Staff, students and families can expect to see changes to how performing arts may look at school, after the state and county public health departments recently revised guidance for this area. Although the new guidance allows PSD to loosen some mitigation efforts, the district will enhance other efforts to maximize safety and minimize risk. Read more on the PSD 2020-21 Health and Safety web page, in the “Procedures for specific classes, school events and athletics” section and under the “Performing Arts and Music Classes” drop-down.
Some spectators permitted at high school sports events
PSD is allowing a limited number of spectators at high school sports, a change to the district’s previous protocols. The Athletics Department has worked with the county health department and athletics directors to implement a plan with strict guidelines. Thompson and Estes Park school districts are following the same plan.
Meals: The district will provide free meals to PSD students (PreK-12) through the end of the 2020-21 school year. Check PSD Meals During 2020-21 webpage for more information.
Transportation: The Transportation Department re-designed routes for the second semester. Due to current bus driver shortages and health guidelines, among other challenges, PSD is busing a limited number of students that includes those for whom transportation is legally required.
Duane Daire: Drive-through retirement celebration
Duane Daire was a crossing guard at Dunn Elementary IB World School for 20 years. It was only fitting that Dunn threw a drive-through retirement celebration for him. The outpouring of support and love from our community was incredible.
Second School of Choice consideration period now open
If you missed the first period of consideration to apply for School of Choice, the second application period is now open. Families have a wide array of wonderful PSD schools to choose from.
Kindergarten registration is available online
Register online at olr.psdschools.org. Even if you opt to send your child to a school outside your neighborhood through School Choice, you must still register your child at your neighborhood school.
Option for 100 percent virtual learning for 2021-22
PSD Virtual will conclude with the end of the 2020-21 school year. Those interested in a fully virtual model for the 2021-22 school year have the option to apply through School of Choice to Poudre Global Academy Virtual (PGAV), which is offering a new K-12 model in addition to its current hybrid model. Families may apply now, during the School of Choice second-consideration application period. For more PGAV information, visit PGAV’s website.
Eleven PSD district spelling bee winners headed to state competition
The Poudre School District spelling bee may have looked different this year, but it was still a success. PSD is proud of the students who worked hard to qualify and participate in the written district spelling bee. Eleven students qualified to represent PSD at the 2021 Colorado State Spelling Bee.
PSD hires principal for new middle-high school at the Prospect site
Poudre School District is thrilled to announce that Jesse Morrill has been selected as the principal for PSD’s new middle-high school at the Prospect site, which is slated to open in the fall of 2022.
PSD superintendent hiring update: Search firm presents community input report to school board
Learn what more than 2,300 parents/guardians, staff, students and community members had to say about what they want to see in our next superintendent. A search firm hired by the Board of Education captured feedback, from forums, focus groups, interviews and a survey, in a leadership profile report that was presented at a Feb. 9 meeting.
Meet our amazing teachers, on #TeacherTuesday
Every Tuesday we showcase one of PSD’s many dedicated educators on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Meet Karrie Allen, a kindergarten teacher at Bennett Elementary.
Bennett Elementary teacher cycles to school every day
Thomas Sweeney, a fifth-grade teacher at Bennett Elementary, bikes 20 to 25 miles to work every day, averaging about 120 to 150 miles per week. He has not driven his car to school since 2012, as part of a community of people who move around the world on two wheels.
PSD IT Department support
For technical support information, how-to guides and more, visit the PSD Community Tech Portal website >> email [email protected]; call the Family and Student Support Line at 970-490-3339. Families can work with their student’s school for device maintenance.
PSD is hiring substitute teachers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals and more! For more information on open positions and how to apply, visit PSD’s job fair website.
Early Childhood Education
Know a preschooler who could benefit from going to school in PSD and connecting with professional, compassionate educators? Did you know ECE is in-person, four days a week during the second semester? To learn about the application process and more, visit the Early Childhood Education web page.