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.
Coronavirus Facts & Information
Updated February, 2021
To help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, here is an update on PSESD facilities and services:
- The PSESD building is CLOSED to the public at this time due to COVID-19, in compliance with Governor Inslee's order. Doors are locked and reception services available by appointment, from 7am - 4:30pm. However, many employees are working remotely and we continue to provide vital services. The PSESD business hours are still from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
- Fingerprinting Services is temporarily (CLOSED) stopping all printing and those already scheduled will have priority scheduling once it re-opens. Please check back for updates on when the calendar will be open for appointments.
- 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 we prepare and transition to our reopening phase, please view the Seattle King County Public Health COVID-19 Symptom Flow Chart for precautionary steps.
Governor Inslee has ordered the mandatory closure of all K-12 schools (public and private) in order to limit the possible transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) among large groups. 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.
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.
"Misinformation about coronavirus can create fear and hostility that hurts people and makes it harder to keep everyone healthy. We’re stronger as a community when we stand together against discrimination." View the Anti-stigma resources from King County.
"The spread of the new coronavirus has become racialized, so it’s critical that educators understand the historical context and confront racist tropes and xenophobia from students and colleagues."