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Learning Locally, Excelling Globally

We believe that every stage of a student’s educational and emotional growth, be it elementary, middle or high school, is important. Our schools offer well-rounded curriculum with an abundance of extracurricular activities to build students ready to take on the world.

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Levies 2022

Voters in the ISD will be asked to consider three key levy measures on the April 26, 2022 ballot that would help continue funding for programs and positions not fully paid for by the state, such as school nurses, counselors and mental health supports, special education, and safety and security; as well as technology, critical repairs and construction. These funding measures help us ensure equal access to education for all of our students.

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Educating the Whole Child

From the very first day students step into our schools their education and social-emotional wellbeing are prioritized. Through various educational programs, staff support, and more, students excel in learning how to be the best individual they can be.

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Every Student. Every Day.

Our students will be prepared for and eager to accept the academic, occupational, personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic global environment.

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Civic Engagement 

Students will understand and respect their freedoms and responsibilities as members of the ISD community and global world at large. They will move forward in all aspects of their lives by applying the ethical and equitable values fostered in their education.

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Developing Resilience

Students will receive extensive social-emotional support each year of their educational career. In addition, they will learn life skills to support all aspects of their growth, including collaboration, goal setting, physical health, creativity, and resilience.

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Academic Excellence

Issaquah School District students will be prepared and confident in their ability to pursue post-high school education or training. Our alumnae are problem solvers, critical thinkers, and creative in all aspects of their lives.

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Graphic: Levy Update, April 26 ballot will include 3 key funding measures

Voters in the Issaquah School District will be asked to consider three key levy measures that would help continue funding for programs and positions not fully paid for by the state, such as school nurses, counselors and mental health supports, special education, and safety and security; as well as technology, critical repairs and construction. The School Board on Thursday night voted to place a renewal Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy and a replacement Capital Levy: Educational Technology and Critical Repairs on the April 26 ballot. Late last month, the board also voted to place a school bus levy on the ballot.

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Explore the Issaquah School District

Whatever your background, wherever you’re from, we are excited you’re here! Our diversity is a big part of what makes our schools great. No one racial group makes up a majority of our student body, and a significant portion are new to the United States — our families speak 95 different languages at home. Learning in an environment rich with different cultures and perspectives benefits all students and better prepares them for life in a global community.

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A Beautiful Place To Live

The Issaquah School District is located just 17 miles from the heart of downtown Seattle and close to offices of major employers, including Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Costco, Facebook, and Google. Our beautiful location in East King County is removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to visit regularly. It also provides easy access to SeaTac airport, local sports venues, as well as skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities in the Cascade Mountains.

For an official boundary map visit our Find Your School page.

A Beautiful Place To Learn

The ISD’s 26 schools are located across 110 square miles and within seven cities. Our schools educate nearly 20,000 students, with an increasingly diverse population as our region continues to grow and flourish.Our schools have high levels of parental involvement, with most of our Parent-Teacher-Student Associations having close to 100 percent membership. While our schools are always academically celebrated, their true character shines through the passion, compassion, creativity, and diverse interests of students and staff.

For an official boundary map visit our Find Your School page.

Bellevue
Issaquah
Redmond
Renton
Sammamish
Seattle
Amazon
Boeing
Costco
Facebook
Google
Microsoft
Starbucks
T-Mobile
Apollo Elementary
Briarwood Elementary
Cascade Rige Elementary
Cedar Trails Elementary
Challenger Elementary
Clark Elementary
Cougar Ridge Elementary
Creekside Elementary
Discovery Elementary
Endeavour Elementary
Grand Ridge Elementary
Issaquah Valley Elementary
Maple Hills Elementary
Newcastle Elementary
Sunny Hills Elementary
Sunset Elementary
Beaver Lake Middle School
Cougar Mountain Middle School
Issaquah Middle School
Maywood Middle School
Pacific Cascade Middle School
Pine Lake Middle School
Echo Glen
Gibson Ek High School
Issaquah High School
Liberty High School
Skyline High School
Bellevue
Issaquah City
Issaquah City
Redmond
Renton
Sammamish
Seattle
Seattle
Amazon
Boeing
Costco
Facebook
Google
Microsoft
Starbucks
T-Mobile

By the Numbers

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National Board Certified Teachers

Our teachers are passionately committed to their craft. A high number have earned National Board Certification, the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education.

