In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News
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Student schedules for the 2019-20 school year are now live. Remember, teachers and class periods will not be visible as we are still balancing classes through late August. Teachers and periods become visible on September 3rd after 4pm which is also when
we want students to log back in and print their schedules.
Please remember that students committed to the courses they registered for in March. Please note that changes will only be made if there is room available in the class, if a teacher recommended the change, or if the course you originally selected was canceled
and there is not room in your schedules. If students are hoping to make a change, please review the schedule change process here and complete
the schedule change request form here. Please note that changes will be made on a first come, first served basis and that filling out the form multiple times will not expedite your request.
If you're interested in being a TA or Peer Tutor please use the google doc here to sign up!
Fall Sports Night
Fall sports night will be on Thursday 8/29/2019 in the main gym at Issaquah High School starting at 6:30, with individual coaches meetings to follow. This meeting is mandatory for all fall athletes and highly recommended for parents. Boosters will be selling
Parking forms will be collected between September 4th and September 6th. Each student driver will need to fill out their own form and present it along with their driver's license to Mr. Lasher, in the Security Office. Students wishing to carpool will need
to turn in forms together, and all drivers in a carpool will need to present their licenses. All considered for carpools need at least 2 licensed drivers. One MUST be of at least intermediate status. The fee for parking is $140. The fee for WaNic/running start
parking is $70. WaNic/running start students must only be on campus for three or fewer periods to obtain parking.
We have a limited number of stalls at IHS, therefore we will issue stalls in the lottery in the following order. Carpools are selected first, single senior drivers are second, and single junior drivers are third. All forms must be turned between the 4th-6th
of September, with no exceptions. A list will be formulated and posted on Tuesday the 10th. If your name is on the list, you will have until September 13th to pay the bookkeeper. The bookkeeper will close her doors at 2:30 daily. All fines and fees must be
paid prior to paying for parking. Any space not paid for by the 13 will be forfeited and reassigned. All fines and fees must be paid before a stall can be paid for.
Parking will be open for all until September 13th, but only in the Student Parking Lots. Any student who parks in staff, parking fire lane, the parent drop off lane, or any place outside of student parking will be ticketed or towed. However, parking tickets
will still be given for students parking in visitor, staff, drop off, or any non-designated parking area.
Highly Capable Program Referral Window
The Highly Capable Program Referral Window is Open September 1stthrough September 15th. Referrals of students to determine possible eligibility for the Highly Capable Program will be accepted
onlinebeginning September 1 through September 15.
*Please note, all kindergarten students will be screened this fall to determine eligibility for further testing for possible selection into the Highly Capable program.
The District’s referral procedure may include screening procedures as allowed by state statute. Please go to the Highly Capable website for further information and to access the online referral questionnaire and referral form. Individuals making a referral
must use the District provided online referral form. The following exceptions will apply:
Students may be referred by individuals including teachers, other staff, parents, and members of the community.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available for 2019-2020 School Year
If your family requires financial assistance with school meals and you would like to apply for free or reduced-price lunches please click the following link to fill out an online application:https://issaquah.strataapps.com. For
additional information on the application process, please click here to visit the ISD website.
IHS Traffic Safety Education
The Fall session of the Issaquah High School Traffic Safety Education program will open for enrollment on Monday, August 19. The application is attached, but please keep in mind that the bookkeeper WILL NOT accept forms or payment until Monday, August
Please download the attached registration form, fill it out, and bring it with payment to the bookkeeper. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 students that apply so sign up today. As soon as the bookkeeper has accepted your paperwork and money, you are
enrolled in the program. You will then be able to go to the DOL 10 days prior to the first day of class to pick up your permit without taking the test.
There are NO scholarships for this class as it is an extra-curricular activity not required for graduation. However, we do offer a payment plan. Please email Mrs. Fortier if you are interested in breaking up the cost into smaller increments.
If you have any questions regarding the traffic safety program, please contact Brenda Fortier at email@example.com
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: www.doh.wa.gov/mmrexemption. You are also welcome and encouraged to contact your school nurse if
you have questions.
AP Summer Reading
Students who are taking AP Language/American Literature need to read To Kill a Mockingbird during the summer. Information on the book and the accompanying writing assignment can be found on Ms. Dean’s website: http://issaquahhighkdean.weebly.com/ap-languageamerican-lit.html
Students who are taking AP Literature this year should be sure to complete the summer reading assignment. The Summer Reading and Assignment can be found here.
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:http://mrsheilman.weebly.com/ap-psychology.html
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:
Issaquah Schools Foundation News
While you are out gathering supplies for the upcoming school year, please also help a child in need. You can help by donating a school supply kit, backpack, or both here: https://supplyallkids.com/#/donate/isf
Support the Issaquah Schools Foundation
Step up to support your community by engaging with the Issaquah Schools Foundation! When enrolling your child through the back to school enrollment verification process this summer, please consider a donation to the Foundation. Your support fuels vital programs
including after school homework help, artistic support, STEM/Robotics clubs, snack/lunch support, teacher grants, and more. Learn more at
New to IHS Night
August 27th, 2019. Tours begin @6:15 PM, identical informational sessions @6:30 PM & 7:15 PM, IHS Theater. Join other 9thgrade families & New to IHS students to our annual tradition. IHS planned activities: individualized info-sessions
for transfer families & incoming 9th graders, campus tours, student panels, spirit wear, meet admins, PTSA, Boosters, ASB, school clubs. Spanish and Mandarin Chinese translation services available @7:15 PM Library session; last tours @7:15 PM. Great way to
start the year! Questions, Issaquah High PTSA.
