Laura Dodge Elementary
3520 Maplewood Blvd.
Omaha, NE 68134-4562
Phone: (531) 299-1300
Fax: (531) 299-1319 Nurse's Office: Fax: (531) 299-1318
August 14, First Day
Laura Dodge Elementary School is located at 3520 Maplewood Boulevard. The current Laura Dodge School was opened in September 1964. Laura Dodge Elementary has approximately 420 students in kindergarten through grade five. Programs in special education, gifted and talented education, guidance and counseling, and English as a Second Language support regular classroom instruction. The Mission at Laura Dodge Elementary is to provide a safe learning environment that is built on a foundation of academic excellence; respect toward others and self, and positive and effective communication between staff and parents/guardians. It is the goal of Laura Dodge Elementary to provide the best possible learning environment for each student so that every child has the opportunity to develop his or her potential to the fullest. An active parent-teacher association and several Adopt-A-School business partners support the school's educational efforts by helping to provide social and material resources.
OPS Common Grading
Welcome to a wonderful new year at Laura Dodge Elementary!
Please take a moment to read our opening letter and view the suggested supply list for each grade level.
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We are excited to share with parents that beginning with the 2017-18 school year, OPS will implement an adjusted grading scale. Over the last two years, Omaha Public Schools staff have been working to evaluate the grading practices across the district. Under the previous grading scale, teachers have expressed concern that some students can achieve a “proficient” grade in a course even though they have only completed minimal work in the course. OPS is committed to providing students and families with an accurate representation of students’ learning. OPS field tested an adjusted grading scale throughout the 2016-17 school year. After analyzing field-test data and gathering feedback from parents, students and staff, there was strong support for the more rigorous field-tested grading scale.
For more information check out the following link:
OPS Common Grading Practices