Extended Learning 2020

Getting Started with Extended Learning

As we jump into Extended Learning, teachers and staff at Washington Catholic are working hard to develop plans to keep your child moving forward towards the educational goals the Indiana Department of Education sets for each grade.  Even though campus is closed, Washington Catholic students will continue learning through an Extended Learning format. 

What is Extended Learning?

Extended Learning is an e-learning-based approach that allows us to continue your child's education even during this uncertain time.  Extended Learning assignments may be a combination of book assignments, online activities, novel studies, and project work.

Teachers will post assignments to Sycamore every day by 9 a.m. except during Spring Break.  Teachers are available daily from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. to assist students with any challenges they encounter.   

How does attendance work?

Your child's assignments are posted to each of his or her classes in Sycamore Education.  Assignments are posted each day by 9 a.m.  Teachers record when students log in to Sycamore to ensure students are accessing their Extended Learning activities.  Completed assignments will be necessary for a student to be marked present during Extended Learning.  

What if my child has a question or problem?

If your child need assistance with any of his or her assignments, your first step should always be to contact your child's teacher.  Every student was given a sheet listing his or her log in information and the best way to contact teachers.  You may also email your child's teacher.

Miss Birchler is available to assist with guidance and social-emotional issues.  You may email her at [email protected] and she will reach out to arrange a phone call or appointment over Google Hangouts.

If your child has a Chromebook issue, check out our tips for troubleshooting Chromebook problems.  Students are to contact their first period teacher is they need help with Chromebooks.  

Check back often for tips, plans, and developing information

We appreciate your patience as we continue to develop policies and best practices to prioritize the education and safety of all Washington Catholic students.  This is new for all of us but, if we work together, we can keep our children safe without sacrificing important learning.