OSPI does not recommend closed schools transition to an online model due to many considerations, but especially because not all students have access to the appropriate hardware and/or broadband internet to join an online format.
Teachers may, at their own discretion, create packets of study for students to voluntarily take home to complete with no expectations of scoring, grading, and/or other feedback on their performance.
To help ensure students have the option to strengthen their in-school learning at home, the District’s Instructional Services team has compiled a list of resources that will provide students with practice to reinforce skills previously taught in the classroom. This does not replace direct teacher instruction. These are optional enrichment opportunities.
Many of our schools already have existing online resources for families.
What does that mean for Sedro-Woolley parents hoping for teacher-outlined lesson plans to continue their students' learning? It means we're going to think outside of the box. Instead of trying to recreate a classroom model during this closure, we're going to recommend activities that families can do, regardless of age or ability.
These activities will embrace social distancing, including in-person interaction with classmates. Remember, we are trying to flatten the curve and slow COVID-19 down.
We will post more ideas here as time goes on.
• Create a Family Tree
• Bake desserts together (have young students help with measuring, talk about fractions)
• Cook dinners together (have students help with age-appropriate things like chopping or measuring or just keeping you company)
• Take a family drive (daffodils, tulips, Deception Pass are just a few awe-inspiring local sites)
• Read books together. Central Skagit Library has ebooks available on their website if you have a library card!
• Go on a daily walk together as a family.
• Catch a drive-in movie together in Oak Harbor.
• Play your family's favorite board game.
• Write to residents in assisted living homes (more details will be posted here).
• If your student has a pedometer, challenge them to a daily step goal.
• Spring cleaning (enlist your student's help in chores around the house)
• Take a local hike (source: Skagit Valley Herald archives - please check trail conditions and practice social distancing etiquette):
West Loop Interpretive Trail (ADA accessible)
Shadows of the Centinels (ADA accessible)
Gorge Overlook Trail (check trail conditions - could be a bit snowy)