Falcon Days Flyer (Text Format)

First Day of School Info for WHS

The first day of school for the 2021-22 school year is September 1, when freshmen attend WHS from 8:20am-3:20pm for Link Crew & Orientation Day. Transportation is a normal schedule for freshmen. 

Additionally, seniors, juniors, and sophomores who never previously attending a school in the Northshore School District and are brand new students to WHS are invited to attend an information orientation at WHS on Wednesday, September 1 from 10:45am-3:20pm.  Learn more about New Student Link Crew & Orientation.

The first official day of school for returning seniors, juniors, and sophomores is Thursday, September 2. Freshmen also attend that day.

Learn about NSD 2021-22 back to school information and about NSD Covid safety information.


Download the Falcon Days Flyer pdf.


Volunteers Needed at Falcon Days!

Falcon Days will be held on August 18 and 19.  If you have some time to spare during any of those days, please sign up at  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d44afae23a75-falcon

Thank you! 


Dear New and Returning Falcon Students and Families!

To help our students and families prepare for the 2021-22 school year, we invite and welcome all students to attend Falcon Days on either August 18 or 19! (Seniors/Juniors August 18 and Freshmen/Sophomores August 19.) We are pleased to provide you with preliminary information to help with your summer planning!  

Falcon Days were developed as an all-in-one-day opportunity to provide communication, as well as an efficient back to school process that helps our students and families have the best possible start to the new school year. At Falcon Days, students will have the opportunity to:  

  • Obtain preliminary class schedules and other key information;
  • Have their photo taken and receive their free, required student ID card;
  • Pay for ASB memberships, sports participation fees, pre-approved student parking hangers, PSAT exam fees, and PTSA membership, as well as return items and/or pay fines;
  • Purchase yearbooks (pre-sold ONLY 8/16-8/19, 9/1-9/17, and 12/1-12/17);
  • Learn about activities and clubs;
  • Pick up or turn in medical forms or medications; and
  • Seniors will receive their current transcript for review.

Please note device distribution will now take place after school starts.  See page 2 for more information.

We look forward to assisting and seeing our new and returning students at Falcon Days! Please note mask are required!

If for some reason a student is unable to attend Falcon Days or is not returning for the 2021-22 school year, please email  the student’s name to whsattendance@nsd.org.

Please note in order to help decrease wait times for counselors, if assistance with scheduling is necessary, the arrival schedule is

NOT in ALPHABETICAL ORDER. 

STUDENTS MAY COME TO ANY FALCON DAYS SESSION ON OR AFTER THEIR SCHEDULED TIME.

Materials will not be available until AFTER their scheduled time.

SENIORS

JUNIORS

FRESHMEN

SOPHOMORES

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

THURSDAY

August 18

August 18

August 19

August 19

8:00

A-Bo

12:00

A-Bo

8:00

A-Bo

12:00

A-Bi

8:15

Co-E

12:15

Co-E

8:15

Go-J

12:15

I-K

8:30

Kl-Ma

12:30

Ho-K

8:30

Li-Mi

12:30

S-T

8:45

Sc-Te

12:45

Q-Se

8:45

Pe-Sc

12:45

Dr-F

9:00

Br-Cl

1:00

V-Z

9:00

To-Z

1:00

L-Ma

9:15

F-Ha

1:15

Br-Cl

9:15

Br-De

1:15

P-R

9:30

Mc-O

1:30

F-Hi

9:30

K-Le

1:30

U-Z

9:45

Th-Z

1:45

Sh-U

9:45

Mo-Pa

1:45

Bo-Do

10:00

He-Ki

2:00

L-Me

10:00

Di-Gl

2:00

G-H

10:15

P-Sa

2:15

Mi-P

10:15

Se-Th

2:15

Mc-O

11am-12pm

Lunch - Closed

2:45

Closed

11am-12pm

Lunch - Closed

2:45

Closed

 
Passport distribution to attend a Falcon Days session ends at 2:30 p.m.

Cash registers close promptly at 2:45 p.m.

ASB MEMBERSHIP

The student’s required free ID card is validated with the ASB logo once ASB membership is purchased*. Don’t miss out on the many benefits of ASB membership, including reduced or free admission to school activities. An ID card with the ASB logo is required to participate in sports and any ASB sponsored activity or club. Students who pay for ASB membership and are photographed at Falcon days will have the ASB logo embedded in their free ID card. Students who pay for ASB membership after school starts will have an ASB sticker with the logo added to their ID card.

*See extra-curricular fee waiver information below under “Fee Waivers for Students”.

