Distance Learning Guide

Red Phase-Distance Learning

Red Phase- Distance Learning

Due to an increased number of positive Covid-19 cases in Daviess County the local Board of Health has determined that all Daviess County schools, including Washington Community Schools, are to move to the Red Phase of our Back To School plan.


Beginning Monday, November 23rd, all school buildings will be closed and Distance Learning will be in place. All extracurricular activities, including athletic practices and games, are canceled. At the present time, students will return to school on Monday, December 7th, 2020.


Please visit the Distance Learning page of our website for more information and resources.

Students in grades K-8 will access their assignments via the Distance Learning Portal. High School students should follow their normal class schedule beginning with their first period at 8:35 am. HS students should communicate directly with their teacher via email, Google Classroom, or Google Meet for additional instructions.


Further information will be sent via School Messenger by your child’s building principal on Monday regarding device distribution, meal pickup, and other details related to the red status.

Students who do not have access to wifi should see the list of Free Public Wi-Fi spots on the district’s website.


This decision did not come easily, but we have been preparing for this possibility. The district will continue to be in daily contact with the Daviess County Health Department and monitor the situation in our community to determine our next steps after December 7th. Please stay in close contact by checking your phone, emails, our website, and social media channels for the most up to date information.

Schedule

Students in grades K-8 will access their assignments via the Distance Learning Portal. High School students should follow their normal class schedule beginning with their first period at 8:35 am. HS students should communicate directly with their teacher via email, Google Classroom, or Google Meet for additional instructions.

Distance Learning Webpage

Washington Schools has created a Distance Learning Webpage on our website to assist students and parents with remote instruction. Here will find information and the latest updates to assist your child with distance learning. To visit the Distance Learning Webpage, use the link below.

Distance Learning Guides

For detailed Distance Learning Guides by grade level, please use the links below.

Distance Learning Portal

For students in grades K-8th, assignments will be posted in the Distance Learning Portal, which can be found on the Distance Learning webpage, or use the link below.


For students in grades 9-12, assignments will be posted in Google Classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the FAQ link below. If you have additional questions, please contact your child's teacher.

Attendance matters

  • Attendance must be recorded for every student, every day. Teachers will provide an online question for students to indicate attendance for the day of at-home learning. Students must ensure they log in to each course daily and actively participate to be counted present.
  • Parents/guardians of students without Internet access should communicate to the teacher through the designated classroom communication tool (for instance by phone call, Talking Points, Class Dojo, etc.) if the student is present for the day of at-home learning.

Grades count

  • Student grading criteria from face to face instruction will apply to the distance learning environment. Students will be accountable for the completion of all assignments. Distance learning assignments will carry equivalent grade weighting as assignments completed in the traditional classrooms.
  • Communication

    Communication plays an important role in the education process.


    Parents and students are encouraged to reach out to your teacher to gain assistance. All Washington Community School teachers will work regular school hours from 7:45 to 3:15 on distance learning days.


    During the Red phase, teachers will conduct live instruction through Google Meet with students. Questions can be asked through email, Google Classroom, Google Meet, or through the teacher’s designated classroom communication method (Talking Points, Class Dojo, etc.)


    Frequent communication will help your child be successful learning remotely.

    free public wi-fi

    Click the link below for areas where there is free public Wi-Fi for students who do not have internet access at home. Families who do not have access to at home Internet access or free public WIFI access should let their teacher know of a lack of connectivity. Alternative assignments and/or considerations will be provided.

    Technology support

    Use the link below for information on technology support for school owned devices.

    School Meal Program

    School Meal Pickup will take place Tuesday, November 24th, from 4-6 pm, at WHS Gate 4, enter via Bedford Rd. Each child under the age of 18 will receive 5 prepackaged breakfast and lunch meals.

    Children can only pick up school meals at one school location per week.

    Parent Resources

    Use the links below for informative parent guides for Chromebooks, Google Classroom, other Google Tools, and Social Emotional Resources.

    Stay up to date

    Please use the links below for additional information concerning Covid-19 and it's impact on Washington Community Schools and our Back to School Reopening plan.

    Washington Community Schools

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