Hybrid Learning Model

Two days per week in school, and three days of distance learning supported by teachers. Students are divided into two cohorts, Students are divided based on the last name of the primary guardian, those with last name A-K are in the Monday/Tuesday group, and those with L-Z are in the Thursday/Friday group.

When did Washougal start the Hybrid Learning Model

  • Grades K-3 started the 2 day per week hybrid learning model, which includes in-person learning two days per week, the week of January 19.
  • Grades 4 & 5 started the 2 day per week hybrid learning model the week of January 25, 2021.
  • Middle Schools began 2 day per week hybrid learning the week of February 16, 2021.
  • High Schools began 2 day per week hybrid the week of March 8.
  • K-5 Schools will start 4 days per week hybrid April 12, 2021.
  • Grades 6-12 will start 4 days per week hybrid on April 19, 2021.

How do we keep schools open for in-person?

All of us play a part in reopening schools!  The entire Washougal community must wear masks, watch our distance, and wash our hands.  Health officials also urge us to limit social gatherings with those outside of our household.  These simple measures can be effective at limiting the spread of COVID, and allow us to get more students back to the classroom.

What if a family is not ready to come back to in-person learning?

Families can let the school office know if their student will remain in full-time distance learning.  Teachers will have time each week to check-in with distance-learning only students, and will provide schoolwork for those students to continue their learning. Students and families can also consider the Washougal Learning Academy, our flexible alternative learning environment which can support distance learning.

School Reopening Paths to meet the needs of our learners

School Reopening Paths to meet the needs of our learners, click for accessible PDF


School staff have a number of safety routines and protocols that will keep students and staff safe as they come back to campus.  These include daily health screening, mandatory face coverings, social distancing, hand washing, and additional cleaning, signage and training. More information about our safety protocols are available in our COVID-19 FAQ.

Sample Schedules for Hybrid Programs

Elementary Sample Hybrid Scheduleincludes each elementary school

Student schedules will vary due to staggered lunch, specialist, and recess times.  Classes are staggered to reduce the number of students taking part in activities at a time.

Each sample includes the in-person schedule, the distance learning schedule, and a schedule for students who are staying in full time remote learning.

Canyon Creek Hybrid ScheduleBell schedule for hybrid and remote Jemtegaard Hybrid ScheduleBell schedule for hybrid and remote Washougal High School Hybrid ScheduleBell schedule for hybrid and remote


  • Busses are available to transport students. Parents are encouraged to drive students if possible to decrease the number of students on the bus each day.
  • Physical distancing as best as possible. Rules for transportation allow students in the same family to sit together, others will have space between them and another student whenever possible. (Due to the size of buses, this may not be 6 feet, but will be within OSPI guidance)
  • Transportation staff have updated routes in Skyward, and families can find their bus stop and pickup/drop-off time.
  • Masks required for students and staff while on the bus.
  • Windows will be open when possible to increase air flow, as weather allows.
  • Busses are cleaned after every run.

Daily Wellness Screening & Attestation Process

Complete daily health screening before school with clipboard and timer with bubblesEach day that students attend in-person classes at their school, parents and guardians must conduct a COVID-19 health screening. The screening must happen BEFORE the child boards a school bus or engages in any school activity located at a Washougal school.

Parents and guardians are asked to attest that they will do this screening by filling out a form in Skyward. Click this link for additional information about the attestation process, the questions parents and students are agreeing to do each morning, and the step-by-step directions.

Not well?  Stay Home!

Students who are sick should stay home

Parents are asked to keep students who are not feeling well at home, and when you do, please contact the school to let us know they are not coming.  The school nurse may reach out to you based on the symptoms your student is experiencing.  If your child has any Class A (of any duration), 2 or mor­e Class B (of any duration), OR 1 or more Class B lasting MORE THAN 24 hours your child should see a health care provider and/or have a COVID test.
“Class A” symptoms

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Loss of sense of taste/smellExpect a nurse follow-up with a student stays home sick phone with nurse reaching out for info clipboard and text bubble
  • Shortness of breath

“Class B” symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

What health metrics guide re-opening, and what is the data doing right now?

Overall, the trend has been going in the right direction to include more students as part of in-person learning.  The primary focus is on the rate of COVID cases per 100,000 averaged over 14 days.  When this level is above 350, we are in the HIGH range, when it’s between 50 and 350, it’s in the MEDIUM range, and when it’s below 50, it is in the LOW range.


Recent COVID-19 activity levels (rate is calculated weekly, and posted on the Clark County Public Health website here):COVID-19 Activity Level dial with arrow pointing to yellow. 50-350 cases per 100k people in 14 days, 5-10% test positivity, phase in in-person learning, prioritize elementary and middle, sports and extra-curriculuar activiteis that follow safe start, Moderate level, based on Washington DOH guidelines revised December 2020

  • March 1: 105.4
  • March 8: 103.4
  • March 15: 88.8
  • March 22: 90.5
  • March 29: 105.6

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