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Woodinville High School
Virtual Open House
Available on website through November 30!

The virtual classroom doors at Woodinville High School opened for our Falcon Family on Thursday, November 5. This experience provides an opportunity to learn more about your student(s)' individual teachers, with video presentations available for all WHS teachers across every department. The Open House agenda was sent via email to families on November 2.
Our suggested viewing order is to watch the Administrative welcome, an introduction of our counselors, announcements of upcoming activities by our ASB Officers, and then "meet" your student's teachers by clicking through the different departments.
This will give you a strong understanding of the adults supporting your student(s) along with Falcon activities scheduled for this school year. We hope you have a great time and enjoy seeing our staff in action!
The WHS Virtual Open House will remain posted throughout the month of November so our Falcon Families can revisit it at their convenience!
GO Falcons!

Talon Time Advisory: Next Week 11/10 & 11/13, 1:25-1:55 p.m. 

Tuesday, November 10
Advisory Student Council representatives and ASB Club representatives will go directly to the Student Council MeetingZoom. All other students are not scheduled to meet.
The only students who will be marked absent from Advisory on Tuesday the 10th are Student Council Reps who do not attend.
Friday, November 13: 
ALL students attend for the Veterans Recognition Assembly
     Advisors will provide Zoom links through Schoology.
     Attendance will be taken for all grades.
Mental Health Week: November 16-20 
The WHS ASB Mental Health Committee has organized Mental Health Week which will take place November 16th through 20th. Mental health is so important and, especially in times like these, the Falcon Family wants to be there for our students, connect them with our new mental health counselor, Ms. Kakalecik, and overall just show support, even from a distance.

ASB is also starting a project called "Say What You Want to Hear" for students to help each other by anonymously writing about their challenges, coping methods, and ways to open up. The committee will be posting mainly through the @woodinville_asb Instagram account throughout Mental Health Week, as well as on the WHS "Mental Health Matters" webpage, published by Ms. Kakalecik, that is found under Counseling on the homepage. 

Should you have any questions, please reach out to Activities Director Kurt Melton at or to Ms. Kakalecik at

Message from your WHS Counselors

Mental Health Resources
Covid got you down: Christine Kakalecik, our Mental Health Counselor, is available for a self referral at (or you can reach out to your counselor to discuss a referral)
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 reach out and get them the help they might need. 
Resources for Parents:
We know that this can be a difficult time for students but want to acknowledge that it can also be a trying time to be parents. Teenagers can be tricky! We hear examples of how you are working hard to make sure your student has food to eat (and they can eat so much!), a place to sleep and a good place to study. Are their rooms dirty? Very likely. Are they great at saying "thank you"? Not really. We support you! We know you are busy and thank you for all you are doing to provide a supportive environment. We've included some resources designed for parents. Thank you for all you do! 
Here is a quick video but simple to follow for parents. This article is fantastic using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
Counseling News
We made it through first quarter! 

We hope the first quarter went well for your student. You should be receiving your mid-term progress report soon. Remember, these grades are not final and teachers and counselors are here to support you with your academics. Please reach out to us if we can provide support.
We hope you and your family enjoyed our virtual Open House last night. It was nice to let you know about all we are doing to support our WHS students during this time of remote learning. 

Senior "Apps & Chats" continues to be a success.  Our next session is November 18th.  Stop by your school counselor's Zoom Room anytime between 11am and noon on that day to discuss anything related to your college applications.

Here are our Zoom Rooms to connect with us:
Running Start - Winter Quarter EVFs
Running Start students should work on their Winter Quarter EVFs. Students, please schedule a time to meet with Ms. Gerlinger on her booking calendar to review your Winter quarter enrollment verification form. All meetings will take place in her Zoom Room.
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:
ACT/SAT Testing
For information regarding testing, please refer to the College Board or ACT websites at or 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.

