Full-Time In-Person Instruction for Fall
Full-Time In-Person Instruction for Fall
Posted on 04/29/2021

Puyallup School District is planning to offer full time in-person instruction five days per week for all students in the 2021-22 school year. Health and safety measures like mask wearing and physical distancing will likely remain requirements, but we are committed to finding creative solutions to return all students, in all grades, full-time.  That said, we realize some families may have an educational preference and want an alternative learning model for their child.

 Families with students currently enrolled in Continuous Distance Learning (CDL) who seek a distance learning option for fall will be offered an Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) through Puyallup Digital Learning (PDL).  This accredited online program will offer four alternative learning options for grades K-5 and five alternative learning options for grades 6-12.  Families can choose which option best suits their child’s needs, based on learning requirements and parent involvement.  Current CDL families will be asked to participate in a Program Interest Survey April 30 – May 7 to help us in our fall enrollment planning and to provide feedback. 

     • Do families need to register for school or enroll in a learning model for fall?
No.  Just like in a typical school year, registration is not necessary unless you are new to the district or entering Kindergarten.  We are planning for a return of all students, regardless of current learning model. 

     • What should families do if they are interested in a remote, alternative learning option?
Families seeking an alternative learning experience for fall should submit the Program Interest Survey April 30 – May 7 and visit the Puyallup Digital Learning website for more information.  Fall enrollment for remote learning under Puyallup Digital Learning will open late Spring. 

     • Will the COVID-19 vaccine be required for fall?
State laws dictate vaccination requirements.  Currently the COVID-19 vaccine is not a requirement for school entry.  Immunization requirements for public schools can be accessed on the Department of Health website.   

Information will continue to be shared with families as back-to-school, in-person plans evolve.