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.


Welcome to Castelar Elementary's Virtual Open House

Updated News about Meals2Go

Starting September 1st through December 31, 2020 or until the funding for the Summer Food Service Program is gone, OPS can provide much needed meal assistance to our families.  All students will receive free breakfast and lunch.  Children, ages 1 - 18 will have the opportunity to receive Meals2Go bags starting September 21st, 2020 at all schools where we are currently distributing meals curbside.  Meals will be available Mondays (2 days supply of meals) and Wednesdays (3 days supply of meals) from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

Desde el 1 de septiembre hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2020 o hasta que los fondos para el Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano hayan desaparecido, OPS puede proporcionar asistencia alimentaria muy necesaria a nuestras familias.  Todos los estudiantes recibirán desayuno y almuerzo gratuitos.  Los niños, de 1 a 18 años tendrán la oportunidad de recibir bolsas Meals2Go a partir del 21 de septiembre de 2020 en todas las escuelas donde actualmente estamos distribuyendo comidas en la acera.  Las comidas estarán disponibles los lunes (2 días de suministro de comidas) y los miércoles (3 días de suministro de comidas) de 10:30 AM a 1:00 PM.

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.


Click Here for information on Healthy Eating Choices.


Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre opciones de alimentación saludable.

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

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

Castelar Title 1 School Wide Plan

Omaha Public Schools has release several videos about Remote Learning.

Omaha Public Schools ha publicado varios videos sobre el Aprendizaje Remoto.

Click Here for an introduction to the iPad
Haga clic aquí para obtener una introducción al iPad
Click here for information about the Apps. Clever and Teams.
Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre las Apps. Clever y Teams.
Click here for information about how to join a meeting.
Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre cómo unirse a una reunión.


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