Back to School

Classes held at DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond) and WANIC's main campus at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland) begin Tuesday September 3, 2019. Please see below for the emails sent to enrolled students using the email addresses you provided on your application. If you did not receive these emails, please contact WANIC to update the information you provided on the student's application. Email attachments can be found at these links LWTech Campus Map, Mileage Chart, Medication Administration Authorization At School, Epinephrine Administration Authorization at School, WANIC Handbook Sign Off Sheet. If your class is at another location, please contact the school directly for Back to School information. Contact information for schools can be found at this link.

WANIC 2019-20 Student Handbook (PDF)

Parent/Student Sign Off After reading the Handbook, sign this sheet and return it to your instructor.

Barrier Reduction Funds Application If your student qualifies for free/reduced lunch, please complete this form to apply for funds to be used towards supply fees and more.

Back to School Emailed Information

Dental Careers 12:00-2:30 PM July & August email

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of WANIC Dental Careers 12:00-2:30 p.m.

August email:

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

 

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

  • Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.
  • Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.
  • Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.
  • District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT 9/19:

Save the Date – we will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians on Thursday September 19th 6:30-7:30 p.m. More details coming soon.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

Don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

 

Thank you.

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

 

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

WANIC Skill Center

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)

Allied Health Building

11605 132nd Ave NE

http://lwtech.edu/about/directions/

Also see the attached Campus Map. The Allied Health Building is in the north eastern section of the campus.

There is ample free parking in the North and South student lots. Please do not park in the reserved WANIC parking lot.

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for an idea of the distance and approximate time it would take to drive from your home high school to WANIC. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

CLASSROOM:

The Dental Careers classroom is (see email) on the third floor of the Allied Health Building.

Meet at the classroom at 12:00 noon on the first day of school.

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Ms. Katie Oostra

koostra@lwsd.org

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 12:00-2:30 p.m. (periods 4-6)

 

CALENDAR:

This WANIC program follows the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class lab fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab/supplies fee. Your instructor will inform you if there are other supplies that may need to be purchased.

All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
Your instructor will inform you of the appropriate dress code for classroom days, lab days, and job-shadowing. Starting on the first day, be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. In all activities, LWSD dress code applies (specific details will be provided in the August email and by your instructor).

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced during classroom/station time and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly. Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to the WANIC office ON or BEFORE the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT:

We will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians in September. Details to come in August.

 

We are so excited about this class and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office is now closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.*

Fire & EMS 7:15-9:45 AM July & August emails

August email:

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT:

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

  • Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.
  • Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.
  • Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.
  • District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

PARENT NIGHT 9/12:

Save the Date – we will be hosting an information night for parents/guardians on Thursday September 12th 6:00-7:30 p.m. More details coming soon.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

Don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

July email:

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of WANIC Fire & EMS 7:15-9:45 a.m. (1st and 2nd Year)

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center! The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

 

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

WANIC Skill Center

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)

Allied Health Building

11605 132nd Ave NE

http://lwtech.edu/about/directions/

Also see the attached Campus Map. The Allied Health Building is in the north eastern section of the campus.

There is ample free parking in the North and South student lots. Please do not park in the reserved WANIC parking lot.

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for an idea of the distance and approximate time it would take to drive from your home high school to WANIC. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

CLASSROOM:

The FIRE & EMS classroom is (see email) on the third floor of the Allied Health Building.

Meet at the classroom at 7:15 a.m. on the first day of school.

 

LEAD INSTRUCTOR:

Mr. David Watson

fitefire01@gmail.com

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 7:15-9:45 a.m. (periods 1-3)

 

CALENDAR:

This WANIC program follows the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class lab fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab/supplies fee. Your instructor will inform you if there are other supplies that may need to be purchased.

All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
Your instructor will inform you of the appropriate dress code for classroom days and station days. On the first day, be sure to wear clothes and shoes appropriate for physical activity. LWSD dress code applies (specific details will be provided in the August email).

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced during classroom/station time and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly. Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to the WANIC office ON or BEFORE the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT:

We will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians in September. Details to come in August.

