LinksLIVE! The LHS News Broadcast 4/3/2020 *Coronavirus Edition #4*

Season 1: Episode 128
Friday, April 3, 2020

Good morning Lincoln High. Welcome to LinksLIVE! The Lincoln High morning news show.

How’s everybody doing? It’s Friday. We made it through another week. Thanks for joining us.

I’m Mr. Keller still guest anchoring during the school closure and keeping you updated on the latest news about school and the coronavirus situation. Hope you’re all well.

A reminder that links to updates with all of this information are also available on the lps home page at
On today’s episode we’ll talk about the continuation of the school closure, the beginning of remote classes this coming Monday, NSAA sports and activities cancelations, and more messages from LHS staff (and their pets). We’ll also update you on Food Distribution and some CLC opportunities, so stay tuned. You can also check out the transcript below for quick reference.

Normally this would be a Music Friday. Today, why don’t you share your favorite playlist with us by emailing us at We’ll post your suggestions on The Advocate Online at

Here’s today’s news:
On Wednesday, Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts announced that he is ordering schools to stay closed through the end of the school year. To be clear, what this means is that we won’t be returning to our school BUILDINGS for the rest of the school year, but we ARE still continuing with online and remote instruction starting this coming Monday, April 6th. School is not closed, the learning environment has only shifted. It’s important to stay connected and engaged during Remote Learning so you’re ready to move on to the next chapter when school resumes.

So please be sure to check the Google Classrooms for all of your classes to see what your teachers have prepared for you for next week and for the rest of the semester.

For complete information about grades for this semester, check out our episode from Wednesday, April 1st. The transcript has answers to your questions and links to other resources about mental health services, special education materials, as well as updates for seniors.

If you have questions, email your teachers or check out the LPS homepage at

The NSAA also announced that it is canceling all sports and activities for the rest of the school year as well. For more information, visit their website at:

Want more information about the virus and resources in Lincoln? Get updates and check out videos of the Mayor’s Daily Briefings on LNKTV at the link below in the transcript.

Mayor’s Daily Briefings on LNKTV:
Communications –
Lincoln COVID-19 information:

LHS School Community Coordinator Chelsea Eggenberger would like your input on some new CLC programming opportunities. Interested in Gaming, Physical activities, an Online Safe Space to Talk with Peers, Academic Support, Mindfulness/Meditation, After High School Opportunities, or Coronavirus Resources & Support? Got some other ideas?
Let Chelsea know by filling out the short survey at Jump Code YPOB. That’s YPOB. You can also contact her directly at

Food Distribution:
Remember that meals will be distributed weekly on Mondays from now on from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following LPS locations: (see the transcript for more detailed information)

Belmont, Arnold, Calvert, Hartley, Huntington, Clinton, Saratoga, and West Lincoln Elementary Schools:
Culler and Park Middle Schools
And at
Northeast High School:
And Lincoln High School where you’ll enter the circle on 21st and J streets and follow staff directions.

Each child will continue to receive five breakfasts and five lunch meals.
The meals are for children only, and all children 18 and younger are eligible for meals.

For more information, click on the Changes to Grab-and-go Meal Distributions link at LPS.ORG and below in the transcript.

The Food Bank of Lincoln is also offering free prepackaged bags of food this week. Please see these below in the transcript or Visit the Lincoln Food Bank website at for times and locations and for additional information about their services.

Food locations for next week?

FoodBank of Lincoln has free meals available Today, Friday, April 3
From 2:45 – 3:30 p.m., Pound Middle School
And from 3 – 4 p.m., McPhee Elementary School (820 Goodhue Blvd.)

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 4th, meals can be picked up from 10a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Jacob’s Well at First Presbyterian Church (840 S. 17th St.)
Any family is welcome to pick up pre-packaged bags of food at these locations.

Visit the Lincoln Food Bank website at for times and locations and for additional information about their services.

And now here are a couple more messages from Lincoln High staff members (and Django) to let you know that we’re still thinking of you.

Dan Bax video message
Anthony Schmidt message
Jordan Milliken (and Django)

And remember that just because we’re distancing, it doesn’t mean we can’t still connect. The Advocate, LinksLIVE! and Yearbook staffs want to hear about your experiences during the closure. What does a typical day look like for you now? What are you doing to keep busy? Send us messages, photos, or videos of how you’re coping with this new situation by filling out the form at the Jump Code: PBYZ.

Do you have good news to share? Questions? Comments? You can also reach out to us at, or message us on The Advocate Twitter and Instagram accounts: @lhsadvocate or on the Yearbook Instagram: @linksyearbook. We want to hear from you.

In the meantime, please follow CDC guidelines and stay home as much as possible and stay away from others in public, Wash Your Hands, Don’t Touch Your Face, and Cover Your Cough.

Take care, keep supporting each other, and stay connected with us.

That’s all for today. Remember that you can see all past episodes of our show on The Advocate Online website at and a list of all jump codes through the master jump code YZYR.

Thanks for watching our broadcast, and we’ll see you again next time on… LinksLive!