MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Hello Newcastle families! This is a friendly reminder there is no school Wed., Nov. 22 through Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday break. We wish all our students, staff and families a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, Nov. 27.
Issaquah School District is excited to share a new partnership with Care Solace, a central hub that connects students, staff and their families to care. Care Solace can quickly help find therapists, programs, make appointments, and navigate insurance (even for those with no insurance) matched to the patient’s needs. This is a free and confidential service provided to Issaquah School District students, staff, and family members of students or staff.
Come watch the Newcastle Elementary School perform at the 2nd annual winter music festival for the city of Newcastle!
Because we are heading into a busy holiday period, please remember the attendance office needs to know when your student will be absent.
If your student will miss one or two days of school please email the office at: email@example.com with the following information: student name, teacher, dates of absence and reason for absence.
The safety of all our students and staff is a top priority. Recent events locally and around the world remind me of the importance of creating an environment where all members of our school community engage in learning and care for each other. We are aware that students in our district shared social media posts about student-led walkouts at some of our high schools and middle schools on Nov. 29.
In November's community update video, Superintendent Heather Tow-Yick shares about her gratitude and also about Care Solace, which is partnering with the district to help connect students, staff, and families with providers for mental health and substance abuse. Their service is available every day of the year, and in more than 200 languages.
As a reminder, we hope to hear from parents, guardians, staff and students about what "Authentic Engagement" means to you. More than 80% of the people who have participated in the ThoughtExchange so far are students, which we love; however, we would value additional parent, staff and community response as well.
Parents are invited to join the Literacy Adoption Parent Advisory Group at 10 a.m. on Nov. 30 at the district office to learn about elementary reading and writing curricula selected for field testing.
Issaquah School District is excited to share a new partnership with Care Solace, a central hub that connects students, staff and their families to mental health and substance use care. Care Solace can quickly help find therapists, programs, make appointments, and navigate insurance (even for those without insurance) matched to the patient’s needs. The district will host an online event via Zoom to offer families more information about Care Solace at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 4.