Catlin Magnet Center for the Visual and Performing Arts

Catlin Elementary
12736 Marinda St
Omaha, NE 68144-2648

Phone: (531) 299-1180
Fax: (531) 299-1198

Mr. Matthew Piechota, Principal
phone:  (531) 299-1180

Upcoming Events

Dear Catlin Arts Magnet Families,

As we prioritize the health and safety of our community, we continue to look for the best opportunities to engage our students academically.

Your student may have workbooks, journals or other items left at school that would help them continue to learn. Beginning Friday, for Catlin, we will have time available at school for your family to gather those things to take home. Family pick-up will begin Friday and conclude on Monday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Here is how that process will work:

· Arrive from Shirley Street – north-east side of the parking lot and proceed south

· Upon arrival, proceed to the east entrance – this is the area usually reserved for district transportation and will be marked with cones

· Proceed to roll down your window and a staff member will greet you –


· The staff member will come to your vehicle –

o Tell the staff member your child’s first & last name – some families will have more than one child with different names and/or grade levels – you do not need to pick up multiple times – we will have everything for your family


o A staff member will bring your child’s belongings in a bag(s) with their name on it to your vehicle.

o Once you receive the items, exit the campus to the south toward Marinda Street

To facilitate pick-up as efficiently as possible, we ask that parents or guardians do not visit school with their student(s).

This is completely optional for your family and will be done in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of our families and staff. If you or someone in your home is not feeling well, please do not visit school.

It is important to note that this does not reflect any change to our communication regarding the district closure. We are closed with no tentative return date, regularly assessing the health conditions and guidance in our community.

Again, this pick-up is optional for your family. Learning packets for elementary students will be added in the weeks to come to the district academic resources page. Digital resources will be added regularly on the page as well. Teachers are available by email with any questions your family and student may have.


Matthew P. Piechota Principal


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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:

Elementary Grading Brochure

Elementary Grading Brochure SPANISH



School Excellence in Improvement Awards


2013 - 2014 GOLD AWARD
2015 - 2016 GOLD AWARD
2016 -2017 SILVER AWARD