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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.
October 19, 2017
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New Guest Badges
Starting Tuesday, the 24th (no school Monday), we will have a different color guest badge for each particular day. This is to ensure safety of all students and staff. Everyone entering the building to volunteer, even to eat lunch with your student, must have the district volunteer application approved and get a guest badge from the office before they can venture past the office. Colors will be random to help ensure all adults have checked into the office.
Additional Security Measures Coming:
We don't have a timeline on these projects yet, but the similar work has begun across the school district.
Seeking Donations of Baked Goods for the very popular Treat Walk of the PTSA Costume Carnival, which will be on Friday, October 27 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Please drop off only store bought, nut-free baked goods to the table in front of the office from morning until 4:00 PM on the day of the event. An optional sign-up is available on the following link: http://signup.com/go/fEobJSq. Pizza and chicken will be for sale by 5th Grade Fundraising during the event, as well as a food truck. An adult must attend with the child throughout the event and no drop-offs allowed. Wear your costumes!
Highly Capable Program Screening for Kindergarten Students
Letters were recently sent home to the families of all kindergarten students who are enrolled in the Issaquah School District. These letters detail the process that will be used to identify Issaquah’s “most highly capable” kindergarteners. Student testing will begin on November 7 at 9 a.m. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter the Primary Enrichment Program (PEP) later in the school year.
The letter has also been posted on the Issaquah School District/Highly Capable website.
The test that will be used as the screening tool (CogAT level 7 Screener) will be administered in kindergarten classrooms from November 7th – 9th . Make-ups will be the following week.
Game Room will start in October and we can use 2 volunteers weekly to monitor and play games with kids!
Game Room is on Thursdays from 11:55 – 1:15 PM. Come join with a friend or by yourself!
Please go to the link to sign up. We can’t start this without you!
The Issaquah School District Special Services Department and The Arc of King County have partnered to offer three FREE training sessions open to parents, guardians, caregivers and teachers of students with special needs.
Special Education 101: Introduction to Laws, the Special Ed Process, and parent and student right. - October 23, 2017 6:30-8pm at Maywood Middle School
Participating in IEP Meetings: Strategies for effective collaboration with IEP Teacher - December 4, 2017 6:30-8pm at Issaquah Middle School
Community Resources: DDA services, respite care, behavior support, and more! - February 15, 2018 6:30-8pm at Pacific Cascade Middle School