Creekside Elementary School E-News

August 5, 2019

Happy August Otters!

Hello Creekside Families ~

WELCOME BACK (almost)! It’s Electronic Verification Process time! Each year, EVP marks the start of a new year for us. We are thrilled to see so many returning families and are always a bit sad to see that some families have moved away from our beautiful community. Of course we are absolutely jazzed to meet and welcome all of our new OTTERS! Here are a few reminders as you get back into the swing of another school year:

  • E.V.P. is now open through August 13th. This enrollment step needs to be completed by all NEW and RETURNING students, every August. This is a VERY important process as it helps ensure that we are staffed appropriately. Please take a moment to watch this video tutorial on the ISD website with tips on how to efficiently navigate your way through the process.
  • Through the E.V.P. process, you will be linked to our fabulous PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) and ISF (Issaquah School’s Foundation). I strongly encourage you to check into these supportive groups as they make Creekside the best of the best.
  • 'Tis the season to start thinking about “Back to School” shopping. Please see our school supply list on our website. Our PTSA is also offering school supplies through Some supplies are grade level specific and purchased by the school in bulk, with the school transferring these fees to the families. These and other required fees should be paid through the “pay online system.” E.V.P. makes it easier to pay these fees as it is linked only during this window.
  • E.V.P. will also link to our Volunteer and Visitor background check portal. If you wish to volunteer at the school, or chaperone a field trip this year, you must be approved through this background check portal.

Here are some important dates to mark on your calendar:

  • Tuesday, September 3rd: Meet the Teacher Day
    • Last Names A through M: 10:00 to 10:30
    • Last Names N through Z: 11:00 to 11:30
  • Wednesday, September 4th: First day of School for 1st through 5th
  • Wednesday, September 4th - Friday, September 6th: Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings (more info to follow at a later date on this).
  • Thursday, September 5th: Kindergarten Curriculum Night @ 5:30 to 6:30 pm (this is a parent ONLY event)
  • Monday, September 9th: First day of School for Kindergarten
  • Wednesday, September 11th: 1st-5th Curriculum Night (this is a parent ONLY event)
    • Grades 3—5 @ 6 to 6:30 pm
    • Parent Meeting with PTSA and the Principal @ 6:35 to 6:55 pm
    • Grades 1—2 @ 7 to 7:30 pm

We look forward to seeing you all at the Meet the Teacher Day on September 3rd!

Enjoy the rest of summer!


P.S. We are still looking to hire someone to help in our kitchen during the lunch rush. Please reach out if you are interested or know someone that might enjoy this position.

Tera Coyle


Creekside Elementary

Issaquah School District