It was so great to see so many smiling faces this morning at Meet the Teacher! We are all so excited to get the 2019-20 school year off to a great start!
School starts tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 4 for Grades 1-5. Kindergarten Families will be having their Family Connection Meetings with their teacher tomorrow, Thursday or Friday. Kindergartners begin school on Monday!
Please see below for our bell times and drop off/pick up schedule. Unlike today, families will not be able to walk students to class from the inside of the building. If an adult needs to go to a classroom, they will need to come into the office and sign in before being buzzed through. Families can walk their students to the outside classroom lines. Teachers will meet students outside.
Please take a moment to review our parking lot guidelines below. Our parking lot is a wonderful, crazy place! Your cooperation keeps it running smoothly and keeps everyone safe and smiling. Please be patience with the adults and student safety patrollers. Many are new to their positions and it will take time to learn the exact needs at each spot.
In closing, I want to once again say how excited the staff is to get this year started! We look forward to learning with all our students everywhere! We will learn on the playground, in the Cafe, in the hallways, in the classroom spaces - everywhere! We will learn through math, reading, writing, making friends, and mistakes and in many other ways. We will try to stretch our brains and give ourselves grace as it takes a lot of practice to learn new skills. Here's to an amazing school year!
Tia Kleinkopf Principal
Office Hours: 8:30-4:30 Drop Off: Starting at 9:00 First Bell/Doors Open: 9:10 School Starts: 9:15
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Dismissal: 3:40
Wednesday: Dismissal: 1:30
Let's start the year off right with a safe, kind parking lot! While in the lot, remember: patience, kindness, eyes up, safety first! Please read all rules below.
Parking Lot Rules
We love to have you volunteer in our school! In order to volunteer, you do need to fill out the Online Volunteer Application. To ensure that there are no delays, we recommend doing this every year and as early as you can. Click here to learn more and being the process.
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:
Students may be referred by individuals including teachers, other staff, parents, and members of the community. Families who do not have access to the internet, or who would prefer the form in Chinese, Korean or Spanish should contact the school office for a hardcopy. Translation services are also available through the school district, upon request.
For additional information on the application process, please click here to visit the ISD website
While you are out gathering supplies for the upcoming school year, please also help a child in need. You can help by donating a school supply kit, backpack, or both here: https://supplyallkids.com/#/donate/isf
Support the Issaquah Schools Foundation
Step up to support your community by engaging with the Issaquah Schools Foundation! When enrolling your child through the back to school enrollment verification process this summer, please consider a donation to the Foundation. Your support fuels vital programs including after school homework help, artistic support, STEM/Robotics clubs, snack/lunch support, teacher grants, and more. Learn more at http://isfdn.org
Now that the EVP process is complete, don't forget to join the PTSA!
Even if you were a member last year, you must renew your membership each year.
Click here to learn more about the Cascade Ridge PTSA and all we do for our students and staff! We can’t thank you enough for your support!
Why should I join the Cascade Ridge PTSA?
The number one reason to join the PTSA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school, but there are many more advantages. Here are just a few:
Tap into a Network – Parenting is not easy! It helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators. PTSA functions are opportunities to meet teachers and other parents, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.
Speak Up – The PTSA is a forum for exchanging ideas and can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
Discover Great Resources – The PTSA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students. By joining you can receive discounts to places like Great Wolf Lodge.
Get Connected – There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school!
You will support local programs and advocacy efforts that will positively impact the quality of your child’s education for the rest of their lives.
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.