Bacon Elementary School

5844 South Timberline Road Fort Collins CO 80528
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Phone: 970-488-5300 Fax: 970-488-5306 Attendance: 970-488-5310

From the office

Office Notes

Schedule

 8:40 - Breakfast

 8:45 – Supervision begins on playground (Please do not drop your student off before this time)

 9:00 – First bell

 9:05 – Tardy bell, student must check-in through the office

 3:43 – Dismissal bell

 3:53 – Clear playground bell

Attendance Line – 488-5310, available 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week, please call to report your student absent or late.

Bus Schedule Parents can access the PSD bus schedule listing bus stops and times for each school by going to the PSD Website www.psdschools.org. The Fort Collins Coloradoan will publish a one-time list mid-August.

Lunch

 Price: daily $2.75; weekly $13.75

 Free/reduced: www.myschoolapps.com

 Online payment: www.schoolpay.com

 Lunch Times: K - 11:30; 1st - 11:10; 2nd - 11:55; 3rd - 12:15; 4th – 1:00; 5th - 12:40

Breakfast

 Price: daily $1.45; weekly $7.25

 Breakfast is served from 8:40am – 9:00am daily

 Lunch may be purchased on a daily, weekly, monthly basis or longer.

 Online pay www.schoolpay.com. Or, if writing a check or paying cash, please put payment in an envelope with your child’s name/grade/teacher/student ID#.

To apply for the Free/Reduced program, go to www.myschoolapps.com. One application per family is required. Paper applications are available in the Bacon office.

Automobile Traffic

The parking lot directly west of the school is reserved for staff parking. The lot southwest of the school is for parents/visitors. This lot is the drop off point for students in the morning and pick-up after school. PLEASE, if you are dropping your student off in the morning or picking up after school; pull forward as far as you can in the drop off lane and have your student exit curbside. That area becomes very congested. Following this simple request will make it much easier to drop off your student and pull out of the lot. If you need to get out of your car, you must park in a parking space. Unattended vehicles in the drop off lane are not allowed.

Medication at School

All medication given at school, whether doctorprescribed or over-the-counter, must be accompanied by the PSD medication form. Forms are available @ www.psdschools.org or in the school health office and must be signed by both the parent and the physician. Medication must be brought to the school health office in the original prescription bottle or the over-the-counter container. Medications will be kept in a locked cupboard and not carried by the student, except for asthma inhalers. With appropriate physician authorization, students who need to use an asthma inhaler, may be allowed to carry it. Authorization for medication administration must be completed yearly.

Child’s Health

If your child becomes sick while at school, we determine whether it is necessary for that child to go home. Fever, vomiting and serious injuries prompt us to call the parent/guardian to pick-up the child. PLEASE if your child wakes up with a fever, do not send them to school. Students are required to be fever/medication free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Volunteering

You must be registered to volunteer in any PSD school. PSD’s online volunteer registration is available on the PSD website at www.psdschools.org. The system is easy to use for parents who want to volunteer at their child’s school and for community members who want to be involved in education. Help shape the future – volunteer! For Information (970)490-3208. 

Additional Items

 Dress – Due to the number of splinters from the wood chips on the playground, children should wear heavy sandals or tennis shoes and not flip flops to school. Spaghetti straps, bare belly shirts, bare shoulder shirts and short shorts are NOT allowed.

 After School Care – If your child will be attending Base Camp (266- 1734) or has special transportation arrangements, please send a note to the home room teacher. After a busy day, sometimes the students forget where they need to go after school.

 Play Dates – Students will not be allowed to make play date arrangements from school. These dates must be made from home.

 Appointments – Our expectation is that your child be in school from 9:05-3:43. If you are unable to make appointments outside the scheduled school day, the student needs to have a parent/ guardian sign the student out when leaving and back in upon return. This is for the safety of your child.

In Case of an Emergency

 During an emergency situation, PSD will communicate information and instructions directly with parents through the following:

 PSD Web site www.psdschools.org

 Phone call via SchoolMessenger

 Local radio and TV stations

 PSD Channel 10 (Comcast and US Cable)

 Parents may call the PSD Customer Service Center at 970-490-3333. Operators will have the most accurate and up-to-date information.

 Do not call the Bacon front office. We will be assisting students.

 It is vital for parents to provide accurate and current emergency contact information.

 If an emergency does occur, please

DO NOT:

 Call your child’s school. School personnel will be occupied with taking care of students and will not be able to answer the phone. DO call the PSD Customer Service Center at 970-490-3333. Operators will have the most accurate and up-to-date information. 

 Go to your child’s school. Parents arriving at the school will cause unnecessary congestion and hinder school personnel from taking care of students. Parents will receive information and instructions on how to pick their children up via the methods listed above.

PSD Weather-Related Delayed Start Plan for Schools

 Should the need arise due to inclement weather and/or questionable road conditions, Poudre School District may implement a delayed start of all schools by 2 hours. The following is important information for parents regarding notification of delayed start. Also, a refresher on school closure and early release plans.

 Should the need arise, the delayed school start time will be 2 hours

 Delayed start decision: A decision about delayed start will be made by district personnel by 5:30am

 Parent notification: You will receive an informational phone call and email from the District. You may visit the PSD website at www.psdschools.org or tune in to local radio or television stations to find out about delayed start the morning of the day in question. Please do not call schools, district offices or broadcast media. No announcements by media and on the website means all schools are open as usual.

 Bus pick up times: Buses will pick up students at bus stops 2 hours later than regularly schedule pick-up times. Buses will make every effort to be punctual, although traffic and road conditions may increase travel time. Please ensure your child is dressed warmly in anticipation of a potentially longer wait time. Parents are encouraged to walk their children to bus stops and avoid walking along the roadways. Sidewalks are safer even if these areas are not cleared of snow.

 Drop off and arrival times: Parents dropping off students, and students who walk should arrive 2 hours after their regular arrival times. Please do not arrive earlier.

 Before and after school childcare: B.A.S.E. (Before and After School Enrichment) Camp will open as normally scheduled for students attending these programs.

 School dismissal times: School dismissal times will remain on regular schedules, including bus drop-off times in neighborhoods and parent pick-up times at schools.