August Newsletter 2019

WHS August Newsletter 2019 is available for download and copies are available in the Main Office for those interested. 


Hello from Woodinville High School!

Dear Falcon Families:

As we welcome the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 at Falcon Days August 21 and 22 and celebrate the start of the new school year that will commence with Link Crew & Orientation Day for our incoming freshmen and new to WHS sophomores, juniors, and seniors on Wednesday, September 4, followed by all students returning Thursday, September 5, I look forward to greeting them, hearing of their summer adventures, and learning about their school-year plans throughout Woodinville’s "5 A's": Academics, Activities, Advanced Placement, Athletics, and the Arts. Focusing on meeting all of our students’ individual needs and providing a first-class education within our positive “One Falcon, One Family” culture is something we are proud of here at Woodinville High School!

The 2019-20 school year promises to be another year of excellence in education in an environment where our students are encouraged to join together to focus on student learning and academic growth while experiencing traditions, building new ones, keeping and making friendships, sharing in victories and championships, supporting each other through defeats and challenges, and cheering each other on as spirited Falcons.

It is both an honor and a privilege to serve as principal of Woodinville High School and to support all our students as they continue to grow into life-long learners and the leaders of tomorrow. As we move into the year, we ask that you please continue to partner with us in your student’s education. Parent, guardian, and community participation is welcome and appreciated at WHS. I encourage you to become a part of our positive school culture in the way that best suits you: join the PTSA and attend meetings, become a “Copy Brigade” volunteer; stay connected through ParentVUE, the mobile app, E-News from the Principal, and the Daily Bulletin, as well as visit the school and your student’s teachers’ websites; attend Open House & Curriculum Night September 12 and other extra-curricular activities throughout the year; and/or volunteer at one or more of our events.

As parents of our graduates could share, high school is about being involved, lending an ear, and asking supportive questions. The high school years often pose the greatest level of change and present some of the toughest challenges and decisions your student, up to this point, has had to make. When parents and guardians are involved, communicate with their teen, and create an environment that encourages learning, ongoing research indicates students are more likely to have higher academic performance, increased self-esteem, improved social skills and behavior, and better school attendance. When parents and guardians are engaged, foster a positive learning atmosphere, and collaborate with educators, the entire educational system benefits, from students to teachers to parents themselves. Please know you are most welcome!

School Day Start and End Time: 2019-20

Northshore School District moves to a 7-period schedule starting in September to provide opportunities for all students to meet Core 24 state graduation requirements. To accommodate seven periods, 30 minutes has been added to the daily schedule, with early release continuing to occur on Wednesdays:

 

                                    Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri:             7:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.

                                    Early Release Wed:     7:30 – 1:05 p.m.

 

Additionally, block schedules will occur on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning the week of September 16. Thank you for your patience as we update information and transition to the new schedule this year.

Welcome New Faculty and Staff

We are excited to welcome several new staff members to Woodinville High this school year. When you see them, please say “hello” and help us make them feel as though they have always been Falcons. Here’s introducing:

 

§  Na'eemah Abdus-Salam, Special Education

§  McKenzie Carlson, English

§  Lindsay Haney, CTE

§  Cassandra Jackson, Special Education

§  Maria Lalanne, ESP

§  Miyoung Lee, Visual Arts

§  Heidi Lundberg, Library

§  Joseph Mikkelson, Performing Arts

§  Anna-Lisa Notter, Visual Arts

§  Marilyn Pyles, ESP

§  Tracy Schellberg, Health & Fitness

§  Christine Martin Velin, World Language

§  Eric Vivelo, Performing Arts

§  Jill Zawataski, CTE

 

Thank you for sharing your students with us. Together, we will make this a great school year! Your support is an invaluable gift to all of our students and your input and communication is appreciated! Enjoy these remaining weeks of summer and, in the meantime, I encourage you to contact my administrative team, our office staff, or me if you should have any questions.

GO Falcons!

Sincerely,

 

Kurt Criscione

Principal


FALCON DAYS

Wednesday, August 21st
Thursday, August 22nd

We look forward to welcoming the Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 at Falcon Days! View further details about Falcon Days.

Schedules are based on the initial of your last name. Students may come to any Falcon Days session on or after their scheduled time.

  • Materials will not be available until after their scheduled time.
  • Please note the arrival schedule is not in alphabetical order. 
  • Our staggered arrival time is to help students have less wait time for counselors, if assistance with scheduling is necessary.

SCHOOL STARTS

·       Freshmen ONLY: Wednesday, 9/4, 7:30am-2:35pm (backpacks are not needed) Lunch available for purchase.

·       NEW to WHS Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors: Wednesday, 9/4, 9:55am-2:35pm* (backpacks are not needed). Lunch available for purchase.

·       ALL students attend Thursday, 9/5, 7:30am-2:35pm


CLASS SCHEDULES

On Thursday September 5th, ALL WHS students will begin attending classes. Final class schedules will be distributed to students in their 1st period classes. It is very important ALL students go to the Commons prior to 7:30 a.m. to identify their correct 1st period class. If a student does not have a 1st period class, they can pick up their schedule in the Counseling Office.

