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Important Dates:

  • June 27 – Last Day of School, Dismissal – 11:45 a.m., no lunch will be served
  • July 3 – August 5 – IVE Office Closed for Summer
  • August 7 – 13 – Enrollment Verification Process: required of all families attending IVE
  • August 12 – Ready for School Fair, Clark Elementary – 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • September 3 – Meet the Teacher, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • September 4 – 1st Day of 2019-2020 School Year, Grades 1 – 5
  • September 9 – 1st Day for Kindergartners

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.)

ISD Administration Office Moving to 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah - Effective July 1, 2019
The Administration Building on Holly Street will be closed this week on Thursday, June 27 and 28 as we move our receptionist and additional administrative departments to the new administration building. If you have paperwork or other business to take care of next week, please do so before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. We will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 1 at the new location at 5150 220th AVE SE, Issaquah, WA 98029. Some departments, such as TLS and Special Services are moving in July. However, the Holly Street location will be closed to the public and the doors locked, so please contact people in those departments directly to make arrangements in advance if you need to meet with them.

 

 

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