For absences due to illness or appointments, contact Deb Alberts at
425-837-4100 or by emailRemember to include in your message the name of your eagle, their teacher, & the reason for the absence.
To request an absence for any other reason i.e. family vacation, fill out the appropriate form below and turn it into the office. Please note that these forms must be submitted at least one week prior to the start of your student's absence.
1-20 Day Absence Pre-Approval Form
20+ Days Absence Pre-Approval Form
Attendance Secretary: Deb Alberts(425) email@example.comPrincipal's Secretary: Jane Cristallo(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthroom: Susan Edwards(425) email@example.com
Nurse: Kim Rocco(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor: Denise Darnell(425) email@example.com Psychologist: Kelvie Carter(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
For classroom websites & teacher contacts click on the yellow Staff link above or the Eagle Classrooms link in Eagle Links to the right.
Welcome to Discovery's NEW site!!! Please be patient as we get everything up and running perfectly. : )
Discovery PTSA Issaquah Schools Foundation
Greetings Discovery Community,
It’s hard to believe that we are coming to the end of the school year. June is a time of celebrations and “end of the year” picnics, concerts, and graduations. June is also a time of celebrating the great growth that students have made this past year.
At the beginning of the year, our goal was in Math Problem Solving. It has been amazing to see students starting in Kindergarten all the way through Fifth grade be able to explain their thinking multiple ways and solve multiple step problems.
Students have grown in their Writing skills, especially in Opinion Writing. I have received a lot of letters from students letting me know exactly what they think needs to be changed at our school. Including: more recess, shortened days, a classroom pet, to having a student store.
This student growth would not have been possible if it weren’t for our amazing teachers. They have embraced a new writing curriculum and taken on Math Exemplars, collaborated with one another around teaching practices, and have met in teams across grade levels. Their work day in and day out, evenings, and weekends have made a huge impact. There is such a high level of instruction at Discovery.
This student growth would not have been possible if it weren’t for our amazing students. This year, we have emphasized having a growth mind set. A growth mind set includes: persevering when a problem gets too difficult, not giving up, and understanding the power of “not yet.” Math Problem Solving and Writing, both require perseverance and our students have learned to persevere. Discovery students have an awesome attitude about learning and are so respectful and kind to one another. Our third, fourth, and fifth graders have had a great attitude about state testing.
This student growth would not have been possible if it weren’t for our amazing parents and community volunteers. Our hallways are filled with volunteers working one on one with students, helping lead book groups, putting up bulletin boards, grading, copying, gluing, and organizing before and after school events.
So, at the end of this year, I simply want to say, “Thank You!” and “This is not goodbye, it’s so long, until we meet again.” (words from my Grandpa)
You'll be with meLike a handprint on my heartAnd now whatever way our stories endI know you have re-written mineBy being my friend...Because I knew youI have been changed for good
-from the musical “Wicked”
Michele NishiokaPrincipal Discovery Elementary School
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Here are the results of our Kindergarten Lottery for the 2015-2016 School Year:
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The Issaquah School District provides equal opportunity in its programs, activities, and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation-including gender expression or identity, 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, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status and HIV/Hepatitis C status, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.