Distance Learning for All: Care, Connection, Continuity
At the heart of Distance Learning for All is a commitment to transform our education system to continue serving our students and communities during this unprecedented school closure. Distance Learning in West Linn-Wilsonville began on April 13 and will continue through the end of the 2019-20 school year on June 5. Distance Learning will take place primarily through Google Classroom, with paper packet learning available for students and families who prefer to learn in that format. If your student needs access to a technology device or internet, please visit this technology resource page and our IT Department will work with you to find solutions.
Key Elements of Distance Learning:
- Distance Learning is asynchronous learning. This means that students will be able to complete coursework and engage with their teacher(s) through individualized schedules that work best for individual families and students. Students are encouraged to create a routine that works best for them during Distance Learning.
- Each student will regularly connect with their teacher(s)
- Teachers and students prioritize time together on the most important and relevant learning.
- Teachers, families, and caregivers work together as a team.
- Teachers will continue to monitor, report, and record each student's progress towards learning goals and standards.
- Schools will provide multiple opportunities that are flexible, particularly for high school students to earn course credit for graduation.
Students are encouraged to regularly check their email for updates from teachers and building principals. Updates will be provided email as well as Google Classroom. If you have any questions at any time, please email your teacher(s), counselor, or building administrator.
The implementation of Distance Learning for All is the result of a series of decisions made at the state and local level. We appreciate families' patience as we work to implement Distance Learning district-wide.
- Ensure safety and wellness. Students need food, clothing, a safe place to learn and shelter, as well as a sense of care and connection, in order to engage in challenging intellectual work.
- Cultivate connection and relationship. Student connections and relationships with trusted adults promote belonging, which is especially important as learning takes place outside of the school setting.
- Center in equity and efficacy. Prioritize equity in every decision; build on cultural and linguistic assets to inspire learning and promote student efficacy. Consider how decisions and actions attend to racial equity and social justice (Oregon Educator Equity Lens). Consider the assets of students who experience disability.
- Innovate. Iterate through complex change with a spirit of possibility, centering in deep learning, student agency, and culturally sustaining practices.
Meal Service During Extended Closure (including paper packets)
The Nutrition Services Department will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students throughout the extended closure.
Grab-and-Go meals are available for pick up Monday-Friday at all primary schools as well as West Linn High School from 10-11 a.m. Meals are available to all children aged 1-18 regardless of attendance area in the district. Students must be present to be given a meal.
Paper packet lesson plans will also be available at all meal sites for grades K-8 during pick up times starting on Monday of every week. Packets are specific to each school. Packet learning for Meridian Creek Middle School packets can be picked up at Boeckman Creek, Boones Ferry, Lowrie, and Stafford Primaries. Wood Middle School packets can be picked up at Boones Ferry and Lowrie Primaries. Rosemont Ridge Middle School packets can be picked up at West Linn High School. Athey Creek Middle School packets can be picked up at Stafford and Boeckman Creek Primaries.
Meal sites include:
- Boeckman Creek Primary
- Bolton Primary
- Boones Ferry Primary
- Cedaroak Park Primary
- Lowrie Primary
- Stafford Primary
- Sunset Primary
- Trillium Creek Primary
- Willamette Primary
- West Linn High School
The West Linn-Wilsonville Teaching & Learning Department compiled additional strategies and educational activities that families can use to keep students engaged in learning in the event of a school closure. Remote learning activities are organized by grade level and contain a combination of low tech and technology-based options across multiple subject areas, including consideration for student physical and mental wellness. Supplemental learning is separate from Distance Learning and is optional.
Primary School (K-5)
Middle School (6-8)
The West Linn-Wilsonville Middle School teaching staff compiled strategies and educational activities that families can use to keep students engaged in learning during the week of April 6-10. Remote learning activities are organized by grade level and contain a combination of low tech and technology-based options across multiple subject areas, including consideration for student physical and mental wellness. To access your student's grade level instruction, please select the appropriate bookmark at the top of the Google Document that is linked above.
High School (9-12)
Week of April 6-10
High School students will finish Third Quarter assignments during the week of April 6-10. Please regularly check school email and Google Classroom for communication from your school principal and teachers.