When the Coronavirus quarantine negatively impacted businesses throughout Issaquah, owners began finding creative ways to serve customers. Food delivery services have increased throughout the area, as has outdoor dining. The City of Issaquah has been working with restaurants as well by closing some streets and opening a Streatery on Front Street during the weekends. One local restaurant, Montalcino Ristorante Italiano, partnered with a food delivery service, owned by musician Tony...
The following memo was distributed today from Mr. Ron Thiele, Superintendent of Issaquah Schools, recommending 100% remote learning when the 2020-2021 school year commences. _____ Dear Issaquah School District Community, Over the last several weeks we have been actively engaged in developing school reopening and reimagining plans for the 2020-21 school year. I have previously written about this process and again want to express my sincere gratitude to the ISD staff, parents and...
As the start of the 2020-2021 school year approaches, the Issaquah School District continues to focus on safe and secure ways to reintroduce children to the classroom, in-person and/or virtually. And there are other options available for parents to consider. The Issaquah School District offers alternative approaches to education, along with resources to learn more about options such as home-based instruction or at-home learning. Home-Based Instruction, often referred to as home...
The following email was sent to residents in the Issaquah School District Community today, Wednesday July 16, 2020. For the past few weeks six Work Groups made up of dozens of Issaquah School District staff, students and parents have been developing a reopening plan for our schools this fall. It may be better to call it a “reimagining plan.” The delivery of instruction and creation of learning opportunities, either in-person,...
Voted by 425 Magazine two years in a row as the Best Festival in Washington and the largest two day festival in the state,...
The Issaquah Development Commission will hold a remote meeting on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the District’s plans to build a...
At schools across the Issaquah School District, many student athletes are beginning preparation for fall sports, in hopes that they will be allowed to...
The City of Issaquah City Council regular monthly meeting will be held tonight beginning at 7 pm, and there are several ways to participate...
On Saturday, June 27, the City of Issaquah announced a special session for city council members to be held on Monday, June 29 to...
The following memorandum was released today by the City of Issaquah administration in advance of Monday June 29th's special City Council meeting to address...

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Free Personal Protective Equipment For Business & Non-Profits

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with King County and other government agencies is offering free access to PPE for the business...

Issaquah School Board to Deliberate Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Case

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City of Issaquah Announces Streatery Pilot Program

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Skyline Vocal Jazz Goes Virtual for Graduation

The coronavirus shutdown which closed many local schools made class difficult for many high school musicians. At Skyline high school, the Vocal Jazz choir...

The Power of Persistence, Creativity, and Respect

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Teen Artist Taylor Wang of Issaquah Receives National Honors

MIAMI, FL (05/23/2020) – 16-year-old Taylor Wang from Issaquah High School was selected to participate in Primetime, a virtual photography exhibition curated by YoungArts...