Parent Information

COVID-19: Zion’s Response

Zion Lutheran School is currently engaging our students in remote education in order to keep our students and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the documents below and contact your classroom teacher for more detailed information.

Zion closure letter 3-15-20

Zion COVID-19 – closure until further notice – letter (3-20-20, signed)

ZLS Coronavirus Letter – Closure for remainder of school year

“Train a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
(Proverbs 22:6)

Our Zion Lutheran School mission is “Educating for Eternity.” Our goal is to meet the needs of the whole child – spiritual, intellectual, social, physical, and emotional. Jesus Christ permeates every aspect of the school’s instruction and work. We have the obligation and the privilege of presenting the truths of the Holy Scripture to each student.

Parents are the first teachers of their children and we work with them to instill Christian ideals and principals. Our teachers are assistants to, and not substitutes for, the child’s parent. Together we will work to help each child fulfill God’s vision for their future.

Preschool hours are from 8:15 am to 11:30 am.

Three year old students attend on Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday.

Four and five year old students attend Monday through Friday.

Elementary & Middle School

8:15 am to 3:15 pm on Monday through Friday.


Your application process begins with an Educational Success Consultation with Head Teacher, Sara Nielsen. Call our office to schedule your visit.  402-462-5012

The Education Success Consultation at Zion Lutheran School is to support your family in making the best educational decisions for your children. After your consultation you will be given a tour of the school where at the time you can schedule your child’s “shadow” day with one of our students in the same grade.

During your FREE Educational Success Consultation with Head Teacher, Sara Nielsen she will get to know your family and understand your goals for your children and as a family. We will be able to answer questions, review school policies and discuss the school’s and parent roles. Zion Lutheran School Board will review the  applicants and will be notifies of admissions by the committee by phone.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Zion Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, nationality, or origin to all rights, privileges, program and activities generally accorded to students at Zion Lutheran School. Zion Lutheran School does not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of its educational policies, scholarship program and any other school program.


Click on the link to view and/or print out the ZION HANDBOOK 2019-20.

The Handbook provides information about the school classes, extra-curricular activities, clothing guidelines and other information to acquaint you with Zion Lutheran.

If you have any questions about this publication or have questions that are not answered in the Handbook, please contact the Sara Nielsen, Head Teacher at 402-462-5012 or


Parent Teachers United (PTU)

The PTU is is an important communications link between the families and the teachers. ALL PARENTS are invited to join this group that meets during the school year on the second Tuesday of the month.

The PTU sponsors exciting activities and programs each year. Proceeds from fundraisers have helped purchase books and equipment for our students. The School Carnival held every other late winter and the Annual Fall Dinner & Auction are just a few of the many opportunities for the parents and teachers to work together with the goal of enriching the lives our our students.

We are blessed to have such activie and dedicated members representing our parents and our teaching staff. If you have not joined us, please call for more information or stop by the next PTU meeting.


Adams County Lutheran Education Association (ACLEA) Mission: To promote Lutheran education and schools in the Adams County area, to generate revenue for scholarships, and to provide means and resources to provide a quality Christian education.

You are invited to partner with ACLEA to support the Lutheran school that are teaching today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders with Christian values and morals. “FIRE” (Faithfully Investing in Religious Education) is the ACLEA fundraising event held annually on the first Saturday of March at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings, NE. It features a catered dinner, entertainment, and both a silent and live auction. ACLEA’s “Harvesting for Youth” program provides the opportunity for area farmers to to make commitments of grain to ACLEA at any CPI elevator. ACLEA also hosts an annual Golf Tournament at Southern Hills Golf Course in June.

Sponsorships are availabe for ACLEA fundraisers and donations are accepted from interested individuals.

Proceeds from fundraisers and activities help support the missions of both Christ Lutheran School in Juniata and Zion Lutheran School in Hastings.

Please sign up to help at one of our many upcoming PTU events! We appreciate any help you can provide and also remind parents that our handbook suggests 10 hours of volunteer work for each family each year. Thank you so much for supporting our school!

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