Island Park Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Emergency Contingencies at Island Park

    Dear Families,

    In recognition of the recent safety threats at the high and middle schools, I thought it important to share a few words regarding how we prepare for emergency contingencies as well as offer a few safety reminders. 

    We help students prepare for emergency situations each month by practicing either a fire, earthquake or lockdown drill.  Drills are conducted in a sensitive, non-frightening manner to teach behaviors that maximize safety. Students are told that lockdown drills are conducted to address what to do if something unsafe is outside of the school.  We never communicate graphic or scary scenarios to students.  

    We work closely with district central office and Mercer Island Police personnel to review procedures and learn up-to-date protocols and procedures. For example, two summers ago the entire district, under the auspices of the police department, conducted and de-constructed a district-wide evacuation drill.  This past summer, a district team attended a regional training with local emergency response agencies. We are constantly reviewing emergency procedures and related issues at administrative and school-level meetings.

    Please click here to read more of Principal Hoffman's message...

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.

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