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“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” ~Carol Burnett

Student Justice Conference 
Northshore School District
Cascadia Community College
March 25, 2022
During the conference, 28 WHS students heard from keynote speaker Christopher Emdin, Ph.D.

The purpose of the Student Justice Conference was to build space for Northshore’s high school students to celebrate their intersectional identities, build community and collaborate with one another, grow their knowledge and understandings about various forms of justice, meet and work with educators and community partners, and learn more about various higher education opportunities.

Tolo Dance Tickets!
Pre-Sale Discount & Guests March 28-April 1!

WHS “Teen Beach Tolo – Bikers vs. Surfers”
WHS Commons, Saturday, April 2, 8-11 p.m.

This year the theme is "Teen Beach Tolo – Bikers vs. Surfers" and takes place on Saturday, April 2 from 8pm-11pm at the WHS Commons!
  • Tickets are on sale March 28-April 1 before school (7:50-8:20a), during Options, lunches, and after school (3:20-3:50p) at the WHS Cashier’s or Main Office, with debit/credit, cash, or check payable to WHS:
    $15 w/ASB,
    $20 w/o ASB & non-WHS Guests*
  • Tickets will also be on sale at the door for $25 (WHS students ONLY)
  • Fines MUST be paid or cleared to purchase dance tickets!
  • All students must have picture ID to enter the dance!
  • Students are expected to comply with current District, State, and Department of Health COVID protocols.

*If WHS students want to invite a guest from another school, ONE guest is allowed per WHS student. Please plan ahead, as a completed Non-WHS Guest Authorization Form (with the guest’s principal’s signature and a WHS Admin signature) is required for each guest to purchase the $20 per guest ticket by 2nd lunch on Friday, April 1.
Guest forms will be available outside the ASB ticket window, at the Main Office, on the WHS website, or linked in the bio of @woodinville_asb Instagram.
Tolo FAQs
Who asks who?
Traditionally, Tolo is a girls-asks-guys dance, but students can ask anyone they want, friends or a date or go solo!

What do students wear?
This year's Tolo theme is Bikers vs. Surfers, so students pick one and go all out in their costume. Outfit ideas will be posted on the WHS ASB Instagram soon. Please remember that students must follow the dress code, and NO SWIMSUITS!
What does Tolo looke like?
This year's Tolo will be indoors in the Commons with a DJ, food trucks, and games. Tolo is for all grades. Park in the student lot and make your way to the main entrance.
What about masks?
Masks are optional.

Please note: Transportation and before/after dance activities are not provided or sponsored by Woodinville High School or the Northshore School District. This includes any transportation/events including, but not limited to, limos, party buses, and boat excursions.

Beverage Donations needed for Tolo!

Woodinville ASB needs your help making our TOLO dance a success!

Woodinville ASB is super excited to hold TOLO, our first indoor dance since COVID but we need your help!  
In school hours for National Honor Society will be given for these items (one hour with an hour max): 
  • Five 2-liter bottles of Sprite; or
  • Two 82.5 oz cans of lemonade powder 
Thank you so much for your help in making TOLO a success!
If you could sign up for one or more donations at the link below to bring in this upcoming Monday and Tuesday, March 28th or 29th, to the Woodinville High School Main Office, between 7:50am-3:50pm.
- Woodinville ASB



Learn more on the Class of 2022 website!

Class of 2022 Grad Night!

