This year is an exciting one on multiple avenues. While we are coming back together, and re-establishing norms and routines rooted in our deep history, we also look ahead to new and exciting opportunities with our new building just on the horizon. In this Eagle Flyer you can find moreinformation for the month of August regarding our daily schedule, athletics, meals this year, student drop off and pick up, resources that will help you navigate the new year, and contact information for our front office staff. We look forward to engaging with your children, igniting curiosity, nuturing resiliency, and continuing to be lifelong learners.
As we engage in the present, while also looking to the future, we will continue to reflect, collaborate, and strive to support your students to grow academically and socially. Like beginning anything new, the year before us will surely be filled with periods of excitement, anxiety, wonder, joy, and growth. Because of WMS’s caring and motivated community and staff, the 2021-22 school year will be another one full of learning and fun! Please join us in welcoming our newest teammates to WMS: Penny Davis – 7th Grade English/Language Arts and Andy Jenson – 7th Grade Integrated Services.
This year, lockers will not be checked out to students for daily use. Students will carry their backpacks to class, and the WMS staff will work with students to ensure that backpacks have the essentials for the day and are not too heavy. Lockers will still be used to store large items such as instruments and athletic gear throughout the year.
Poudre School District is still in the process of getting all students that requested a bus a route for this Fall. In an effort to prioritize students who receive bussing beginning on the first day of school, transportation has circulated a survey to all those families who received bussing last year and those who have applied for bussing this year to inquire about whether they may have alternate means of transporting their students to school in the event that PSD’s bus driver shortage prevents us from providing bus transportation. Please look for this survey if you receieved bussing last year and/or requested it this year. Routes for students that have been approved for bussing should be coming to you soon. If you did not request transportation earlier this summer, there will be another opportunity to do so before the school year begins.
As always, please don't hesitate to reach out, ask questions, or provide feedback as we look to welcome students back to campus this Fall.
Kelby Benedict, Principal
6th Grade Maroon/White Schedule
7th Grade Maroon/White Schedule
8th Grade Maroon/White Schedule
2021-2022 Daily Calendar - WMS
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.