Issaquah School District E-news

March 24, 2020

ISD Supports – Resources and Information

Information about ISD’s meal pickup, laptop checkout, and child care programs – as well as other important community resources during school closures is available at Issaquah School District Supports.


Assistance for non native English speakers in 中文, Español, and other language

Requests for Laptops – Wait Times Due to High Volume

Due to the high volume of requests for laptops and increasing staff shortages, wait times to receive a requested laptop may be four to five days. Our IT department and support staff working at the distribution sites are working very hard to prepare and check out each laptop. We appreciate your understanding.

Virtual Spirit Week - March 30-April 3

Let’s have a little fun! Join us for ISD’s first-ever Virtual Spirit Week on Facebook! Post videos or photos of your students with the hashtag #ISDSpirit and be sure to tag @IssaquahSchools. Just because we’re separated doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate together online!

  • Monday, March 30 – Superhero Day – Dress as your favorite superhero or tell us about a heroic good deed you did for the day!
  • Tuesday, March 31 – Talent Show Day – What are you really good at? Singing? Dancing? Telling jokes? Throwing a football? Painting? Playing the banjo? Post a short video or photo to share your talent!
  • Wednesday, April 1 – What’cha Reading? – Post your favorite book and tell us why you love it!
  • Thursday, April 2 – Thankful Thursday – Tell us and show us what you are thankful for!
  • Friday, April 3 – School Colors Day – Show us your school pride!

Student Art Calendar 2020-2021 - Now Accepting Artwork

Thanks to the support of 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 2020-2021 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! The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, May 1, 2020 at midnight.


You may submit up to three pieces of student artwork by email. E-mail high quality, high resolution digital images as attachments—not embedded in the e-mail—of any size—preferably landscape or wide format to art@issaquah.wednet.edu and include the words "ART CALENDAR" in the subject line. Be sure to include student's name, grade, school, and teacher AND parent name and e-mail in your e-mail message. Make sure your digital pictures are taken straight on (eye level, not crooked) and without flash/lighting irregularities.

  • Important note about emailing digital art: If the artwork is high enough resolution for printing (preferably 300 dpi resolution), your digital files will likely be 1-4 megabytes (MB) in size. Our email server will not accept emails larger than 9-10 MB, so you may have to send multiple entries (no more than three per student, please) in separate emails.
  • Artwork will be accepted until midnight on Friday, May 1, 2020.
  • Art selections are finalized in late May or early June.
  • Due to the high number of submissions received each year, only selected artists' families will be notified.


Visit our Call to Art Page for Full Details! or Email art@issaquah.wednet.edu.

Elementary Summer School Programs Registration is Now Open

Registration is open for our Elementary Summer School and Summer Robotics Class programs. Find registration forms on the ISD website or in the office of your school. Registration will close April 20. Both programs will be held at Clark Elementary School, 335 1st Ave SE, Issaquah.


Elementary Summer School

When: Weekdays, July 6 - July 31, 9 a.m. to noon

Tuition: $400


The Elementary Summer School program will provide an excellent opportunity to reinforce skills and to get a jump-start on the next grade-level learning. All Elementary Summer School classes are dependent upon staffing. Families must provide transportation to and from Summer School.


Summer Robotics Class

When:

  • Session 1: Weekdays, July 6-17, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Session 2: Weekdays, July 20-31

Tuition: $250


The Robotics program is a two-week class for current 4th and 5th grade students only. This course teaches the fundamentals of robotics using LEGO Mindstorm Kits. A minimum of 12 students is required for this class to proceed. Families must provide transportation to and from Robotics class.

Help Washington Schools by Participating in the Census

Here’s an interesting fact: Washington schools received more than a billion dollars of federal funding in 2017, including more than $230 million for special education and $257 million for school nutrition programs. Here’s another fact: The amount of funding our schools get is impacted by the results of the U.S. Census.


The Census only happens once every 10 years, and it’s right around the corner! Watch your mailbox for information from the U.S. Census Bureau with directions on how to fill out the Census. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it helps ensure that our schools get the support they deserve. Find more information at 2020Census.gov.

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.

The Issaquah Schools Foundation is Seeking Student Trustees! Do you want to be more involved in your school community, enjoy leadership, and desire to make an impact for education across our district? Will YOU be a high school Junior next school year? We want you! The Issaquah Schools Foundation is accepting applications now through May 15th for Student Trustees to join our Board. Download an application, and help us improve education today!