This is a fun and safe way for Seniors to celebrate graduation with their class! We are excited to offer this long-standing tradition for the Woodinville High School Class of 2022!
Grad Night activities will be operating under applicable State, County, and Public Health Covid protocols as well as requirements of the venues.
This celebration is an all-night action-packed party for our Seniors that will start around 9 pm on graduation night, June 14th through around 5 am on June 15th.
The new graduates will board chartered buses at a downtown Woodinville location (near AMC Lowes). The plan is to go to two different surprise venues where they can safely gather and celebrate together. There will be plenty of entertainment, food, snacks, drinks, and planned activities. Chaperones and security will be on hand to ensure a fun and safe environment.
Ticket prices will range from $175 - $195 per student depending on when payment is received. This price is inclusive of all transportation, food, activities, and entertainment. Financial assistance is available.
Sign-ups began February 7, 2022. Sign-up using this google form:
Once you register, you will receive multiple emails from the date of registration until the event date so please look out for them. You can also use the registration to volunteer for the evening.
For questions, please contact
NOTE: Grad Night is sponsored by the Class of 2022 Senior Parent Group and is not organized by Woodinville High School, Woodinville High School ASB, or Woodinville High School ASB Class of 2022. These activities are not sponsored nor endorsed by the Northshore School District or any of its schools. The district assumes no responsibility for the conduct during or the safety of the activities. Northshore School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim, or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including attorney's fees and judgment or awards.

Attention Seniors!
PTSA Scholarships Available

Woodinville High School PTSA is offering scholarships to two graduating seniors in the class of 2022.  The goal of these scholarships is to acknowledge academic achievements and contribution to the school/community through work or volunteer activities.  

Amount: Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to WHS Seniors
Due: Friday, April 1, 2022

Complete applications must be submitted by email.  See application for instructions.

Click HERE to access PTSA Forms and Documents Page!
Click HERE for the Application PDF!
Registration for next year, 2022-23!
Counselors started the individual 1:1 meetings with the juniors this week.  The purpose is to confirm their course requests, check their grad status and align their transcript with their post grad plan. 

Counselors will meet with sophomores the week of 3/21 and freshmen the week of 3/28.

Accessing your Counselor:
During the 1:1 registration meetings, counselors will be slower to respond to emails and voicemails..  Please be patient with us.  If you have not heard back and have an urgent matter, reach out to Counseling Office Manager, Roberta Porter at 425-408-7418 to get a message to your Counselor.  

Thinking about how to pay for college?  If you have not already, please make sure to complete your FAFSA ( and check out our Scholarship page: ​​ for local and national scholarship opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor.

Seniors, if you haven’t already completed your High School and Beyond Plan, the time is now! Please Check out this link for more info:

10th and 11th grade students who are interested in Running Start please start by reading through the WHS RS website at
The Satellite and Wanic deadline to sign up is April 8th. Check out this link for more information:
End of the quarter is Friday, April 8th!
We’re almost halfway done with the 2nd semester, only two more weeks to go! Progress reports will be going out, so make sure you’re all caught up.

For College and Career resources and informations click HERE!

WHS Counseling Team
Amy Strandy, Kat Lamb, Scott Churchill, Nate Hirsch, Sarah Brenner, My Kiakotos and Lisa Law!

NSD Updated Late Work Policy - Second Semester 2021-22

Grading is a complex topic connected to the heart of our work around teaching and learning, and recently the district and teacher’s union agreed upon some changes with regards to late work.  Please note the A, B, C, D, & NC (No Credit) grading system has not changed, just the procedure for collecting late assignments.  

To address the understandings and teacher workload concerns surrounding late work, the following parameters and strategies have been developed:

When an assignment is turned in more than one week after the conclusion of a specific unit of study, teachers will review the late assignment and:
  • Provide a “meets standard” grade of 85% for those assignments that reasonably meet the  communicated standards; or
  • Provide a “does not meet standard” grade of 60% for those assignments that do not reasonably meet the communicated standards; and
  • Provide feedback on the work.

Late assignments will be accepted and graded up until 10 school days before the end of a quarter or semester.

By the way, teachers who have established grading practices that provide students with more opportunities to submit late work without penalty than required by these baseline parameters are welcome to continue following those practices, so it is always best to communicate directly with the classroom teacher.

