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FRIDAY, July 24, 2020,  6 PM – 9 PM

Bill Sammon at The Hop Yard

Join us for Friday Night Live Acoustics featuring Bill Sammon;
After nearly 4 decades of performing live music in Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Country bands, for which he has played rhythm guitar, drums, lead vocals, and mostly, bass and backing vocals, Bill Sammon has decided to return to those musical beginnings by playing solo acoustic shows. 

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SATURDAY, July 25, 2020, 1 PM – 4 PM

Larry Mitchell at The Hop Yard

 Let's give Larry Mitchell a warm welcome with his Hop Yard debut!
Come on out for great food, drinks & music!

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Nebraska DHHS COVID-19 Information Line is open 8am-8pm 7 days a week: 402-552-6645

Omaha Metro Area COVID-19 Information Line is open 8:30am-4pm 7 days a week: 402-444-3400

For the most up-to-date information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), please click here.


DHHS News Release

DHHS Friday, July 17, COVID-19 Update: Continued preventive measures critical to mitigate spread, More testing sites/increased access,

The state case total, as of 5:45 p.m. CT 7/17/2020, is 22,361, an increase of 1,584 from last Friday. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Dashboard data also shows an increase in positive cases being reported this week over last week. There were 15 new COVID-19-related deaths in the state, for a total of 301. In addition, 16,665 Nebraskans diagnosed with COVID-19 have since recovered.

DHHS continues to stress the importance of cloth face coverings, hand washing and social distancing to help protect against COVID-19 transmission.

Prevention is key to making activities outside the home as safe as possible. When going out, know your risk. The CDC recommends considering how close you'll be to others and for how long. Review CDC recommendations at

For more information, read the news release online


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PCS Superintendent Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - July 17, 2020



Good evening. The heat is increasing this weekend. Stay safe and cool!

All of us are experiencing very uncertain times in this COVID-19 environment. It is essential, now more than ever, that we are willing to listen to the opinions of others and remain respectful of their perspectives.

It is evident from our surveys of parents/guardians and staff members, that there are some ready to return to school without restrictions, others that are not comfortable sending their children to school regardless of what health and safety measures are in place, and other perspectives that range anywhere in-between the other two scenarios.

We distributed an initial staff survey and a parent/guardian survey relative to returning to school in the fall. Those surveys were developed with guidance from our school attorney and were reviewed by our administrative team that includes 10 administrators from across our district. I have also been communicating with Plattsmouth Education Association (i.e. teachers union) representatives Leigh La Rosa and Sherri Johnson. I have also received feedback from parents/guardians and staff members that contacted me directly, in addition to survey input. Data from the first staff survey is available by clicking HERE. Data from the first parent/guardian survey is available by clicking HERE. Narrative responses are not included for public viewing due to confidentiality.

After our administrative team reviewed the data from the initial staff survey and the parent/guardian survey, we developed the latest survey that included three potential scenarios for returning to school, while being mindful of recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our Sarpy/Cass Health Department. The three scenarios included all students (100%) returning to school on the regular start date with a mask requirement, 50% of our students attending two days of in-person learning and three days of remote learning per week with masks recommended but not required, and a third option of adjusting the school calendar to start Sept. 8 with all students and a mask requirement.

We had some respondents that submitted more than one response. So, the data is included below with all 777 of the responses to the survey. Unduplicated data (only using one response per respondent) was also reviewed and the percentage of respondents supporting each scenario remained nearly the same. Please see the data below.



All responses


Unduplicated Data


Option 1 - All students (100%) return to school according to the start date on the current calendar that has students starting in August with in-person instruction five days per week. Masks are required for students and staff members. A daily schedule similar to our Friday early release days might be a possibility.


54.4% (423)

53.8% (378)

Option 2 - 50% of our students attend a schedule that includes two days of in-person instruction on-site at school and three days of remote/home-based learning per week. The other 50% of our students would attend in-person on two other days during the same week as the other students and also have three days of remote/home-based learning per week. Masks are recommended, but not required, for students and staff members.


32.7% (254)

32.9% (231)

Option 3 - Adjust the school calendar with all students (100%) starting on Sept. 8 (the day after Labor Day) and finishing on June 16. Staff would likely start on Sept. 1 and finish on June 17. Masks are required for students and staff members.

12.9% (100)

13.2% (93)

As you can see from our data, there is nearly a 20% difference between each choice, with Option 1 receiving the greatest support. On July 13, our Board of Education authorized the superintendent and designees to develop plans for reopening school for the 2020-2021 school year.

