West Hills STEM Academy News

September 2021

An Update From Principal Melissa Rohr

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are so excited to have all of you back and with us. We know how hard last year was for everyone and we have made great effort to create a comfortable, safe, learning environment for all students this year. We cannot tell you how much we have appreciated your support and patience through this pandemic.


As we move forward with this year, we will be looking to build strong relationships with our families and partner with you for every student's success. COVID allowed us to see many changes that need to be made in our system to make learning more equitable and accessible to our students. We will be continuing to learn and grow as a school to make this happen. We appreciate your patience as this year gets kicked off and we work through our new and changing requirements.


If you have questions, concerns, or ideas to help us better our services we ask that you contact us anytime. We look forward to this year and teaming with you!

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September & October Calendar

September 1 - 1st-8th Grades -First Day of School

September 6 - Labor Day - No School
September 7 - Kindergarten First Day of School -
Families of Kindergarten Students Boo Hoo Breakfast at 9:00

September 28 - Fall Picture Day

September 30 - Vision & Hearing Screening


October 11 - Non-Student Day - No School

October 28 - Picture Retake Day

October 29 - Non- Student Day - No School

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Character Trait for September

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Tech Support for Families

We have updated our Tech Support for Families website for 2021-22 and invite you to check it out!


A link to the tech support webpage is on every school and the District website (look for the graphic like the one on the left), and can be accessed at BremertonSchools.org/TechHelp.

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PCHS School-Based Health Clinic at Mountain View Middle School

The Peninsula Community Health Services clinic at Mountain View Middle School provides services to Bremerton School District students (Preschool - 12th grade) and staff. PCHS can bill most insurance companies. Learn more at BremertonSchools.org/Clinic.

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Medication at School

Notify school staff if your student requires medication during school hours. Follow school protocols for medication at school. Unless otherwise instructed, if your student’s illness requires antibiotics, the student must have been on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school. Antibiotics are not effective for viral illnesses such as COVID-19.

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Please Do Not Send Your Child To School If Your Child is Ill

If your child is sick - even with mild symptoms - please keep your child home from school and notify your child’s school that your student is ill.


Chronic illnesses

If your student’s symptoms are related to a chronic condition, contact the school and follow school policies for chronic condition management.


Other serious illnesses

Please contact your health care provider immediately about serious illness, including any fever of 100.4°F or higher.


To help protect all students, please notify the school if your child is diagnosed with any of these diseases:
  • Chickenpox
  • COVID-19
  • Diphtheria
  • E. coli diarrhea
  • Hepatitis
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis
  • Rubella
  • Salmonella
  • Scabies
  • Shigellosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • another disease as requested


The school will protect your private information as required by law. RCW 70.02, Washington’s Health Care Information Access and Disclosure Act.


When a student gets sick at school

If a student is already in the building and has a fever of 100.4°F or begins to show symptoms of COVID-19, the child’s parent/guardian or emergency contact(s) will be notified immediately. The child will wait in the “Temporary Observation Room” until the student can be picked up and taken home.


Illness and/or quarantine impacts on students

If your child is out for an extended illness or due to quarantine, please contact your child’s teacher or principal for support and answers to your questions

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When a Child Gets Sick at School

If a student is already in the building and has a fever of 100.4°F or begins to show symptoms of COVID-19, the child’s parent/guardian or emergency contact(s) will be notified immediately. The child will wait in the “Temporary Observation Room” until the student can be picked up and taken home.

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Illness and/or Quarantine Impacts on Students

f your child is out for an extended illness or due to quarantine, please contact your child’s teacher or principal for support and answers to your questions

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