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Frequently Asked Questions

We hope the questions listed below provide a valuable resource to you and your student.

Student & Parent Resources

Enrollment Brochure

Download the 2023-2024 enrollment brochure here.

Code of Conduct Handbook

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Parent and Student Handbook

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PowerSchool Account Support Resource

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Transportation List

Download the 2023-2024 Transportation list here.

General

What days/hours are you open?

OFFICE & ADMINISTRATION HOURS:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM HOURS:

3rd-8th Grade: Monday – Friday, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
9th-12th Grade: Monday – Thursday, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

CAMP NORTHSTAR SUMMER PROGRAM HOURS:

Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Breakfast is served until 8:30 am
Programming begins at 9:00 am

Why does NorthStar follow the OPS calendar?

The majority of NorthStar’s students attend Omaha Public Schools during the school year. For this reason, NorthStar follows the OPS calendar for holidays and breaks as well as inclement weather closures.

  • OPS Early Dismissal/Half Days: When OPS dismisses school early or has a half-day, NorthStar will NOT have programming on those days.
  • OPS Vacation/Staff Development Days: NorthStar will be closed during OPS semester breaks (Winter Break and Spring Break), holiday breaks, and for OPS staff development/training days. Parents/guardians should check with NorthStar staff to confirm schedules.
  • OPS Inclement Weather Closures: When OPS cancels school and/or after-school activities due to inclement weather, NorthStar will NOT have programming on those days.

Can boys still come to NorthStar if school isn't in session?

NorthStar follows the OPS calendar. Please follow the OPS calendar to see if NorthStar will be open. Students may NOT be dropped off when OPS is not in session.

  • OPS Early Dismissal/Half Days: When OPS dismisses school early or has a half-day, NorthStar will NOT have programming on those days.
  • OPS Vacation/Staff Development Days: NorthStar will be closed during OPS semester breaks (Winter Break and Spring Break), holiday breaks, and for OPS staff development/training days. Parents/guardians should check with NorthStar staff to confirm schedules.
  • OPS Inclement Weather Closures: When OPS cancels school and/or after-school activities due to inclement weather, NorthStar will NOT have programming on those days.

Does NorthStar cancel programming on snow days?

NorthStar will be closed whenever OPS is closed due to inclement weather. NorthStar will close if OPS schools are dismissed early due to inclement weather, when OPS after-school activities are cancelled, or whenever there is an unexpected event that impacts the safety of our site.

Please call the NorthStar Welcome Center at 402-614-6360 ext. 210 for information on closings.

How much does NorthStar cost?

The investment associated with registering students in grades 3-8 is $50, which includes After School and Camp NorthStar programs. Please contact our Director of Program Growth, Samantha Chloupek for questions regarding the program and financial assistance via email or via phone at 402.614.6360 x 213.

School Year Programming: $50

Camp NorthStar ONLY: $50

Athletic Fees determined per sport.

How can I register my student?

View registration information here.

Students must enroll annually for NorthStar Programs. Enrollment for the upcoming school year begins in July, and Camp NorthStar registration beings in March. For more information on enrollment, please contact Samantha, our Director of Program Growth at 402-614-6360 ext. 213.

Can I pay fees online?

Enrollment fees/athletic team fees are processed at time of registration and are completed as a part of the application process in your PowerSchool Account.

What are the student pick-up options?

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Not all families have the same needs when it comes to transitioning their students from NorthStar each evening. To better help with this process, we provide 3 options that we believe will cover most parents’ needs:

Option 1 (Recommended): PikMyKid Parent Dismissal App

Option 2: Call the welcome desk and ask for your student to be dismissed.

Option 3: Walk up to the building to check out their son.

Option 4: Permission to walk home. Required: guardian waiver in enrollment forms.

Before leaving the building, everyone is required to sign out at the front desk or in the vestibule.

What are late pick-up fees?

We understand an occasional incident will arise where you may be late in picking up your student. Please call NorthStar immediately at 402-614-6360 ext. 210 if this is the case. If your student is not picked up by closing time, the primary parent/guardian will be called, and then others on the approved pick-up list. If the parent/guardian or emergency contact cannot be reached, staff will be forced to call the Omaha Police Department. In the case of a late pick-up, staff will discuss the matter with the parent/guardian and assess a late fee.

Student safety is our highest priority at NorthStar. For that reason, we are concerned when any student is still here after our 7:00 P.M. dismissal. NorthStar is not, and cannot be, staffed to provide supervision for students in these situations; hiring extra personnel to supervise is beyond our financial resources. All late pick-up fees must be paid before the student can return.

Download the late pick-up notice form here.

