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Beginning August 15, parents and guardians will be able to log into their Skyward Family Access account and complete all the district forms, permission slips and notifications required for the start of school.
Dear Island Park Families,
Welcome back to school!
I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.
All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyful and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.
A warm welcome to new Island Park families. I look forward to meeting and working with you. Please make a note of our welcome-back-to-school community coffee at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4.
About Island Park
Island Park is one of four elementary schools in the Mercer Island School District. It is located in the middle of the island, at 5437 Island Crest Way.
Principal David Hoffman and Associate Principal Lisa Deen lead a staff of 65 who serve approximately 425 students. We are host of the district's English Language Learners (ELL) program and Personalized Learning Program (PLP) for students with special learning needs. Other special programs include a Special Education Resource Room; Counseling, LAP (remedial reading); technology integrated classrooms; music, art, Spanish, library, and PE specialists; technology TOSAs; a tuition-based foreign language program; student council; before school choir, band and orchestra programs; and after school clubs including chess and art clubs.
Island Park Elementary was awarded the Washington Overall Achievement Award in 2009-2014 and was recognized with achievement awards in science and math for the 2011-2012 school year. Island Park was also a designated King County "Level III Green School" in the spring of 2012.
Island Park uses district adopted curriculum as the foundation for its instructional program. Individual teachers and/or grade level teams assess students' needs and adapt instruction as necessary for learning to occur. Teachers frequently integrate material from several disciplines to make learning more meaningful for students.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Island Park Back to School Bash
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM MIEA Rep Council Meeting
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM MI Parent Edge: Hidden in Plain Sight at MIHS
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Destination Imagination information night at IMS
September 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting
September 27, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MIHS Homecoming Parade