* For our new sophomores, juniors, and seniors (9/4), please note transportation is on a regular schedule that day, so NEW sophomores, juniors, and seniors needing to ride District transportation will need to catch the bus at their regular time.


FALL OPEN HOUSE & CURRICULUM NIGHT

Thursday ~ September 12th

Activities Fair & Reception 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Curriculum Night 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Woodinville High School’s Fall Open House & Curriculum Night will be Thursday, September 12th. The evening begins with an activities fair and reception from 6-6:30pm followed by Curriculum Night from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  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.


Juniors & Sophomores Mark Your Calendars: PSAT/NMSQT October 10th

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 16th 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 fee, due Sept 20,  has been reduced to $13.00 for all juniors and sophomores.  

Freshmen & the PSAT/NMSQT: Registration/Payment Deadline Monday, September 9

Freshmen have the option to participate in the PSAT/NMSQTduring the on-site October 16 testing window. Freshmen who have paid the reduced $13.00 exam fee online through TouchBase or in person at WHS by Monday, September 9 will be registered and have an exam booklet ordered for them. Please note there is no late payment window for freshmen due to College Board ordering deadlines. No exceptions!


Leaving WHS or not attending
September 5th?

If for any reason your 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student will not be attending school September 5th or will not be returning to WHS for the 2019-2020 school year, please let the Attendance Office know as soon as possible at 425.408.7410 or whsattendance@nsd.org.

Thank you!


Parent and Student Resources

Bell & Lunch Schedules:

All 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 are posted on the Calendar found on the WHS homepage. 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.


For Information about Falcon Days click here.


WHS PTSA: Volunteers Needed for Falcon Days!

Falcon Days will be held on August 21 and 22 There will be four shifts per day and WHS will need 16 volunteers per shift. If you have a few hours to spare during any of those days, please visit our online signup sheet found at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0444aca92eabf58-falcon Thank you!

~WHS PTSA


PARENTVUE: Access 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 woodinville.nsd.org 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 whsattendance@nsd.org 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 Kim Benedict at whsattendance@nsd.org.


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 woodinville.nsd.org 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 come to the WHS Attendance Office or email whsattendance at nsd.org. We are unable to provide the information over the phone.


Download the District Mobile App

WHS families are encouraged to download the District’s mobile app. It’s free from the App Store or Google Play (works only on Android or iOS devices). Just search for “Northshore School District.”

Here are just a few of the things you can do with it:

·       Follow our school calendar and easily add events directly to your device calendar.

·       Look up our staff contact information under Woodinville High School in the Schools Directory.

·       Check our school menu.

·       Pay for meals through a link to PayPams.

·       Follow our school to receive news and notifications.

If you log in, you can also check information about your student(s), such as grades, classes, attendance, cafeteria balance, checked-out library books, bus stop times -- and set alerts for some of these.

Families are encouraged to set up or update their ParentVUE accounts now -- if they haven't already -- to be able to access student information in the mobile app. (Visit the district BSD Website, Resources, Mobile App)

To make online payments and/or check your student's payment history, parents will continue to log into TouchBase with their TouchBase user name and password.

To obtain a ParentVUE username and password or TouchBase user name and password, email Kim Benedict at whsattendance@nsd.org.


Student Lunch Accounts

There are two methods available for parents to make prepayments into their student’s lunch accounts:

1.    By delivering cash or a check payable to NSD or WHS to the WHS Kitchen in the commons;

2.   Online through PayPAMS (Parent Account Management Systems).

Please note:

  • Cash or checks received at the WHS Kitchen right up until lunch begins and throughout both lunches will be applied at that time
  • Fees are not charged when a family pays by cash or check at WHS
  • The student's ID number should be included with all payments
  • The PayPAMS program accepts VISA (credit/debit), Master Card, or Discover and charges a $1.95 processing fee per transaction.
  • The school district does not accept credit card payments via the food service phone number or at WHS

To set up a PayPAMS account, visit www.paypams.com or call 877-726-7586. 

TRACK MEAL BALANCES

You can view your student’s meal account balance, at no charge, with PayPAMS at www.PayPAMS.com or with the Northshore School District Mobile App. The mobile app is free and available in the App Store or Google Play (iOS or Android only) by searching for “Northshore School District”. The district’s Mobile App webpage at www.nsd.org/mobileapp provides more information about this feature and offers step-by-step login instructions.


Medications & Immunizations

Anyone planning to keep medication with the nurse during the school year should be planning to have the "Authorization for Medication" form filled out and sent in before the first day of school. That form can be accessed from the Health Room page found on the WHS website or from the Health Services page on the Northshore School District website.

