2021-2022 Back to School Information for Families and Students


  • This page is constantly being updated. Please check back frequently. 

    Click the Links for Elementary, Middle School, and High School specific information.


    General


    The District is planning for a full return on September 1, 2021. Full-return is defined as all students attending in-person five days per week for the full-school day (daily schedule prior to COVID-19).
     
     
     
    RSVP: The RSVP process lets parents verify information online. Beginning August 2nd, you will be able to log into your Skyward Family Access account and complete all the district forms, permission slips, and notifications required for the start of school. Parents and guardians will also verify their student demographic information and update phone numbers, email addresses, and emergency contacts. All parents are required to complete and/or acknowledge all forms for their children. Parents will not be able to view their child’s schedule or placement in Skyward before the first day of school without completing RSVP.

    Forms should be completed prior to secondary Fees and Photos Days (Aug. 23rd for IMS and Aug. 24th/25th for MIHS), or the first day of school, Sept 1st for elementary students.

    Note: For students who have more than 1 household, while the 2nd household parents/guardians can verify and complete RSVP steps, the final RSVP submission can only be made by the primary household parent/guardian.

    Skyward Family Access allows you to view:
    • Student’s schedule
    • Daily Attendance
    • Food Service account information
    • Report Cards

    Skyward Family Access – Login/Password Information:

    • Click on the Family Access link: http://mercerislandschools.org/faskyward
    • If you have forgotten your login/password or if you are retrieving if for the first time, click the “Forgot your Login/Password?” link.
    • Enter your email address (the one provided on your enrollment at the time of registration) or your username.
    • Click on the Submit button.
    • Your login and password will be sent to your email address.

    If you need further assistance, please contact Vanessa Adams at 206-236-3330 or by email at Vanessa.Adams@mercerislandschools.org.

    Placement letters will not be mailed to our families. Instead, you will log onto Skyward to determine your child’s Placement. Once you have completed the RSVP requirements, you will be able to see your child’s schedule/placement.

    Grades K-5 – Placements open Friday, August 27, 4:30 p.m.
    Grades 6-8 – Schedules open Monday, August 23, 8:00 a.m.
    Grades 9-12 – Schedules open Friday, August 20, 4:00 p.m.

    RSVP FAQs

    2021-2022 Regular Hours:

    Elementary Schools 9:15 am – 3:45 pm
    Islander Middle School 8:25 am – 2:50 pm
    Mercer Island High School 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 
    See below for Late-Start Wednesdays (high school only).

    2021-2022 Early-Release Wednesdays: 

    Elementary Schools 9:15 am – 2:05 pm
    Islander Middle School 8:25 am – 1:20 pm

    2021-2022 Late-Start Wednesdays (high school only)

    Mercer Island High School 8:45 am – 2:50 pm
    On Wednesdays only, the high school will start at 8:45 am and end at 2:50 pm. 
     

    Transportation Information

    Before and after school childcare: 

    MISD has selected a new provider for the 2021-22 school year. Innovation Learning is an extended learning provider, offering after-school programs that help children develop 21st Century skills in a safe, fun, and academically focused setting, right at your elementary school. Registration is scheduled to open for the 2021-22 school year on June 4, 2021. Parents may register at www.InnovationLearning.com. For questions email info@innovationlearning.com.

     


    Elementary 


    ELEMENTARY TECHNOLOGY HELP

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  IP | LR | NW | WM (Note: LR is going back to ordering supplies in bulk which are then purchased by their PTA via their annual PTA Ask).

    KINDERGARTEN PLAYDATES, JULY AND AUGUST: IP | LR  | NW | WM

    August 2021:
    Elementary class schedules on Skyward Family Access, date and time TBD.  You must complete the RSVP prior to viewing your child’s placement in Skyward.

    Monday, August 2, 2021:
    Elementary RSVP Skyward Family Access opens, 10:00 AM. 

    Monday, August 9, 2021:
    Elementary school offices reopen on a limited schedule through August 26.
    Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM to Noon or by appointment. Fridays only by appointment.

