Despite a vast majority of school districts across Washington State and the nation discontinuing traditional in-person education to slow the spread of COVID-19, education professionals have been hard at work to come up with online, or “distance,” learning resources to help students continue to learn while schools are closed. There is a lot of uncertainty about when, or even if, schools will be able to return to any sort of normal schedule this school year, so it’s critical that districts find creative ways to engage and continue to provide students with valuable educational opportunities.
While there isn’t a statewide standard requirement for how to teach remotely in this unusual time, school districts have taken it upon themselves, with guidance from the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), to design relevant learning resources and curricula to keep students engaged while they are learning from home.
Please note: Each school district is working to set up its own distance learning resources. If your school district is not listed below, please reach out directly to your district to find out about learning resources available in your community.
Castle Rock School District
Find resources organized by learning level.
Centerville School District
Educational services will continue during the Emergency Closure. Your child’s teacher will contact you to set up the educational program. Please respond to the teacher’s inquiries so that your child’s education is not disrupted for the extended closure period.
Evergreen Public Schools
Browse Evergreen’s online learning resources by grade level.
Hockinson School District
Find learning resources divided by elementary, middle or high school level.
La Center School District
On La Center’s website, you will find a form to request a Chromebook for your student, COVID-19 updates, and online learning resources organized by grade level.
Naselle-Grays River Valley School District
Visit the Naselle-Grays website for links to online learning resources and other important information about COVID-19.
Ocean Beach School District
Your child’s school or teacher will be reaching out to you with details about online learning.
Ridgefield School District
On Monday, April 6, the Ridgefield School District will begin school online. The first week will focus on social-emotional learning lessons that the whole family can participate in to help get students ready to engage in a more rigorous and structured virtual learning environment.
On Monday morning, you will receive an email through Skyward Messenger, as well as an automated phone call, letting you know that the social-emotional learning lessons are available on the District website.
Skamania School District
Skamania has posted resources for elementary and middle school learners. More information will be made available about distance learning after spring break.
Stevenson-Carson School District
Read Stevenson-Carson’s distance learning update on their website.
Trout lake School District
Find resources organized by grade level, teacher and subject area.
Vancouver Public Schools
VPS has provided remote learning expectations for elementary, middle and high school learning levels on their website. Find information on VPS’ remote learning rollout and family guidance for remote learning.
Wahkiakum School District
Wahkiakum has provided general learning resources, as well as resources organized by grade level. Hover over “Learning Resources” on the left-hand side of this webpage to navigate to resources organized by grade level.
White Salmon Valley School District
Please contact your individual school for information about online learning while schools are closed.
Woodland School District
Woodland has compiled general learning resources, resources for individual grade levels, ELL learning resources, and more.
ESD 112’s Teaching and Learning department has also set up an online learning resources page with tools for families.
Need help getting access to the Internet?
Many Internet providers are offering discounted or free service to families who don’t currently have access. Visit the links below or reach out to your local Internet provider for more information.
Xfinity has opened its public hotspots to non-Xfinity customers. Just connect to the “xfinitywifi” SSID and accept the terms and conditions. For additional information about this offer, go to www.xfinity.com/wifi.
TDS Telecommunications LLC is offering free broadband Internet access to low-income individuals and/or families with K-12 children and college students for 60 days (in response to the COVID-19 pandemic). This offer is for new customers in communities where TDS provides service. To verify eligibility for this offer, residents will be asked to provide documentation from qualifying programs. For more information, please call 1-888-287-8156. New customers must mention the 60-day free offer when calling. To check to see if TDS Internet is available in your area, you can enter your address here to see what services are available.
Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home as the country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency. New Internet Essentials customers can receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020. Additionally, for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program’s Internet service has increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. That increase will go into effect automatically for no additional fee and it will become the new base speed for the program going forward. More info about Comcast’s Internet Essentials service offer is available here.