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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership

“New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.” ~Oscar Auliq-Ice

Welcome 2022!

Happy New Year from WHS!

"Hour" of Code

Students participated in an "Hour" of Code Wednesday, January 5 during Advisory. The lesson provided an opportunity for all students to complete a series of fourteen introductory logic puzzles using block programming.

First Semester Ends Friday, January 28!

We have turned the calendar to January, 2022! With the end of the semester coming up Friday, January 28, parents and guardians are encouraged to check ParentVUE for any missing assignments your student(s) may have and to encourage your student(s) to follow up with their teacher(s) if they should need any help. Please also encourage your student to reach out if they are needing assistance! Your student's teachers, advisor, counselor, administrators, and classified staff are here to support!

A reminder that every Thursday during Advisory students have the opportunity to meet with classroom teachers for additional help.  Most every Wednesday, students also have the opportunity to study/read and work on homework in their Advisory classroom. Thank you for encouraging your student to use this time to their advantage!

Please note, Monday, January 31st is a NON-Student Grading DAY- NO SCHOOL.

Again, students are encouraged to keep communication open and to reach out for support!
GO Falcons!

Second Semester Starts February 1! Student schedules online Monday, January 24!

Second semester schedules will be available for students and parents/guardians online in StudentVUE and ParentVUE the morning of Monday, January 24th:
  • Paper schedules will NOT be passed out in class on this day.
  • Students will log into their StudentVUE account and click "Class Schedule" to view their 2nd semester schedules.
  • Parents/Guardians will log into their ParentVUE account and click "Class Schedule" to view their student’s 2nd semester schedules.
  • If a student is unable to access their StudentVUE account, they should see Dione Garcia or Heidi Lundberg in the Library or Jenn Diaz in the Counseling Office.
  • Other places students can access their schedules online on starting the 24th include the Library and/or the College & Career Center before school, during options, lunches, or after school.
Schedule changes will only be made for those students missing a graduation requirement or that have a hole in their schedule. 

Message from your WHS Counselors  

Welcome back Falcons!

We all hope you had a fantastic Winter Break and you and your student are recharged for this final push towards the end of first semester! If your student is behind in any classes, please have them contact their teacher and/or school counselor right away. We want to help and support our students through the end of this grading term which ends on Friday January 28th. Don't forget about getting Tutorial Time "Golden Ticket" passes so your student can also receive extra help during Talon Time/Advisory. 

PSAT presentations - Next week there will be presentations during Talon Time/Advisory in the Theatre regarding how to access and interpret student PSAT scores. 
  • Wednesday (January 12th) Freshman and Juniors should report to Advisory for attendance, then go to the Theatre during Talon Time/Advisory.
  • Thursday (January 13th) Sophomores should report to Advisory for attendance, then go to the the Theatre during Talon Time/Advisory.
Hope to see our students there!

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

PSAT Scores available from College Board

How students access their scores

Scores are posted on

Students who provided their email address on their answer sheet on PSAT test day received an email notifying them when their scores were available. The email had a unique access code that connected to their scores online. Students who haven't already done so were asked to set up a free College Board account to view their scores. Students who didn't provide an email address on their answer sheet on test day can still access their scores online. If a student has not already done so, they will be asked to set up a free College Board account before they can view their scores.

Parents should NOT set up College Board accounts in their name or with their email address. Students should set up their own College Board account with their personal (non NSD school) email address.

Learn more about what the scores mean and next steps on the College Board's Getting Scores website.

College and Career Center Scoop!
College & Career Center Scoop🍦- SECOND ISSUE

Ms. Kia, College & Career and Running Start Counselor, has created the College & Career Center Scoop, a monthly newsletter to inform all students, families, and staff about all things related to college and career. Enjoy the second issue by clicking the link above. You can also read the first issue of the Scoop here.

2021-2022 Athletics 


We are excited to offer Unified bowling beginning January 11. We are looking for Special Olympic "athletes" and "partners" who will work as a peer coach with the athletes. Additional information and requirements are below:
  • Dates: January 11, 14, 18, 25, 28, February 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15.
  • Transportation to Kenmore Lanes is provided via Northshore School District buses.
  • Practices and competitions will run from approximately 3:45-5:00, so students should be back to WHS between 5:20-5:30 for pick up. 
  • Competitions are with Bothell, Inglemoor, and North Creek high schools.
  • If interested, please register on Final Forms from the link provided on our Register for Athletics website.
  • Athletes - Complete the Athlete Release Form and the Athlete Medical Form. Completed forms can be uploaded during the registration process or returned to the Athletic Office. Athlete physicals are good for 3 years.
  • Partners - Complete the Unified Partner Release Form. You will also need a current sports physical which can be uploaded during the registration process or returned to the Athletic Office. Physicals are good for 2 years.
  • Kenmore Lanes requires proof of vaccination.
  • The Northshore academic policy does not apply to Unified bowling.
  • ASB and participation fees do not apply to Unified bowling.
If you are interested, have questions, or want more information, please contact Coaches Katherine Smith ( and Crystal Winterbourne ( They are looking forward to a fun-filled experience!