 

We are so excited about this class and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office is now closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

Fire & EMS 12:00-2:30 PM July & August emails

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of WANIC Fire & EMS 12:00-2:30 p.m. (1st and 2nd Year)

August email:

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT:

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

  • Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.
  • Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.
  • Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.
  • District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

PARENT NIGHT 9/12:

Save the Date – we will be hosting an information night for parents/guardians on Thursday September 12th 6:00-7:30 p.m. More details coming soon.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

Don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center! The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

 

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

WANIC Skill Center

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)

Allied Health Building

11605 132nd Ave NE

http://lwtech.edu/about/directions/

Also see the attached Campus Map. The Allied Health Building is in the north eastern section of the campus.

There is ample free parking in the North and South student lots. Please do not park in the reserved WANIC parking lot.

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for an idea of the distance and approximate time it would take to drive from your home high school to WANIC. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

CLASSROOM:

The FIRE & EMS classroom is (see email) on the third floor of the Allied Health Building.

Meet at the classroom at 12:00 p.m. on the first day of school.

 

LEAD INSTRUCTOR:

Mr. David Watson

fitefire01@gmail.com

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 12:00-2:30 pm. (periods 4-6)

 

CALENDAR:

This WANIC program follows the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class lab fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab/supplies fee. Your instructor will inform you if there are other supplies that may need to be purchased.

All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
Your instructor will inform you of the appropriate dress code for classroom days and station days. On the first day, be sure to wear clothes and shoes appropriate for physical activity. LWSD dress code applies (specific details will be provided in the August email).

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced during classroom/station time and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly. Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to the WANIC office ON or BEFORE the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT:

We will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians in September. Details to come in August.

 

We are so excited about this class and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office is now closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

Health Science Careers (Nursing) 7:15-9:45 AM July & August emails

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of WANIC Health Science Careers (Nursing) 7:15-9:45 a.m.

August email:

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

 

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT:

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

  • Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.
  • Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.
  • Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.
  • District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT 9/19:

Save the Date – we will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians on Thursday September 19th 6:30-7:30 p.m. More details coming soon.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

Don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

 

Thank you.

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

 

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

WANIC Skill Center

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)

Allied Health Building

11605 132nd Ave NE

http://lwtech.edu/about/directions/

Also see the attached Campus Map. The Allied Health Building is in the north eastern section of the campus.

There is ample free parking in the North and South student lots. Please do not park in the reserved WANIC parking lot.

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for an idea of the distance and approximate time it would take to drive from your home high school to WANIC. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

CLASSROOM:

The Nursing classroom is (see email) on the third floor of the Allied Health Building.

Meet at the classroom at 7:15 am on the first day of school.

 

INSTRUCTORS:

Ms. Joni Brand (Lead instructor) jbrand@lwsd.org

Ms. Allison Terwilliger aterwilliger@lwsd.org

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 7:15-9:45 am. (periods 1-3)

 

CALENDAR:

This WANIC program follows the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class lab fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab/supplies fee. Your instructor will inform you if there are other supplies that may need to be purchased.

All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
Your instructor will inform you of the appropriate dress code for classroom days, lab days, and clinicals days (such as no visible tattoos, no visible piercings other than in the ears, and no acrylic nails). On the first day, be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. In all activities, LWSD dress code applies (specific details will be provided in the August email and by your instructor).

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced during classroom/station time and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly. Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to the WANIC office ON or BEFORE the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT:

We will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians in September. Details to come in August.

 

We are so excited about this class and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office is now closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

Health Science Careers (Nursing) 12:00-2:30 PM July & August emails

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians of WANIC Health Science Careers (Nursing) 12:00-2:30 p.m.

August email:

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

 

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT:

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

  • Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.
  • Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.
  • Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.
  • District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT 9/19:

Save the Date – we will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians on Thursday September 19th 6:30-7:30 p.m. More details coming soon.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

Don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

 

Thank you.

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

 

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

WANIC Skill Center

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)

Allied Health Building

11605 132nd Ave NE

http://lwtech.edu/about/directions/

Also see the attached Campus Map. The Allied Health Building is in the north eastern section of the campus.

