2019 Back to School

Updated 22 July 2019

2019-20 Back to School Letter Topics

Additional 2019-20 Back to School Topics

Fall Sports Registration

Registration for Fall Sports is open starting July 8. Please ensure your student has a current MSHSL Sports Qualifying Physical Form on file, which is good for three years. Go to the Health tab of your Parent Portal account. The physical form can be obtained from the WHS Activities website at WHSactivities.org. Completed physical forms can be emailed to Kari Tschida, faxed to 651-425-4412, or brought into the Activities Office.

English Department Summer Reading

Every year, the English department recommends summer reading lists for students. Visit the  WHS English Department's webpage (Academics menu) for reading assignments and worksheets.

Parking Permits

Students who intend to park on campus must purchase a WHS parking permit for the 2019-20 school year. Please read carefully through the Woodbury High School Parking Rules & WHS Parking Permit Form, which are posted on the Parking at WHS webpage under About Us > School Policies & Handbooks.

A permit for either the priority (senior) parking lot or the general parking lot can be purchased for $120. Permits for each lot will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The permit is valid for the entire 2019-20 school year. Students must bring their completed application form with the agreement signed by both student and parent, along with a valid driver's license and the appropriate fee.

Permits will be sold in the WHS Accounts Office on:

  • Tuesday, August 20 (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Parking information remains posted on our website throughout the school year for any student who wishes to purchase a permit once school has begun. Permits will be sold in the Accounts Office next to Attendance.

Pictures

Lifetouch National Studios will take pictures of students from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM on:

  • Tuesday, August 20
  • Go to the Auditorium for pictures

Visit MyLifetouch.com website for clothing suggestions, online payment details and more. Please bring your money and order form to Woodbury High School if you wish to purchase pictures. Download the Lifetouch Order Form from our school website or pick up an order form at WHS on August 20.

All students will need to have their picture taken in order for their 2019-20 WHS student ID to be generated. An additional picture day is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, as well as, a picture make-up day scheduled on Tuesday, October 1.

Seniors may have their pictures taken on these dates as well but do not need to have their picture taken--unless they are new this year to WHS--as student IDs for seniors will be issued using a picture on record from last year. Student IDs for seniors can be picked up on August 20 or on the first day of school. Seniors may choose to their yearbook photo taken by Lifetouch as well.

For students unable to have their picture taken before school starts, additional picture days are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, September 6
  • Tuesday, October 1 (Picture Retake Day)

Picture Retake Day

  • Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, October 1, 2019 during school day. Retake day gives students a chance to take a new photo for the yearbook or to purchase pictures.

  • Students are called down to take pictures by their last name.

  • Visit the Lifetouch website for more school picture information or clothing suggestions, online payment details and more. Order forms will be available at school as well on picture days also.

Planners

Student planners will be available to purchase for $5 on August 20 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Accounts Office. During the school year, planners will be available in the Accounts office (in the main Attendance office on the first floor) from Ms. Lulich.

Class Schedules

Beginning August 5, parents and students may access their Woodbury High School Student's 2019-20 class schedule by logging on to the Parent Portal. Please be aware that we continue to work on the school's Master Schedule throughout the summer, and while your class selections won't change, the class period and teacher could change as we balance class sizes. Once you are able to view your schedule, please look for the following details:

  • Check for a complete schedule; 18 courses, 6 each trimester.

  • Check that you have the required courses for your grade level in English and Social Studies.

  • Check that you are not repeating a course you have already taken and passed.

  • Note that a 3 trimester class (i.e. English, Social Studies, Science, Math) may or may not change class periods from trimester to trimester. We also attempt to keep students with the same teacher for our core content areas, but it is not always possible due to schedule constraints and/or student elective course selections. 

If you would like to request a change to your schedule, please complete the online WHS Schedule Change Request Form

Essential schedule change requests that will be considered:

  1. "Empty" or "Missing" on your schedule

  2. Already had the class

  3. Did not take or did not pass the prerequisite

  4. Elective changes may be considered on a space available basis

  5. Inappropriate academic level

Non-essential schedule change requests will NOT be considered:

  1. Teacher Requests

  2. Lunch Requests

  3. To have the same class as your friend

Counselors are not able to see students individually about schedule changes. The last day to make a schedule change request is Monday, August 26. Please plan accordingly.

Seniors: If you are considering senior study, student aide, AP study hall or independent study, please stop by the counseling office for a form or view the Counseling & Career Center webpage.

Textbook Pick-Up

Our summer back-to-school procedures include picking up textbooks. Students should plan to bring their class schedule to school on Tuesday, August 20 and report to the Media Center to check out any needed textbooks for the year. We are hopeful this additional opportunity to pick up books in the summer will reduce time out of class during the first weeks of school for our students.

Transcripts

We will assist Seniors in ordering their Official Transcripts through Naviance. Seniors can pay a fee of $15.00 for unlimited transcripts to colleges for the 2019-20 school year. Checks should be made payable to Woodbury High School. Students on Free or Reduced lunch may send their college transcripts electronically for free. However, they need to bring a copy of the letter from Nutrition Services documenting the free and reduced status to the counseling office in order to receive this service for free. If a student pays for this service and is later placed on free or reduced lunch status, refunds cannot be made. Seniors can pay for this service on Tuesday, August 20  from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Counseling Office. Once school begins in September, counselors will be reviewing with seniors the college application process, including how to order transcripts.

