Is your child riding the bus to or from school?
Click here to find your child's bus route.
Take a few minutes and watch our Introduction to Connect video explaining how to sign in, bookmark teacher groups, and sign up for email notifications, followed by an explanation of group membership and when to request it.
As a reminder, bell and bus schedules have been updated for the 2017-2018 school year.
Attendance: Reporting Absences or Tardies
Registration: how to enroll
2016-2017 Parent Guide to Newcastle
Issaquah Schools Foundation
Before and After School Care
HIB Resources (harassment, intimidation and bullying)
Issaquah School District Calendar
E-Mail School Webmaster
New Procedure for Volunteers
New this year, all volunteers must complete an online application. If you have students at different schools in Issaquah, you only need to fill this out once and will be asked to mark which schools you want to volunteer at. Click the link, https://issaquahvolunteers.hrmplus.net to apply to volunteer.
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Start of the Year Calendar
Summer Learning Resources
Newcastle RegistrationDo you have a child to register at Newcastle?
You must bring the following information to the register your child:
Please allow 48 hours for the Registrar to process your paperwork.
After Registration: What’s Next?
Here is the quick list of suggested things to do after registration:
School Supplies: Bulk supplies fee rather than shopping. We will continue to give you a break from back-to-school shopping. We have switched to a “Supply Fee” that goes to the school to provide classroom supplies. Buying bulk supplies saves a great deal of money and ensures quality materials for all students. So what do you need to know:
Cost: $60 per student. Scholarships and sponsorships available – see below.
How & when to pay: At the start of August, families can pay the supply fee through our PTSA payment system on our PTSA site: https://newcastleptsa.ourschoolpages.com/Packet/School%20Supplies. During EVP, our Enrollment Verification Process, you will be prompted to pay the Supply Fee. You may also bring a check or cash to the school office if you prefer.
Sponsorships & Scholarships. We understand that not all families can afford to pay $60 per child at Newcastle. So when making supply payments the following options are available on an honor system.
Full Pay: Pay for the full $60 supply fee for each child attending Newcastle Elementary.
Sponsorship: Pay an extra $60 or $30 to provide a scholarship for another child attending Newcastle Elementary.
If you cannot afford to pay the full supply fee for each child, you may choose the following:
Partial Scholarship: Pay $30 toward supplies for each child attending Newcastle Elementary.
Full Scholarship: Pay $0 toward supplies for each child attending Newcastle Elementary.
Please note the following events for the start of the year.
August 7-14 EVP: Enrollment Verification Process. You will receive an email in August to complete the enrollment verification process. This process is required in order for us to ensure you have completed all legally required forms. EVP also ensures we have the appropriate number of classes for each grade level.
August 7 Summer office hours begin. Office will be open for enrollment and other services from 8am-1pm. On August 28th we will return to 8am-4pm office hours.
September 4 Teacher Assignments Released in Family Access. You may login to Family Access after 4pm to see your child’s teacher assignment.
September 5 Meet your Teacher Day. Events on this day include:
3:00pm Meet your teacher. This is a fantastic opportunity for families to meet their teachers for the year.
4:00pm PTSA Picnic. The PTSA will host social hour for families and kids. Pizza will be sold for those wanting to make it a dinner event.
5:00pm Curriculum Night for Kindergarten, 3rd Grade and 4th Grade.
September 6 First Day of School for 1st grade – 5th grade.
September 6-8 Kindergarten Family Connection Conferences. Kindergarten parents AND their student will meet with their kindergarten teachers. In early to mid-August an email will be sent to sign up for conferences.
September 11 First day of School for Kindergarteners
September 14 6:00pm 5th grade Curriculum Night and Camp Meeting
Tentative Date Change to September 19 6:00pm 1st-2nd grade Curriculum Night. Please watch for confirmation on this date and time.
We want students to relax and enjoy the summer. Of course we also want students to keep reading good books. In August, if you would like to get your student back in the learning frame of mind, or feel your child would benefit from a little academic preparation, here are some online resource that you can use over the summer.