Family Partnership Events

The ISD holds event such as “Communicating with Teachers at Parent-Teacher Conferences" and “Transition to Middle School” to help our families learn more about schools and programs in the District. Parents have an opportunity to ask questions and talk to District staff and Family Partnership parent volunteers at these events.

Chinese and Spanish interpreters are available at all events. Contact gilmourl@issaquah.wednet.edu if you need an interpreter in another language for a specific event.


Annual Schedule of Events

August

Online Enrollment Verification Process Assistance - August 12, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. by appointment only

Tips and Resources for Families New to US Public School Education - August 25

Tips and Resources for Middle School Families new to public US Middle School system*

*This event is for families of current Middle School students. 5th grade transition night hosted in February is designed for families with a child entering middle school next year.

Tips and Resources for High School Families new to public US High School system*

*This event is for families of current High School students. 8th grade transition night hosted in January is designed for families with a child entering high school next year.

September

Secondary (Grades 6-12) Canvas Workshop for Parents - September 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., via Zoom

Family Access In-Person Support - September 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. by appointment only, ISD Administration Building, 5150 220th Ave SE, Issaquah

October

October 13 Family Connections Question and Answer Session – Two sessions

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Register for the Zoom meeting.

Meet and connect with other new families in the ISD and the Family Partnership staff. The purpose of the meeting is to welcome new families to the ISD, especially ones that are new to the US public school system to help them better navigate the schools. Staff can answer questions about school programs, policies and systems.

November

Tips for Communicating with Teachers at Parent Teacher Conferences – Elementary School Parent Workshop - November 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m., via Zoom

December

December 8 Family Connections Question and Answer Session – Two sessions

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Register for the Zoom meeting.

Meet and connect with other new families in the ISD and the Family Partnership staff. The purpose of the meeting is to welcome new families to the ISD, especially ones that are new to the US public school system to help them better navigate the schools. Staff can answer questions about school programs, policies and systems.

January

8th grade Transition Night for Families New to High Schools in the US

January 19th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Register here for the event. An email with Zoom link will be sent by January 18th evening.

This is a general information event for families new to the US high school system. Check school website for specific high school 8th grade transition event for families familiar with US high school system.

Topics: what are high school credits and how credits are earned each year for graduation requirements and college applications. Other topics include possible high school opportunities, and state and college testing information. District staff will be available to answer questions.

Zoom presentations for the event in English, Mandarin and Spanish. Please email ghangurdei@issaquah.wednet.edu by Jan 13th to request an interpreter in other languages.

February

5th grade Transition night for Families new to Middle School in the US - February 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

March

Welcome to the ISD for Incoming Kindergarten Families