Castelar Elementary

Castelar Elementary
2316 South 18th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68108

Phone: (531) 299-1160

Fax: (531) 299-1168

Our Principal…

Mrs. Vargas

Castelar Soccer Schedules

2019 Season TBD

Weather Cancellation Phone Number: 


Omaha Public Schools

Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success.

Castelar Cardinals ~ Determined to Succeed!

Castelar Elementary is located at 2316 S. 18th Street in the heart of South Omaha. Castelar staff is dedicated in providing quality education to students in Prekindergarten through fifth grade. The school offers English as a Second Language support, a unique K-5 Dual Language Program and a top rated Kids Club/ZAP(Zoo Afterschool Program) before and after school program. Castelar's mission is to inspire lifelong learners in achieving excellence. It is important that the entire school community work together and collaborate to create a strong and safe learning environment. Therefore, the involvement of parents and our community, as part of our team, ensures that each child will achieve both academic and social success.


Academic Resources for COVID 19 Quarantine:

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Recursos académicos para la cuarentena de COVID 19:

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PreK English

PreK Espanol


First Grade/ Primer grado

2nd Grade/ Segundo grado


                                                                Cause and Effect

3rd Grade/ Tercer grado

4th Grade/ Cuarto grado

5th Grade/ Quinto grado

Guidance/ Consejeria - Kindergarten & 2nd

Guidance/ Consejeria - 4th Grade




2019 - 20 School Hours:

School Day: 8:50 am - 4:05 pm

8:35 am Breakfast Doors Open

Kids Club is offered before school. 

ZAP is offered after school.  

Check out the new Recycling initiative from our Go Green Committee.  Bring your old unwanted crayons and dried out markers of any brand.  We will take them and recycle them.  Don't fill the trash can with them.  Feed the Marker Beast.


Twice a week teachers and students put out their recycling.  Here at Castelar we are proud of the work that we do to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  

We Love Our Volunteers!!

Want to Volunteer at Castelar? Use this link to fill out the volunteer form. Now only online. Please fill out a new volunteer form each school year. Volunteer Application

Want to Log your Volunteers Hours?  Use this link: Volunteer Login Access

Castelar's Wellness Plan encourages healthy options for our students and community. Check out our Wellness Tip in each Castelar Newsletter. Please refer to the student handbook for more information about healthy snack options.

By Policy of the Omaha Board of Education, treats made at home may not be given out at school. Please check with the teacher before sending any store bought treats or snacks to school to share with the class. Healthy treat/snack options are low in: sugar, artificial colors or flavors, and calories.

Thank you for all your support encouraging healthy habits for our community.

To find more information about the Castelar Title 1 School Wide Plan click the link below:

Castelar Title 1 School Wide Plan

Use the following link to see tutorials on Click

  1. Accessing Office 365 from home
  2. Accessing and Navigating TEAMS
  3. Joining a TEAMS Meeting
  4. Accessing Student Clever Portal
  5. and More.

Watch Dogs

Watch D.O.G.S. is a school based father involvement program that works to support education and safety within the school.  Fathers, Grandfathers, or male Guardians  can volunteer their time before, during, or after school.  Watch D.O.G.S. are encouraged to come to lunch with their child and help supervise during recess.  Watch D.O.G.S. are welcome at arrival and dismissal times to assist with student safety at these times.  One of the great benefits of Watch D.O.G.S. is the classroom experience.  Watch D.O.G.S. can see what their child is learning, and with preplanning they may be able to do a read a loud to their child’s class.

Contact Ms. Rose Pope for more information, 531.299.1160

Look what's happening at Castelar



Did you know that Omaha Public Schools has adjusted their grading scale for the 2017-2018 school year?  Click the link to find out more information: OPS Grading Scale 2017 - 2018



Mrs. Vargas & Castelar Spotlight

How to access your Office 365 from home Tutorial/Cómo acceder a su Office 365 desde casa Tutorial