Attendance & Early Dismissals
Our student day is from 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. and WHS expects all students to attend school every day.  Below are a few highlights of our attendance policy and procedures:
  • Absences must be excused within two (2) school days of the absence or students will be assigned progressive discipline.
  • Ten hours of excused and/or unexcused absences in a semester in a given class may result in going through the Attendance Validation process.
  • When a student accumulates three (3) or more days of unexcused absences it will result in a conference with administration.
  • If a student misses more than 15 minutes of class, it is considered an absence
  • If a student requires an early dismissal, the student needs to come to the Attendance Office before school or during Options with a parent/guardian signed request. We are no longer accepting phone calls or emails for early dismissal to limit classroom interuptions.
  • Students who arrive late to school (both excused and unexcused) must check in at the Attendance Office for a pass before proceeding to class.
Please refer to the WHS Website’s Attendance Page and/or the WHS Student Handbook for more details or contact the Attendance Office at 425.408.7410 or

Northshore Speaks April 7th @5pm 

The Northshore School District will host Northshore Speaks, an evening of original student spoken word poetry, on Thursday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. The event is currently scheduled to be held on Northshore’s Virtual Stage. 

In honor of National Poetry Month, some spoken word entries will be highlighted on the District’s Facebook page in the weeks leading up to the event. Information on how to attend this inspiring evening designed to connect, reflect and hear diverse perspectives from our student community will be shared at a later date. The event is suitable for Northshore families.

WHS Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2022-2023 cheer squad are quickly approaching (end of April)! Tryout dates and more information will be announced soon. Interested in trying out? Get a head start and ensure you receive the most current tryout information by registering in FinalForms under Coed Cheer Tryouts for Spring 2022.
Register on the Woodinville Athletics Webiste by clicking on the FInalForms link.
Register for Athletics!

Questions? Email Coach Laura Frost

Go Falcons!


HOSA State 2022 State Competition

WHS students became champions in both highly regarded CPR and Nursing Assistant events! Congratulations to Marina Orobinskaia and all HOSA students.
Following are the results of the students in the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) State competition! 

HOSA State Winners 2022: 
  • Emalee Fleming WHS - Nursing Assistant 1st place
  • Elise Evans WHS - Nursing Assistant 2nd place
  • Bella Deppiesse WHS - Nursing Assistant 3rd place
  • Elise Evans WHS/Madison Smith IHS - CPR/First Aid 1st place
  • Bella Deppiesse WHS/Cayla Harb WHS - CPR/First Aid 3rd place 
  • Tori Vandenbeld WHS/Audrie Scott NCHS - EMT 4th place
  • Elise Evans WHS - Medical Math 4th place 
  • Amalie Landry/ Kenna Sampayan/ Anika Kumar/ Elise Milat/ Kara Van Den Heuvel WHS – Team Public Service Announcement 4th place 
Top left to right- Tori Vandenbeld, Audri Marie Smith, Elise Evans, Bella Deppiesse, Emalee Fleming 
 Bottom left to right- Madison Smith, Cayla Harb


Details are subject to changes in guidance from the Northshore School District, King County Department of Health, and/or the State of Washington.
03/25: Final NHS hours DUE
03/26: DECA Practice
03/28-04/01: Tolo Dance Ticket Discount Pre-Sale & Guest Ticket Sales
03/30: Senior Class Meeting @ Advisory, 1:20p
04/02: DECA Practice
04/02: Teen Beach TOLO- Bikers vs. Surfers, WHS Commons, 8-11p
04/07: Virtual Northshore Speaks, 5pm
04/11-15: No School- Spring Break
04/18-22: Public School Volunteer Week
04/18-22: State ELA Testing (10th, select 11th/12th)
04/23: Daddy Daughter Dance
04/23: Drama Booster Club's Goodwill Drive 9-12pm@bus loop
04/27: Senior Class Meeting @ Advisory
04/28-29: Spring Musical: Legally Blonde
05/02-06: Teacher Appreciation Week
05/02-13: AP Exam Window (7-Period Schedules) 
05/05-07: Spring Musical: Legally Blonde 
05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center
05/16: Womens of Influence Conference 
05/16-20: Math State Testing (10th & Select 11th/12th)
05/20: Almighty Woodinville 
05/20: Night of the Arts
05/24-27: State WCAS Science Testing (11th only)
05/30: Memorial Day - No School
06/10: Class of 2022 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/14: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney, 1pm

Final NHS Hours Submission DUE Friday, March 25th, at 11:55pm!

