Principal’s Blog2016-12-09T21:22:36-07:00

Principal’s Blog


Daily Announcements


The Dental Van will be on campus on today, students who are to be seen have been scheduled.

For day students please remember that if your student is staying for any after school activities please call the office at 360-947-3292 or email as well as cancel the bus with ESD112 by calling 360-750-7510.

Check out the new water bottle filling station in Old Main or Stenehjem, we will be getting the one in Irwin shortly.  Students are encouraged to bring in a refillable water bottle to use daily.


Pizza, apples, cauliflower, and milk.


Tandem cycling form 3:15-5:30pm.

Just a reminder that this year parents and students must sign up for recreation events the week prior to Adrienne.
















UEB Course Offered

Registration is now open!

This class is for people wanting to learn braille  and those wanting to refresh their braille skills.

The goal of this class is to prepare participants to take the Washington State UEB exam or the recertification exam.

Class will be taught by Shane Dittmar, teacher at WSSB.

It will be presented through ZOOM, video conferencing on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM, starting Wednesday October 16 through the end of February. Classes will be recorded for those who are registered.

There is no cost for registration!

Register for the UEB Class HERE



It’s been a great start to the school year! There have been some changes made to our counseling department this year. WSSB now has two mental health staff on campus to support students! Returning is Miss Thomas. She is our School Psychologist. As the School Psychologist at WSSB she completes the Special Education Evaluations and supports IEP paperwork. She continues to do some counseling with a few students and supports students/staff as needed. Miss Hendricks is our new School Social Worker. She is the main person students see for counseling. Miss Hendricks oversees our SEL or Social Emotional Learning this year that all students receive weekly. She also supports students and staff as needed when student concerns arise.

Please check the counseling page periodically for updates and information throughout the year! Listed below is the counseling department contact information should you have any questions.

Miss Hendricks
School Social Worker

Miss Thomas
School Psychologist


Start of the Year FAQs For WSSB Families

image of a large white question mark in chalk on a blackboard.

2019-2020 School Calendar Common Family Questions

  • Technology will be coming home this weekend with your student.  Please be sure all devices return back to school daily charged and with all accessories.



  • Who do you call when your student is absent from school?

Call our attendance line at 360-947-3278 or email, please be sure to state your student’s name and the reason for the absence.


  • Where can I find a school calendar and how do I know that date my residential student travels?

I have attached a copy of our 2019-2020 school calendar. The slash marks indicate when residential students travel. You can find a text calendar on our website using the following link: WSSB  2019-20 Text Format Calendar


  • Skyward is the platform the school uses to log attendance, grades, and contact information.  How can parents use this tool?

Skyward Family Access is the parent login portal.  To log in using the parent User name: firstname.lastname  Password: newparent.  Please call 360-947-3309 if you are having a hard time accessing your account.

  • Do you need our school supply list?

2019-20 School Supply List Click on the clothing and school supply list for your student, this is for both residential and day students.

  • How do students sign up for recreation activities?

Students sign up with Adrienne if they are interested in participating in an activity at least the week prior during lunchtime.  Adrienne will notify day families if you student would like to participate.  Families are responsible for canceling day transportation and letting the office know of these changes.

  • What to do if your transportation needs to be changed?

Residential transportation changes can be made by calling 360-947-3278.

Day transportation changes can be made by calling ESD112 at 360-750-7510, the Irwin office also needs to be notified so we can make sure our own checkout system is followed.  Please email or call 360-947-3309 to let us know of any changes to day transportation.


Be School Ready

Yellow square with blue lettering states: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” Helen Keller


How will you view this school year?

In every adventure, it’s important you are prepared. The link below contains the clothing and supply list for this school year. Don’t forget your swimsuit and any tools that help you access your classes better.  Don’t worry, we’re here to help you figure out the rest.

Let’s have this be another great year.

Clothing and School Supply List


2018-19 Student Yearbook

WSSB is excited to share this digital yearbook created by 11th grader Nolan Schaffer.  Nolan worked on this yearbook during the 4th quarter as a project for his work experience class.  Students were interviewed and Nolan put all the information together in a digital format for your enjoyment.  John Ziemann assisted Nolan with the finishing touches.  Thank you to Nolan, John, and all of the students that contributed to this project.  Please select the link below to view the yearbook.  Have a wonderful summer break!

Link to 2018-19 WSSB Student Yearbook