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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow." ~Mary Anne Radmacher
Automatic Attendance Calls Resume
Monday, November 2


We wanted to take the time to inform you that in the second quarter, starting Monday, November 2nd, we will be turning on our Automatic Attendance Calls. This means if your student is marked absent for the day in any class, we would notify the parent or guardian that same evening of the absence. This is an important tool to help your student be successful in all of their classes.

As always, we still want you to call or preferably email the Attendance Office to report an excused absence for your student at whsattendance@nsd.org or 425-408-7410. If you find that the absence reported might be a mistake, please have your student reach out to their teacher first and then, if needed, the Attendance Office.

AP Exam 2020-21
Advanced Placement Exam Registration
Registration Deadline: Sunday, Nov 1 by 11:59 p.m. 

This is a two-step process and both steps MUST be completed to access the AP Classroom resources and/or order AP Exams. The entire process (both steps 1 and 2) can be completed in a single sitting in approximately 10 minutes.

Step 1: Complete the registration process that starts below.

Step 2: Enroll all your AP courses and exams in the College Board's MyAP system with the Join Codes you will receive at the end of this registration process.

READ ALL OF THIS INFORMATION:

  • There is no cost for enrolling in AP courses, but the 2021 AP Exams cost $104 per exam. Woodinville High School is excited to offer families the ability to pay their exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration.
  • Registrations made after 11:59 PM, Sunday, Nov 1, 2020 will incur a $40 late fee per exam.
  • AP exam registrations that are not fully paid by Sunday, November 8, 2020 will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.

Step 1Complete Here: Students taking AP courses/exams at Woodinville High School must enroll/register at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/481598 by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Step 2 - Follow these instructions: A confirmation page will indicate when Step 1 has been completed. The confirmation page will include the information needed to complete Step 2, which is enrolling courses/exams in the College Board's system, MyAP.CollegeBoard.org. This step must be completed right away as exams will only be ordered if both steps 1 and 2 are completed.

Please contact College & Career Counselor Ms. Estela Gerlinger, egerlinger@nsd.org if you would like to register for an exam not listed, have questions about financial assistance, or have any other questions.

Class of 2021 
Class rank is now available! 
 
To maintain confidentiality and for efficiency purposes, we’ve created a Google form for you to fill out and submit for your class rank. 
 
Once you complete the Google form, you will receive an e-mail response, within 24 hours, from Mr. Schoen with your official class rank and class size. 
 
Students are responsible for filling out the Google form. You must have an @apps.nsd.org email account to complete the Google form:
 
 
Your WHS Counselors, 
Ms. Miller, Ms. Lamb, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Hirsch, Ms. Brenner, Mr. Schoen, Ms. Gerlinger

Senior Ads Are Due December 16!

Class of 2021!
WHS Senior Yearbook Ad Instructions Are Available Online!


Jostens Senior Week
Oct 26 - Nov 1


It is time for seniors to place their orders for the required cap/gown unit, and all the graduation items needed to be prepared for the Ceremony and Celebrate this wonderful accomplishment. Jostens is Northshore School District's official graduation supplier. They are setting aside a full week of savings for our seniors.

During Senior Week There will be Free Shipping on your entire order and the best prices for your required cap/gown unit. Be sure to click the link below for all the information and to order your cap, gown, and announcement during the week of October 26-November 1.
  • Free shipping on all products
  • $20.00 savings on your cap and gown (savings reflected on the website)
  • A free cap, gown and tassel when ordering your ring
  • Be guaranteed the official graduation announcement.