Final NHS Community Service Hours are due, Friday, March 25th, at 11:55pm. 
Students need to submit all 25 hours (including minimum of 10 hours of in-school service). 
  • Multiple Community Service logs may be used to complete this requirement, if necessary. Please keep a log of the hours you turned in as you will not be able to access the hours previously submitted.
  • All community service forms must include signature and/or email and phone number of the coordinating adult. Applications without signatures/emails will not be accepted.
  • All students are responsible for scanning/photographing any necessary documents to upload, and documents must be PDF, JPG, or PNG files.
  • The library has a scanner that students can use.
Questions? Email Mr. Tanksley or Ms. Olson ( or or reach out to an officer!
School Year Calendar

As Dr. Reid announced in yesterday's Thursday Thoughts, the 
2022-23 school year calendar is now available.
Spring State Testing 2021-22:
Mark Your Calendars

In the spring of the 2021-22 school year, current 10th-grade students are scheduled to participate in Smarter Balanced ELA and math state testing, as has been the standard practice, as an avenue of fulfilling the state's ELA and math graduation pathway requirement.  Additionally, any 11th-grade or 12th-grade students who have not yet fulfilled the state ELA and/or math graduation pathway requirement will have the opportunity to re-take the ELA and/or math Smarter Balanced test. Juniors and Seniors who participated in Fall Retakes will be contacted directly, if they still have not met the State requirement. Juniors will also participate in the state WCAS science exam for federal accountability purposes.

Students must be present on each designated testing day or will need to participate in a make-up session for the missed section of the exam.

Students must bring their fully-charged district-device when participating in state testing, along with compatible earbuds/headsets. (Headsets will be provided for students who do not bring personal earbuds/headsets).

When are the tests? Who takes which test?

SBAC English Language Arts (ELA) Testing
All 10th graders and any 11th / 12th graders still needing to meet the state's ELA graduation pathway requirement will test during their English class period:

Periods 1/3/5/7: April 18 (Test Preview), April 19 (CAT), & April 21 (PT) 

Periods 2/4/6: April 18 (Test Preview), April 19 (CAT), & April 20 (PT)

SBAC Math Testing 
All 10th-graders and any 11th- / 12th-graders still needing to meet the state's math graduation pathway requirement will test during their math class period:

Periods 1/3/5/7:  May 16 (Test Preview), May 17 (CAT), & May 19 (PT)
Periods 2/4/6: May 16 (Test Preview), May 17 (CAT), & May 18 (PT)

WCAS Science Testing
All 11th-graders will take the WCAS (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science) for federal accountability purposes:

Periods 1/3/5/7: May 24 (Test Preview) & May 26 (WCAS)
Periods 2/4/6: May 24 (Test Preview) & May 25 (WCAS)

  • All testing for Woodinville High School students is held at WHS.
  • Please note that 9th-graders do not participate in spring state testing. 
  • All students take the high school SBAC for ELA (English Language Arts) and math for the first time in 10th grade and the WCAS (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science) in 11th grade. 
  • If an 11th- or 12th-grade student has already met standard in English Language Arts or Math, then he or she does not need to test again. 

Further information will follow as we get closer to testing, but if you have a specific question at this time, please contact your student's counselor or Assessment Coordinator Jill Zawatski ( 

Daddy Daughter Dance 2022 "Candy Land"

The WHS Class of 2023 is so excited to announce that Woodinville High School is resuming the tradition of the Daddy Daughter Dance this year!

