Poudre School District update | Thursday, December 3, 2020
Here's hoping everyone had a little time to rest and recharge over fall break. Thank you, to our students, parents, families and communities for all you’re doing and continue to do. This year would not be possible without partnership among all.
PSD and the Food Bank continue distributing meals for free to students
When PSD is in Phase1 Remote Learning, meals will be available for students to pick up at designated school and mobile sites. The USDA extended its reimbursement program through the end of the 2020-21 school year, instead of through December as previously communicated. The district will provide free meals to PSD students. See the full list of locations on the PSD Meals During 2020-21 web page >> Watch Meals on the Bus >>
How COVID-19 case protocols shift in Phase 1   
Although PSD is in remote education, staff and some identified students with additional needs will still be in our buildings. Our COVID-19 Response Teams will continue contact tracing assessments during this time, in accordance with health department guidance.
We anticipate some of PSD’s current protocols may need to be updated following newly updated Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidance for schools. If changes need to be made as a result, new versions of the protocols will be available on the following web pages, as applicable.
Cool School News: Dunn crossing guard retires, #PSDgives - O’Dea food drive, Beattie receives donated bikes!
Great things are happening in our schools!
Learn how you can help
PSD students experiencing homelessness
The COVID-19 pandemic and this year’s unprecedented wildfire season impacted many Poudre School District families, displacing some from their homes or putting them at risk for homelessness and not being able to meet their basic needs.
Over 900 PSD students have already been identified this school year as qualifying to receive services related to homelessness, and you can help. Read more >>
PSD Student Connections Survey

We believe it is critical that our students feel connected in PSD; in fact, it is so important that the district tracks specific connections-related data to help determine how best to support students.
The fall 2020 PSD Student Connections Survey opened Nov. 30 and runs through Friday, Dec. 11. Parents can help PSD by asking their fifth- through 12 th-grade students to check their PSD email accounts for an email with the subject line PSD Student Connections Check-In Fall 2020.”
Email reminders have gone out this week and will continue through Dec. 11. Staff at schools may also be reminding students of this opportunity to give principals feedback regarding connections with adults at school, peers, and their interests and passions.
PSD Mission Moment: Reading aloud, making us proud
PSD community donates nearly 1,100 turkeys for families in need
At the end of the day, the PSD community collected a grand total of 1,099 frozen turkeys and 36 other food donations for the Food Bank of Larimer County.

Bacon Elementary School collected the most turkeys in PSD with a whopping total of 289 turkeys! Read more >> 
Tag us in your acts of kindness this holiday season #PSDgives
PSD Alumni - stay #PSDconnected
Did you graduate from PSD? As a PSD alumnus, we invite you to join our PSD Alumni group on LinkedIn to stay connected with PSD after you graduate. Join here>>

Mental Health Matters
PSD is thrilled to announce that the 6th annual Mental Health Matters event will take place virtually this year! This event is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 (tonight). Register>> Ask for help if you are having a tough time and remember you are not alone. Mental Health Resources web page>>
PSD Community Tech Portal: Technical support information, how-to guides, documentation and more.  
Technical Support and Resources: General overview of tech support, teacher learning pages and links to Poudre River Library videos. 
Phone: Family and Student Support Line at 970-490-3339 
Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions are available on the PSD website. Read more >>
In case you missed it
Bamford Elementary site in this short tour video. 

Help and resources for those impacted by Larimer County wildfires this year www.larimer.org/cameron-peak-fire. And ways to give: Larimer County Fire Recovery Fund or www.nocovolunteers.org
To translate the linked district web pages included in this newsletter, please click the linked text, then click on “Translate” in the top green bar, then click “Select Language” and choose your language. Once selected, the entire PSD website will be translated.
Para traducir las páginas web del Distrito que están vinculadas a este boletín, hagan clic en el texto que contenga el enlace (por ejemplo, “hacer clic aquí”). Enseguida hagan clic en "Traducción", situado en la barra verde superior, después hagan clic en "Select Language” (Seleccionar idioma"), y hagan clic en el idioma que seleccionen (“Spanish” para español). Una vez lo hayan seleccionado, todo el sitio web del PSD se traducirá.