Your Poudre School District community newsletter | Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 |  Translate / Traducción / ترجمة

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Inspiration: on and off the field


Meet Kaia Cobb, a Lobos softball player, who strives to work hard, lift up her teammates and have fun on the field. For many PSD student athletes, sports are more than their own accomplishments – it's the camaraderie that keeps their heads in the game and hearts with the team.

In this new video series, we’re highlighting four student athletes and what it means to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Also watch for featured athletes on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch Cobb's journey in softball >>


"I drive a bus because the students 

make my days brighter."

PSD parent steps up for her child, other students as a bus operator

For Jessica Bard, getting behind the wheel of a big yellow school bus is as much about being a mentor as a navigator. 

The Poudre School District bus router and substitute operator has worked for the school district for five years. Promoted to the position of router last year, she is back on the bus due to the national shortage of drivers. For PSD, the shortage means about 40 fewer operators are on the roads than in previous school years, and thousands of fewer students are riding the bus to school as a result.  

The work of a driver, she said, is fulfilling because you get to know students a little bit more every time, they come through the folding doors. Bus operators become advisors and champions to their students. 

“You know their personalities, what's going on, when they get new shoes. You got hugs prior to COVID, and you develop a relationship with the kids,” she said, pointing out that drivers get to spend more time with students than people may think. “You become a part of their life.”  


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Interested in working with us? Come get on the bus!

PSD needs our community’s help to solve the shortage of bus drivers in service of our students, so they can have access to school. PSD offers great benefits, competitive pay, paid training, hiring bonuses and more. Be the person who helps a child begin and end each day with joy. 

PSD will host a bus operator hiring event from 8-11 a.m. Nov. 8, Building H, 2445 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins - Applicants can talk to other operators, take a test drive, apply and interview on the spot.

Learn more about benefits, route examples and apply today >>






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Reminder: Students, parents must sign the PSD Code of Conduct

Each year, parents/guardians and secondary students must sign that they have reviewed the Student Rights and Code of Conduct when they log into the ParentVUE and StudentVUE portals, respectively, by providing an electronic signature. Questions? Contact your school.

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PSD COVID-19 protocol updates are available on our Health and Safety web pages.