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"Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. (March for Integrated Schools, April 18, 1959)

Monday, January 17 - NO SCHOOL,

Dr. Martin Luther King Observance

Woodinville High School 2022 Martin Luther King Virtual Assembly! 

During English classes on Friday, January 14, students particiapted in a "virtual assembly" honoring the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The virtual assembly was created by Woodinville ASB, BSU, and AAPI students in coordination with their advisors.
The video is available here for viewing: MLK video.
A huge thanks to Woodinville ASB, BSU, and AAPI for making this video possible! 
WHS Theatre Co. presents "Pride & Prejudice"!

February 4-5 and 10-11, 7pm

The WHS Theatre Company is excited to present their winter play: Pride & Prejudice!

Performances are scheduled to be held in the WHS Theatre February 4-5 (Fri/Sat) & 10-11 (Thurs/Fri), 2022 at 7p.

Family Pod seating tickets and individual student/staff tickets will be sold starting Tuesday, January 18.

Family Pod Tickets:

The WHS Theatre Company anticipates selling 54 Family Pods for each performance online for $50 each (regardless of whether they are 4-seat of 5-seat family pods).

Student-only group pod sales are not allowed.

To reserve a family pod of 4 or 5 seats, email first for a reservation code.

With the Family Pod reservation code, guests can then make the purchase online through TouchBase by 11:59p the night of the show (technically ending after the 7p performance) OR starting Monday, January 24 in person at the WHS Cashier’s/Main Office from 7:50a-3:50p Monday-Friday with cash, check or debit/credit. (The office is not open for in-person sales January 18-21.)

Student/Staff Individual Tickets:

Students and staff individual tickets will be sold for $12.50 each.

To reserve an individual ticket, e-mail for a reservation code.

With the reservation code, students/faculty/staff can then make the purchase directly at the WHS Cashier’s/Main Office starting Monday, January 24 from 7:50a-3:50p Monday-Friday with cash, check, or debit/credit. (The office is not open for in-person sales January 18-21.)

In order to effectively manage the family pod ticket sales, individual tickets will not be sold online through TouchBase.

Please keep the following in mind when making your ticket purchase

Event details are subject to change due to guidance from the King County and/or Snohomish County Deptart,emt of Health, and/or the State of WA, and/or the Northshore School District.
State and district rules may change without much warning.

Currently, there is a distinct possibility that we will need to check for vaccination status for all audience members 18 and older at the door, so please bring your vaccination card(s) and ID(s) (digital picture of your cards on a cell phone is OK).

Masks are required for all audience members. Masks will be made available should it break or if forgotten.

Donations to the WHS Theatre Company

Donations to the WHS Theatre Company are always welcome, appreciated, and can be made online through TouchBase throughout the school year under the category "Theatre Tickets & Donations".

We look forward to seeing you at the winter production of Pride & Prejudice!

Visit for more information!

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!

Please note the week of January 18-21 and 24-28, both Wednesday and Thursday during Advisory students will have the opportunity to meet with classroom teachers for additional help.  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  

Hi Falcons!

This next week, we will be remote learning and want to remind students and families that although this experience feels similar to last year, we are in a different place as a community and as learners. We want to encourage students to keep practicing their positive thinking and strong habits. Get out of bed in the morning and keep your routine- get dressed, make your bed, eat a healthy breakfast and get ready to join your classmates (with your video on) from your kitchen table. Your teachers and counselors are still here to support you and know you’ve got this! 

Counselors will be available in our zoom rooms during lunch hours next week and by appointment. Check out our website to find our zoom links and appointment scheduling: We look forward to seeing you talk through all of the emotions that might come from ending the semester (and remotely). Counselors will be available during lunches in-person the week of January 24th to discuss 2nd semester scheduling. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you are all taking time to stay connected and remain healthy. 

PSAT Score Review Video (for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who took the October PSAT):
Due to the shift to remote learning, counselors will no longer be presenting to students regarding PSAT Score Review during Advisory. Please review this video created by WHS Counselors to learn more about how to access and read your scores as well as next steps to take to prepare for future PSAT/SAT testing! 