Message from your WHS Counselors


Mental Health Resources
As we are experiencing the difficult loss of one of our Falcon family members, this can be a lot for some of us to process. We all process loss in different ways and this might be a good time to reach out for support. Here are our zoom rooms to connect with us:
This might also be a good time to take a deep breath and find a way to relax…..
Check out our online Virtual Calming Room! You will find resources such as:
● Meditation to Calm Anxiety
● Yoga Helping to Relieve Stress
● Brain Exercise Games
● Calming Music
Covid got you down: Christine Kakalecik, our Mental Health Counselor, is available for a self referral at christinekakalecik@nsd.org (or you can reach out to your counselor to discuss a referral)
Check out the WHS counseling website for additional offerings: https://woodinville.nsd.org/counseling/mental-health or reach out to your counselor for a list of local resources We encourage you to keep in touch with your emotions and reach out for help. Your loved ones, friends, teachers, and counselors can all support you right now. Your Woodinville High School counseling team is here for you. If you are worried about a friend, please be the one to get them help. 
What are “Apps & Chats”? Counselors block out virtual office hours specifically to chat about your college apps! Counselors can provide feedback and support for any questions related to applications, college essays, recommendations, etc.
We have one more session currently planned, before the November 1 deadline:
  • Wednesday, October 28 from 11:00a-12:00p

Click on your counselor’s Zoom Room link during those times to chat about your college apps!
Senior Transcripts!
Seniors can now access unofficial transcripts through StudentVUE! Go to your StudentVUE account and check out the new documents tab on the left hand side. Once you click on documents, you will be able to see a link to your most current “Unofficial Transcript”.

Link to the WHS College Readiness page:
https://woodinville.nsd.org/counseling/college-information


ACT/SAT Testing
For information regarding testing, please refer to the College Board or ACT websites at collegeboard.org or act.org. Local testing is scheduled for December and March.  However, due to Covid, testing in December is unlikely to happen.  We can hope for testing in March.  Please note that many colleges are not requiring and considering ACT/SAT scores as they conduct a holistic review of incoming freshmen applications.  We highly recommend that seniors refer to the college website for specifics admission requirements.

Midterm Reports - Quarter Ends October 30

It’s been a roller coaster start to the school year, but believe it or not, the end of the first quarter is October 30th, a little more than two weeks away! Midterm reports are not final grades and they do not go on your transcript. They should be viewed as a gauge of how you’re doing in your classes. We’re only halfway through the semester, so if you’re not doing as well as you’d like, you’ve got time to turn it around! Take full advantage of asynchronous Wednesdays by setting up a Zoom meeting with your teachers, emailing your school counselor, or getting some help from a friend. If you’re doing okay, keep up the good work!
Schoology Screencast
Did you make it to Advisory on Tuesday for the Schoology Tutorial?? Here is the Talon Time Screencast and some of the things we’ve taken away from the training:
● Make sure to check your grades in Schoology, regularly.
● You can add assignments to your calendar if they aren’t showing up automatically as an assignment with a due date.
● Make sure to look at your list of overdue assignments but if teachers have given you a 50% grade for a missing assignment, then it will not be listed in your overdue list. Be sure to check your actual grades to see if you are missing additional assignments.
● We realize this might be a lot to manage right now, reach out to your teacher or counselor for help
Sincerely, 
Your WHS School Counselors


Apply for Free & Reduced Price Meals Today!

While Northshore is currently providing free meals, this support is made possible by temporary USDA funding. If this funding changes, the District may be required to charge families based on their current eligibility for meals. Have you applied for free and reduced-price meals this year?
If your family qualified last year, you need to reapply this year to ensure that your student receives free or reduced price meals once the current free meals program ends. It is important to apply today so that your eligibility status doesn’t lapse. If an application is not in process for a returning student by October 14, 2020, the student’s account will automatically be transferred to a paid account on the next school day. Please know that the number of eligible students for free and reduced price meals connects to the District’s Title I funding, which provides additional support at schools to help students succeed. Additionally, if your family income has decreased, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
In addition to receiving free or reduced-price meals, your eligibility also provides
  • Reduced fee for Camp Cedar Spring
  • Reduced fee for PSAT and Advanced Placement Testing
  • Reduced fee for sports/athletics
  • Reduced fee for summer school
  • Access to Backpack Program, which provides backpacks and school supplies
  • Access to Operation School Bell, which provides clothes and personal products

To find out if you are eligible and to apply online visit our website.  
School Lunch Information
Beginning Wednesday, September 9, NSD started offering free meals for all children ages 18 and younger.
Students do not need to be enrolled in the Northshore School District to receive meals. NSD requires that all families wear a mask and maintain physical distancing when picking up their meals. Thank you for helping to keep our drivers and families safe.
For more information, visit the NSD Website.
Student Work Permit Signatures!
Is your student working this year and in need of their Work Permit Signed? If so, please have them contact their WHS Counselor via email and they can help get this signed for them.

