Our Student Learning Department is developing content and information using Schoology. Over the next five years, we are transitioning from traditional textbooks to digital learning. Many courses, such as Civics, Current World Problems, 7th and 8th grade Science are already accessed using Schoology.
Rich digital content is a powerful way of providing today’s students with high quality, relevant and up-to-date instructional materials.
Why are we changing from textbooks to reading and learning on a computer?
The class of 2023 is the 7th grade class in the fall of 2017.
The class of 2026 will be in 6th grade in the fall of 2019.
The class of 2030, our first to have a computer from 4th grade through 12th grade, will be in kindergarten in 2017-18.
Schoology is the Puyallup School District’s Learning Management System. Teachers, students and parents all have access to Schoology. Teachers will post lessons, calendar items and content in Schoology. Students will access content, assessments and even complete quizzes and tests in Schoology.
This system has many features that will allow your student to take charge of their own learning. A few key features, once we are fully implemented, will include:
Student safety is our first concern. All Puyallup School District computers automatically connect to our internet filters both on and off campus, no matter where they are in the world.
Internet filters are very helpful in blocking dangerous websites, preventing malware downloads and blocking sites that have been identified as inappropriate for student use by the Puyallup School District.
Each student has an email address provided by the district. To enhance student safety, students in grades K-6 may only email other students or teachers within the Puyallup School District on this account. Students in junior high school and high school will only be able to use the provided email address within the district unless parents have given permission for their child to have access outside of the district.
Like textbooks, team uniforms and other school property, students are responsible for the appropriate care of the laptop. While a laptop is no different than a textbook, it does represent an increased cost to the district and liability to students and parents. The Puyallup Protection Plan is an optional way for students and parents to avoid a fine if an accident happens. This plan is completely voluntary.
The plan works this way:
Schools will provide secure storage for participants’ backpacks or computers during events. Each junior high school will have either a locking cabinet or a dedicated office/classroom for visiting athletes to secure their backpacks during events.
At the high school level, busses assigned to transport students to away events will have a locking cargo box where athletes may store their possessions.
(If you cannot automatically connect.)
Puyallup School District students receive up to 5 licenses of Microsoft Office Suite, which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc., FREE to download to their personal computer, tablet or mobile device!
Step 1: Go to portal.office.com.
Step 2: Log in with your district e-mail and password.
*Your district e-mail account is: ﬁrstname.lastname@students. puyallupsd.org
*Your default district password is (unless you already changed it): First Initial+Last Initial+Birth Month+Birth Day
Step 3: Click Install Oﬃce 2016 to complete installation to your home device.