There is ample free parking in the North and South student lots. Please do not park in the reserved WANIC parking lot.

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for an idea of the distance and approximate time it would take to drive from your home high school to WANIC. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

CLASSROOM:

The Nursing classroom is (see email) on the third floor of the Allied Health Building.

Meet at the classroom at 12:00 noon on the first day of school.

 

INSTRUCTORS:

Ms. Joni Brand (Lead instructor) jbrand@lwsd.org

Ms. Allison Terwilliger aterwilliger@lwsd.org

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 12:00-2:30 p.m. (periods 4-6)

 

CALENDAR:

This WANIC program follows the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class lab fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab/supplies fee. Your instructor will inform you if there are other supplies that may need to be purchased.

All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
Your instructor will inform you of the appropriate dress code for classroom days, lab days, and clinicals days (such as no visible tattoos, no visible piercings other than in the ears, and no acrylic nails). On the first day, be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. In all activities, LWSD dress code applies (specific details will be provided in the August email and by your instructor).

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced during classroom/station time and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly. Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to the WANIC office ON or BEFORE the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT:

We will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians in September. Details to come in August.

 

We are so excited about this class and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office is now closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

Medical Careers 12:00-2:30 PM July & August emails

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

August email:

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

 

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

  • Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.
  • Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.
  • Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.
  • District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT 9/19:

Save the Date – we will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians on Thursday September 19th 6:30-7:30 p.m. More details coming soon.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

Don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

 

Thank you.

July email:

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

WANIC Skill Center

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech)

Allied Health Building

11605 132nd Ave NE

http://lwtech.edu/about/directions/

Also see the attached Campus Map. The Allied Health Building is in the north eastern section of the campus.

There is ample free parking in the North and South student lots. Please do not park in the reserved WANIC parking lot.

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for an idea of the distance and approximate time it would take to drive from your home high school to WANIC. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

CLASSROOM:

The Medical Careers classroom is (see email) on the second floor of the Allied Health Building.

Meet at the classroom at 12:00 noon on the first day of school.

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Ms. Tanya VanBuskirk

tvanbuskirk@lwsd.org

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 12:00-2:30 p.m. (periods 4-6)

 

CALENDAR:

This WANIC program follows the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $100. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class lab fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab/supplies fee. Your instructor will inform you if there are other supplies that may need to be purchased.

All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
Your instructor will inform you of the appropriate dress code for classroom days and lab days. On the first day, be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. In all activities, LWSD dress code applies (specific details will be provided in the August email and by your instructor).

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced during classroom/station time and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly. Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to the WANIC office ON or BEFORE the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

CURRICULUM NIGHT:

We will be hosting a curriculum information night for parents/guardians in September. Details to come in August.

 

We are so excited about this class and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd.

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (Room A108).

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office is now closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

DigiPen Art & Animation 1st & 2nd Year 7:15-9:45 AM July & August emails

August email:

DigiPen Art & Animation Year 1 INSTRUCTOR: Michael Owens michael.owens@digipen.edu

DigiPen Art & Animation Year 2 INSTRUCTOR: Oden Ocampo roland.ocampo@digipen.edu

PHOTO FOR BUILDING ACCESS BADGE:

Please email a photograph of your student for their school ID badge. These IDs are required to enter the DigiPen building and classrooms. The photos should be well lit, front facing close-ups of the face with a white background (e.g., driver’s license photos). The sooner DigiPen can start printing badges, the easier it will be for the student to access the campus. Please email photos directly to DigiPen wanic@digipen.edu and include the student’s first and last name.

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

·         Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.

·         Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.

·         Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

·         District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

Don’t forget to send a student photograph to DigiPen.

PLUS don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center and your DigiPen program! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Please always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

WANIC OFFICE:

If you need to visit the WANIC office, we’re located on the campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the Allied Health Building on the first floor, in Room A108

11605 132nd Ave NE

Kirkland WA

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The WANIC Office is currently closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

Students attend classes at:

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Road NE

Redmond WA

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for the distance and approximate time it would take to drive between your home high school and DigiPen. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

FIRST DAY:

The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

Students, go to the front desk at DigiPen where someone will meet you and direct you to your classroom.

