Spotlight on Success: August 14, 2020
A Message from Our Director
Dear Issaquah Schools Foundation Family, Friends and Community Partners:

It’s hard to believe that the 2020-21 school year is upon us. The Foundation has remained steadfast in supporting our students and community during these rapidly changing times. With remote learning planned for this fall, we would like to share an update on what we’ve been up to and how we are relevant, resilient, resourceful and adaptive to these ever changing times.

To every child’s success,
Cornell Atwater
Executive Director
Introducing the Fall Fitness Challenge!
Take a much-needed break from your screens, reconnect with friends, and accept the challenge to be active every day from 9/8-10/8/20. All ages, abilities, and activities welcome. 

Kick off fall with a new healthy routine, win prizes, and help raise funds that will be directed to support local students this fall. 

Learn more and register today:
Making An Impact
Online Learning Tools
We are focused on what is most needed during remote learning and are excited to provide our students with online resources. The Foundation is funding RazKids, Reading A-Z at the elementary level which will give students digital library options and leveled reading material, Newsela at middle school, giving students the opportunity to read about a given topic at their reading level for better engagement and understanding, and NoRedInk at the high school level - giving student tools and activities to support writing. We are happy to provide these resources for all kids in the district.
Upcoming Parent Education Events

Sept 14, 2020
What and when are our kids learning about race and bias? Not sure how to handle complicated conversations at home? Rosetta Lee, local educator, diversity consultant and activist, will explain what racial concepts are absorbed at what age and provide straightforward language on how to introduce hard topics like race, bias, diversity, and inclusivity. She will teach us how to process our childrens’ points of view and methods to develop intentionally inclusive children. Rosetta will close with advice on how to incorporate lessons of respect and tolerance in day-to-day activities before leaving time for Q&A.

How much do your teens know about race and racism? In what ways do our students experience the effects of implicit bias? Does your family want to know how to be an ally? Join Rosetta Lee, local educator, diversity consultant and activist, for an evening full of age-appropriate tools on how to address the complexities of race, racism, privilege, bias and inclusivity. Walk away with increased confidence and tools will help you handle tough topics and conversations for years to come with your teen. Q&A to follow. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend with supervision. 
Tools4School Donations
It's not too late!

Tools4School is a partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food & Clothing bank to provide school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need financial support.
You can help by donating a school supply kit here:
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