CREATING THE CONDITIONS TO MAKE OUR WORLD BETTER

Parents/Guardians

Hello Parents!  Welcome to Preston Middle School! Please look over this page for current infromation, or feel free to look through the tabs on the top of this page, as well as the quicklinks to the right side to learn more about our great school!

If you are not able to find what you are looking for, please let us know by calling 970-488-7300.

Principal: Amy Schmer, 
Assistant Principal: Lindsey Matkin - Assistant Principal:  Bill Saint
Dean Of Students: Kyle Healy

2019-20 School Hours: 8:05am - 2:55pm 

Doors open to Students at 7:25am

2019-20 School Calendar Click HERE

2019-20 Purple/Teal Calendar HERE

2019-20 Daily Period & Lunch Schedule HERE

PSD (District)  Parent Page  HERE


Attendance: 970-490-3059 to call in absence for your student.
Please provide your students name,  ID and a brief reason for absence. 
For attendance questions  call 970-488-7351

Office Hours & Other Information  HERE

  Student Pick UP Procedures    HERE


See Home page for Current Events and Announcements


DIRECT DOLLAR DONATION

Preston Administration is partnering with the Preston Parent Organization to commence The Preston Direct Dollars Donation for the 2019-20 school year. The direct dollars donation allows for 100% of the monies donated to directly benefit Preston students. Our main goal is to help make your child’s educational experience at Preston the best it can be. The Preston Direct Dollars Donations are intended to raise monies to support our students and school. The fund provides families an opportunity to contribute to a variety of school-wide needs. By contributing to The Preston Direct Dollars Donation, you are ensuring that Preston will continue to achieve the high levels of academic success and stellar community involvement that has been recognized for over twenty-three years. Your generosity is what allows Preston to continue to Make The World a Better Place! If you are interested in donating, please click HERE here to view the Direct Dollars Donation Form. We also sent each Preston family a paper copy of the docation form. If you decide to donate, please complete the form and return it with your donation in an envelope to the Preston Main Office or make your donation through the PSD online payment portal,  SchoolPay. We happily accept donations throughout the school year.  A suggested donation amount is$50.  


Office Depot OfficeMax GIVEBACK to Schools Program

Here is another easy simple way to donate to Preston by simply shopping at Office Depot or Office Max.

Present this card at checkout. Thank you for the many ways you support Preston Middle School.


SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES & INFORMATION

Love and Logic Parenting Opportunities

Detailed Information HERE

 


Safe2Tell

Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.  Not sure if you should report your concern?

See Reasons to Report HERE.

Mental Health Services from PSD information HERE


Here Comes The Bus App

PSD has adopted the "Here Comes the Bus" app to help parents know where their child's bus is. Here Comes the Bus, which provides the real-time location of each bus, can be accessed through desktop or mobile devices. The information is secure, provided to parents through a private ID that grants access to only their child's bus information.

The app is available in the Apple iTunes Store or Google Play. To create an account, use the PSD school code 75840.

For more information: https://www.psdschools.org/programs-services/transportation/live-bus-updates


MAP OF PRESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL:

Click on Link HERE


Bus Pass Information:

Click HERE for your students Bus Information.

Click on BUS PLANNER WEBSITE, TRANSPORTATION ELIGIBILITY, then enter your students address to get the AM & PM bus schedule as well as the location of their stop. This link can also be used to fill out Buss Passes to ride with other students. 

Alternative Bus Route If your student will need to go to a different stop on a regular basis throughout the school year. Please fill out this form with transportation.


School Pay 

To sign up to Pay Fees Online with SCHOOL PAY  ( fees apply with credit or debit cards online ) - Click on this link for more guidance  SCHOOL PAY FAQ  - If you are paying stuedent fees with cash or check no service charges are applied.

  • FOR LUNCH ACCOUNTS: How to set up a LOW BALACE EMAIL ALERT -  video
  • SETTING UP AUTO PAY WITH LUNCH ACCOUNT - video
  • REVIEW YOUR TRANSACTION HISTORY - video
  • ADDING A STUDENT TO PC ACCOUNT - video
  • EDITING STORED PAYMENT INFO - video

Preston Middle School Fees and Other Select Charges ~ For list of class and activity fees. Payments can also be taken in the front office by Mrs. Reed.


Free and Reduced Meals Application:

Click HERE

  • Students who qualify for the federal free and reduced-price school meal program may also be exempt from other fees and charges. To waive certain fees, parents will have to complete an "Information Release Form" online (document is available under "Forms" in ParentVue). Allow time to recieve approval from the application before porceeding to this step.
  • Once you have selected FORMS, select Permission to Share, then select "Permission To Share Application."

Parent & Student Handbook to review Attendance guidelines, Cell phone use, dresscode as well as other expectations at Preston Middle School.


SchoolMessenger:

Voice Message Retrieval Line: Beginning August 2, 2018 all PSD and school phone calls will come from one main phone number: (970)490-3050. Please save this in your contacts.

When parents receive or miss a phone call from PSD and/or a school, the voice message will be saved.

  • Parents can access up to 10 saved voice messages by simply calling back the number above.
  • If you call from a phone other than the one that received the voice message, you may be prompted to enter the phone number on file with PSD to access the retrieval line.
  • When you call the message retrieval line, messages will play in reverse order (most recent voice message plays first).
  • Voice messages will play in the language they were sent (English, Spanish, Korean or Chinese).
  • There is no ability to delete or forward voice messages. This is simply a replay mechanism to hear voice messages parents may have missed.

Text Opt-In: PSD and schools can send text messages to parents with a valid SMS phone number on file in Synergy, PSD’s student information system. In order to receive text messages, parents must:

Have a valid SMS phone number on file in Synergy (Parents can add/change this number via the Synergy parent portal called ParentVUE or by calling their school.)
Opt-in to receive text messages through their mobile carrier (standard messaging rates apply).

To opt-in, please text YES to 67587.
Parents will receive an automatic text confirmation that they will now receive messages from Poudre School District (both the district and schools).

Please remember, parent and guardian phone numbers, emails, language for communications and addresses are pulled directly from PSD’s student information system. To update this information, please contact your school. 970-488-7309 Mrs. Chavez. 


HUMAN SEXUALITY UNIT PERMISSION SLIP for Mrs. Bonilla or Mrs.Simpson - Please print a copy to send with your student to class if you haven't already.


Start now with planning for college. COLLEGE IN COLORADO. HERE is a link to find out more.

College Admission tool ~ FAFSA when? Calculator ~ ASSET website ~ Scholarships ~ Plus a guided tour through the site


Volunteering at Preston: 

To Volunteer for any field trips and other activities, please register with PSD HERE. There is no need to register every year, but please log in each year and update your personal information, and schools where you are currently volunteering.

Each morning, the Main Office uses a volunteer from 7:15-8:15am to assist students and parents with late passes, bus passes, dropped off items, etc.  We are compiling a list of people to serve as substitutes if the weekly office volunteers cannot make it.  Substitutes will be contacted on an as needed basis.  We are looking for 3 substitutes each day in hopes 1 will be available on short notice.  Please feel free to sign up for multiple days to sub, and as indicated in the sign-up, please email your preferred contact information to prestonvolunteers@gmail.com so it can be confidentially provided to the office staff.    Please contact the Main Office with questions:  pumaoffice@psdschools.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


BOXTOPS and MORNING FRESH MILK CAPS

~Thank you for sending your Box Tops and Milk Caps in.  We will continue to collect throughout the year. 


PPO 

 School Spirit Store is open on M-W-F before school and at lunch time.