Your instructor will help you set up your computer login, building access cards, parking passes, and anything else needed for the program.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 7:15-9:45 am (periods 1-3).

 

CALENDAR:

WANIC DigiPen classes follow the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab fees. Your instructor will inform you of other supplies that may be need to be purchased. All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
LWSD dress code applies. Specific details will be provided in the August email.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced daily and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly.

Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC DigiPen school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to DigiPen on the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

We are so excited about this program and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd!

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org or call (425) 739-8400.

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

DigiPen Art & Animation 1st & 2nd Year 12:30-3:00 PM July & August emails

August email:

DigiPen Art & Animation Year 1 INSTRUCTOR: Kat Hayes kathleen.hayes@digipen.edu

DigiPen Art & Animation Year 2 INSTRUCTOR: Michael Owens michael.owens@digipen.edu

PHOTO FOR BUILDING ACCESS BADGE:

Please email a photograph of your student for their school ID badge. These IDs are required to enter the DigiPen building and classrooms. The photos should be well lit, front facing close-ups of the face with a white background (e.g., driver’s license photos). The sooner DigiPen can start printing badges, the easier it will be for the student to access the campus. Please email photos directly to DigiPen wanic@digipen.edu and include the student’s first and last name.

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

·         Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.

·         Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.

·         Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

·         District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

Don’t forget to send a student photograph to DigiPen.

PLUS don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center and your DigiPen program! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Please always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

WANIC OFFICE:

If you need to visit the WANIC office, we’re located on the campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the Allied Health Building on the first floor, in Room A108

11605 132nd Ave NE

Kirkland WA

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The WANIC Office is currently closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

Students attend classes at:

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Road NE

Redmond WA

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for the distance and approximate time it would take to drive between your home high school and DigiPen. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

FIRST DAY:

The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

Students, go to the front desk at DigiPen where someone will meet you and direct you to your classroom.

Your instructor will help you set up your computer login, building access cards, parking passes, and anything else needed for the program.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 12:30-3:00 pm (periods 4-6)

 

CALENDAR:

WANIC DigiPen classes follow the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab fees. Your instructor will inform you of other supplies that may be need to be purchased. All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
LWSD dress code applies. Specific details will be provided in the August email.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced daily and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly.

Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC DigiPen school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to DigiPen on the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

We are so excited about this program and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd!

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org or call (425) 739-8400.

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

DigiPen Art & Animation 1st & 2nd Year 3:30-6:00 PM July & August emails

August email:

DigiPen Art & Animation Year 1 INSTRUCTOR: Kat Hayes kathleen.hayes@digipen.edu

DigiPen Art & Animation Year 2 INSTRUCTOR: Oden Ocampo roland.ocampo@digipen.edu

PHOTO FOR BUILDING ACCESS BADGE:

Please email a photograph of your student for their school ID badge. These IDs are required to enter the DigiPen building and classrooms. The photos should be well lit, front facing close-ups of the face with a white background (e.g., driver’s license photos). The sooner DigiPen can start printing badges, the easier it will be for the student to access the campus. Please email photos directly to DigiPen wanic@digipen.edu and include the student’s first and last name.

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

·         Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.

·         Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.

·         Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

·         District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

Don’t forget to send a student photograph to DigiPen.

PLUS don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center and your DigiPen program! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Please always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

WANIC OFFICE:

If you need to visit the WANIC office, we’re located on the campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the Allied Health Building on the first floor, in Room A108

11605 132nd Ave NE

Kirkland WA

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The WANIC Office is currently closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

Students attend classes at:

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Road NE

Redmond WA

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for the distance and approximate time it would take to drive between your home high school and DigiPen. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

FIRST DAY:

The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

Students, go to the front desk at DigiPen where someone will meet you and direct you to your classroom.

