SCHOOL’S OUT until further notice: Alternate structure and remote learning to come


Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel announced to staff and families this evening that LPS is officially “canceling all student classes and activities in our schools from March 22 until further notice.”

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, the message said, LPS will be moving to “an alternate learning structure and will initiate Remote Learning opportunities.” 


Lincoln Public Schools families,

In light of recent recommendations from our state leaders and the continued uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus, we are canceling all student classes and activities from March 22 until further notice. As conditions and recommendations remain fluid, we will continue to monitor and evaluate our status every two weeks and communicate with you.

We understand that this decision greatly impacts our community, and specifically our students and their families. In addition to the potential financial burden, there is also the disappointment around missing out on milestone celebrations for our students. Please know that we understand your concern about not having all the answers right now. We will continue to analyze information and make decisions that are consistent with recommendations and guidelines from our state leaders and in collaboration with our educational and community partners.

Beginning Monday, March 23 we will be moving to an alternate learning structure and will initiate Remote Learning opportunities. Schools will continue to communicate with families updates on how to access the information. Please continue to check our website ( for these updates.

We are thankful for your patience and understanding. I am proud of how our staff and the community have come together during this time of crisis as we do our part to address the spread of the virus. During these unprecedented times it is more important now than ever that we continue to support one another.

Take care,

Dr. Steve Joel