Open Enrollment for Fall 2019
Registration for "NEW to Grand Ridge" students is now available online. For current families registering siblings, please login to Family Access and choose "Enrollment Access". For families new to Grand Ridge, please visit
www.issaquah.wednet.edu and choose New Parents>New Student Enrollment to begin.
Current Grand Ridge students in grades 1-4 and kindergarteners at Challenger and Endeavor only need to verify their enrollment in August during EVP.
The following documents are required for registration:
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 Grand Ridge in the fall, please let the office know at groffice.issaquah.wednet.edu.
New attendance email:
New email for attendance! Please note that there is a new, attendance ONLY, email address. Please use email@example.com to report your child's absence. As usual, you can also
call the main line at 425-837-7925.
New Grand Ridge Website
We’re happy to announce a newly designed Grand Ridge website! The district’s goal is to make it easier for families to access and use our website. Here are some of the exciting changes:
Teacher websites have not changed platforms at this time. We will be working over the coming weeks to ensure all of our previous content was moved and easy to find.
Is Your Son or Daughter attending PCMS Next Year?
If so, consider getting involved and being in the know about everything going on by volunteering to be a Board Member for the PCMS PTSA! We have several Executive Committee board positions that will be open in our PCMS PTSA for the 2019-2020 school year.
Our PTSA Board is low key, but very effective! The Executive Committee meets just once per month and attends General PCMS PTSA Membership meetings which are held every other month, directly after the Board meetings. The open positions are:
Descriptions of the positions can be found on
our website. The outgoing position holders will be happy to answer any questions you may have and we will provide lots of support and training! We won’t leave you hanging! If you are interested in any of the positions, or know someone whose son or daughter
will be at PCMS next year and would be a good fit, please contact Nominating Committee member, Sheila Barlow, at Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Trips During Assessment Windows
As we have done in the past, 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:
Things to note:
Smarter Balanced Assessments - Practice Opportunities at Home
We are encouraging all families to set aside some time to help your student practice for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) coming this May for grades 3, 4 & 5. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is a system of valid, reliable, and fair next-generation assessments
aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy & Math. Please use the following link to access the Practice & Training Tests (for ELA, Math and WCAS (5th grade science - see below):
Click on the icon for Practice & Training Tests, sign in as a Guest, and select your child's grade level when prompted.
Along with the SBA, fifth grade students will also take an additional assessment in science, called the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). The WCAS will assess all three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards. For more information
about this assessment follow this link: http://www.k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx
If you have additional questions about the Smarter Balanced ASsessment, please see the ISD website https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/assessment/SBA
or contact Jennifer Sehlin, Assistant Principal.
Family Engineering night is Wednesday, April 17th from 6:00-8:00pm. It is a chance to have interactive STEM experiences and enjoy learning TOGETHER. The hands on activities promote the engineering process, scientific thinking,
and an opportunity to learn and play as a family.
JOIN US! Nourish Every Mind 2019
You won’t want to miss one of these great Issaquah Schools Foundation events! Come hear first-hand from students and staff who have directly benefited from Foundation investments. Email
Katie@isfdn.org to register.