Quick Links for Parents:
Elementary Conference Scheduler – NOW OPEN
Parent-Teacher Conferences are December 5 and 6. Parents will use Family Access Conference Scheduler to sign up for conferences. Conference Scheduler is now open and will close on November 30th at 3:30 p.m. Log onto your Family Access
Account and you will find Teacher Conferences listed on the left. Click
HERE for complete directions on how to log in to Family Access. Directions for scheduling a parent conference are available in
Pizza, PJ’s and Partnerships Event
The purpose of this event is to provide a time centered on partnership between school and home to support students in social emotional learning. Parents will choose 3 sessions to attend:
While parents are learning, students will be lounging in their PJs in the MPR and watching the movie
Inside Out. Pizza will be provided for all that attend. Spanish translators will be available. No RSVP necessary. Contact PBSES Coach,
Samantha Slattery, for more information.
Dual Language Program Information Nights
The Dual Language Program will be provided at Clark Elementary and
Issaquah Valley Elementary Schools and open to students living in these attendance areas. This year, informational meetings, provided in both English and Spanish, will be held at Clark Elementary and Issaquah Valley Elementary and additional
locations to assist families in learning more about the program. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following:
El Programa de Idioma Dual será proporcionado en Clark Elementary School e Issaquah Valley Elementary School y estará abierto a los estudiantes que viven en
estas áreas de asistencia. Este año, las reuniones informativas, proporcionadas en inglés y español, se llevarán a cabo en Clark Elementary e Issaquah Valley Elementary y en otros lugares para ayudar a las familias a conocer más sobre el programa. Se recomienda
que los padres que asistan a una de las siguientes reuniones:
Winter Weather is Coming – Snow Day, Snow Stops, and Emergency Notification Information for 2018-19
An Emergency Transportation Bulletin was sent out in late October for the ISD for the 2018-19 school year. This mailer included information on snow routes and emergency stops, as well as program cancellations and schedule changes due to inclement
weather. The bulletin also included information on communication of school delays or closure.
An electronic copy of the Emergency Transportation Bulletin can be found on the district website here.
School closures and delays are announced early in the morning, usually between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m. If you anticipate emergency transportation conditions, please check for an announcement on TV, radio, or the Internet.
Hi IVE Families! It seems hard to believe but November is upon us. Did you know that practicing gratitude and acknowledging what we are thankful for is good for your emotional well-being? Click
here for ideas on teaching your children about gratefulness.
Here are a couple of local resources for families in need:
Anne Taylor, IVE School Counselor
Holiday Gift Barn
The “Holiday Gift Barn” is a holiday gift program for Issaquah School District families with children ages birth-18. Like last year,
Pickering Barn will become a “department store” for families in need to do their holiday shopping. Childcare will be available if needed.
Please click on the Issaquah Food Bank website below to get to the link for more details and registration forms:
Registration is required between November 1-30. This link has the information for Issaquah School District families in need who want to register as a shopper as well as information for anyone or any group wishing to donate items/volunteer
to the Holiday Shop.
News from the Nurse
Vision & Hearing Screening
A huge thank-you goes out to all the parent volunteers who made the 2018 Vision/Hearing Screening a huge success. We screened over 600 students over 2 days! A special thank you to our chairwoman, Colleen Daniel, who provided hospitality, support,
and recruited all the wonderful volunteers!
In December, we will be in the process of re-screening anyone who did not pass the school screening or may have been absent during the screening. After being re-screened, if your child still does not pass either the vision or hearing portion of the test,
you will receive a letter in the mail from me.
Parents, as required by state law, students in the Issaquah School District have their vision and hearing screened annually in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade and 7th grade. This is a mass school screening using a PLUS OPTIX
vision screening tool that screens for 6 eye conditions including near and distance vision.
Just as you would bring your child to the dentist/doctor, I would encourage you to bring your child to an eye doctor.
If you do not have vision insurance and feel this is a burden on your family, please feel free to contact me for possible resources.
Kristi Lincicome, IVE Nurse
News from the PTA
Cougar Campaign Update
With 3 weeks remaining for the PTA Cougar Campaign we have raised approximately $6,000 toward our goal of $25,000. We need your help now more than ever! Please donate and share our online campaign on your social media channels
HERE. As always, you can also donate via check to the PTA mailbox in the front office. More info on the Cougar Campaign can be found at http://ivepta.org/Page/Fundraising/Cougar%20Campaign
IVE PTA Movie Night Featuring Incredibles 2 – November 30th
Join us Friday November 30th in the MPR for Incredibles 2! Doors open at 5:30pm and the movie starts at 6:00pm. Bring your favorite picnic or take-out, blankets and low-backed chairs. We will also be collecting non-perishable food for the Issaquah Food Bank.
Candy, Pirate's Booty and water will be available for $1 each.
Note: Incredibles 2 contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect participants with photo sensitivities.
News from the District
Bus Drivers Needed – We’re Hiring!
As many people have seen and heard in the news, 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 $24.91/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.
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