Does NorthStar provide transportation from schools?

NorthStar provides transportation from the schools listed below for the after-school program only. Students from other schools in the metro area and students attending daytime services will need to provide their own transportation.

Download the transportation resource here.

Summer Programming

(Camp NorthStar)

When do I have to reserve my Camp NorthStar spot?

Students attending Camp NorthStar must be enrolled by May 15th each year.  After May 15th, you can call the Welcome Center to check availability.  Camp spots are available on a first come first serve basis; once we reach capacity students will be placed on a waitlist.

When does Camp NorthStar begin?

Camp NorthStar 2024 Dates will be posted in February 2024.

What is the age range for summer programming?

Camp NorthStar summer programming is available for boys entering 3rd grade to boys entering 9th grade in the upcoming Fall academic year.

How much does Camp NorthStar cost?

Camp NorthStar is $50 for the 8-week program. The registration fee must paid at time of Enrollment, processed in your PowerSchool Parent Portal.

What time can I drop my student off?

Drop off time is from 7:30-8:30am. Programming begins at 9:00am, all students are expected to be here before 9:00am. If your student needs to arrive after 9:00am due to an appointment, please contact the Welcome Center to notify camp staff.

What time does Camp NorthStar close?

Camp NorthStar dismissal is at 5:00 P.M.
Pick-Up Late Fees begin at 5:10 P.M.
5:15 P.M. – $20.00 fee
5:35 P.M. – $40.00 fee
6:00 P.M. – Contact Omaha Police Department

How can I communicate with the Camp NorthStar Team?

Families will receive weekly schedules for their students camp group via email and REMIND (text communication).

Remind can be used to communicate daily with Camp Staff and share any feedback, questions, or comments.

Additional Camp Staff Contacts

Enrollment Team, enrollment@northstar360.org

Samantha Chloupek, Director, samantha@northstar 360.org

NorthStar Athletics

Can students play on a basketball/lacrosse/soccer team if they do not attend the after-school program?

NorthStar Basketball:

  • Non-enrolled students may try out for NorthStar basketball. Tryouts take place in July for the 1st session and in December for the second session.

NorthStar Lacrosse:

  • Non-enrolled boys in 6th-8th grade attending any Omaha area school are invited to try out for NorthStar’s U14 lacrosse team. Tryouts take place in January.
  • Non-enrolled 9th-12th grade boys attending Omaha North, Omaha Northwest, Omaha Benson, and the Omaha Street School are invited to try out for NorthStar Lacrosse. Other high school students may be able to try out if their school does not have an existing lacrosse team or if they have played on a NorthStar lacrosse team in the past. Non-enrolled students will be invited to try out in January.

NorthStar Soccer:

  • Non-enrolled students in 3rd-7th grade may try out for NorthStar soccer. Tryouts take place in January for the spring season and July for the fall season.

What is the fee for playing on basketball/lacrosse/soccer teams?

NorthStar Basketball:

  • All students: A $50 fee must be paid before the start of the season. Students will not receive uniforms until this enrollment fee has been paid.

NorthStar Lacrosse:

  • Currently enrolled students: Fees for lacrosse are covered in your enrollment packet. All equipment: helmets, uniform, stick, pads, cleats, etc. are provided.
  • Non-enrolled students: Non-enrolled students: The lacrosse fee for non-enrolled students is $200. All equipment: helmets, uniform, stick, pads, cleats, etc. are provided.

NorthStar Soccer:

  • All students: A $25 fee must be paid before the start of the season. Students will not receive uniforms until this enrollment fee has been paid.

When does my student have basketball/lacrosse/soccer practice? When are his games?

Athletic schedules, including practices, games, and tournaments, are posted on TeamSnap and the NorthStar Programming Calendar. Parents/guardians will be notified via TeamSnap of any updates or changes to athletic schedules.

Please download the TeamSnap app to stay updated on your student’s games and practices!

  1. Fill out the NorthStar application for the sport you plan to participate in (available at NorthStar)
  2. A TeamSnap invite will be sent to the email address in your student’s application. Make sure to check your spam folder for this invitation.
  3. Accept the invitation and edit any information you deem necessary on TeamSnap.

Do students have basketball/lacrosse/soccer practice if there is no school?

NorthStar follows the Omaha Public School calendar, which can be found here.

NorthStar also follows the OPS inclement weather closings. If OPS closes school or cancels after-school activities due to inclement weather, NorthStar will also close for all activities.

For other questions about NorthStar Athletic Programming contact:

Mike Mitchell

Athletic Manager

mike@northstar360.org

402.614.6360

phone ext.215

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