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Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

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Welcome to Discovery Elementary School! Discovery is a diverse, inclusive and kind community of life-long learners committed to fostering a strong sense of belonging for all our students in order to support their academic, personal and social growth.  We are glad that you are a part of our special learning community! It is the people who make our learning community so special and unique. From the committed and compassionate educators who make up our staff to the engaged and supportive families who partner in the education of our students, and most importantly, to our incredible students themselves, Discovery is made great by the people who call our school home. We look forward to continuing to build this community together this school year!

As we prepare for the 2023-24 school year, following are a few important dates at Discovery to keep on your calendars:

  • Enrollment Verification Process (EVP) Online: August 7-13
  • First Day of School, 1st-5th Grades: August 29th
  • Curriculum Night (ECE, Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten & 1st grade): August 31st, 6:00 p.m.
  • First Day of Kindergarten & ECE: September 1st
  • First Day of School for Transitional Kindergarten: Group A- Sept 7th, Group B- Sept 11th
  • Curriculum Night (Grades 2-5): September 7, 6:00 p.m.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: November 8th  & 9th

Thank you for partnering with us in supporting the success and well-being of every student, every day, as we prepare for the school year ahead. We appreciate your support and encourage you to go to our website as well as the Issaquah School District website for additional information. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact our school office at 425-837-4100.

Again, welcome to Discovery; we look forward to learning together!


Kathy Keegan
Discovery Elementary

Handbook Sections

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General Information

Review general handbook information for the school year, including items such as attendance and dress code.

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Expectations for academic comprehension during the school year.

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Student Conduct

Behavioral expectations for all students during the school year.

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Health Information

Information regarding the nurse's office, health procedures and home/hospital instruction.

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Family Involvement, Clubs and Activities

Information on volunteer opportunities and student organizations.