Open House Dates for Class 2018-1

Formal presentation starts at 10 a.m. Arrive early for best seating. Class of 2018-1 starts Jan. 13, 2018.

  • Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

  • Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

  • Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

  • Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017

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Important Dates for Class 2017-2

Intake Day

Date: July 15, 2017
Time:
10 a.m.
Location: Bremerton High School, 1500 13th St, Bremerton, WA 


1st Home Pass

Pickup Date:    Sept. 2
Pickup Time:   Noon
Location:          Pendergast Park (behind the Youth Academy), 1199 Union Ave W, Bremerton, WA 98312

Return Date:   Sept. 4
Return Time:  5 p.m.
Location:         Road in front of Academy (Carver St.) in between main Academy building and portable classrooms

  1. ELIGIBLE Cadets will be released to family members who are authorized for pick up and have a valid ID. NO exceptions. If someone other than an authorized pick up person will be picking your Cadet up, we need permission IN ADVANCE and IN WRITING from an authorized pick up person naming who will pick up your Cadet. They must have a valid ID.

  2. Pick up location is Pendergast Park.
    (1199 Union Ave W • Bremerton)
    As you arrive at the park, approach the table for your Cadet's platoon and follow the instructions of the Cadre. You will need your ID. You will receive an envelope with information inside. The envelope is your ticket to get your Cadet. Some of you may be directed to see the Nurse at a separate table where you will receive your envelope once you have completed what the Nurse needs done. READ THE INFORMATION CAREFULLY!

    •      a) Grade report: We need you to sign and return the receipt to us!!
           b) Residential Life report: A detailed report of your Cadets performance outside of the classroom.
           c) Letter of expectations: What your Cadet needs to remember while on home pass.

      The Cadets will arrive at Pendergast Park.

  3. Drop off location is WYA. DO NOT BE LATE!! IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CADET TO BE ON TIME. NO EXCUSES FOR BEING LATE. LEAVE HOME EARLY ENOUGH TO GET TO THE WYA ON TIME. Make sure Cadets are in proper uniform. Females: NO MAKE UP. PERIOD!

  4. Please try to arrive at Pendergast on time. We understand that you work and that it's Friday, but remember that it's very difficult for those few Cadets who are waiting for their families and they aren't there on time.

  5. Those Cadets who have restrictions or a complete revocation of their home pass will be notified in advance. There is no need to call us to see if your Cadet has been cleared for home pass. If you haven't heard from us by telephone telling you that your Cadet has been restricted or has lost his/her home pass, plan on being here on time. The WYA will make every effort to communicate with families about Cadets who are in jeopardy of losing their home pass in plenty of time for you to make necessary plans, however, the WYA reserves the right to restrict a Cadet's home pass should their conduct warrant such action. Cadets are responsible for their actions. We appreciate your support on this point.

  6. Be advised that this home pass time is for families to reconnect. We recognize that they have made some impressive improvements, but their journey has just begun. After six weeks, they are closer to the person they were than the person they are working to become; and we want all of them to return safely and drug free.

  7. For cadets that live in the Yakima, Spokane, Wenatchee, and Tri-Cities areas, we will allow the families to purchase flights for the first Home Pass. Flights for these hometown areas are allowed the second Home Pass ONLY if the cadet returns on-time on September 4th. To ensure maximum accountability and fairness for all Cadets, WYA requires that all Cadets travel ONLY on the flights listed in the attached “Home Pass Flight Information Memo”, without exception. Families who wish to utilize this option, must make arrangements in advance. Please follow these guidelines:
    1) Parents will purchase tickets for home pass by the following dates:
    a. 1st Home Pass 2 – 4 SEP 17: Purchase tickets by: 24 AUG 17 & email to their Platoon LT or MSG by 24 AUG 17
    b. 2nd Home Pass 22-28 NOV 17: Purchase tickets by: 12 NOV 17 & email to their Platoon LT or MSG by 12 NOV 17
    2) If parents DO NOT purchase tickets 10 DAYS PRIOR to Home Pass, they must pick their cadets up for Home Pass at the release time. Parents and families are not authorized to purchase tickets after the proposed dates.
    Late arrangements and/or alternate flight times will NOT be authorized. There are specific flights that work best with the training schedule for the home pass period. If you are not able to book on the specified flights listed on the “Home Pass Flight Information Memo”, flying during Home Pass will not be an available option for your cadet. All flight arrangements made will need to be communicated to your cadet’s Platoon Supervisor NO LATER THAN the dates identified above.
    ** Home Passes must be earned and are not guaranteed simply because flights were purchased; if a cadet loses Home Pass time, Washington Youth Academy WILL NOT be held responsible for additional cost or money lost due to Cadets losing their home pass. Every effort will be made to communicate with Parents regarding behavior issues that could jeopardize a Cadet’s home pass, which could happen as late as the day of home pass.

Family Day

Date:            Oct. 15
Time:           10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:     TBD, Typically Pendergast Park (behind the Youth Academy)
                     1199 Union Ave W, Bremerton, WA

2nd Home Pass

Pickup Date:    Nov. 22
Pickup Time:   Noon
Location:          Washington Youth Academy

Return Date:    Nov. 28
Return Time:   Noon
Location:          Road in front of Academy (Carver St.) in between main Academy building and portable classrooms

Graduation is right around the corner. Cadets will be required to secure placement in order to graduate the program. These are ideal days for you to schedule appointments with your Cadet's school to re-enroll.

For cadets that live in the Yakima, Spokane, Wenatchee, and Tri-Cities areas, we will allow the families to purchase flights for the first Home Pass. Flights for these hometown areas are allowed the second Home Pass ONLY if the cadet returns on-time on September 4th. To ensure maximum accountability and fairness for all Cadets, WYA requires that all Cadets travel ONLY on the flights listed in the attached “Home Pass Flight Information Memo”, without exception. Families who wish to utilize this option, must make arrangements in advance. Please follow these guidelines:
1) Parents will purchase tickets for home pass by the following dates:
a. 1st Home Pass 2 – 4 SEP 17: Purchase tickets by: 24 AUG 17 & email to their Platoon LT or MSG by 24 AUG 17
b. 2nd Home Pass 22-28 NOV 17: Purchase tickets by: 12 NOV 17 & email to their Platoon LT or MSG by 12 NOV 17
2) If parents DO NOT purchase tickets 10 DAYS PRIOR to Home Pass, they must pick their cadets up for Home Pass at the release time. Parents and families are not authorized to purchase tickets after the proposed dates.
Late arrangements and/or alternate flight times will NOT be authorized. There are specific flights that work best with the training schedule for the home pass period. If you are not able to book on the specified flights listed on the “Home Pass Flight Information Memo”, flying during Home Pass will not be an available option for your cadet. All flight arrangements made will need to be communicated to your cadet’s Platoon Supervisor NO LATER THAN the dates identified above.
** Home Passes must be earned and are not guaranteed simply because flights were purchased; if a cadet loses Home Pass time, Washington Youth Academy WILL NOT be held responsible for additional cost or money lost due to Cadets losing their home pass. Every effort will be made to communicate with Parents regarding behavior issues that could jeopardize a Cadet’s home pass, which could happen as late as the day of home pass.

Commencement Date

Date:                Dec. 16
Time:               10 a.m.
Location:         Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center

 

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