If your student carries an Epi Pen, or has ever been prescribed epinephrine for an allergic reaction, he or she must have an Authorization for Medication on file in the WHS Health Room and is required to have an Epi Pen on campus at all times (the nurse will check at the beginning of the school year) in order to be at school OR a signed letter from his or her physician stating that epinephrine is not required. All medication orders, including Epi pen orders, must be renewed each school year. The "Authorization for Medication" form can be download from the WHS or Northshore School District website and must be delivered to the Health Room prior to the first day of school.

Please check the ParentVue site to verify that your child's immunization profile is in compliance. Your child is legally required to have all immunizations entered and in compliance in order to be at school. Please update any missing shot records prior to the first day of school. Your doctor's office or the Department of Health may be able to assist you if you have any questions about requirements.

For more information visit www.nsd.org/woodinville then click the Nurse/Health Room link on the left side.


STUDENT DELIVERIES & PHONE MESSAGES

As we head into September, please note that items brought to students necessary for their coursework during the school day must be delivered to the Main Office where they will be held for students to pick up during non-class hours. To preserve valuable classroom time the Main Office cannot send passes for students or deliver items to them, and items such as gifts, balloons, and flowers must remain in the Main Office until the end of the school day.

Please take care of communications regarding appointments, etc. at home and make any arrangements for early dismissals in advance or in the morning through the Attendance Office, as personal phone messages for students cannot be delivered to classrooms unless they are an emergency.

Your understanding is appreciated.


Bus Routes 2018-2019

Upon completion of the Transportation Department’s updates, bus route information will be available August 26th
on the NSD’s website under ‘Our District, ‘Transportation’ then ‘Bus Stop Information’. Use the E-link to determine stop location and times.

Bus passes will not be available until route capacities are finalized near the end of October.


ATTENDANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Our student day is from 7:30 a.m. to 2:35 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 the absence will stay unexcused and result in progressive discipline. Absences will not be excused after the two (2) school day time frame.
  • If a student misses more than 15 minutes of class, it is considered an absence.
  • If a student has three (3) or more days of unexcused absences in a class, regardless of total number of absences, a conference with administration is needed.
  • If a student requires an early dismissal, the student should come to the Attendance Office before school or during Options with a parent/guardian signed request. Phone call and email request for early dismissal are no longer allowed.
  • 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 WHS Website’s attendance page and/or the WHS Student Handbook for more details or contact the attendance office at 425.408.7410 or whsattendance@nsd.org.


STUDENT ON-CAMPUS PARKING

2019-2020

Beginning Wednesday, September 11th, students must have a valid WHS 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 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 starting Wednesday, August 20thPayment in-person can be made on Falcon Days, August 21st and 22nd and then once school beginsAll 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. Students trying out for fall CUT sports or activities will be approved for a parking hanger after school starts and once the sports and activity rosters are available from the coaches/advisors.

On Falcon Days, parking applications will be available again. Please submit applications with a photocopy of current auto insurance and driver's license to Jeani Schwenk, Campus Supervisor at the beginning of the new year. Late applications will be processed once school starts. Students who do not have a parking hanger on September11th must park on the street until it is purchased. The cost of parking hangers is $130 per year/$55 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 Jeani Schwenk at jschwenk@nsd.org


Fight Song:

(To the tune of "The Victors", University of Michigan)

Falcons so fierce in flight
We hail to your strength and might
Our spirit will never die
So fly, Falcons fly
Cheers to our glorious teams
And here's to our victories
The Falcon's cry will not be still
O mighty Woodinville

Theme:

“One Falcon, One Family”

School Colors:

Kelly Green and White with Navy Blue Accent


School Supply List

To assist with back-to-school planning for the 2019-2020 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.


AP Summer Assignments Reminder

Attention all students who registered for Pre-AP and/or AP courses!

To see the list of Pre-AP and AP Courses with summer assignments go to Academics > AP Summer  Assignments.


Dress Code

WHS continually attempts to provide the best educational environment for our students, faculty and staff.  Students are required to come to school dressed appropriately for the school workplace. Students are expected to dress in a manner that is not disruptive to the educational process.

  • As families prepare clothing for school, please be sure to purchase clothing without tobacco, illegal acts, drugs, alcohol, obscene language, weapons, violence or sexually suggestive logos or references.  Bandanas that are displayed or worn are not allowed and any combination of clothing reasonably determined to be gang-related, or clothing which law enforcement agencies currently consider gang-related is prohibited.
  • The following are not appropriate at school: low-cut tops, tube tops, bandanas as tops, tank and/or halter tops that do not cover the middle of the back, tops that expose the midriff, skirts, shorts and ripped jeans that do not reach the length of the student’s index finger when the arm is extended and pants or tops that do not cover undergarments. Please also remember that for health and safety, shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.

The dress code at our school is an important part of creating a positive and non-disruptive learning environment for all students.  Our students’ dress reflects the quality of the school, their conduct, and their schoolwork.

If a student is wearing attire that is found to be offensive, disruptive or in violation of our school policy, the student will be asked to change clothes and will be subject to progressive discipline as outlined in the WHS Student Handbook.


