New Families Information

Welcome to Islander Middle School! We are so glad to have you as new members of our IMS and Mercer Island community. The following is just a summary of some information you may be interested in. If you have specific questions or comments or would like any additional information, please send an email to welcomenewfamilies@imsptsa.org.

PTSA

By joining the PTSA you will receive an IMS Directory and you will have voice and vote at PTSA General Membership Meetings.

Communication – Stay Informed!

School News – Our school newsletter is emailed monthly with great information on upcoming events and activities and announcements as well as updates from IMS Administrators and the MISD Superintendent.

Throughout any given month you may also receive quick email blasts with important information about immediate upcoming events.

Emergency Notifications – Information on school outages and other emergencies will be posted to the Public Schools Emergency Communication System by 5:30 am by Mercer Island’s Superintendent. Sign up for Mercer Island emergency notifications at www.flashalert.net.

Skyward Family Access – Skyward Family Access is our state-wide student information system. With Skyward you will get access to your child’s grades, attendance and food service account information. To sign up, please contact Mary Newcomer at 206-230-6336. She will create a login and password and mail them to you. For changes in address or emergency contacts please advise the school registrar/administrative assistant.

Absentee Line – If your child is going to be absent from or late to school, please call the Islander Middle School Absentee Line at 206-236-3400 and leave a message with the date, first and last name of your student, grade and reason for absence.

Helpful numbers

Student Center – 206-236-3400

Nurse – 206-230-6158

Transportation – 206-236-3335

School Hours

School starts at 8:20 each morning. Wednesdays are Early Release days and students get out at 1:20. All other days of the week students are dismissed at 2:50.

Transportation

New families will be contacted by the District Transportation Department regarding your designated bus stop and pick up/drop off schedule. Parents can make alternative arrangements for their children to take the bus to after school programs located at the Boys and Girls Club. Please contact the district transportation office to make alternative arrangements. 206-236-3335.

MISD School Funding

Islander Middle School ASK – supports both PTSA and IMS ASB activities including classroom enrichment, learning support, field trips. The ASK replaces other fundraising activities such as magazine sales, auctions, etc. The suggested donation will help fund the outstanding programs provided at Islander Middle School.

Mercer Island Schools Foundation – Fall Phone-a-thon provides classroom enrichment, fulfills teacher grant requests, and supports curriculum. The Spring Campaign focuses on retaining teachers and teacher coaches.

Community Resources

Mercer Island Reporter

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation

Youth and Family Services

Mercer Island Library

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce

Farmers Market

Boys and Girls Club

Mercer Island Swimming Pool

Stroum Jewish Community Center

Youth Theatre Northwest