“When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it’s you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.” ~Steven Spielberg
Homecoming 2021: "A Night Under the Stars"
WHS Staff Lot, Saturday, September 25, 8:00-11:00pm
Woodinville High School ASB is super excited to announce that we are hosting our first ever outdoor, “A Night Under the Stars” themed Homecoming dance on September 25th from 8-11 pm! The dance will include an out of this world DJ production and dance floor, stunning decor and photo booths, and games! There will also be food trucks, so be sure to bring cash if interested!
Homecoming tickets will be sold at the Cashier's and Main Office Tuesday through Friday, September 21-24. Ticket prices are $25 with ASB or $30 non-ASB/non-WHS guest. Fines/fees must be paid or cleared to purchase tickets:
*After school ONLY - no sales during class time!
Tickets will also be sold at the door to WHS students ONLY for $35. Photo ID is required for entry into the Homecoming Dance.
A Non-WHS Guest Authorization Form will be required for all non-WHS guests.
*Forms are available outside the ASB classroom and in the Main Office.
*The guest's school principal/administrator must sign the form, so
students please plan ahead.
*Students must bring the completed Non-WHS Guest Authorization Form
when tickets are purchased.
In order to comply with school district and state COVID precautions, this dance will be held outdoors to provide for proper social distancing opportunities. Attendees are required to wear masks at all times, and sanitation stations will be spread throughout the event
All students should enter campus from NE 195th Street (the bus entrance). The dance itself will be located in the staff parking lot but there will be no entrance access from the round-about. Maps can be found on the website.
We can’t wait to see you all there! If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can also be found on the WHS ASB Instragram @woodinville_asb and the most recent video on our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrKrjlj_eNfFRDoaxboHgmQ.
From WHS ASB
Homecoming 2021: "A Night Under the Stars"
Hello WHS families! As you know we have our Homecoming Dance 2021 “A Night Under the Stars” fastly approaching on Saturday, September 25 and we need your help to make our it AMAZING!
We need food donated for the dance all in pre-packaged and store-bought individual bags as well as drinks. You can view requested food donations and sign up at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4faaa829a2f9c52-homecoming.
National Honor Society hours will be given to students who sign up for their donation(s) in their name NOT their parents name and drop it off in order to receive hours.
Donations will be accepted on September 20-24th from 8:00am-3:30pm. Thank you so much for your donations! We couldn’t do this without you! If you have any further questions feel free to contact Haley Ahlstrom at email@example.com
Homecoming Spirit Dress-Up Days!
Faclons! Show your spirit next week by participating in dress-up days next week, September 20-24!
Tuesday: Tourist Day
Wednesday: Jersey Day
Thursday: Denim Day
Friday: Class Colors - Freshmen (Black), Sophomores (Green), Juniors (Blue), and Seniors (Togas)
Homecoming Football Game!
Join the Falcons at Pop Keeney Stadium on Friday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. for the Homecoming game versus Eastlake High School! Masks are required!
Message from your WHS Counselors
Counselors are shifting gears from schedule changes and looking forward to working more closely with our seniors as they prepare for life after graduation. College application planning can be overwhelming and time consuming and we want Seniors to know we are here to support you!
Check out these resources:
* College Apps and Snacks are coming! While we support the application due dates, we invite seniors to sign up to meet with counselors to ask questions about the application process, have time to work on their applications, and enjoy some dorm-room style snacks. Our first Apps and Snacks events will take place on Friday, October 15th, October 22nd, and November 5th. Keep an eye on your email for more information regarding how to sign up.
* Naviance is a helpful tool to access a variety of post-secondary planning resources such as college searches, scholarship support, transcript requests, and houses the mandatory High School and Beyond Plan required for all seniors to complete. Seniors applying through Common Application will want to make sure to link their account to their Naviance account. Counselors will be offering a series of videos detailing steps to the application process!
If you are having a hard time accessing your Naviance account, please visit Ms. Kia in the College and Career Center or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHS Counseling website: The WHS Counseling website has a plethora of resources ranging from College and Career Readiness links and videos, Naviance and High School and Beyond details, and even a virtual calming room!
