Poudre School District update | Thursday, January 28, 2021
Together we can Keep Schools Open
Education is most enriching for our students when they are at school, guided in their learning through experiences designed by educators and staff. We want our students to really see science as it bubbles in a beaker on a lab table before them, just as we want them to feel that moment of synchronization as all members of their band play all the right notes at just the right times.
But most of all, we want to keep schools open. 
PSD medical professionals, compassionate staff and protocols built upon public health guidance are all critical to school in PSD this year, but only together can we build a shared culture of health and safety and #KeepSchoolsOpen. Read more >>
PSD Now: your new one-minute digest of district stories
Check out the first edition of PSD Now, in which we welcome students back in schools, note the School of Choice second-consideration application period opening Feb. 8, and showcase a Bennett Elementary School fifth-grade teacher who cycles to work every day.
COVID-19 Updates: Protocols, meals and transportation
Meals: The district will provide free meals to PSD students (PreK-12) through the end of the 2020-21 school year. PSD Meals During 2020-21 web page >>
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. More information >>
Upcoming secondary Phase 3 schedule
There is no school for all PSD students Feb. 15, which is President’s Day. Preschool and elementary students are in Phase 4 Feb. 16-19. The Phase 3 schedule for middle and high schoolers is as follows: 
Flipgrid, Gizmos, Kahoot, Pixton - How educational technology has transformed teaching and learning
During a school year unlike any other, PSD educators dug in for remote education and learned to use new technology tools to support the work they previously did face-to-face in school. Read more >>
Meet PSD educators on #TeacherTuesday

We have so many dedicated educators in PSD. Every Tuesday, we will showcase a new teacher.
Meet Bri McCormick, choir teacher at Fossil Ridge High School. See more on Twitter >>
Second School of Choice application period opens Feb. 8
If you missed the first period of consideration to apply for School of Choice, there will be a second application period starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 8. Families have a wide array of wonderful PSD schools to choose from. More information >>
Kindergarten registration: 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.
New 100% remote learning option in 2021-22: Poudre Global Academy Virtual (K-12)
PSD Virtual will sunset at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Those interested in a fully virtual model for the 2021-22 school year have the option of applying for School of Choice to the new Poudre Global Academy Virtual (PGAV). The second-consideration application period for School of Choice opens at 8 a.m. Feb. 8. More School of Choice information >>
For more PGAV information and virtual open house, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, visit PGAV's website >>
Mental Health Matters: reframe stress
Join us for night two of the 6th annual Mental Health Matters event. This event is open to all grade levels, parents, families, and friends. Learn how you and your student can reframe stress, renew your resilience, restore your energy, and revive your relationships from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 18. Sign-up here (English/Español) >>
Family Resources available for hardships during COVID-19
PSD staff and community partners recently compiled updated support resources for staff and families. If you know someone who needs help, check out the Family Resources web page >>
Get the latest on PSD’s superintendent search
Follow along through the process on the PSD Superintendent Search web page >>

Follow Interim Superintendent Dr. Todd Lambert on Twitter @ToddLambertPSD 
High school students will now receive district updates
Starting with this edition of GHH, PSD will send district-level communications to high school students (grades 9-12), in addition to parents/guardians, PSD staff and community communicators. Students can expect to receive the GHH newsletter, major district updates, announcements and superintendent messages. Students, staff and families can unsubscribe at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to common questions about PSD. Read more >>
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.