Sunny Hills Calendar
Monday, October 8th, Professional Development day for staff. No School For Students.
Tuesday, October 9th, Individual Picture Day for students and staff.
School Hours are the same for grades Kindergarten - 5th
All exterior doors (with the exception of the library doors) will open for student access only at 9:05 and lock at 9:15. Students may enter through the door closest to their classroom or their drop off point. Students arriving after 9:15 will need to enter through our main doors as all other doors will automatically lock.
All adults are to enter the building through the main office doors regardless of the time of day. Adults are required to sign in and wear a visitor's badge. Please know that staff have been asked not to let adults into the building at doors other than our main office doors. This is part of our security plan. Thank you for your cooperation.
Wednesdays--Show your school spirit by wearing Sunny Hills Spirit Wear or Sunny Hills school colors (blue and yellow)
Fridays--Support your favorite team each Friday by wearing their jersey. This could be the Seahawks, Sounders, Mariners or a team you play on. It could be any sport such as soccer, cheerleading, football, dance, etc.
Our parking lot and playground will be available for you to park in during most evening events. If you see the gates to the playground open, feel free to park on the playground. The doors to enter the building will be either the front doors by the office or the playground doors. All other doors will be locked.
Parking in the bus loop is not allowed. The bus loop is a fire lane. Any curb that is painted red in the bus loop or in our upper parking lot means that no parking is allowed ever. Our local police will be on hand for most events to enforce this. The cost of a ticket for parking in the fire lane is $250 and your car will be impounded. I have worked closely with our local police and firefighters to ensure everyone is safe when on campus. Our firefighters visited our school when the bus loop contained cars and noted that their truck would not fit. Thank you for your cooperation and keeping everyone safe.
Click here to see just one of the things that Sunny Hills Mustangs staff and students are working on
Click here to check out the Sunny Hills 5th Grade Student Council Website
Student safety is our priority. To learn more about what to do in a crisis, please click here.
Click here to check out the Green Team Website!
The Issaquah School District has implemented a new online process to enroll students. Families currently Active in the District and enrolling another child may login to Family Access to enroll the new student online. Prior to using the online application process, families are advised to have the required documents available to upload into the application. You may save as you go and do not have to complete it all in one sitting. The completed application once submitted online, will be available to the school for approval. Submitted applications will not be approved until all required documents are received by the school.
Note: For current families, this process is only available to the first guardian that was listed on the enrollment paperwork. If that is not you, either have the other guardian complete this process or contact the school to have the guardian order changed.
Please click HERE for the required paperwork and detailed instructions.
Calendar for Sunny Hills
Calendars for Issaquah School District
Camp Information- 5th Grade
Expectations for Sunny Hills Students
Handbook- Parents (ISD)
Handbook- Sunny Hills Students
Hours and Contact Information
Issaquah Schools Foundation
Mustang Club-School Age Before and After Care
Pre–Arranged Absence Form
PTA- Sunny Hills Chapter
Second Step: Social-Emotional Learning
School Bus Information Packet
School Supplies List 2018-19
Sign Up for eNews
Site Council- Sunny Hills
Student Placement Process
Thank you to all of the Veterans who attend our assembly and to our student leaders who ran it. Once again our entire student body celebrated our Veterans through song. Below is the slideshow shared at the presentation.
A special video message to families from Superintendent Ron Thiele. Please support the PTSA and ISF.
Art with Museo
This fall kicks off an exciting new art program from Museo Art Academy. Watch this video to learn more about this PTA funded program.
Classroom art volunteers are needed to support this robust new program. Each volunteer session run for 1.5 hours. Volunteers will be responsible for managing completed artwork as well as assisting with set-up and clean-up. Assigned volunteers are required to arrive in the designated classroom a minimum of 10 minutes prior to the lesson start time and stay as long as necessary to ensure that the room is cleaned up. Click to see the schedule for each classroom session and to volunteer.
Please contact Karen Blue with questions or for additional information.
Emergency Kits with Reunification Forms
Emergency Kits are created by families each year. You may reuse your kit from last year. For each child in your family attending Sunny Hills, provide a quart size plastic ziptop bag with one or two small snacks, a drink if you think your child would like one and possibly a sweet treat. Pictures below are included. In addition to the food, we ask that you print off, complete and include our Parent Reunification sheet for each parent. You can access that form here. To understand our process, click here and here. Some families also keep a completed form in their car as a back up. Having this form completed with your id will expedite our process should an emergency occur.
