Continuous Learning Update:
In OSPI’s most recent guidance to school Districts regarding the continuation of learning, schools have been directed to continue building capacity to provide equitable services during school closure. Districts and communities are in varying states of readiness to provide continuity of learning, and OSPI’s guidance is intended to be used as a starting point as planning begins. It does not mean we are going to simply flip a switch and turn our face-to-face model of instruction into online learning, overnight. The OSPI directive emphasizes that distance education can occur through multiple instructional modalities which include; printed learning materials, phone contact, email, technology-based virtual instruction, or a combination to meet student needs.
The Wenatchee School District will be implementing continuous learning through a process of steps. Our first step is well underway and meets OSPI’s guidance that distance learning begins on March 30th. Presently, the District is taking action on meeting this challenge by providing instruction through printed, limited technology-based materials, or a combination of both. However, it is our goal to have a greater online learning presence by the third week in April.
It is critical to note that it will take time to transition from our current face-to-face model to a distance learning model. This will not be seamless nor without bumps, but please know that our educators are working diligently to deliver quality learning opportunities for students.
Continuous Learning Plan
March 23 - April 10 I Distribution of Packets and Printed Material
April 6 - April 10 I Train and prepare staff for Distance Learning
April 13 and beyond I Begin the process of implementing some distance learning (combination of online and paper-based materials)