Included in this E-News:
Skyline Incoming Freshman Welcome Night - March 5 TONIGHT
This night is intended to welcome Future Spartans and their parents. An overview of the Course Request Process (CRP) will help expose parents to some of the excellent opportunities Skyline has available to students. Attendees will
have a chance to learn about extra-curricular options and be given the opportunity to meet with staff and school leaders. Future students are encouraged to join us. Skyline clubs and organizations will be on hand to share their enthusiasm about their groups
and there will be a student run presentation to get future Spartans excited about becoming a part of our community.
A printer friendly PDF is attached at the bottom of this page. You can also
download it from our website.
Registration for Current 6th and 7th Graders
Spelling Bee Regional Results
Our BLMS Spelling Bee winner, Anushka Shah (6th grade) placed third in the Regional Finals this past Saturday in Seattle! She competed against 110 other middle school students. Congratulations, Anushka!
Geography Bee Update
Results came in for the state competition qualifiers and our school winner, Spencer Mundel (8th grade), has qualified! He will go on to the State GeoBee, Friday, March 27th. Congratulations to Spencer!
Spring Musical Tickets
Beaver Lake’s Spring musical, Beauty and The Beast, Jr. tickets are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at BLMS any time, or you can buy them on line by logging into your pay fees and fines access – choose ASB and then one or more of the three show times.
Tickets can then be picked up at the bookkeepers window at BLMS or at will call before your chosen show. Ticket prices are $8 and show times are Friday, March 20th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 and 7:00 PM.
8th Grade Baby Pictures for Yearbook - Due March 9
Attention parents of 8th graders,
Please submit your student’s baby picture by emailing Jaime Richards at
firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9th.
Please do the following:
Subject: Baby Picture and First, Last Name
Attach picture- If you are scanning pictures, make sure to scan them at 300 dpi. There will be a setting in your scanner, and sometimes it defaults to 72 dpi. If you scan at 72 dpi, the photos won’t be a high enough quality to print nicely, and they won’t
End of Trimester 2 - March 20 (Updated Date)
Because of the missed school days in January due to snow, Trimester 2 will now end on Friday, March 20 (instead of March 18.) Friday, March 20 will still remain as the half day grading day - early release at 10:55 AM.
BLMS Festival of Cultures
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Thank you so much to everyone that already signed up to represent a culture or volunteered to perform! I will be reaching out to you individually to make sure that you are aware of the new date and hopefully it still works for
your family. We are looking forward to celebrating our diversity and welcoming the entire community to Beaver Lake for our Festival of Cultures.
For questions, please contact Stacy Cho:
Beaver Lake Middle School Twitter Account
We now have a Twitter account for our school. Mrs. Cho is starting to tweet about our bulldogs and you are all encouraged to follow along.
Volunteer at Beaver Lake
All volunteers must complete the
online registration and be approved each school year.
If you were approved to volunteer last year, you will need to sign into the system, go to your check-off list and make sure all information is updated and current, then submit for approval for this new school year. New volunteers
will need to complete the entire approval process before being able to volunteer.
Online volunteer registration applies to all parents and community members who are on campus before, during, or after school. High school students can get a volunteer form from our office.
Attention Parents of 5th Graders Transitioning to Middle School in 2020-21
March 9: 5th Grade Parent Night at BLMS, 6:30 PM (parents and guardians only)
March 11: 5th Grade Visit to BLMS, 10:30 AM (students only)
Please join us at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 9 in the BLMS Gymnasium for a program designed to provide parents with information about the Beaver Lake Middle School program and transition activities to support our incoming 6th graders.
This evening event precedes the 5th grade student visit to BLMS that takes place during the school day on Wednesday, March 11th from 10:30-11:30 AM in our BLMS Gymnasium. At the daytime visit for students, we will:
We hope you can come to our evening program for parents on March 9 and we look forward to working with you to support your child in learning and connecting to BLMS.
Beginning at 6:00 pm on Monday, March 9 in Room number B2, the BLMS Special Education Team will have 5th Grade Special Education Parent Night. This event precedes the 5th Grade Parent Night and will
include information about Special Education Services at BLMS. If your child receives Special Education services in elementary school, please come to this parent meeting and then join the program in the gym.
Please mark your calendars. We look forward to meeting you!
A Message from the Nurse for 5th Grade Parents
Please help make your student’s transition to middle school as smooth as possible. There is a lot going on during the next few months, but completing the following
“must haves” will allow your student to start school on time.
The Immunization update for Washington State starting August 1, 2020 has three major focuses:
Check out the new
website for more details including frequently asked questions.
What are medically verified records?
Starting on August 1, 2020, the revised rule requires medically verified immunization records for school and child care entry. Medically verified record includes one or more of the following:
If you have questions please consult your school nurse.
