2019-2020 Back to School Information for Families and Students


  • Elementary (scroll down for middle school and high school)


    Monday, August 5, 2019:
    Elementary school offices reopen on a limited schedule until September 4. Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM to Noon. Closed on Fridays. Call to schedule afternoon appointments.

    Thursday, August 15, 2019:
    Elementary RSVP Skyward Family Access opens, 8:00 AM. 

    Friday, August 30, 2019:
    Elementary class schedules will be available on Skyward Family Access at 4:30 PM.  You must complete the RSVP prior to viewing your child’s placement in Skyward.

    Tuesday, September 3, 2019:
    • Island Park Open House: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lakeridge Open House: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Northwood Open House: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • West Mercer Open House: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Wednesday-Friday, September 4-6, 2019:
    Kindergarten students and families meet with teachers for WaKids conferences. Kindergarten families will sign up for their individual conference time through their child's school. Information will be provided in August.

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019:
    First Day of School Grades 1-12. This is a typical early-release Wednesday for elementary: Students in grades 1-5 will attend from 9:15 AM - 2:05 PM today. All RSVP forms must be completed prior to today.

    Monday, September 9, 2019:
    First Day of school for Kindergarten - Full day 9:15 AM - 3:45 PM.

    Thursday, October 3, 2019:
    District New Family Event, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Islander Middle School Commons.

    Elementary Back-To-School RSVP Forms


    Islander Middle School


    Thursday, August 8, 2019:
    IMS office reopens with the hours of 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday - Friday, or by appointment. New enrollment walk-in hours are 9:00 am-noon only or by appointment.

    Thursday, August 15, 2019:
    IMS RSVP Skyward Family Access opens, 8:00 AM.

    Monday, August 26, 2019:
    IMS class schedules will be available on Skyward Family Access at 8:00 AM.

    Monday, August 26, 2019:
    IMS Back2School Day. All RSVP forms must be completed prior to today.

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019:
    First Day of School Grades 1-12. This is an early-release Wednesday for IMS: Students will attend from 8:25 AM - 1:20 PM, with two start times based on grade: PLEASE SEE DETAILED FIRST DAY SCHEDULE. There will be complete bus coverage for both times.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019:
    IMS Welcome Back Parent Coffee, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019:
    IMS New Families Pizza/6th grade Pizza Dinner, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.

    Thursday, September 12, 2019:
    IMS Mandarin Outreach Program, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.

    Monday, September 16, 2019:
    IMS Photo Day, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019:
    IMS 6th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019:
    IMS 7/8 Grade Curriculum Night, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

    Thursday, October 3, 2019:
    District New Family Event, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Islander Middle School Commons.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019:
    IMS Photo Retake Day, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM.

    IMS Back-To-School RSVP Forms


    Mercer Island High School


    Thursday, August 1, 2019:
    MIHS Fall sports online registration opens.

    Monday, August 5, 2019:
    MIHS Main Office reopens to the public, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.
    MIHS Athletic Office reopens to the public, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

    Thursday, August 15, 2019:
    MIHS RSVP Skyward Family Access opens, 8:00 AM.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019:
    MIHS final class schedules will be available on Skyward Family Access at 4:00 PM. Please check the final student schedule before making any inquiries. There will be no adjustments made to individual schedules until the Fall.

    Requests to Add/Drop a class: With scheduling, our priority is to make sure every student has six (6) classes and that these fulfill graduation requirements.
    Because our master schedule is created based on student requests, we are able to consider Add/Drop requests only for the following reasons:

    • Recommended/Sequential classes not completed
    • Senior in need of a graduation requirement
    • Incorrect course level
    • 5 or fewer classes assigned

    Therefore, we are not able to accommodate requests for specific teachers or for specific periods. Add/Drop Forms will be available in the Counseling Center during Fees & Photos Days August 27-28.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019:
    MIHS Counseling Office reopens daily from 7:30 AM -3:30 PMNew student registration with counselors by appointment only August 21-26th.
    MIHS first day of football: MIHS football registration packets are due August 16.

    Monday, August 26, 2019:
    MIHS first day of Fall sports. All other sports registration packets are due August 22

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019:
    MIHS Fees and Photos Day - Sophomores and Juniors. Sophomores: 8:00 AM -11:00 AM. Juniors1:00 PM-4:00 PM. All RSVP forms must be completed prior to today. Add/Drop forms will be available and can be submitted at the Counselor Table.

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019:
    MIHS Fees and Photos Day - Freshmen and SeniorsFreshmen: 8:00 AM -11:00 AM. Seniors: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. All RSVP forms must be completed prior to today. Add/Drop forms will be available and can be submitted at the Counselor Table.

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019:
    First Day of School Grades 1-12. The first day for MIHS follows a special schedule and is not a typical "late-start Wednesday". Please see MIHS Daily Schedules including the first day/first week. There will be regular busing for students who attend at 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM and a second schedule of normal bus routes for the late start that will pick up 3.5 hrs later: MIHS 1st Day Transportation.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019:
    MIHS: Last day to add a class.

    Friday, September 13, 2019:
    MIHS PTSA Welcome Coffee, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.

    Monday, September 23, 2019:
    MIHS college application process for seniors and parents/guardians, 6:30 PM -7:30 PM in the PAC.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019:
    MIHS Marketplace and Curriculum Night.

    Thursday, October 3, 2019:
    District New Family Event, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Islander Middle School Commons.

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019:
    MIHS: Last day to drop a class without a “W” (withdraw).

    Thursday, October 10, 2019:
    MIHS Beyond High School Night (formerly Post-Secondary Night), 6:30 PM -8:30 PM.

    MIHS Back-To-School RSVP Forms