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COVID-19 Reopening Information

The following is a copy of an official letter that went out Thursday, July 2nd with information regarding returning to school in the fall –

Click HERE to access the letter.


To further aid in the return to school planning process, please complete this survey – CLICK HERE to access the survey.

Also, in order to increase our communication avenues, please check out and follow the official Facebook page of the district here.

Annual Pioneer Football Golf Scramble

Hello Pioneer Family, we will be hosting the annual Pioneer Football 4 Person Scramble at River Wilds in Blair on Monday, July 20th.  We will start at 2 PM.  Please see the document below for more information and registration form.  The registration deadline is July 17th. If you have any questions, please contact us at ashepardson@ftcpioneers.org. Go Pioneers!

Registration form

Kindergarten Round Up

We are excited to announce Kindergarten Roundup dates and times.

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year.  We are so excited to have your child be a part of Fort Calhoun Community Schools.  We know how vital it is to implement and instill in your child all the necessary tools to be successful.  Thank you for your support while starting this journey.  Furthermore, with the complications of COVID-19,
the journey for next school year may look quite different.  Please ensure the administration will have an anticipated plan to start the 2020-21 school year in the safest environment possible.

The updated Kindergarten Roundup dates and times, due to COVID-19, are on July 15, 16 and 17.  There will be two different sessions from 9:00-11:00 am and 12:00-2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16.  On Friday, July 17, there will only be one session in the morning at 9:00-11:00 am.  This provides essential time with our staff and is important in setting up the direction we go for each student. We feel this plan will fit our culture here at Fort Calhoun Elementary and enhance the learning environment. We are thankful for this opportunity and are excited to add your family to the Fort!

We will divide the upcoming kindergarteners within each session.  A letter home will provide you the information of when your child will come.

The following will explain what the session will entail.  Due to the COVID-19 recommendations, there will be approximately twelve students in each session.  During the day, the schedule will be set up to engage students in multiple cognitive/motor/language activities.  There will be no lunch or snack served during these sessions.  Unfortunately due to COVID-19 recommendations with social distancing, we will not be hosting a parent meeting.

PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE at 402-468-5714 to verify that your child will or will not be coming to your session and/or if your child will not be attending kindergarten at Fort Calhoun next year.

The state requires your child to be 5 years old by July 31, 2020, to qualify for Kindergarten.  

If you have any questions, please contact the elementary office. Thank you.  We look forward to our journey together!

Please fill out the forms included in the letter sent home and turn them into the office during your assigned session.  Thank you!

Cheer and Dance Tryouts

Cheerleading Team tryouts will be completed VIRTUALLY this year via Google Classroom.   Please email karlijohnson@ftcpioneers.org to be added to the class!  It will open on Monday, April 20th

What to look for once added to “Cheerleading Tryouts 2020” Google Classroom:

-An informational video about our cheer team: handbook & expectations, expected cost, fundraising, and more will be posted on Monday, April 20th.  You will have a chance to post any questions you might have at that time.  Or can email me directly any questions.  

-The tryout rubric as well as videos of the tryout routine and skills will be uploaded on Monday, April 20th. These videos are for the girls to watch and practice at home (in lieu of typical tryout practices).  

-All girls interested in trying out will need to have their tryout videos (one video of routine, one video of cheer, one video of chant, one video of jumps) uploaded by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1st.

Timeline for Cheer Team Tryouts was selected so that any girls who are interested in doing the virtual tryouts for BOTH cheer and dance can have separate weeks to focus on (and get their videos uploaded to) each.


Dance Team tryouts will be completed VIRTUALLY this year via Google Classroom.   Please email aromans@ftcpioneers.org to be added to the class!  It will open on Monday, April 27th

What to look for once added to “2020-2021 Dance Team Tryout” Google Classroom:

-An informational video about our dance team: handbook & expectations, expected cost, fundraising, and more will be posted on Monday, April 27th.  You will have a chance to post any questions you might have at that time.

-The tryout rubric as well as videos of the tryout routine and skills will be uploaded on Monday, May 4th. These videos are for the girls to watch and practice at home (in lieu of typical tryout practices).  I will also post the cut music to the routine.

-All girls interested in trying out will need to have their tryout videos (one video of routine, one video of skills) uploaded by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12th.

Timeline for Dance Team Tryouts was selected so that any girls who are interested in doing the virtual tryouts for BOTH cheer and dance can have separate weeks to focus on (and get their videos uploaded to) each. 

Winter Sports All-State Student Athletes

Congratulations to our student-athletes who were selected for the NSAA Winter Sports All-State.

Boy’s Basketball – Zach Faucher and Jayden Hunter

Girl’s Basketball – Kennedy Bradburn and Mackenzie Hansen

Wrestling – Haley Albertson and John McKennan