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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership
“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them
all.” ~Josiyah Martin

Welcome 2021!

Happy New Year from WHS!

January 2021 Altered Bell Schedules: 1st Semester Ends January 22

Week of Jan 18-22
  • Mon 1/18: MLK Holiday – No School
  • Tues 1/19: Periods 1-7, Schedule #12 (Prep for Week/No Advisory)
  • Wed 1/20: Routine ERW, Schedule #3
  • Thurs 1/21: Periods 1/3/5/7, Schedule #4
  • Fri 1/22: Periods 2/4/6, Schedule #5A (No Advisory)  
Week of Jan 25-29
  • Mon 1/25: Non-Student Grading Day - No School
  • Tues 1/26: Periods 1-7, Schedule #12 (Intro for Semester 2/No Advisory)  
  • Wed 1/27: Routine ERW, Schedule #3
  • Thurs 1/28: Periods 1/3/5/7, Schedule #4
  • Fri 1/29: Periods 2/4/6/Advisory, Schedule #5 

NSD Annual Form Notifications & ParentVUE/StudentVUE 

On Tuesday, November 3, NSD Communications emailed all families about the requirement to electronically acknowledge the annual District form notifications by Tuesday, November 17. This was followed up with communication directly to WHS families. As indicated, usually these forms have been provided in welcome back packets, but because of COVID-19 they were moved online to ParentVUE for parents/guardians and to StudentVUE for students.

Until December 7, families and students had the ability to bypass acknowledging the forms and to ask questions. As of Dec. 7, families and students must acknowledge the forms before they will be able to view any information in StudentVue or ParentVue. 
  • WA State Attendance Letter
  • Rights and Responsibilities Handbook 
  • Weapons Letter 
  • Student Housing Questionnaire
  • Immunization Record Sharing 
For those parents/guardians that have not yet completed the acknowledgement, we ask that you login to ParentVUE today to view and acknowledge these forms, as the due date has passed.
  • If you have never logged into ParentVUE, you will find instructions on how to do so when you click the link above.
  • If you need your user name and password for ParentVUE, email whsattendance@nsd.org.
  • Please know that when you next login to ParentVUE, you will be prompted to download, read, and take action for each of the forms listed above. 
For those Woodinville students who have also not yet completed the process, you will be prompted to download, read and acknowledge the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook when logging in to StudentVUE.  Again, please complete this process, as the due date has passed.
  • The applicable parent/guardian and/or student acknowledgement(s) must be completed by ALL parents/guardians and students in NSD.
  • Please note both parents/guardians and students must type their electronic signature exactly as it appears in ParentVUE/StudentVUE or you may get an error message.

The forms are available in the District’s five most common languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Telugu. If you would like to access a paper copy of these forms, please contact your school’s main office.

If you have any questions about these forms, please contact Student Services at (425) 408-7725 or by email at studentsvcs@nsd.org. This information is also available on our website.

Message from your WHS Counselors

Welcome to 2021! The WHS Counseling Team is excited to be back after a relaxing winter break. We look forward to working with our students to end the semester strong, to prepare for second semester, to provide continued mental health and emotional support and to assist our seniors as they continue to apply for colleges. 

First semester ends January 22nd
With the end of the semester approaching, we want to remind students to make the most of these last few weeks. Sometimes, the difference between one grade and the next is the completion of a few more assignments. For Freshman, this is an exciting time, as your 1st semester grades may be the first grades on your high school transcript that will start your GPA. For Juniors, these are the grades your college admission officers will be looking at when you apply next year.
Here are some tips to end the semester strong:
  • Talk with your teacher. Your teachers are the experts on the subject and are the best resource for the material. Stay after class to ask questions or visit them during office hours. Now is the time!
  • Prioritize your missing assignments with your teachers: if you can't complete all of your outstanding assignments, make sure to spend your time doing the assignments that will give you the most amount of points. Talk with your teacher to make a plan.
  • Start small. Is that list of missing assignments creating feelings of stress and anxiety? Instead of focusing on ALL your missing assignments, start with just one. Find your best study area and commit to working on that one nagging assignment for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, assess your status and determine if you can keep going or need to take a walk/snack break before continuing. Once you completed and turned in your assignment, make sure to brag about it and celebrate your success! 
  • Reach out to your counselor! We are here to advocate for you and help you navigate through stress, anxiety, and concerns. We have many tools in our toolbox to help students address mental health concerns, academic planning, and for finding success in classes. We love to hear from you!
  • Don't give up. Teachers love seeing students trying their best, especially when it's hard. "You won't succeed if you never try." Keep believing in yourself and doing the best you can do.