We are thrilled to see students back on campus and enjoy meeting our underclassmen that are new to the building. We can't wait to work with you and support your academic journey this year!
College Visits for Woodinville High School Students
WHS students can now sign up for college visits! This year we will offer some visits in-person and some visits virtually. If the visit you are interested in attending is a virtual visit, it will still take place in the College & Career Center. Please follow the directions at the link above to sign up. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend college visits.
FRESHMAN: It is not typical for students in 9th grade to attend college visits unless there is a college they are exceptionally interested in.
Woodinville HS Drama Booster Seattle Goodwill Donation Drive!
WHS Baseball Field Parking Lot
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2:00-4:45p
Is it time to clean out your closets? Our fabulous Boosters are partnering with Seattle Goodwill to hold a donation drive to raise money to support our wonderful theatre program.
We will be at the WHS baseball field parking lot on NE 195th Street between the football and baseball fields on Sunday, September 26th from 2:00pm - 4:45 pm. No furniture items please.
Thank you for your support!
NSD REQUIRED FORMS: DUE OCTOBER 15
Annually the District provides parents/guardians with notification of forms that must be acknowledged, including:
1) WA State Attendance Letter
2) Rights and Responsibilities Handbook
3) Weapons Letter
4) Student Housing Questionnaire
5) Permission to Withhold Student Directory Information
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 at 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. These forms must be completed no later than Oct. 15.
The forms are available in English, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Russian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Tamil 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 email@example.com.
If you are unable to login to ParentVue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for you login information. You will also need your contact information updated on ParentVue to receive important school and District messages.
Student Handbook/Planner Update!
Student Handbook/Planners were distributed in Advisory on Thursday, September 16. If your student was absent, they can stop by the Main Office to pick one up.
Class of 2022 Senior Yearbook Photos:
Due Thurs, Oct 28
Provided size and other requirements are met, seniors can submit a photograph for the yearbook from whichever professional photographer a family chooses; OR a photograph taken by an amateur; OR seniors can choose to have the free Dorian photo (taken for their required ID card during Falcon Days or on make-up day September 14) published in the yearbook. Learn more about specific requirements on the Yearbook website at https://woodinville.nsd.org/activities/yearbook-2021-22.
Class of 2022 Yearbook Questions
Should you have any questions, please email Ms. Alder at email@example.com.
*Details regarding the upload of senior yearbook photos will follow after school starts, well before the October 28 deadline. Once the information becomes available, most professional photographers can upload the image for the senior or can provide the senior with a .jpeg image digitally for the senior to upload themselves.
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 (https://www.northshoreschoolsfoundation.org/request-support/#basicneedsaid).
Apply for Funds
For WHS students, contact Counselor and CARE Team member Sarah Brenner at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
School Photos Retake Day October 21.
All students must have a WHS ID card picture taken. The WHS photo ID card is free of charge. Students must carry photo ID at school and at extra-curricular activities at all times.
All photo packages will be mailed home.
Retake day will be Thursday, October 21 during both lunches.
Picture packages may be ordered online at dorianstudio.com and searching for Woodinville High School.
If a student loses an ID/ASB card, check at the Main Office as often they are turned in. If the card cannot be found, lost ID/ASB cards can be replaced for $5.00 at the Cashier's Office. ASB membership can be purchased for $60.
If for some reason a student's ID card is missing the Woodinville logo, has a wrong student number, name or wrong image, please stop by the Cashier's Office, as well, for a reprint free of charge.
Details are subject to changes in guidance from the Northshore School District, King County Department of Health, and/or the State of Washington.