New Family Ambassador Program
Transitioning to a new school district can be overwhelming. The New Family Ambassador Program is here to help! Our volunteers off to help with questions and offer support for families new to the area. We host social and educational gatherings throughout
the year, including a mixer for adults every third Tuesday of the month at Capri Cellars, 6-8pm. Questions, email CLICK HERE for more info. Questions,
Rebecca and Amber. In order to help new families to the area, we need great volunteers! Time and commitment is minimal, but the reward in helping others is huge! Please consider becoming an Ambassador today. Questions,
email by clicking here.
Join the IH PTSA!
Joining the IH PTSA supports IHS Programs, Events, and advocacy efforts, positively impacting the quality of our children’s education, and investment in the future, all for $25. Membership helps WA State and National PTAs speak on our families’ behalf.
Increased membership means stronger programs and voice! In order to accomplish our mission, IH PTSA needs you! Join TODAY! 100% of your donations are tax deductible.
Click HERE for INFO.
Volunteer @IH PTSA
Consider volunteering! It's a great way to connect with families, find new friends, and know what's happening at IHS.Lots of opportunities, something for EVERYONE! One hour can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE, especially at the start of year! Upcoming opportunities:
IHS Safety Backpacks Prep, Picture Day, Volunteer Coordinator (@home, online position), Textbook Check-out, Test Prep, Family Ambassadors, and more.
Click HERE for more.
Pass-the-Hat Donations Support ALL IH PTSA Programs
Pass-the-Hat is our one and only fundraiser, supporting programs such as New to IHS Night, Angel Programs, Senior Events, College Test Prep, New Family Ambassadors, Senior Scholarships, Teacher Grants, & more. We deliberately avoid auctions, fundraisers,
magazine drives as we believe parents strongly prefer donating directly to our IH PTSA student-centered programs.
IH PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all memberships and donations are 100% tax-deductible. To learn more, visit our website or Why
FIRSTIH PTSA Membership Meeting of the Year!
Get involved, join us, learning more about IH PTSA! Friday, September 13, 2019, in the IHS Conference Room. Doors open @9:00 AM, meeting begins @9:30 AM. Questions,
Issaquah High PTSA.
Volunteers Needed for College Practice Test Program
*SAT/ACT Practice Test Coordinator (Advertise testing dates (already set). Send reminder emails. Finalize/send student lists to testing organizers. Work with Programs VPs for Proctors/Test sign-in. *Practice Test Proctors (9am-1pm on one or more Saturday
test days at IHS). Contact IHPTSAPrograms@gmail.com for more details with no obligation.
College Practice Tests
Decide which test is right for you. Take an SAT or ACT Practice Test on Oct 12, Nov 23, or Feb 29. More info here: http://issaquahhighptsa.org/Page/SATACT/Practice%20Tests. Purchase
here : https://issaquahhighptsa.ourschoolpages.com/Packet/Practice%20Tests/ProductsPacketPage/1
Back-to-School Quick Links
2019-20 IHS Bell Schedule.
ISD Family Access.
IHS Fall Sports Registration. IHS Booster Club.
Issaquah Schools Foundation. ParentWiser.
ISD Cultural & Family Partnerships.
ISD My School Bucks-Lunch Program.
ISD Online Free-Reduced Student Lunch Application.
Join the IH PTSA,Pass the Hat, Donate
Join us on Facebook,
Instagram, &Twitter. IH PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are100% tax-deductible.
Issaquah High Booster Club ~ Join Boosters Today!
Issaquah High Booster Club ~ Join Boosters Today!
Do your friends and neighbors know about Boosters Club and what it means to be a member? Help spread the word about how our IHS Booster Club helps support ALL clubs, sports and activities at Issaquah High School through funding and grants.
Our membership goal is 500 members - Help us reach that goal for our kids! Members the difference; Check out last year’s Impact Report.
Cool NEW Issaquah Spirit Wear ON-SALE
CLICK HERE to see new stuff
New IHS Logo wear is HERE just in time for back to school shopping! Visit the logo wear booth at IHS on 8/27-New to IHS Night from 6-7 pm or 8/29 Fall Sports Night from 6-7 pm. The Booster Club will be selling IHS spirit
wear during lunch time of all home Varsity Football games, and at the Varsity home games. Superior Seconds in downtown Issaquah also sells a small selection of our Issaquah spirit wear.
Any questions, email Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org
LOGOWEAR - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Sign up to help sell logo-wear at home events and during Friday lunch periods. Volunteers get free admission to the game! Come join our fun group and sign-up today. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FAEAB28A7FF2-ihsbooster
BOOSTER BUZZ 8/19/19
Join Boosters to get the BUZZ weekly highlights. Join Boosters Today!
Booster Club September Meeting
Please join us at the next Booster Club meeting, September 17th, 6:30pm in the school library. Hear from the Athletic Director Luke Ande, and ASB Advisor, Kelly Henry or ASB President, Jack Githens.
Stay informed and share your student’s extra-curricular achievements on Facebook & Twitter. Follow and submit photos and updates to Booster Club anytime, email@example.com
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