WSA 3.0

Mod D Learning Plans

WSA 3.0Updated 12-18-2020

COVID Conditions

Kitsap County continues to remain above 200 cases per 100,000 in the last two weeks as it has since late November. For up to date information please use this link. Governor Jay Inslee announced new guidance for schools encouraging the return of students to on-site learning. More information on that guidance is here. Washington State has started to receive vaccines although a schedule for educators to be vaccinated has not yet been published. The vaccine is not currently approved for children 16 and under.

Mod D Plans

Due to the holiday surge experienced from the Thanksgiving break, WSA will continue in remote learning for the first two weeks of January at a minimum. During this time we will be surveying parents and students to gather data to add to our analysis of post-holiday conditions with the goal of returning to hybrid learning as conditions allow. We are also working quickly to remove walls between classrooms to make larger classrooms that can accommodate more students on campus at the same time with social distancing. The timeline for the return to hybrid and eventually full on-site learning is still a moving target.

Please email frontdesk@westsoundacademy.org if you need assistance with anything including admissions inquiries.

Transportation

Except for days when just 11th and 12th grade students come on campus, whose on-site learning may not coincide with the typical morning and afternoon schedule, WSA will offer transportation to and from Jefferson County and Bainbridge Island for a fee of $7 per one-way trip as long as there are at least two passengers scheduled to ride.  We can’t guarantee six feet of social distancing while riding in the school vehicles, and pre-screening/masks will be required.  The admin staff is currently short-staffed, so we will confirm transportation prior to each day it is offered.

Opting Out

Families may request an opt-out of an on-site class day for medical reasons by emailing frontdesk@westsoundacademy.org to inform us of the intention not to attend an on-site day. The students would not be able to make up the activity.  Students will need to take the initiative to contact their teachers on methods they can utilize to understand the material missed.

Creative Quadrangles

WSA will monitor conditions to determine when Creative Quadrangles will next be offered. Please check the Hawk Talk newsletter for information on these opportunities.

Protocols for Symptoms

A link to the revised document for detailed safety protocols and practices is on the school website.  More and more folks are experiencing some symptoms and having a negative test result but are unsure whether to send a student to on-site learning.  If a person in your household has any of the symptoms that appear on the pre-screening form, even with a negative test, students and other members of the household should stay home until 72 hours after the symptoms have cleared.

Mod E

COVID conditions are requiring that the Directed Hybrid Learning Model be re-evaluated with each Mod, and information will be released as quickly as is feasible.


For Prospective Families

We look forward to having a conversation with you about West Sound Academy and the admissions process for 2021-2022.

See our Admissions page for details on West Sound Academy’s admissions process. The online admissions application for the 2021-2022 school year is now available. See Apply Online

Please email Lisa Gsellman, Director of Admissions, at lgsellman@westsoundacademy.org to arrange a personal tour.


See WSA 3.0 in action!

Look below for stories and photos from WSA 3.0 classes in Fall, 2020 – both online and on campus. The West Sound community remains connected and learning!

Inside…

through remote-learning classes on Zoom and in socially-distanced West Sound Academy classrooms

and outside…

on the Quad, the sports court, and elsewhere on our twenty-acre campus.


For more information on WSA 3.0

Email Barrie Hillman, Head of School, at bhillman@westsoundacademy.org with any questions you may have.