STUDENT CLASS SCHEDULES

Students will receive their preliminary schedule during Falcon Days. As staffing is often adjusted just before classes begin, which necessitates revising some students’ schedules, all students will then receive their official 2021-22 schedule the first day of school in their 1st period class. It is very important ALL seniors and juniors go to the Commons and sophomores and freshmen to the main gym prior to 8:20 a.m. the first day of school to identify their correct 1st period class. If a student does not have a 1st period class, their schedule will be available in the Counseling Office.

DEVICE DISTRIBUTION – UPDATED, AUGUST 11, 2021

Students will participate in device pick up after school starts. Each student will be issued a district Chrome book to use during the school year. Students will be expected to bring the device to school, while school is in session, to use it during the school day. A distribution plan will be forthcoming, along with a Student Use Agreement that the district will require be signed by parents/guardians prior to distribution.  It is strongly recommended that students use a district device instead of their own. Personal devices can be difficult to troubleshoot and a liability if something goes wrong. Plus, there might be applications that can only be accessed on NSDPrivate which is limited to district devices. Families should make their best effort to take good care of the device, including keeping it safe when not in use, protecting the screen from scratches or cracks, and using the device only for appropriate academic use.

LOCKER ASSIGNMENTS

Students who fully intend to use a locker may sign up for one on a first-come, first-served basis at Falcon Days or during the first few weeks of school. Due to the limited number of lockers, students must share a locker with at least one, but no more than two, other students and will be allowed to sign up for a locker at Falcon Days if they have a designated locker partner(s) present or with proof of a designated locker partner(s). Once school begins, locker assignments are coordinated through the Attendance Office.

Details are subject to changes in guidance from the Northshore School District, King County Department of Health, and/or the State of Washington.

WHS SPIRIT GEAR

The Falcon's Nest (student store) has fantastic new designs for the 2021-22 school year, with styles and price ranges for everyone.  Payment is accepted at Falcon Days by cash, check, or by logging in online. The Falcon’s Nest looks forward to gearing students and families up for the school year! Additionally, other Booster groups may have items for sale. A separate form of payment is needed for each vendor.

MEDICAL FORMS/MEDICATIONS

Students can stop by the nurse’s office during Falcon Days to pick up or turn in medical forms or medications.  Our school nurse, Christie Callahan, will be available to answer related questions and assist you.

YEARBOOKS

  • Yearbooks are sold on a pre-sale basis ONLY for $55 each online August 16-19 and in person during Falcon Days August 18-19, as well as September 1-17, and December 1-17PURSUANT TO RESALE TAX RULES, YEARBOOKS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT ANY OTHER TIME DURING THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR.
  • 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!
  • As yearbooks are pre-sold, 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.
  • For senior yearbook photo information and requirements, see the bottom of the page.

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: https://www.nsd.org/schools/get-started/food-services/free-and-reduced-price-breakfast-lunch.  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 eblack@nsd.org.

Additionally, WHS counselors have access to community resources to support families who could use a grocery card, help with academic school fees/supplies or other basic needs.  Please contact your school counselor for support.  There is no qualifying factor and it is confidential.

PAYMENTS

Payments for the 2021-22 school year are accepted during Falcon Days with cash, check payable to WHS, or debit/credit card. After Falcon Days, in-person payments are again accepted beginning Wednesday, September 1, when the Cashier’s Office reopens for the 2021-22 school year.**

For your planning purposes, as the following payees are different entities, if paying by check, please remember that separate checks are needed for each numbered item below. (Paying online through TouchBase continues to be encouraged.)

1.     Dorian for photo packages

2.     WHS PTSA for membership fees

3.     Vendors who sell spirit wear

4.     Woodinville High School for fees and/or fines

a.      All WHS fees/fines can be combined and paid with one check payable to WHS at Falcon Days

b.     All fines can be paid online 24-hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the school year

c.      Beginning Monday, August 16, various WHS fees such as: sports participation, ASB membership, pre-approved parking, yearbooks, and the PSAT exam can also be paid online through TouchBase from the WHS website homepage under the “Resources”, “Payments/TouchBase” link by logging in with the parent/guardian’s TouchBase user name and password (email whsattendance@nsd.org if the user name/password is needed).

  i.     If payment is made online, the student must bring a copy of the receipt to Falcon Days

  ii.     Parents can also view outstanding fines/fees on TouchBase, view payment history, and print receipts

Please note:

  • Fines/fees must be paid or cleared to purchase parking hangers and to participate in athletics and/or clubs
    • Students are welcome to bring books and/or equipment that are on the fine list to Falcon Days
  • The October 13th on-site PSAT/NMSQT exam is administered to all 10th and 11th graders and is optional for 9th graders
  • All students turning out for sports and/or clubs are required to purchase ASB membership**

WHS fees for the 2021-22 school year are as follows:

Parking*             

$  50.00

Per year (tax is included)

 

$  20.00

Per activity/sport season (tax is included) (3-season athletes pay $10 for spring season parking)