9th Grade Orientation

Orientation for all 9th grade students is on Tuesday, September 3 from 8:35 Am to 3:05 PM at Woodbury High School. This is the official first day of school day for incoming 9th grade students district-wide. All students in grades 10-12 start school on Wednesday, September 4.

Orientation will begin at 8:35 AM in the Main Gym. We'll work together in large and small group activities where students will meet their Link Crew Leaders and each other. It is also a great opportunity to meet building administration, counselors, and other key personnel, as well as learn more about school culture and procedures. Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to have some fun! Lunch will be available for all students in the cafeteria. Students will be able to access their lunch account from middle school or should bring money to pay for a regular school lunch. After lunch, students will receive their schedules and run through a mock schedule which will allow them to find their classes, meet their teachers, determine their lunch period (A, B, or C lunch), locate their locker, and try their combination. Students will also be able to check out any needed textbooks for the upcoming school year. Link crew leaders and staff will be on hand to assist with all activities and to lead tours and/or help locate classrooms.

9th Grade Counseling Meetings

All 9th grade students and their parents/guardians are invited to come meet your Woodbury High School counselor this summer! As a Counseling Department, we are excited to offer these meetings because we want to get to know our students right away. It is our intention that you will have the same counselor for the next four years. The sooner we can get to know each other, the more we can assist you throughout your high school years.

9th grade students and parents/ guardians are encouraged to come in for a 15-minute appointment to meet with the student's counselor in August. Your counselor is assigned to you based upon your last name.

Please schedule your counselor appointment as soon as possible! During this appointment we will review your 9th grade schedule, get to know each other, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Personalized Learning

Starting this fall, all high school students at (ERHS/WHS) will be assigned a Chromebook by the district to be used as a tool to enhance personalized learning. Personalization is one of the two objectives of our strategic plan, calling for the district to “engage, motivate and empower each student through personal instruction creating a shared ownership of learning.”

Personal devices will be used during class time thoughtfully and in ways that enhance existing lesson plans. Personal devices are just one tool to use in teaching and do not replace teachers. Students will not be on devices for the entirety of their school day. When used responsibly, we know digital technologies can be an asset in an ever-changing digital age and can be used as an effective tool to personalize learning.

Before receiving a device, each student will need to purchase or decline coverage offered by the district’s Device Protection Plan on FeePay. The plan provides coverage for accidental damage to the device; damage from fire, flood, natural disasters, or power surges; and theft (with filed police report).

The participation cost for those choosing to enroll in the Device Protection Plan is $30 annually per device. Families who qualify for federal educational benefits, such as free and reduced meals, will also be eligible for reduced pricing ($15 annually per device) on the plan or free coverage by the plan. Learn more about the Device Protection Plan.

Thank you, in advance, for promptly completing the needed steps to ensuring your child receives a device at the beginning of the year so personalized learning can get started right away. Should you have any questions, please visit the District 833 website to learn more about personalized learning.

WHS Supply List

Woodbury High School does not maintain a list of supplies for students. Since each student has their own unique schedule when they get to the high school it is difficult to create one master supply list that would work for everyone. We ask that each student have a notebook, pen and paper on the first day of school. Some teachers may have supply lists on their websites; teacher websites are on their Academic department page.

Algebra 2 classes and higher: Texas Instrument TI 83, TI 84+ or TI 84CE are the most commonly used graphing calculator. If you are not sure, please contact your student's math teacher.

Information for All Grades

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District 833 Services

Back-to-School Dates

Dates subject to change

  • Fall Sports Registration Open
    Monday, July 8

  • 9th Grade Counselor Mtg Sign-up
    July 11, 2019

  • 2019-2020 Class Schedules Posted
    Monday, August 5

  • Summer School-Picture Days
    Auditorium
    Tuesday, August 20 (8:00-3:00)

  • Parking Permits Sale
    Accounts Office
    Tuesday, August 20 (8:00-3:00)

  • Senior ID Card Pick-up
    Tuesday, August 20 (8:00-3:00)
    Wednesday, September 4

  • Senior Transcript Assistance
    Counseling & Career Center
    Tuesday, August 20 (8:00-3:00)

  • Textbook Pick-Up
    Media Center
    Tuesday, August 20 (8:00-3:00)

  • Last Day to Request Schedule Change
    Monday, August 26

  • Meet the Case Manager Night
    Wednesday, August 28
    (3:30-7:00 PM)
    Media Center

  • 9th Grade Orientation
    1st Day of School for 9th Grade Only
    Tuesday, September 3 (8:35 AM)

  • 10th-12th Grade First Day of School
    Wednesday, September 4 (8:35 AM)

  • School Picture Day
    Thursday, September 5 (during school)

  • Picture Retake Day
    Tuesday, October 1 (during school)