Absence Management

**** 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.

**** UPDATE:  Tuesday, January 30th ****

Absence Management will be available on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 31st for absences February 1st forward.

Quick Reference Guides

The following quick reference guides contain important information to assist employees and substitutes in navigating within Absence Management. 

Office Managers: CampusUserQuickStartGuide(English).pdf
Employees: EmployeeQuickStartGuide(English).pdf
Substitutes: SubstituteQuickStartGuide(English).pdf

Links to the training videos for employees and substitutes:









Optional drop in training sessions at the district office (302 2nd St SE downtown Puyallup) with personalized support will be offered to staff and substitutes who need additional assistance on the following dates:

Friday February 9th from 4:00 - 6:00pm
Monday February 12th from 4:00 - 6:00pm


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 surrounding school 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

Until January 31st, the Puyallup School District will continue using the substitute management system called SmartFindExpress. With this system, substitutes can call in through the telephone and/or to log in through a Web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox) to see the availability of substitute jobs. Regular district employees can also log in for absence reporting and history.