Communications & Information
Student achievement is the shared responsibility of student, family, educators, and the community. The success of each student is directly impacted by those who have the greatest influence in their lives. Our goal is to help facilitate excellent communication among all who have a stake in the success of Puyallup students - parents, teachers, staff, and community members. To that end, members of the Communications and Information Department serve the Puyallup School District and community in a number of ways.

Digital Communications
The district website is the home base for all school and district information and the centerpiece of our communication network. Our goal is to provide users with current and relevant information using a tool which is intuitive and easy to navigate.

We provide weekly updates using an electronic newsletter, PSD Connectivity, which is e-mailed to several thousand followers each Friday. Sign up to receive this newsletter.

Social Media
We believe in more than just “sending information out” to parents. We engage the Puyallup community in celebration of student success and develop dialogue with followers on a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Print Communications
Three times each year the district newsletter Connections is mailed to over 53,000 homes in the Puyallup community. Copies of past publications can be found here.

We work closely with local media stations to highlight student achievement and feature student success. All inquiries for media coverage are to be directed through the Communications and Information Department.

Chief Communications and Arts Officer
Dr. Brian Fox

Administrative Assistant
Tami Corey


Engaging parents in conversation:
thought clouds

launches new communications tool

In today's world of seemingly unlimited ways for a school district to communicate with parents, engaging with them and receiving feedback is very important.

In fact, the district has set a goal to provide a method for parents and community members to provide feedback in order to gauge satisfaction with specific educational programs and initiatives taking place in Puyallup schools.

With customer satisfaction in mind, the district has launched a communications tool called Thoughtexchange. The tool allows them to share thoughts confidentially to ensure all voices are heard and all divergent views can come to light around a shared topic of interest or concern.

Thoughtexchange is not a survey tool; rather, it engages interaction as people respond anonymously with other participants.

1.  A broad question is posed and people are invited to respond.
2.  Thoughts are shared anonymously with others participating in the exchange.
3.  Participants rate (using 1-5 stars) their agreement with each thought.
4.  Data is gathered for analysis and used as input for decision-making.

Information learned through Thoughtexchange will be used to gauge parent and community participation and understanding in interactions with school staff and administrators. It will provide feedback on satisfaction with the direction of the Puyallup School District.