Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Wednesday (Early Release)
For absences due to illness or appointments, contact Deb Alberts at
425-837-4100 or by emailRemember to include in your message the name of your eagle, their teacher, & the reason for the absence.
To request an absence for any other reason i.e. family vacation, fill out the appropriate form below and turn it into the office. Please note that these forms must be submitted at least one week prior to the start of your student's absence.
3-20 days Pre-Arranged Absence Form.pdf
20+ days Pre-Arranged Absence Form.pdf
Attendance Secretary: Deb Alberts(425) email@example.comPrincipal's Secretary: Jane Cristallo(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Room: Kathy Feuerberg(425) email@example.com
Nurse: Linda Okamoto(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor: Denise Darnell(425) email@example.com School Psychologist: Kristen Berwald(425) firstname.lastname@example.org
For classroom websites and teacher contacts click on the yellow Staff link above.
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Check out Discovery's Google Calendar, Discovery's PTSA Calendar & the Issaquah School District Calendar for events too!
Discovery Eagles are working together to make our school and world a better place by being kind, safe, and responsible! You can learn more about PBSES in Issaquah School District here.
Discovery is proud of the work we are doing to be GREEN! Check out our Green Team's website for current information on how our students & staff are working together to reduce, reuse, recycle, & rethink for a better planet!
Dear Discovery Families:
You have likely seen trailers set up on the north end lawn these last few weeks. This is because Discovery is scheduled to begin a remodel this summer, and the trailers will be temporary office spaces during this process. Though the remodel process impacts the school and how we get around next year, we believe the future benefits far outweigh the temporary inconveniences. The main benefits include the following:
The office will be moved to the front of the building. The new entrance will require all visitors to enter the main office before having access to school hallways and classrooms. A key card system will be installed that enables all outside doors to remain locked throughout the day. A new fire alarm system, new sound system, and new HVAC system are also scheduled to be installed.
A wing of six new classrooms will be added. This wing will also include an Activity Room, a second staff work room, and much needed, additional office space. The multipurpose room and stage will be enlarged, as will the conference room and staff room.
Though space for the playground will decrease (which we can accommodate as we currently have a very large playground), new, updated playground equipment will be added. New carpet and flooring will also be installed.
Understandably, this project raises questions. The following questions and answers, are those I anticipate to be of most relevance for families. At this time, these are the most complete answers I can provide.
When is the remodel scheduled to begin, and how long will it last?
What work is scheduled during the first year?
What work is scheduled during the second year?
How will the remodel process affect the safety of children?
If the playground equipment is not available, what will our children do during recess?
What will happen if my child is in a portable next year?
What about arrivals and dismissals, traffic, and parking?
Where will Eagle Club be housed?
What will happen to our evening concerts, PTSA events, and private vendor classes?
How can parents support Discovery during the remodel process?
I recognize this is a lot to take in and I appreciate your attention to this information. As it is important that we know all our families understand this upcoming project, I am asking you to complete the form attached and return it to your child’s teacher. This will help us know that all our students’ families are prepared for the upcoming remodel period. To provide incentive for returning this form, I am rewarding a doughnut party to the first class at each grade level that returns all forms.
Registration packets for “NEW to Discovery” students will be available in the office starting Monday, April 2. Families must live in the Discovery attendance area to pick up a registration packet.
(Current Discovery students in grades K – 4 only need to verify their enrollment in August during EVP.)
The following documents are required for registration:
Please stop by the Discovery office during normal business hours (8:30am- 4:00pm) to obtain a registration packet. The beginning and end of the day are the busiest in the office. If possible, please try to come between the hours of 10:00am to 2:30pm.
Early registration is very important as we plan staffing and allocate resources for the new school year. Thanks for your support!
To support our district's positive behavior emphasis, Discovery recently launched a Student Ambassador Program. Fifth grade students interested in this new leadership opportunity filled out an application and were selected to help with many important tasks around the school, such as putting up and taking down the flag, returning recess equipment, assisting Kindergarten and 1st grade students at lunch, greeting students in the morning, and giving new student tours of the school. At present, almost 50 of our 5th graders are helping Discovery in this important role. Way to go!
From the State Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Congratulations! Discovery Elementary is receiving the 2016 Washington Achievement Award.
Washington Achievement Award winners are selected using the Washington State Achievement Index which is based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. The award is given in seven categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, English Language Arts Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate, English Language Acquisition, and Achievement Gap. Discovery Elementary is being recognized for:
Overall ExcellenceHigh ProgressSpecial Recognition Math GrowthSpecial Recognition ELA GrowthYour staff, students, parents, and community can take pride in joining this distinguished group.