Fall Sports

Online Registration through FinalForms is due August 19! Registrations will still be accepted, but will be reviewed in the order they are completed.
(See the athletic website for further details)

CROSS COUNTRY (V & JV) – MENS & WOMENS

SWIM/DIVE (V & JV) – WOMENS

TENNIS (V & JV) - MENS

FOOTBALL (V, JV, & FRESHMEN) – MENS
SOCCER (V, JV, & C) - WOMENS

VOLLEYBALL (V, JV, & C) – WOMENS

 

GOLF (V) – MENS

 

SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL (V) – WOMENS

NON-WIAA SPORT

 

ROWING – MENS & WOMENS

WATER POLO – MENS

 

SPORTS PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

ONLINE REGISTRATION with FinalForms

Athletics registration is done online through FinalForms. Your information is saved from season-to-season and year-to-year, making the registration process quick and easy. You may also register for multiple seasons at the same time. Registration for fall sports is due Monday, August 19. Registrations will still be accepted, but will be reviewed in the order completed.  Please click Register for Athletics in the drop-down menu under the WHS Athletics website and follow the FinalForms instructions to register. 

 

Failure to register online and have your registration approved prior to the first day of tryouts/practice makes an individual ineligible for a tryout/practice session.  All coaches have been directed not to permit ANY student the opportunity to turnout and put the coach and school in an unnecessary liability situation.

 

FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION DUE DATE:  Monday, August 19. Until registration is approved, practice time will not be counted. 

 

PHYSICALS:  Sports physicals are valid for two years. You may submit a physical by scanning and emailing your copy to Renae Hector at rhector@nsd.org, delivering the hard copy to the WHS Athletic Office or faxing it to 425-408-7402. If you prefer to send personal documents securely, use this link mailfile.nsd.org/filedrop/rhector@nsd.org. Sports physical forms can be downloaded from the WHS Athletics website under Register for Athletics.

 

ACADEMICS:  The Northshore School District has a minimum 2.0 GPA requirement in addition to the WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) standard for academics the previous semester

 

WIAA Standard – NEW - Beginning in 19/20 Northshore School District is moving to a 7-period class schedule

·       For the initial grade check for fall and winter sports only, all athletes must have passed 5 of 6 (or 6 of 7 etc.) classes the previous semester.

·       For all other grade checks, all athletes must be enrolled in and passing a minimum 6 of 7 classes for the current semester.

 

For the initial grade check in the fall, an incoming ninth grade student is not required to meet the WIAA previous semester scholarship rule provided he/she has met all other eligibility requirements. Thereafter the student's grades will be monitored by the school every three (3) to six (6) weeks; and students will be required to meet all eligibility standards.

 

RUNNING START, HOME SCHOOL or other ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION:  Students must complete either the “Running Start Students and WIAA Eligibility”, “Alternative Education and WIAA Eligibility” or “Home Based Education & WIAA Eligibility” form. In addition, please include proof of enrollment, class schedule and grades.  Forms are available during the FinalForms registration process and under “Students Who Don’t Attend Full-Time” on the WHS Athletic website under Register for Athletics.

FINES:  Students must have no outstanding school fines.

ASB MEMBERSHIP:  Must be purchased prior to the first competitive contest ($60.00).

PARTICIPATION FEE:  Must be paid prior to the first game of each sports season, after cuts are made. Payment can be made online or in-person at the Cashier’s or Main Office. 

·       $154 fee for each high school sport.

·       Individuals participating in more than one season will pay a maximum of $308 per school year.

·       Families with two or more students participating at the same high school during the same season will be charged $121 per participant up to a family limit of $484 per year.

·       Families with two or more students participating at both high school and middle school level will have a family limit of $396 per year.

DAILY ATTENDANCE (Practice or Contest):  To participate in athletics students must attend a minimum of ½ the classes offered on that day.


Mark Your Calendars

FALL SPORTS PARENT MEETING                              FALCON FOOTBALL FIRST HOME GAME

Tuesday, September 3, 7 p.m.                                        Saturday, September 28th, 7 p.m.

WHS Theater                                                                   The team will face Mount Si.

Come out and support the Falcons!

FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE: TIMES & SITES

CROSS COUNTRY

Coach: Jennifer Bolibol, jbolibol@nsd.org and David Weed, dweed@nsd.org

Summer workouts: Begins on Tuesday, June 25, 8:00am at WHS. See the summer conditioning schedule on the team website.

First practice:  August 26 at 8:00am

Team website:  https://woodinville.nsd.org/athletics/teams/crosscountry

FOOTBALL

Coach:  Wayne Maxwell, 425-408-7498, wmaxwell@nsd.org

Summer workouts:  See the team website and scroll down to the Summer Practice Calendar

First practice:  August 21 at 7:30am, Monday through Saturday

Team website:  https://www.woodinvillefootball.com/

GOLF – MENS

Coach:  Terry Agnew, tagnew@nsd.org

First day of tryouts:  August 26, at Echo Falls Golf Course from 3:00-5:00

Tryout information:  Tryouts will be held August 26-29, location and time subject to change based on course availability. 

