Quick Links for Parents:

Important Dates:

  • June 25 – IVE Field Day
  • June 27 – Last Day of School, Dismissal – 11:45 a.m., no lunch will be served

Issaquah Valley Parent Survey
Within a school there are certain practices and characteristics that affect student learning and the overall performance of the school. To change or improve, it is first necessary to understand what is happening in your child’s school and what students, as well as parents/families, are experiencing. Your feedback is important to help us provide the best possible education for your child. Please click HERE to partake in this survey. Your input and time is greatly appreciated! This Survey is confidential and anonymous.


LAST DAY of School
The last day of school is Thursday, June 27. School will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. that day and lunch will NOT be served. If you normally pick up your child, please make sure to do so promptly at 11:45 a.m.


Lost and Found
It's that time again! Make sure to check the IVE Lost and Found ASAP. We have jackets, hats, water bottles, and much more! Remaining items will be collected for donation on June 25 at 11:30am.


Parent Reminder Regarding Student Drop Off
A friendly reminder to parents: Please do not drop your children off to school before 9:00 AM.  There is no one to supervise students before 9:00 AM outside and students are unable to wait in the office.  This does not apply to students enrolled in Cougar Club before-school care. Thank you!


Field Day – Volunteers Needed
This year Field Day will be on Tuesday, June 25th at the IVE Playground. Volunteers are needed from 9:30-11:15am for K-2nd Grade Field Day, and from 1:15-3:00pm for 3rd-5th Grade Field Day. We need LOTS of volunteers to assist IVE Staff to run each station, help with water, and coordinate the fun! To volunteer, please click HERE.


Life Threatening Health Plans
Life threatening health plans were emailed on Monday, June 3, with ALL of the information and Forms pertaining to the requirements.  If you have a child with a condition such as life-threatening allergies requiring an Epipen, Asthma, Diabetes, seizures, or anything deemed life-threatening, please check your email/junk mail and let the nurse know if you did not receive an email.  Please see below (News from the Nurse) for more detailed information.


Dress Code
Warm weather is coming, so please keep in mind our dress code: Clothing should be neat, clean and presentable. Clothing that is disruptive to the educational process or presents health or safety problems will not be permitted.  Headwear is acceptable indoors for health or religious reasons. Hoodies must be down inside the building. Parents/guardians will be contacted if it is felt that their child’s dress is inappropriate.

The following items are not allowed:

  • Clothing with obscene or questionable pictures or words
  • Short-shorts and skirts (fingertip length with hands on the side)
  • Halter, midriff, or tube tops
  • Flip flops or other unsafe footwear
  • All undergarments need to be covered

Are you moving this summer?
If your student(s) will not be attending Issaquah Valley next year, please let the office know as soon as possible. Also, please be sure to update the office if you have moved or changed your contact information so we have the correct information on file.


Year-End Absences
The last day of school is June 27th, due to making up 6 snow days!  Many families expected our last day to be June 19th, and have already made plans.  If your student will not be attending class at the end of the school year for 3+ days, please fill out a prearranged absence form and return it to the Issaquah Valley Office as soon as possible.


Family Access Unavailable July 9-15, 2019
Family access will be unavailable July 9 to July 15, 2019, for maintenance, after which only test scores and report cards will be available to families over the summer. The Family Access webpage is also updated with these maintenance dates.


IVE Site Council Seeking Applications
We are seeking one Intermediate (Grades 3 – 5) parent representative and one Community Representative to join the Issaquah Valley Site Council. This is a two-year commitment. We meet about 4 times a year, in the evening for about an hour. If you are interested or would like more information, please email Michelle Pickard at pickardm@issaquah.wednet.edu


Ready for School Fair – August 12th
Online Verification Process support for ALL incoming families for ISD students K-12. Parent volunteers and district staff will support families completing the online forms for enrollment verification.  The link to the event flyer is here. *Tools for School by ISF at Clark location

  • Maywood Middle School – 9 am to Noon
  • Clark Elementary School* – 3 pm to 7 pm

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish at the Issaquah Library
Series of eight free different workshops in Spanish for families to learn about Early Literacy and school readiness. Families with children newborn to age 5 welcome. Childcare is not available. Registration not required, but space is limited. For more information: 425.369.3443.

Fiestas de alfabetización temprana en español
Series de ocho talleres diferentes y gratuitos en español para que las familias aprendan sobre Alfabetización temprana y preparación para la escuela. Familias con niños 0-5 bienvenidos. No ofrecemos guardería. No necesita registrarse pero el cupo es limitado. Para más información: 425.369.3443.


Exceptional Placement Math Test for Incoming 6th grade students
Exceptional Placement provides an additional acceleration option for students who are ready to skip CC 7/8 and begin middle school in CC 8/Algebra 1. Interested students must demonstrate sufficient mastery of CC 7/8 concepts and skills on a district-administered assessment. The exceptional placement assessment will be offered to interested students Wednesday, June 26 from 2:00-4:00 at the Issaquah Middle School Library.

