In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News

  • Issaquah High School
    • Adjusted Schedules This Week
    • Textbook Fines
    • Ready For School Fair
    • Change in WA State Law Regarding Vaccinations
    • AP Summer Reading
    • Family Access Summer Maintenance
    • IHS Counseling - "I Failed..."
  • PTSA
    • Thank you IHS
    • Volunteers Needed
    • Summer Community Service Opportunities
    • Senior Events Thank You
    • New to IHS Night
    • Cultural Families Partnership- Ready for School Fair

Issaquah High School

Adjusted Schedules for Final Exams and Last Day of School

IHS will be on an adjusted schedule Monday-Wednesday this week for final exams.  We will be following the same schedule for all three days of finals.

Monday June 24th

Period 1 Exam               8:00am-9:30am

Break                              9:30am-9:40am

Period 2 Exam                9:40am-11:10am

Tuesday June 25th

Period 3 Exam               8:00am-9:30am

Break                              9:30am-9:40am

Period 4 Exam                9:40am-11:10am

Wednesday June 26th

Period 5 Exam               8:00am-9:30am

Break                              9:30am-9:40am

Period 6 Exam                9:40am-11:10am

Thursday June 27th- Last Day of School













Textbook Fines

Starting June 27, 2019 and after that date, a fine will remain on students' accounts until a book is returned. If a student/family locates a book in August or September and would like to return the book, they can do so. At the time of returning the book, the cost of the textbook will be adjusted to a $20 late fee for textbooks (usually costing over $50). For novels, the cost of the book will remain the fine (usually under $18). 

Ready for School Fair – August 12th

  • Maywood Middle School – 9 am to Noon
  • Clark Elementary School* – 3 pm to 7 pm

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

An Important Change in Washington State Law Regarding Vaccinations

Effective July 28, 2019 no personal or philosophical exemptions from the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccination will be available to families. The law applies to all public and private schools and licensed child care facilities in Washington State.

If a student has had a personal or philosophical exemption in the past, we must now have documentation of MMR immunization from a health care provider or on or before the first day of school on September 4, 2019 as a condition of enrollment. The new law does not affect religious or medical exemptions.

Two doses of MMR are required for all students in grades K-12. The two doses must be given at least 28 days apart. When your child has a first MMR vaccination, please let your school nurse know the date it occurred as well as the date the second dose is administered. We are notifying families now to allow sufficient time to meet the new immunization requirement before the first day of school.

More information can be found at the WA Department of Health exemption law change web page, including FAQs: You are also welcome and encouraged to contact your school nurse if you have questions.

Family Access Summer Maintenance

Family access will be unavailable July 9th to the 15th for maintenance after which only Test scores and Reports cards will be available to families in Family access over the summer. Family Access website is updated with the maintenance dates.

AP Summer Reading

AP Psychology Summer Reading

If your child is planning to take AP Psychology next year there is a summer reading assignment.  For more details please check Ms. Heilman’s website:

AP U.S. History Summer Reading

If your child is planning to take AP U.S. History next year there is a summer reading assignment.  For more details please check Ms. Kelly’s website:

AP Human Geography

There is not a summer assignment for AP Human Geography, but if you want to get a head start preparing for the class, you can find some suggestions here: 

From IHS Counseling - Regarding Failed Classes

As students and parents begin to plan for summer and the next school year, Issaquah counselors have created a document for families to use to answer questions about classes that have been failed. This document can be found on the Issaquah High School Counseling page under the tab labeled Academics. On that page you will see a link to “I failed…”

Please review this document if you or your student has ever earned an F in a class or there is a good possibility they will fail a class this semester, and please feel free to send any additional questions to your/your student’s assigned counselor.



IH PTSA is incredibly grateful and thankful to all IHS volunteers, families, organizations, along with the dedicated IHS staff and administration, throughout the school year, for supporting our mission: expanding educational opportunities, enhancing our learning and social environments, with programs, volunteers, advocacy, and financial support.  We look forward to continuing our shared journey in 2019-20!  Click HERE to Read the IH PTSA Year-in-Review.

IH PTSA Needs Your Help Volunteering! 

We’re actively looking for individuals to step-up immediately, joining our wonderful PTSA team to help Chair: Volunteer Coordinator, Advocacy Chair, ACT/SAT Prep Tests​. Starting August, volunteers needed to help with Picture Day​, Textbook Checkout​, PE 5K​, SOE/Best Practices​, Senior Scholarships​, Community Service Fair​, College-Career Center, Senior Evens.  Sign-up, questions, email

Summer Community Service for NEW Seniors          

Summer is the perfect time for EVERYONE to jump-start their community service hours. LAST YEAR’S SENIORS RECORDED OVER 35,000 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE!  ALL students are encouraged to complete 100+ hours of community service, reported to IH PTSA for special recognition, IHS Honor Cord, and certificate at graduation. Click HERE for more info.

Senior Events THANK YOU

Thank you to all the INCREDIBLE volunteers who helped support IHS Graduation Senior Events!  We couldn’t have done it without you!!!!  Andrea McCormick, Erin Connolly, Laura Couty, Taneka Ogden, Jennifer Marbut, Ellen Jarvinen, Charolett Henderson, Karen Stevens, Margaret Pheifle, Neil Lasher, Alisa Chan, Kari Leon, Phil Johns, Wendy Redding, Heidi Fuhs, Curt Fuehr, Gloriana Morine, Sara Carmichael, Victoria Evans, Elisabeth MacIntrye, Jim Adkins, Lisa and Greg Bishop, Michelle Enebo, Amy Borgo, Terri Sanders, Joel Higgins, Rick Antezana, Susie Cohen, Kim Wilkinson, Ken Redding, Mary Adkins, Brian Zue, Valerie Yanni, Tracie Jones, Barb Howe, Tiffany Adkins, Lisa McGowan, Anna Poliakova, Melanie Audette, Rebecca Fay, Christy Otley, Amy Higgins, Susan Sullivan, Kathy DeCaprio, Keri Webber, Ron Smith, Nancy Atwal, Casey Otley, Andreanne Gingras, Penelope Benis.  A BIG SHOUT-OUT to Diane Burdette and Ami Maron for Co-Chairing Senior Events!

New to IHS Night-August 27th, 2019

Doors open, tours begin at 6:15 PM; speakers start at 7:00 PM. Join other 9th grade families and new-to-IHS students for our annual tradition. IHS planned activities: individualized info-sessions for transfer students and incoming 9th graders, campus tours, student panels, spirit wear, meet admin, PTSA, Boosters, ASB. Great way to start the school year!

Cultural Families Partnership-August Ready for School Fair 

All families are required to complete the “Online Verification Process” for K-12 students, for student(s) September enrollment. Families may receive help with the different ISD online verification processes: EVP, BTSCI, or RSVP, from ISD Cultural and Families Partnership Team; ISD Family Liaisons, parent volunteers, interpreters will be available to answer questions, such as ELL, bus information, lunch, and Family Access. August 12, 2019, two locations-9:00-12:00 PM, at Maywood Middle School, 14490 Patriot Way, Renton; also, 3:00-7:00 PM, at Clark Elementary School, 335 1st Ave SE, Issaquah. Spanish and Mandarin interpreters available. Other languages interpreters, questions, email Lorna Gilmour, by August 6, 2019.

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