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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership

"One Falcon, One Family"

Welcome back! We look to seeing our Falcons next week for the start of the 2023-24 school year!

Link Crew & Orientation Day
Wednesday, September 6

All Freshmen: 8:20am-3:20pm
Bell Schedule #1

NEW to WHS Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors: 9-11:35am (students opting to do so, lunch will be available for purchase at 11:35am)

Backpacks are not needed and lunch will be available for purchase on September 6.
See the August Newsletter for further details!

ALL students attend school Thursday, September 7
Bell Schedule #2, 8:20-3:20pm
Friday, September 8
Bell Schedule #8, 45 Minute Activity


On Thursday September 7, ALL WHS students will begin attending classes. Final class schedules will be distributed to students in their 1st period classrooms. Schedules seen prior to then may not reflect possible changes since Falcon Days.

To identify correct 1st period classes, prior to 8:20 a.m. on Thursday, September 7:
  • Seniors & Juniors go to the Commons, and
  • Sophomores & Freshmen go to the Main Gym
At these locations, students will find 1st period classrooms posted by student number.
  • If a student does not have a 1st period class, their schedule will be available in the Counseling Office.
Welcome Back GLOW Dance!
Thurs, Sept. 7, 7-9pm, WHS Gym

A Freshman Pre-Dance prep party starts at 6:30p in the gym/theater foyer*

This is a fun, casual dance - come with your Link Crew group, a group of WHS friends, or by yourself and enjoy snacks, dancing, a FREE photobooth, and lots of neon lights!
(Note: no heels are allowed on the gym floor; tennis shoes, flats, and sandals only)
  • Tickets are $5 (with or without ASB) and will ONLY be on sale during Falcon Days, August 28 and 31, then again on September 6 and 7 at the Cashier's or Main Office before school, during Options, Lunch and after school.
    • Only current WHS students can attend (no guests from other schools!)
  • All students must have picture ID to enter the dance
  • Fines MUST be paid or cleared to purchase a dance ticket
Come in neon and/or white clothes as these will glow under the black lights best! 
The dance will be in the main gym with music from DJ Mr. Brown, black lights, snacks, and a free photo backdrop to take pictures with your friends.
We encourage all students to come with their friends or even your Link Crew group! If dancing isn't your jam, there will be games and seating in the back gym to reconnect after a summer away from your friends at school!
*Learn more about the GLOW Dance on the website under Activities.

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.

Reduced or Waived Fees 2023-24
Don't forget... families must re-apply every year!

Parents and guardians whose income falls within specified guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture should apply for free or reduced-price meals for their students. Applications will be available August 1st and are due by October 17th to avoid an interruption in benefits (only one application is required per family), but families can apply at any time during the year – throughout the year.

If you qualify for Free or Reduced Meals you may also qualify for:
  • School fee waivers (a fee waiver consent form must be completed) in addition to the Free and Reduced application.
    • See below for more information or contact your school counselor (available after August 23).
  • Other services such as health insurance.
    • Contact Nurse Christie Callahan or Jennifer Gardner for more information.
The free and reduced online application only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved.  Find the online application here: Further information can be found on NSD’s Food Services website at
Juniors & Sophomores Mark Your Calendars: 
PSAT/NMSQT October 11th

In our continued commitment to our students’ college readiness and our ongoing improvement efforts, the annual PSAT/NMSQT exam will be administered to all juniors and sophomores at WHS on Wednesday, October 11th during the school day with results being available in mid-December. The PSAT measures critical reading, math problem solving, and writing skills that are important for success in college and in other post-secondary pursuits and is the qualifying test juniors must take to enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarship program. The exam will be administered on-site during the course of the school day.

The exam fee is $18.00 and has been populated to all junior and sophomore accounts and is due September 15.
School Photos & ID Cards
Picture Make-Up Day September 12

School Photos & ID Cards - Picture Make-Up Day, Tuesday, September 12

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. 

If a student missed Falcon Days, picture make-up day is Tuesday, September 12 during both lunches in the Gym/Theatre Foyer. 

Retake day is Thursday, October 19 during both lunches in the Gym/Theatre Foyer. 

All photo packages will be mailed home.

