Poudre School District update | Friday, January 8, 2021
Pointing forward in 2021
There are many things that we are hopeful for in the new year, reflecting upon the challenges and bright spots of 2020. Our students count on us, and we are committed to giving them the best experiences possible during the second semester and beyond.
Thank you, PSD! THANK YOU!
To our staff, students, families, everyone. We are so grateful for each and every one of you.
PSD reopening phase info
If you missed the Jan. 6 update, learn more about PSD’s shift to in-person education in January and February here. Access other important 2020-21 school year details, including information about each phase of education, on the PSD website.
School of Choice application deadline is Jan. 15
Families have a wide array of wonderful schools to choose from in Poudre School District. School of Choice applications are being accepted for the 2021-22 school year. The first consideration-period deadline for new and renewal applications is noon, Friday, Jan. 15. More information >>
PSD Student Experience
“Down … set... hike!” Check out our new #StudentExperience video featuring Fossil Ridge High School football player and student Tanner Arkin.
Meals will still be available to any PSD students  
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 >> 
The Transportation Department is working to quickly re-design routes in order to bus students across all grade levels and amid the different phase changes. Due to current bus driver shortages and health guidelines, among other challenges, PSD is not adding routes and will still bus a limited number of students. Busing is guaranteed for students for whom transportation is legally required (i.e. those with Individualized Transportation Plans (ITP) and some foster students), as well as McKinney-Vento students experiencing homelessness. If circumstances in your family's life have changed and you feel your student meets these criteria, please contact your school to see if busing may be provided.
Families should expect updated communication from Transportation by the end of business Jan. 15 that will let them know if their student will be bused moving forward. It is likely that routes, times and bus numbers will change for students who have been bused during previous educational phases. Transportation information >>
Provide input during PSD’s superintendent search
Staff, students, families and other community members are welcome to share their thoughts about what they would like to see in the next Poudre School District superintendent. More information, including dates for upcoming virtual forums and links to online surveys, is available on the PSD Superintendent Search web page >>
See PSD through the eyes of PSD Interim Superintendent Dr. Todd Lambert
Follow Dr. Todd Lambert, interim superintendent, on Twitter @ToddLambertPSD as he takes you behind the scenes of education in PSD through photos, videos and more during the second semester. https://twitter.com/ToddLambertPSD
If you missed his December video message, watch it here.
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 >>
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.