New Teacher Website Tool Survey 

A leadership advisory team has formed to explore a replacement for Connect as the teacher website tool. As part of our selection process we would like to hear from parents about what they would like in a classroom web tool.

Our goals include finding a tool that:

  • Meets communication needs for teacher to student and families
  • Provides a consistent look and feel throughout the district
  • Integrates with other online tools such as Office365, Classlink, Skyward and online textbooks
  • Is accessible to persons with disabilities
  • Includes translation tools for a variety of languages

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by clicking this link:


If this cartoon is how you feel sometimes, please join other parents from Discovery and Creekside in learning about how to balance family life and screens! 

 FREE!   Sign up here

 WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd

WHERE: Creekside Elementary

TIME:  6-8PM

Sponsored by the Creekside and Discovery PTSAs

 NO child care will be available but we will have light refreshments


The presentation will be hosted by Jocelyn Skillman LMHC, MHP, CMHS.

Jocelyn is a mother, mental health counselor, and child mental health specialist supporting individuals and families on the Eastside. She strives to passionately support our community in navigating the impact of media use and screen time.

She has been a featured panelist and presenter at multiple agencies and events including three State of Mind Conferences hosted by the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

Topics covered include:

  • How screen use impacts the mental health of children
  • How to create a balance with media usage now and during the summer months
  • Ideas and resources for creating a family media plan

  FREE!  Sign up here

Emily Whitman, Author of The Turning
Please join us for an exciting evening as Ms. Whitman shares writing strategies, research adventures, and how her book The Turning explores what it means to belong.

Date:  Thursday, May 30th

Time:  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location: ISD Admin Board Rooms

Exceptional Placement Math Test for Incoming 6th grade students.

Exceptional Placement provides an additional acceleration option for students who are ready to skip CC 7/8 and begin middle school in CC 8/Algebra 1. Interested students must demonstrate sufficient mastery of CC 7/8 concepts and skills on a district-administered assessment. The exceptional placement assessment will be offered to interested students on Wednesday, June 19 from 4:00-6:00 OR Wednesday, June 26 from 2:00-4:00 at the Issaquah Middle School Library.

*Since CC6 math is taught in the 5th grade MERLIN program, 5th grade MERLIN students will take the CC 7/8 Math Mastery Assessment test in their classrooms each spring.

To register to take the Exceptional Placement assessment please complete the sign up by June 7:

Once a student has qualified for Exceptional Placement, parents make the final determination of whether or not to accept that placement. Further information will be provided to families of students who qualify for Exceptional Placement to help inform this decision. More information can be found at or you may contact Susan Ford at or 425-837-7051