Health Care Plans
If your student has a health plan for a life-threatening health condition such as anaphylaxis, seizures or diabetes your school nurse will send care plans home in June so you can have them completed over the summer and signed by the doctor. District-wide
care plans, medications and all supplies are due to the nurse by Monday, August 17.
This allows the nurse time to process the critical information and have the plan in place for the first day of school. Any health care plans and medications received
after August 17 may mean your child will not be able to start school on the first day. Please plan accordingly so that this very important work can be done.
If this is your first year in our district, and you need a health plan for your student, please contact the school nurse directly with any questions. You can also visit the Beaver Lake
school nurse's website. Thank you for your attention to these important requirements needed to start school.
Finally if you are looking for a great way to get involved in your new school and meet other parents and students, please consider volunteering for Vision and Hearing Screening in the fall.
Summertime = Sports Physical Time
Will your student be participating in the ISD sport programs offered at middle school? If so, mark your calendar and schedule their sports physical during the summer after June 1. Students entering 6th grade that plan to play sports are required
to have a physical dated after June 1. A physical date in June, July or August is valid for the entire school year.
If you normally schedule your child’s physical around their birthday, we suggest you consider postponing until summer.
Fifth grade students planning to play ISD sports who get their physical prior to June 1 will be required to get a second physical at parent expense. For more information on middle school sports and the required physical form check out the
ISD Middle School Sports webpage at
https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/sports/MSsports or call the middle school office. The office team will answer all your questions.
For more information about
Bulldog Athletics, please check out our webpage!
School District News:
ISD Enews sent on March 4, 2020
Dear Issaquah School District Community,
We are aware that there are two patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 being treated at Swedish Hospital.
At this time, the guidance we are receiving from Public Health Seattle & King County and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding school operations has not changed.
Schools will remain open and all activities will operate as scheduled today. We will inform you if there are any changes.
Please be assured that as a parent or legal guardian, you have the right to excuse your student’s absence on any given day. If you decide to keep your child home as a precaution, please contact your school's attendance office.
To help provide you with updates related to COVID-19, we have a Frequently Asked Questions
(FAQ) Page on the District website to help make it easier to find the information that you need. The FAQ addresses many of the questions we have received from families and community members including information about our response plans.
We will continue to send messages out via E-News when new or important information becomes available. Please refer to our web page for information that has previously been communicated and take
a moment to read through our FAQ.
General COVID019 Information from Public Health:
King County Novel Coronavirus Call Center:
When to seek medical evaluation and advice:
The 2020 Census: It’s important. It’s easy. It’s safe.
This spring you will be asked to perform an important task: Fill out the census. The Census: It’s important. It’s easy. It’s safe.
The U.S. Constitution requires a count of the United States’ population every 10 years. The goal is to count every resident. Collecting accurate information on everyone who lives in Washington is important to the future of
our state, ensuring we receive our fair share of federal dollars for vital community programs. In 2016 alone, Washington received $16.7 billion in federal assistance, based on data collected during the 2010 census.
The census also determines the number of representatives each state has in Congress, which can make a difference when it comes to issues important to Washingtonians. Beginning in March 2020, all households will receive a mailing
from the U.S. Census Bureau asking them to take the census online or by phone. Each household will be asked to provide details about people who reside in the household “most of the time” as of April 1, 2020, the official “Census Day.”
What do you need to do? Complete the short and easy form online. If you don’t have a computer at home, you can use one at a library or at a location in your community clearly identified Census Questionnaire
Also, we know that infants and young children are the most under counted people. Your kids count, so make sure to count them when you fill out the census form in Spring 2020!
Issaquah Schools Foundation News:
Parent Wiser, Parent Education Events
The UPSTANDERS film about resilience, ending bullying and providing tools on March 25th at 7:00pm at Issaquah High School
Please Join the Issaquah Schools Foundation for Our Annual Fundraiser and Celebration!
Student success is personal. The Issaquah Schools Foundation recognizes the unique needs of students and works in partnership with the Issaquah School District to offer a variety of programs that give opportunities
to every student at every school. From leading-edge STEM curriculum and arts programs to after-school tutoring and food for students in need, the funds you donate to the Foundation ensure( that kids of all abilities have the support they need to navigate
their own unique path to success. More info:
Nourish Every Mind 2020:
Luncheon - Friday, May 8th
Breakfast - Tuesday, May 19th
Both Events Held at Eastridge Church, Issaquah
City of Issaquah News:
The next District-Wide Middle School Dance is set for Friday, March 27, 7:00-10:00pm, at the Issaquah Community Center. $5 at the door. This is the
place to be on a Friday night! All youth, grades 6-8, are welcome to attend this DJ’d dance provided they have a photo ID (ASB card works great!). $1 concessions are available. Parent volunteers are always needed! Please call 425-837-3300.
Did you know that the Issaquah Community Center always has a
basketball court reserved for middle schoolers every day after school? $4 daily drop-in fee. Call Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 with questions.