Dear IVE Families,

The devastating events in Florida have left the nation reeling and as we continue to grieve for the Parkland community, as a mother, I understand it is an especially challenging time for parents and we all have questions about how to keep our children safe.

I want to assure you that as guardians of your children, there is nothing more important to us than their safety and protection while they are in our care. Issaquah Valley Elementary and every ISD school has a series of security protocols and procedures to help guard against any threat to the safety of children and staff, and we perform safety drills on a regular basis. We do everything we can to make our building safe and secure and to ensure that our teachers and staff are well-trained to protect children in the case of emergency.

We want to remind all families about what our policies are and to make sure that you are aware of the measures we take.

Our administration and counseling staff are here to help support you and your children during this time and we encourage you to ask us any questions that you may have. Our hearts, our thoughts and our deepest sympathies continue to be with the families of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the entire Parkland community. Thank you for your confidence and for entrusting us with your children.


Michelle Pickard, Principal