·        A first round of cuts may be made after completion of day two (8/27) based on the number of participants. 

·        Final cuts will be made at the completion of day four (8/29).

Team website:  https://woodinville.nsd.org/athletics/teams/mensgolf

SOCCER – WOMENS

Coach:  M’ily Reiter, mreiter@nsd.org

Summer workouts:  Check the WHS women’s soccer website for summer training and tryout information.

First day of tryouts:  August 26, with 2 sessions - #1 9:00am-10:30am on the WHS baseball field and #2 3:00pm-5:00pm at Pop Keeney

Team website:  https://woodinville.nsd.org/athletics/teams/womenssoccer

SOFTBALL – SLOWPITCH

Coach: Kim Benedict, kkocik@nsd.org

First practice: September 4, location and time TBA due to construction updates on the softball field

Team website: https://woodinville.nsd.org/athletics/teams/softball-slowpitch

SWIM/DIVE – WOMENS

Coach:  George Sayah, gsayah@nsd.org

First swim practice:  August 26, 10:00am–11:00am at the Aqua Club in Kenmore.  Contact Coach Sayah with any questions.

First dive practice: August 26, Juanita Pool, time TBA

Team Website: https://woodinville.nsd.org/athletics/teams/womensswim

TENNIS – MENS

Head Coach:  Betty Hummer, bhummer@nsd.org

First Day of Practice:  August 26, 9:30am-12:30pm on the North Creek HS tennis courts (due to WHS updates) or in the WHS Commons if raining.

Team Website:  https://woodinville.nsd.org/athletics/teams/menstennis

VOLLEYBALL

Coach:  Andrea Roelen, aroelen@nsd.org

Summer workouts:  Check the team website for practice dates/times.

First Day of Tryouts: August 26, 8:30am

·        There will be three days of tryouts held Monday through Wednesday, 8/26-8/28

Team Website:  https://whsvb.com/ for more information and updates

NON-WIAA SPORTS:

ROWING, MENS and WOMENS

 Per NSD guidelines, each high school will have a rowing team IF they meet the following sign-up thresholds:

·          Minimum of 20 students signed up with a minimum of 7 of a single gender

·          Ability to hire coaches (2 coaches required for 20 athletes)

WATER POLO, MENS (non-WIAA sport)

Coach:  Shawn Lettic, slettic@nsd.org

Students in all of the Northshore School District high schools will participate together. For more information, please visit the Inglemoor boys water polo website at https://inglemoor.nsd.org/athletics/teams/fall-sports/waterpolo-boys


Counseling Office Staff 2019-2020

Counselors are assigned to students alphabetically by students’ last names.

Counselors

Kate Miller        

A-De*                                        425.408.7420

                                                                       

Katherine Lamb 

Di-Joh*                                     425.408.7421

                 

Scott Churchill   

Jon-M*                                      425.408.7423

 

Nate Hirsch       

N-Sm*                                      425.408.7422

 

Sarah Brenner   

Sn-Z*                                       425.408.7506     

 

Ruth Krochmalny                                   

College & Career Center            425.408.7428

 

Counseling Office Manager

Roberta Porter                           425.408.7418     

 

Student Information Specialist/Registrar

Melissa Holladay                        425.408.7512     

 

Attendance Secretary              

Kim Benedict                             425.408.7410

 

We look forward to working with you this coming year!

*Subject to change


NEW STUDENT COUNSELORS ORIENTATION:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20th, 9am

To schedule classes for the 2019-20 school year, counselors will meet with incoming students who registered during the Spring and did not attend the Spring New Student Orientation and also for any students who have moved into our service area over the Summer and are NEW to WHS. Please be sure you have submitted a complete registration packet prior to attending in order for your student to be enrolled. We will be meeting in the library on August 20th from 9-11am.

(This is not for incoming freshmen who have rolled up from Timbercrest MS or Leota MS.)

Questions? Please contact Counseling Office Manager Roberta Porter at rporter2@nsd.org or 425-408-7418.


REGISTRATION FOR NEW STUDENTS

Registration packets for new students are being accepted in the Counseling Office. In order to enroll you may pick up a registration packet from our WHS counseling office. In addition to our registration packet please include the following additional documents to the counseling office in order for your registration packet to be complete so your student can be enrolled: 

  • Proof of age (copy of birth certificate or passport)
  • Immunizations (the Certificate of Immunizations Status Form needs to be completely filled out and signed at the top (2 places) along with a copy of immunizations verified from your healthcare provider.
  • Proof of residency (copy of monthly utility bill or rental agreement)
  • Withdrawal sheet or report card from previous school
  • Unofficial transcript

Please note, there will be a New Student Orientation/Registrations on August 20th for students who still need to be registered and scheduled for classes. Please check the website for further details.


2019-2020 Free & Reduced-Price Meals Applications Can Now Be Completed Online!

