2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A Message From Administration
Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences Students, Families, Staff, and Community Partners,
The Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences worked collaboratively with our charter authorizing partners, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Department of Health and Environment along with our local Health Department, the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment to develop a safe return to school plan for the 2021/2022 school year.
PSAS will provide full in-person learning at all our campuses, five days a week for the 2021/2022 school year. PSAS has also made a fully remote learning option available for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The fully remote option also includes options for hybrid learning. In order to participate in the fully remote or hybrid learning option, students must register with the e-Learning Academy.
The first day of classes for students in grades 1st through 9th is August 16, 2021. Kindergarten students will begin on August 18, 2021. Following the PCHDE order, all students and staff will be required to wear a mask unless exempt under the order.
We know that students learn best in the classroom with their teachers and peers. We are looking forward to all students returning to the classroom this year. PSAS will continue to provide the utmost care for student safety and will continue our rigorous cleaning and Covid-19 mitigation efforts.
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How does homeschooling work?Colorado requires 172 days of instruction a year with an average of 4 contact hours daily. Colorado law states homeschool programs must include, but are not limited to, communication skills of reading, writing and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, science, and regular courses of instruction in the constitution of the United States. The selection of curriculum is up to the parent(s) overseeing the homeschooling program. Find out more about the Colorado Homeschool Law at www.cdc.state.co.us/choice/homeschool
What is the PSAS Homeschool program and how does it work?Through this one day a week enrichment program, teachers design and implement curriculum supporting your homeschool efforts. We do not require any direct instructional participation, but we would love for you to visit us. Students rotate through Art, Music, Science, STEM, Theater. Extracurricular activities include our partnership with Falcon Aerolab to give our students the opportunity to participate in hands-on experiences and explore with pilots, astronauts, engineers, scientists, and more as well as learning how to build a drone, launch rockets and fly in a helicopter.
When and how may I register my student?Registration for the upcoming school year is ongoing. To register right here on this website: For grades K-8, click on the New Family Waitlist icon and fill out that information. If you are interested in getting your High Schooler into our program, click on the High School Interest List and fill out that information. We will contact you and give you information about our enrollment procedures. We will send an enrollment link for your child for you to complete. Please contact Ms.Zia-Ahmadi for more details at (719) 430-5858 x 301
What documents are required to complete enrollment?You will need the following: • Copy of Intent to Homeschool. Pursuant to Colorado law, parents wishing to begin homeschooling must provide written notification of the establishment of the home school program 14 days before beginning the program to a Colorado school district. Written notification must be resubmitted to a Colorado school district each year. • Copy of Birth Certificate • Copy of immunization records or the updated signed Colorado Immunization waiver form • Home Language Survey
Can my student be enrolled in both COVA, K12 Online, or another publicly funded online program and PSAS Homeschool Program?"No. PSAS Homeschool is a tuition-free program as we receive a portion of Per Pupil Operation Revenue, which is distributed at the state level, for each enrolled student. COVA, K12 Online and similar programs also receive funding and thus, students may only be enrolled in one publicly-funded program.
Can my child attend if we don’t live in the district of choice?Yes! We have no geographic boundaries for the PSAS Homeschool Enrichment Program. It does not matter which school district you live in. Come join us.
What are standard school hours?Drop off: 8:00 a.m to 8:15 a.m. Class time: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Pick up: 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
What should my child bring for the day?• Backpack with a folder • 2 pencils, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, glue stick, a highlighter, markers (optional) (We will have no communal supplies this year due to covid) • Lunch, two snacks and a water bottle. Please do not pack sugary drinks such as soda • We will have a supply list on our website or you can pick up a copy at the front desk
Are school uniforms or school t-shirts required?We do not have specific uniforms or t-shirts. We do however follow a particular dress code as outlined in the Parent Handbook https://cfb84051-0c11-4269-aaae-fe27bc1b615e.filesusr.com/ugd/d709da_4cdc67a034284941915bde027c411842.pdf School t-shirts are available at the front desk for $10.00, if you’re interested.
When is the first day of school?Classes begin August 17th. Please visit our network calendar. Your student’s first day will be in the first week of school on the day you indicated for attendance purposes.