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Important Dates:

  • January 15 – 18 – Highly Capable Testing, 2nd Grade Classrooms
  • January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
  • January 22 – PTA General Membership Meeting, Library 7:00 p.m.
  • January 24 – 5th Grade Music Program, MPR 6:30 p.m.
  • January 25 – PTA Pancake Dinner and Game Night, MPR 6:00 p.m.
  • January 28 – Teacher Work Day, No School
  • February 5 – Kindergarten Information Night, MPR 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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:

  • Lois W. (K) Literature
  • Maya J. (1st grade) Visual Arts
  • Jack W. (1st grade) Visual Arts
  • Edda S. (2nd grade) Visual Arts
  • Waylon W. (2nd grade) Literature
  • Aiza B. (3rd grade) Visual Arts and Literature
  • Addison C. (3rd grade) Visual Arts
  • Stella W. (3rd grade ) Visual Arts
  • Ella B. (4th grade) Visual Arts
  • Jaelyn J. (5th grade) Visual Arts

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!

STEM Posium

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 without.

CDC Recommends Three Actions to Fight Flu

  1. The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year.  It is still not too late to get the flu shot!  See your provider STAT!
  2. If you get sick with flu, take prescription antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. Early treatment is especially important for the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions, and pregnant women.
  3. Take everyday preventive actions that may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu. This flyer contains information about everyday preventive actions.

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?

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you or your child gets sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you (or your child) stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand  rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs that can cause respiratory illnesses like flu.
  • If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.

Nosebleeds:  If your child has frequent nosebleeds, please see my blog link below for more information on Nosebleed “Season”.

Kristi Lincicome, IVE Nurse

Phone 425-837-6607

https://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/elementary/ive/staff/ms_lincicomes_site/


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 for 2018-19
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 https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/equity/el-16-equity

Again, we welcome and hope to hear your feedback and comments. Please provide input on the draft interpretation by emailing us at Equity@Issaquah.Wednet.edu.

 

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