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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership
To have good prospects in life—to be most likely to succeed—young adults now need to be creative and innovative problem-solvers.” ~Tony Wagner, Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era
Welcome College & Career Counselor/OIS
Estela Gerlinger!

Please join us in welcoming Estela Gerlinger to the Falcon Family as our new OIS/College & Career Counselor! Ms. Gerlinger recently relocated to the area from Lake Tahoe, Nevada. A graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling and Educational Psychology, she is a Nationally Certified School Counselor with over 12 years of experience helping students plan for life after high school. Because she understands the dynamics that go into making those decisions, in her previous position, she developed a College and Career Planning Seminar course that helps students explore, determine, and get ready for their chosen careers.
Ms. Gerlinger finds great pleasure in connecting with and learning from all students as she helps them find their passion. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her son Barrett and his dad Rhett, experimenting in the kitchen, and a nice easy paddle on her SUP. She looks forward to meeting and working with our students, parents, guardians, and learning community!
Ms. Gerlinger can be reached at egerlinger@nsd.org.
WHS FALCON & DISTRIBUTION MAKE-UP DAY
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 3:00-7:00 P.M.

TEXTBOOKS, SCHOOL PHOTOS, STUDENT PLANNERS, AND FREE FALCON SPIRIT SHIRTS!
If you were unable to attend Falcon & Distribution Days on September 10 or 11, a make-up day is set for Tuesday, October 6, 3:00-7:00 p.m. 
The event remains drive-thru style and students are scheduled to arrive by grade-level as outlined below:
Seniors & Juniors: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Sophomores & Freshmen: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
In addition to the distribution of textbooks and materials, students will have the opportunity to:
  • Have their photo taken and receive their FREE student ID card. This is the last known opportunity for students to be photographed (this is not for picture retakes)
  • Receive a FREE Falcon spirit T-shirt
  • Pick up their FREE Student Planner and acknowledge NSD’s Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • Learn about activities and clubs;
  • Counselors will be available for brief check ins;
  • Remaining 2019-20 yearbooks will be available for pick up for those who didn’t make it in August/September and will be for sale online for one day only on October 6 (fines must be cleared to pick up or purchase a 2019-20 yearbook); an
  • Bring and return any remaining textbooks, materials, or items in their possession from last school year (please have any items being returned clearly marked with your student’s name)
For logistical reasons, students are encouraged to attend during their assigned grade-level window to avoid long wait times. Families with students in multiple grade levels can choose to attend during the same time slot to avoid multiple trips.

Since student photos will be taken and students will sign for receipt of their Student Planner, it is important students attend the event. 

Detailed information can be found on the WHS website

QUESTIONS: If you should have any questions about Falcon & Distribution Make-Up Day, please submit them to Google Form: https://forms.gle/uM5GK8fuH376n21x6

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 

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.  

Message from your WHS Counselors


Hello Falcons and Falcon Families!

Mrs. Miller, here, keeping you updated on the happenings in the world of WHS Counselors!  

College Application Workshop:  Wednesday, October 7th from 12:00-1:00 on zoom
Counselors will be presenting all you need to know about College Apps.  We hear your questions and want to help you through the process. 
Here is what we plan to cover:
  • How to Apply to College 
  • How will WHS send my transcript to my colleges
  • How do I ask for a letter of recommendation from my Counselor and Teacher
  • What should I put in my college essay
  • Holistic review, is it different without a SAT or ACT score
  • I need Scholarships and what is the FAFSA
  • Navigating all those sites: Naviance, Common App, Send Edu, Coalition, and more
  • High School and Beyond Plan

    We will be sending a zoom link to your emails so please be on the lookout for an email with the log in information included. We are limited to 300 guests but will record and post the zoom to the WHS website if you are unable to attend. We are here to support you through this challenging, yet exciting time! 


FAFSA / WAFSA
You can begin filing your FAFSA or WASFA  (Opened 10/1/2020). EVERYONE who plans to attend ANY type of post-secondary school should fill out a FAFSA or WASFA (WASFA is for undocumented students), regardless of income levels.
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
WAFSA - Washington Application for State Financial Aid
Counseling Resources 

We also want you to know that your WHS Counselors are here to support you in a wide variety of ways. If anyone is in need of school supplies, assistance with class fees, accessing lunches, help connecting to mental health resources, etc., we have access to all kinds of resources, so please reach out to your school counselor for assistance and further information. 