Families can now apply online for free and reduced-price meals on the Northshore School District website (available in multiple languages). The online application only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved. Paper applications are still available at the WHS Attendance Office and the District Office but will only be mailed home by calling the Food Service Office at 425-408-7657. Applications can also be printed in English, Spanish, or other languages by going to the NSD website at: www.nsd.org/meals. 

  • Families must reapply each school year
  • For uninterrupted benefits, applications for 2019-2020 must be received at WHS no later than October 11th or directly to the Northshore District Office no later than October 15th.

Feel free to contact the WHS Attendance Office at 425.408.7410 or whsattendance@nsd.org if you have any questions.


RELEASE OF STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION

Northshore schools are periodically asked to share our students directory information with not-for-profit organizations:

  •       The District does not release directory information for commercial purposes, but does release this information when there is a legitimate educational purpose
  •       The items listed under directory information may be released in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

o    Under the provisions of FERPA, you have the right to withhold the disclosure of Directory Information

o    To withhold directory information, complete and return the Permission to Withhold Student Directory Information form available on the district website under “Our District” > “Departments” > “Student Services” or by contacting our Counseling Center at 425.408.7418 between the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL and OCTOBER 1, 2019

 

The form must be submitted annually and is due to our Counseling Center between the first day of school and October 1st.


Woodinville High School PTSA Welcomes You!   

Happy Summer from the WHS PTSA! We hope you are enjoying time with family and friends this summer. As we look ahead to the 2019-2020 school year, we are excited to welcome another new class of freshmen and parents this fall, and will continue to support our Falcon families through PTSA fundraising efforts.

As a WHS volunteer organization, PTSA is committed to helping enrich the high school experience for all students at WHS. On September 12th we will welcome families to WHS Curriculum Night, and kick-off the PTSA's only fundraising campaign of the year, PASS THE HATAll funds collected will be used to support the WHS community and are tax-deductible. Donations to the Pass the Hat fundraiser can be made at Curriculum Night or on-line at  www.woodinvillehighschoolPTSA.org.  

 

BECAUSE OF YOU…

With your generous donations to our 2018-2019 Pass the Hat campaign, we were able to financially support staff appreciation, parent education, hospitality and volunteer support for school functions, and grant requests from administrators and teachers for:

· Our full-time, on campus, mental health counselor, Jennifer Cruze, MSW

· Cultural Experience materials for Spanish classes

· Support for the Women of Influence Conference

· Ping-pong tables for the PE department

· “Night of the Arts” for the Art Department

· PTSA college scholarships to select WHS seniors

· and STEM equipment, to name a few

 

Become a Member!

Joining PTSA is a great way to show your support of WHS and to get connected with other members of the school community. With a PTSA membership, you are also uniting with thousands of other parents, teachers and supporters in helping make our voices heard for our children! Join the PTSA at www.woodinvillehighschoolPTSA.org.

If you would like to get involved or have any questions, contact the PTSA at woodinvillehighschoolptsa@gmail.com. You can also find us on Facebook @WoodinvilleHSPTSA

Look for us at upcoming WHS events! Thank you for your continued support. Here’s to a great 2019-2020 school year!

Sincerely,

Shauna Kennedy and Francine Sullivan

2019-2020 PTSA Co-Presidents


WHS PTSA

Executive Committee

2019-2020

Co-Presidents

Francine Sullivan

Shauna Kennedy

Vice Presidents

Christie Messmer

Treasurer

Nicci Thorne

Secretary

Teresa Guenther


FAB NEWS

Volunteers Needed!

The WHS Falcon Athletic Booster Club supports all Falcon Teams and associated athletic programs. WE NEED YOU! FAB is looking for volunteers to be a part of the FAB Board to represent each of our WHS sports teams. You can find the open spots on our FAB Website.  The FAB Board is also looking for volunteers to focus on fundraising that will support WHS teams and programs. One key top fundraising initiative we need the most help is to expand the scholarship fund that will  expand the number of students to receive scholarships. For more information or to see what positions are available please visit the FAB Website.


NSD Notifications

Student Services, Activities
Health, Student Support

Dear Parents,

Northshore schools continue to be among the safest school s in the state. However, all of us in the community must work together to ensure that our schools remain safe. It is unfortunate that firearms and dangerous weapons threaten the safety of children and youth. To address this issue consistent with recent state and federal legislation, Northshore has adopted school board policy concerning the Regulation of Dangerous Weapons and procedures concerning weapons in the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities Concerning Student Conduct.

Under the law (RCW 9.41.280)*, it is a gross misdemeanor for any person (student, staff, parent or patron) to carry a firearm or dangerous weapon onto school property, including school buses, school and non -school facilities being used for school activities. It is illegal for any student or non-student under 18 years of age to have a weapon on campus, regardless of whether the weapon is in a locked vehicle and the owner has the proper permits. The law also requires that schools have signs prohibiting the presence of guns. Northshore’s schools have signs stating that schools are gun and drug free zones.

