View the after school studying and tutoring schedule here.
10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 10. The cost is $10 and scholarships are available. Additional information will be coming about the schedule for that day, including the activities for 9th and 12th grade students. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Armstrong.
Students are assigned an administrator and counselor depending on their last name.
Loren Krogstad, Assistant Principal (A-Li)
Laurel Shane, Counselor (A-Es)Vicki Kenney, Counselor (Et-Li)
Andrew Brownson, Assistant Principal (Lj-Z)
April Flores, Counselor (Lj-Ri)Robin Klym, Counselor (Rj-Z)
Safety is paramount to King County, which has taken a number of steps to improve safety in the residential neighborhood next to Liberty High School, Briarwood Elementary School and Maywood Middle School.
Read more about King County safety improvements here.
Does your family need support with backpacks and school supplies? Tools4Schools is here to help! Tools4School provides new backpacks filled with school supplies for District families needing financial support. Register here to receive free backpacks and school supplies.
In this issue of E-News:
A message from the Liberty Booster Club:
Last Day of School – Thursday, June 27
This past February’s historic snowfall created many challenges for our community and school system. Now that it appears our snowy winter weather is subsiding, we can communicate the remainder of our school year calendar. In accordance with our negotiated
agreements and approved 2018-19 school year calendar, the six days of school missed due to weather will be added to the end of the current school year calendar.
The last day of school is now Thursday, June 27th and the dismissal time for that day will be 10:20am. High School Graduation dates will not change.
Every school district in our region has a unique set of circumstances related to how they might make up snow days. As a result, you will see districts implementing different plans. Options such as built in snow make-up days, conversion of non-student professional
development days, state waivers or renegotiating instruction time are not viable options for the ISD this year. With this recent snow event resetting our common experience, the District is exploring opportunities to build in more snow day make-up options to
our future calendars. Any changes will be communicated as soon as possible.
PBSES SDQ Survey / Altered Bell Schedule Tomorrow, March 15
Positive Behavior and Social Emotional Support (PBSES) is a framework that employs evidence based practices and multiple tiers of support to serve students through a continuum of care. Through this framework, we work to strengthen school climate, classroom
practices, and the social emotional skills of students. As part of our PBSES work, students at Liberty will be asked to complete the second short, 25-item “Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire” on Friday, March 15. The survey is kid-friendly and used
to gain insight about individual student emotional and behavioral functioning. It identifies a child’s personal strengths as well as challenges. Once we have the results of the survey, we will be contacting the parents of students whose scores indicate high-internalized
stress for the first time in the 18-19 school year.
Additionally, student scores may be used to proactively identify supports for students.
If you have questions about the survey, please feel free to contact me or if you do not want your student to participate, please let me know in writing (email@example.com) by 3/8/2019. *Note,
if you opted your child out of the fall survey, you do not need to opt them out again for this second survey.
Thank you for your continued support as we work to support the emotional health of our students.
Call for Art: 2019-2020 PRINT Student Art Calendar
Thanks to support from the Seattle Times, every family and staff member in the Issaquah School District will once again receive a free print copy of the Student Art Calendar in the 2019-2020 school year—easy to
hang on the wall to keep track of important school dates! Every current student in the district is invited to submit artwork to fill the pages for thousands of homes and offices. Get your creative juices flowing because the deadline is Friday, April 5, 2019
at midnight. Click here to visit the Call for Art webpage for full details!
Influenza: When to Keep Your Student Home from School and How
to Prevent the Spread of Flu
School Nurses are currently seeing students in the health room who are experiencing fever-related illnesses, including influenza, or, the flu. To prevent the spread of the flu, please keep children home from school when they have a fever of 100.0 F or higher.
They should remain at home for at least 24 hours after their temperature has returned to normal (98.6F) without the aid of fever-reducing medication, such as Children’s Tylenol or Advil. Please do not send your student to school if fever-reducing
medication has been administered at home before leaving for school. Parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up their student if they have returned to school less than 24 hours after experiencing a fever-related illness.
For more information, please visit the main ISD website.
Incoming Freshman Night – Tuesday, March 26
On Tuesday, March 26, from 6:00-8:00pm, Liberty High School will host Incoming Freshman Night for our students who will be starting their 9th grade year next fall. All incoming Freshmen and their families are welcome to attend to learn more about
the courses and programs that Liberty High School has to offer. The program will start at 6:00pm with a Department and Program Fair in the LHS Commons. Departments, classes, and programs will have information to share about what your student can expect as
they begin their career at Liberty High School, and the wide variety of avenues for them to explore over the next four years.
At 6:30, we will hold a welcome session in the Performing Arts Center Theater, where you can learn more about the school overall and the options available for the evening. At 6:45, we will begin our break-out sessions. This evening, we will hold three
rounds of break-out sessions, which will allow families and students to choose from a menu of options ranging from what various academic department has to offer and advice from the Liberty High School Counselors about how to plan out your schedule, to the
Athletics, Activities, and Clubs available at Liberty. We will end the evening at 8:00pm.
We hope to see you there!
Course Selection for 2019-2020 School Year
Our Course Selection Window for the 2019-2020 School Year will open on Wednesday, March 27. The Course Selection Window will be open until Friday, April 5. More information and details are coming soon, and will also be available on the
Liberty High School Counseling web site.
Attendance Office Reminder
Please be aware that when students leave campus before the end of school we require that they sign out at the attendance office. It is important to ensure we know where students are during the school day. Thank you. We appreciate your support!
Secondary World Language Curriculum Adoption Survey
The Issaquah School District invites you to take part in the survey linked above as it plans for an adoption of new curriculum for secondary World Language (Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese). The survey will take less than 5 minutes and closes on Friday,
March 15. We thank you in advance for your time and input.
A message from the Liberty Booster Club:
2019 Liberty Spirit Awards and Outstanding Citizen Award Applications now Being Accepted
The Liberty Spirit Awards and Outstanding Patriot Citizen Award applications are now being accepted and can be found on the Liberty High Booster Club website,
www.libertyhighboosters.org. Click on the Senior Awards button on the left side and selecting Award Applications from the drop down menu.
Students can drop applications off in the Career Center or the Main Office for delivery to the Booster Club interoffice mail box. Applications are due by Monday, April 15th, and the award ceremony will be May 13th at 7:00 in the Commons.
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Our district is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey during Fall 2018.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.
Contact Mrs. Armstrong if you have any questions.