Sincerely, 
Your WHS School Counselors

PNACAC Virtual College Fair

The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admissions Counseling (PNACAC) is offering a virtual college fair for students in Washington, October 19th - October 23rd, 2020.  This FREE event allows students and parents to connect with college admission counselors from colleges and universities throughout the country in one convenient location. 
You can also, watch presentations and attend live sessions to learn more about:
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the admission process
  • How to write the best essay or personal statement for your application 
  • Financial aid and financial award programs by state 
  • Test-optional and what it means for your application
  • Multicultural, first generation, and accessibility/disability resources on college campuses
  • How to start your college search and find the best fit
  • Community college and transfer pathways to four-year institutions 
...and so much more!
For more information and to register for this amazing opportunity, please click on the link below.  

Permission to Withhold Student Directory
Information: Due October 15


Annually, the District provides an opportunity for families to opt out of releasing their student’s directory information. Historically, this has been a paper form that families return to their school’s main office. This year, we’ve transitioned the form online!
  • Families can choose to complete the form entirely online, print the form or complete it via a fillable PDF and email a copy back to their school’s office, or request a paper copy to complete.
  • In all of these cases, you are not required to send or take a paper form back to your student's school during this pandemic.
  • Should you decide to complete the form, selecting one of the "opt-out" options for your student's information, we encourage you to follow up with your school's office to confirm your form was received. Forms must be submitted by October 15.
  • Forms will be accepted after the deadline, but the District cannot be responsible for the release of Directory Information if the Permission to Withhold Student Directory Information form is received after the October 15 deadline of the current school year.
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.

PSAT/NMSQT

Each year in the Northshore School District, high schools administer the PSAT to 10th and 11th graders (and a very few 9th graders who opt in) in October. This year, as you may expect, is very different due to the ongoing pandemic.
As of September 1st, the College Board is not offering an online PSAT and is still requiring on-site, in person testing which is not conducive with our current NSD 3.0 Learning Model. In communicating the situation with the College Board, they recently gave us this information: “We understand many schools are utilizing virtual instruction options and that plans continue to evolve this fall. For schools that are unable to administer the PSAT/NMSQT in October, College Board will also be offering the PSAT/NMSQT this winter, which will be used for programs administered by National Merit Scholarship Corporation."
Once more is known about the Winter Administration of the PSAT, we will advise. PSAT information is posted on the WHS website under Academics, Assessments.

2022 National Merit Scholarship Program Options

As previously announced, the College Board is not offering an online PSAT/NMSQT exam, which is not conducive with our current NSD 3.0 Learning Model. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Friday, September 25, 2020 that a junior who does not take the PSAT/NMSQT in October 2020 or January 2021 because of illness, an emergency, or other extenuating circumstance (including school closures), but meets all other requirements for NMSC program participation, may still be able to enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by submitting scores from an administration of the SAT. The student or a school official must visit www.nationalmerit.org/resources after the missed PSAT/NMSQT administration to download information about procedures for Alternate Entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. To be considered, a student must complete certain requirements before April 1, 2021.
IMPORTANT: Alternate Entry is only for juniors who do not take the October 2020 PSAT/NMSQT or January 2021 PSAT/NMSQT. Students who are uncertain about whether they will take the January PSAT/NMSQT are welcome to download and complete Alternate Entry requirements beginning in late October; however, NMSC will not consider a student’s SAT scores for entry to the program if it receives an official PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score from College Board.
NOTE: The procedure described above for requesting Alternate Entry differs from information that is published in the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide.  For the 2022 competition only, students and school officials will be able to download Alternate Entry instructions from NMSC’s website instead of submitting an individual written request to NMSC for approval.

Additional Information

For more details about entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, please refer to the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide or visit www.nationalmerit.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.)
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 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.

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! Registration prices increase Sept 30 so register soon. (Proceeds benefit the Woodinville Wrestling Booster Club and FAB supporting Cross Country.)


UPCOMING EVENTS!


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

10/5-10/9:  NSD Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic, 9 - 5 pm, Administrative Building
10/06:         WHS Falcon & Distribution Make-Up Day 3 - 7:00 pm
10/06:        Class of 2021 - Senior Transcript Review: Add to Transcript Deadline
10/07:        College Application Workshop 12 - 1:00 pm

10/15:        Class of 2021 Name Verifications Due
10/15:        Permission to Withhold Student Directory Information Due

10/22:        WHS Senior Yearbook Photo Upload Due
10/30:        End of 1st Quarter
11/01:         Standard Time - Fall Back 1 Hour
06/16:        Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony, 7pm

Sign Up for NSD's Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic for Staff, Students and Families: October 5 - 9

The Northshore School District and the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association are providing a Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic for staff, students and families Oct. 5 - 9 at the Northshore School District Administrative Center (3330 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98021). All family and household members are welcome to attend. If you plan to bring other participants, please schedule for the same time slot. Anyone ages 4 and older can participate. Children ages 17 and younger require consent from their legal guardian in order to participate.
Sign Up & Learn More
Class of 2021: Senior Transcript Review 
Deadline Tuesday, October 6


Seniors picked up transcripts at Falcon & Distribution Days.  Those who did not attend will receive their transcript in the mail. Upon review, seniors who have taken a course(s) outside of the Northshore School District and need it posted to their NSD transcript to fulfill graduation requirements and/or for college applications, MUST by Tuesday, October 6:
  1. Submit a completed and signed Request to Add Course to Transcript form electronically to their counselor
  2. Have an official transcript sent electronically directly from the out-of-district school to their counselor
Senior class rank is calculated once on Thursday, October 15.  Time is needed to process these requests.  Please adhere to the October 6 deadline.
WHS Class of 2021 
Printed Name Verification
Diplomas & Commencement Program!