Seniors - High School and Beyond Plans due January 31! Scholarship opportunities!
Our seniors have been actively applying to colleges and meeting admission deadlines- way to go! If you have questions about the application process or find that your documents are not successfully submitted to your universities, please do not hesitate to reach out to your counselor for support. 
Next steps include finishing your High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP), a graduation requirement, and applying for scholarships (not required, but helpful). 
  • The High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) is a requirement due by January 31, 2021. You can access assigned tasks via your Naviance account. The mandatory Senior advisory period on Friday 1/8 walked seniors through the process. Ms. Gerlinger also has open sessions to assist seniors with the HSPB over these next three weeks (access her via her Ms. Gerlinger's Zoom Room Wednesday, January 13 and 27th from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM). Our website also has information posted: https://woodinville.nsd.org/counseling/naviance
  • Scholarship resources available: paying for college can be a stressful thing. There are many scholarships available with various deadlines. Check out our scholarship resources on the counseling webpage at: https://woodinville.nsd.org/counseling/college-information. The Scholarship Foundation of Northshore has scholarships available for Northshore students (only) with a deadline of February 15th: https://sf-ns.awardspring.com/Home/Scholarships. Get those applications submitted! 

    Your WHS School Counselors 
2nd Semester Schedules & Report Card Information
First semester ends Friday, January 22. Students can expect to view their 2nd semester class schedules in StudentVUE on the non-student grading day, Monday, January 25. Second semester courses begin Tuesday, January 26.  Parents/Guardians can expect student first semester report cards to arrive in home mailboxes by the second week in February. They will also be available in ParentVUE/StudentVUE at that time.

To ensure you receive your student’s grades, if you have had an address change or update, please follow the address change process found on the counseling website

Email Student Information Specialist Denise Schwans at dschwans@nsd.org, if you should have questions about the upcoming reporting period.

Update Your Contact Information

Families are encouraged 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
Sign Up

Scholarship Foundation of Northshore

Northshore students are invited to explore scholarships they are eligible for and to apply! Applications opened November 16, 2020 and will remain open until February 15, 2021. For more information and to search their scholarships, please visit their website at  https://sf-ns.org/ 
Registration Due by January 22, 2021
Natural Leaders serve as multi-cultural bridges between students, families, communities, and schools. Become a WABS Natural Leaders Trainer and learn how to:
  • Build Natural Leaders teams while honoring diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Train others to be Natural Leaders
  • Be a leader and advocate in your school community
  • Help others to navigate the sytem
  • Support classrooms, studetns and families during social distancing
Reach out to Elizabeth Meza, NSD Assistant Director of Accelerated Models and Programs, at emeza@nsd.org with specific questions.
More about Threads and Treads
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.

Technology Support


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

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!

FGIC Tackle Cancer Apparel Line! 

Falcon Gridiron Club has an online store setup with Woodinville gear where the net proceeds will help fight cancer!    

Tackle Cancer Apparel Line:

If you wish to support the Tackle Cancer program by direct donation, please go to this link: 
GO Falcons!

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.

Student Celebrations!

C.P. & Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award: November Nominees!

Veleyna Felton - 9th grade 
nominated by Aricka Smith
"Veleyna is an outstanding student in class and as a freshman with the challenges of high school as well as remote learning, she has continually demonstrated herself as a leader of others. She is always willing to speak up in class and encourage others to engage. She works cooperatively with many students without hesitation".  
Zayn Patel - 12th grade
nominated by Lisa North
"Zayn has an amazing entrepreneurial spirit. He thinks outside the box and promotes ideas for the greater good. He has a global mindset and shows these ideas through his podcast and the current work around Covid contract tracing he is doing with MIT. He is an all-around exceptional student".  


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

01/12:         Advisory - Student Counsel Meeting, all others by                                  scheduled meeting
01/15:         Advisory - Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
01/18:         Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – No School
01/19:         Periods 1-7 (Prep for the week/No Advisory)
                   NEW Schedule #12
01/21-22:    Semester Finals
01/22:         Periods 2/4/6 No Advisory NEW Schedule #5A 

01/25:         Non-Student Grading Day - No School
01/26:         Per. 1-7 (Intro for Semester 2/No Advisory)  
                   NEW Schedule #12
01/31:         Class of 2021 High School & Beyond Plans Due!
02/05:         Virtual Opening Night WHS Theatre Company, Winter play

06/16:         Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony, 7pm
Talon Time Advisory Plan:
Tuesday, January 12 & Friday, January 15

Tuesday, January 12: Advisory Student Council representatives and ASB Club representatives will go directly to the Student Council Meeting Zoom. All other students can schedule to meet with their advisor for support or advisors can request and schedule students to attend.

The only students who will be marked absent from Advisory on Tuesday the 12th are: 
  • Student Council Reps who do not attend; and
  • Students who schedule to meet with their advisor and do not show; and
  • Students scheduled by an advisor to meet and do not show 

Friday, January 15: 
ALL students attend for a Student-Directed Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King's Life and Legacy. A
dvisors will provide Zoom links through Schoology.
  • Attendance will be taken for all grades.

Winter Weather

As we enter into the winter season and the potential for inclement weather, it is important to make sure your family’s contact information is current. Families can verify contact information in ParentVUE. Please contact the WHS office today if you need help accessing ParentVUE or updating contact information.

