Eco Week is an outdoor experience that elementary students anticipate with excitement as they enter 5th grade. In previous years, many schools chose to head to the Rocky Mountains to engage students in outdoor education and many firsts: their first time away from home, their first-time camping, and for this generation, it has also become their first experience without a digital connection, and therefore, their first experience being completely responsible for their own entertainment.

This year’s 5th graders will have a unique opportunity to appreciate the environment and observe their natural surroundings with a greater emphasis on their local surroundings. NoCO BEET, a collaboration of community partners, has teamed with Poudre School District to support environmental outdoor education activities for our 5th grade students. Local experts will virtually join classrooms to explore and engage in a multitude of topics aligned with the Colorado State Academic Standards while infusing interdisciplinary skills. Personal skills will be emphasized through activities such as nature hikes, team-building projects, water ecology studies, observation skills, creative expression and journaling, geology, astronomy, life zone studies, and more.

Although we will miss the mountains during Eco Week 2021, we will still capture the heart of Eco Week throughout our community.


Working with the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, PSD intends to host in-person graduation ceremonies to celebrate our Class of 2021. We will post more information on the PSD website as plans are finalized.


Some PSD high schools are also planning prom or prom-like events. Like graduation, staff are working with LCDHE and following state health department guidance to plan the events. Those with questions about schools’ specific plans should contact their school.

The blurred line between School and Home: Grads at a Glance 2021

When school becomes home and home becomes school, 2021 graduates adapted and overcame, knowing education and excellence comes not always from where they learn, but how open they are to learning. PSD will be celebrating students in the coming weeks, counting down to graduation. Check out students’ unique stories on our social media channels.

Free meals

The district will provide free meals to PSD students (PreK-12) through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Virtual option

For the 2021-22 school year, Poudre Global Academy Virtual will replace Poudre School District Virtual (PSDV), the district’s current 100% online option that sunsets at the end of this school year. PGA Virtual is one of two tracks—the existing hybrid and 100% online—offered through Poudre Global Academy. Families may apply now, during the School of Choice second-consideration application period. For more PGAV information, visit PGAV’s website.

School of Choice

If you missed the first period of consideration for School of Choice, the second period is now open. Families have a wide array of wonderful PSD schools from which to choose. Visit the school options webpage on the PSD website to learn more.

Register online at 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.

Technical support

For technical support information, how-to guides and more, visit the PSD Community Tech Portal or email [email protected] or call the Family and Student Support Line at 970-490-3339.

PSD is hiring

PSD is hiring substitute teachers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals and more. For more information, 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? To learn about the application process and more, visit the Early Childhood Education webpage.

PSD outdoor facilities

PSD outdoor facilities may now be reserved by community groups. Indoor facilities will not be available for rent this spring or summer. To reserve an outdoor facility and read more information follow

Summer School

Registration for Poudre School District Summer School is now open to soon-to-be-ninth graders and all high school students currently enrolled in a PSD school. Summer school classes are free this year.
PSD is offering summer programming for students. Several offerings are on an invitation-only basis.

Kindergarten registration is available online

Register online at 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.

Mary Hull Awards

Congratulations to outstanding staff nominated and selected for PSD’s Integrated Services 34th annual Mary Hull awards. The awards ceremony was held at 5:30pm, Thursday, April 22.

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools

Poudre School District has named Dr. Traci Gile as the new assistant superintendent of elementary schools. She has served as the interim in this role since January 2021.