WCSD Provides Second Phase of Educational Materials for Distance Learning

April 15, 2020

Due to the extension of school closures ordered by Gov. Sisolak, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) will continue to operate its Distance Learning Program by providing learning materials and contact with teachers and staff through April 30.

Families may download and print these lessons at www.washoeschools.net/distancelearning.

The same materials will be available both online and in paper packets, which are provided to families that do not have internet access. The District has worked to ensure equitable resources and materials for all students, no matter which educational materials their families use.

“Our District staff continues working to support our students and families,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Kristen McNeill. “Distance Learning has been a new experience for all of us, and I appreciate our students, families, and staff members who have collaborated so effectively to ensure our students continue to learn and stay in contact with their teachers. We encourage our families to download the lessons online whenever possible, but we recognize that not all of our families have access to computers. Our staff has worked hard to produce, print, and organize these printed materials so our students and families will have access to the resources they need to continue the school year from home.

“In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, we remind our families to maintain at least six feet of physical distancing at the pickup sites,” Dr. McNeill added. “We want our students, families, and District employees to stay safe and healthy.”

Families that do not have internet access may pick up paper packets of learning materials. Any family may go to any of the locations listed below to pick up materials, and will not be asked for identification.

WCSD Transportation employees will load the packets into yellow school buses and drive to each site where employees will hand out packets from the buses for all grade levels to any family in need. WCSD urges families to practice physical distancing while picking up materials from the yellow school buses parked at each site.

The dates, times, and locations for packet pickups are listed below:

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—April 16, 17, and 18—at the following locations:

Central Reno
AACT High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

North Valleys
Cold Springs Middle School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
North Valleys High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Northwest Reno
McQueen High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Old Southwest
Reno High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

South Reno
Galena High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Southeast Reno
Damonte Ranch High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wooster HS – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spanish Springs
Spanish Springs High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sparks
Reed High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sparks High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sun Valley
Hug High School – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Washoe Valley / Pleasant Valley
Pleasant Valley Elementary School – 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Thursday and Saturday—April 16 and 18—at the following locations:

Antelope Valley
Matterhorn @ Mailboxes before Antelope Valley -12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Pyramid Lake / Palomino Valley
Sutcliffe/Pyramid Lake Lodge – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Axe Handle Canyon @ Pyramid Highway, dirt lot – 11 a.m. to 12 noon

Friday, April 17 only at the following locations:

Central Reno / Downtown
Siegel Suites on 7th Parking Lot – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
320 Evans Ave./Aces Parking Lot -11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Reno/Sparks Indian Colony Head Start on Golden Lane at Playground – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.