Your instructor will help you set up your computer login, building access cards, parking passes, and anything else needed for the program.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 3:30-6:00 p.m. (periods 7-9)

 

CALENDAR:

WANIC DigiPen classes follow the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab fees. Your instructor will inform you of other supplies that may be need to be purchased. All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
LWSD dress code applies. Specific details will be provided in the August email.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced daily and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly.

Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC DigiPen school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to DigiPen on the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

We are so excited about this program and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd!

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org or call (425) 739-8400.

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

DigiPen Music & Sound Design 1st & 2nd Year 12:30-3:00 PM July & August emails

August email:

INSTRUCTOR: Chris Sabin christopher.sabin@digipen.edu 

PHOTO FOR BUILDING ACCESS BADGE:

Please email a photograph of your student for their school ID badge. These IDs are required to enter the DigiPen building and classrooms. The photos should be well lit, front facing close-ups of the face with a white background (e.g., driver’s license photos). The sooner DigiPen can start printing badges, the easier it will be for the student to access the campus. Please email photos directly to DigiPen wanic@digipen.edu and include the student’s first and last name.

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

·         Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.

·         Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.

·         Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

·         District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

Don’t forget to send a student photograph to DigiPen.

PLUS don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center and your DigiPen program! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

 

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Please always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

WANIC OFFICE:

If you need to visit the WANIC office, we’re located on the campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the Allied Health Building on the first floor, in Room A108

11605 132nd Ave NE

Kirkland WA

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The WANIC Office is currently closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

Students attend classes at:

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Road NE

Redmond WA

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for the distance and approximate time it would take to drive between your home high school and DigiPen. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

FIRST DAY:

The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

Students, go to the front desk at DigiPen where someone will meet you and direct you to your classroom.

Your instructor will help you set up your computer login, building access cards, parking passes, and anything else needed for the program.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 12:30-3:00 pm (periods 4-6)

 

CALENDAR:

WANIC DigiPen classes follow the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $75. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab fees. Your instructor will inform you of other supplies that may be need to be purchased. All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
LWSD dress code applies. Specific details will be provided in the August email.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced daily and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly.

Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC DigiPen school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to DigiPen on the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

We are so excited about this program and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd!

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org or call (425) 739-8400.

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.*

DigiPen Music & Sound Design 1st & 2nd Year 3:30-6:00 PM July & August emails

August email:

INSTRUCTOR: Chris Sabin christopher.sabin@digipen.edu 

PHOTO FOR BUILDING ACCESS BADGE:

Please email a photograph of your student for their school ID badge. These IDs are required to enter the DigiPen building and classrooms. The photos should be well lit, front facing close-ups of the face with a white background (e.g., driver’s license photos). The sooner DigiPen can start printing badges, the easier it will be for the student to access the campus. Please email photos directly to DigiPen wanic@digipen.edu and include the student’s first and last name.

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

·         Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.

·         Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.

·         Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

·         District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

Don’t forget to send a student photograph to DigiPen.

PLUS don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center and your DigiPen program! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

 

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Please always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

WANIC OFFICE:

If you need to visit the WANIC office, we’re located on the campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the Allied Health Building on the first floor, in Room A108

11605 132nd Ave NE

Kirkland WA

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The WANIC Office is currently closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

Students attend classes at:

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Road NE

Redmond WA

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for the distance and approximate time it would take to drive between your home high school and DigiPen. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

FIRST DAY:

The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

Students, go to the front desk at DigiPen where someone will meet you and direct you to your classroom.

Your instructor will help you set up your computer login, building access cards, parking passes, and anything else needed for the program.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 3:30-6:00 p.m.

 

CALENDAR:

WANIC DigiPen classes follow the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab fees. Your instructor will inform you of other supplies that may be need to be purchased. All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
LWSD dress code applies. Specific details will be provided in the August email.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced daily and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly.

Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC DigiPen school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to DigiPen on the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

We are so excited about this program and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd!

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org or call (425) 739-8400.

