Instructional Models

  • Federal Way Public Schools is currently in a 100% Remote Learning model. 

    FWPS will continue to make decisions in alignment with guidance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH). For the latest guidance, please visit

    FWPS is planning to transition some scholars to our hybrid model in late February or the first week of March. This transition to face-to-face instruction will begin with our preschool, kindergarten, and grade 1 scholars, select scholars in our special education program across all grade levels, and small group instruction for scholars who need additional supports at our middle and high schools. For more information, please visit our Hybrid Model Overview page:

  • Models of Instruction: Face-to-Face, Hybrid, and Fully Remote

    In alignment to OSPI guidelines, three different models of reopening have been considered for the 2020-2021 school year: a Traditional Face-to-Face Model, with all scholars attending in-person every day, a Hybrid Model with some learning online and some learning face-to-face, and 100% Remote Learning Model with all scholars attending online.  Regardless of the model, FWPS will provide structured, standards-based instruction for scholars with supports for both scholars and families.