Quick Links for Parents:
KINDERGARTEN 2019 -2020
Our Issaquah Valley Kindergarten Parent Information Night will be Tuesday, February 5th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 p.m. in the MPR. If you have a child turning 5 by August 31st, 2019 they are eligible to start kindergarten this coming fall. Our process for registration
has change so be sure to plan to attend this important informational meeting for parents.
Welcome to the Issaquah School District 2019-202 Kindergarten Families
Welcome to the Issaquah School District 2019-2020 Kindergarten Families. Please join us for this event designed for families new to the US Public Schools to learn more about the ISD Kindergarten program. All parents and caregivers of kindergarten students
for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to attend.Jan. 30th @ Clark Elementary School from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.Please click on the title for more information.
Attention Parents of 5th Graders Transitioning to Middle School in the Fall of 2019: SUMMER TIME = SPORTS PHYSICAL TIME
Will your student be participating in the sports programs offered at middle school? If so, mark your calendar and plan to get their sports physical during the summer. Students entering 6th and 9th grade are required to
have a physical dated after June 1. A physical date in the summer is valid for the entire school year. If you normally schedule your child’s physical around their birthday, we suggest you consider postponing until summer. Fifth grade students getting their
physical while in the 5th grade will be required to get a second physical dated after June 1 if they want to participate in middle school sports. For more information on middle school sports and the required physical form check out the
ISD Middle School Sports webpage or call the middle school office. The office team will answer all your questions.
PTA Reflections Art Competition
Congratulations to our 11 IVE PTA Reflections Competition finalists who moved onto the District level of the National Art Competition!
2018-2019 Issaquah Valley District Achievers:
Congratulations to Haelyn J. for moving forward to the State Level Reflections Art Competition. We hope students will consider entering their original works next year.
The theme for next year has been announced! 2019-2020's Reflections Art Competition theme will be "Look Within". More information to come in September, 2019.
STEM-Posium – Save the Date!
WHAT: Showcase of STEM learning hosted by teachers and students from the Issaquah School District. Teachers and students through interactive booths and demonstrations share how they learn STEM skills and knowledge through classroom projects,
after school clubs, and student competitions. In addition to teacher/student booths, there will be various STEM related industries invited to share their work in the area of STEM.
WHEN: February 7, 2018 - 5:30-7:30 pm.
WHERE: Issaquah High School Commons – 700 2nd Avenue SE, Issaquah 98027
Everyone is welcome to attend!
New Visitor/Volunteer Check in System – Please Read
IVE has a new Visitor/Volunteer check in system that we will be implementing starting on January 2nd. LEGENDid is a more secure way to monitor who is checking into our building. This program is districtwide and many of you may have seen
it at IHS already.
Starting January 2nd you will be required to check in at the front desk. The first time you check in using LEGENDid you will need to provide your driver’s license or ID card. We will scan your ID and ask where in the building you will visiting/volunteering.
You will be issued a badge that is valid for the day. When you leave the building please inform the front desk and will we check you out.
We appreciate your patience as we implement this new system. Please allow yourself a few extra minutes to check in.
News from the Nurse
Vision and Hearing Referrals
If you received a REFERAL LETTER for vision or hearing from the Nurse in December, please take this with you to your provider and then return it to the school nurse. We do track this information and want to be sure we are aware of any changes in the needs
of your child at school.
Also, if you find that an appointment with a specialist will be a financial hardship for your family, please don’t hesitate to meet with the nurse and she will be able to assist you. We don’t want any student who needs assistive devices or lenses to go
CDC Recommends Three Actions to Fight Flu
Flu causes more hospitalizations among young children than any other vaccine-preventable disease. The single best way to protect against seasonal flu and its potential severe complications is for children to get a seasonal influenza vaccine each year. You
can help stop the flu by taking EVERYDAY PREVENTATIVE PRECAUTIONS.
What are everyday preventive actions?
Nosebleeds: If your child has frequent nosebleeds, please see my blog link below for more information on Nosebleed “Season”.
Kristi Lincicome, IVE Nurse
News from the District
ISD Preschool Information Fair
The Issaquah School District is having an informational fair on January 17th from 6 pm – 7 pm at the ISD Administration Building to go over our various preschool programs to include Early Childhood Special Education (ECE) Preschool, Community
Peer Preschool Program and our Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) for income-eligible children living within the Issaquah School District Boundaries. Come learn about our inclusive preschool programs and all they have to offer with active
exploration & learning! We are looking forward to seeing you and your student(s) on Thursday, January 17th.
Winter Weather is Coming - Snow Day, Snow Stops, and Emergency Notification Information
All families should have received the ISD 2018-19 school year Emergency Transportation Bulletin in the mail in late October. This mailer includes information on snow routes and emergency stops, as well as program cancellations and schedule changes
due to inclement weather. The bulletin also includes information on communication of school delays or closure. An electronic copy of the Emergency Transportation Bulletin can be found on the district website by clicking the headline.
Community Input Sought on Draft Interpretation of EL-16 Equity Policy
The Superintendent has created a draft interpretation and invites the community to provide input into this interpretation. Once the Superintendent is satisfied with the interpretation, he and his team will begin to collect the evidence that must be
brought forward for monitoring purposes. The ISD Board of Directors is scheduled to perform its first monitoring of EL-16 at the January 23, 2019 school board meeting.
The Draft Interpretation of EL-16 is available for review or download on our website at
Again, we welcome and hope to hear your feedback and comments. Please provide input on the draft interpretation by emailing us at