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

DigiPen Video Game Programming 1st Year 7:15-9:45 AM July & August emails

August email:

INSTRUCTOR DigiPen Video Game Programming 1st Year: Ryan Scheppler ryan.scheppler@digipen.edu

PHOTO FOR BUILDING ACCESS BADGE:

Please email a photograph of your student for their school ID badge. These IDs are required to enter the DigiPen building and classrooms. The photos should be well lit, front facing close-ups of the face with a white background (e.g., driver’s license photos). The sooner DigiPen can start printing badges, the easier it will be for the student to access the campus. Please email photos directly to DigiPen wanic@digipen.edu and include the student’s first and last name.

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

·         Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.

·         Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.

·         Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

·         District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

Don’t forget to send a student photograph to DigiPen.

PLUS don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center and your DigiPen program! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Please always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

WANIC OFFICE:

If you need to visit the WANIC office, we’re located on the campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the Allied Health Building on the first floor, in Room A108

11605 132nd Ave NE

Kirkland WA

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The WANIC Office is currently closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

Students attend classes at:

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Road NE

Redmond WA

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for the distance and approximate time it would take to drive between your home high school and DigiPen. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

FIRST DAY:

The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

Students, go to the front desk at DigiPen where someone will meet you and direct you to your classroom.

Your instructor will help you set up your computer login, building access cards, parking passes, and anything else needed for the program.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 7:15-9:45 am (periods 1-3).

 

CALENDAR:

WANIC DigiPen classes follow the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab fees. Your instructor will inform you of other supplies that may be need to be purchased. All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
LWSD dress code applies. Specific details will be provided in the August email.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced daily and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly.

Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC DigiPen school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to DigiPen on the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

We are so excited about this program and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd!

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org or call (425) 739-8400.

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

DigiPen Video Game Programming 1st & 2nd Year 12:30-3:00 PM July & August emails

August email:

INSTRUCTOR DigiPen Video Game Programming 1st Year: Ryan Scheppler ryan.scheppler@digipen.edu

INSTRUCTOR: DigiPen Video Game Programming 2nd Year: Jeremy Kings j.kings@digipen.edu

PHOTO FOR BUILDING ACCESS BADGE:

Please email a photograph of your student for their school ID badge. These IDs are required to enter the DigiPen building and classrooms. The photos should be well lit, front facing close-ups of the face with a white background (e.g., driver’s license photos). The sooner DigiPen can start printing badges, the easier it will be for the student to access the campus. Please email photos directly to DigiPen wanic@digipen.edu and include the student’s first and last name.

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

·         Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.

·         Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.

·         Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

·         District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

Don’t forget to send a student photograph to DigiPen.

PLUS don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center and your DigiPen program! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Please always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

 

WANIC OFFICE:

If you need to visit the WANIC office, we’re located on the campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the Allied Health Building on the first floor, in Room A108

11605 132nd Ave NE

Kirkland WA

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The WANIC Office is currently closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20.

 

PROGRAM LOCATION:

Students attend classes at:

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Road NE

Redmond WA

 

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for the distance and approximate time it would take to drive between your home high school and DigiPen. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

FIRST DAY:

The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

Students, go to the front desk at DigiPen where someone will meet you and direct you to your classroom.

Your instructor will help you set up your computer login, building access cards, parking passes, and anything else needed for the program.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 12:30-3:00 pm (periods 4-6).

 

CALENDAR:

WANIC DigiPen classes follow the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab fees. Your instructor will inform you of other supplies that may be need to be purchased. All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
LWSD dress code applies. Specific details will be provided in the August email.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced daily and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly.

Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC DigiPen school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to DigiPen on the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

We are so excited about this program and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd!

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org or call (425) 739-8400.

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

DigiPen Video Game Programming 1st & 2nd Year 3:30-6:00 PM July & August emails

August email:

INSTRUCTOR DigiPen Video Game Programming 1st Year: Ryan Scheppler ryan.scheppler@digipen.edu

INSTRUCTOR: DigiPen Video Game Programming 2nd Year: Jeremy Kings j.kings@digipen.edu

PHOTO FOR BUILDING ACCESS BADGE:

Please email a photograph of your student for their school ID badge. These IDs are required to enter the DigiPen building and classrooms. The photos should be well lit, front facing close-ups of the face with a white background (e.g., driver’s license photos). The sooner DigiPen can start printing badges, the easier it will be for the student to access the campus. Please email photos directly to DigiPen wanic@digipen.edu and include the student’s first and last name.

PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK:

The 2019-20 WANIC Student/Parent Handbook is available on the WANIC website. Let us know if you need a printed copy. Both the student and parent/guardian must read through the handbook thoroughly and sign the WANIC Student Handbook 2019-20 Sign-off sheet (ATTACHED) to acknowledge you have read and understood each section. Bring the signed Sign Off sheet to class on the first day.

SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT

Regardless of your home school district, all WANIC students are now students of Lake Washington School District (LWSD). For a parent to see a student’s WANIC grades and attendance record, verify contact/emergency information, and set other options/preferences, you will need a Skyward Family Access account. To log into your Skyward Family Access account, click HERE. If you are a first-time user or if you have forgotten your login information, click “Forgot your Login/Password?” When prompted to enter your email address, be sure to use the same parent email address that was used on the student’s WANIC application. You will receive an email with your Skyward Family Access information. Let us know if you need help with this.

 

STUDENT/FAMILY CONTACT INFORMATION VERIFICATION:

Parents/guardians of ALL students are required to verify their student’s contact and emergency information. Do this online through Skyward Family Access before September 15. To do this:

1.       Log into Skyward Family Access (as above).

2.       Click on “Online Student Information Verification”.

3.       Click on your student’s name.

4.       Complete all the required fields and steps.

For more information visit the Skyward Family Access support page (scroll down for specific help on this topic).

If you are a LWSD parent/guardian and you have already done this for your student, it is not necessary to do it again.

 

WITHHOLDING DIRECTORY INFORMATION:

Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called Directory Information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep Directory Information private as well. You can specify your Directory Information options at the same time that you verify your student’s information in Skyward Family Access. This must be done before September 15. Or you may write a letter to WANIC explaining your request to withhold Directory Information.

To set options online: In Skyward Family Access, in the Online Student Information Verification section, in Step 1 a. at the bottom of the page, you will find the “Allow Publication of Student’s Information for:” section. You can select Yes or No to the following options:

·         Military: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to military recruiters.

·         Higher Ed: If you select No, LWSD will not release student information to institutions of higher education.

·         Public: If you select No, student information will not be shared with any person, entity or organization outside of the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: appear in news releases, be announced at graduation, or posted on school or district websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

·         District: If you select No, student information will not be used in any communication within the school district and its partner organizations. Your child’s information will NOT: be published in student directories or posted on internal school websites. If you select No, we will not take photographs/videos of your student participating in any classroom, lab, or field trip activities.

All these options default to Yes.

If you set either the Public or District options to No, be sure to inform your student so they understand why they will not be included in any photographs or videos during WANIC activities.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REACH YOU?

Skylert is a tool that allows you to control how we contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, and other communications using our parent notification service. Read more here.

 

REMINDER - FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come. Please do not send any payment now.

 

REMINDER - BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. To apply for Barrier Reduction financial support, complete THIS FORM by September 30 or contact the WANIC office.

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org, call (425) 739-8400, or stop by the WANIC office (LWTech campus, Allied Health Building, Room A108).

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

Don’t forget to send a student photograph to DigiPen.

PLUS don’t forget to bring on the first day:

  • Parent/Student Handbook Sign Off Sheet signed by both student and parent
  • Medication Administration Authorization Form (one for each medication), if necessary (see email below)
  • Medication that will be (or might be) needed during WANIC school hours, if necessary (see email below)

 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend – we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 3rd!

July email:

Welcome to WANIC Skill Center and your DigiPen program! The first day of school is Tuesday Sep 3, 2019.

This is the first of two welcome letters. We will send another at the end of August with additional attachments and forms. Please read through both emails carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Contact the WANIC office at wanic@lwsd.org or (425) 739-8400. Please always include the student’s FULL NAME when communicating with us.

