The Warrior

Washington High School Newsletter

Mission: To Develop Lifelong Learners To Succeed In A Changing World

Newsletter Date:

August 2020

Principal Comments

Your Principal's Message.....

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year. We are excited to have staff and students in the building once again! Staff have spent the summer making sure Washington High School is ready for students. The entire school has been deep cleaned and adjustments have been made that are aimed at protecting the health and safety of our students and staff. WHS remains focused on our mission of developing lifelong learners to succeed in a changing world.

I am excited and honored to be returning to Washington High School as your Principal. For those of you who do not know me, I was math teacher at WHS for 14 years. During those years I taught on the Freshmen Academy, coached volleyball, chaired the Math Department, and was a Senior Class Advisor. Needless to say, I have a lot of love for WHS! This year I will be working alongside three other talented and passionate individuals that make up the admin team: Heidi Jorgenson, Preston Kooima, and Nate Malchow. Heidi Jorgenson is new to the admin team this year, but not new to WHS. She taught English, was part of the Freshmen Academy, served on the School Improvement Team, and was also a Senior Class Advisor.

In the coming week, you will receive a physical mailing outlining important information and dates regarding the start of the school year. An electronic copy of this is also included in this newsletter. Please take the time to read through the information as there have been changes from previous years.

Have a great rest of your summer. Go Warriors!

Back to School Letter

Click here to view information for back to school

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Daily Symptoms Checklist for Students and Staff

Please review these instructions daily at home before school.


Team A: Students with last names A – K, 1st day of School will be Thursday, August 27th

*Team A will not have school on Friday, August 28th

Team B: Students with last names L – Z, 1st day of School will be Friday, August 28th

*Team B will not have school on Thursday, August 27th

The A/B model is only being planned for the first two days. On Monday, August 31st, we plan to be back to a traditional schedule.

Both days, SCHOOL STARTS at 8:10 a.m.

The building will be open to students at 7:50 a.m.

*For social distancing purposes, we ask that students please report directly to their Ad Rooms upon arrival.

Click on Back to School Letter (linked above) for more information

Parking Passes

Apply and pay for student parking passes online at:

Passes are $50.00 (must have completed online registration and taken care of any missing items and/or fees)

Passes purchased in advance may be picked up at Warrior Day.

For more information click on link at top of newsletter titled "Back to School Letter"

HS Tripper Bus Routes

Once you are on the link you need to scroll down to see the prices and actually choose a morning/afternoon/route to see stops or choose Visit the MAP.


To reduce numbers in the lunch room for social distancing purposes, all Seniors & Juniors will be given Open Lunch. Parents, if you would like for your Senior or Junior to have Open Lunch, please fill out the form you will receive in the summer mailer and have your student return it to school on Warrior Day.

District Parent Calendars

Click on the link to view the Sioux Falls School District Parent Calendars

District Parent Calendar
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WHS Counseling Information

Click on link to find counseling information.

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for Native American Students

Friday, August 7, 2020

Anytime between 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Instructional Planning Center (IPC) – 201 East 38th Street

Entrance B on the east side of the building

Vouchers will be available.

Students must be enrolled in the Sioux Falls School District and in the Office of Indian Education Program

Bus passes for high school students will be available.

Yearbook Information

Sales of the 2021 yearbook will start early in the first quarter. Please check for announcements in future newsletters, emails, and social media. Senior pictures need to be turned in before Christmas break. More details will be sent out at the start of the school year regarding appropriate dress, photo specs, and submission protocol.

WHS Library Information

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Washington HIgh School Calendar

Click this link to view the WHS Activities Calendar.


Click here for more information on how the SFSD is handling Covid-19.