January

11...PTA Dad's at Recess 11:45-1:20 Playground

21... Martin Luther King Jr. Day  NO SCHOOL

28... Teacher Work Day  NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS

February

4...Kindergarten Registration Information Night 6:00PM  


 

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Kindergarten Registration Information Night

Do you have a child that will be 5 on or before August 31, 2019 and you live within the Clark attendance area?  If so, we invite you to join us for a parent only Kindergarten Registration Information Night on Monday, February 4th at 6:00PM in the Clark Multi Purpose Room.

We will distribute registration packets, answer questions and review the registration process in detail.

If you are unable to attend this important event, you may begin the registration process online at the Issaquah School District Website beginning on Tuesday, February 5th.

 

Late arrivals and early dismissals


We ask that you please try to limit late arrivals and early dismissals as much as possible. Teachers and students get into learning patterns and it is a challenge to all when a student arrives late or the office interrupts a lesson in order to dismiss a student.

Similarly last minute changes in dismissal procedures are often difficult to relay to students at the end of the day, especially if students are in their Specialist classes. Please limit these changes to emergencies only. Thanks for your understanding.

 

Second Grade Highly Capable Testing 

Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur January 15 through January 18 and continue March 5 through March 7. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2019-20 school year.

 

Second grade students attending private or home-based schools are invited to participate and are encouraged to contact their boundary school. More information about the Issaquah School District Highly Capable Program and testing for second grade students is available on the Issaquah School District Website at https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/programs/gifted.

Please note these dates to ensure that your child is present, had breakfast and is on time for the appropriate testing.  Any student arriving after testing has begun will not be admitted to class until testing has completed for that day.  Students may not be dismissed from class during testing for any reason other than illness. 

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Family Trips During Assessment Windows

As we have done in the past, family trips taken during assessment windows will be marked as Unexcused. This is because the data collected during these assessments informs our practice and supports your child’s learning. Naturally, our preference is for families to travel during vacation periods outlined by the ISD. If your family needs to travel outside of those windows, please be aware of two things:

1) Absences during assessment windows are marked as unexcused

2) Per State law beginning 2017-18:

  • 3 or more days unexcused  absences in a month require a conference
  • 5 or more days unexcused absences in a month require a letter and a petition to be filed with the courts.
  • 10 or more days unexcused absences in a year require a letter and a petition to be filed with the courts.

 

Things to note:

  • Any absence is marked unexcused if you do not call in prior to or the day of the absence.
  • A child arriving 2 hours or more after the start of the day is not a tardy. At that point, it is considered an absence.
  • Pre-Arranged Absence Request forms have changed. The new forms are posted on our website.  They are due to the office at least one week BEFORE the first day of the absence. Forms received outside of that window may not be received in time for processing and could result in an unexcused absence.
  • Pre-Arranged Absence Request forms may not be completed retroactively.  
  • Pre-Arranged Absence Request forms are available in our Quick Links section of our website

 

Lost and Found 

Our lost and found is overflowing, take a moment to check the cabinet in the hallway for any items that may belong to your child.  Please remember to labels your child’s jackets, coats and lunchboxes with their first and last name.  Items without names that remain unclaimed will be donated to a local charity on January 18


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Welcome to the Issaquah School District 2019-2020 Kindergarten Families
Welcome to the Issaquah School District 2019-2020 Kindergarten Families. Please join us for this event designed for families new to the US Public Schools to learn more about the ISD Kindergarten program. All parents and caregivers of kindergarten students for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to attend.

 

Issaquah School District Preschool Information Fair

Please Join Us for Games & Treats! 

The Issaquah School District is having an informational fair for our various preschool programs: Early Childhood Special Education (ECE) Preschool, Community Peer Preschool and Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) for income-eligible children living within the Issaquah School District Boundaries.

Come learn about our inclusive preschool programs and all they have to offer with active exploration & learning!

We are looking forward to seeing you and your student(s) on Thursday, January 17th, Admin Building

 


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Impact Scholarship Applications due Feb 15th

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is once again offering scholarships to help juniors and seniors in the Issaquah School District continue their educational journeys. The Impact Scholarship will be awarded to students who submit essays that describe how Foundation-funded programs have enriched their education. For more information on the scholarships and how to apply, please visit our Impact Scholars Page. 

Program Showcase – January 29th

This showcase is a great opportunity to hear about how the Issaquah Schools Foundation supports students in our district.  

Come and learn about several programs as well as some larger grants the Foundation has funded.

January 29th from 6 - 8 pm at the Issaquah School District Administration building

Parent Ed/Maker Night – January 24th
Gibson Ek Commons, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Join Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger in an evening of exploration of creativity and education.  Why is creative thinking necessary?  How can we use it for success in school and industry? And how does it fit into STEM? We will start with a 20-minute TedTalk by Sir Kenneth Robinson about creativity and education.  We will then discuss the importance of creative thinking, and how to apply it to diverse fields, including STEM.  Finally, we will put our knowledge to the test with an open-ended exercise. Contact Juliette@isfdn.org for more information. Please sign up on this page under “Creativity Talks” http://isfdn.org/our-purpose/promoting-professional-development/art-docent/

Dining for Kids at Tanoor - Wednesday, February 6th

Enjoy a great meal for a great cause! The Issaquah Schools Foundation invites you to Dining for Kids to raise funds for our Feeding Student Sucess program, which provides food aid in schools.

Nourish Every Mind

Save the date!

Friday, May 3, 2019 – luncheon at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – breakfast at Eastridge Church in Issaquah


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