Are you moving this summer?
If your student(s) will not be attending Grand Ridge next year, please let the office know as soon as possible. Also, please be sure to update the office if you have moved or changed your contact information so we have the correct information on file.
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.
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.
Celebrate Earth Day at Grand Ridge
Earth Day is a Birthday!
It’s a special day to celebrate our planet. Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 in California. Every year, America and over 100 other countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. On Earth Day, we remember to appreciate
nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Here at Grand Ridge, we try to reduce waste, conserve water, and save energy every day. Let’s celebrate our Earth as a school for this national event!
During the week of, April 22nd, Green Team members will be making a morning announcement each day giving a tip on how to go green. We will also participate in a district wide Waste Free Wednesday lunch challenge. Please see the details below.
Thanks for helping to encourage participation.
Wednesday, April 24th - Waste Free Wednesday District Lunch Challenge
April 17.......Family Engineering Night 6:00pm
April 22......After School Movie, How to Train Your Dragon,
April 24.....Waste Free Wednesday District Lunch Challenge
April 25.....Grand Ridge Chorus Concert 6:30pm
April 26....PTSA Grizzly Guys at 2nd recess
ISD School Safety Information Nights
Student safety is our top priority, and we want families and community members to feel confident that our schools are secure. Join the Issaquah School District Safety Team at one of three Safety Information Nights to learn about what we do to keep students
and staff safe every day.
District and school leaders, including the District's Director of Safety and Security, will talk about emergency preparedness, campus safety upgrades, levy and bond funded safety measures, mental health and counseling, Safety Advisory Committee, lockdowns,
drills, and much more.
Bus Drivers Needed – We’re Hiring!
Schools all across the country are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers. This is true in the Issaquah School District as well. The ISD offers paid training and a competitive wage of up to $25.38/hour. Drivers may work part time or up to 40
hours. Full benefits include medical, dental, and vision. Drivers work a school calendar and schedule. If you or someone you know is interested, please call 425-837-6327 for more information or
apply online by clicking here. Classes will be starting soon.
Free Dental Clinic for Kids!
Sponsored by 425 Dental and the University of Washington School of Dentistry
Date: Saturday May 12, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 710 NW Juniper Street, Suite #101, Issaquah
Services provided at no cost: screenings, cleanings, cavity fillings and education about oral health
First come, first served!
Keri Webber, RN, MSN
Issaquah Youth Advisory Board applications are now available for the 2019-2020 school year. Represent your middle school next year! Deadline of Monday, April 26, 2019. All youth, currently in grades 5-11, who live and/or attend school within
the Issaquah School District are welcome to apply. Visit www.issaquahwa.gov/YAB
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