Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The Peninsula School District is committed to keeping our learning community informed as we follow the latest information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The health and well-being of our students, staff, and community are a top concern. Because we recognize our important role in caring for our children and supporting family routines, it is important for us to continue that work.
As the coronavirus outbreak is increasing in Washington State, this page will be updated as new information becomes available. Please click on a link below to read recent State of the District updates regarding COVID-19.
- State of the District #9 - Schools Closed to In-Person Instruction for Remainder of School Year (4/6/20)
- State of the District #8 - Meal Routes Expand, Continuous Learning and Chromebook Repair Information (4/3/20)
- State of the District #7 - Continuous Learning Update and Meals Expand to Bus Routes (3/28/20)
- State of the District #6 - Essential Services Continue During Stay-at-Home Order, Plus OSPI Update on Learning and Seniors (3/25/20)
- State of the District #5 - Remind App and More Online Resources (3/20/20)
- State of the District #4 - All District Zoom Staff Meeting and Home Learning Resources (3/19/20)
- State of the District #3 - First Responder and Healthcare Worker Childcare Starts 3/23 (3/18/20)
- State of the District #2 - Free Lunch Pick-up Now Available (3/17/20)
- State of the District #1 - Schools Closed to In-Person Instruction through April 24 (3/16/20)
Other Questions and Answers
We appreciate the many people who have provided questions, concerns, and comments through our hotline (253-530-1111) and online form (click HERE). We want you to know we are working diligently to answer all questions; however, many answers are still unknown as we continue to wait for guidance from Governor Inslee’s office, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. The district must comply with their directions, and are communicating daily with these agencies for updates.
- How does the district stay informed and make decisions?
- Why are PSD Schools closing, and for how long?
- Will athletic practices and events be canceled?
- Will meals be provided to students during the school closure?
- How will school closures affect summer break?
- Would district-wide distance learning be available if schools close?
- Will school closures impact state testing?
- As a first responder or healthcare worker, how can I access childcare?
- Will health checks be mandatory to enter PSD buildings?
- What are some resources for learning at home?
- Are there any internet hotspots available?
- What are our schools doing to keep kids safe and healthy?
- What does the district do to clean schools to prevent the spread of coronavirus?
- What can I do to protect myself and my family and prevent the spread of coronavirus?
- Who can I call if I have questions about coronavirus?
- What should you do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed coronavirus?
- What should you do if you have confirmed or suspected coronavirus?
- What should you do if you have symptoms of coronavirus and have not been around anyone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus?
THE CASE FOR CLOSING SCHOOLS
FIND OUT MORE
To learn more about COVID-19, click on the following links:
- Washington State Dept. of Health
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept.
- Centers for Disease Control
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet (English)
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Spanish)
- COVID-19 Facts - Video
- Handwashing Song/Video (for younger children)
Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 hotline:
1-800-525-0127 and press #