Picture packages may be ordered online at and searching for Woodinville High School. 

Lost Cards
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.

Misprinted Cards
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.

Yearbooks are sold on a pre-sale basis ONLY for $55 each during September 6-22, and, finally, November 28-15. 

  • Yearbooks can be purchased during the above sales window online through Touchbase or at the Cashier's Office before school, during options, lunch, or after school.
  • Please plan accordingly as many students who believe they do not want a yearbook during the sale windows at the start of the year feel differently as the school year comes to a close and they are unable to purchase one!
  • Please be reminded that if during the course of the year more than one yearbook is purchased – there will be NO REFUNDS. If you purchase two yearbooks, you will be given two books, not one book and a refund for the other.
Class of 2024 Senior Yearbook Photos:
Due Thurs, Oct 26

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

Class of 2024 Yearbook Questions
Should you have any questions, please email Ms. Alder at
*Details regarding the upload of senior yearbook photos will follow after school starts, well before the October 26 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.

TOUCHBASE: Access to Make Online Payments, View Account Balance & Payment History

TouchBase is a web-based application that allows parents/guardians with the ability to make payments online and view their student’s account balance and payment history. Although cash, checks, and debt/credit cards are accepted at the Cashier’s Office and Main Office at WHS, making payments online through TouchBase is a constant 24/7 method of payment available for our families.

The link to make online payments at TouchBase can be found on the WHS homepage at under “Resources>Payments”. Like ParentVUE, where parents/guardians check student grades, usernames and passwords for Leota Middle School and Timbercrest Middle School students remain the same and carry forward to WHS and if a parent/guardian has more than one student, the TouchBase login information will provide access to all of their students’ accounts.

Parents/Guardians in need of their assigned TouchBase username and password should email We are unable to provide the information over the phone.

Access ParentVUE to View Grades/Attendance/Student Details

ParentVUE is a web-based application that provide parents and guardians with information regarding their student via a secure website.
  • ParentVUE allows parents and guardians to view grades including grades for specific assignments. Please consult with your students’ teacher(s) for more information on the specific reports they post.
  • Students access their information via StudentVUE, a separate web-based application, and are provided with their own username and password. Parents/Guardians must not share their login information to their ParentVue account with their student, as ParentVUE accounts afford parents/guardians with the ability to change their demographic and contact information.
The link to ParentVUE can be found on the WHS homepage at under “Resources”. Parents and guardians are provided with an Activation Key to then establish their username and password. If a parent/guardian has more than one student, this login information will provide access to all of their students throughout NSD. Usernames and passwords for Leota Middle School and Timbercrest Middle School students remain the same and carry forward to Woodinville High School.

Where do parents/guardians new to WHS obtain their ParentVUE Activation Key?
If you are a parent/guardian who is new to WHS and need an Activation Key to establish a username and password to access ParentVUE there are two options:
  1. Appear in person at the WHS Attendance Office, show ID, and pick up the Activation Key or
  2. Send an email request with your student’s name to requesting the information.  The email address will be confirmed and the information will then be emailed to the parent/guardian.
We apologize for the inconvenience; however, Activation Keys cannot be provided verbally over the phone due to the sensitivity of the information involved.

Forgot your ParentVUE username and password?
Once a parent/guardian establishes a username and password, WHS does not have access to it.  If lost, parents/guardians should follow the prompts on the ParentVUE site to recover it.

Questions? Contact Attendance Secretary and WHS Online Parent Resource Coordinator Shaina Bloomquist at


For more information regarding the process for signing the NSD required forms in ParentVUE and StudentVUE, please open the WHS August Newsletter on page 21!


Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch

09/04: Labor Day – No School
09/06: Freshmen Link Crew & Orientation Day, 8:20a-3:20p
09/06: Orientation for 10th, 11th & 12th Graders NEW to NSD/WHS, 9-11:35a
09/06–22: Yearbook Sales (Last Chance 11/27-12/15)
09/07: All Grades Attend School
09/07: Glow Dance, WHS Gym, 7p
09/08: Welcome Back Assembly
09/12: Picture Make-Up Day
09/13: National Honor Society Welcome & FAQ Meeting (students only)
09/13: Drama Boosters Welcome Back Potluck
09/14: Open House & Curriculum Night, 6-9p
09/15: PSAT Exam Fee Due (10th/11th, Oct. 11 PSAT @ WHS)
09/18: Parking Hangers required to park on campus
09/18-22: Homecoming Spirit Week
09/22: Class Fees posted to TouchBase accounts
09/21: Homecoming Assembly
09/21: Homecoming Game vs. Coeur d'Alene, Pop Keeney, 6pm
09/23: Homecoming Dance, WHS, 8pm
09/29: Class Fees Due through TouchBase
10/07: Pink Out Football vs. Mount Si, 1pm
10/11: PSAT Exam at WHS (10th, 11th)
10/11: SAT Exam at WHS (12th) (during the school day)

10/11: Grade-Level Activities for freshmen and non-SAT testing seniors
10/19: Picture Retakes
10/19-21: Fall Play 
10/16-22: Senior Week - CO2023 Cap, Gown & Announcement sales with Jostens
10/26: Senior Yearbook Photos Due
10/26:  Fall Music Concert
11/22:  Spanish Club Dance Performance 

05/18: Senior Prom, Seattle Aquarium, 8-11p
06/14: Class of 2023 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
TBD:    Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney - Date pending School Board Approval

Enjoy The Holiday Weekend!

Activities Fair & Reception 6:00 – 6:30p.m.
Thursday, September 14
6:30-9:00 p.m.

Woodinville High School’s Fall Open House & Curriculum Night will be on Thursday, September 14.  The evening begins with an activities fair and reception from 6-6:30pm followed by Curriculum Night from 6:30-9:00pm. This is a great opportunity to meet faculty and staff at WHS and to learn about the school and courses your student is taking. In addition to the activities fair, the counselors will be available as well as the cashiers for your convenience.


Homecoming 2023
WHS Commons
Saturday, September 23, 8-11p
Woodinville High School ASB is excited to announce the Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, September 23 from 8-11p at the WHS Commons! Theme and further details will be forthcoming.

For more information, please view the WHS website at:
Class Schedule Changes

During the first week of school, counselors will ONLY meet with students who have a missing period in their schedule.

If a student has a question regarding a schedule change during the first week of school, please complete the schedule change request form found here.
Counselors will begin meeting with students on Monday, September 11 for those who are requesting a schedule change for a missing graduation requirement or an open period.
Class of 2024 Senior Name Verification 

Attention seniors:  Please confirm the name you would like printed on your diploma and in the Commencement program.
  • Step 1 - Please log into your school email and open the email sent to you to review your name(s), first, middle, and last name we have listed for you in our student information system.
  • Step 2 – Go to this link to Class of 2024 Senior Name Verification to verify your name(s) and to indicate which name you would like printed on your
    • Diploma and in the
    • Printed Commencement program
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter, WHS Counseling Office Manager, at

Beginning Monday, September 18, students must have a valid WHS 2023-2024 parking hanger in their car to park on the WHS campus. Students are strongly encouraged to ride the school bus or carpool for space and environmental reasons.

Parking hanger applications for the 2023-2024 school year were accepted at the end of last school year. Payment for students pre-approved to purchase a WHS parking pass can be made online through TouchBase. All fines must be paid before a parking hanger can be issued. Students who pay online should bring in their receipt of payment when picking up their parking hanger from the campus supservisor. Parking is limited and will close once all available hangers have been issued. Please contact Mr. Dillman regarding parking availability if an application was not made at the end of last school year.

Students who do not have a parking hanger on September 18 must park on the street until it is purchased. The cost of parking hangers is $50 per year/$20 per seasonal sport/activity. The purchase of a parking hanger does not guarantee students a parking space every day. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis in designated student parking areas. Parking on the WHS campus is limited. Please see the priority parking plan below. 

The parking priority plan is as follows:  

Seniors with WANIC/Health Science/Running Start class where there is no district shuttle offered. 

Juniors with WANIC/Health Science/Running Start class where there is no district shuttle offered. 

Seniors who participate in after school sanctioned sports and pre-approved after school activities. 

Juniors who participate in after school sanctioned sports and pre-approved after school activities. 

