Parent Update

Last Updated: 8/9/2022 11:40 AM *|MC:SUBJECT|*
Principal's Message
Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year:
I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful and restful summer break! I also hope you are excited for the start of the new school year! We are looking forward to serving you and your students throughout the year. For those of you who are new to Warrior Nation, these Parent Updates will continue to be released each Sunday afternoon for the rest of the year.   In this update, we have included information about the start of the year which includes all the important dates and scheduled events for the opening of school.  

 
Schedule Changes:
For the most part, these are not permitted unless a student is changing a course because they already have credit for it.  Trying to schedule 1600 students is challenging and the slightest change can be very difficult. This is especially true with two counselor changes as we head into the new year. It is my pleasure to welcome Mrs. Amy Brake and Mr. Kevin Kissling to our School Counseling Team. Here are the alpha ranges for the team this year:

Mr. Kissling: A-D
Mrs. Brake: E-K
Ms. Beebe: L-Ri
Dr. Biederman:  Ro-Z

Forms (Completion Required for ALL Parents):
There are a multitude of forms that must be updated through the Parent Portal by parents for all students. Parents and guardians of returning students should have already created a PowerSchool Parent Portal Account to access student information. Please contact the school office if you have forgotten your login information or if you have a student new to the district and have not received your login information. These must be completed before Thursday August 11, 2022. The Parent Portal is open. Here are the forms you will need to complete:
  • Address and Custody Verification
  • Code of Conduct - Parent
  • Code of Conduct - Student
  • Publicity Consent
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Military Status
  • Medical Information
  • Fee Waiver, Consent to Share Lunch Status
  • Walking Field Trip
  • Modified Schedule Request (Juniors and Seniors) - Parent must fill this out!
  • Request for Off Campus Lunch (Seniors Only) - Parent must fill this out!

First Week of School:
The first day of school this year is August 11, 2022. All students should report to their Advisory by 7:25 AM where they will receive their official schedule printed on blue paper. This schedule will also include their locker assignment and combination.   The Senior Yellow Rose Ceremony is on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:45 AM in the Main Gym.  On this day, all students in the classes of 24, 25, and 26 should report to their Advisory by 7:25 AM and students in the Graduating Class of 2023 must be in the WPAC by 7:15 AM. Parents of the graduating class are invited and encouraged to attend this event. After the Yellow Rose Ceremony, the Class of 2023 will have their class picture taken in Jim McCann Stadium. Parents who are attending should arrive by 7:20 and park in the Southern most part of the West Parking Lot (closest to County Line Rd.). Students parking should proceed to the Northern most part of the west parking lot and avoid parking in spaces with white parking space lines  (these are for staff only).  

Morning Arrival Traffic Patterns:
We have made some minor adjustments to our morning traffic patterns this year in order to improve safety which is our number one priority. The rear parking lot (by the softball field) is for buses only in the morning. Student cars and parents dropping off are not permitted to enter this lot. Students who are parking should use one of two entrances. The first option is entering via Spring Rd. and using the service road between Heritage and Robert Frost. The second entrance (a new entrance this year) is the far west entrance (not at the marquee) off  County Line Rd. This has typically been an "exit only" but we are changing the service road between our parking lot and Robert Frost to a two way road.  Parents who are dropping their students off for school in the morning must enter at the marquee and should wait to unload until they reach the "drop off" zone by the Spirit Rock. Dropping off earlier in the line will hold up traffic. The drop off zone is clearly marked and should allow for five cars to pull forward and all unload at the same time. Once the first five cars have dropped off, the next five will pull forward and, again, all drop off at the same time. Please note that crosswalks from the parking lot are all clearly marked and parents dropping off should proceed slowly and watch for students crossing from the parking lot. Dropping off in the parking lot is not permitted. Parents in the drop off line will have two choices for exiting the property. The first is to proceed west through the North end of the parking lot, turn left onto the service road between our parking lot and Robert Frost, and exiting onto County Line Rd. The second is to continue around the curve at the North end of the lot and exiting between Robert Frost and Heritage onto Spring Rd.   

Dismissal Traffic Patterns:
Parents picking up students can do so at any location other than the front of the building (this is for school vehicles only). Students can exit the building through the science wing, for example, and meet their parents on the service road. Or, students can exit through one of the two back doors and meet their parents in the back parking lot. Exiting the property, however, is very specific.  

The road leading to Robert Frost and Heritage may not be used for exiting the property until after all the buses have left for the day. So, people coming off the service road (between the building and stadium) will be directed to go straight (as opposed to turning right) and follow the traffic to exit on County Line Rd. All other vehicles that are parked in the West Lot must exit onto County Line as well. Once the buses have exited the property, we will allow cars to follow them out the Spring Rd. Exit.  Finally, please remind your students that - the service road is one way (West).  Vehicles are not permitted to go East on the service road to get from the Front Lot to the Back Lot.  If a student is trying to get to the Back Lot, they should exit on to County Line and re-enter the property using the East driveway.