Our district safety/return to school team has been developing protocols related to Option 1 from the most recent survey. At this time, we plan to implement Option 1 (100% of students in-person with a mask/face covering requirement) for reopening in the 2020-2021 school year. Our district safety/return to school team includes approximately 27 representatives from our PEA (teachers union), administration, nurses, school social workers, our before and after school programs, school resource officers, nutrition services, transportation, custodial, and maintenance. We are also involving others beyond the district safety/return to school team in discussions about various protocols related to Option 1. We are also developing protocols for Option 2 (50% of students in-person two days per week and three days of remote learning), in case there is an increase in the spread of COVID-19 and the Sarpy/Cass Health Department provides guidance that it would be best to reduce capacity at that point in the future. 


The Sarpy/Cass Health Department released a COVID-19 dial that includes four levels of risk, including green-low risk, yellow-moderate risk, orange-high risk, and red-severe risk of COVID-19. The dial is viewable at We are developing language in our return to school protocols relative to the Sarpy/Cass COVID-19 dial. We plan to finalize our return to school protocols by Tue., July 21, 2020. 


We have received many questions from staff members and parents/guardians. I posted a few of the most frequently asked questions on our district website that can be answered right now. Answers to many of the other questions will be answered after our reopening protocols are finalized on Tue., July 21. The reopening protocols are intended to provide general guidance for all buildings. Then, building administrators will be working with building teams to clearly define what each protocol looks like in the individual buildings, since many items might be different due to the developmental needs of our students. 


Additionally, we also intend to offer enhanced remote learning and/or virtual learning experiences available for children whose parents are not comfortable sending their children to school in August due to health reasons or other concerns. If you feel that remote/virtual learning would be best for your children, please contact the building principal where your children will attend school. Contact information for our building principals is included below. They are generating lists of those interested in having a remote learning option. After they generate the lists, they will follow up with you later in July with details of the remote learning.


Early Childhood/Head Start-Pam Dobrovolny This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elementary School-Amy Petricek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Middle School-John Campin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

High School-Todd Halvorsen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Again, I believe it is important, now more than ever, that we listen to the opinions of others and remain respectful of their perspectives. We want to continue improving our educational programs and enhance the learning for all of our students in our district. I assure you that we will get through this together with support for one another.


We are looking forward to seeing our students at PCS this fall. Thank you for the support of the Plattsmouth Community Schools during a very unique environment for all of us. #PLATTSMOUTHSTRONG




At the present time, we are implementing a strength and conditioning plan that includes no more than 15 student-athletes at a time with strength training in the fitness center and no more than 15 student-athletes conditioning on the football/soccer field (weather permitting). We also developed a plan for baseball/softball with primarily student-athletes that will be in 9th through 12th grades in the 2020-2021 school year, while maintaining a focus on the health and safety for participants and fans. Given the current COVID-19 environment, these organizations have enhanced guidelines relative to the lease agreement, insurance, and facilities responsibilities.


We are allowing additional district-sponsored activities on our campuses for students that will be in 9th through 12th grades in the 2020-2021 school year in July. In an effort to maintain health and safety for children and adults, we do not plan to open any other indoor or outdoor facilities for public use during the month of July. July is a trial period, given that there are still many unknowns with COVID-19. I believe it is worthy of pointing out that we also do not plan to have childcare (including POPS Place) at any of our buildings during the month of July.


State of Nebraska (Governor Pete Ricketts)


Nebraska Department of Education (Commissioner Dr. Matt Blomstedt)


Nebraska School Activities Association (Executive Director Jay Bellar)


Sarpy/Cass Health Department (Director Sarah Schram)


Plattsmouth Community Schools (Dr. Richard E. Hasty)




I am pleased to inform you that we finalized guidelines for our July 25 in-person graduation ceremony to celebrate our 2020 seniors. Click HERE for the details.




What can we do right now? All of us can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and “flatten the curve.” Please go to the page on our website at to stay informed about COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and your family. It should help prevent the spread of COVID-19.



Wed., May 6 - Honors Night is posted on the Blue Devil Television (BDTV) page of our website. Go to > For Community > BDTV. Thank you to Mrs. Ayala for spending many hours preparing the virtual experience to honor our students, particularly our seniors. Thus far, we have approximately $950,000 in scholarships for our seniors.


Sat., May 9 - An audio Graduation Broadcast was live at 10:00 AM. Thank you to Mr. Halvorsen and Mrs. Ayala for coordinating the broadcast with our students.


Tue., May 19-A virtual broadcast of 8th-grade graduation is available at you to Michelle Knight for preparing the virtual broadcast to recognize our 8th graders and their accomplishments.


Thu., July 16-A brief STARS event will be held to recognize our 2020 seniors that were in the top 10% of their class. This event is by invitation only and includes a variety of health measures to ensure the safety of the participants. Thank you to the Plattsmouth Education Foundation for coordinating this event for our seniors. Special thanks go to Brian Harvey, Sandy McKnight, and Dr. Jim McKnight.


