“How often does my child come home?” Your child is scheduled to go home each weekend and for the holidays. Transportation is provided on closure days by WSSB to designated stops near your home area. If your child is needed at home prior to closing day, the child may be excused from school, but the transportation must be arranged by the parent.
“How much do the services my child receives cost?” There is no cost to students or their families for instructional and residential services if the custodial parent(s) live in the state of Washington. Families provide for their child’s clothing, medical care, personal needs, recreational spending, and special fees. Some scholarships are available to students in need.
“May my child bring personal electronics,stereos, games, or toys?” We encourage students to bring some of their favorite items. Many students bring radios, stereo/CD players, laptops, stuffed toys, and games. WSSB assumes no responsibility for personal items brought by students or their families.
“When am I allowed to visit my child at school?” We are always pleased to have parents visit the school and cottages. Please inform the Director of On-Campus Programs, in advance, of your intention to visit during school hours, or the Director of Transition Services when visiting cottages. It is imperative that you notify the appropriate staff person if you plan to take your child from school or from a cottage area. This helps the school assure the safety and protection of your child.
“May friends and relatives visit my child at school?” We encourage visitors to come see your child. Permission must be granted (or denied) by the parent and is included in our application form. Please provide advance notice when visitors are coming.
“Whom can I talk with about my child’s progress?” RLC’s, school nurses, teachers, the Director of On-Campus Programs, IEP advocates, the Director of Transition Services and the Superintendent are always willing to discuss matters relating to your child. To encourage close home/school ties, yearly conferences are scheduled for the parents of all children. However, please feel free to call or stop at school any time you have questions.