Substitute Services Office

**** UPDATE:  Wednesday, January 31st ****

Today e-mails will be sent to all employees and substitutes district e-mail who use the substitute system:  employees to report absences and substitutes to receive substitute assignments.  CHECK YOUR DISTRICT E-MAIL!

Here is a link to the new Absent Management System:  Absence Management

The former substitute system, SmartFind Express, has been deactivated.  If an employee has an immediate need today for leave, call your Regional Substitute Coordinator.

NEW UPDATE 1/30/2018

Click on the 'Absence Management' choice on the left for updated information!

NEW UPDATE 01/19/2018

Puyallup School District

Puyallup School District

On February 1st Puyallup School District will be transitioning to a new substitute deployment/absence management system.

The District’s current system, Smartfind Express is no longer supported by the vendor and we are excited to transition to this new system which better aligns with our District needs and the system used by our surroundingschool districts.

 - A link to the new system will be posted on the HR Website on February 1st

 - If you are an employee, your current reported absences through the end of this year will be transferred automatically to the new system by the Substitute Services Staff. You will not need to re-enter your absence requests.

 - If you are a substitute, jobs you’ve already accepted through the end of this year will be transferred to the new system by the Substitute Services Staff.

 - Login information and updates will be sent to your PSD email account the week of January 29th

 - This new system will look familiar and you’ll notice many similarities to the system we are currently using.

 - Training videos and user guide links will be available on the HR website the week of January 29. Drop in training sessions with personalized support will be offered to you in February.

 - As always, your Regional Substitute Coordinator will support you through this transition.

Watch your Puyallup School District email account coming to you over the next 2 weeks with updates and login information.

If you need access to your district email account, please contact Help Desk at (253) 841-8600.

 Thank you


All Employees have access to join the PSD Substitute Self-Help Center on Schoology.  You will want to utilize this tool regularly - as a 'dashboard' of information - for updates, reminders, training, photos, discussions, resources, etc.  Use this link for step by step instructions to join: Logging_into_the_PSD_Substitute_Self-Help_Center_on_Schoology.pdf

All substitutes also have a district e-mail.  You are expected to check your e-mail on a regular basis as this is how we stay in contact with all of our substitute staff.​  From the District Website hover over Staff and choose 'Outlook Web Access' and log in.

The 2017-18 Substitute Employee Handbook has been posted on the Quick Reference User Guides and Forms Page.  It is your responsibility to review the updated handbook every year!

FAQ's have been created for substitutes and for employees - check it out on the Quick Reference User Guides and Forms Page.

There is no substitute for a great substitute.  Thank you to all substitutes out there, we're grateful for your service.


  • Substitute Coordinator, Region 1,  Johna Noble, (253) 840-8824
  • Substitute Coordinator, Region 2,  Tyler Ann Maringer, (253) 841-8607
  • Substitute Coordinator, Region 3,  Holly Jette, (253) 841-8788

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Puyallup School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability or the use of trained dog guide or service animal.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to Amie Brandmire, Chief Human Resources Officer, Employee Relations and School Support, at 302 Second Street SE, Puyallup, WA 98372, or call (253) 841-8666.