Cache La Poudre Middle School
|Cache La Poudre Middle School is an amazing little school located on the edge of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Our small size of 320 students and staff has allowed us to become a community of learners where every student is known and valued as an individual. Our dedicated staff has committed themselves to an innovative teaching style and spirit which embraces the future but still respects our past traditions.
Cache La Poudre Middle School is a school where respect, rigor, relevance, responsibility and relationships drive learning.
Cache La Poudre Middle School is an International Baccalaureate World School.
Cache La Poudre Middle School is a safe, high performing school where students learn, work and grow with an experienced and dedicated staff.
Student Planner & Handbook Free!
Because we believe that organization is a primary key to success, beginning this year, a Student Handbook will be provided for every student. The CLPMS Student Handbook contains the school calendar, bell schedule, behavior expectations, an organizational planner, and is used as the student’s hall pass. Donations to the school for the first planner are appreciated if possible, and if a student loses his/her handbook, it will cost $5 to buy a replacement.
August Early Release Schedule
Reminder-The first two weeks of school are a 2 hour early release for all PSD K-8 schools. CLPMS will release at 12:15 after lunch. During these two weeks, there will not be activities or Pirate Tutorial after school. Please see the posted athletic schedules for their practice times. While students are dismissed at 12:15, staff will remain on duty for normal business hours, and will be engaged in professional collaboration.
More Information on Early Release Pilot Program
Community Resources for Heat Day Release
Early Release (HEAT) FAQ
CLP Middle School is a fully-authorized International Baccalaureate World School
Cache La Poudre Middle School is a school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Our school is authorized as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Cache La Poudre Middle School believes is important for our students.
Learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
News and Updates | What is IB? | IB Mission Statement
Learner Profile | Fundamental Concepts | Areas of Interaction | Subject Areas | Parent Guide to MYP | MYP Brochure
What is the Middle Years IB Program (MYP)?
Cache La Poudre Middle School began its consideration of the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Program (MYP) in May of 2010. The faculty began training in June of 2010 and implementing MYP strategies throughout the 2010–2011 school year.
Student Attire (Dress Code)
We expect students to wear clothing that promotes a positive, safe, productive, and learning-focused school environment. With this in mind, please adhere to the following requirements when choosing how to dress each day
It is extremely vital that your student be at school. Colorado school law requires that students attend and that it is the parents’ responsibility to have their student attend school until the age of 17. Colorado law states that secondary students must attend school for 1056 hours out of 1080 hours. This equals four days of absences. You will be notified if your student has more than four days of absences. Students must have all absences excused through the attendance office. You may call our 24-hour attendance line at 490-3087 or our attendance clerk at 488-7405. If the parent does not notify the school of their students’ absence, then the school will contact the parent to verify the students’ absence.
Here are the new guidelines we are asking students and parents to follow when they request a pre-arranged absence. When requesting a pre-arranged absence for your student, please be aware that your student is missing invaluable in-class learning and activities.
Absences due to vacations are considered “Unexcused” by District Policy.
Please notify the Attendance Office and all your child’s teachers.
While it is important to obtain work prior to the absence, teachers adjust their lessons daily to meet the needs of their students. Therefore, it is essential to continue checking Blackboard and Synergy while absent and to have your student talk to all teachers upon his/her return.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org