Issaquah Special Education PTSA

Dedicated to helping all children reach their potential

Welcome to the Issaquah Special Education PTSA

We are the newly formed Issaquah Special Education PTSA 2.6.13. We represent teachers, students and families across all Issaquah School District schools.

We became a chartered PTSA in the Spring, 2022, with 77 charter members, and became an official PTSA on April 5, 2022.

We will begin our membership process in August for the 2022-2023 school year!

Please join us and check back as we add more information and resources to this website. 

You can also find us on instagram and facebook!

@issaquahspecialeducationptsa
Email us at issaquahspecialeducationptsa@gmail.com

Announcements

General Membership Meeting June 6

Our newly chartered Issaquah Special Education PTSA is having our first General Membership Meeting on June 6th! We are so excited to be part of our Issaquah School District PTSA community. In addition to learning about our new PTSA we will also hear from district leaders including Superintendent Ron Thiele and School Board Director Sydne Mullings. 
 
While this is for our new PTSA members we still welcome visitors to our meeting who would like to learn more about us. Hope to see you there!
 
Issaquah Special Education PTSA General Membership Meeting
 
June 6th at 7:30-9:00 p.m. - Doors open at 7 p.m. to socialize

Issaquah Community Center, View Room
301 Rainier Blvd S
Issaquah, WA 98027

 

ISD to host School Board Town Hall 

A School Board Town Hall will be held on June 7th from 7-8:30 pm at Cedar Trails Elementary

 

This meeting is an in-person, interactive experience where the audience can ask questions for the board using a tech tool which then sorts them to the most frequently asked. This is a great way to hear from your school board!

 

Visit the ISD website for more info. 

 

Parentwiser Spring Survey is available 

Parentwiser, the Parent education program in the Issaquah School District provided by the PTSA and Issaquah Schools Foundation, has a survey to help determine topics for next year's events. Please click here to fill out survey.  

 

Issaquah School District to offer Learning Ally to all qualified students

ISD, in partnership with Issaquah Schools Foundation, will offer access to Learning Ally to all qualified students in the district. If your student is struggling with reading they may qualify (your student does not need to have an IEP or 504). 

If your student is struggling with reading they may qualify for access to Learning Ally.

 

Click here to learn more about Learning Ally in ISD and to learn about how to access this tool.

 

FAQ about the Issaquah Special Education PTSA

Why do we need a special education PTSA?
We have amazing PTAs at every school in our district and their mission and programs are focused on the individual school communities they serve. Our PTSA’s mission is different: we focus solely on the special education community. Since our students are spread out across the 26 schools in our district it can be difficult for families to know each other.

This PTSA was formed to strengthen the entire special education community in the district. Our objective is to create a community that learns from each other, shares resources and advocates for the needs of special education students. 

 

Should I still join my school’s PTSA?
Absolutely! Individual school PTA’s serve a critical purpose at each school, supporting the teachers and staff and programs for students. Please consider joining both your school as well as our PTSA!

 

Whom does this PTSA represent?
This PTSA represents all students that receive special education services, as well as teachers, staff and district staff in special education or the special services department at the district. The number of students, teachers and staff in special education and special services roughly equals the size of a comprehensive high school at about 2,000 people. 

Students that fall under this category would be those in the Academy for Community Transition (ACT), Early Childhood Education Special Education Classroom Program (ECEAP),  and those with IEPs (Individualized Education Program). 

While students that receive only 504 accommodations are not technically considered to be a student in special education, they still access some of the same accommodations. For that reason we welcome 504 students and families to also be part of Issaquah Special Education PTSA.