96%

4-year Graduation Rate

High School students learn the skills needed to excel in managing their time and many responsibilities, leading to a high graduation rate as they head into the next phase of life.

84%

Post-Secondary Education Enrollment

ISD high school graduates are prepared and eager to enter the post-secondary educational world at colleges, universities and vocational schools across the globe.

90

STEM and CTE Courses

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and Career and Technical Education (CTE) are key focuses for our middle and high school students, both in the classroom and extracurricular activities.

7,600

Volunteers

More than 7,600 parents and community members worked hand in hand with our staff members as volunteers during the 2019-20 school year.

265

Equity Professional Development Opportunities

Since 2016, we have offered staff 265 professional development opportunities to support the important work of identifying and eliminating biases and inequities that are based on race, gender, status, sexual orientation and other factors.

14

Specialized Pre-K and Elementary School Programs

A range of specialized programs give our youngest learners a strong start. These include Dual Language, Highly Capable (Gifted), Social Emotional support, Transitional Kindergarten, special education preschool and many others.

13,700

Middle and High School Sports and Clubs Participants

Students are highly active within their school communities, with thousands choosing to participate in extracurricular and athletics offerings each year.

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Zoom - English, Spanish and Chinese Sessions Available

May 17th on Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Families and guardians with children in the Special Education program in Issaquah School District are invited to attend an information workshop on IEP meetings. 

This is a general information session for families with students in ECE to 12th grade with an IEP.  It is an overview of the parent’s role and participation at IEP meetings.  Specific questions regarding your child’s IEP should be addressed to the IEP team. 

Topics in this session include 

  • IEP team - who is part of the team and what is their role? 
  • What is the parent/guardian role in the IEP team meeting? 
  • Tips and suggestions for “Parent Input” and participation 
  • Information about parts of the IEP document and process. 

Please register for the English session here. There will also be Chinese and Spanish sessions. 

Contact Ina Ghangurde, ghangurdei@issaquah.wednet.edu if you would like to hear this presentation in another language. 

Presentations will be facilitated by the ISD Special Services Department in collaboration with the ISD Equity and Family Partnership Department.  

Registration link: Meeting Registration - Zoom 


Noche informativa del Plan de educación individualizado- IEP-

Estamos invitando a las familias y guardianes de estudiantes en el programa de Educación Especial en el Distrito Escolar de Issaquah a asistir a una charla de información sobre las reuniones del IEP.

La charla será el día 17 de mayo por Zoom de 6:30 p.m. a 8:30 pm.

Esta es una sesión de información general para familias con estudiantes de pre-escolar a grado12° con un IEP.  Esta charla dará una descripción general del documento IEP y la participación y  derechos de los padres en estas reuniones.

Los temas de esta sesión incluyen

  • Equipo del IEP: ¿quién forma parte del equipo y cuál es su función?
  • ¿Cuál es el papel del padre/guardián en la reunión del equipo del IEP?
  • Consejos y sugerencias para la “Aportación de los padres” y la participación
  • Información sobre partes del documento y proceso del IEP.

Si tiene preguntas específicas sobre el IEP de su hijo/hija deberá dirigirse al equipo del IEP.

Regístrese aquí para la sesión en inglés. También habrá sesiones en chino y español.

Comuníquese con Ina Ghangurde, ghangurdei@issaquah.wednet.edu si desea escuchar esta presentación en otro idioma.

Las presentaciones serán facilitadas por el Departamento de Servicios Especiales de ISD en colaboración con el Departamento de Equidad y Asociación Familiar de ISD.

