FAQs


    FAQs

    Issaquah Middle School Frequently Asked Questions
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    Take my child out of school earlyHave your child bring a note to the office before school indicating what time you will be picking your child up. Come into the office at least 10 minutes before you need to leave, ask to have your child called to the office and sign out your child. You may need to show ID.
    Tell the school that my child will be absent or tardyCall the school office at 425-837-6800 and press 1. Leave your child’s first and last name, grade and the reason for the absence/tardy. Please spell your student’s first and last names. Send a note with your child when he/she returns to school.
    Find out the school daily schedulesThe school day is 8:15 am to 2:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Go to the IMS website for the daily schedules.
    Arrange for a planned absence such as a family tripCollect a Pre Arranged Absence Form from the office or download one from the IMS website. The form must be signed by all teachers, a parent or guardian and approved by the Principal. Submit at least one week prior to the absence.
    Arrange for my student to ride a different busSend a note to the office before school to get a bus pass. Be aware that some buses do not have room and bus passes cannot be issued. Bus passes are not issued the first 5 days and last 2 weeks of school.
    Find my student’s bus pick up and drop offFind Your School and Bus Route
    Change my address and/or phone number or Emergency Contact InformationContact the Registrar at 425-837-6818.
    Register or withdraw my student from IMSContact the Registrar at 425-837-6818.
    Pay on my student’s lunch accountGo to MySchoolBucks.com or have your student give a check made payable to ISD Food Service to the lunchroom cashier.
    Find phone numbers and directions to other ISD schoolsSchools
    Learn about activities at IMS

    Activities and Athletics

    Sign up for IMS E-News.

    Find out about the school calendarEvents Calendar
    Find out about rules at IMSEvery student has a Student Handbook.
    Find out about assignments or gradesCheck Family Access or check the teacher’s website. Contact the teacher if you have questions.
    Get forgotten homework or lunch to my studentBring it to the office and an announcement will be made at lunch for your student to come to the office and pick it up. Faxed homework is not accepted.
    Arrange for my student to take medication at schoolBring medication in the original container with the prescription label and completed Authorization for Administration of Medication Form to the office. Students may not carry medications including over-the-counter medications unless approved by the School Nurse and Principal. Contact School Nurse at 425-837-6817.
    Find out what’s happening in the Issaquah School DistrictVisit the ISD website at www.issaquah.wednet.edu. There’s lots of information there and you can sign up for E-News.
    See if school has been cancelled or the schedule changed due to weather

    Check for an announcement on the radio, TV, or the ISD website.

    Call the ISD office at 425-837-7000 or the IMS office 425-837-6800.

    Check www.flashalert.net.

    You can also call the Transportation Department at 425-837-6333.

    Get a student directory & parent handbookPTSA provides a directory to its members. Go to www.issaquahmiddleptsa.org and join.
    Find demographic information on IMSOSPI Report Card
    Apply for Free and Reduced LunchFood Service Free and Reduced Lunch Program or pick up an application in the IMS office.
    Pay for fees or school-required supplies if I can’t afford themScholarship assistance is available. Contact the Bookkeeper at 425-837-6813.
    Join PTSA or volunteer to help with PTSA programsGo to the PTSA website www.issaquahmiddleptsa.org
    Find out about PTSA programs and eventsVisit the PTSA website, come to the monthly meetings, check the board in the hallway near the school office, or contact the PTSA at info@issaquahmiddleptsa.org.
    Find out about local community activitiesCommunity Fliers with Peachjar
    Register to voteOnce you have a Washington state driver’s license or ID, visit www.sos.wa.gov/elections/
    Find the names of your state legislatorsGo to app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/

    Sports FAQ's

    Issaquah Middle School Sports Frequently Asked Questions
    What are Intramural Sports?All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students may play on the appropriate intramural team.
    How many kids make the team if there are tryouts?This depends on the sport and will be explained by the coach.
    What time is practice?Practices begin right after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
    When do Activity Buses run?

    Activity Buses run Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when after school activities conclude.

    Check the Activity Bus Routes or in the office for bus routes.

    Note: Activity Buses do NOT stop at all the regular stops.

    How do students get to games/matches at other schools?Buses are provided to transport the team.
    What is the approximate time games are over?This depends on the game. Coaches will provide students with pick up information. Parents must pick students up as soon as buses arrive at IMS.
    Are parents welcome to attend games?Yes – parents are always welcome at games/matches. If you plan to take your student home directly from the game, you must make prior arrangement with the coach.