Last updated: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Each school will release a schedule of when a student's classes meet and the expectations for each school day. Students will attend live lessons with their teachers and will receive assistance either one-on-one or in small groups. Students in all grades will be given assignments and projects which they must complete in order to earn course credit. More information for specific grade-level expectations can be obtained directly from your student's school.
Learn more about what Distance Learning 2.0 will look like for each grade level from these links (also accessible from the menu on the right): Elementary, WMS, and WHS.
No. Our teaching staff will provide structured and robust lessons for all of our students including live lessons at designated times each day, just like a normal school day. Parents are expected to serve as learning partners, ensuring their students are attending class and completing their schoolwork.
Yes, attendance is required. Students unable to attend the regular school day due to family schedule constraints need to contact their students’ teachers to arrange for other methods of completing their studies.
Just as with a traditional school day, if your child misses school due to illness or other absence, a parent or guardian must call the school office to report his or her absence.
Yes. Students will receive grades just like they did during traditional school.
Yes. The district has obtained enough Chromebooks to ensure every student will have one. Your student's school will be in touch with you with more information how to get one for your student.
The district is extending Wi-Fi access into the parking lots of our school campuses:
Each school has a limited number of Wi-Fi hotspots available for families in need. Please reach out to your school's administrator if you need assistance.
The district would like to hear from you - please participate in our food services survey to help us assess the meal needs of the community.
Starting September 8, breakfast and lunch will be available for families to purchase, however, meals will only be provided for free or at a reduced cost to families enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. To learn if your family qualifies and how to apply for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, visit our Food Services webpage.
All fall athletic activities have been postponed at this time. Stay tuned to our Athletics webpage for the most up-to-date information on the restarting of sports.
Non-athletic extracurricular activities such as clubs will be permitted as long as club members meet virtually.
You can review the Woodland Public Schools - Fall Opening Plan for Fall 2020-2021 by clicking this link. The plan was approved by the Board of Directors during their August 12 meeting.
The science around children and COVID-19 indicate that very young children, those typically in child care, are less likely to become infected. Child care facilities provide an essential service for parents who must work. If centers are closed, there’s concern children may be left with grandparents or other individuals who are at higher risk for serious illness.
Washington State Department of Health has established guidance that child care facilities must follow. The guidance is aimed at reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission at child center facilities and includes:
Child care settings are in a position to implement additional precautionary practices which would be difficult to implement more broadly in a school setting such as daily individual health screenings, staggered drop off and pick up schedules, staggered outdoor play schedules and increased cleaning protocols.
Reduced risk of infection, small group sizes and increased preventative measures makes disease transmission in child care settings less likely than in less flexible settings such as schools.
Yes. Students in grades K-8 can attend Lewis River Academy (LRA) and students in grades 9-12 can attend TEAM High School (TEAM). These two award-winning alternative-learning programs are offered as alternatives to traditional school for students who need a different approach to learning and carry no additional cost for families.
To learn more or to find out if LRA or TEAM may be right for your student, visit our dedicated Remote Learning Programs webpage.
Yes, parents can elect to withdraw their children from school to homeschool them. However, the state's requirements for homeschooling are rigorous. Parents considering homeschooling due to perceived time constraints from Distance Learning 2.0 may find homeschooling carries even higher expectations for parental and caretaker involvement than Distance Learning 2.0.
Essentially, Woodland Public Schools' Distance Learning 2.0 offers the same benefits as homeschooling except a majority of the required support for student learning is provided by trained teachers instead of parents.
For parents who wish to be the primary educator in their home but would like curriculum and support from Woodland's trained teachers free-of-charge, please consider Lewis River Academy. The Lewis River Academy program is a parent-partnership program designed to support parents who wish to engage deeply in delivering their child's learning while still receiving support from full-time teachers dedicated to supporting the program's families. Click here to learn more about the Lewis River Academy.
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