In This Issue of Issaquah High School E-News

  • Issaquah High School
    • Picture Day- September 6th
    • Curriculum Night- September 10th
    • Student Schedules
    • Student Parking
    • Nest Time For Part Time and Running Start Students
    • Yearbook Needs Your Pictures
    • National Honor Society’s First Meeting
    • Highly Capable Program Referral Window
    • Free and Reduced Lunch Applications Now Available
    • Change in WA State Law Regarding Vaccinations
  • Issaquah Schools Foundation
    • Support ISF
    • Dining For Kids
    • Picture Day- September 6th
    • New Family Ambassador Program
    • Join the IH PTSA
    • Volunteer with the IH PTSA
    • Pass The Hat Donations
    • First IH PTSA Membership Meeting
    • Volunteers Needed for College Practice Tests Program
    • College Practice Tests
    • Back to School Quick Links
    • One Stop Shop
  • Issaquah High Booster Club
    • Join Boosters Today
    • New Spirit Gear
    • Logo Wear Volunteers Needed
    • Booster Buzz
    • Booster September Meeting
    • Stay informed and share your achievements


Issaquah High School

Picture Day- September 6th

Students will be having their school photos taken and picking up their textbooks in their English classes.

Curriculum Night- September 10

Curriculum Night will be held on September 10th from 6-8 pm at IHS.  We encourage all families to come out to meet their students’ teachers and learn more about the school.  Please note that parking at IHS is very limited and we encourage families to carpool.

Student Schedules

If students are hoping to make a change to their schedule, please review the schedule change process here and complete the schedule change request form here.  

Please remember that students committed to the courses they registered for in March.  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. 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! 

Student Parking

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.

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:

  1. Referrals will not be accepted for students who were tested for the Highly Capable Program in the previous school year.
  1.    Referrals for second grade students will not be accepted as testing for these students will occur mid-year.
  2. Referrals for students new to the district who enroll after September 15 will be accepted for ten (10) school days from the enrollment date.
  3.    Students new to the district enrolling after the Highly Capable fall testing window who meet the screening criteria will be assessed prior to the beginning of the next school year.


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.comFor additional information on the application process, please click here to visit the ISD website.

Yearbook Needs Your Pictures

The Yearbook Staff needs your pictures!

  1. Did you travel abroad this summer? If so, please send us an email, telling us where you went and tell us a little about your experience. Also, please include a couple of pictures and give first and last names of people in the pictures.
  2. Do you have a pet? We would love to have picture of YOU with your PET, especially if you have something other than a dog or cat. Please include your first and last name, as well as your pet’s name, in the email.

Send emails to

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: 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.

  • $10/month supports 44 students as they explore STEM through robotics, rocketry & sports medicine clubs.
  • $25 a month Provides 30 books for school libraries, improving student access to print, the most successful way to improve reading success.  
  • $50 a month supplies 17 backpacks filled with school supplies for students who need financial assistance. 

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.

Issaquah PTSA

Friday, Sept 6th is also PICTURE DAY! 

All students will be photographed, and we seek several volunteers to assist the photographers, collect forms, and hand out ASB cards and planners.  A fun way to interact with all students and grades!   Morning, afternoon or all-day shifts available.  Lunch/snacks served. Please Signup here!

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 Join?

FIRST IH 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 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: Purchase here:


Back-to-School Quick Links

IHS Website.   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, Instagram, & Twitter.  IH PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization; Donations are100% tax-deductible.

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 


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.

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,

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