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Remote learning support sites have been set up across Larimer County to help Poudre School District students who most need academic and other support.

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Statewide K-12 enrollment has dropped in Colorado for 2020-21, raising concerns about students’ academic success, social and mental well-being, and districts’ funding as the annual October “count day” approaches. 

Poudre School District enrollment for the 2020-21 school year dropped by about 3%, or 863 students, preliminary data shows, district Planning Manager Brendan Willits told the Board of Education last week. 

The preliminary enrollment numbers were updated as of Sept. 18, and enrollment tends to drop by 100 to 250 students from preliminary numbers to October “count day” — which is this Thursday — Willits said. 

October “count day” for Colorado public schools is the day every district takes an official headcount of students actively enrolled in schools and submits that number to the state.