WST Weekly Update
January 10 - 14, 2022
Welcome Back to School
WST is seeing a significant increase in Covid cases since returning from break. Please remember if your student is ill to please keep them home from school. WST does have the ability to rapid test students who may need one. It is best if students/parents contact us from the parking lot and we can bring the test out to them. You can call our main office number 360-473-0550 to have someone test your child in the parking lot.
End of Semester Soon:
The end of the semester is coming up quickly! Last day of 1st semester classes is Monday, January 31. Second semester begins Tuesday, February 1. Please check in with your students on their grades.
Returning Students for the 2022-2023 School Year:
Students interested in participating in a second year at WST have the opportunity to apply BEFORE open registration. The application is being developed now and it will be out to students and families soon.
Second year students may choose to take a second year of their current program (if offered), or apply for a new program of interest.
Students are working on floor plans.
3D Animation & Game Design
Students have jumped right back into learning.
Students learning how to use the ironworker.
Most important: WST follows the Bremerton School District late start and closures. WST will post on the WST website - www.westsoundtech.org and via social media.
Bremerton School District sends notification via Flash Alert by 5:30 am.
If Bremerton School District has a 2-hour late start, THEN, there is NO AM session at WST.
If Bremerton School District is closed, THEN, WST is closed, no AM or PM session.
If your sending school calls for late start, AM students are excused from WST for the day. If your student is a self-driver and WST is open, your student may drive to WST if it is safe to do so.
If your sending school closes school for the day, then AM and PM students are excused from WST for the day. If your student is a self-driver and WST is open, your student may drive to WST if it is safe to do so.
Remember, if Bremerton School District is 2 hours late, there is NO AM session at WST. If Bremerton School District is closed, WST is CLOSED and no school for WST.
Sign Up for Flash Alerts with Bremerton School District
How to sign up for a “Flash Alert” text message
Flash alert recommends that you download their free mobile phone app and sign-for “push notifications.” However, if you don’t want to download an app, you can opt-in for email and text messages. Here is how:
Enter your email address (work or personal) and hit “subscribe”
This takes you to the “Sign-Up” page.
Enter a password and then click “Create Your Account”
On the next screen, you are going to have to validate your email by providing a code
that FlashAlert will send you.
You can then enter 2 other email addresses OR cell phone numbers to receive text
NOTE: It looks like you can only enter email addresses! BUT - you can enter your cell phone number - but you have to enter it like an email address - and it has to be done differently depending on your carrier. The email address is your 10-digit phone number @:__________
So, if your number was 360-555-5555 and you have Verizon, you’d enter:
Verizon @vtext.com | T-Mobile @tmomail.net | Sprint @messaging.sprintpcs.com ACS Alaska @txt.acsalaska.net | Alaska Digitel @alaskadigitel.com | AT&T/Cingular @txt.att.net | US Cellular @email.uscc.net | Alltel @message.alltel.com | Cricket @sms.mycricket.com | GCI @mobile.gci.net MetroPCS @mymetropcs.com | Nextel @messaging.nextel.com
WST students designed and built this strawberry for a local market.
WST students, Josiah and Aero finish community project.
Olalla Valley Market
Newly hung strawberry at the Olalla Valley market.
WST Updated Logo
West Sound Technical Skills Center
Mission: The mission of West Sound Technical Skills Center is to ensure that all students are prepared for life, career, and college through industry-based, technically rigorous programs.
Vision: To prepare every West Sound Technical Skills Center graduate to be career and college ready, enter the global workforce, and be a successful and contributing citizen through innovative and flexible program opportunities.