*Since CC6 math is taught in the 5th grade MERLIN program, 5th grade MERLIN students will take the CC 7/8 Math Mastery Assessment test in their classrooms each spring.

To register to take the Exceptional Placement assessment please complete the sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMtYzRkyNU2rTip-OQT4xEdrGsdTgwYledJk2_p3322xSa0Q/viewform?usp=sf_link by June 7.

Once a student has qualified for Exceptional Placement, parents make the final determination of whether or not to accept that placement. Further information will be provided to families of students who qualify for Exceptional Placement to help inform this decision. More information can be found at http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/core/math/middle/mathEP or you may contact Susan Ford at fords@issaquah.wednet.edu or 425-837-7051


Counseling Corner – Anne Taylor, IVE School Counselor

Summertime fun to curb boredom!
I'm bored

Create a healthy “play-diet” for your child this summer!

Click here!

Books to continue building important SEL skills over the summer!

Summer Lunch

Select the link to learn about the program and register! https://issaquahfoodbank.org/


News from the Nurse
Health Plans for the 2019-2020 school year are DUE by August 19th
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 7th 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.

Attention Fifth Grade Parents: Immunization requirement for entering 6th grade

Tdap (given after 11th birthday)
Students entering sixth grade are required to have the Tdap vaccination if they are 11 years old. Tdap vaccine protects adolescents against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. It is recommended for all children 11 years and older. This vaccine replaces one tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster.

Your child’s middle school must have documentation of this immunization before the first day of school. A health check-up that includes vaccinations is recommended for all children 11-12 years of age. Schedule your child’s check-up appointment at least one month before school starts to make sure they get the Tdap vaccination required for school. A sports physical form is needed for participation in middle school sports.  Please check with the middle school your child will be attending for this sports physical form.

In March, notification letters were mailed to parents of fifth grade students who need the above immunization.  If your child turns 11 years old before the end of this school year, please return the letter to your elementary school office with the updated information as soon as it is available during the current school year.  The Tdap can be given after your child’s 11th birthday.

STUDENT MEDICATION PICK UP

Orders for the administration of medication at school are good for one academic year only.  In addition, medications at school are not carried over to the next year and need to be returned to the parent.

To avoid accidents, we do not allow students to hand carry their medication home, but request the parent pick up the remaining medication at the school office, beginning June 27, at 11:00 am, until 3:00pm. If your student attends Cougar Club, we are happy to transfer medications to them at the end of the school day, for you to pick up there.  If medications have not been picked up by this date and time, they will be destroyed.

Here are a few things to keep in mind if your student needs medications in elementary school: **if your student has a Life-threatening Health Plan there are a few more steps!

  • A new, physician signed, Authorization of Medication Administration form must be received each year for BOTH prescription, and over-the-counter medications.
  • Parents are required to drop off and pick up all medications.
  • Schedule your student’s appointment now. Doctor’s offices book up at the end of summer with a rush on immunizations, school physicals and medication orders.

News from the District

Community Calendar Survey 2020-2021
The Issaquah School District is seeking parent, community, and staff input as we begin the process of planning and negotiating calendars with our union partners for the 2020-2021 school year and beyond. Please click the title above to take the survey by July 1, 2019. (Please note, the school calendar for 2019-2020 will remain as published.)

An Important Message Regarding Washington State Law and the MMR Vaccine – No Exemptions Effective July 28, 2019
Please be aware that there has been an important change in Washington State Law regarding vaccinations.

The personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination is no longer available to families effective July 28, 2019. The law applies to all public and private schools and licensed child care facilities in Washington State.

The District must have documentation of MMR immunization from a health care provider on or before the first day of school on September 4, 2019 as a condition of enrollment - even if the student has had an exemption in the past.

Two doses of MMR are required for all students in grades K-12. The two doses must be given at least 28 days apart. When your child has a first MMR vaccination, please let your school nurse know the date it occurred as well as the date the second dose is administered. We are notifying families now to allow sufficient time to meet the new immunization requirement before the first day of school.

More information can be found at the WA Department of Health exemption law change web page, including FAQs: www.doh.wa.gov/mmrexemption. You are also welcome and encouraged to contact your school nurse if you have questions.

Water Recreation Safety Letter from King County
King County has issued an important water-recreation safety message in anticipation of the wonderful warm weather coming our way. Please be cautious as you enjoy boating, swimming, and enjoying our lakes, rivers, and community pools. The letter, which can be found on our website in English and Spanish by clicking the above headline, includes important safety tips such as information on sources of life jackets.

Bus Drivers Needed – We’re Hiring!
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 $25.38/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. Classes will be starting soon.


News from Issaquah Schools Foundation

Tools4School
Tools4School is a partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food & Clothing bank to provide new backpacks filled with school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need financial support.  You can help provide the backpacks and supplies by donating online here.  If you, or someone you know needs help with school supplies, participants can register here.

 

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