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Update on Bus Routes from ISD Transportation Department
Dear ISD families,
We are working hard to address bus overloads and adjust schedules based on actual ridership as we move into our first full week of school. Please have patience while we continue to make the necessary adjustments to the routes. Thank you!
Attendance Calls Update
The ISD is using a new system to send out attendance calls to families when a student is absent from class. This year, both a phone call and an email will be sent according to the primary contact information in Family Access. Phone calls will simply alert
families of an unexcused absence. The emails will contain information regarding class periods missed for students in secondary grade levels.
Family Access Help Event
Family Access provides parents information about your child’s progress at school and class information. Come learn how to use it and support your child’s learning. Help session will include support on how to check your child’s grades in middle and high school,
maintain contact through school communications via Skyward, access teacher websites and assignments, check attendance, lunch balance, report cards and test scores. For more information, please click here to visit the ISD website.
Interpreters will be available in Spanish and Mandarin. If you need an interpreter in another language, please contact Lorna Gilmour at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 19. Snacks and Children’s corner available.
Senior Portraits Due
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.
Nest Time for Part Time and Running Start Students
NEST time is connected to 1st period on Tuesdays and 6th period on Wednesdays. If you have a 1st and/or 6th period you need to participate in the Nest session attached to the period you’re enrolled in. If you are
off campus for 1st, you do not need to participate in Nest on Tuesdays. If you are off campus for 6th period, you do not need to participate in Nest on Wednesdays.
Highly Capable Program Referral Window
The Highly Capable Program Referral Window is Open September 1st through September 15th. Referrals of students to determine possible eligibility for the Highly Capable Program will be accepted
online beginning 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.
Yearbook Needs Your Pictures
The Yearbook Staff needs your pictures!
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National Honor Society- First Meeting
National Honor Society is having its first meeting on September 9th at 3:00-3:30pm in the library.
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.
Issaquah Schools Foundation News
Issaquah Schools Foundation
Your partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation benefits every student at every school in the district. Donating to the Foundation give students opportunities to explore and cultivate their interests, thrive academically, and graduate with the skills
they need for rewarding and productive futures.
Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to provide over 1000 backpacks filled with school supplies to district students this year!
Step Up for Kids and donate to our fall campaign at
Dining for Kids
Welcome back to school! Come celebrate the first day with us Wednesday, September 4th. Join us anytime between 4:00-9:00pm for happy hour or dinner at The RAM Restaurant & Brewery in Issaquah Highlands and the RAM will donate a portion of your
bill to fund programs and resources for Issaquah Schools District students, including food & snack support during the school day.
FIRST IH PTSA Membership Meeting of the Year!
Get involved, join us, learning more about IH PTSA! Please join us at our next General Membership Meeting on Friday, Sept. 13, in the large conference room at IHS. Enjoy some snacks starting at 9 AM; the meeting will begin promptly at 9:30 AM. Extra parking
is available in the staff lot in the back near the stadium. Please bring your driver's license to check-in at the front desk. Special guests: Neil Lasher, our School Resource Officer, will talk about Juuls and bring confiscated items. Principal Andrea McCormick
will be available for questions. Questions,
Issaquah High PTSA.
Tuxes and Tiaras
Come shop with us! All Issaquah School District students are welcome! When: September 14th 2-6pm at The Garage, a Teen Café. Come find dresses,shoes, jewelry, accessories, suites and ties. For more information visit
Click HERE for INFO
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
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
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 Here,
AmazonSmiles. Join us on Facebook,
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.
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 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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