Nebraska SMART

Nebraska SMART is a free virtual tutoring program for students in grades K-12. Teacher education candidates from Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State Colleges remotely tutor students in Educational Service Units 1, 4, and 13 through an online tutoring platform. This program is made possible by a Nebraska Department of Education grant awarded to the Nebraska State College System to launch a rural tutoring program.

Nebraska SMART’s official launch date to tutor students in grades K-12 is February 5, 2024. Tutoring hours are 3:30-6:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

The Nebraska SMART Video can be viewed for more information:

Parents who wish to gain access to tutoring must register their child(ren) by visiting:

Parents must first create an account and register their child(ren). Once parents have created their account and added their child(ren), the student (or parent on their behalf) can schedule a tutoring appointment. Students can also join on-demand tutoring to be connected with the next available Tutor.

The Parent Guide( provides steps for parents to register their child(ren), schedule a session, request on-demand tutoring, and more.

Students should provide homework for which they wish to receive help or topics that they would like to cover. When connected to a Tutor, students (or parents on their behalf) can share files with their Tutor. It is recommended that students (or parents on their behalf) have saved their homework to their computer prior to connecting to a Tutor.

The Nebraska SMART tutoring platform can be accessed via a laptop, desktop, or Chromebook. Please note that smartphones and some tablets are not currently supported by this platform.  See below for Nebraska SMART’s technology requirements.

*The Nebraska SMART tutoring platform is not affiliated with Hay Springs Public Schools.

Late Start – Tuesday, Jan. 16

Tomorrow, 1/16 Hay Springs Schools will have a 10 am late start due to cold temperatures and blowing/drifting snow. NO AM PRESCHOOL. Bus route will run as usual. ML/HS classes will start with 3rd hour. Students please dress warm and bundle up. Parents, if you feel your roads are to bad and/or temperatures are too cold and your child(ren) needs to stay home please let the school know. Thank you for you understanding.

That’s A Wrap!

If you happen to see the new activities bus around, you will undoubtedly notice that it has been wrapped with some new decor!  These pictures don’t do it justice, but they will give you an idea until you can see it in person.

Vaccination Clinic

Western Community Health out of Chadron is teaming up with Hay Springs Schools for a Community Immunization Clinic on Oct 20th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Lobby of Lister. Flu and Covid vaccinations will also be available during this time. Come take advantage of this!

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