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Teacher Work Day — No Students

No school for students.

Presidents Day and Second Winter Break — No School

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PLMS Bell Schedule 2021-2022


 Homeroom M, T, TH, F, Schedule: 8:10 – 2:35
Hallways Open 7:55


Homeroom        8:10 – 8:35        25 min

Period 1              8:35 – 9:30                       55 min
Period 2              9:35 – 10:25                     50 min
Period 3              10:30 – 11:20                  50 min


A Lunch              11:20 – 11:50                  30 min
Period 4              11:55 – 12:45                  50 min

Period 4              11:25 – 12:15                  50 min
B Lunch              12:15 – 12:45                  30 min


Period 5              12:50 – 1:40                     50 min
Period 6              1:45 – 2:35                       50 min



Wednesday: 10:20 – 3:30 Delayed Start
Hallways Open 10:05

Period 1              10:20 – 11:05                  45 min
Period 2              11:10 – 11:50                  40 min
Period 3              11:55 – 12:35                  40 min

A Lunch              12:35 – 1:05                     30 min
Period 4              1:10 – 1:55                       45 min

Period 4              12:40 – 1:25                     45 min
B Lunch              1:25 – 1:55                       30 min

Period 5              2:00 – 2:40                       40 min
Period 6              2:45 – 3:30                       45 min


Season 3 Sports –  Registration closes 1/19


Season 3 Sports Registration closes on 1/19.  Season 3 includes Boys Basketball (with try-outs), Intramural Boys Basketball, Girls Soccer (with try-outs), and Intramural Girls Soccer.

Sports Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Parent and Student Acknowledgments at FinalForms.
  2. Valid Physical Form uploaded toFinalForms (dated after June 1, 2021 for 6th graders; dated after June 1, 2020 for 7th graders; 8th graders also need a valid physical).
  3. Payment of ASB membership fee.

Please note - The payment of the Sports fee will be due once your athlete has been assigned a team.  Do not pay it now.

Questions – email  hoetzelk@issaquah.wednet.edu

Afterschool Homework Lab begins 12/14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays:


Beginning next Tuesday, December 14, Pine Lake will be offering an Afterschool Homework Lab on Tuesday and Thursdays after school from 2:45 to 4:10 in the Pine Lake Library.  Homework Lab is a chance for students to complete school tasks with the support of the staff that are facilitating the Lab.  A student would benefit from Homework Lab if:

  • The student has been absent from school and needs help catching up on schoolwork.
  • The student has tests to makeup or retake.
  • The student needs a quiet space to finish homework.
  • The student needs a place to work with a group on a class assignment.
  • A teacher invites the student to attend Homework Lab. 

To attend Homework Lab, students should meet one of the conditions above.  Students can be picked up from Homework Lab anytime during the session or can stay until 4:10 and ride the Activity Bus home.  Activity Bus information can be found  here

If you have questions about Homework Lab, please email Principal Michelle Caponigro at caponigrom@issaquah.wednet.edu

Math Club at Pine Lake:

Pine Lake will offer a Math Club Assessment prior to identifying the 32 students that will participate in Math Club.  If your student is interested in participating in Math Club, please review the attached PowerPoint. The Math Club assessment has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning 1/5/22, 9 am at school in the Pine Lake Commons.   Pine Lake Math Club


Parents and Students use this link to upload any pictures you would like to submit for the yearbook.  Please include the names of anyone in the picture before submitting.  We are looking for fall sports pictures, pictures you may have taken during the first weeks of school, or other school activities so far this year. Stay tuned for more photo requests in the coming weeks. Thank you!


Mrs. Knutson and Mrs. Brittain - Yearbook Advisors



Pine Lake Middle School - Season 2 Sports

2021-2022 Girls Basketball

2021-2022 Intramural Girls Basketball

2021-2022 - Wrestling

Fun Friday Offering For Students 

2nd Annual Speech and Debate Tournament:

Hello, this is Rich Butler, Speech and Debate teacher at PLMS. We are in the planning stages for our 2nd annual Speech and Debate Tournament in the spring. I know it's early, but I want to begin recruiting both student participants and adult volunteers. If you are at all interested, please go to one of these two links to sign-up. No obligation at this early stage. Please Canvas Message or email me at butlerr@issaquah.wednet.edu if you have any questions.





Laptop Support:

Student Laptop Tech Support is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the tech office (room #1204) 8:00 to 9:00

Pine Lake Attendance:

Email Attendance before 7:30am each day that your student is absent or send a note to the office, with the reason for the absence and parent signature, when your student returns.


  • Bring a note and sign in with the Attendance Secretary for all late arrivals and early dismissals.
  • For early dismissals, students should come to the office with a parent/guardian note before the start of the school day or parents can email Attendance, letting the office know of the early release. An authorized adult must sign the student out in the office before leaving. The adult may be asked to show ID and will need to be listed as an emergency contact. If returning the same day, the student must sign in with the Attendance Secretary and will be given a pass to return to class.
  • For late arrivals, students should come to the office with a parent/guardian note, email or parent/guardian phone call before reporting to class.
  • Make arrangements with each teacher for make-up work upon return to school.
  • Obtain a "Pre-Arranged Absence Request Form" for planned absences of 3 or more days.     


Please contact Karen Hoetzel:

 At 425-837-5701 or hoetzelk@issaquah.wednet.edu 



Bus Route Information Now Available Online Via E-link  

E-link, the online system the Issaquah School District uses to allow parents to look up their student’s bus route information, is now live. You can find the link on our Find Your Bus Route webpage. Please read through the login procedure on this page to find your login information. If you need help or have questions about this process you can email transportation-enews@issaquah.wednet.edu


Check the links below if your student will be participating in an after-school sport and plans to ride the activity bus home.

Route:  136  

Route: 133

Route: 139 

ISD Transportation Department Weather Emergency Notification Bulletin - Be Ready for Winter Weather

Starting Friday, Oct. 22, all families will receive by regular mail at their home address the ISD 2021-2022 Emergency Transportation Bulletin (ETB). This bulletin includes information on bus routes and stops due to snow and inclement weather, as well as instructions on how to find out about school delays or closures. Additional information on the ETB can be found on our website.

An electronic copy of the Emergency Transportation Bulletin can be found on the district website here .

Spanish - Boletín sobre transporte de emergencia 2021-2022


Pine Lake Online Store Questions:
Any questions about purchasing school items from the Pine Lake Online Store can be directed to Debi Rapoza, Pine Lake’s Book keeper, at rapozad@issaquah.wednet.edu .

Pine Lake Middle Online Store

ISD Laptop Insurance:
Families who check out a school laptop are encouraged to purchase insurance ($75 annually) to cover damage. Insurance information was provided with each computer and is also available here.

Pine Lake Middle School Veteran's Day Virtual Assembly Link:


Pine Lake Music Department Veteran's Day Virtual Assembly Link:


Pine Lake Middle School PTSA:
PTSA Membership Join Here https://pinelakeptsa.org/Home

Your PTSA membership supports important academic improvement needs for our school, provides a voice to important issues for our children, creates a community network for parents and teachers

New to the Pine Lake Middle School Community? 
Email our registrar, Lakshmi Palaniappan




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