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State of the District - April 9, 2021 Text Graphic

Dear Peninsula School District Community,

Here are some updates for this week:

Planning for Fall 2021-2022
During last night’s school board study session, the PSD Board of Directors and district administrators shared PSD’s plan for the 2021-2022 school year, which includes:

  • In-person school, full time, five days per week; 
  • New programs to help meet the needs of our high school students; and 
  • Virtual options for K-12 students through the Global Virtual Academy, an online learning program.

We will continue to follow local and state health and safety guidance as we plan for fall. More information regarding learning options and enrollment will be coming soon, so stay tuned! 

New Way of Taking Attendance for Secondary Students on Asynchronous Days
Attendance for middle and high school students will be tracked on asynchronous learning days in a new way following spring break. Students should log into the portal and take the SEL survey in the upper right-hand corner, which shows an emoji with the question, “How are you feeling today?”. Those students who take the survey will be counted as present, while those who do not participate will be marked as absent. Please help your secondary student get in the habit of completing the survey. See how easy it is in this video.

Along with taking the survey for attendance purposes, students are still encouraged and expected to log into Schoology to see what their teachers have assigned to them for their asynchronous day.

Kindergarten Registration Now Open
Welcome, Kindergarteners! Online Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open. Registering early allows you to find out about all of the transition activities we have planned in the spring and summer! To register, you will need to upload the following documents or turn them in to your child’s school:

  • Proof of residency, like a utility bill;
  • Student birth certificate; and 
  • Student immunization records.

Go to to begin the online process. Families may contact any of our schools to schedule a time to stop in to use a Chromebook if you do not have a device, have connectivity issues, or need support completing the form. 

Welcome to Our New Transportation Director
Watch a video of Pam Roland, PSD’s new Transportation Director, discussing aspects of the Transportation Department and school bus safety protocols. 

School Bus Passes Only Given for Childcare Purposes
For the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, bus passes for students going to any bus stop other than their regular stop can only be issued for the purpose of childcare needs. This course of action is needed to keep our school buses as healthy as possible during the pandemic and to retain the integrity of our seating charts for the purpose of possible contact tracing. We greatly appreciate your understanding and support.

New Principal Named at Harbor Heights 
Superintendent Art Jarvis announced this morning that Allison (Ali) Shepard has been selected as the new principal at Harbor Heights Elementary School and will begin her role on July 1, 2021. Read more here.

Spring Break
There will be no school next week, April 12-16, for spring break. We wish you all a happy and safe break!

Thank you,

PSD Leadership


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