Fri., July 17 - Unfortunately, prom is canceled for 2020. We are hopeful that we will be able to have prom in 2021. 


Sat., July 25 - A traditional, in-person ceremony in which students walk and receive their diplomas has been scheduled for this day.

Click HERE to see the guidelines for our in-person graduation ceremony.


Bond Construction Progress - We have a link on our website where you can access video showing the progress with bond construction on our campuses. Check out the latest bond construction video at






The Plattsmouth Community Schools and OPAA! continue to provide food for families at no charge for any child in a household from birth to age 18 regardless of income. Meals are being distributed by the sidewalk near the front entrance of Plattsmouth Middle School at 1724 8th Ave. Meals are distributed each weekday in one shift between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Each child will receive one lunch for that day and one breakfast for the following day. We plan to continue this format on weekdays through the summer until Fri., July 31, 2020. Everyone that has been receiving deliveries will continue to receive them in the same format that has been used up to this point with one delivery per week.


To help us get an accurate meal count, if you need food assistance, please call 402-296-3361 and provide the necessary information.




Our school social workers prepared their last message of the 2020-2021 school year that includes tips for coping with COVID-19. Go to and read their message.


If you or someone you know needs assistance with water, food, or other supplies, please contact the school social worker at the building where your child attends school. Early childhood-Bri Renninger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.elementary school-Sarah Coniglio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.middle school-Sara Barada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and high school-Keryl Mines at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



2020-2021 State Aid Certification is available from the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) at PCS will have a decrease of $565,916 in State Aid for 2020-2021. When we figure in the prior year (2018-2019) correction of +$128,469 that we received in 2019-2020, the difference between 2019-2020 State Aid and 2020-2021 State Aid is even greater. At the May meeting, our Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 Budget Efficiency Plan that can be viewed at Scroll down to item 7.15.


The good news is that in 2020-2021 we estimate the second year of approximately 100 students entering kindergarten, as opposed to lower numbers from the immediately preceding years that are evident in our 1st grade (78 students), 2nd grade (88 students), 3rd, grade (93 students) and 4th grade (93 students). If you have suggestions for how our district might be more efficient with resources and address the decrease in State Aid, please submit your ideas in the Business Services/Budget section under District Topics on our Let’s Talk site at 




We heard that it was difficult to hear the audio in our Board meeting broadcast. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working on improving the sound for future meetings. Draft minutes from the Board meeting on July 13 are available by clicking HERE.




Stay safe! We are Blue Devil Nation! We are #PLATTSMOUTHSTRONG! 


Best regards,

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Superintendent Dr. Richard E. Hasty



Job Opportunities


Member Services Assistant

The City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for a Member Services Assistant at the Plattsmouth Community Center. Must be comfortable with people and computers and able to work nights and weekends. Approximately 8-12 hrs/wk. Applications and job descriptions are available at Plattsmouth Community Center, 308 S 18th St., Plattsmouth, NE 68048, or online here. Return applications and signed job description to City Hall utility payment drop box by Friday, July 31st. Subject to veterans preference. EOE. 


Grounds Maintenance

The City of Plattsmouth is accepting applications for seasonal full time position of Grounds Maintenance for all city-owned properties. Must be 18 years old and have a valid Drivers License. Applications and complete job description are available at City Hall, 136 North 5th Street, Plattsmouth NE 68048 or online here. This is a Veterans Preference position. Return applications and signed job descriptions to City Hall. If after hours, place in the utility payment drop box. EOE.


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 2020 Farmer's Market at The Hop Yard
The Farmer's Market will run every Thursday evening through October 8th. We will adjust timing and vendor pricing accordingly based on current recommendations regarding the Coronavirus and recommended Social Distancing measures.
More information, including vendor applications, category descriptions, and musician/busker applications can be found at:
Click on "events" in the dropdown menu and hover over "Farm Market Info" for clickable links to all relevant forms.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your completed application or with any questions about the market.


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211 Main St., Louisville, NE 68037

Are you anxious to get back to some good ol' country music!  We sure are!

We know you want to be safe and others do. too.  Not only yourself, but also for others, please be aware that social-distancing and wearing of masks will be MANDATORY in our small theater for the time-being.  Thank you for understanding.

$4 SHOW admission for all ages over 13. 

FREE admittance for all under 13!


Sat., July 25, 7:30, Nightriders Band   

Sat., August 8, 7:30 Midnight Wanderers


Sun., August 9, Sunday Jam Session.  Bring your instrument and join us from 1-4:30 pm!

Located at 211 Main St., Louisville, NE. For more information, call 800-480-8797, ext. 211 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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