It is very important that students and parents understand the consequences of violating this law and district policy. A weapons violation may constitute grounds for immediate expulsion from the district subject to due process and the right to appeal. If a student brings a firearm to school, legislation provides that the student be expelled from the state’s public schools for one year. If a dangerous weapon other than a firearm is involved, a student may also be suspended. Objects used as a weapon or that look like weapons, such as toy guns or knives, may be treated in the same manner as real weapons. School officials must notify law enforcement of a weapons violation. Other school districts may refuse to admit students expelled for such an offense. The law and district policy is presented in the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook Concerning Student Conduct in the Behavioral Violations section on Weapons.

Please find an opportunity to discuss this issue with your son or daughter. Ultimately, it is the student who makes the decision whether to bring a weapon to school. Students need to understand that weapons will not be tolerated.

Principals and Assistant Principals also rely heavily on students to recognize that the presence of a weapon at school is wrong. Students need to communicate to school officials about the presence of a weapon at school. Students need as much support as possible from parents, peers, and school staff to take this step.

With students, parents, school staff and our community facing this issue together, Northshore schools will remain a safe and positive learning environment.

Sincerely, Rick Ferrell

Director of Student Services

* See subsection (3) of RC W 9.41.280 for exceptions.

 

Re: Rights and Responsibilities (R& R) Handbook concerning Student Conduct Dear Families:

We are working toward reducing the number of hard copies of the R& R Handbook Concerning Student Conduct, for the upcoming school year.   In the past, we made sure all students and staff members had a hard copy of the handbook. The cost of printing, paper, and labor has increased significantly; therefore, we are asking you to work with us by visiting our website to view the R& R Handbook.

The handbook will be available on-line in its entirety. The following are steps to navigate the on-line version:

1.     Go to our main website www.nsd.org

2.    Click on Resources

3.    Go to Reference

4.    Click on Student Rights and Responsibilities

It can also be found at the following link: https://www.nsd.org/resources/reference/rights-responsibilities

Several families still prefer the hard copy, which will be available either at your school or the Student Service office in the Administrative Center.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact Cathy Barela in Student Services at 425-408-7725 or  cbarela@nsd.org .

Sincerely, Rick Ferrell

Director of Student Services

Injuries at School & Optional Student Insurance

Parent/Guardian Financial Responsibility for Injuries Occurring at School:

The health and safety of our students is one of the district’s foremost concerns.  Even so, accidents may and do happen and the resulting medical bills (ambulance transport, surgery, etc.) can be very 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 school or a school activity, you as the parent or guardian, are financially responsible for any medical bills. This includes students participating in athletics, recess and after school activities.  If your student participates in a sport, please make certain your family insurance plan covers athletic participation.

As a service, we are providing this information regarding optional student accident and health insurance coverage administered by Myers-Stevens & Toohey, Inc. Coverage is available for:

 

·        Interscholastic Tackle Football

·        School-Time Accident Plan

·        Full-Time 24/7 Accident Plan

·        Accident & Sickness Plan

·        Dental Accident Plan

These low cost plans are used by many school 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.

Brochures for optional student insurance are provided in the back-to-school packets, can be obtained in the office or on the NSD Website.


NSD Notifications

Changes to MMR Vaccine Personal and Philosophical Exemptions

Rebecca Cavanaugh, Health and Nursing Services  Supervisor (425-408-7728) 

Dear parents and guardians,

As of July 28, 2019, a new state law removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR vaccine required for school and child care attendance. Medical and religious exemptions are not affected by this new law.

Based on this new law, families will need to provide updated healthcare provider verified immunization paperwork at or before the start of the 2019-20 school year if their student has a personal/philosophical exemption for the MMR vaccine. Children without a medical or religious exemption will need two doses of MMR vaccine to be allowed into school, starting on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Because MMR vaccine doses must be administered at least a month apart, children may be entered into school if they have healthcare provider verified paperwork showing at least one dose of MMR vaccine by the beginning of the school year. This will allow a conditional status for up to 30 days, at which point families will need to provide records showing their child received the second dose of vaccine.

In Summary:

•      Personal/philosophical exemptions for MMR are no longer valid

•      Children need healthcare provider verified proof of MMR vaccination by the first day of school

•      Children not compliant with state vaccine requirements may be excluded from school

You can find more information at the WA Department of Health exemption law change web page, including FAQs: www.doh.wa.gov/mmrexemption

If you have any questions, contact your school nurse.


Electronic Smoking Devices - Not Allowed on Campus

All electronic smoking devices will be classified as a violation of the Northshore School District Drug and Alcohol policy as stated in the District’s Rights and Responsibilities Student Handbook. Please be advised that bringing electronic smoking devices on campus is strictly prohibited and is a violation of “look-alike” drugs or drug paraphernalia. For further information please view the Electronic Devices Letter from the District Office, found on the NSD website under ‘Our District’ > ‘Departments’ > ‘Student Services’.

Google Apps for Education & Optional Opt Out

Northshore School District has the ability to create Google Apps for Education accounts for all students to gain access to the wealth of collaborative tools available through Google Apps (Google Docs, Gmail, Calendar, plus additional services).

