Issaquah School District E-news

December 3, 2019

Annual Community Report for 2018-19 School Year Now Available, Elementary Conferences Wednesday and Thursday, No School for Elementary Students

Upcoming Dates

Annual Community Report for the 2018-2019 School Year

The Issaquah School District invites the community to view our annual report online for the 2018-2019 school year. The report contains an interactive scorecard along with links to take a deeper dive into student performance data on state assessments. Because student achievement is also demonstrated through extra-curricular activities, the arts, community service, leadership, and citizenship, the report connects to our snapshots page celebrating these accomplishments. Information and links are also provided to learn about programs and services designed to assist students in accomplishing the ISD School Board’s Ends for Students. An overview of the District’s finances including revenues and expenditures is reported along with a comprehensive guide to understanding the 2018-2019 budget. For more information regarding the community report, please contact Executive Director of Communications, L. Michelle at michellel@issaquah.wednet.edu or 425-837-7004.


Important Note: The Issaquah School District is committed to providing access to all individuals visiting our district website, including persons with disabilities. If you cannot access content on our website or this annual report because of a disability, please call L. Michelle at 425-837-7004 or email webmaster@issaquah.wednet.edu and describe the nature of the accessibility needs and your contact information. We will make every effort to provide the information requested in an accessible format and seek to correct any accessibility issues on our website.

FLASH Presentations for 5th Grade Parents - December 11 and 14

The upcoming presentations for the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) Curriculum for the parents of Apollo, Cascade Ridge, Challenger, Creekside, Discovery, Issaquah Valley, and Sunset Elementary Schools will be held on Wednesday, December 11, from 6:00-7:30 p.m, and Saturday, December 14 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. This presentation will be held at the Issaquah School District Administration Center, 5150 220th AVE SE, Issaquah, WA 98029. Both presentations are the same, so parents can chose the date that works best for them.

Elementary Phase 1 Curriculum Adoption – Foundational Reading Skills Parent Survey

The ISD Teaching and Learning Department will review instructional reading materials for teaching foundational reading skills beginning in December 2019. During this literacy adoption, a district committee will review evidence-based practices and instructional materials to make recommendations. As partners in your child’s education, we invite you to follow this link to complete a survey.


Middle School Social Studies Curriculum Adoption Survey

The Issaquah School District invites you to take part in the below survey as it plans for the adoption of new curriculum for middle school social studies. The survey will take 5-10 minutes total and closes on Friday, December 13. We thank you in advance for your time and insight: https://issaquah.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bybE3H4ggTc8W5n

Second Grade Highly Capable Testing

Highly capable testing for second grade students will occur January 14 through January 17 and continue March 10 through March 13. Students who are identified as “most highly capable” will be invited to enter either SAGE or MERLIN in the 20-21 school year. Second grade students attending private or home-based schools are invited to participate and are encouraged to contact their neighborhood school for more information about how to participate. More information about the Issaquah School District Highly Capable Program and testing for second grade students is available on the Issaquah School District Website at https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/programs/gifted.

Middle School and High School Online Learning Registration

Interested in taking a high school course online? The Issaquah School District offers online learning courses to 7-12th grade students who attend ISD high schools and middle schools. We provide students with an opportunity to take high school level courses online. There are several reasons why online learning may be advantageous to a student: acceleration, credit deficiency, credit recovery, enrichment, grade improvement, graduation requirement, learning style and/or course is not offered at their school. For more information, please visit the online learning website.

Check our Peachjar community bulletin boards!

The Issaquah School District partners with Peachjar, an online bulletin board system, to help families see all the opportunities happening with community partners in the greater ISD community.

Come and Dine for Kids this Fall

Put this upcoming Dining for Kids date on your calendar!

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.


Young Rembrandts Saturday Cartoon & Drawing at the Issaquah Community Center. Ages 6-12. Saturday, November 16–December 14 (No class November 30). $66; $55 for Residents. In this 4-week class, learn to create exciting cartoon imagery filled with dynamic characters and expressive personalities. You will develop visual story-telling skills by drawing humorous sequential images. Young Rembrandts teaches all-new lessons every week, and all lessons are both educational and FUN. Media includes pencils, sharpies and colored markers. Sign up with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or www.issaquahwa.gov/register.


S.T.E.M. Workshops at the Issaquah Community Center. Saturdays, 10:00am–12:00pm. Ages 6-10. $48; $40 for Residents. Join Pamela Kennedy, an award-winning science teacher and owner of Cascade Enrichment for educational workshops that will get your kids thinking, solving and creating. Choose one workshop or sign up for multiple – each workshop is individual from each other. December 7: Digging for Dinosaurs. Sign up with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or www.issaquahwa.gov/register.


ZGiRLS at the Issaquah Community Center! Girls, Ages 11-14. ZGiRLS Circles equip active girls with the tools and perspective they need to be confident, centered, and courageous. This results driven ZGiRLS Curriculum is designed by sports psychologists, professional athletes and mental health counselors. Each ZGiRLS Circle will be led by a current/former collegiate or professional athlete who has completed the ZGiRLS training program. Every ZGiRL will walk away with a tool-belt of skills, strategies and resources that she can use to build a life she loves. Level 1 Circle December 4 and 18 from 6:30-7:30pm. Sign up with Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 or www.issaquahwa.gov/register.

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