Back to School Information
Back to School Information
Posted on 08/09/2021

Puyallup School District will offer full-time in-person instruction for all students in the fall.  The alpha-checklist below provides information and links to direct webpages that will help prepare your child for the first day of school:

Athletics and Activities
Learn about the athletic clearance process, academic eligibility, athletic fees, and more.

Required for Grades 9-12:  If your child qualifies for free and reduced-priced meals, families are required to submit a Consent to Share survey to receive athletic and participation fee waivers. 

• Bell Schedules
Start and end times for all schools, in addition to early dismissal schedules, are available.

• Bus Schedules
Route information for the new school year is still being finalized.  Bus schedules including bus stop locations will be available Aug. 23.  

• Calendars
The full student calendar, key dates, and the ARTS in Puyallup calendars are now available.

Childcare
Provided by Right At School, before and after school childcare for students in preschool through grade six is available at each elementary school.

Classroom Assignments
Electronic postcards with teacher assignments will be emailed to elementary families on August 25.  Students registered after August 23rd will be notified at the time of registration or a few days after. Junior high and high school schedules will be available in Schoology or HAC on August 25.

• Facemasks
We are continuing with our safe practices of
required masking for students.  We will continue to monitor Department of Health (DOH) updates as the state re-evaluates requirements.  

Fair Day
All students will follow the 3.25 early dismissal schedule for Sept. 15. Join us at the WA State Fairgrounds for Puyallup Schools Education Day.  Meet 'Millie' and learn about district programs and offerings.  The Washington State Fair and the agencies that respond to the health and safety needs of Pierce County are asking Fair guests to take additional steps to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19 at the Fair. 

Family Connection Meetings
Before school begins, connection activities will be available for students and families.  Although optional, families and students are encouraged to participate in grade-specific events.

• Free and Reduced-Priced Meal Application
All currently eligible families will need to reapply for meal benefits in Sept.  Although meals will be free for all students in the fall, additional benefits and reduced fees are available for families who qualify through this application.  Qualified students may also obtain reduced fees for ASB cards, student device coverage protection, athletic fees and more. Those who believe they may qualify, should also apply for benefits when school starts to receive available fee reductions.  

Required for Grades 9-12: If your child qualifies for free and reduced-price meals, families are required to submit a Consent to Share survey to receive athletic and participation fee waivers. 

Meals
All students will receive free meals for the 2021-22 school year due to a USDA-issued waiver. Monthly menus and nutrition information will be available at the beginning of the school year.

Online Payments
Through EZSchoolPay, save time and avoid long lines by paying for student ASB cards, yearbooks, athletic fees, and more. General Fee and Price Schedule information can be found here.

• Physical Distancing
Physical distancing requirements will not prevent full-time in-person learning in schools.  Physical distancing will remain at 3-feet in classrooms and 6-feet in common spaces where possible.

• Records and Transcripts
Student records may be requested by contacting the last school attended.  To request transcripts, visit the  Parchment website. Special Education records can be obtained by emailing Special Services.

• Registration
Registration is underway for all new students entering grades K-12. If your child will be five years old on or before August 31, they are eligible to start Kindergarten in the fall.  Parents are encouraged to enroll their child online as soon as possible.   Elementary and junior high school offices reopen on August 20.  Check individual schools for office hours. 

School Supply Lists
School supply lists are accessible on individual school websites.  Choose your child's school on the district website to view school supply lists on individual homepages.  

• Student Handbook
The Student Handbook explains the rights and responsibilities of students regarding student conduct and student discipline actions, as well as general information about school operations.

Student Insurance
Voluntary accident medical and dental insurance plans are an affordable way for parents to provide protection for children. They can be used on a standalone basis or as “gap coverage” to assist with high deductibles and/or high co-pays of additional health plans.

• Volunteering
We’re excited to welcome our volunteers back in schools!  All volunteers need to be approved before coming onsite.  Make sure your application is up to date in our online application system.  Contact your child's school for opportunities. 

• Waivers
Do you have an in-district or out of district waiver request?  More information and forms can be found here.