Resources for Families
Tools and materials to support your student's learning
The Puyallup people lived here long before and during the colonization of the Americas and the westward expansion of the United States. We recognize these indigenous people of the Salish Sea, their displacement, dispossession, and continued presence. As we reflect on the past and move to the future, let us be reminded that our school district sits within the traditional lands of the Puyallup people.
Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!
Equipping every student to engage, thrive and contribute to an ever-changing world.
Preschool through Grade 5
Use the Family Helpdesk
You can request expedited technical support for access and hardware issues by filling out an online help request
Grades 6 through 12
Live support office hours
Students and families can ask questions and receive immediate assistance Mon - Thu, 8:30am - 9:30am:
use this MEET LINK for McM and VHS Families or this phone number and pincode:
Dial-in: (US) +1 612-404-0639 PIN: 895 959 401#
Use the Family Helpdesk
You can request technical support for access and hardware issues by filling out an online help request.
Soporte en línea para familias hispano hablantes.
Cafecito con Rebeca y Michelle
Llamenos entre las horas de 8 am - 11 am
Learning Plan Templates
Generally, students should follow the weekly schedule for their class(es) as outlined to the left.
To the right are some samples if you need help mapping out an asynchronous learning plan.
It is recommended that you create the study plan with your child, using teacher assigned learning activities, classroom meeting times or office hours, and additional work or activities that you would like your child to complete each day.
Google Meets is the application that we will use for all class meetings & live instruction
You can join video meetings if you were added to the Calendar event, or if you are in the same organization as the meeting organizer.
Find out more on by following the directions on this page.
Some Brief Tech Tips
We’re aware that some students are experiencing lagging, drops, and general slow performance when they use video conferencing applications for synchronous (“live”) learning during the school day. This is because some Chromebook models are using nearly 100 percent of the device's processing power when connected to these applications.
Here are a few suggestions to improve your student’s video streaming experience:
Minimize use of Grid or Tile views in Google Meet: these views are extremely processor intensive.
Close other tabs or applications while on Google Meet.
Turn off the application’s camera when not actively participating (we’ve seen marked improvement when students take this step). Let your teacher know that this is what you intend to do.
Plug the Chromebook into a power source (don’t rely on battery) when using video conferencing wherever possible.
Make sure your students Chromebook is in close proximity to your home wifi connection.
How to Reduce video bandwidth use by adjusting the quality changing the meet from High Definition to Standard Definition.
The next time you join a Google meet:
Click Settings Video.
Update the Send resolution—The image quality from your device that others see. Change this setting to Standard definition (360p)
Update the Receive resolution—The image quality that you see from other participants. Change this setting to Standard definition (360p) or Standard definition (360p)—(single feed): To save more data, the other participants' thumbnails turn off
If you do decide to use a personal device make sure to use the Google Chrome Browser and to log in with your student's school credentials.
You can do that by following these directions:
In the top right, click the button with your name or People .
Click Sign in to Chrome.
Sign in with your Google Account.
Connect to the King County Library System
The King County Library System has terrific resources for tutoring, language learning, literacy, online courses and, of course, digital and audio books to use right away.