The dance will take place on Saturday, April 23, from 6-8 p.m. It will be held at Woodinville High School in the Commons, and will feature live music, games and activities, food, and dancing! The theme is going to be Candy Land (like the board game) and will feature a variety of fun activities and dancing for dads and daughters alike! 

Suggested age for daughters: 5-12, but all kids will be welcome!

Save money by registering early through Wednesday, April 20th!

Saturday, April 23, 6-8p
Woodinville High School Commons
19819 136th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

  • Please complete this Google Form to pre-register for the event.
  • Online discounted ticket pricing is available through Wed., April 20.
    Online Pre-Registration Ticket Prices:
    $25 for a dad/daughter pair
    $12 for any additional members of your party (Adult or Child

  • Ticket prices at the door are $15 per person

Proceeds support reducing the price of Prom and Senior Breakfast tickets for the Class of 2023!
At this time (March 14, 2022), proof of vaccination status for adults or a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to April 23 is required. Masks are optional.

If you have any questions regarding this event, you can contact us through our email: and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 
We look forward to a wonderful night!

WHS Robotics seeking donations for
WORLD & future competitions!

Please help support the Woodinville Robotics in their journey to Houston for the FIRST World Championship. After qualifying for state 5 consecutive years, they have now reached this major accomplishment! Anything will help to support the team. Donations are non-refundable and could also help fund future competitions! Thank you!

Donations can easily be made online at TouchBase Lite where a username/password are not needed:

Non-refundable donations can also be accepted with cash or check payable to WHS at the Main or Cashier’s Office!

Thank you for supporting WOODINVILLE ROBOTICS!

Safety: Remind your students...

As a community, we hear across the nation, in our state, and even locally about students, when off campus, being approached for various reasons by individuals they do not know. Some of the reasons may be legitimate, but at times could be questionable. Our students are inclined to help people and at times may have their guard down during these possible encounters, so we are providing a friendly reminder to families to discuss and share with your student the importance of being alert when approached by individuals they do not know when out and about in the community. 

Attention Parents/Guardians of Students Who May Have Covid-19 or Have Tested Positive 
(Please go through these three checks daily!)
  1. IF a student has ANY symptoms consistent with Covid-19 (headache, stuffy/runny nose, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of taste/smell, nausea/vomiting, fever) the student should STAY HOME!!
  2. IF you have said to yourself, “It’s just a cold.” The student should STAY HOME!! Symptoms of a cold are the same as those for Covid-19. Please don’t have your student come to school. Plan for your student to get tested as soon as possible and submit test results to the WHS Nurse, Jennifer Gardner.
  3. IF a student has tested positive for Covid-19, please opt out of batch testing for 90 days. If this is not done, the student’s test results will most likely come back positive!
WHS Positive Batch Test Result - What Would Next Steps Be?
If your student is identified as having a positive result from a batch test taken at Woodinville High School, each student and parent/guardian will be notified. This would not mean they have COVID-19. It simply means someone in their batch of people had tested positive. To determine if your student is COVID negative, an individual confirmatory test will be required.
  • Any fully vaccinated person in a positive batch does not have to quarantine but does have to get a confirmatory negative test.
  • Any unvaccinated person in a positive batch does have to quarantine and has to remain in quarantine until they receive a confirmatory negative test. 
Common questions:
Where and when is testing
Confirmatory PCR testing for vaccinated or unvaccinated students can happen at:
1) Pop Keeney Stadium located at 9809 NE 188th St, Bothell, WA 98011. You Would Need to Register for a specific time. The registration link would be provided by Mr. Richardson upon notification.
2) During the school day at WHS.
3) Private health care provider.
After the test, results will be emailed to the address provided at check-in. Results are expected to be in the portal 24 hours after the lab receives the test. If more than 72 hours has passed and you have not received an email with your student’s results, you can call Assistant Principal Craig Richardson to see if the results are available.  (Please note it is taking up to 3 days to get results.)
Will I be charged for the test? 
No, the confirmatory PCR test is free.  
What do I need to bring for the test? 
Those being tested will be asked for their name, date of birth, email address where results will be sent, and a student ID card, if available.  
What if I don’t want my student to have a confirmatory test? 
In the absence of a negative test, there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine for those who are unvaccinated before returning to in-person learning. However, there is no requirement your student take the confirmatory test provided by the District. You may elect to have a PCR confirmatory test by your health care provider or at a local clinic or pharmacy (e.g. – Walgreens) within three days. Vaccinated students and staff will need to provide proof of taking a confirmatory test within three days of being informed that they were in a positive batch. 
The District will accept these outside tests if the following information is shown: student’s name, date of the test, result of test and the document identifies the test provider. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted at this time.   
What if my student is fully vaccinated? 
Fully vaccinated means both doses and the two-week curative process for Moderna and Pfizer or one dose of Johnson & Johnson and the same two-week curative process. Proof of vaccination will be required to avoid quarantining until confirmatory testing. You will need to notify your school that your student is fully vaccinated. Be prepared to provide proof of your student being fully vaccinated to Nurse Nurse Jennifer Gardner
Throughout the pandemic the information for K-12 education has continued to change. The information above is the current process for Northshore’s positive batch testing results. Questions can be e-mailed to Assistant Principal Craig Richardson, and Nurse Jennifer Gardner
Thank you for your help in keeping Woodinville HS Students healthy and safe. 
Attendance Absences & PCR Covid-19 Result Requirement

