Weekly Academic Contact (WAC)
Two-way weekly contact with a certificated teacher related to the instructional goals outlined in the WSLP. Contact can be:
Direct personal contact, which is one-to-one contact with a teacher. Direct personal contact can be in person or by email, telephone, instant messaging, or interactive video (ZOOM).
In-person instructional contact, which is face-to-face contact with a teacher in a classroom. In-person instructional contact may be accomplished in a group setting between the certificated teacher and multiple students.
Synchronous digital instruction contact, which is real-time communication with a teacher using online, voice, or video communication technology. Synchronous digital instructional contact may be accomplished in a group setting between the teacher and multiple students.
Attendance is the number one indicator of student success. At BVA, missing just ONE weekly contact accounts for FIVE (5) school days. Attendance is monitored both consecutive (in a row) AND cumulative (over the school year). Mr. Forsberg and the BVA attendance team monitor student attendance weekly have developed a set of steps to help engage students and help remove potential barriers.
Missed Weekly Academic Contact Step Progression:
Week 1: Automated phone call and email to parents
Week 2: A phone call from the attendance team
Week 3: Attendance Meeting #1 with the student support team
Week 4: Home Visit
Week 5: Grace Week to implement interventions
Week 6: Attendance Meeting #2 with administration
Week 7: Potential BECCA paperwork filed with Pierce County Courts