WSA 3.0

Mod C Learning Plans

WSA 3.0Updated 11-13-2020

Context

WSA students and teachers are in the last week of Mod B, and we are preparing for a short break through the Veteran’s Day Holiday.  During Mod B, students attended school remotely and on-site in a hybrid model.  Students attended on-site school in grade-level pods and were scheduled for on-site days as they best fit into the the curriculum cycle

COVID Conditions

The current trend in COVID conditions as evidenced by the County’s “report card,” is alarming as of the publication of this report. As such, WSA is closing our campus to non-employees tentatively until December 7, 2020.  Our main telephone line at 360-598-5954 will be monitored for messages during business hours and calls returned as soon as possible.

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

Mod C Plan: Remote Learning with Some “Directed On-Site Days”

(scheduled starting December 7 should conditions improve)

Our plan for Mod C is essentially similar to Mod B in that the Remote Learning Model will be the default.  However, the different grades of students will be scheduled for a few on-site learning days during Mod C. Older IB students will have opportunities to work on-site in smaller groups as their IB classes mandate but, in general, the entire group of grades 11 and 12 combined will not be on site at the same time.  On-Site work for students in grades 11 and 12 will be arranged by their teachers as needed.  Students in grades 6-10 have been scheduled for potential on-site days as indicated by the calendar below. Still, families should anticipate that these could be cancelled if conditions continue to degrade.  When one grade pod is on-site, the remaining grade pods have remote classes.

Mod C Learning Plans schedule, revised 11/13/2020
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 D

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.