October 11, 2020









There has been an expression of concern by a group of Issaquah secondary-level students about this year's Reflections theme, "I Matter Because..." We want to clarify that this theme has no connection to any social or cultural movement. The annual Reflections theme was created and selected two years ago by a then first-grade student, Rylee Stier, who was inspired by the impact that wildfires had on her California town.  


We believe this theme is a wonderful opportunity for students to dig deep, to identify ways that they are powerful. We hope that all of our students will be moved to create something meaningful: an expression of their own strength, how they are valuable, or why they are important in their family or community. 


This is a statement from National PTA regarding the theme, "I Matter Because...":

"With the call for meaningful steps to dismantle structural racism, this theme provides new meaning and an opportunity to engage and elevate the voices of students of color. This is a priority, now more than ever, and National PTA is committed to standing behind our beliefs and mission to make every child's potential a reality."


Click here to view a message from our National PTA President, Anna King:



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Free Lunch & Breakfast for ISD Students

Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, the Issaquah School District will begin offering free lunches to all students 18 and under. Beginning the week of Sept. 28, the District will also begin providing breakfast and will add additional meal pickup days and locations.

Beginning Monday, September 28  

Beginning Monday, September 28, the district will begin providing breakfast and lunch, will add one pickup day per week, and will add four more pickup sites. These meals will be provided at no cost to families.


  • Mondays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pick up breakfast and lunch for three days on Mondays and pick up breakfast and lunch for two days on Thursdays.
  • This schedule will continue until at least December, or until federal funding runs out.


Students may pick up a meal package for themselves, or parents/guardians may pick up for each student in their household.


Food service staff at all locations follow all CDC and Health Department recommendations for safety, including social distancing and wearing face coverings.


Each component of the meals will be packaged separately to maintain food quality. For example, the bread, meat, cheese and condiments of a sandwich will be packaged separately and need to be assembled at home. Students will be able to select between meat or meatless entrées. Refrigeration of some items will be required and some minimal cooking may be required. Cooking instructions will be provided as needed.



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