Orientation: For students who are to enroll in the Parrish Program, our orientation schedule is listed below. Students should attend orientation as close to their expulsion date as missing weeks of school will impact the classes that students can complete. Unless noted, orientation is a two-day process. Parents/guardians must attend day one, Wednesday starting at 10:55 AM, with the student. Students must return the following day, Thursday from 10:55 to 12:30.

As Parrish is currently under construction, please park in the lower parking lot on the south side of the building. The current main entrance is the south east doors. Please arrive on time.



Orientation Schedule

      Semester 1

August 17/18

August 23/24

August 30/21

September 6/7

September 13/14

September 20/21

September 27/28

October 4/5

October 11/12

October 18/19

October 25/26

November 1/2

November 7/8

November 15/16

November 29/30


Semester 2

Week of January 8 - TBD

January 17/18

January 24/25

January 31/February 1

February 7/8

February 13/14

February 21/22

February 28/March 1

March 7/8

March 21/22

March 28/29

April 4/5

April 11/12

April 18/19

April 25/26

May 2/3

We have high expectations for students at Parrish. Therefore, students must successfully complete both days of orientation to start the program on the following Monday. If a student does not finish orientation, we will ask him or her to repeat it the following week. You should receive a letter with more information about orientation. If you do not receive this, please give me a call to discuss.

 Daily Attendance: Daily attendance is critical for success in school. Each day our teachers are building on previous content knowledge and skills. Please help make sure your student is in attendance daily. If a student will be absent, please contact us at 531-299-2860.


Parrish Credit Recovery Overview

Credit recovery gives high school students who have failed a class the opportunity to retake a course through Edmentum, Omaha Public Schools’ online learning environment—and thereby avoid failure and earn academic credit. Students enrolled in a credit-recovery course at Parrish are assigned to the computer lab during one period of the school day. Students should continue working on the course at home to ensure completion. Students must successfully complete all units of study, and the end of course exam to earn a passing grade. A course that is not completed, will either be marked as an F if little to no effort was shown, or may be transferred to the next school with an in progress (IP) grade. If an in progress grade is issued, the course will need to be completed within 6 weeks of the end of the semester. All grades are finalized at the end of the semester.


Logging In: There are three ways to access your credit recovery course. Option 1 and 2 can be completed at home.


Option 1: Log into your school email address by going to, or clicking the Office 365 icon on the desktop. Your username and password is the same one you used to login to the computer. Once you have signed in, click the waffle in to upper left hand corner. Find and click on Edmentum.

Option 2: Go to Click Login. Click on PLATO Learning Environment.

Option 3: If available, click on the Edmentum icon on the desktop of the computer.


Type in your account information:

Account Login: OMAPS

PLATO Name: S + first five letters of last name + last three #s of student ID.

Password: Student ID Number


Contacting your teacher: The best way to contact the teacher with questions is through email. Your teacher’s email address can be found at To email your teacher, log in to your student email address by going to, or clicking the Office 365 icon on the desktop.


Using Edmentum: Go to to watch the video tutorial on how to use Edmentum.


Credit Recovery Pretest: Take each unit pretest seriously as they can allow you to exempt from some work. The pretest questions cover the objectives in each lesson module of a unit. Earning unit exemption status is based on which questions you answer correctly. Even though you are exempt from a unit, you may still access it to study; however, you will not be responsible for completing the mastery test for that unit.


Addition Credit Recovery Course(s): At Parrish, we will only seat you in the computer lab to complete one credit recovery course at a time. If you complete the first credit recovery course, and enough time remains, you can be enrolled in an additional credit recovery course. If you are showing consistent effort, multiple credits can be earned. In addition, you may earn the opportunity to be seated in the computer lab for an additional period, if your schedule allows.


Dismissal from Credit Recovery Class: Online credit Recovery requires you to stay on track with discussions, lessons, mastery tests, and post-tests. You need to do your best and come to the computer lab ready to work. Understand that you can be permanently removed from the computer lab for the following reasons:

  1. Failure to show satisfactory progress (as determined by the Credit Recovery teacher and principal)
  2. Failure to login to and work on the credit recovery course.
  3. Deliberate misuse or damage of a computer, software, or other instructional materials
  4. Cheating by copying or gaining access to another student’s course or work
  5. Engaging in any act of violence
  6. Consistent failure to comply with the computer lab teacher’s requests

If a student is dismissed from the credit recovery classroom, the student will be responsible for completing the credit recovery course at home. A dismissal from the credit recovery classroom may have an impact on student’s ability to receive district transportation.

REIGN: Reach, Educate, Inspire, Grow and Nurture


Welcome to Parrish. Though students come to our program often in the midst of troubling circumstances, it is our sincere pleasure to work with students and their families. We are hopeful that our students view this program as an opportunity either to get back on track or to stay on track with school. We will do our best to meet the needs of every student and to help each one move on to his or her next educational opportunity.

Parrish School is located at 4315 Cuming Street in  Omaha. The facility is a renovated office building and is the site of The Expelled Student Program. ESP provides academic and social skills coursework for students who have violated District policies and are expelled for 1-2 semesters, and it covers grades 7-12.  Parrish provides an opportunity for students to achieve academic and interpersonal growth.

Expelled Students Program

at Parrish Alternative School

4315 Cuming St.

Omaha, Ne 68131

Phone: (531) 299-2860

Fax: (531) 299-2878



 TitleModified Date
March 8 - Parent Information3/8/2018

Effective Immediately

The Omaha Public Schools is committed to providing its students and staff with a learning environment that is safe, secure and free from disruption.  To support these efforts, and in keeping with our goal of eliminating drugs and drug use in schools, OPS will begin implementing unannounced, random canine drug searches on school grounds including, but not limited to, classrooms, lockers, backpacks and parking lots. Any illegal drugs and/or contraband found on school grounds will be confiscated by law enforcement and the student will be subject to disciplinary action as specified in the Student Code of Conduct.