Your WHS School Counselors

First Quarter Grades
Progress Reports will be mailed out with first quarter grades approximately November 17. If you have concerns about your student’s grades, the first point of contact is the student’s teacher. The end of first semester is January 22 which still gives plenty of time to help your student get back on track.
If you have had an address change, please contact our office as soon as possible to ensure you receive your student’s grades. If you have any questions regarding address changes or updates, please contact our Student Information Specialist, Denise Schwans, at

Scholarship Foundation of Northshore

Northshore students are invited to explore scholarships they are eligible for and to apply! Applications open November 16, 2020. For more information and to search their scholarships, please visit their website at 

4th Annual National Apprenticeship Week Virtual Celebration
Thurs., Nov 12, 4-6pm

The 4th Annual National Apprenticeship Week virtual Celebration, co-hosted by the WA State Employment Security Department, is scheduled for November 12th, from 4 - 6 pm. The National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) Celebration spotlights and increases community awareness about the benefits of apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, and trade programs to hundreds of young adults, job seekers, educational partners, and community leaders. 

This year's online celebration will allow us to reach more people than ever. For the first time, we are opening up our event to apprenticeship programs and individuals across Washington! This is an unprecedented opportunity for those across the state to learn about the great careers an apprenticeship can offer. 

Numerous apprenticeship programs will be in attendance such as: NW Carpenters Institute of WA, NW Electrical JATC, TERO, ANEW, PACT, Laborers, Evergreen Rural Water, ASA NW Automotive and many more.

When: November 12, 2020
Where:  Virtual
Time:  4 - 6 pm

Senior Ads Are Due December 16!

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

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 email account to complete the Google form:
Your WHS Counselors, 
Ms. Miller, Ms. Lamb, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Hirsch, Ms. Brenner, Mr. Schoen, & Ms. Gerlinger

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
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.
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
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 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 or 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 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 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
Automatic Attendance Calls Resumed
Monday, November 2

Automatic Attendance Calls resumed Monday, November 2. 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 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.

Threads and Treads: Free quality donated clothing for school age youth, teens, young adults, and parents

Threads and Treads provides Northshore families free, quality donated clothing for school age youth, teens, young adults, and parents. Clothing items include: school-appropriate clothing for the school day and special events, sportswear, shoes, and accessories. All families in need of clothing assistance are welcome to shop each month for three to five outfits and school event attire.
Threads and Treads will be open for shopping every Wednesday 3 - 6 p.m. for Northshore School District families at Canyon Park Middle School, 23723 23rd Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021
More about Threads and Treads
Community Assitance

During the COVID-19 outbreak, out community has come together to provide assistance to families in need. 
Learn More

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!

Woodinville Turkey Trot

In addition to the 5K and 5 mile distances, check out the NEW 3K Calorie Challenge. Complete 31 miles in the next 20 days to earn a medal and your Thanksgiving dinner! Proceeds benefit the Woodinville Wrestling Booster Club and FAB supporting Cross Country.

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.


Stay up-to-date by viewing the Calendar on the website homepage 
11/5-11/30    WHS Virtual Open House available on website
11/10:           Talon Time Advisory: Student Council Reps
11/10:           NSSF Class of 2021 College Workshop, 6p
11/11:           Veterans Day - No School
11/12:           NSSF Class of 2021 College Workshop, 3p  
11/13:           Talon Time Advisory: Veterans Recognition Assembly
11/16-11/20: Mental Health Week
11/18:           Senior Class  Apps & Chats 11a-12p
11/18:           NSSF Class of 2021 College Workshop, 6p  
11/21:           NSSF Class of 2021 College Workshop, 11a 
11/26-27:     Thanksgiving Break

12/02:           Senior Class  Apps & Chats 11a-12p
12/1-18:        Final 2020-21 Yearbook Sales Window, $45
12/16:           Yearbook Senior Ads Due
12/16:           Senior Class  Apps & Chats 11a-12p
12/21-1/1:     Winter Break
06/16:           Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony, 7pm

Veterans Day
Wed., November 11
No School - Enjoy the holiday!

