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Issaquah Schools Foundation
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Parent Input into Class Placement is now Open: Due May 1.
Newcastle Families, We are now opening the Parent Input into Class Placement for those with students with special needs or who have a concern about their child’s placement for next fall. Attached is important information you should read fully before deciding whether to submit a letter to Mr. Mellish.
Parent Input Electronic Form
Also consider these FAQ’s:
Should I submit a Parent Input letter? If your child has special needs not recorded in a 504 Plan or IEP that you think will affect class placement OR if you have a concern where certain placement decisions would result in a discussion with the principal; then don’t wait, submit a Parent Input letter.
Can I use creative descriptions to request a teacher? No. There is no way to ask for a specific teacher next year.
Do teachers pick their kids for next year? No. The admin team works with your child’s current teacher to make balanced classes for next year.
Is class placement “blind”? For most of the process we create balanced classes and then the admin team assigns each class to a teacher. All teachers are committed to meeting the needs of their students. Most special considerations have to do with student groupings. On the occasion when the special consideration has a teacher-specific implication that placement is handled by the admin team.
Are letters confidential? The letters are confidential shared only with the Principal, Dean and Counselor. The decision regarding impact to class placement must be shared with the teaching team assisting with class placements.
Dear Newcastle Families,
Kindergarten Enrollment is open. For more information on how to enroll please click here.
For the a copy of the presentation from our Round-Up / Enrollment Parent Meeting please click here.
For information from the Department of Early Learning regarding readiness for Kindergarten, please click here for the Pre-K document and click here for the full document.
Rich Mellish, Principal
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.