available on Monday, March 23 by a hard copy pick up or online. Phase 1 will last through this Friday, April 10. 

Phase 2 of the Continuous Learning Plan begins on Tuesday, April 14, in accordance with following the 2019-2020 school calendar and no school scheduled for Monday, April 13. This phase will include online and offline learning opportunities for students in grades K-12. 

Grades PK-4 Continuation of Learning 

  • Packets of FPS curriculum materials for all PK-4 students have been prepared for April 14-May 21, 2020.  We encourage all students to have a packet to work directly in.  
  • PK-4 Packet distribution will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and again from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at all elementary schools.
  • Families who cannot pick up on Tuesday will be encouraged to contact their building on Wednesday, April 15, to arrange a time to go into the vestibule to get the packets they need.  After April 15, families are encouraged to call the school to leave a message or email their child’s teacher or school principal to make arrangements to obtain a packet. 
  • Assignments will not be graded.
  • Live Online sessions with classroom teachers for K-4 will begin on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 as this allows students time to pick up the materials and equalizes the number of sessions between the grade levels. Directions for these sessions will be shared with K-4 parents directly by the student’s school

Grades 5-8 Continuation of Learning

  • Instruction will be delivered via online or printed material packets
  • Packets are being sent to families who indicated they will not be participating online via US Mail. 
  •  Those still in need of packets should contact their school via email:
  • Assignments will not be graded 
  • Online sessions with the classroom teachers will begin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Grades 9-12 Continuation of Learning & Graduation Requirements

  • Instruction in courses leading toward graduation credit will be delivered via online or printed materials
  • Class credits and assignments will be classified as earned/not earned towards graduation
  • Packets for students who have indicated they will not be participating online can be picked up at the front doors of Fremont High School from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14.
  • If a different time is needed for pick up, please contact the school via email:
  • Online sessions with the classroom teachers will begin on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

District Issued Chromebook Repair

Student Chromebook repairs are specifically repairs to hardware failures or accidental damage to the Chromebook, physical repairs. When a student’s Chromebook is in need of physical repair (Chromebook and charger will be turned in):

  • The student/parent will send an email message to:
    • The message must include: 
      • Student’s First and Last Name
      • Student’s Grade
      • Description of the problem
  • FPStech will respond to the message and arrange a time for the Chromebook to be dropped and swapped (a replacement Chromebook will be given) at the Main Street Education & Administration Building, located at 130 East 9th Street at the West entrance under the walkway
  • More details about the procedure can be found at

Phase Three

  • Next school year teachers will work with students to review information not learned during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to ensure it is mastered.

Continuation of Learning Plan FAQs 3/24/2020

How can I access the activities for the Continuation of Learning Plan?

  • Hard copy packets for grades K-8 are available at the students’ school.  If they were not able to pick them up on 3/23/2020, families may contact their school building to schedule a time to get them.
  • PDF copies of the K-8 packets are available on the district’s website for families to access and print off at home.  Another option is for students to read the PDF on the family’s chosen electronic device and answer questions or solve problems on a separate paper.
  • High School Students received electronic access for their On-to-College Program in their FPS school email account.  Hard Copy packets of the On-to-College activities are also available at Fremont High School for students who may not have electronic access.  Families may contact FHS to arrange a time to pick up a packet if they were unable to on 3/23/2020.

Is the FPS Continuation of Learning Plan required or voluntary? 

  • The Fremont Public Schools Continuation of Learning Plan beginning on March 23, 2020 is voluntary, but strongly encouraged, for students to review, practice and apply the skills they have previously learned.  Practicing and applying skills engages the students in their academic thought processes as well as keeping their skills sharp for our return to school.

Do Students have to turn the work into their teacher?

  • These review activities are not graded and will not be turned in to teachers upon return to school.

Do the students have to complete the packet activities in order?

  • No, students may choose to complete the activities in any order they choose.

Are there answer keys provided for the packets?

  • No, answer keys are not available for the packets as the activities are strictly for practice.  
  • If families would like to go further into the reading activities, may choose to review for more information.

Do students need their textbooks to complete the activities?

  • No, the activities are not textbook dependent.

Some of the work is too hard for my student to do independently, does this mean my child is behind academically?

  • No, all students learn and acquire skills at their own rate.  The activities have grade level concepts and skills at various levels.  For activities that are more difficult for your child, do those together and share in the learning. 

Is the On-to-College Programming at the High School geared only towards ACT preparation?

  • The On-to-College program is most commonly known for Pre-ACT and ACT test preparation.  The lessons students complete in this course will also strengthen their skills in english, math, reading, and science in preparation for their return to school as well as for future education.

Will the Continuation of Learning Plan ever change to involve class instruction and assignments from FPS teachers?

  • The Continuation of Learning Plan will continue to evolve and change as schools continue to remain closed based on the recommendation from Three Rivers Public Health Department. The plan will be reviewed and revised as necessary to meet the learning needs of our students for the duration of whatever the closure time period may be.  Families will continue to receive regular updates of the plan throughout the closure.

Academic Resources

Fremont Public Schools is providing resources for our students to continue to engage in their learning by reviewing, practicing and applying the skills they have been acquiring.   

Grades PK-8 Continuation of Learning 

Packets including Reading, Writing, and Math skill review and application activities will be available for all students. Packets are created in a weekly format with skill activities for each day of the week. 

The packets are grade level specific and tied to the standards at that grade level.  We encourage students and families to work together in completing the activities during the school closure.  Students are also encouraged to read a good book at their reading level! These activities are not graded and will not be turned in to teachers upon return to school.  

Packets can be accessed in the links for each grade level.

Grades 9-12 Continuation of Learning

All students grades 9-12 will have access to the “On to College” program through our partnership with John Baylor.  The lessons are good reviews of the essential skills.

  • Students with online access will receive an email to their FPS email account with their log-in information.
  • Hard copy packets will be available for students who do not have electronic access.  Packets may be picked up at Fremont High School on Monday, March 23, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the North Parking Lot.  Please follow the traffic flow coming from the south using the Lincoln Street entrance to the parking lot.

Additional Resources for Families

The Scholastic Learn at Home website is a free resource that provides all students with learning journeys that span various content areas to also engage students academically active while school buildings are closed. The site supports students with various learning opportunities each day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. These daily learning opportunities were carefully curated by Scholastic editors to create meaningful learning experiences.  The Scholastic Learn at Home website does not require a username or password and is open freely to all, on any device. 

Many additional reputable educational websites have opened their products to be free of charge during this time.  For example, click here to see resources from the Nebraska State Education Association. Families are always welcome to seek out and use products for practice as they determine what is best for their family.