WHS ASB Veterans Recognition Outreach: Submit your pictures and videos! 

Woodinville High School’s ASB is working hard to put on this year’s Veterans Day Assembly. Since we must transition to a fully online format, in addition to Wednesday, November 11, we have decided to honor our Veterans throughout all of next week!

With hopes of being able to properly recognize as many of our Woodinville Veterans as possible, we need your help to collect pictures and videos taken during their time of service. If you have any friends or family members who have served in the Armed Forces we urge you to share this information and help us include them in our unique Veterans Day Assembly. 

Below is a link to our Google Form where you can fill out basic information about yourself and the veteran you’re hoping to honor, as well as pictures and videos to be included in our online video assembly. We are grateful for the time that many of you will take to support our efforts in recognizing the heroes that are living within our very own community.
If for some reason you can't get the Google Form to work feel free to email those pictures and videos of your veterans to

As we begin to honor those who have served our country, starting next Monday, November 9th, we will be uploading information regarding personal service opportunities, spirit days, and other posts that would normally only be viewable on WHS's Instagram, to the WHS website. Keep an eye out for new events this upcoming week! We can't wait to make this Veterans Day special for all of Woodinville!
NSD Annual Notifications:
Parent/Guardian acknowledgement due Tues, Nov 17

Annually the District provides parents/guardians with notification of forms that must be acknowledged, including:
  • WA State Attendance Letter 
  • Rights and Responsibilities Handbook 
  • Weapons Letter 
  • Student Housing Questionnaire
  • Immunization Record Sharing 
Typically, these forms are included in welcome back packets, but because of COVID-19 they have been moved online to ParentVUE.

We ask that you login to ParentVUE today to view these forms. 
  • If you have never logged into ParentVUE, you will find instructions on how to do so when you click the link above.
  • 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. 
Additionally, secondary students will be prompted to download, read and acknowledge the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook when they login to StudentVUE. Families with elementary students are encouraged to review the handbook together in ParentVUE with their students.

Please complete these forms by Tuesday, Nov. 17. 

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

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 two identical sessions:
  • 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: Registration will close once capacity has been reached. 

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

Lockheed Martin’s Women in Engineering Event
Wed., Nov 18, 1:30-3:30pm

Your student is invited to Lockheed Martin’s Women in Engineering event! The event will take place Wednesday, 11/18 from 1:30-3:30pm.

 The presentation includes:
  • A video demonstration of how laser weapon systems work
  • A fun virtual activity / competition
  • Break out rooms to engage with engineers from Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Corporation is an American aerospace, defense, arms, security, and advanced technologies company. This is a great opportunity for young women who are interested in STEM.

To register for this event, please contact Estela Gerlinger. We have 10 spots available for this event and students will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must contact Ms. Gerlinger prior to November 13th, 2020 in order to sign up for this exciting opportunity. A link to the zoom will be provided closer to the event. 

Free NSSF College Planning Workshops for 2021 Seniors

Feeling stressed about your plans for next year? Not sure how to apply to college and get the money you need to afford it?  Join us for A Senior’s Guide to College Planning and receive support and resources for a successful college application process.  In these free workshops we will cover choosing colleges to apply to, how to prepare a successful college application, and financial aid.

Chose one workshop or choose them all.
For complete information, please visit the Northshore Schools Foundation website.

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
To update any information, please fill out this form and return it to our registrar Denise Schwans at

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: 
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:

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

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. At these weekly seminars, Collin and Ngozi will help cultivate motivation and master habits of excellence.

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.
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. 
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
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:
Technology Support:
Learn More
WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"

November 6, 2020
Volume 10, Issue 9
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
Jenn Diaz, Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403
Nicki Kongkarat, ASB/Bookkeeping/Cashier, Fine/Fee Payment, Ext. 7504
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418
Denise Schwans, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7515
Kim Benedict, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410
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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