Due to high email and call volumes: if you are reporting your child absent from school due to any of the symptoms listed below for any period of time, they are required to get a NAAT, RT-PCR or PCR test prior to return to school. Reference the King County Return to School Flow Chart NSD follows below.  
  • Fever of 100.4°F or 38°C or higher 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Chills  
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle pain or body aches  
  • Headache 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
Various testing sites available through your provider, King County or UW testing sites (linked below). Please return all Covid results to the WHS nurse:

Weather & Emergency Information

Emergencies and weather-related problems can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation for students. Families will receive a telephone message from the district if there is a change to the school schedule. If no schedule change information is posted, schools and buses are on their regular schedules.
Fee Waivers for Students

Pursuant to House Bill 1660, students who are qualified for free/reduced meals may have extra-curricular/activity fees waived by completing a fee waiver consent form located on the NSD website under the heading of Reduced or Waived School Fees at:  Qualified families are encouraged to complete the waiver form. Information about House Bill 1660 can be found on the WHS website under Resources, Payments/TouchBase. Questions regarding the extra-curricular/activity fee waiver process can be directed to Account Specialist Besty Black at

Financial Assistance for Internet Access

Families who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals may also receive financial assistance for internet access. Learn more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program at

Northshore Schools Foundation: Request for Removing Barriers Support

Basic Needs Aid
When a family is in crisis and normal household activities are disrupted, students experience distress that affects their attendance, coursework and classroom behavior. NSF's Basic Needs Aid Fund allows families to stock up on groceries or fill the car with fuel so that they can direct their energy where it is most needed: finding a permanent solution to the situation at hand (

Apply for Funds

For WHS students, contact Counselor and CARE Team member Sarah Brenner at and/or your student’s school counselor or grade-level administrator to describe the temporary challenge or circumstance and request support. All NSF funding requests must come from an approved school staff member.

The NSD staff member will then submit your request.

Foundation leadership will review the request within 5 days and contact the NSD staff that submitted the request with details.

WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"

March 25, 2022
Volume 11, Issue 25
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

425-408-7400 /

Our Office Team is here to help you!
Carolyn Moriarty, Office Manager, Ext. 7401
Ellen Esteves Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403
Denise Schwans, ASB/Assessments/Graduation Coordination, Ext. 7515
Jenn Diaz, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7512
Kim Benedict, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418
Nicki Kongkarat, ASB/Bookkeeping, Fine/Fee Payment, Ext. 7504
Renae Hector, Athletics Secretary, Ext. 7491

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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