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Issaquah Highlands School Spotlight: August 2021

School Spotlight

The New Schoolyear Starts Tuesday, August 31!

ISD Student Enrollment Verification Process

The Issaquah School District (ISD) Enrollment Verification Process (EVP) is online through Family Access for returning ISD students, August 9-16, 2021. EVP confirms enrollment through multiple steps, allowing families to print necessary forms, pay applicable fees, and update information. ISD sends an email detailing the process to ensure a smooth school start. Students will not receive schedules until all forms are completed and submitted.

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and reduced lunch applications are available online. Returning students maintain last year’s free or reduced lunch status for the first 30 school days or until new applications are processed.

ISD All-School Volunteer Background Check

Volunteers are required to complete online background checks, applications, and training before serving in ISD schools. Completing the mandatory process covers all district-wide schools. Application processing takes about a week for approval. Click here for the ISD Volunteer Application.

ISD Cultural and Families Partnership Resources for Back-to-School

ISD Enrollment Verification Process Support: On August 12, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (by appointment only) the ISD Cultural and Families Partnership Team will be available to answer back-to-school questions and offer language support for the different ISD online verification processes. Click here to register for an appointment.

Introduction to ISD: On August 25, learn more about ISD from the Cultural and Family Partnerships team over Zoom. Topics will include school and classroom expectations, behavior expectations, grading, homework, communications with school and teachers, and course selection. Questions? Email Lorna Gilmore, ISD Family Partnerships.

Free Internet and ISD Technology Resources

Xfinity offers reduced-price internet services for families participating in ISD’s free and reduced lunch program at $9.95/month. Questions? Contact Xfinity or call 1-855-846-8376. ISD offers free (surplus) desktop computers and software to families participating in the National School Lunch Program. Contact your child’s school counselor for more information.

Playdates for Grand Ridge Elementary New Families

New to Grand Ridge Elementary? Meet other new families and connect with the Grand Ridge Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at summer playdates at Central Park in Issaquah Highlands on Tuesday, August 10, 4-5 p.m., and Wednesday, August 18, 9-10 a.m. Questions? Email the Grand Ridge PTSA.

Become an Issaquah High School New Family Ambassador

Issaquah High (IH) School PTSA New Family Ambassadors offer social and educational opportunities to new IH families, connecting them to established families, answering questions, offering support, and providing resources. The PTSA is scheduling get-togethers, family dinners, and events throughout the year. If you have questions or want to sign up, email IH PTSA New Family Ambassadors.

Tracie Jones is an Issaquah Highlands resident.