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Hello Tiger Family!

It is a great honor to serve this amazing learning community! I hope 2020 has started off great for each of you. I would like to remind all families of the following things to ensure the safety and security of all of our Karshner Tigers. 

For Your Information throughout the year:
School Hours

Due to some changes in our Transportation Department's schedule Karshner’s start and end time has been adjusted by 5 minutes school wide this year.  All QUEST Students will start and end school 20 minutes earlier than the normal start and end time. Please see below for the bell schedule information for all students. 

Late Start Mondays:

  • Warning bell 9:55 am 
  • Tardy bell 10:00 am and beyond 

Tuesday -Friday 

  • Warning bell 8:55 am 
  • Tardy bell 9:00 am and beyond
  • Dismissal 3:21 pm daily buses leave at 3:28 pm 

The earliest non-QUEST students should be on campus is 9:35 on Mondays and 8:35 am Tuesday - Friday  

QUEST Program 

Late Start Mondays: 

  • warning bell 9:35 am 
  • tardy bell 9:40 am and beyond


  • warning bell: 8:35 
  • tardy bell 8:40 am and beyond 
  • dismissal 3:01 pm buses leave at 3:08 pm 

The earliest QUEST students should be on campus is 9:25 on Mondays and 8:25 am Tuesday-Friday 

It is extremely important that all families drop students off at the appropriate times due to supervision.

All Karshner students upon arrival on campus will enter through the front entrance and report to the gym daily. All parents are asked to drop your students off on the east or west end of the building and have them walk down the sidewalk to enter through the front entrance. We are asking all parents to NOT drop students off  or pick students up in the Bus Zone or in the middle of the road  this is a safety issue and hazard. Please help us keep all our Tigers safe. 

If you are walking your student/s up to the school, please drop them off at the front entrance each day, please do not enter the gym. Please allows us to get students into their teacher lines and prepare them for the school day.  If you have questions, concerns, or other needs, please report to the main office for help.  

Thank you again for all your flexibility and support.

Daily Arrival at School

All students will report to the gym each morning by entering through the side gym door. Students will locate their teacher’s name on the wall and take a seat on the floor beside their teacher’s name. We ask all parents to drop your student/s off at the gym doors and not to enter the gym. If you need to enter the building for any reason, please enter through the main entrance at the front and report to the office for help.

Pick up/Drop Off Safety for All Students

Picking up and dropping off each day can get extremely busy and cause a lot of congestion around the school. There is parking around the school on the East and West side of the building.  Please do not park in the bus lane or the areas marked in yellow. Please do not stop in the middle of the road and let students out of your vehicles. This is a huge safety issue and concern. We are asking that you pull up to the sidewalk and allow your student/s to enter and exit your vehicles each day to ensure the safety of all our little Tigers. If you need to enter the building for any reason, please enter through the main entrance at the front and report to the office for help.

Sending A Note

If you know you will be picking your student/s up early for an appointment, please send a note with your student/s the morning of the appointment. This will allow the office staff time to communicate with the teacher and to have your student/s down in the office waiting for you.  

Drop Off and Pick Up Plan

Please make sure you have communicated your student/s drop off and pick up plan to the teacher and your student/students. If your student/s drop off or pick up plan changes, please notify the teacher right away. If you have an emergency and need to change your student/s plan, please notify the main office right away, the office staff will communicate the information to the teacher and student/s.

Lost and Found

The lost and found can get pretty full each day after recesses. Please remind your student/s daily that if they come to school with a coat, jacket, or sweater they should return home daily with it. If your student is missing an item stop by sign into the main office and check the lost and found.

Volunteering at Karshner

We encourage you to become an approved volunteer in the Puyallup School District and to volunteer in your student/s class here at Karshner. All volunteer application expires after two years on the exact date it was approved. Please check your application status if you are already a volunteer and sign up at

Thank you so much for your interest in serving in our school.  If you have questions, you can contact our volunteer specialist via email at, or call 253-841-8796.

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In Service,

LaShawnda Baldwin, Principal