The Reunification Location for Sunny Hills will be the QFC parking lot this year until PLMS is fully done with construction. We worked with First Responders to develop this plan. Our local police have asked that should an emergency occur, families wait in the parking lot for law enforcement to give them directions on picking up their child or children. The Sunny Hills parking lot will be open to First Responders and ISD administrators only.
Send your child's Emergency Kit to school any time if you didn't have a chance to bring it to Meet the Teacher. His/her teacher will get it into our bucket.
Doors, Tardies and Check a Child Calls
School begins September 5th. To keep our building secure, all doors except the main doors at the front of the school automatically lock at 9:15. If your child arrives after 9:15, he/she will enter through our main doors. When students who walk or are dropped off arrive after the 9:15 bell, it is required that they check in at the office before going to class. Students will be directed to sign in so we can ensure accurate attendance reporting.
To help your child successfully enter the building, please arrive on time. With our ever-growing construction, we understand this is a challenge and partner with you to make the best of it.
If your child is on a bus, he/she is never marked tardy. Review with your child the process for entering the building. If he/she is on a late bus (arriving after the 9:15 bell), then the path to class will be through the front doors. Students can access those doors by leaving their bus and walking through the playground. During the first few days of school, an adult will be present to help them learn the process.
If your child is absent and we have been notified in advance, you should not receive an automated call from the ISD. We refer to these calls as "Check a Child". Teachers strive to accurately report absences by 9:30 each morning and the office staff works to enter all phone calls/emails by 9:45 a.m. in order to send out the Check a Child calls. Occasionally, students arrive late or we receive an email/call late and students are marked absent inadvertently which results in a Check a Child call being sent unnecessarily. We appreciate your patience when this happens. Our goal is to know the whereabouts of all of our students by 9:45 a.m. each day.
Our work creating a growth mindset continues. We began with add "yet" to any statement that began as a fixed mindset. For example, we would take, "I'm not good at math" and change it to "I'm not good at math yet." In our second year, we added developing grit. We worked with students to help them strengthen their resolve to tough it out when faced with learning challenges. This year we will support students in showing resilience. Resilience will help them manage their feelings around learning challenges, social challenges and every day stresses. To support your child, model for them how you work through any problems you face. Share with them the feeling you had and tell them how you used your growth mindset to put the problem in perspective as you found a solution.
With our ever growing population we encounter more students who learn differently than their typical peers. We believe that all students, regardless of how they learn, can and will learn. Our professional development focus this year will be on learning more about how the brain is wired if you are a child who has experienced trauma, has a diagnosis of ADHD or anxiety, or if you are a student who qualifies for our HCAP program. During the year, teachers will learn from experts about the specific needs of students who fall into one of these categories. Current neuroscience findings will be introduced and teachers will apply their learning to support your child.
This is an area that we will always continue to foster. Relationships are the key to our success. Staff will continue to greet their students at the door each morning, take time to get to know each child and build a solid working relationship with the families they serve. Mrs. Przybylski and I, along with our support staff, will be there to support all students, families and staff. In addition to the daily work we do, staff will participate in two cultural competency trainings.
School Improvement Plan (SIP)
August and September will give us time to review our State and District scores. Based on our findings, we will create a SIP that moves our staff and students forward in the area of reading, writing or math. Updates related to this will be posted on our website and sent to our community via eNews.
Student safety begins with you! During drop off and pick up, please follow the rules below to ensure that all students are safe at all times.
Thank you for keeping our students safe!
Family Trips During Assessment Windows --
As we have done in the past, family trips taken during assessment windows will be marked as Unexcused. This is because the data collected during these assessments informs our practice and supports your child’s learning. Naturally, our preference is for families to travel during vacation periods outlined by the ISD.
If your family needs to travel outside of those windows, please be aware of two things:
1) Absences during assessment windows are marked as unexcused
2) Per State law beginning 2017-18:
Things to note:
Click to see our calendar for 2018-19.
Sunny Hills Assessment schedule 2018-19.pdf
We would like to provide you with a Scope and Sequence for each grade level. By clicking on the links below, you can learn about the products (curriculum materials) and the topics presented.
Issaquah School District Non-Discrimination Statement
The Issaquah School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination.
Parent/Volunteer and Employee/Applicant-Related IssuesLisa Hechtman, Executive Director of Personnel Services565 NW Holly Street, Issaquah, WA 98027425-837-7060, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student-Related IssuesDennis Wright, Director of Career and Counseling565 NW Holly Street Issaquah, WA 98027425-837-7046 email@example.com