    Friday, August 27, 2021:
    Elementary placements will be available at 4:30 PM in Skyward Family Access. You must complete the RSVP prior to viewing your child’s placement in Skyward.

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021:
            • 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, September 1, 2021:
    First Day of School Grades 1-12. This is a typical early-release Wednesday for elementary: Students in grades 1-5 will attend from 9:10 AM - 2:05 PM today. All RSVP forms must be completed prior to today.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021:
            • IP Welcome Coffee: 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
            • LR Welcome Coffee: 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
            • NW Welcome Coffee, Gr. 1-5: 9:20 AM - 9:50 AM
            • WM Welcome Coffee: 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

    Wednesday-Thursday, September 1-2, 2021:
    WaKids Kindergarten Connection Conferences: By appointment during the first two days of school. Parents will receive email communication about scheduling a Kindergarten Connection meeting.

    Thursday, September 2, 2021:
    IMS Welcome Back Parent Coffee, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 

    Friday, September 3, 2021:
         • NW Welcome Coffee: 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

    Friday, September 3, 2021:
    First Day of School for Kindergarten. Half-day: 9:10 AM - 12:15 PM.

    Monday, September 6, 2021:
    Labor Day. No School

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021:
    WM PTSA Ice Cream and Trivia Night, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

    Thursday, September 9, 2021:
    LR Fall Family Picnic, 5:00 PM 

    Monday, September 13, 2021:
    LR Curriculum Night:
            Gr. K-2: 5:00 PM
            Gr. 3-5: 6:00 PM
    NW Curriculum Night:
            Gr. K-2, ECSE: 6:00 PM
            Gr. 3-5: 5:00 PM

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021:
    IP Curriculum Night
            Gr. K-5: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    WM Curriculum Night:
            Gr. 3-5: 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
            Gr. K-2: 5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

    Friday, September 17, 2021 
    IP Back to School Bash, 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021: 
    NW Fall Family Social, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

    Thursday, September 23, 2021:
    WM New Family Social, 7:00 PM 

    Friday, September 24, 2021:
    WM Back2School packets and Wolf Wear Orders Due

    Friday, September 24, 2021:
    WM Picture Day, 9:00 AM 3:30 PM

    Monday, September 27 & Tuesday, September 28, 2021:
    IP Picture Days 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021:
    LR Picture Day, 9:30 AM 

    Thursday, September 30, 2021:
    NW Picture Day, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Thursday, October 7, 2021:
    MISD New Family Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Zoom webinar

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021:
    LR Picture Retakes, 9:30 AM 

    Thursday, November 4, 2021:
    IP Picture Retakes, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM 

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021:
    WM Picture Retakes, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM 

    Thursday, November 18, 2021:
    NW Picture Retake Day, 7:30 AM 12:00 PM 

    Elementary Back-To-School RSVP Forms


    Islander Middle School


    Monday, August 2, 2021:
    IMS RSVP Skyward Family Access opens, 10:00 AM. 

    Monday, August 9, 2021:
    IMS office reopens. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Tuesday - Thursday, by appointment only. Regular office hours/days resume on August 30. 
    by appointment only.

    Monday, August 23, 2021:
    IMS class schedules will be available at 8:00 AM in Skyward Family Access. You must complete the RSVP prior to viewing your child’s placement in Skyward.

    Monday, August 23, 2021:
    All RSVP forms must be completed prior to today.
    Gr. 6: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
    Gr. 7-8: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Monday, August 23, 2021:
    IMS Photo Day

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021:
    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. There will be complete bus coverage for both times.

    Thursday, September 2, 2021:
    IMS Welcome Back Parent Coffee/PTSA meeting,
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

    Thursday, September 9, 2021:
    IMS New Family Pizza Event
     postponed until further notice. 

    Monday, September 20, 2021:
    IMS Photo Make-Up Day (for students who missed photos on Back2School Day on August 23), 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021:
    IMS 7/8 Grade Curriculum Night, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. 

