Safe Return Plan

Tacoma Public Schools has updated its plans to bring more students back to school for in-person instruction.

The decision to start bringing students back to school is based on guidance issued Dec. 16 by Gov. Jay Inslee, the state Department of Health and the state Superintendent of Public Instruction. The following plans are in place to provide guidance for staff, students, and community members entering our facilities. 

TPS continues to work toward planning a safe, staggered approach to returning students to campus. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 case counts, collaborate with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, provide updates on future dates when we can expand the number of school days and welcome more students back to campus.   


Our safe return documents are not accessible. If you'd like to request an accessible version of our Safe Return Plan, please call 253-571-1015.

Guidance and Resource Documents for Schools (PDF)

Safe Return FAQ

Take daily COVID-19 health survey on the Family App
Every day a student is in a school building, a parent or guardian must complete a short COVID-19 health survey form acknowledging their child has no COVID-19 symptoms and hasn’t been exposed to anyone with COVID-19. This is a state requirement of all school districts across the state. 

 health survey