School Zone Changes

Earlier this year we shared with you the City of Lincoln’s School Zone Standards implementation plan for Rousseau Elementary. Part of this plan calls for reducing speeds in the school zone, as studies have shown that reducing speeds in areas where there is a mix of pedestrian and vehicular traffic can bring significant safety benefits by reducing the severity of crashes. We are reaching out today to inform you that over winter break Traffic Engineering staff will install these new signs so they are in place when your students return on January 5th.

The signing adjacent to school property on Calvert Street will reduce the speed limit to 20 MPH “When Children Are Present.” Lincoln Municipal Code 10.02.315 states the reduced speed limit is in force under any of the following conditions:

  1. Children are occupying or walking within a marked crosswalk;
  2. Children are waiting at the curb or on the shoulder of the roadway and are about to cross the roadway by means of a marked crosswalk; or
  3. Children are present or walking along the roadway, either on the adjacent sidewalk or, in the absence of sidewalks, on the shoulder, or in the right-of-way.

Additionally, the school zone flashers on S 33rd Street will reduce the speed to 20 MPH during the 30-minute period prior to the start of school and the 30-minute period after school dismissal.

Picture Day Schedule

Picture Day Schedule

8:45 Preschool AM

9:10 KDG

9:40 4th Grade

10:00 3rd Grade

10:20 1st Grade

10:50 2nd Grade

11:20 5th Grade

12:05 Preschool PM


12:10-12:30 Preschool

12:30-1:00 KDG/1st

1:00-1:30 2nd/3rd

1:30-2:15 4th/5th

Summer Mailing Information

Hello Rousseau Families: 

Dates, processes and protocols are all subject to change due to updates in current health directives.  

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year.  You should have or will be receiving your summer mailing packet (1 per family) that contains information from the district for the upcoming school year. 

Open House this year will be virtual. (More information to come)

Please see attached information from the Principal, PTO, Food Backpack letter and Nutrition Services.  Also attached is the Specialist Schedule for this year.  We are asking that you fill out the following forms electronically…

·        Before and After School Plan

·        Student Directory Opt Out Form ( Only fill out this form IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD’S INFORMATION INCLUDED IN DIRECTORY)

All this information will also be posted on the Rousseau Website. 

Student Handbook/Calendar and a copy of the Specialist Schedule will be sent home with students the first week of school.   

Please check out our website for further updates at  Please click on calendar to see events for the school year. 

Thank you. 

Summer Mailing

Info to Families

Dear Rousseau families,

During our school closure this week, we want to provide your child the opportunity to continue their learning.  Lincoln Public Schools has compiled learning materials for students in Preschool-5th grade. All of the learning materials are available on this webpage by clicking on the “Student Support” tab.  

Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade

  • Preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade materials can be accessed using the site above, and may be printed for use from a personal computer. These materials can also be used without printing. These students do not need to come to school to pick up any materials.


  • Learning materials can be accessed at the site above and printed from a personal computer. These materials can also be used without printing.
  • These materials may also be accessed by using the LPS provided Chromebook.
  • A parent or student will have an opportunity to pick up the assigned Chromebook at school on Tuesday, March 17th

We strongly encourage picking up the Chromebook as it will be used for learning if the school closure continues.  


  • If your student participates in strings or band, they are encouraged to pick up their instrument if it is at school.  They should come at their assigned Chromebook pick up time.


  • At the time indicated below, enter through the school front door and go to your student’s homeroom to pick up an assigned Chromebook and power cord. 
  • An instruction sheet for using the materials at home, including your student’s username and password, will be inside the Chromebook.
  • Students are encouraged to bring a backpack for transporting the Chromebook. If one is not available, the school will provide a bag.
  • Students and families will need to keep track of the Chromebook and power cord as they must be returned once school is back in session.
  • Students have been taught how to care for the Chromebook.
  • To ensure good health practices we want the pick up process to be quick and efficient.
    • Smiles and warm greetings are welcome!
    • Please no high fives, hugs, fist bumps for the teacher.
    • There will not be time for questions, visiting or conferencing.  Please contact your child’s teacher through email or by calling the school office if you have questions.
  • To minimize the number of people gathering at one time, we will follow the schedule below for pick up. We have provided two different time options for families. You only need to come to one time slot. If you are not able to come at that assigned time, please come at a time that works for your family.  

Chromebook Pick Up Schedule 

9:00 -9:30 a.m. Or 1:00-1:30 p.m. Last Name A-H
9:30-10:00 a.m. Or 1:30-2:00 p.m. Last Name I-Q
10:00-10:30 a.m. Or 2:00-2:30 p.m. Last Name R-Z

We appreciate your partnership in supporting your child’s education at home.  Our Preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade students will need adult assistance as they work on the provided materials. Students in grades 2-5 will be able to work more independently, but adult support is beneficial and welcome. 

The learning materials provided are intended for students to review concepts previously taught.  While we strongly encourage students to complete these activities, they are not required and will not be turned in or graded.  

Thank you for your help!  We know you have questions and concerns and our school and district will continue to provide updates.


Dr. Wendy Badje