Información en español: 10-8-21 Family Update Final - Sp.docx
October 4th-29th: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences (see communication below for sign-up)
October 14th: NO SCHOOL- Staff Exchange Day (students and staff off – exchange day for evening conferences)
October 15th: NO SCHOOL- Staff Exchange Day (students and staff off – exchange day for evening conferences)
October 20th: Science Matters Club (2:23-3:23pm)
October 22nd: Fun Run and 5th-Grade Color Run (times and other details to come)
October 27th: Science Matters Club (2:23-3:23pm)
October 29th: Halloween Parties and Parade (More info to come)
November 2nd: Picture Retake Day
Interested in having a flexible schedule and an ability to make a difference for our students? We would love for you to check out the following flyers about becoming a PSD substitute. You can opt to just sub at Timnath or at multiple locations. If you have questions about the process of becoming a substitute for PSD, please contact the substitute coordinator at: . If you do end up getting your sub license and going through PSD’s sub orientation, please let Jill Barela know by emailing her at so that Timnath staff can start utilizing your support.
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PSD’s milk is sourced from local dairies but unfortunately, they are struggling to keep up with the demand and due to supply chain shortages, it is impacting the food service industry. School districts are consistently not receiving the milk, food and supplies ordered. This week vendors estimated PSD schools will be shorted 55,000 servings of milk alone. Our purchasing team continues to work with vendors for other milk suppliers and alternatives such as bottled water. The district will continue to pursue alternatives, but shortages and limited distribution make it likely that schools will have days this school year with no beverages provided in the cafeteria for breakfast or lunch (water fountains may be used for students who don’t bring a water bottle). Often this year, vendors are not communicating shortages to our team prior to their morning deliveries. This includes critical shortages of bread, produce, disposable serving containers, chicken, beef and cheese to name a few. This is putting everyone is a tough position for communication and substitutions. The district continues to encourage schools to ask students to bring a water bottle to school to stay hydrated throughout the day.
PSD kitchens are working short-staffed daily. Our team is working with Human Resources and Finance to help attract and keep staff with market wages. In the meantime, we continue to pursue new hires and send department office staff out to kitchens to help serve meals. Some schools will not have enough kitchen staff daily to provide the normal efficiency of meal service lines, but there will be food for any student that wants a breakfast or lunch meal.
PSD Child Nutrition will continue to work to ensure every student that wants a meal receives one. Unfortunately, daily meal substitutions are required as our team work to serve 18,000+ meals daily. Customers are encouraged to bring meals from home if they are concerned about alternative menu items served in cafeterias. PSD’s vendors and the United States Department of Agriculture anticipate food, beverage, and supply chain issues to continue throughout the remainder of the school year. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate through these difficult times.
Student Immunization Information:
Families must have an appointment for their student.
- Who: Youth who have Medicaid, insurance that doesn't cover vaccinations, and those who do not have health insurance are eligible
- How: Sign up here:
Frequently Asked Questions and Resources:
Answers to other common questions are available on the PSD website. Read more >>
- Dee Vander Velde – Office Manager