WANIC OFFICE:

If you need to visit the WANIC office, we’re located on the campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the Allied Health Building on the first floor, in Room A108

11605 132nd Ave NE

Kirkland WA

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The WANIC Office is currently closed for Summer. We will reopen on 8/20.

PROGRAM LOCATION:

Students attend classes at:

DigiPen Institute of Technology

9931 Willows Road NE

Redmond WA

Students are responsible for getting themselves to class on time each school day. See the attached Mileage Chart for the distance and approximate time it would take to drive between your home high school and DigiPen. Be sure to allow enough time to get to class on time each school day.

 

FIRST DAY:

The first day of school is Tuesday, Sep 3rd.

Students, go to the front desk at DigiPen where someone will meet you and direct you to your classroom.

Your instructor will help you set up your computer login, building access cards, parking passes, and anything else needed for the program.

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Mondays through Fridays 3:30-6:00 p.m.

CALENDAR:

WANIC DigiPen classes follow the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 2019-20 calendar (here). We expect all students to attend class on all LWSD school days even if these are non-school days at your home high school. Download the calendar to see the dates of our breaks and non-school days.

Note these two exceptions:

·         Wednesdays are not early release days – we follow a full daily schedule on Wednesdays.

·         There is NO SCHOOL on Wednesday November 27th.

We recommend you print/save the LWSD calendar to refer to when planning vacations.

 

FEES:

The lab/supplies fee for this class is $50. There may be other purchases required. Please do not pay for any items until you hear more from us. When it is time, you will be able to pay online (preferred) or you may send a check or the exact amount in cash to the WANIC Office. More details to come.

 

BARRIER REDUCTION FUNDS:

Students may qualify for financial support if they are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program at their home high school. These funds may be used to pay for the class supplies fee, bus pass or gas card, and other approved expenses. More information will be sent in the August email.

 

SUPPLIES:

Most of the necessary supplies are covered by the class lab fees. Your instructor will inform you of other supplies that may be need to be purchased. All you need to bring on the first day is something to write on (notepad), something to write with (pens, pencils), and anything else that helps you in your coursework.

 

DRESS CODE:
LWSD dress code applies. Specific details will be provided in the August email.

 

ATTENDANCE:

Attendance in class is very important. Students are expected to be in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Even when an absence is excused, many skills are learned and practiced daily and cannot be re-created following an absence.

The attendance policy is described on the WANIC website here. Pay careful attention to what constitutes an excused absence and pre-arranging an absence.

Parents/guardians must email wanic@lwsd.org or call in to the WANIC office (425) 739-8400 to excuse your student within 48 hours of an absence. Please indicate the student’s full name and a reason for the absence. Until a reason is provided, the absence will remain unexcused. It is customary to inform the teacher of absences as well, but in order to record and excuse the absence, the WANIC office must hear from a parent/guardian directly.

Note: Parent/guardian calls or emails to the student’s home high school do not reach WANIC – you must contact WANIC directly.

 

HEALTH CONCERNS:

If your student has a serious medical condition (such as seizures, asthma, diabetes, cardiac condition, or allergy requiring epinephrine) or other significant medical or behavioral condition, you must inform the WANIC office immediately. If the student requires (or may require) medication during WANIC DigiPen school hours, the student is required to have a signed Medication Administration Authorization form for each medication, and the medication must be brought by the parent/guardian to DigiPen on the first day of school. If these are not received, we will call the parent/guardian to pick up your student immediately. There are three Medication Administration Authorization forms (attached) depending on the type of medication needed. Please print the correct form (one for each medication) and take it to your student’s medical provider to be completed and signed. For more information see the Medication at School page on the LWSD website here. For any questions/concerns regarding your student’s health, forms, or medications, contact the WANIC office right away.

 

We are so excited about this program and are very happy you will be joining us on September 3rd!

 

Questions? Email wanic@lwsd.org or call (425) 739-8400.

 

Please include your student’s FULL NAME in all communications with us.

 

WANIC Office will reopen on 8/20. WANIC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

**Watch for another email from us in late August.**

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