WHS Counseling email addresses can be found on the WHS Homepage under Counseling.

Woodinville High School Theatre Presents:
A Halloween Radio Extravaganza
Get your tickets now!


This year, Woodinville High School’s award-winning Theatre Company is trying something completely new: Radio! We are venturing into the world of physically distant, but creatively connected, radio plays. The WHS (Theatre) Broadcasting Company is excited to present “Tales of Terror”, five nightly performances of vintage horror shows from the golden age of radio. Included are such favorites as Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of The House of Usher, Oscar Wilde’s Canterville Ghost, classic horror radio shows from the 1930s and 1940s, and the gothic terror of Dracula. All 10 radio plays are pre-recorded and will be broadcast on our YouTube channel with a few visual cues interspersed. There will be two stories each night, offering some spooky family entertainment leading up to the grand finale performance of Dracula on Halloween evening.

Performances are October 27 through October 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm. The link to our YouTube channel will go live each night at 6:45 pm. We encourage you to position your device in a central place in your home, gather all members of your household and get comfortable for an hour of spine-tingling entertainment. Tickets are $5 per device for all 10 shows and will be available online on TouchBase beginning October 12, 2020. 
  • Individuals with students in Northshore will be able to purchase tickets by logging into their TouchBase account (do not create a Guest Account!). If a Northshore parent/guardian is in need of their TouchBase username/password, please email whsattendance@nsd.org.
  • Individuals who do not have students in Northshore can create a Guest Account at TouchBase.
More detailed information about the WHS Theatre Company and its community-based Drama Booster organization is available at www.whstc.org.

Technology Support

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:
CLEVER, SCHOOLOGY, AND LOGINS

Visit the WHS Tech Support page for technology information regarding Clever, Schoology devices, login/password information, and support!

NSD Support Hotline
425-408-7669 or Email WHStech@nsd.org
or visit NSD Technology & Learning Support


Devices
It's never too late to request a device for distance learning! Complete the NSD Device Request Form to start the process!
Questions? Families can e-mail WHStech@nsd.org or call 425-408-7669 for technology support.

New Student Login Information & Student Password Resets

If a student has lost their password and need it reset or need help signing in to any NSD accounts, email the Library dgarcia@nsd.org or hlundberg@nsd.org for assistance. Students are automatically assigned an account with their standard district issued username and password. Students new to WHS should email the LIBRARY at dgarcia@nsd.org and learn about all the TECHNOLOGY options available to them. See the WHS Tech Support page on how to log in for the first time!
Navigating Internet Issues during NSL 3.0

If at any time your student is unable to log in to classes due to an internet outage, we encourage you to contact your service provider. We have listed some of the local providers below. You will need to log in to your provider's site to see a map of outrages.

Xfinity: 
Xfinity Status Center
Phone: 1-800-934-6489
Wave Broadband:
Wave Broadband Support
Phone: 1-866-928-3123
Verizon:
Verizon Service Outage Information
Phone: 1-800-922-0204

Ziply:
Ziply Service Outage Status
Phone: 1-866-699-4759

If you have issues with logging into Clever/Schology or issues with a District provided device, please contact our District Family Technology Helpline at 425-408-7669.
NSD Communications Department
(September 10, 2020, 1:55 p.m.)

Woodinville Turkey Trot

In addition to the 5K and 5 mile distances, check out the NEW 3K Calorie Challenge. Complete 31 miles in 31 days to earn a medal and your Thanksgiving dinner! (Proceeds benefit the Wrestling Booster Club and FAB supporting Cross Country.)  
Learn More


UPCOMING EVENTS!


