News 2 Back to School checklist

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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 KNOP News 2 app
Be informed the moment you wake up with our KNOP News 2 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 KNOP News 2 Weather app
Replace your national weather app with our KNOP News 2 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, Bill Rentschler, Brayden Murdock and Jan Ryherd, 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 KNOP-TV News 2 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 News 2 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 @knopnews2 instagram account. See our lighter side and give us a follow!

6. Watch NBC Nebraska News 2
There are so many ways to watch our newscasts live and/or on demand. Here are a few: over the air, cable, knopnews2.com, KNOP News app, Hulu, Roku, YouTubeTV, PlayStation Vue, FireTV, SBTV, and Haystack TV.

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 news2@nbcneb.com. You can also submit your idea via our KNOP News 2 app.

8. 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 News 2.