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Important Dates:

  • January 10 – PTA IVE Spirit Night at Red Robin, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • 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 Pancakes for Dinner and Game Night, MPR 6:00 p.m.
  • January 28 – Teacher Work Day, No School

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.

Second Grade Highly Capable Testing January 15-18
Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur January 15 through January 18 and continue March 5 through March 7. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 2019-20 school year. Second grade students attending private or home-based schools are invited to participate and are encouraged to contact their boundary school. More information about the Issaquah School District Highly Capable Program and testing for second grade students is available on the Issaquah School District webpage by clicking the headline.

Counselor Corner: Anne Taylor, IVE School Counselor

Small Groups
Throughout the year, I provide small group learning opportunities for students. These services are offered to support and enhance the development of personal skills and to promote educational success.

These are some of the small group learning opportunities that I will be providing this year:

  • Social Skills Building
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Divorce and Changing Families
  • Boys and Girls Leadership

If you feel like your student could benefit from, or be interested in, one of these groups, please contact me, Anne Taylor, or your teacher for more information. 

Parent Education – Digital Safety 101
For parents of students in grades 3-12. A presentation by Jo Langford to help parents learn how kids spend their time online and how to start those important conversations with kids about relationships to themselves, friends, and their vast digital world. Wednesday, January 9th, 7PM at Skyline High School. This is for parents only. Click here to learn more about this event and register.


News from the District

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.

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.