Student Celebrations!

ASB Food Drive “canned” the man with 7,759 items for Maltby Food Bank! 

From all of us at Woodinville High School, sincere thanks are extended to our students and community for participating in the Annual Holiday Food Drive. Although we had a clear winner with Mr. Swartz’s 3rd period class who earned an upcoming breakfast from the Admin Team, the enthusiasm, generosity, and passion of the entire community and our students allowed us to reach 7,759 items—even during a pandemic! As an ASB, the goal is for our students to continue to be servant leaders, and our kids have no better role models than this community. Thank you for guiding your students and supporting our local community.  

Food Drive Leaderboard:  
1. Swartz-3,154 
2. Matthews-443 
3. Zawatski-313

GO Falcons!


Details are subject to changes in guidance from the Northshore School District, King County Department of Health, and/or the State of Washington.
COVID-19 Testing every Wednesday during 2nd period                                                       
01/14: MLK Assemblies, during English Class Periods
01/17: No School- ML King Jr. Day
01/27: DECA State Competition Meeting, 7-8pm, Commons
01/31: No School- Non-Student Grading Day
02/02-05: Winter Play, 7pm, THEATER
02/05: DECA Practice 
02/11: SAT at WHS on 03/12 Registration DUE
02/12: DECA Practice 
02/14-18: NHS Black History Month Drive
02/16: Current Grades 9, 10, & 11 2022-23 Registration Distribution @ Advisory
02/21: Spring Final Forms Athletic Registration Due
02/21: No School- President's Day 
02/22-27: No School- Mid-Winter Break
03/02: Current Grades 9, 10, & 11 2022-23 Registration Due @ Advisory
03/02: DECA State Practice
03/3-05: DECA State, Bellevue
03/03-05: HOSA State, Spokane
03/07-11: NHS Feminine hygiene/ Toiletries Drive
03/10: Pathway Choir Concert, 7pm
03/12: SAT at WHS
03/13: Daylight Savings Time- Ahead 1 hour
03/15: Northlake Orchestra Festival @ WHS
03/18: Blood Drive 
03/24: International DECA Meeting
03/25: Final NHS hours DUE
03/26: DECA Practice
04/02: TOLO
04/02: DECA Practice
04/11-15: No School- Spring Break
05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center
06/10: Class of 2022 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/14: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony

WHS Website - FinalSite Update Access Down

Please note the access to update the WHS website and homepage calendar has been down since Tuesday morning the 4th. The host, FinalSite, has restored viewing of webpages, but continues to try to remedy our access to update.
Thank you for your patience, as you may have noticed the Daily Bulletin is still posted for Tuesday, January 4! As soon as we have access, we will begin to update the website again!

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.
NOTE CORRECTION TO THIS ARTICLE (1/9/2021): Nurse Jennifer Gardner at Woodinville High School can be reached at (NOT
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 Nurses, Christie Callahan and 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 directly by Assistant Principal Craig Richardson. 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 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.
Confirmatory PCR testing for 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) 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 24 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.  
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 Christie Callahan and 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, Nurse Christie Callahan and Nurse Jennifer Gardner
Thank you for your help in keeping Woodinville HS Students healthy and safe. 

Mask Up Woodinville!

In our combined effort to keep everyone at Woodinville High School safe and healthy, please continue to encourage your student to always mask up while at school and at extra-curricular activities, fully covering their nose and mouth (other than when eating).

This legal mandate includes all spectators at WHS sporting events. We appreciate and thank all students, parents, guardians, and guests, in advance, for keeping safety at the forefront by adhering to the requirement. 
We love the spirit our community contributes supporting and cheering on the Falcons at our athletic competitions! We hope this measure will play a part in continuing that tradition while also keeping our schools open and our students, families, and community healthy.

Thank you for your continued partnership.

Quarantine Learning Support

Northshore provides opportunities for continuous learning while students have to quarantine due to Covid. Please use the link below to access a schedule of lessons by Northshore educators while your student is quarantining or waiting for COVID testing results. 

Khan Academy approved by NSD as Supplemental Resource for K-12 ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science 

 KHAN ACADEMY is a free resource that is now approved by NSD to be used as a supplemental resource for K-12 ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science. KHAN Academy also has a lot of resources for Advanced Placement course prep.  For example, students can link their PSAT scores to Khan Academy, to receive customized support.
Link for Khan Academy:
Student out of school for positive COVID test? Please notify school nurse
If a student is out of school for testing positive with Covid, please notify WHS school nurses Christie Callahan/Jennifer Gardner immediately, this is related to protocols from Public Health guidelines.
Thank You, 
Christie Callahan RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406
Jennifer Gardner RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406
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 and
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


The COVID Handbook has been updated and reflects NSD's current practices. Please read through this information carefully so that we can work together to keep our students, staff, and families safe. NSD will continue to monitor evolving pandemic data along with state and federal requirements to update this handbook as appropriate. You can find the link to the NSD COVID-19 Handbook here
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"

January 7, 2022
Volume 11, Issue 16
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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