The new Poudre School District website, which officially launched July 26, was designed from the community and user experience based on input from several focus groups with teachers, support staff, students, parents and community members. Information is categorized by topic with quick links to related topics on most pages. The new site also features an "open, closed or delayed" message right on the top banner so parents can easily see the status of school in relation to inclement weather. Parent, staff and student feedback is welcome and appreciated. Please send comments or questions about the new website to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pay fees online with SchoolPay

PSD now offers an easy and secure way to make payments to both your child's meal account and their school electronically. This new payment portal, SchoolPay, can accept payments for meals as well as payment for items such as athletic participation fees, course fees and charges, field trips, yearbooks and merchandise. 

Through SchoolPay, payments can be made online with credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card). You can also continue to pay by debit/credit card, cash or check at your child's school. A convenience fee of approximately 3.35 percent will be added to credit/debit card transactions for non-meal related items, regardless of whether payment is made online or at the school. A $1.00 transaction fee will continue to be charged for meal payments to offset the credit card processing fee, rather than the 3.35 percent transaction fee noted above.

To use SchoolPay, you must register for a Parent Account. Registration is free and you are not required to store any financial data, unless you elect to do so. SchoolPay is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards certified, the industry standard for internet-based financial services transactions. All data is encrypted using SSL technology so that payment account numbers are never viewable in any part of the service.

Please visit the PSD website for more information and an FAQ about how to register and pay for items in SchoolPay.

PSD students lead state on standardized tests

Poudre School District (PSD) students continued to outpace their counterparts around the state on the 2017 Colorado Measures of Academic Success exams. The tests, administered last spring, assess performance in English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3-9 as well as Social Studies and Science in select grades. Student performance on the PSAT and SAT were also released with the standardized test scores.

Highlights from this year’s assessments include:

  • PSD’s scores exceeded state averages at the elementary and middle school levels in nearly every category.
  • Student scores improved from 2016 in every area except middle school English Language Arts.
  • Student participation rates continued to be low in middle school and high school.
  • High School students performed above the state benchmark on the SAT for both Reading/Writing and Math, indicating that the majority of students are on track for college-level coursework.

This is the third year students in Colorado took the CMAS English Language Arts and Math tests. The consistent performance shows that the hard work of teachers and students in PSD classrooms is paying off.

“PSD students continued to outperform their state peers and that is a testament to the focus of our teachers on consistent improvement, high expectations and striving for excellence, “says Superintendent Dr. Sandra Smyser. “We have some opportunities for continued growth and we will continue to strive for improved performance in these areas while providing the best education possible for our students.”

Parents will receive their students’ individual CMAS results from their school this fall. Results will be uploaded into ParentVue in the next month. For more information about CMAS scores, visit the PSD website.


 

PSD Calendar of Events, September 2017

Sept. 4, All schools and offices closed for Labor Day

Sept. 12, 6:30pm, Board of Education business meeting, JSSC, 2407 Laporte Ave.

Sept. 26, 6:30pm, Board of Education business meeting and work session, JSSC, 2407 Laporte Ave.

Sept. 29, No school K-8 students; teachers on duty