Werner Weekly-Summer Edition

June 11, 2021

Coming Week

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar

August 13: Meet the Teacher and Supply Drop-Off @ 3:30-4:30

August 16: First Day of School (Kindergarten on staggered start)

August 18: New Family Orientation @ 9:00 am (Flex Room)

August 27: Tour de Cat Family Bike Ride @ 5:00 pm

UPDATED PSD Summer Guidance for COVID-19 Response

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NEWS FROM WERNER

Summer Office Hours

Our office will be open from 9-3 pm daily from May 27-June 11. We will open up back again on July 20. Our staff will check phone messages throughout the summer, but there will be a delay in getting back to you.

2021-2022 Werner School Year Information

Plans for the upcoming year are still in progress. We will have more detail once the state/county/district provide more guidance later in July. We will keep our website updated with information as it comes. Below are key points of information for you now.


21-22 Werner Back-to-School Information

21-22 Werner Staff

Supply List

PSD 2021-22 Calendar

Registration is OPEN!

Are you new Werner? Go to our website to find out how to enroll your child for the upcoming school year.

The Lunch Lab: Free Meals for Kids

Great news from the Food Bank of Larimer County! The Lunch Lab is back and gearing up for another amazing summer delivering meals to kids in Larimer County in several locations.

Kids Eat Free

  • June 1 through August 13, 2021
  • No identification required
  • Children 18 and under receive free meals
  • All sites closed July 5
  • Text FOOD to 877-877 for additional locations
  • For details and the schedule with locations, visit the Food Bank website.
Last summer, the Lunch Lab team distributed nearly 40,000 meals and more than 35,000 snacks and they are looking to do even more this year.

Need busing in 2021-22? PSD bus request process now open

Dear PSD families,

This is an update about transportation services, as you plan for fall 2021.

This week, PSD opened a bus request process for the 2021-22 school year. Families have from now until Wednesday, June 30 to submit a request. Please note that submitting a request does not automatically guarantee transportation.

Those who submit a request must be eligible to receive busing. PSD transports students, who live within the district’s geographic boundaries, to and from their neighborhood school when their residences are in excess of the following distances from their neighborhood school:

Families will get a pop-up notification after submitting their request. Changes can be made to an application in ParentVUE up until the June 30 deadline.

Busing is not provided for students who attend a school of choice or PSD-authorized charter school. If your student is eligible for busing at their neighborhood school but is switching to a school of choice, they will not receive busing. Alternate bus applications will not be accepted for students in the walk area.

The PSD Transportation Department will notify families about whether their student is approved for busing sometime after Aug. 1 and prior to the first day of school.

As of May 2021, the health department has given PSD approval to place additional students per seat but there will be some limitations due to PSD’s bus driver shortage. The Transportation Department is planning currently that riders will wear masks this fall and that some seats will be left empty around those who have an approved medical mask exception. PSD will continue monitoring public health guidance and make adjustments over time.

Click here to go to the Bus Request form online.

Those with questions may email busrequest@psdschools.org.

Thank you for your continued partnership.

Looking for Summer Resources?

If you are looking for any summer resources to engage your student(s) with some academic work, check out the workbooks and learning kits on the Summer Learning page, available at Knowledge Bound in Windsor.

School Supplies-ORDER NOW!

We are pleased to offer an easy and convenient way to order next year's school supplies that will be delivered directly to Werner before school starts. You can save money and time with this service! Please see the attached flyer and our supply list for next year. Act before June 1 before prices go up! Both of these will also be on the Werner website. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Office Manager, Traci Henninger, at thenninger@psdschools.org.

NEWS FROM PSD

PSD Newsletter-Great Happens Here

One of many ways information is shared is through the Great Happens Here community newsletter, which features timely information about the latest happenings in the district. GHH is emailed to families and interested community members about every two weeks.


Here is the most recent newsletter from PSD with Great Happens Here. For archived newsletters and information about how to sign up, go to: https://www.psdschools.org/department/communications.

Resources for those facing housing and food hardship

The COVID-19 pandemic has created financial hardships for many in our community, leading to housing instability and food insecurity. There are financial resources available to help families and landlords and protections in place to help people stay housed. The PSD Department of Language, Culture, & Equity has worked with community partners to put together resources to support families.

Please see the LCE Family Resources Information (English and Spanish) for information on support with housing, food, and utilities.

PSD 2021-22 School Year Plans

PSD plans to open to in-person learning for the 21-22 school year. Many decisions around health/safety protocols will be made later in the summer once we have more guidance from the state/county. Stay up-to-date with PSD's plans and FAQ etc. for the 2021-22 school year at: https://www.psdschools.org/2021-22-schoolyear-FAQs.

NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY

SUMMER PROGRAM OPTIONS

2021 Summer Reading Challenge

Sign up begins June 1st!


What's the buzz around this summer's challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge is free and open to all ages.


Reach Reading Milestones

Keep track of reading time in your online account or in the printed reading log. Children, tweens, and teens who complete 10 hours of reading can pick up a prize at the library beginning June 14 through August 15 (while supplies last). Adults who complete 10 hours of reading can pick up a "$2.00 Off" coupon to use at an upcoming Friends of the Library book sale. Reach larger milestone reading levels and earn special reading certificates you can print out and display.


New Bingo Game Format & Grand Prize Drawings

We're excited to introduce a new all-ages game format. In addition to tracking reading hours, you can complete activities on a digital bingo card in your online account. You must have an online summer reading account to track your bingo activities. Each unique five-in-a-row equals one automatic entry into the drawing (up to 12 total entries per person). Prizes are available for each age group and include:

  • One Family Membership at The Gardens on Spring Creek (Kids)
  • One Barnyard Buddy Pass/Family Pass to the Farm at Lee Martinez Park (Kids)
  • Old Firehouse Books gift cards (Teens, Adults)
  • Craft kits (Various ages)
  • Gift baskets (Various ages)
  • And more!


Virtual and In-Person Programs

We're planning both virtual programs and in-person outdoor programs this summer. Keep an eye on our events calendar for upcoming programs, any registration requirements, and other details. Thank you for continuing to follow Larimer County health and safety guidelines when participating in activities with the library.


Go to https://www.poudrelibraries.org/src/ for more information!


See you soon for Tails and Tales!

AlphaBEST-Summer Options

AlphaBest will be operating in four schools this summer:


-Beattie Elementary School (Bridge program)

-Laurel Elementary School (Teen program)

-Linton Elementary School

-Putnam Elementary School


Our summer registration is open for parents to sign their students up at

https://www.alphabest.org and our official start date is June 1st!



Our summer programs go from bridge programs for younger youth, PreK-5th, middle school aged students and teen summer programs as well.


Parents are able to pick their preferences when they click on the Enroll Now button on our main website.


Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for sharing out to our Werner families!! We appreciate your support!


Best,

Werner AlphaBest Staff

970-219-2051

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