ASVAB (11th & 12 graders only):
If you are still figuring out your future, trying to determine what your dream job may be, or just looking to identify your strengths, you should participate in the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. Before you are scared off by the word "ASVAB," please note that 83% of students who took the ASVAB in the past 5 years were not interested in joining the military. However, for those of you who ARE military-bound, the ASVAB can also be used as a Graduation Pathway to meet our state grad requirements, if needed. If you take the ASVAB, your scores will not be sent to any recruiting services. You may choose to send your scores at a later time if you would like to join the military. 

We are planning to offer the ASVAB at WHS on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 2:00 PM. The test will be taken on your district laptop and takes about 45-90 minutes to complete (depending on how fast you go). 

If you are interested in taking the ASVAB (it's free), please email Ms. Kiakotos at as soon as possible to sign up. Spots are limited!

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

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.

Student Celebrations!

Lady Falcons Shine at the Interlake Gymnastics Meet!

 The Lady Falcons gymnastics team was scheduled to have a home gymnastics meet on Wed Jan 5th, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to bad weather. They were then scheduled to compete at Bothell on Tuesday January 11th, but that one was also canceled due to covid closures.  Fortunately, Coach Kathie was able to substitute schools and arrange for the Lady Falcons to participate at the Interlake High School gymnastics meet in Bellevue on Jan 11th.  Even though it’s been quite a while since they last competed, our Lady Falcons collectively had a stellar performance, and a few of the gymnasts had near flawless routines. Their power, strength, grace and flow while doing their events is beautiful to witness.  Special congratulations to team co-captain Katie Barker who earned the top spot in all the events and the all-around for the entire meet.  The next gymnastics meets are on Jan 20th 7pm at Inglemoor and then Jan 27th 7pm at home here at Woodinville, so come watch and cheer them on!  Go Falcons!

Woodinville Individual Event Results Contributing to Team Score:


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                                                       
01/17: No School- ML King Jr. Day
01/18-21: Remote Learning
01/24: In-Person Learning Resumes
01/24: 2nd Semester Class Schedules available in Student/ParentVUE
01/27: DECA State Competition Meeting, 7-8pm, Commons
01/31: No School- Non-Student Grading Day
02/04-05, 02/10-11: 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

Temporary Shift to Remote Learning for Woodinville High School thru Friday, January 21

As Dr. Reid communicated January 11, due to substantial staffing shortages that are the result of COVID-related quarantines, general illnesses, and other absences coupled with our inability to continue filling substitute positions, WHS has shifted to Remote Learning through Friday, January 21.
We look forward to seeing our Falcon students back on campus Monday, January 24!

WHS Remote Learning: Reminders, Expectations, & Encouragement

Only 4 more school days of Remote Learning, as we are scheduled to return to in-person learning on Monday, January 24!
The following outlines some reminders and student expectations during Remote Learning:
  • We are in a regular grading period. Grades will be earned based on work completed, not by participation through simply turning your screen on. Students are expected to keep up on assignments just as they would if they were learning in the building.
  • Students should have their screen on when the teacher is teaching. If they have a special circumstance, they should share individually with their teacher.
  • Remember, students can communicate with their teachers via email or through Schoology if they need additional assistance and/or support.
  • Students are expected to start class on time, as they would if they were in the building. Teachers and advisors will take attendance for accountability purposes.
  • Parents/ guardians should contact the attendance office if their students are sick or won't attend a Remote Learning class, just like is done during in-person learning.
  • If your student have technology issues, they may email or call 425-408-7669.
  • There will be a variety of Bell Schedules. Daily, students should check the Daily Bulletin which can be found on the Woodinville website, for the current schedule. Please note, the newly developed 7-period schedule (#24) for the 18th, as we need to accommodate for an hour-long lunch that day, per District guidelines.
  • Meal service will continue during remote learning. Please refer to the District website on how to pre-order meal packs for pick up on January 18. (See Meals for Remote Learners below.)
  • Finally, coaches will reach out to students participating in athletics, regarding practice time, competitions, and COVID testing.

