Welcome back to school! Resources to help you as the school year begins

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We are excited to see everyone Aug. 16!

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We hope you had a restful summer break and are ready to kick off a new year together. We cannot wait to welcome our students back to school in a few short days.

This back-to-school edition of the PSD Now newsletter is a one-stop-shop for information you may need while starting the 2022-23 school year.
 

Helpful Resources:

Please contact your school with specific questions about the school year and schedules. For the latest on COVID-19 protocols, visit the PSD Health and Safety webpage.

 

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See Something, See Something, PSD! Together, we can build a culture of safety in PSD and watch out for one another. See something concerning at school? Tell an adult. Report it to Safe2Tell. Or share it via the district's incident reporting tool. Learn more about See Something, Say Something >>

 

Updates on Meals, Safety and Security in PSD

School lunch food.

For the 2022-23 school year, students will no longer receive free meals unless they have been approved for the Free and Reduced Meals program. The program that helped make that possible (related to the pandemic) is ending.

For the 2022-23 school year, families must apply and be approved for the Free and Reduced Meals program to receive benefits. Learn more & apply >>

Coffee with a cop - an SRO and a student stand outside.

We want our students, staff and their families to feel as safe as possible. We care deeply about this. Our district’s emergency management approach is rooted in culturally responsive, age-appropriate and emergency services best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and human-made emergencies. 
Learn more about PSD's approach to safety and security on our new web page. >>

 

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Health and Wellness

Find resources for Mental Health, health and wellness and more through Student Services. Access student health programs and services. 

 

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Call for Community

We need you! Volunteer on one of the many district committees:

 

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Safety Notifications

Always enter schools through the secured front entrances and check in and out at the front desk, following all visitor and volunteer procedures. View the PSD Policy Regarding Treatment of Students, Families, Public. State law (C.R.S. 22-1-124) requires schools to notify parents how to access records on the Sex Offender Registry.

     

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    Code of Conduct and District Policies

    PSD requires parents/guardians to review the Student Rights and Code of Conduct, available through ParentVUE. To support district transparency efforts, PSD has added information about new and revised policies on the website.

     

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    District Communications

     

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    Health and Safety

    Heading into the new school year, we know that some of you have questions about current COVID protocols in PSD. 

    If your student: 

    • Is experiencing COVID-like symptoms, follow the steps on the flowchart on the PSD COVID web page.
    • Tests positive for COVID, keep them at home and inform the school or health office. 
    • Isolate for five full days. 
    • If symptoms are improving, return and mask days 6-10. 

    The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is not contact tracing school-based exposures. Masks are not required in schools, but PSD supports anyone who chooses to wear one. 

    PSD protocols are subject to change, based on public health guidance.