Poudre School District update | Thursday, October 15, 2020
PSD Together Again in Phase 3 
Monday, students in grades 3-12 will transition to Phase 3 hybrid education, and we can’t wait to connect and see their smiling eyes from behind face coverings. Health protocols mean things will be different in classes and hallways. Watch the video links below to get a behind-the-scenes look and help your student understand how they can do their part to keep themselves and others as safe as possible. 

PSD illness, COVID-19 case protocols  

Protocols are placed to limit the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with state and county public health department guidance for schools. PSD will update protocols as state and county guidance changes. 
Webber Middle School educator
Tricia Kearns named 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year finalist 
PSD had the privilege of connecting with Webber Middle School Science and Health teacher Tricia Kearns, a Colorado Department of Education 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year finalist. Kearns has taught for 17 years and is a fourth-generation educator. Read more>>   
Introducing Bamford Elementary: New southeast school named to honor legacy of Gary Bamford 
Poudre School District is thrilled to announce that the Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve the name of the district’s new, under-construction southeast elementary school: Bamford Elementary. Read more >> Watch the announcement video >>
"Educate ... Every Child, Every Day"
Help us to celebrate Mission Moments in Poudre School District
At PSD, your mission moments of how you support "Educate ... Every Child, Every Day" are important to us. Telling the positive stories about what is happening in the district during this challenging time is valuable not only for our staff but also for the community. We want to be able to display the good work that you are doing and know that it is appreciated! You're what makes us #PSDproud! Submit a Mission Moment today. >>
October is #NationalPrincipals month; we appreciate PSD principals  
Follow along on PSD’s Twitter and Facebook to see principals highlighted as part of our #ThankAPrincipal campaign. 
PSD continues distributing free meals to students
So many staff have been part of the incredible efforts to ensure our students are fed and fueled for learning! Meal distribution will continue but look different as PSD shifts from remote to hybrid education. Visit the meals web page for more information about how and where students can receive meals in Phase 3. More information >>
PSD IT Department continues to support students, families  

PSD’s IT Department will continue to support families and students during Phase 3 Hybrid In-person learning through the PSD Community Tech Portal, where technical support information, how-to guides, documentation and more can be found, or contact a Technician at
covidtechhelp@psdschools.org or call the Family and Student Support Line at 970-490-3339. 
More students than ever qualify for Early Childhood Education preschool  

ECE students are back in school! PSD’s preschool program still has open spaces for the 2020-21 school year, and ECE’s compassionate and professional teachers can’t wait to work with the children in your lives. More families may qualify now than ever before. To learn more and begin an application online, visit the Early Childhood Education web page or call 970-490-3204. 
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common questions are available on the PSD website. Read more >>
In case you missed it

PreK, K-2 students - watch a special welcome back video >>
Read more about the Virtual College Boot Camp >>
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