Endeavour ENews 4.15.2019

Dates to Remember:

April 23 Class Group/Spring Portrait Day **DATE CHANGED
April 24 - 26  5th Grade Camp
April 25  PTSA Bingo Night 6:00-8:00 PM
April 30  3rd Grade SBA testing begins



Registration for Fall 2019

Registration for "NEW to Endeavour" students is now available online. For current families registering siblings, please login to Family Access and choose "Enrollment Access". For families new to Endeavour, please visit www.issaquah.wednet.edu and choose New Parents>New Student Enrollment to begin.

Current Endeavour students in grades 1-4 and Kindergarteners returning to Grand Ridge  only need to verify their enrollment in August during EVP.

 The following documents are required for registration:

  • child's proof of birth date (birth certificate or passport)
  • parent photo ID
  • child's immunization records
  • residency verification (a copy of your purchase papers or lease agreement and a utility bill no more than 30 days old)

Early registration is very important as we plan staffing and allocate resources for the new school year.

ALSO - if your family is moving this summer and your student will not be at Endeavour in the Fall, please let the office know at kotanj@issaquah.wednet.edu


Thinking about next year's classroom placement already?
It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks we will begin the important job of creating balanced classes for next year. As we approach this task, we ask our Endeavour community for the trust and flexibility needed to meet the needs of all students. Our wonderful staff spends significant time assessing the needs, strengths and challenges of each child. Special Education staff first meets together to carefully place special needs students with teachers. Then, teachers from each grade level work together as a team to discuss and develop heterogeneous groups based on the information presented. Multiple factors are considered in the process of developing classes. We consider, but are not limited to:

The program needs of the student
A class balance of achievement levels in reading, writing, and math
The social needs of students and their leadership skills
Behavior factors
The compatibility of students with each other
The ratio of boys to girls
Equity of class size Independent work habits of students
Recommendations of school staff

In the Issaquah Schools, we ask that parents do not request a specific teacher. You may, however, share additional information to further assist us in this placement process. Parents may pick up a Parent Input Form in our school office starting Wednesday, April 3rd and forms must be turned in to the school office by Wednesday, May 1st.

Examples of the kind of information that can help in configuring classes include: changing family dynamics which could impact the classroom, newly diagnosed or potential learning difficulties, specific learning styles, peer relationships in or out of school, and any other factors which we might be unaware of that relate to your child’s learning. Please note we do not accept input that specifies individual teachers by gender, experience level or name.   

Students going to BLMS next year?

Their online Spirit Wear store is up and running from now until April 30th. Click https://beaverlakespiritwear19.itemorder.com if you would like to order

Elementary Summer School and Robotics Registration will close on Friday April 19 Registration for Elementary Summer School (current K-5 students) and Elementary Summer Robotics (current 4th and 5th grade students) is available for students in the Issaquah School District and will close on Friday, April 19. For more information on both programs, please visit the Elementary Summer School website.

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Information for Grades 3-5

What is the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)? Washington State adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for curriculum and will implement the Smarter Balanced assessment for grades 3-5 statewide. CCSS have increased the rigor for our students.

Where can I find more information or practice tests?

When are Grades 3-5 testing? The testing window at Endeavour is from late April to June 2019. Your child's classroom teacher will be sending out their individual testing dates when they become available.  Please keep in mind that vacations will not be approved during testing window.

Grade 3 - April 30, May 2, 6, 7 Grade 4 - May 9, 0, 13, 14 Grade 5 - May 16, 17, 20, 21

I received my scores...now what? Visit the Great Schools website to learn more about what your child's test scores mean.

Other Resources

For more information about Issaquah School District's Assessments, please visit the ISD Assessment webpage.

It is vital to your child's success that they arrive well rested, have a had a healthy breakfast and are on time.  Once testing has begun, late students will not be admitted to class and will have to make up the during our make up days. 

JOIN US! - Nourish Every Mind 2019 You won’t want to miss one of these great Issaquah Schools Foundation events!  Come hear inspiring stories from students and staff who have directly benefited from Foundation investments.  Registration for both events is open here.

  • Luncheon: Friday, May 3 at Meydenbauer Center
  • Breakfast: Tuesday, May 14 at Eastridge Church



What's happening outside of school?
Check out the Community Fliers electronic bulletin board

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