Poudre School District update | Thursday, September 3, 2020
#PSDtogether: Feeding bodies and minds
We hope that your first few weeks of school are off to a great start. As promised, we will shift to sending our GHH newsletter every other week to help reduce the number of emails in your inboxes. You can expect your next edition Thursday, Sept. 17 and then once every other Thursday after that.  

Remember: There is no school Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy your long weekend! 
USDA change means all students (not just PSD students) can receive meals  

Due to a change announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ANY student, including those who are not enrolled in PSD, can get free meals. PSD is providing sack breakfasts and lunches at no cost to students (18 and younger) Monday-Friday at numerous schools and mobile-serving locations across the district. Please remember, families and students are required to wear masks and social distance when picking meals up.

Apply for Community Advisory Council to review School Resource Officer program 

Poudre School District is conducting a comprehensive review of the district’s School Resource Officer (SRO) program and is seeking parents, students and community members to serve on a new advisory council that is crucial to these efforts. Learn more and apply by Sept. 11 >>
Parents wanted for the District Accountability Committee

The Poudre School District’s District Accountability Committee is looking to fill several important representative seats for the 2020-21 school year. Interested? Here is information about the committee and how to apply!
Mental health matters:
Your weekly support update 
Last week, we began an adventure that none of us could have foreseen, but we are growing into and with this adventure. One tool that can be developed or adapted to our current situation is the practice of “mindfulness,” which is often encouraged as a personal resource for managing stress. Learn how the S.T.O.P tool can help. More info >> 
Support for students with disabilities in 2020-21  
The needs of students with disabilities are of the utmost importance, and PSD’s Integrated Services (IS) team has been working diligently to ensure equity and access for all students this school year. Learn more about the hundreds of hours of training and planning that IS staff did in spring and summer 2020 to support students with disabilities in any educational phase, get quick access to IS Department contact information, and find answers to frequently asked questions. More information >> 
IT support is available: PSD Community Tech Portal
PSD’s IT Department recently launched the PSD Community Tech Portal, where families and students can find device troubleshooting and application technical support information, how-to guides, a calendar with important upcoming dates related to PSD technology and more. Also, check out our Technical Support and Resources >> 
Clever Family Portal Available 
Clever is an easy way for students to login and learn with resources selected by their teachers and the district. Families are receiving emails from Poudre School District R-1 <no-reply@clever.com> with invitations to setup Clever Family Portal Accounts. The Clever Family Portal allows parents/guardians to create an account and help their students with learning at home. Click these links for additional information on Clever, Clever Badges (K-2) and the Clever Family Portal. 
Need help with ParentVUE or StudentVUE?
More students than ever qualify for Early Childhood Education preschool 
PSD’s preschool program still has open spaces for the 2020-21 school year. More families may qualify now than ever before. PSD ECE now has a limited number of open spots for eligible preschoolers to receive in-person care and educational support; rigorous criteria are being used to determine which students who apply for ECE have exceptional need (i.e. Their family is living unsheltered or facing significant economic hardship, or the student has significant intervention needs due to diagnosed disabilities, among other qualifying factors). To learn more and begin an application online, visit the Early Childhood Education web page or call 970-490-3204. 
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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.