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Connections: Back to School Issue
We are excited to offer in-person and online learning options for students, with the care and preparedness families expect as we emerge from the pandemic. Our focus will be on health and safety, social emotional wellness, and academic acceleration based on student need.

We remain steadfast on providing quality programs as we launch an effort to reimagine excellence in our schools. We have learned a lot about new ways to provide learning opportunities grounded in communication and personalization. We have also experienced change in overall operations like food service and transportation. Through it all, we know that challenges can be overcome through strong relationships, collaboration, and support for one another.

The majority of our families prefer in-person learning, but we also know that some families still seek virtual learning options. A variety of learning tracks offered through Puyallup Digital Learning (PDL) provides choice for students and families.

As we move through the 2021-22 school year, district leadership is committed to thoughtful, transparent, and authentic engagement. We will make decisions that keep stakeholders informed, ensure student safety, and support student success.

Our mission, in partnership with our diverse communities, is to educate and inspire students to reach their full potential.

This mission is centered on creating learning opportunities for students that are rigorous, engaging, relevant and connected to our community. These opportunities will, in turn, set the stage and prepare students for college, career and life.

In service and support,

Dr. John Polm, Superintendent