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​Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
When are students identified for the HAL program?
Formal identification begins the second semester of 3rd grade. In grades 4-12 identification is an ongoing process.
What does my child need to bring to seminar & workshops?
All seminar and workshop participants should bring a sack lunch, snack, and water bottle unless told otherwise. Students should also bring permission slips, and any pre-seminar activities which may have been assigned. A pen or pencil and some paper is always a good idea as well. Due to student allergies we ask that you don't bring peanut products.

What time do the HAL seminars & GEP workshops begin and end?
All seminars and workshops will begin at 8:15 am and dismiss at 2:45 pm. The buildings do not open until 8:00 am and students should be picked up by 3:00 pm.unless other arrangements have been made.

Where do the elementary seminars take place?
The majority of the HAL seminars take place at the CRC building (Curriculum Resource Center) at 504 South Washington Street. The children will enter the back door off of W. Sherman St. Look for the "HAL Seminar" sign on the door!

Where do the elementary GEP workshops take place?
The GEP workshops will take place at the Hickory Hill Portal located at 1307 Rogers Drive in Papillion. There will be a HAL Facilitator there to greet the students.

Who do I contact if my child will be absent from a seminar?
If your child is ill or cannot attend a seminar, please contact Laurie Little. She can be reached by calling 402-898-0511 or email her at on the scheduled seminar date. If you are unable to reach them at this number, you may contact the HAL Office, which is staffed from 8:30 to 3:00, at 402-537-6223. The email address for the HAL secretary is


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