In the event of an emergency, or if winter weather conditions impact the school schedule or affect meal distribution or Books on the Bus, families will receive a phone call, email and/or text message from the District. Information will also be posted on the District website at nsd.org and social media channels. If no information is communicated, there is no change to schedules.

As a reminder, there is detailed information on our District website if your family loses power and/or internet during distance learning due to inclement weather.

New E-Flyer Platform - Peachjar

We are excited to share that we have moved our e-flyer program to a platform called Peachjar. We receive many requests from local non-profit organizations to distribute program fliers. Peachjar will help facilitate the process of submitting, reviewing, approving and posting e-flyers. With the move to this platform, all e-flyers that are submitted to Peachjar will then be reviewed and approved by District staff to ensure that they meet the District guidelines. We are committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on our District website. All submitted PDFs must meet accessibility requirements to be approved for distribution. We also encourage organizations to submit flyers in the top five languages spoken in our district. 
Learn More About Peachjar

City of Woodinville Seeks Input on ADA Plan

The City of Woodinville is putting together a long-term plan to improve accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for our streets, sidewalks, parks, and other public facilities.

  The City is looking to engage the local community throughout this planning process, particularly community members with disabilities. As they put together the plan, one of the topics the City is most interested in hearing about from residents and others who spend time here is where the City should focus its efforts over the next 3-5 years to fix accessibility barriers. Options include pedestrian crosswalks, locations near schools, and more. The City is also interested in hearing about any specific barriers of concern (such as a particular sidewalk curb-ramp on a student’s route to school).

The City has a Mobility for All ADA Transition plan webpage  (https://engagewoodinville.com/mobility-for-all-plan) as well as a survey for families and students attending Woodinville schools who may have an interest in this topic. Completing the survey is the quickest and easiest way to provide feedback on priorities and help with barrier identification. Anyone in the NSD family is more than welcome to reach out to Maia Know, Management Analyst for the City of Woodinville, for a more in-depth discussion at d: (425) 877-2267 | m: (206) 637-2932 |e: maiak@ci.woodinville.wa.us.

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

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
New Information up on Mental Health Matters!
A lot has been going on in the first week of the new year, so we have added excellent new information to our Mental Health Matters page. Please note, you now have the option to email Ms. Kakalecik and our School Counseling Intern Keenan Schoen to schedule a meeting.

We have updated the articles under Weekly Wellness Links with information you might find valuable. We picked these articles from a wealth of recent information dealing with COVID and its effects on Mental Health. 

Under What Do You Want To Know?, you will find recent questions from students, which you may also wonder about.

We have added a page for TeenLink, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and links to several apps that can help you deal with stress and anxiety, as well as a page with a selection of books and support for parents

Last but not least, on the Home page, you will find a video showcasing the excellent stress-reducing 5-5-5 breathing technique that Ms. Kakalecik loves and has been teaching her students during her sessions to help them de-stress. You will also find a link to important information on how to prevent cyberbullying.

Stay tuned as each week we will be adding new information to the web page geared towards Mental Health and Living your Best Life!

We are wishing you and yours a great start to this new year!

Christine Kakalecik, Mental Health Counselor, WHS
Keenan Schoen, School Counseling Assistant, WHS
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. 

WHS 2020-21 Clubs

Building Our Falcon Community this School Year!

We are so excited for our 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 

WHS Class of 2021
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Sports Information

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

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.

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. 
Use smile.amazon.com when you shop online and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to our PTSA as we continue to support staff and students during these challenging times. It is easy to set up:
  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Login using your existing Amazon account or register for an account if you do not already have one.
  3. Search for “Woodinville High School PTSA” and click “select”.
  4. Be sure to bookmark this site on your laptop, tablet and phone, or add to your favorites to create a shortcut to smile.amazon.com to benefit our Falcon Family every time you shop!
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.
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

Follow NSD Reopening Plan & Safety Protocols

The following plan was developed by District staff in preparation for a return to school and District buildings when it is safe to do so. The information in this handbook is intended to help everyone understand required safety protocols and know what to expect for every student and staff member. As the pandemic data and state response continue to evolve, District staff will continue to review, refine, and adjust this plan as needed. We remain grateful for their efforts.

The return to in-person learning will be most successful and have the best chance to be sustainable if we are all prepared and working together. We ask that you familiarize yourself and your students with the following health department protocols and CDC requirements.

Community Assitance

During the COVID-19 outbreak, our community continues to come together to assist to families and community members in need. This assistance includes childcare, employment, food, mental health support and other resources. To learn more about organizations that are offering support visit the Community Assistance webpage below. 
Learn More

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 was not in process for a returning student by October 14, 2020, the student’s account was automatically transferred to a paid account 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
NSD is 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.
Learn More
WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"

January 8, 2021
Volume 10, Issue 15
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

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.
GO Falcons!

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