Student Rights and Code of Conduct
Each year, parents/guardians and secondary students must acknowledge that they have reviewed the Student Rights and Code of Conduct, which is a compilation of rules, policies and regulations regarding student behavior.
Parents/guardians will be asked to acknowledge they have reviewed the Student Rights and Code of Conduct when they log into the ParentVUE parent portal. Parents/guardians will not be given access to ParentVUE until they electronically sign the acknowledgment. This box only needs to be checked once per year (once for elementary students and once for secondary students, if you have students in the different grade levels) to gain access to ParentVUE.
Parents of students in secondary schools (6-12): Your student will also be asked to acknowledge having received and reviewed the Students Rights and Code of Conduct when logging into StudentVUE for the first time this school year.
Families new to PSD or those who have never accessed their ParentVUE account have received a separate email with instructions for how to log into ParentVUE. If you have questions regarding ParentVUE or StudentVUE, see the ParentVUE FAQ or contact your school.
Meals this Year
Thanks to an extension of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school district reimbursement program, PSD will once again offer free meals to any enrolled PSD student during the 2021-22 school year. Ala carte items will be sold at the secondary level. Cash will be accepted but no change will be given, all change will go on the student’s meal account. Please email refund requests to email@example.com and include your student’s name and ID number.
Families are encouraged to apply for Free and Reduced meals for the coming school year. Those who qualify for benefits are eligible for school fee/charge waivers, possible P-EBT payments, and their school will also receive additional student funding. Many community programs and businesses (City of Fort Collins Parks and Rec, Comcast, Fort Collins Soccer Club) also waive or reduce fees with proof of free or reduced meal eligibility.
Families can also apply for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (FCC BB information) that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. A qualification is a household that is approved under the free and reduced school lunch or breakfast program.
Qualifying Students may Apply for Fees/Charges Waivers
Did you know? If your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals in Poudre School District, you may also be able to take advantage of another fantastic benefit: waivers for some school fees and charges. To be eligible for these benefits, you must be approved to receive free or reduced-price meals and complete an additional form each school year.
• Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application: Families can apply on-line at https://www.myschoolapps.com/Application or pick up a paper application at your child's school. Applications must be completed annually to stay registered for the program. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here - Letter to Parents. Your child's free or reduced-price meal eligibility status is confidential.
• Once approved for free and reduced-priced meals, complete PSD’s Permission to Share Information for Fee Waivers and Programs to Receive Goods and Services Form. This form is available on-line through the PSD ParentVUE portal. Completing this form gives PSD's Child Nutrition Department permission to share your child's eligibility status with other district officials. These officials must also maintain confidentiality of your child's eligibility status. You must fill out the Permission to Share form each year.
Waivers are available for some but not ALL school fees and charges, including summer school tuition, extra-curricular activities and supplies, curricular supply costs and more.
After you submit the form and your child is approved, SchoolPay will automatically update fees/charges that are eligible for a waiver, displaying a $0.00 balance due once you proceed to checkout in SchoolPay.
SchoolPay is Poudre School District's online payment partner. SchoolPay allows convenient online payment to all Poudre School District fees. To set up an account, view meal activity, view balances or make payments visit https://psdschools.schoolpay.com. Purchase activity and balances are updated each evening.
Drop Off and Pick Up
You may have noticed some new cross-walks and lights for students on both the north and south end of campus. We are currently working with the Town of Wellington to improve access to the crosswalk on the south end of our building. Please continue to remind students to use sidewalks and crosswalks as they are making their way to and from school.
With this there might be some changes to signage, parking updates, and traffic flow in the near future. Please pay attention to signage and curb markings when dropping off and picking up your students.
All WMS students that will be riding a bus will unload and load at Eyestone Elementary, and all parent/gaurdian drop-off and pick-up will occur on the south end of Wellington Middle School in our loop.
As our transportation department continues to try to increase the number of students on busses, we will still have quite a few students being dropped off by car or walking to school. We need all non-bus riding students to be dropped off and picked up on the south side of our building in our cirlce drive. This is for both safety and efficiency as we look to start and end the school day. Students must cross both Grant and Wilson Avenues at the newly installed crosswalk signals.
Also, if you have an older elementary student, and you are okay with them walking a bit, you are welcome to drop them off with your middle school student, and then they can walk to Eyestone on the sidewalk to the west of our building in the morning.
COVID-19 Screening Tool
The at home COVID-19 symptom screening tool for parents and staff can be found below. In alignment with all Poudre School District buildings, all students, staff, and visitors are required to wear a mask at Wellington Middle School regardless of vaccination status.
Parents and guardians can use these symptom checklists to determine when to keep their child at home. School staff can also use this tool to determine if they need to stay at home. Any student or staff diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case should not go to school and should isolate or quarantine according to public health recommendations regardless of current symptoms.
This symptom screen refers only to new symptoms or a change in usual symptoms. A student/staff should not be kept home for usual symptoms they experience due to a chronic condition unless they are worse than usual. These guidelines are in addition to your regularschool guidance (for example, a child with vomiting should also not attend school based onusual school guidance). Please refer to the Return to Learn guidance to determine when it is appropriate to return to school.
If your child is/you are experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms please call 911.
If any of the following symptoms are present, keep the child at home/stay at home, inform the school of symptoms, and reach out to a health care provider about COVID-19 testing and next steps for treatment.
- Feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature 100.4°F or higher.
- New or unexplained persistent cough.
- Shortness of breath.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Loss of taste or smell.
- Muscle aches.
- Sore throat.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Runny nose or congestion.
Teachers will take attendance through Synergy in each synchronous class period. It is important that students log on at the start of each class period so they do not miss anything and don't get marked absent. There is a new feature in ParentVue, so if you know your child will be absent you can go into ParentVue on the child's page and click on the Report Absence (blue tab with alarm bell). You are also welcome to call the attendance line at 970-488-6601.
Need help with ParentVUE or StudentVUE?
Accessing and Activating a ParentVUE Account;
ParentVUE Frequently Asked Questions;
or call Peggy Hunter at 488.6607 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a student is having issues with their laptops, the following links can be used to help troubleshoot before calling or emailing the PSD IT department.
PSD's IT Department is providing support to students and families with a new tech help website and IT support phone line and email. Community tech help website offers device troubleshooting and application technical support information, how-to guides, a calendar with important upcoming dates related to PSD technology and more. IT support for Wellington Middle School can be found by calling Andrea Bock at 970-488-6623 or by emailing her at email@example.com.
Social Media Sites
Please do not hesitate to contact the school for any questions or concerns as we launch into this school year. Our office will be staffed Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm to answer questions and provide you with the resources you may need. Important information as well as contact/email addresses for teachers and staff can be found here on the Wellington Middle School website.
- Principal: Kelby Benedict - firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-488-6603
- Assistant Principal: Steven Watkins - email@example.com, 970-488-6604
- Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Hilarie Bartling - firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-488-6671
- Dean of Students: Marc Buffington - email@example.com, 970-488-6648
- Main Line: 970-488-6600
- Attendance Line: 970-488-6601
- Fax Line: 970-488-6602
For more information regarding PSD's health and safety protocols, COVID-19 response, and meals for students please visit: https://www.psdschools.org/2021-22-School-Year.