Issaquah Valley Elementary E-news

August 14, 2019

Upcoming Dates

  • IVE Office Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • August 8 - 19- Medication drop-off
  • August 21 – PTA Kinder Playdate, IVE Playground – 6:00 p.m.
  • August 27 – PTA Kinder Playdate, IVE Playground – 11:00 a.m.
  • September 3- Meet the Teacher, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • September 4- First Day of School for Grades 1st - 5th
  • September 4 - 6 - Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings - details to follow
  • September 9 - First Day of School for Kindergartners, 9:15 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

News from the Nurse: Health Plans DUE August 19

Please have the completed forms and any medications or equipment brought to the school your child will be attending in the fall as soon as possible after August 8th and NO LATER THAN AUGUST 19TH. Some time is needed to complete the nursing care plan and train/distribute to staff members who must be aware of your child’s health plan.

Children with life-threatening conditions such as severe bee sting allergies, severe food allergies, EpiPen prescriptions, severe asthma, diabetes, severe seizures or other serious illnesses, that may require medical services at school, are required to have a medication or a treatment order and a care plan in place before starting school. A life-threatening condition is defined as a health condition that will put a child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order and nursing plan are not in place.

We want our school to be a safe and healthy place for your child to attend. State Law mandates that we must be prepared to handle an emergency that could arise on the first day of school. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter and adherence to this deadline.


If your family requires financial assistance with school meals and you would like to apply for free or reduced-price lunches please click the following link to fill out an online application: For additional information on the application process, please click here to visit the ISD website.

The Highly Capable Program Referral Window is Open September 1st through September 15th

Referrals of students to determine possible eligibility for the Highly Capable Program will be accepted online beginning September 1 through September 15.

*Please note, all kindergarten students will be screened this fall to determine eligibility for further testing for possible selection into the Highly Capable program.

The District’s referral procedure may include screening procedures as allowed by state statute. Please go to the Highly Capable website for further information and to access the online referral questionnaire and referral form. Individuals making a referral must use the District provided online referral form. The following exceptions will apply:

  1. Referrals will not be accepted for students who were tested for the Highly Capable Program in the previous school year.

  2. Referrals for second grade students will not be accepted as testing for these students will occur mid-year.

  3. Referrals for students new to the district who enroll after September 15 will be accepted for ten (10) school days from the enrollment date.

  4. Students new to the district enrolling after the Highly Capable fall testing window who meet the screening criteria will be assessed prior to the beginning of the next school year.

Students may be referred by individuals including teachers, other staff, parents, and members of the community.


Preliminary Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) scores from spring 2019 are now available and can be located on the Family Access page of the ISD website. Parents should click on the Viewing Score Reports in Family Access link on the right side of the page to find their child’s SBA information. Information on interpreting the report can be found on the ISD SBA webpage.


The ISD Administration Building is now located at 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98029, and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The former location on Holly Street is now closed to the public.
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