Seniors need to accomplish this task by October 15!
1. Please have your senior check their name/s they see printed on their high school transcript that was distributed at Falcon & Distribution Day (9/10 & 9/11). Their name/s reflect what we have in our student information system. It will show their legal name first and then their preferred/nickname underneath if they have gone by another name.

2. Verify that all spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are correct or if corrections need to be made.

3. Fill out the WHS Class of 2021 Printed Name Verification Google form completely https://forms.gle/6pjd5rHmC1qL3o2Q6 to indicate exactly how their name should be printed on their diploma and in the Commencement Program for graduation. If name changes are needed, documentation will need to be provided to Mrs. Porter at rporter2@nsd.org.

4. This process is for name verification only with the submission/questions to Mrs. Porter at rporter2@nsd.org as noted on the Google form. Any questions regarding your transcript with relation to credits/grades should be submitted to your counselor.

Learn More about Curbside Library Pick Up
Class of 2021!
WHS Senior Yearbook Photo Upload Instructions Now Available!
Photo uploads due October 22!

Wingspan wants to make sure that our WHS seniors know that professional photos are not necessary.  We want a photo that follows the main guidelines but anyone can take the photo. 
Please view the complete photo upload instructions and details on the Yearbook website found under the Activities tab on the WHS website homepage. Please follow the directions carefully!
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to email Yearbook Advser Sharon Alder at salder@nsd.org. Ms. Alder is so glad to help. WHS Yearbook is very proud of the Senior Section in the 2019-2020 book. Yearbook worked diligently to ensure every senior was represented and are excited to take care of the Class of 2021 as well if not better.

The Senior Mug pictures will be sent as our first deadline with the Printing company. These pages will be finalized within the first two weeks of November and then we can’t touch them after they are finalized. Yearbook will make every attempt to alert seniors and their parents if we are missing a picture. Please be sure to read emails that have the subject line: Yearbook Senior Info.
We are also going to need a lot of help this year with Student life picture submission. WHS Yearbook wants to make your Senior Yearbook is one that truly tells the story of the year for you. Let me know if there is anything you think we should include in the 2021 book, we love constructive input.
Thank you,
Yearbook Adviser Sharon Alder (salder@nsd.org)
Student attendance is taken every class period during Distance Learning.  
  • Teachers will be taking attendance during each period.
  • Students are required to attend the entire live Zoom lessons for each period to be considered present.
  • If a student is unable to attend the live zoom, a parent needs to contact the Attendance Office via email at whsattendance@nsd.org to excuse their student from class. The student needs to follow up with their teacher via email, zoom, Schoology, etc. to receive the work they missed.
  • If a student was marked absent in error, they need to reach out to the teacher of record to request the absence to be cleared.
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.
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

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
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. 
 

City Of Woodinville/Centro Cultural Mexicano Emergency Rental Assistance 

Good news for our Northshore families that live in the Woodinville zip code (98072)! NSD Assistant Director Elizabeth Meza, shared that the city has secured funds through the CARES Act that may be distributed to households for rental assistance. We know that this is a need for so many families in our community, one that has been difficult to meet with other community resources. Thanks to our friends at El Centro Cultural Mexicano, families can now access those funds! For more information and to apply visit https://centroculturalmexicano.org.

Asistencia de emergencia para alquiler de la ciudad de Woodinville / Centro Cultural Mexicano

¡Buenas noticias para nuestras familias de Northshore que viven en el código postal de Woodinville (98072)! La subdirectora de NSD, Elizabeth Meza, compartió que la ciudad ha asegurado fondos a través de la Ley CARES que pueden distribuirse a los hogares para asistencia de alquiler. Sabemos que esta es una necesidad para muchas familias en nuestra comunidad, una que ha sido difícil de satisfacer con otros recursos comunitarios. Gracias a nuestros amigos de El Centro Cultural Mexicano, ¡las familias ahora pueden acceder a esos fondos! Para obtener más información y postularse, visite

https://centroculturalmexicano.org.
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
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
Learn More
WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"

October 2, 2020
Volume 10, Issue 4
 
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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