Educational phases for 2020-21 school year
**Preschool Phase 4 is Monday through Thursday with no school on Fridays
Poudre Global Academy, Centennial and Poudre Community Academy will communicate schedules to their families and students.
Poudre School District has a variety of educational phases to implement to best educate students while keeping safety as a top priority for students, staff and the community during the 2020-21 school year.
District and school leaders, following guidance and orders from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment and other public health and government officials, have developed four educational phases that allow the district to continue educating students while also adapting to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic. Student learning could be remote, remote with limited in-person interactions, a blend of in-person and remote learning, or fully in-person.
PSD is prepared to shift among phases throughout the year, as required or permitted by health officials and conditions.
PSD Virtual, a 100% online education option, will not shift among the district’s educational phases. PSD Virtual will continue to follow the district’s school transfer process. PSDV transfers are being accepted by grade level, depending on space availability. Access the School Transfer Request (also available in Spanish - School Transfer Request).
2021 Graduation ceremonies being planned
PSD intends to host in-person graduation ceremonies in May to celebrate seniors in the Class of 2021. Planning efforts are underway and logistical details, such as the maximum number of attendees per graduate or seating arrangements, will be shared with families as it becomes available. COVID-19 health and safety will be in effect. See the schedule and details on the Graduation 2021 web page >>
Planning for the 2021-22 school year
PSD is currently planning on opening the school year with in-person learning for all K-12 students five days a week and four days a week for preschoolers.
Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) Director Tom Gonzales continues to support in-person learning, saying that students are safest in school where there are consistent health protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19. This sentiment is bolstered by the increasing numbers of adults and eligible teenagers who are being vaccinated, a step that health officials predict will reduce cases in Larimer County.
- Read the complete April 27 district announcement about plans for the 2021-22 school year >>
- See FAQs about the 2021-22 school year >>
Phases to implement, depending on conditions and as permitted or required by health officials
We acknowledge imperfections exist within each phase due to many factors outside of the district's control. We believe nothing compares to a student’s experience of learning in school with their teachers and peers. We are committed to maintaining PSD’s high standards in all phases of education.
Decisions to implement phases are made with guidance from public health officials.
Remote Learning at Home
Schools are closed.
Remote learning for all students.
Mostly Remote Learning with Limited In-Person Check-Ins
Schools partially open with enhanced social distancing. Group sizes are limited.
Learn more about Phase 2
Hybrid In-School/Remote Learning
Schools open with students attending school two days a week, remote learning three days a week.
Schools Open with Safety Protocols
Schools open for students with heightened safety awareness and protocols. Group sizes may be limited.