    Thursday, September 23, 2021:
    IMS 6th Grade Curriculum Night, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

    Thursday, October 7, 2021:
    MISD New Family Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Zoom webinar

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021:
    IMS Photo Retake Day (for photos that didn't turn out), 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

    IMS Back-To-School RSVP Forms


    Mercer Island High School 


    Thursday, July 22, 2021:
    MIHS Fall sports registration opens. MIHS Athletics

    Wednesday, July 29, 2021:
    MIHS Athletic Office reopens to the public, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM.

    Monday, August 2, 2021:
    MIHS RSVP Skyward Family Access opens, 10:00 AM. 

    Monday, August 9, 2021:
    MIHS Main Office Staff returns from summer break, 
    7:00 am - 3:30 pm. (HS office closed July 1st through August 6th).

    Monday, August 16, 2021:
    Football Registration due. MIHS Athletics

    Wednesday, August 18, 2021:
    MIHS Counseling Office reopens daily from 7:30 AM -3:30 PM. New student registration with counselors by appointment only August 18-30, 2021. 

    Counselors must prioritize students who do not have a complete schedule or who are not placed at the correct level (i.e. Algebra 1 instead of Geometry).

    Students who are newly registered to the district should email their assigned counselor after completing the online registration process. Again, they will get priority in terms of addressing scheduling concerns.

    We will send out information prior to schedules going live in Skyward with specifics about addressing schedules, counselor access, etc.

    2021-2022 student schedule: please know that the schedules will be available in Skyward starting on Friday, August 20th after 4:00 pm. Please know that our priority will be making corrections to the schedules with errors that affect a student’s graduation status.

    The criteria to request a schedule correction are:

    • A prerequisite course has not been met
    • I am a Senior missing a course to meet a graduation requirement
    • A course level is incorrect (e.g., change to Honors, missing core subject)
    • I would like to drop a 7th course for balance purposes
    • I have 5 or fewer courses

    Since the master schedule is based on student requests made in the spring and most classes are already full, we are NOT able to accommodate requests for:

    • Specific teachers
    • Specific times
    • Taking classes with friends
    • Taking a 7th course

    If your request meets the above criteria, please complete and submit a digital Schedule Correction Form (located on the MIHS Counseling Department website).

    The last day to ADD a class is Wednesday, September 8.

    Please continue to attend your original schedule until you see a change in the schedule reflected in your Skyward account.

    If you do not see a change in your schedule by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 8, your request was not able to be fulfilled.

     

    Wednesday, August 18, 2021:
    MIHS first day of Football and registration for all other sports. 

    Friday, August 20, 2021:
    MIHS class schedules will be available at 4:00 PM in Skyward Family Access. You must complete the RSVP prior to viewing your child’s placement in Skyward.

    Monday, August 23, 2021:
    First day of all other sports.

    Tuesday, August 24, 2021:
    MIHS Fees and Photos Day - Sophomores and Juniors. Sophomores: 8:00 AM -11:00 AM. Juniors: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. All RSVP forms must be completed prior to today. Add/Drop forms will be available digitally on the Counseling website. For questions, please visit the Counseling Table.

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021:
    MIHS Fees and Photos Day - Freshmen and Seniors. Freshmen: 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 digitally on the Counseling website. For questions, please visit the Counseling Table.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    First Day of School

    • 9th Grade students will begin with Freshman Orientation beginning at 8:00.
    • Lunch will be provided for Freshmen at 11:00
    • 10th - 12th Grade students will begin a rotation of all classes starting at 11:35.
    • School will end at the regular time at 3:00.

    Monday, September 6, 2021:
    Labor Day. No School

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021:
    MIHS Last Day to add a class

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021:
    MIHS Picture Retake Day, all grades: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Students will come out of class.

    Friday, September 10, 2021:
    MIHS Welcome Coffee, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021:
    MIHS College Application Process for seniors during Islander Hour

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021:
    MIHS Marketplace and Curriculum Night, 5:00 PM

    Thursday, October 7, 2021:
    MISD New Family Event, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Zoom webinar

    Monday, October 11, 2021:
    MIHS last day to drop a class without a “W” (withdraw)

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021:
    MIHS Picture Retake Day, all grades: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Students will come out of class. 

    MIHS Back-To-School RSVP Forms