Stay up-to-date by viewing the Calendar on the website homepage 

10/26-Nov1: Jostens Senior Week

10/27-31:      WHS Theatre Company "Tales of Terror" Broadcast
10/28:           Senior College Apps & Chats, 11a-12p
10/30:           End of 1st Quarter
11/01:            Standard Time - Fall Back 1 Hour          
11/01:           AP Exam Registration Deadline, 11:59 pm
11/02:
11/03:            Election Day
11/05:          Save the Date: WHS Virtual Open House, 7:00pm

11/11:           Veterans Day - No School
12/1-18:        Final 2020-21 Yearbook Sales Window, $45

12/16:           Yearbook Senior Ads Due
06/16:           Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony, 7pm

WHS Virtual Open House - Save the date! Nov 5!
This year, our Open House will be held virtually on Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m. This is an adjustment from October 29th.

Talon Time Advisory Plan
Tues, Oct 27 & Fri, Oct 30


Tuesday, 10/27: ALL students are scheduled to attend Advisory for on Tuesday, October 27, 1:25-1:55 p.m. Attendance will be taken for all grade levels. Advisors will provide Zoom links for their students.
Friday, 10/30:  ALL students can schedule to meet with their advisor or advisors can request and schedule students to attend from 1:25-1:55 p.m. for support.  Advisors will provide Zoom links for their students who schedule to meet or are scheduled by advisors to meet.
The only students who will be marked absent from Advisory on Friday the 30th are:
  1. Students who schedule to meet with their advisor and do not show; or
  2. Students scheduled by an advisor to meet and do not show


HSF College Camp programs, taking place via Zoom


This is a FREE, bilingual, webinar for students in 6th – 12th grade, and their families, where they will receive valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education!  
HSF College Camp is tailored to address the needs of ALL middle and high school students, and their parents. Families can choose to receive information in either English or Spanish. People of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
The curriculum will be presented by subject-matter experts and will cover topics including:
Preparing for and applying to college
  • Researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • Understanding the real cost of a college education
  • Maximizing the college experience
  • Preparing for a career after college
Additionally, the webinar will feature a panel with Admissions and Financial Aid representatives from varying universities.
 
This event is FREE and open to the public; however, space is limited. There will be three identical sessions:
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT
  • Saturday, November 7, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT
  • Saturday, November 21, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
For further event details and to register to attend, please visit: bit.ly/hsfcollegecamp. Registration will close once capacity has been reached. 

For Spanish speakers, feel free to download the Spanish Information Flyer.


WHS Website Translation
Traducción de sitios web de WHS

The WHS website (and Daily Bulletin) can be translated into hundreds of different languages by clicking the "Translate" drop down above the "Athletics" tab on the website homepage.
El sitio web de WHS se puede traducir a cientos de idiomas diferentes haciendo clic en el menú desplegable "Traducir" que se encuentra sobre la pestaña "Atletismo" en la página de inicio del sitio web.
Obtenga más información sobre la traducción de sitios web.

Power or Internet Outage - What To Do


We understand that weather incidents may cause a loss of power when students and staff are engaged in distance learning. Our district's Technology, Northshore Learns, and Communications teams collaborated with educators to develop a plan for notifications about power outages, access to service, and how everyone can prepare ahead of time to adjust and continue learning. Please visit our website to learn what to do if your power goes out or if your teacher's power goes out.

Washington's K-12 Internet Access Program: Check Eligibility for Free Internet Access 

Having reliable connectivity to the internet is critical for your student’s success during distance learning. The state recognizes this need, and has partnered with Ziply Fiber and Comcast/Xfinity to create Washington’s K–12 Internet Access Program, which gives eligible families free internet access so your student can connect to online learning from home.

