Why are we changing from textbooks to reading and learning on a computer?
It is a better use of our community’s tax dollars to build digital courses we own, rather than purchase expensive materials from a limited number of publishers.
The selection of traditional materials which fit our community is limited. Digital materials are cost effective, and easily updated to meet the needs of our students in Puyallup.
Student Computer Timeline
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.
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.
Need to Know
The safety of our children is our first priority.
Educational Technology and Engagement Center (EdTec)
Mark Vetter, Executive Director of Instructional Technology