What to Do in the Event of a Power or Internet Outage

Power outages in the Pacific Northwest are a common occurrence during fall and winter months. Internet outages occur from time to time, even when power is maintained. Teaching and learning during Distance Learning in Ferndale, although dependent on power and internet, will continue during power or internet outages. Asynchronous learning during power or internet outages is expected; attendance will be determined based on student or family evidence of participation in asynchronous activities.

In order to ensure students have access to online asynchronous learning activities in the event a teacher’s power is out or internet connection is cut, teachers should ensure their course materials include information about how students can access online asynchronous lessons. Teachers should also consider creating a folder or space within their Canvas or Google Classroom course(s).

The accordions below summarizes possible scenarios and expectations on the part of educators and students.

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Power or Internet Situations

Power OFF or Internet OUTAGE for Teacher Only
Power OFF or Internet OUTAGE for Student(s) Only
Power or Internet OFF for Both Teacher and Students

Navigating Internet Issues during Distance Learning

If at any time your student is unable to log in to classes due to an internet outage, we encourage you to contact your service provider. We have listed some of the local providers below. You will need to log in to your provider's site to see a map of outages.


Wave Broadband:



Asynchronous Learning Activities for Power or Internet Outages

The following list of asynchronous learning activities are provided to all Ferndale School District families. These activities are to be used in the event that a power or internet outage interrupts a student’s ability to access their distance learning classroom or their course materials.