WST Attendance Notification Procedures 

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 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