10/11 NOW's Back to School checklist

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - As you and your family get into a new "back to school" routine, we want to make sure you take advantage of the free resources we provide to make the transition and entire school year easier.

1. Download our 1011 NOW app
Be informed the moment you wake up with our 1011 NOW app. Download the app and turn push notifications on and we'll alert you when there's big news to share. It's available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

2. Sign up for School Closing alerts
One of our most popular app features is School Closings. Tap the closings button and search for just the schools you want alerts for.

3. Download our 1011 NOW Weather app
Replace your national weather app with our 1011 NOW Weather app for a more personalized forecast. Get the hour-by-hour forecast, 10-day outlook and try out the easy-to-use rader. Our meteorologists also update the app throughout the day with short videos. It's available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

4. Like us on Facebook, and choose to see us first in your newsfeed.
Our 1011 News Facebook page is often the place viewers find out news first. It's also an easy way to contact us if you have a story to share, just send us a message and we'll get back with you shortly. Also follow your favorite 10/11 News anchors and reporters. Make sure you're not missing our posts. Underneath our cover photo, you'll see a couple of options, including one that says "Following." Click on that menu to change your notification and priority settings for our page. Choose to "See First" so you never miss an important news update.

5. Follow us on instagram
We share the fun that happens behind the scenes on our @1011News instagram account. See our lighter side and give us a follow!

6. Watch 10/11 NOW live
There are so many ways to watch our newscasts live and/or on demand. Here are a few: over the air, cable, 1011now.com, 1011 NOW app, Hulu, Roku, YouTubeTV, PlayStation Vue, FireTV, SBTV, Haystack and CBS All Access.

7. Share your story ideas
Be a voice in your community; if you ever have a story idea or news tip to share, don't hesitate to email us at desk@1011now.com. You can also submit your idea via our 1011 NOW app.

8. Bookmark this page for high school sports scores
View schedules for upcoming high school games and get live score updates for your favorite teams by checking out this page.

9. Nominate your favorite educator to be the 10/11 Golden Apple of the Month
The 10/11 Golden Apple Award is given each month of the school year to an educator having a outstanding impact in our local schools. We want to hear about a teacher, administrator, or support staff member who deserves recognition for the positive effect they’ve had on you, your loved ones, or your community. Here's the short form!

10. Share your photos
We hope the start of the school year is a smooth and positive one for you. Send us your back to school photos here - we'll choose our favorites to share on social media and air on 10/11 NOW.