Family Partnership Events

The ISD holds event such as “What Every Parent Wants to Know About the Issaquah School District,” “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.


Family Partnership Event 2020-21:

Online Verification Help for Families

All ISD families must complete the Online Verification Process each year for each of their K-12 students to confirm they will be enrolled as students in ISD schools in September. Please complete this process between August 7 and August 13 by logging in to Family Access. For elementary students, this is called Enrollment Verification Process (EVP). For middle school students, it is called Back to School Check In (BTSCI). For high school students, it is called Registration Student Verification Process (RSVP).
 
Do you need help completing the Online Verification Process? District staff and interpreters will be available by Zoom or in person to help and answer questions:
Please complete this in this online form to schedule in-person help or a Zoom meeting by August 6, 2020. You will receive confirmation for your appointment date and time by August 7. Interpreters will be available at no cost to the family. Help will be available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian and Japanese, with other languages available as needed. The ISD Family Partnership Team can help families complete this process and answer questions.
 
Families need to complete this process even if they are already registered in the ISD every August so the district has an accurate account of student enrollment. This year, all ISD schools will start in a fully remote setting. Students will not attend schools in the school buildings.
 
If you need a district laptop computer or Wi-Fi hotspot for your student(s), you can request these devices while completing the Online Verification Process. It is important that the process be completed in time to provide the information needed.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Lorna Gilmour gilmourl@issaquah.wednet.edu.

 

ISD Family Partnership Events 2019-2020

March

POSTPONED: Welcome to the ISD for incoming Kindergarten parents

Dear Incoming Kindergarten Families,

Tonight’s event, Welcome to the ISD Kindergarten Families, depends on the generosity of time provided by volunteers.

Unfortunately, many of our volunteers and interpreters are unable to attend the event tonight.

As a result, tonight’s event, Welcome to the ISD Kindergarten Families, has been postponed.

We apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience this may cause.

Welcome to the ISD Kindergarten Families will be postponed to a date to be determined later this school year.

Please check the ISD website and look for future communications to be emailed to incoming Kindergarten families who have registered for kindergarten.

March

POSTPONED: “What Every Parent Wants to Know of the ISD – Part 2”

  • March 25

Topics will include - Special Services including 504 and IEPs, role of school counselors, curriculum information and adoption process, how to join district committees (list of committee – opportunities to participate), PTSA and ISF

  

Past 2019-2020 Family Partnership Events

September     

Family Access Help (two sessions)

  • September 25 - Maywood from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • September 26 - Clark from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Support families that need help using and navigating Family Access.

October

What Every Parent Wants to know about the ISD

  • October 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Clark Elementary)

Separate sessions for elementary, middle and high school information. Topics include: school and classroom expectations, behavior expectations, grading, homework, communications with school and teachers, how to get involved, course selection information and Family Access.

November

Communicating with teachers at Parent-Teacher Conferences (ES only)

  • November 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Location TBD)

Topics will include - Parent-teacher conferences, contacting schools, norms, expectations for parent-teacher communications 

February

5th grade transition to Middle School information night for families new to the US

  • February 26th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at IMS Library

Course selection information, elective class options such as orchestra and choir, PE/Health classes, sports, clubs, health/immunization, costs/fees, supplies