9/20: Class Fees due through TouchBase
9/20-9/24: Homecoming Spirit Week
9/24: Homecoming Assembly
9/24: Homecoming Football Game vs. Eastlake @ Pop Keeney, 7pm
9/25: Homecoming Dance, Commons, 8pm
9/26: Theatre Boosters Goodwill 2-5pm
9/29: NHS Student FAQ Welcome Meeting
10/04-08: NHS School Supplies Drive
10/13: PSAT/Class Meeting Bell Schedule
10/13: PSAT - ALL 10th & 11th Graders
10/13: PSAT - 9th Graders who register and pay $18 by 9/10
10/13: Senior Class Meeting & Class Photo
10/13: Freshmen Class Meeting (for 9th graders not taking PSAT)
10/15: NSD Required Forms due in ParentVUE & StudentVUE
10/21: Picture Retake Day
10/22: Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness
10/25-29: Class of 2022 Senior Week Jostens Cap, Gown, & Annc Sales
10/28: Fall Choir Concert
05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center
06/10: Class of 2022 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/14: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Vaccine Clinic for Secondary Students: Registration required in advance
As Dr. Reid announced in her September 16 "Thursday Thoughts", the Northshore School District will begin another round of mobile vaccines starting Monday, September 20 for middle and high school students.
Multiple teams from the Shoreline Fire Department will administer the Pfizer vaccine for all students who are 12 years of age and older and would like to be vaccinated. Please know that the COVID-19 vaccination is not mandated by the District.
Families who are interested in having their student receive the Pfizer vaccine at one of these clinics, must complete a registration form. Registration must be submitted by noon the day before the scheduled date for each clinic. Woodinville High School's clinic dates are: 1st Dose September 28; 2nd Dose October 19, with the clinic time from 12:30-1:30pm for both doses. In order to plan accordingly, all registrations for Monday’s clinics on September 20 (both are not at WHS) must be submitted by noon on Sunday, September 19.
Per Dr. Reid's message, if a clinic isn’t scheduled at a student’s school, families can register them for the vaccine at another school. Students attending the clinic, who are not already learning in-person on the designated campus, need to arrive within the first 30 minutes of the scheduled clinic time to ensure there is enough time to administer the vaccine and have at least a 15-minute waiting period after receiving the dose.
More information can be found on the district's Vaccine Clinics for Secondary Students webpage.
COVID-19 Testing for Woodinville High School
On Monday, September 20, the Northshore School District will launch the COVID-19 testing program for all students grades K-12. All students will be tested weekly, unless a parent or guardian completes an opt-out form. As the name “batch” suggests, everyone in a classroom or cohort puts their test samples together in a batch vial with no names or personally identifiable information.
A few key points to emphasize:
* Students in Grades K-12 will test weekly.
* Your child will be tested unless you opt out your child by clicking on this link.
* The opt out form asks you to enter your student’s ID number. This can be found on each student’s identification card above the barcode, as well as on the student’s report card. You can also view it by logging in to ParentVUE or by contacting the school’s main office.
* If you wish to opt your student out of testing, you must complete the opt-out form no later than 10 a.m. the day before our school’s scheduled test day which is Wednesdays.
* If a student or staff member is opted out of testing, but their cohort has a positive COVID test result, they may still be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Your student’s participation will help us keep transmissions in our school buildings low so we can keep school buildings open.
Thank you for your consideration.
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.
WHS Sporting Events-Spectator Mask Requirement
As of Tuesday, September 7, King County* began requiring masks, regardless of vaccination status, for everyone ages 5+ at outdoor events with 500 or more people, and continue to be required in public indoor spaces. This includes spectators at WHS sporting events. Additionally, all competitions at Pop Keeney Stadium require spectators to wear masks regardless of capacity. We appreciate and thank all students, parents, guardians, and guests, in advance, for keeping safety at the forefront by adhering to the requirement and wearing a mask except when actively eating or drinking.
We love the spirit our community contributes supporting and cheering on the Falcons. 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 partnership.
*As of September 13, a State requirement was also announced by Governor Inslee.
Bus Passes 2021-2022
Please be advised that bus passes are not approved for the first month and a half of school (near the end of October). Transportation needs time to properly assess available seats.
Attendance News & Changes for 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 email@example.com.
WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"
September 17, 2021
Volume 12, Issue 3
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M.
425-408-7400 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF WOODINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL!