5 & 6...    Parent Teacher Conferences  NO SCHOOL

13...    2nd Grade Concert  7:00PM  Commons

December 20 - January 1...  Winter Break  NO SCHOOL 


 Upcoming Testing Dates


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.  In addition, vacation requests will not be approved during the testing window (see below).

We would appreciate your consideration of these testing dates as you make medical appointments and/or vacation plans.



Family Trips During Assessment Windows

 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:

  • 5 or more unexcusedabsences in a month require a letter and a petition to be filed with the courts.
  • 10 or moreunexcused 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 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 webpage.


 Book Fair


 book fair


Looking for great holiday gift ideas for your kids or family? Usborne books will be hosting a book fair just outside the Clark Library during the two conference days (Dec. 5th and 6th). Stop by to see a wonderful selection of books, learning materials, and activity books. Clark earns 50% of the proceeds back in books for the school library and bookroom.


High School Scheduling Committee Posts Recommendation

On November 13, 2018, the Issaquah School District’s High School Scheduling Committee met for its final session. All committee members gave their final input on the processes before taking a closed ballot vote. Please visit the HSSC website by clicking the title above for full details and the recommendation made to the Superintendent.


Calling all Dads (granddad's, uncles, etc)! 

PTA is very excited to be able to offer our first Dads at Recess of the 2018/19 school year.

It will be on Friday, December 14th.

Monthly dates for the remainder of the year:  Jan 11, Feb 8, March 8, April 19, May 10 & June 7

Here's this years new lunch/ lunch recess schedule:

  • 2nd & 3rd grade - 11:45-12:05 Lunch Recess 1
  • 1st & 4th grade - 12:10-12:30 Lunch Recess 2
  • 5th grade (Cramer & Hogan) & Kindergarten (Clausen, Hoell, McCarry & Shimizu - 12:35-12:55 Lunch Recess 3
  • 5th grade (Muller & Murray), Sci-Tech & Kindergarten (Terry & Serblin) - 1:00-1:20 Lunch Recess 4

You can access lunch/lunch recess information at Clark Elementary Website.

In order for Dads at Recess to be successful and something we can offer monthly we need volunteers to sign in Dads. We're hoping that a few Dads each month would be willing to sign in other Dads when they aren't at recess with their children. 
Please sign up here to help sign in Dads

The ISD Volunteer Background check is a requirement to participate. This needs to be submitted annually and can be done at .