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.


December 2020 Events

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

December 3, 6:30-8:00 pm (Register to receive Zoom link*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.

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

December 8, 6:30-8:00 pm (Register to receive Zoom link*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.

Topics include: school and classroom expectations, behavior expectations, grading, homework, communications with school and teachers, course selection (points to consider in planning)

 

Parent-to-Parent panel – Hear and learn from other ISD parents about navigating school tips, challenges, and strategies

 

Small group breakout session in Zoom to answer questions and discuss topics

January 2021 Events

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

January 28, 6:30-8:00 pm(Register to receive Zoom link)

 

Check school website for specific school 8th grade transition event

 

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.

February 2021 Events

Welcome to the ISD for Incoming Kindergarten Families 

February 9, 6:30-8:00 pm (Register to receive Zoom link)

Check home elementary school for specific K welcome event

 

Topics include what Kindergarten looks like in the ISD, age of students entering K, Kindergarten preparedness, transportation, lunch, strategies on how to help students start year ready, costs/fees, hours, health, and immunization)

5th grade Transition night for Families new to Middle School in the US 

 

February 25, 6:30-8:00 pm at (Register to receive Zoom link)

Check school website for specific school 5th grade transition event

 

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


Past Family Partnership Events:

Online Verification Help for Families - August 10-11, 2020

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.

5th Grade Transition to Middle School Information Night for Families New to the US - February 26, 2020

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

Communicating with Teachers at Elementary Conferences - November 6, 2019

Parent Teacher Conferences are an important opportunity to discuss your child’s progress at school, discuss plans for the student’s future and find solutions to academic or behavioral concerns if needed. This event will provide some suggestions on how to make the most of the conference and provide you with some resources as you prepare for the conference. You will also have an opportunity to sign up or learn how to sign up for the conferences. All Issaquah School District elementary school families are invited to attend.

What Every Parent Wants to Know About the ISD - October 23, 2019

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.

Family Access Help - Two Sessions - September 25 and 26, 2019

Family Access provides parents information about your child’s progress at school and class information. Come learn how to use it and support your child’s learning.

Help session will include support on how to check your child’s grades in middle and high school, maintain contact through school communications via Skyward, access teacher websites and assignments, check attendance, lunch balance, report cards and test scores. Help will also be available to download and set-up the Family Access App on your smartphone.