Cascade Ridge Elementary E-news

September 12, 2019

Curriculum Night - Tonight!

Grades 1-5 Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 12

5:30-6:10 Grades 3-5 in classrooms

(4/5 Science Tech in Coyote Cafe)

**6:15-6:45 General Presentation in the Coyote Café - Presentation by Cascade Ridge Administration, PTSA and Issaquah Schools Foundation

6:40-7:20 Grades 1-2 in classrooms

This is a parent only event.

Please make arrangements for childcare.

Please walk or car pool, parking is very limited. Please be sure to adhere to all parking signs/laws.

This is your best opportunity to learn about your child’s classroom and how the teacher will work with students in class and ways that families can support this learning at home.

**Can't attend the general presentation? Worried about parking? Need to get home to relieve child care? Saw it last year? :-) No worries! You can find the presentation by clicking here. Within the presentation are 3 great videos that I encourage you to watch.

News from the Health Room

When to Keep Your Child Home from school

Fever: Does your child have a fever over 100 degrees F. orally?
Temperature should remain normal (below 98.6 degrees) for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication before returning to school

Sore throat: Is it accompanied by fever, headache, stomachache or swollen glands?

Vomiting: Has your child vomited in the last 24 hours?

Diarrhea: Has there been an occurrence in the last 24 hours?

Eyes: Are your child’s eyes crusty, bright red and/or discharging yellow or green fluid?

Nasal discharge (yellow or greenish): Is there colorful nasal mucus that is accompanied by a fever or other symptoms of an upper respiratory infection?

Cough: Does your child have a persistent, productive cough?

Appearance/Behavior: Is your child unusually tired, pale, have a lack of appetite, difficult to awaken, or confused?

Rash: Does your child have a body rash not associated with heat, eczema, or an allergic reaction to a medication?

Head Lice: Please contact the school nurse if there is any indication of head lice in your home.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please keep your child home from school and consider seeking medical attention.

The most important thing you can do to prevent illness is for you and your child to wash your hands often with warm water and soap.

Remember to always keep the school updated with new phone numbers and emergency contacts in case your student becomes ill at school.

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Update on Bus Routes from the ISD Transportation Department

Dear ISD families,

We are working hard to address bus overloads and adjust schedules based on actual ridership as we move into our first full week of school. Please have patience while we continue to make the necessary adjustments to the routes. Thank you!

Attendance Calls Update

The ISD is using a new system to send out attendance calls to families when a student is absent from class. This year, both a phone call and an email will be sent according to the primary contact information in Family Access. Phone calls will simply alert families of an unexcused absence. The emails will contain information regarding class periods missed for students in secondary grade levels.

Family Access Help Event

Family Access provides parents information about your child’s progress at school and class information. Come learn how to use it and support your child’s learning. Help session will include support on how to check your child’s grades in middle and high school, maintain contact through school communications via Skyward, access teacher websites and assignments, check attendance, lunch balance, report cards and test scores. For more information, please click here to visit the ISD website.

Interpreters will be available in Spanish and Mandarin. If you need an interpreter in another language, please contact Lorna Gilmour at by September 19. Snacks and Children’s corner available.

Highly Capable Program

The Highly Capable Program Referral Window is Open September 1st through September 15th

Referrals of students to determine possible eligibility for the Highly Capable Program will be accepted online beginning September 1 through September 15.

*Please note, all kindergarten students will be screened this fall to determine eligibility for further testing for possible selection into the Highly Capable program.

The District’s referral procedure may include screening procedures as allowed by state statute. Please go to the Highly Capable website for further information and to access the online referral questionnaire and referral form. Individuals making a referral must use the District provided online referral form. The following exceptions will apply:

1. Referrals will not be accepted for students who were tested for the Highly Capable Program in the previous school year.

2. Referrals for second grade students will not be accepted as testing for these students will occur mid-year.

3. Referrals for students new to the district who enroll after September 15 will be accepted for ten (10) school days from the enrollment date.

4. Students new to the district enrolling after the Highly Capable fall testing window who meet the screening criteria will be assessed prior to the beginning of the next school year.

Students may be referred by individuals including teachers, other staff, parents, and members of the community.

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Issaquah Schools Foundation

Your partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation benefits every student at every school in the district. Donating to the Foundation give students opportunities to explore and cultivate their interests, thrive academically, and graduate with the skills they need for rewarding and productive futures.

· $10/month supports 44 students as they explore STEM through robotics, rocketry & sports medicine clubs.

· $25 a month Provides 30 books for school libraries, improving student access to print, the most successful way to improve reading success.

· $50 a month supplies 17 backpacks filled with school supplies for students who need financial assistance.

Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to provide over 1000 backpacks filled with school supplies to district students this year!

Step Up for Kids and donate to our fall campaign at

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  • 12: Curriculum Night - Grade 1-5, Times above
  • 19: Spirit Day: Dress like you favorite scientist or artist
  • 19: HiCap Curriculum Night - P7 - 6:00-7:00
  • 25: Spirit Day: Tropical Luau Day
  • 26: Spirit day: Coyote Gear and Robot Pin
  • 26: Light it up for STEAM - PTSA Fundraiser - 4:30-6:30
  • 30: August and September Birthday Cupcakes in Cafe
Check our PeachJar Bulletin Board!

The Issaquah School District partners with PeachJar, an online bulletin board system, to help families see all the opportunities happening with community partners in the greater ISD community.