IMPORTANT: West Sound Tech has a NON-STUDENT DAY on Friday, October 27. This is designated as a teacher professional development day and WST is not in session for students.
Items of Note:
Tuesday, October 31 - Halloween:
First and foremost, a costume cannot impede the PPE requirements of a program.
Since Halloween falls on a school day this year, students wishing to participate will be allowed to wear costumes to school.
Any costume worn should not hinder the student with their normal school activities.
If a student does come to school dressed inappropriately they will be asked to either remove or cover what is inappropriate. If a school remedy is not possible, a parent will be asked to pick up his/her child. Exception: bringing a facsimile weapon will result in suspension and/or expulsion from school. We hope the students enjoy the day, but it is still an instructional day and learning will not be compromised by those who desire to celebrate the day.
*For safety reasons, no masks and makeup should not cover the student’s face in a manner that makes the student unrecognizable.
*No hard plastic toy or facsimile guns/ weapons (guns, swords, play knives, etc.) are allowed.
*Costumes that are overly graphic,promote violence or otherwise might logically be assumed to be offensive to others are not acceptable.
*Costumes that are sexually suggestive and would otherwise violate the school’s dress code are not appropriate.
*Costumes should not include items with sound effects, lights or other components which would disrupt the classroom learning environment.
*Regarding costumes that may not be clearly addressed by these guidelines, students should be instructed to have the costume pre-approved by an administrator prior to wearing to school.
Sending School Non-Student Days:
There will be times when your student will have a non-student day at their sending school, but WST is still open. Students are always welcome to attend WST on these days, but often have to self-transport. If a student misses one of these days for a sending school non-student day, they are excused from WST, however, they do have to make up the work missed.
Questions or Concerns:
Please contact me, Shani Watkins, at 360-473-0550 or via email at Shani.email@example.com.
Several classes from WST are engaging in the Try-A-Trade event on Tuesday, October 31st. Students from Automotive, Collision, Construction, HVAC, and Welding are all planning to attend. There will be more than 50 different employers with engaging activities for students to try.
Students will travel from WST during their normal session time via bus to the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, where they will engage in the Try-A-Trade Event. Lunch will be provided to students as they exit and return to WST in time to catch the sending school bus back to the sending school.
Updated WST Calendar
WST Students In Action
Please remember that there are TWO parts to the attendance process at WST:
At West Sound Tech, we are preparing students for life and careers. Our attendance procedures meet both the preparation for life for students and the state requirements for reporting an absence. While it may seem like this duplicates the process it helps to develop student accountability while also following the law. There are two steps to the WST reporting process, student responsibility to contact the instructor directly and the parent/guardian responsibility to officially report the absence to the registrar.
STEP 1: Student Responsibility
Just as you would in the workplace, students at West Sound Tech MUST contact their instructor if the student is absent. Contact your instructor by either email or phone, just as you would for a job, and explain your absence to the instructor. (EXAMPLE: Good morning Ms. Sanford, this is Geneva. I am sick and will be absent today. I plan to be back at school tomorrow). Many of our teachers now use REMIND, so you may send a message through REMIND to your instructor as well.
STEP 2: Parent/Guardian Responsibility
A parent MUST report an absence in writing or by phone call.
IMPORTANT: Absences MUST be reported to both the student's home school and to WST separately.
Parents, please follow-up a student absence with an email to the registrar:
(ERIN.MCKIERNAN@WESTSOUNDTECH.ORG), a phone call (360-473-0557), or written documentation with the following information:
STUDENT NAME | DATE OF ABSENCE | REASON FOR THE ABSENCE
Parent Skyward Access for WST
Parents/guardians, WST has a separate Skyward access than your student's sending school. Please contact Erin Scott, the WST registrar to access your student's Skyward account to check attendance and grades.
To contact Erin, please email: Erin.firstname.lastname@example.org
This Month We Celebrate...
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.