10-29-21 Family Update

10/29/21 Family Update:


Información en español: 10-29 Family Update Spanish Final.docx



Important Dates:

November 2nd: Lego Robotics (2:23p-4:00p)

November 2nd: Picture Retake Day in the Learning Center (7:30am-9:00am)

November 3rd: Science Matters Club (2:23-3:23pm)

November 8th: NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS- Staff Collaboration and Workday

November 8th: PTO Meeting via Zoom (7:00p-8:00p)

November 9th: Lego Robotics (2:23p-4:00p)

November 10th: Science Matters Club (2:23-3:23pm)

November 13th: Lego Competition

November 17th: Science Matters Club (2:23-3:23pm)

November 24th-26th: NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Break



PSD Lockdown Drill Week set for Nov. 1-5:

During the week of Nov. 1-5, all Poudre School District schools will participate in lockdown drills. The following is what you can expect:

  • We know we will participate in a drill that week but won’t know the specific time at which it will occur.
  • We will make an announcement over our intercom when the drill is underway and emphasize that it is only a drill and that there is not an active threat to our school. 
  • During a lockdown drill, students and staff are directed to a safe location inside the building. Exterior and interior doors, windows, and access points are closed and locked. Due to COVID protocols, students will remain at their desks or normal socially distanced positions during the drill.
  • When it’s completed, school staff, members of PSD’s Safety and Security Department, and law enforcement officers will review how things went.
  • Community members can expect to see a heavier-than-usual law enforcement presence at the schools when lockdown drills occur.

For more information: www.psdschools.org.



PSD Turkey Round Up:

WHAT: Bring your FROZEN turkeys to school 

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, between 7:25-8:00 AM

WHERE: Our school’s Turkey Wrangler, Mrs. Barela, will have a truck parked in Timnath’s east parking lot between 7:25-8:00 AM to collect the turkeys

WHY: To help our PSD families and community members share a meal this year

See the attachment for further details.




PSD Bus Driver Hiring Event:

Please see the attached flyer for more information on becoming a PSD bus driver.





Breakfast is offered at Timnath each morning, but it is optional, so students don’t need to go to our cafeteria for breakfast if they’ve already eaten at home. We expect students to go straight to the cafeteria if they want breakfast instead of going to recess first because if they go to the cafeteria after recess, that wastes class time and causes a trash build-up in classrooms. Please remind your child(ren) that if they want breakfast at school, they must go straight to the cafeteria upon arrival instead of going to the playground or classroom first.



Message from Our Specials Teachers:

Hello Timnath Families! 

Want to see what our Timnath Cubs have been up to these past weeks? Check out the specials newsletter to see their progress and what they have been doing in P.E., Art, and Music! 

CLICK HERE to view the specials newsletter

From your Timnath Specials Team!



Illness Guidelines:

  • Parents need to monitor their child for symptoms daily and keep their student home if any of the following are present:
    • New loss of taste or smell, Fever of 100.4 or higher, New or Worsening Cough, Chills, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Muscle or body aches, Sore throat, Headache, Fatigue, Runny nose or Congestion, Nausea or Vomiting, Diarrhea.
  • Return to Learn Guidelines
  • Please know that if your student comes to school with any of the above symptoms, they will be sent home.



Student Immunization Information:

Keep your student safe and healthy for in-person learning this school year! Back-to-school vaccines will be available at the LCDHE in Ft Collins. COVID-19 vaccines will be available for anyone who is age 12 and older.

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
  • What: No cost for immunizations
  • When: 10/23, 11/06, from 9am-3pm
  • Where: Larimer County Health-Ft Collins, 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Ft Collins
  • How: Sign up here: https://larimerhealth.secure.force.com/schoolVaccine 

Students who have private health insurance should visit their healthcare provider or a local pharmacy for vaccines.



Frequently Asked Questions and Resources:

Answers to other common questions are available on the PSD website. Read more >>

Technical Support

Health & Safety

PSD COVID-19 Data and School Information


PSD Virtual



School Meals

District Policies




Access to Previous Family Communications:

Go to the news section of our school website to see archived family messages.



Office Contact Information:

Main Office: 970-488-6825

  • Jill Barela - Principal


  • Angel Herrick - Assistant Principal


  • Kelsie Churchill – Secretary/Registrar


  • Dee Vander Velde – Office Manager