Athletics** 

$154.00

Per sport – Fall sport payments accepted for Football, Cross Country, & Women’s Swimming (all other fall sports are cut sports and payment is accepted after the coaches confirm the rosters with Athletic Secretary Renae Hector)

ASB Membership**

$  60.00

Required for sport and club participation (The ASB logo is either embedded or added to the student’s free, required ID Card)

PSAT/NMSQT

$  18.00

Administered at WHS Weds., Oct. 13, 2021 to all 10th & 11th-graders.
(9th-graders who opt to take the PSAT/NMSQT will pay the $18 fee online through Total Registration portal by Friday, September 10. No exceptions due to College Board ordering deadlines. Once the Total Registration portal is available, the link will be published ASAP.)

Yearbook 

$  55.00

Don’t miss out! Yearbooks can only be sold online or in person: 8/16-19, 9/1-9/17, and 12/1-12/17

 

Based upon your student’s draft schedule that will be available at Falcon Days, the following WHS art and/or music fees may apply.

Class fees will be paid after school starts and will be due by September 20.

 

Beginning Art $20

 

Ceramics/Adv. $35

 

Photography/Advanced
$45

 

AP Studio Art/ 2D $40

 

Wind /Symphonic
$20

 

Advanced Art $35

 

Metal Design/ Advanced (Jewelry) $40

 

Stained Glass/ Advanced $45

 

Graphic Design $15

 

 

Percussion /Orchestra /Choir $10

 

 

*WHS PARKING HANGERS will be available for payment for pre-approved seniors and pre-approved juniors pursuant to the parking applications submitted to Campus Supervisor Alan Dillman by June 14. For further details regarding student parking or making application for a parking hanger at WHS, visit the WHS website homepage, “Students”, “Parking Information” or contact Mr. Dillman at adillman@nsd.org.

**Please see “Fee Waivers for Students” above for information regarding extra-curricular fee waivers for qualifying students and other financial resources available.

STUDENT PICTURES:
ID CARDS & PICTURE PACKAGE PRE-ORDERING

  • Every student will 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 activities at all times. Students are expected to give their name/show photo ID to any staff member who asks for it during the school day or at a school-sponsored event.
  • Pre-orders for picture packages may now be placed online at dorianstudio.com and searching Woodinville High School or go directly to: https://dorianstudio.com/pictureday/FHCVRUXF/
  • Online orders can be placed up to four days after your student’s picture day.
  • After the 4-day grace period expires, a personalized access key will be sent home with picture delivery. A $7 shipping and handling fee will be added to all orders made with a personalized access key and orders will ship directly to your home.
  • If you do not pre-order online, a Dorian picture order form will be available for your student to complete at Falcon Days and a separate check is needed for each student payable to “Dorian”, the photography company.

If a student is unable to attend Falcon Days, picture make ups will take place Tuesday, September 14. Retakes for all students are Thursday, October 21

Class of 2022 Senior Yearbook Photos: Due Thursday, October 28, 2021

Provided size and other requirements are met, as outlined below, 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.

  • All images taken by Dorian are sent directly to our yearbook adviser, Ms. Alder. Seniors who may want a different senior photo published in the yearbook other than the one Dorian provides must submit the photo via an upload directly to Balfour* per the following guidelines: 
  • Senior photos must be uploaded by Thursday, October 28, 2021
  • The image should be in JPEG format
  • Since our yearbook is a reference for the school year, the image must be a vertical headshot of head and shoulders (No hats, no animals, no face paint, and no props – just the student. Photo submitted that are not head/shoulder shots will be zoomed in by the yearbook editors.)
  • The image must be 300 dpi (Maximum file size is 10MB per image. Be sure cell phone photos or photos from the web meet these size requirements so they can be reproduced in the yearbook. If the senior is working with a professional photographer, please upload the original file from your photographer.)
  • There is no need to resize your photo. All photos uploaded per the size requirements specified above will be adjusted to fit the yearbook specifications.

*Details regarding the upload of senior yearbook photos will follow from Yearbook Adviser Sharon Alder in early August, well before the October 28 deadline. Once the information becomes available, most professional photographers can upload the image for the senior or can provide the senior with a .jpeg image digitally for the senior to upload themselves.

Class of 2022 Grad Ads: November 22-December 17, 2021

Class of 2022 Grad Ads will be available for purchase November 22 – December 17, 2021. Various sizes/pricing will be available.  Yearbook Adviser Sharon Alder will be sending an email to the Class of 2022 in early August with complete details and information.

Class of 2022 Yearbook Questions

Should you have any questions, please email Ms. Alder at salder@nsd.org. Thank you for your patience during summer break.

Please note details are subject to changes in guidance from the Northshore School District, King County Department of Health and/or the State of Washington.