Por favor registrese en este enlace: Registro de la reunión - Zoom


IEP(个人化教育计划)会议信息之夜

5 月 17 日晚上6点30 分到8 点 30 分通过Zoom举行

邀请 Issaquah 学区有特殊教育计划孩子的家长和监护人参加有关 IEP 会议的信息研讨会。

这是针对 ECE 至 12 年级有 IEP 的学生的家庭举行的一般信息会议。它概述了家长在 IEP 会议中的角色和参与情况。有关您孩子的 IEP 的具体问题请向您 IEP 团队提出。

本次会议的主题包括:

  • IEP 团队 - 团队的成员有谁? 他们的角色是什么?
  • 家长/监护人在 IEP 团队会议中的角色是什么?
  • “家长意见”和参与的提示和建议
  • 有关 IEP 文件和流程部分的信息。

这个会议是由ISD 特殊服务部与 ISD 平权和家庭伙伴关系部合作,并为演示提供协助。若您需要这个活动的Zoom 会议链接,请联系Wenli Mithal mithalw@issaquah.wednet.edu

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The next Instructional Materials Committee Meeting will be held on May 19, 2022 from 4:15-5:45pm in the Tiger Mountain Conference Room at the Administration Building.

Instructional Materials Committee

Agenda - May 19, 2022

4:00 Introductions

4:15 Call to order  

4:20 Approval of Minutes from last meeting (May 13, 2021)

4:30 Presentation and Discussion of additional materials for 5th grade Social Studies - Jamestown Challenge Activity

5:00 Review of Screening Tool for Biased Content

5:15 Evaluation of Materials

5:30 General Business: 

Next meeting: June 16, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

5:45 Adjourn 

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Religious and cultural days added to the ISD and school calendars are based on days that impact student learning and staff. The calendar is compiled by the Equity Department annually, and can be found on the Religion and Culture webpage*.

*This calendar does not cover all holidays that may be observed by students and students may practice the same religion differently.

Parents – Please be sure to call or email your school and excuse the absence for religious or cultural celebration related absences.

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

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Religious and cultural days added to the ISD and school calendars are based on days that impact student learning and staff. The calendar is compiled by the Equity Department annually, and can be found on the Religion and Culture webpage*.

*This calendar does not cover all holidays that may be observed by students and students may practice the same religion differently.

Parents – Please be sure to call or email your school and excuse the absence for religious or cultural celebration related absences.

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ISD Central Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave. S.E., Issaquah, WA 98029

You're invited to our Issaquah School District Classified Job Fair from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at the district Central Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave. S.E., Issaquah, WA 98029. Learn more on our Classified Job Fair page.

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Religious and cultural days added to the ISD and school calendars are based on days that impact student learning and staff. The calendar is compiled by the Equity Department annually, and can be found on the Religion and Culture webpage*.

*This calendar does not cover all holidays that may be observed by students and students may practice the same religion differently.

Parents – Please be sure to call or email your school and excuse the absence for religious or cultural celebration related absences.

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Religious and cultural days added to the ISD and school calendars are based on days that impact student learning and staff. The calendar is compiled by the Equity Department annually, and can be found on the Religion and Culture webpage*.

*This calendar does not cover all holidays that may be observed by students and students may practice the same religion differently.

Parents – Please be sure to call or email your school and excuse the absence for religious or cultural celebration related absences.

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

This meeting was rescheduled due to graduation.  The agenda and meeting details will be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

Please note the agenda and materials may be modified up to 24 hours prior to the meeting; after that time, any agenda modifications will be addressed at the meeting.

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The Gibson Ek High School Class of 2022 will graduate on Friday, May 10. For details, please see the Gibson Ek website.

 

[Note: Seniors from Issaquah High School, Liberty High School and Skyline High School will graduate in separate ceremonies on Thursday, June 9. Please see the website of each school for details].

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Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA

The next Instructional Materials Committee Meeting will be held on June 16, 2022 from 4:15-6:15pm in the Tiger Mountain Conference Room at the Administration Building.

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