Only 4 more school days! Stay safe, we’ve got this! GO Falcons!

Meals for Remote Learners

Per the email communication from the District on January 12, families of students who attend Woodinville High School, (along with the other 5 schools that transitioned to the Remote Learning Model: Bothell, Inglemoor, and North Creek high schools and Northshore and Skyview middle schools), will have free meal packs available beginning Thursday, January 13 (for students enrolled in those schools).

Meal packs must be ordered each week before midnight the day before pick up at this link: packs contain a lunch and breakfast for the remaining school week.

Pick up days are Thursday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 18.

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. This would not mean they have COVID-19. It simply means someone in their batch of people had tested positive. To determine if your student is COVID negative, an individual confirmatory test will be required.
  • Any fully vaccinated person in a positive batch does not have to quarantine but does have to get a confirmatory negative test.
  • Any unvaccinated person in a positive batch does have to quarantine and has to remain in quarantine until they receive a confirmatory negative test. 
Common questions:
Where and when is testing
Confirmatory PCR testing for vaccinated or unvaccinated students can happen at:
1) Pop Keeney Stadium located at 9809 NE 188th St, Bothell, WA 98011. You Would Need to Register for a specific time. The registration link would be provided by Mr. Richardson upon notification.
2) During the school day at WHS.
3) Private health care provider.
After the test, results will be emailed to the address provided at check-in. Results are expected to be in the portal 24 hours after the lab receives the test. If more than 72 hours has passed and you have not received an email with your student’s results, you can call Assistant Principal Craig Richardson to see if the results are available.  (Please note it is taking up to 3 days to get results.)
Will I be charged for the test? 
No, the confirmatory PCR test is free.  
What do I need to bring for the test? 
Those being tested will be asked for their name, date of birth, email address where results will be sent, and a student ID card, if available.  
What if I don’t want my student to have a confirmatory test? 
In the absence of a negative test, there is a mandatory 14-day quarantine for those who are unvaccinated before returning to in-person learning. However, there is no requirement your student take the confirmatory test provided by the District. You may elect to have a PCR confirmatory test by your health care provider or at a local clinic or pharmacy (e.g. – Walgreens) within three days. Vaccinated students and staff will need to provide proof of taking a confirmatory test within three days of being informed that they were in a positive batch. 
The District will accept these outside tests if the following information is shown: student’s name, date of the test, result of test and the document identifies the test provider. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted at this time.   
What if my student is fully vaccinated? 
Fully vaccinated means both doses and the two-week curative process for Moderna and Pfizer or one dose of Johnson & Johnson and the same two-week curative process. Proof of vaccination will be required to avoid quarantining until confirmatory testing. You will need to notify your school that your student is fully vaccinated. Be prepared to provide proof of your student being fully vaccinated to Nurse 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. 

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:

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.
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

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.


Spring sports begin on Monday, February 28, when we return from mid-winter break. Athletics registration is OPEN for 2022 spring sports. Final Forms is an online registration platform for Athletics registration. You must be registered to receive information and updates from coaches. 

Women's spring sports include badminton, golf, fastpitch softball, tennis, track and field, and water polo. Men's spring sports include baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and track and field. Coed rowing and Unified Soccer are TBD. Visit our Teams website to learn more about spring sports.

Registration closes for baseball, men's soccer, and fastpitch on Sunday, February 27. Depending on the number of registrations, women's golf and tennis may also close on February 27. Registration for all other sports will remain open for 1 or 2 weeks depending on participation numbers.

Required Prior to Participation in Athletics
To be cleared to participate in the first day of tryouts or practice, a Final Forms 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 Final Forms. 

Academic Eligibility Requirements
Student athletes in high school are expected to meet or exceed a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to participate in school-sponsored activities. There are regular grade checks for each sports season.
  • NSD Standard: Minimum 2.0 GPA each semester
  • WIAA Standard: Passing 6 classes
  • Visit the Eligibility page for more specific grade check and suspension information.

Questions? We're here to help!
If you have any questions, are having issues registering on Final Forms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Athletic Secretary, at
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 14, 2022
Volume 11, Issue 17
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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