Werner Weekly

August 7, 2020

PSD Updates Opening Plan for 20-21 School Year

PSD made the announcement on August 4 that we will start the 20-21 school year in Phase 1: Remote Learning. You can access more information about Phase 1 at: https://www.psdschools.org/psd2020-21/phase1.

As we all are now adjusting to the recent decision that the district will open schools in a remote learning format through mid-October, we realize you are faced with new decisions and questions about what this means for teaching and learning at Werner this year. As this is a new adjustment for school staff as well, we do not have all the answers yet. However, we are committed to partnering with you to clarify as much as we can and to ultimately maintain our high expectations or relationships and rigor.

PSD Virtual

We know that many of you have been asking about the PSD Virtual option. Please know that option is for those families that want to go online for the school year. It is a separate school from Werner, so there is no need to sign up unless you intend to have your child in 100% online for the school year. While the rest of the PSD schools will be remote for the first quarter, we anticipate having in-person classes at some point. If you have changed your decision about going to PSD Virtual, in light of the recent news of schools going to remote learning or have questions, please call (970-488-5556) or email (jwhetsel@psdschools.org) our registrar, Mrs. Whetsell. The deadline for enrolling into PSD Virtual is August 8. For more information, go to: https://www.psdschools.org/psd2020-21/psdvirtual.

Class Lists

Class Lists will be posted online by 4:30 p.m. on August 17. We will have students listed in grade levels by first name and last initial.

Supply Lists

Our supply list is available on the website. We may update more supply needs later once we have staff back and will communicate that out in our communications. While some of these supplies won't be used until we are back in-person, we are recommending that families have these supplies to use while in remote learning:

-#2 Pencils

-Colored Pencils or Crayons

-Ruler (standard and metric)


-Notebook paper

-White Copy Paper

-Small White Board


Please hold on to other supplies until we are back in school.

This year, we are also making available for families the option to purchase school supplies online to be delivered to your home from School Tool Box. Please note that not all supplies are available in these school kits and you may need to purchase them separately.

Werner New Staff

2019-20 Yearbook Update

We wanted to let you know that the yearbooks have been printed, but they will not be able to be shipped to homes. We will work on a plan for distribution and communicate out to our community when have them ready. Thanks for your patience!

-Werner Yearbook Committee

First Day of School

Monday, Aug. 24th, 8:45am

This is an online event.