K-12 school employees are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to learn more and schedule your appointment.
COVID Info & Reopening Resources
Updated April, 2021
To help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, here is an update on PSESD facilities and services:
- The PSESD building is now OPEN to the public by appointment only. Doors are locked and reception services are available by appointment, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Many PSESD employees are still continuing to work remotely and will continue to provide vital services. The PSESD business hours are still from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
- Fingerprinting Services is now OPEN. Please carefully read through the instructions before scheduling your appointment online.
- Educare Early Learning Center: On-site operations at Educare are temporarily CLOSED.
- The Heritage Head Start facilities at Seola Gardens and Creekmore: On-site operations are temporarily CLOSED.
- The Early Head Start program at the Washington Correctional Center for Women is currently OPEN and operating on a reduced schedule. WCCW continues to provide direct support Mothers and children.
- ReLife School is open for the start of the 2020-21 school year.
Please use our contact us form for any inquiries or assistance. As educational buildings reopen, they must continue to follow all health and safety requirements:
- K–12 Schools Guidance, Department of Health
- Employer Health & Safety Requirements, Department of Labor & Industries
- Washington Department of Health: COVID-19 Testing Locations
- Find COVID-19 vaccine appointments
We've created a PSESD School Behavioral Health Workbook to serve as a practical guide for detailing your plans and supporting the implementation of addressing the needs of students, family, and staff well-being. Our goal is to attend first to the mental health, emotional state, and well-being of members of the school community and to do so leading with race equity. This attention will not only support our youth in the here and now but for years to come. All materials have been vetted as evidence-based practices and consolidated for your use. The workbook was developed to align with the ESSER student well-being recovery plans. For more information on behavioral health resources, please contact Kim Beeson.
PSESD is committed to supporting schools during this uncertain time. We are currently evaluating opportunities and developing plans to support schools in providing child care, meals, and learning resources. Continue to check this website and social media outlets for updates on our plans, and refer to official local entities for health-related information.
Superintendent Chris Reykdal of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Kaiser Permanente announce, “Get Ready,” a large-scale school vaccination plan that will equitably and safely vaccinate eligible Washington educators and school staff this spring.
The Washington Department of Health has issued an update to the Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Two regions to move into Phase Two.
WA Notify, is a state-wide COVID-19 exposure notification tool that uses technology to manage COVID-19 in-person contacts and notifications to them, without collecting or revealing any location or personal data.
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