First Student Day at Our New Building is March 1st!
We can’t wait to welcome students to school on March 1st at our beautiful new building located at 1929 NW Talus Dr., Issaquah.
We have a great day planned for our students tomorrow that we know will be informational & fun! Above all else we want students to feel welcomed and comfortable getting around our new building!
Before tomorrow gets underway, we wanted to share some important arrival and dismissal information so families could view and review together in advance.
Arrival & Dismissal at our New Building
We are re-establishing our arrival and dismissal procedures to fit our new facility. We encourage families to click here to watch this student created Arrival & Dismissal video. Big thank you to our 8th grade WEB Leaders and ASB elected student officers for their work in creating this video and many others to help our students learn and navigate our new building! Additionally, click here to view a presentation that outlines our arrival & dismissal procedures and expectations.
We believe it would be a good use of time for students and families to review this information in advance of our first day of school in the new building!
If your student takes the bus to and from school, here is some information about busses and drop off/pick up. Some bus routes and pick up times have changed. We ask that families who have students who ride the bus log into E-link to view their student’s new bus route information.
- We encourage families to have their child ride the bus to our new building.
- Login directions, username, and password for E-link can be found on this page, Find Your Bus Route - Issaquah School District 411 (isd411.org). Please note that the E-link login is different from the Skyward login. Students who have difficulty logging in can get assistance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have questions about the new routes, please call 425-837-6342. If your student has two home addresses, they will need to get a new bus pass from the CMMS office for the second address. New EDA routes can be found here, Find Your Bus Route - Issaquah School District 411 (isd411.org).
- Students will be dropped off from their bus and picked up by their bus from the Bus Loop that is on our campus property but just off of Falcon Way (west side of our parking garage).
- Students will travel to and from the bus loop and school building via a skybridge.
- Parent vehicles are not permitted in the bus loop. We ask that parents please look out and be sure not to mistakenly turn into our bus loop as it could likely create a safety hazard.
Parent Drop Off & Pick Up
If your student does not take the bus to and from school, we want to share our procedures for parent drop off & pick up. Parent drop off/pick up at our new building will occur on the east side of our main drive way. Our main drive way is a loop and parents can drive in, go around the loop, drop their student off on the sidewalk adjacent to the covered sport court or the main entrance plaza by front doors before driving out.
Student drop off by parents can begin as soon as 7:55 am on MTThF and starting at 10:05 am on Wednesdays. Please look for signs and staff to help direct where to drop off & pick up students.
Here are some other helpful arrival & dismissal tips for parents:
- Once in main drive/parent loop, please pull all the way forward during pick up and drop off to keep the line moving.
- Please help CMMS be good neighbors and do not block streets, idle on streets or park in the neighborhood.
- Stay cautious & please be aware of people and vehicles around you. There may still be trucks and other construction vehicles moving about as well as students and staff who are navigating our new procedures.
- We expect potential traffic delays at first as we learn how to best do school in the Talus neighborhood.
- Thank you for driving slowly and being patient as we relaunch our arrival and dismissal procedures at our new facility.
Information Previously Shared
- Tuesday, March 1st is our first student day in the new building. This is a regular school day and classes will be on a normal bell schedule.
- Our new building is still an active construction site and we ask that families do not visit during non-school times. The building is closed to community use and visits at this time.
- We know parents are excited to visit the school so we are busy planning events later in the spring to allow for this considering our limitations of still being a construction site.
- Click here to watch a student created video highlighting their favorite spaces in our new building!
- Click here to watch a 4 minute video documenting our first year and our journey to our new building.
- Click here to watch the 1 ½ minute time lapse video documenting this incredible feat!
Students will be issued a locker the first week in our new building. Click here to view a 1 minute video on how to open a combination lock locker.
- General Announcement