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Issaquah Highlands School Spotlight: February 2022

School Spotlight

ISD High School #4 Update

According to the Issaquah School District (ISD) website, ISD is currently working with the city of Issaquah staff to “determine the construction permit issuance schedule” for this project. At this time, ISD expects construction to start in June. The site location at 4200 – 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah (the former site of the Providence Heights College) will also accommodate a new elementary school. Get more information on the ISD website.

ParentWiser presents “Screen Wise: An Updated Perspective on Tech Use”

Worry students are detached, distracted by, or addicted to their digital devices? Media expert Devorah Heitner, Ph.D. offers empowering advice on raising resilient and kind kids in the digital age. Dr. Heitner will share strategies around educational vs. recreational screen use, how parents can mentor kids on social media, texting, and gaming, and providing direction on how to keep up with the news without getting overwhelmed. Join the virtual workshop on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Register online at ParentWiser.

2022 PTSA Awards: Honoring Educators and Individuals Impacting ISD

Issaquah PTSAs honor dedicated volunteers, educators, and advocates from our community by nominating exemplary individuals for the 2021 Golden Acorn Award, Outstanding Educator Award, and Outstanding Advocate Award. If you’re an ISD parent, student, or staff, nominate a dedicated individual who’s gone above and beyond. Visit your local PTSA website for more information and nomination forms (visit our Schools page for links); all nominations must be completed online.

Lunch for the Break: February Winter Break

Do you need extra help with food for your school-aged children during mid-winter break? “Lunch for the Break” is a community-wide program supporting children in grades K-12 in the Issaquah School District (ISD). This program helps alleviate hunger by providing a week’s worth of free grocery items for students to prepare breakfast, lunch, and snacks for themselves. In line with our current COVID-19 safety protocols, “Lunch for the Break” will take place at the front door of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank on Friday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m – 4 p.m. Registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a pickup time to help reduce wait times and keep our community safe.

ISD Kindergarten Registration Open Now

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is open until March 4. Visit the ISD New Student Enrollment website to get started. Once the online process is complete, neighborhood schools require additional forms. Check individual school websites or contact the front offices directly to learn more. (Find school website links on our Schools page.)

Tracie Jones is a Wisteria Park resident.