Seniors who have waivers or work after school. 

Remaining seniors in the lottery. 

If you have questions, contact Campus Supervisor Alan Dillman at

Student Device Protection Plan

The Northshore School District provides each student with a district-issued technology device. When students/families assume responsibility for a district-issued device, they sign forms agreeing to accept financial responsibility for any device damage or loss.  We know accidents and loss can happen. The Student Device Protection Plan provides NSD families an optional path to mitigate the financial liability of using a district device.  

PARTICIPATION COST: The standard payment to enroll in the NSD Student Device Protection Plan is $25 per year; free for students who have qualified for free or reduced-price meals and who have provided consent to share their status for fee waivers. No refunds will be given once enrolled in this program.

COVERAGE AND BENEFIT: This program covers the device (Chromebook, Macbook, or iPad) loaned to your student against accidental damage for the school year. This program does NOT cover damage resulting from misuse or neglectful loss of the device. We expect all students to properly use their device and to secure it when it is not being used.  If the device is used improperly or is not secured while the student is not using it, families will be expected to pay the full cost of replacement or repair. 

School Supply List

To assist with back-to-school planning for the 2021-2022 school year, view and/or download the WHS School Supply List on the WHS website under Resources> School Supplies.

Additionally, the WHS Fee List can be viewed on the Payments/Cashier webpage.
Parent and Student Resources

Bell Schedules:
Routine bell schedules, lunch schedules, and altered bell schedules are available to view on the WHS website under “Our School” > “Bell Schedules” Daily bell schedules and events will be posted on the Calendar found on the WHS homepage, as well. This is a great resource to utilize and will help keep you up-to-date on what is occurring at Woodinville High School.

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.

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. Please visit the NSD Closures & Delays website to learn more.
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.
Optional Insurance for Injuries at School
The health and safety of our students is of critical importance to the Northshore School District.  Even so, accidents may and do happen and the resulting medical bills can be expensive.  However, many families are unaware that the district does not carry insurance for student personal injury costs and cannot assume responsibility for them. 

What this basically means is that if your child gets hurt during the school day or during a school activity, you as the parent/guardian, are financially responsible for any medical bills incurred.   

This includes students participating in athletics, PE, recess and after school activities.  If your student participates in a sport, please make certain your family insurance plan covers athletic participation.  

Optional Student Insurance
As a service, the district provides information on an optional student accident/sickness insurance plan.  Other coverage such as Interscholastic Tackle Football and Exchange Student insurance are also available.   Although not the only provider of this coverage type, Meyers-Stevens & Toohey has been recommended by our Washington Schools Risk Management Pool.  This coverage plan is made available by many school districts across the state.

If you have questions regarding the available plans, please call Myers-Stevens & Toohey at (800) 827-4695 or visit their website at

Downloadable forms and a link to applying online can be found on the district's website under Student Insurance.  If you'd like a hard copy brochure and enrollment form, please contact or 425-408-7630.
School Day Start and End Times: 2023-2024
Bell schedules for the 2023-24 school year are available on the WHS website under Our School, Bell Schedules.
WHS Schedule
8:20 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Wed. Early Release 1:50 p.m.
Routine Weekly Bell Schedules 
Monday:        7-Period Schedule #2
Tuesday:       7-Period Schedule #2
Wednesday:  ERW Block 2/4/6/Advisory Schedule #3
Thursday:      Thursday Block 1/3/5/7/Advisory Schedule #4
Friday:           7-Period Schedule #2

Please note:
Wednesday September 13 is the first Early Release Wednesday and WHS will be on ERW 7-Period Schedule #5.

Questions about student meals? 

Learn more about student breakfast and lunch options on the district food services webpage.
Transportation 2023-24

Please click this LINK for bus information 2023-24. Bus stop information is now available.

Please click HERE for Daily Bus Passes and Activity Bus Passes routes and information! 

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

September 1, 2023
Volume 13, Issue 2
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

Our Office Team is here to help you:
Carolyn Moriarty, Office Manager, Ext. 7401
Kim Benedict, Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403
Denise Schwans, ASB/Assessments/Graduation Coordination, Ext. 7515
Jenn Diaz, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7512
Shaina Bloomquist, 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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