This internet access opportunity will provide you with faster, stronger and more reliable connectivity than hotspots or tethering to mobile devices, which will better support your student. If eligible, your free internet access is available through June 30, 2021.
Complete information and the steps to check elegibility, can be found on the Woodinville High School Website.

Update Your Contact Information

As the new school year begins, we encourage families to take a few minutes to check their contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses. We use parent/guardian email addresses to create school mailing lists. The District also uses email as a tool for sharing important, and sometimes urgent, information with families. Automated phone calls are sent to families with safety and emergency messages.

You can check your contact information in ParentVUE.  For questions, please contact Attendance Secretary and WHS Online Parent Resource Coordinator Kim Benedict at whsattendance@nsd.org.
To update any information, please fill out this form and return it to our registrar Denise Schwans at dschwans@nsd.org

WHS 2020-21 Clubs

Building Our Falcon Community this School Year!

We are so excited for new and returning students to join all the exciting clubs Woodinville has to offer. Here at WHS, students will find clubs ranging from a wide variety of interests, and WHS ASB has a lot in store for students to meet all these different clubs. 

Below, through students' NSD Google account, they will find a link to a document with flyers from every Woodinville High School club. These flyers will have a brief description of each club as well how to contact said club. Along with the flyers there is also a master list with every club and easily accessible contact information:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n_xSSB6uaLNthk5EhsGZJdR08yfQEwsbmDP1t2HYW-
A/edit?usp=sharing 
The Club Contact List can also be found on the WHS Activities website.
Lastly, in order to join a club students should fill out the Google form here: https://forms.gle/hBuNEvjNv7itgV1V9

This form will act as an intent to join form for all clubs at Woodinville High School. By filling out this form and providing personal information students are allowing club representatives to reach out at a later date with information on how to become a member and with updates on meetings and events. 

We’re excited to build our Falcon community this school year!

Best, Woodinville ASB 

Learn More about Curbside Library Pick Up
Sports Information

2020-21 ATHLETICS REGISTRATION
FinalForms registration is OPEN for the 20-21 athletic seasons. You can register for fall (season 3), winter (season 2) and/or spring (season 4) sports at the same time.

Required PRIOR to Participation in Athletics
In order to participate in athletics, a FinalForms registration must be completed by both parent and student and a current sports physical must be on file with the WHS Athletic Office. Sports physicals are good for two years from the exam date. 
Visit our Register for Athletics page for more information and to register on FinalForms

If you have any questions, are having issues registering on FinalForms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Athletic Secretary, at rhector@nsd.org

WIAA Mind Gym Wednesdays!
Mental training is a vital part of your workout, especially now with sports on hold here in Washington.  To help student-athletes and coaches make mental conditioning a priority, the WIAA has teamed up with Collin Henderson and Ngozi Musa to offer Mind Gym Wednesdays.  Starting Wednesday, October 7th, Collin and Ngozi will be hosting weekly seminars to help cultivate motivation and master habits of excellence.

THERE IS NO COST TO REGISTER.
Full Schedule & Registration
Optional Student Insurance
As a service, NSD is providing information regarding optional student accident and health insurance coverage administered by Myers-Stevens & Toohey, Inc. These low cost plans are distributed by many districts across Washington. Although they are not the only provider of this type of coverage, they have been recommended by our Washington Schools Risk Management Pool.

https://www.nsd.org/our-district/departments/business-services/risk-management/student-insurance

Scholarship Foundation of Northshore

Northshore students are invited to explore scholarships they are eligible for and to apply! Applications open November 1, 2020. For more information and to search their scholarships, please visit their website at  https://sf-ns.org/ 
Mental Health Matters!
If you or a loved one are in a mental health crisis, call the King County Crisis Line at 206-461-3222, text HELLO to 741741, dial 911, or go to the nearest Emergency Room. 

Learn more about mental health resources.
Students in need of financial support?
Please contact your school counselor

WHS counselors have access to community resources to support families who could use a grocery card, help with school fees/supplies or other basic needs.  Please contact your School Counselor if they can help during this challenging time.  There is no qualifying factor and is confidential. Please don't hesitate to ask. 
Community Assitance

During the COVID-19 outbreak, out community has come together to provide assistance to families in need. 
Learn More
Parent and Student Resources
Daily Bulletin:
Along with the E-News, the Daily Bulletin keeps our students/families informed and up-to-date on the news, events, and celebrations happening here at WHS. The Daily Bulletin is posted daily under Our School > Daily Bulletin.
Staff Directory:
Are you trying to obtain contact information for your student’s teachers or counselors?
Visit the WHS Staff Directory under “Our School” > “School Staff Directory” from the website homepage.
Daily Schedules 2020-21

Visitor Management System Pilot


Dr. Reid shared in her October 15 Thursday Thoughts, that over the past year the NSD Safety & Security Department has been developing a plan to implement a visitor management software system in our schools. This plan is now finalized, and equipment is being set up and tested at NSD pilot schools: Crystal Springs, East Ridge, Kokanee and Ruby Bridges elementary schools, as well as Northshore Middle School and Bothell High School.
When it is safe to return to buildings, visitors to these schools will work with school staff to scan their driver’s license, take a photo, and receive a name badge, to be worn at all times while in the school. Once the visitor is ready to leave campus, they will return to the main office and sign out, so school staff know that the visitor is no longer in the building.
After the pilot concludes, staff will evaluate efficiency and troubleshoot any challenges. This software is anticipated to be rolled out districtwide over time. This approach will lead to consistency across all schools for all visitors and staff, and provide real-time monitoring of who is on campus, which is critical in the event of an emergency. The implementation of this new system is made possible by the generous support of our Northshore voters who approved the 2018 bond. 

Volunteer Applications

Do you plan to volunteer in your student's virtual classroom or support our free meal program? Make sure to get your online volunteer application and background check in now! By completing your online volunteer application, you will also receive bi-monthly important updates for all volunteers.

WHS Office Staff Working Remotely
During this time, the Woodinville High School offices are working remotely. Expect a response to emails and phone calls within 2 business days. We're "here" and look forward to assisting you!

General questions: whsoffice@nsd.org
Attendance: whsattendance@nsd.org
Payments/Fines/Fees: whsasb@nsd.org
Enrollment: rporter2@nsd.org
Registrar: dschwans@nsd.org
Technology Support: WHSTech@nsd.org
Nurse: 
ccallahan@nsd.org
InvestED is a 501 (c) (3) organization that provides funding to support the efforts of secondary schools throughout Washington State. They partner with 660 schools and assist more than 16,500 students with small amounts of short-term, item-specific, need-based funding – items such as shoes, coats, glasses, sports equipment, and academic fees. Their mission is to provide immediate help for students in need. Their goal is to encourage students to stay in school, return to school, or get involved within their learning community.
You can help students in the WHS learning community by adopting WHS in InvestED’s “Adopt a School” Program.
WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"

October 23, 2020
Volume 10, Issue 7
 
Office Hours:

During this time, the Woodinville High School offices are operating on
intermittent office hours and working remotely.
Expect a response to emails and phone calls within 2 business days.
We're "here" and look forward to assisting you!

425.408.7400 Fax 425.408.4702
www.nsd.org/woodinville


Our secretaries are here to help you:
Carolyn Moriarty, Office Manager, Ext. 7401 cmoriarty@nsd.org
Jenn Diaz, Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403 whsoffice@nsd.org
Nicki Kongkarat, ASB/Bookkeeping/Cashier, Fine/Fee Payment, Ext. 7504 whsasb@nsd.org
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418 rporter2@nsd.org
Denise Schwans, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7515 dschwans@nsd.org
Kim Benedict, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410 whsattendance@nsd.org
Renae Hector, Athletics Secretary, Ext. 7491 rhector@nsd.org


The mission of Woodinville High School is to become a community of learners, providing a safe and encouraging environment for developing the mind, body, and spirit.
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF WOODINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL!
 
GO Falcons!


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