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Wahoo Elementary Principal Ben Kreifels

Welcome to Wahoo Elementary

2020-2021 theme is "Building on Strengths!"; new COVID-19 Safety Procedures posted

Warrior Families,

We are MORE excited than ever to welcome students back into our school! Our school theme this year is “Building on Strengths!” Staff will use this theme to develop a mindset based on positive psychology. Some schools operate with a “fix-it” mindset which focuses on fixing the weaknesses perceived in others. In stark contrast, I am proud to lead a school that is focused on identifying each child’s strengths and developing them to fullest potential. Join us this year as we teach children how to humbly identify their own strengths and experience success!

Strengths-focused learning and leadership allow us to innovate. This year will be full of challenges, especially as we learn how to navigate a school year during COVID-19. We will persevere as a community of WARRIORS by using strengths to address these challenges. Doing so is truly the meaning of innovation; let’s teach children by example as we work together to focus on each other’s positive traits and persevere.

Regarding school procedures, please see the Elementary Reopening Plan. Below, you will find annual reminders about general school procedures.

As always, you are encouraged to contact me if I can help in any way!

Ben Kreifels, Wahoo Elementary School Principal
(402) 443-4250 ext. 1002, email: bkreifels@wahoowarriors.org

General School Items

Supervision & School Hours - Breakfast and morning supervision begins at 7:45 a.m. The first bell rings 8:05 a.m., and the tardy bell will ring at 8:15 a.m. Students must be seated and ready for class at this time. School dismisses daily at 3:15 p.m. Do not leave children unattended on school grounds before 7:45 a.m. or after 3:15 p.m. Please be patient during arrival and dismissal; it will likely take longer to dismiss with masks on this school year, and our young students take time to learn their routines.

Transportation - If you have questions regarding transportation to and from school, contact the Superintendent’s office at (402) 443-3051.

Security & Signing In - All visitors, including parents, are expected to sign in at the office and wear a nametag while visiting the school. This is increasingly important during COVID-19 era. See notes about school visitors in the plan linked below pertaining to COVID-19 Precautions.

Early Dismissal & School Closing - Please look over the district calendar and make note of scheduled early dismissals. Additional calendars and schedules are available on the school website. If the school schedule is altered due to weather, it will be announced via the phone alert system, social media, and news stations. Please notify the school if your contact information has changed. Doing so allows us to communicate with you more effectively.

Appointments & Instructional Time - Occasionally, medical appointments and other high-priority meetings must be scheduled during the school day. Please understand when scheduling these and other obligations that instructional time is a high priority and missing school should be a last resort. If your child does need to leave for such an appointment, please notify office staff and teacher in writing with advance notice.

Illness & Absences - If your child is ill or misses school for any other reason, call the school office by 8:45 a.m. or earlier on the morning of absence. Office staff will call parents of absentees if we do not hear from you.

Immunizations & Forms - All students must have current immunizations or meet the waiver requirement. A valid birth certificate must also be on file. Contact WPS Nurse Josh Trutna (402-443-4250 ext. 1003, email: jtrutna@wahoowarriors.org) if you have questions regarding immunizations or medical forms.

Back to School Night - We have adapted our approach to account for concerns regarding COVID-19. See details on the Wahoo Elementary 2020-2021 Safety Procedures document linked below.





Welcome to Wahoo Elementary


Aug 23, 2018

So excited to begin a new school year with our wonderful WES staff!