Important Dates:
August

  • August 11: First Day of School
  • August 12: Yellow Rose Ceremony/Senior Class Picture
  • August 17: Open House, 6:30 - 8:30 PM 
September
  • September 5: No School - Labor Day
  • September 14: Parent Teacher Conference Night, 5:00 - 8:30 PM
  • September 15: Parent Teacher Conference Night, 5:00 - 8:30 PM
  • September 16: No School - Parent Teacher Conference Day Off
  • September 22: Early Release

Thank you and I hope you enjoy your evening.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Scheduling
Students needing to request a schedule change will need to do so using this Google Form. Please note that it must be submitted using their WCS email address. Personal email addresses won't have permission. Counselors will be in the Commons during lunch periods the first four days of school to help as well. Wednesday, 8/17 is the final day to request changes to your schedule. Those who are not in the building first and second period, or even all day, will need to check in at the Attendance Office when they arrive for the day and also monitor announcements/Schoology updates independently. Announcements happen during Advisory when these students will not be in the building. For those going to a Career Center, please be sure to fill out this Transportation Request Form for the district ASAP. The Transportation Department will be updating PowerSchool with accurate busing information soon. Since both DACC and Columbus start later than us, Career Center students are encouraged to stay home during their Career Center classes and transport themselves to/from North for lunch and their North courses. With that said, if you do not have your own transportation for those days, please let your School Counselor know so that we can make arrangements for you in the building those days during your Career Center courses.

College Visit
We will be taking students to visit BGSU & UT on Wednesday, September 21st.  To ensure we can plan appropriately, we want to gauge student interest.  If interested in joining Pupil Services on a fun road trip and college visit, please complete the link below.  Sign-Up/Register Here.

2023 Warriors
Friday you should've received an important message regarding SchooLinks and college applications. Here is the message again and the PDF with things you can be doing now! Start your applications and Counselors will be meeting with seniors on August, 31st during your English class to show how to request a transcript and other great opportunities in SchooLinks! Don't have an English class? Plan to come in for a class period to the WPAC to hear the presentation! You pick the time, we will be there every period. Senior parents are invited to join the counselors on August, 31st at 6:30 in the WPAC for the same information on requesting transcripts and the college process.  

2023 & 2024 Warriors
Join students from WCSD and surrounding areas for this workshop - college prep and scholarships!  We are also working with Cynthia Devese to curate an experience for WNHS to plan, apply and earn scholarships.  Attend the workshop on Saturday, September 10th - a chance to experience the workshop and learn more!

Cohort 2024
Did you know you can start your scholarship search as a Junior? Through CollegeBoard, juniors who start and complete the 6 step process (over your junior and senior year), you will automatically be entered into a $40,000 dollar scholarship. A total of 6 $40,000 dollar scholarships will be awarded. Here is a slideshow that walks you through the 6 step process to qualify for scholarships and be entered into the $40,000 final drawing.

Baseball Team Golf Outing
Please review this Golf Outing Flyer and this Sponsor Letter to learn more about the Baseball Team's Golf Outing Fundraiser.

 

SEASON TICKETS:
Season tickets are now available for purchase at westervillenorthathletics.com/event-tickets for the 2022-23 school year. Student passes, adult passes, and family passes are options for purchase. The same website can also be used to purchase single game tickets for 2022-23 events. (ALL athletic passes and tickets must be purchased online for the 2022-23 school year)

FALL SPORTS SEASON:
The first day of official practice for all fall sports is Monday, August 1st. All athletes must have an updated physical on file and have their Final Forms account updated as well. 

ALL NORTH ATHLETES: "ALLN Kickoff Meeting" 
All North fall, winter, and spring athletes are invited to attend our annual "ALLN Kickoff Meeting" in the North auditorium on Sunday, August 14th at 7PM. We'll be joined by former OSU/NFL football player Roy Hall as we look to get our 2022-23 school year off to a great start together and talk about what it means to be "ALLN" as a Warrior student-athlete.

ATHLETIC SCHEDULES: 
All Westerville North athletic team schedules can always be found under each team's page at westervillenorthathletics.com. This website is updated the moment there is a change to a team's schedule, so it should always be accurate. There are also fall 2022 pocket schedules available for anyone to pick up at the WNHS Athletic Office located in the commons.

ATHLETICS SOCIAL MEDIA: 
To follow our Warrior teams, check results, and see our student-athletes get promoted for their accomplishments, be sure to follow athletics' social media accounts on Twitter (@NorthWarriorsAD), Instagram (@NorthWarriors), and Facebook ("Westerville North Athletics").


EVENT LIVE STREAM: Volleyball/Soccer/Football Home Matches:
All home girls volleyball, soccer, and football contests this fall can be live streamed through YouTube by following this LINK.

WESTERVILLE NORTH ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB (WNABC): 
All our teams at North are supported by WNABC, the official boosters of Warrior athletics. Feel free to contact any of our booster executive team members or check with your team's booster rep in how you can get involved with concessions, team fundraising, or our annual Booster Auction (April 15, 2023).


#ALLN 
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A Warrior is someone who… 

  • respects themselves
  • respects fellow students
  • respects their school, 
  • respects their family, and
  • respects their community
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