These accounts will be used for school-related work only including communication for school-related projects, collaboration with peers, storage and access to documents, and interaction with teachers. Northshore’s custom implementation of Google Apps for Education creates a secure and supervised learning environment for all students. Google Apps accounts provide students easy access to work on their documents from any location with an internet connection. Access can be through a computer or almost any mobile device or tablet. The Google Apps environment is a collaborative space for working with other students and teachers on project-based learning allowing for real-time editing and sharing. Google Apps accounts also give students access to personalized tools to help support their organization and communication (email and calendar, etc). Students without an NSD Google Apps account will have an impact to their full educational experience and may need to complete alternate assignments and may not be able to fully participate in all classroom experiences.

If you choose to opt out your student from the District Google Apps services, please fill out the Opt-Out Form and return the signed form to the WHS Main Office.


Woodinville High School Drama Students & Parents: Save the Date!

WHS Theatre Company and WHS
Drama Boosters Welcome Back Picnic!!

·      Friday, September 20, 2019 @ 6-8pm

·      At our producer Katharina Bömers-Muller’s house 18804 NE 150th Ct Woodinville 98072

Refreshments will be provided by the Boosters. We will talk about the upcoming season and what you can expect in the upcoming year. Returning students will run theatre activities for the incoming drama students, and parents will get valuable info about the program, as well as how to join our Booster Club, which is instrumental with helping out the program wherever needed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Katharina at Katharina.bomersmuller@gmail.com or the Booster President at dramaboosterpresident@whstc.org

Until then, enjoy this fabulous summer we are having!


CLASS OF 2020 GRAD NIGHT

The Class of 2020 Grad Night Party needs parent/s willing to be in charge of this very memorable, fun, safe grand finale of the Senior Year and entire high school experience. The timing right now is critical for your seniors to secure a venue. The good ones go fast. The entire process is all mapped about and passed down year to year from class to class.

The 2019 Board is looking forward to helping transition and answering any questions. There will be an information meeting for 2020 Parent Volunteers on Monday, August 12th at 5:30 PM at the Woodinville Library.

For more information on taking on a leadership role for Class of 2020 Grad Night Party please contact: Patri Phung @ Patriphung@gmail.com


Summer Music Band Camp

August 19 – August 23

Percussion: 12 – 9 pm each day

Wind Instruments: 12 – 9 pm each day (Students who need a school instrument should arrive 30 minutes early.)

August 23
There will be an Ice Cream Social at 6pm

September 28

4:30 – 10 pm: Football Game #1 @ Pop Keeney.

Students should meet in the band room for band camp (Room 410). This is a required commitment for all band & percussion members, including new students to help us get a jumpstart on our year. All students in the Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble are in Marching Band. For questions, please contact Loren Tanksley at ltanksley@nsd.org.


AUGUST

19              Fall Athletic Registration Due

21              Football Begins

26              Fall Sports Begin

20              New to NSD/WHS Student Counselors Orientation, 9am, Library

21-22         Yearbook Sales

21              Falcon Days – 12th & 11th  

22              Falcon Days – 9th & 10th   

23              ASB Lock-In

19-23         Band Camp

27              WHS Office Closed

29-30         Link Crew Training

29              WHS Office Closed

 SEPTEMBER

2                Labor Day

3                Fall Sports Parent Meeting, 7pm

4 – 20        Yearbook Sales

4                Freshmen Link Crew & Orientation Day

4                Orientation for 10th, 11th & 12th Graders NEW to WHS

5                All Grades Attend

13              Welcome Back Assembly

10              Picture Make Up Day

12              Open House & Curriculum Night, 6:30pm

18              National Honor Society Welcome & Info Meeting (students only)

20              Drama Boosters Welcome Back Potluck

28              1st Home Football Game vs. Mt. Si., 7pm, Pop Keeney

30              Homecoming Spirit Week

OCTOBER

1-4             Homecoming Spirit Week

4                Homecoming Assembly

4                Homecoming Game vs. Redmond, 7pm, Pop Keeney

5                Homecoming Dance

10              Picture Retakes

16              PSAT Exam Administered

16              Senior Class Meeting/Class Photo

16              Freshmen Class Meeting

24              Fall Choir Concert

24-25         Senior Cap, Gown & Announcement Sales with Jostens

25-26         Fall play


Our Mission:

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.


This newsletter is a publication of

Woodinville High School

 

19819 136th Avenue NE

Woodinville, WA 98072-8798

425.408.7400

Fax 425.408.7402

www.nsd.org/woodinville


Administration

 

Kurt Criscione, Principal

 

Brenda Conrad, Assistant Principal

 

Craig Richardson, Assistant Principal

 

Matt Wallace, Assistant Principal

 

Cathy Boyce, Athletic Director

 

Kurt Melton, Activities Director

 

GO Falcons!

*Subject to change


Northshore School District prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification, in all its employment procedures, training, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged unlawful discrimination: Doug Hale, Human Resources Director, 425.408.7601, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA 98021.