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Still need a laptop?

If you still need a school laptop, come to the Foss office Monday-Friday 7AM-3:30PM on a school day. If you have additional questions regarding laptop pickup, please call 253-571-7300.

In the meantime, you may be able to access Office 365 for your Outlook email, calendar, and Teams (see below) from another computer if needed. 

Need Internet Access?

Graduate Tacoma, Tacoma Urban League, and partner organizations are working to help support Tacoma Families in need.

You may be able to apply for the Tacoma Lifeline or Student Connect programs here or call (253) 327-1448 to ask about options if you don't yet have an Internet connection at home.

Set up your school laptop

Please set up your your school laptop (if you haven't already) using instructions that came with the computer.

The setup process can take a while the first time you use your laptop. In the meantime, you may still be able to log into Teams with another device using steps below.

If you have trouble with the process, please contact our Help Desk at 253-571-4357 or email Mr. Fullerton, Foss Librarian, at

Check your school email via Office365

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Use the Digital Campus > Microsoft O365 link at the top of Tacoma Public Schools web pages to access your student email via Outlook (log in with <yourID#> and check for messages from your teachers.

Contact or Mr. Fullerton if you need your Office365 password reset. 

You should also be able to look in your Outlook Calendar or the calendar in Teams to see meeting invitations from your teachers. 


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Click to watch a short video about connecting to classes in Teams. 

Be ready to meet with your teachers via Teams

All classes will meet via Microsoft Teams at the times shown on our Bell Schedule page.

Check your Office 365 Outlook email or calendar for links from your teacher for their virtual classrooms in Teams. 

Email Mr. Fullerton, your counselor, or you can email your teacher directly if you can't find the link for their class. 

How Students login to Schoology

More tips and tricks

You can find more tech tips for connecting with Teams, our Office 365 tools, or other district technology with self-paced video lessons on our TPS Family Support Center YouTube channel