Issaquah School District back-to-school essentials

August 21, 2012

By Staff

First day back

The first day of school is set for Sept. 4. For the bell times for your school, go to your school’s website or www.issaquah.wednet.edu/school/belltimes.aspx.

Basic stats

The Issaquah School District has more than 17,500 students and covers a 110-square mile area. The district includes 15 elementary schools, five middle schools and three comprehensive high schools. There is also the alternative Tiger Mountain Community High School and the Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie. The latter is part of the district but is Washington state’s juvenile detention facility.

District website

The main district web address is www.issaquah.wednet.edu. Look on the right side of the main page for links important for any given month. For example, “August Links” include “School bell times for 2012” and “Annual verification of elementary enrollment.” Look on the left side of the district’s Web page for links to coming events.

Verify enrollment

According to the district website, lime green enrollment verification postcards went out to elementary school families in July. Parents are asked to follow the instructions on the cards. You also can verify your children’s elementary school enrollment at www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/enrollmen/elemverify.aspx.

Family Access

A link to this website sits at the bottom right of the district main page. The site provides parents and students online access to student information, including test scores, attendance, class schedules and immunization records. Parents or students need a password to log in to Family Access. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can get a new one sent to the email address on file with the district. If you have questions about Family Access logins, contact your middle school or high school registrar or your elementary school secretary.

Supply variances

School supplies vary by building. You can find what your child needs on the website for each individual school. If you don’t know the web address for your school, go to the main district site www.issquah.wednet.edu. Click on “Our Schools” to find a link to the site for your child’s school.

Bus routes

You can find your child’s bus route and schedule at www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/transportation/elink.aspx. You will be redirected to E-Link 2012, which will display your attendance area school and the nearest stop to your house; 2012-13 route information (bus number and pick-up and drop-off times) will be available in E-Link 2012 the week of Aug. 27. All bus-riding students enrolled before Aug. 6 will receive yellow route information cards in the mail in late August.

Free/reduced lunches

Free and reduced-price lunches are available to children from households that meet federal income guidelines. Parents must fill out a district application, which can be found at www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/departments/operations/foodservice.aspx. It is available in English and Spanish.

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