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Additional handbook guidelines specific to Issaquah Middle School, created to supplement district regulations, can be found on the IMS Supplemental Guidelines handbook page.

Academic Progress

Academic Progress

Course grades are updated regularly on Canvas for each course taken. Please log in to Canvas system to view attendance and academic progress for your student. For questions on logging in to Canvas, please ask school staff (teachers, registrar, counselor) to support.



The purpose of homework assignments, and the guidelines and/or expectations should be made clear to the student at the time of the assignment. Students should talk to their classroom teachers with any questions about assignments or grades for a course. Homework may be assigned for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. Practice — to help students increase competency with specific skills which have been presented in class.
  2. Preparation — to help students gain the maximum benefits from future lessons.
  3. Extension — to provide students with opportunities to transfer specific skills or concepts to new situations.
  4. Creativity — to require students to integrate many skills and concepts in order to produce original responses.

Although the District relies on research-based practices regarding time allotment guidelines for student homework, students vary in their ability levels, learning styles, home resources, and need for additional work at home. Courses also differ in the kinds of material presented, equipment requirements, and degrees of supervision needed for assignments, making it inappropriate to state specific time requirements. A complete copy of Regulation 2422 and 2422P.



The IMS Library is open before school Monday through Friday and after school on Mondays through Thursdays for quiet activities.

The library’s website can be accessed at

Student Expectations

Students in the library are expected to be safe, respectful and responsible. This includes bringing in no food or drink except water, storing all backpacks while working and keeping your area clean and pushing in your chair when finished. Students are expected to maintain an academic focus, therefore, no computer games are allowed.

Guidelines and Fees

  • Books can be checked out for two weeks.
  • Students may check out up to five books at a time.
  • Reference books and encyclopedias can only be checked out overnight.
  • Overdue fees: Books that are more than six weeks overdue will be marked as “lost” and a fine will be generated for the replacement cost. The fine will be forgiven when the book is returned.
  • Computer printing: The first five pages are free. Subsequent pages are $0.10 each.
  • Copying: Up to 5 copies of IMS library materials and books that do not circulate will be made free of charge with teacher permission if needed for supplemental class work materials. Students will be charged $.10 per page for other circulating and personal materials.
Make Up Work

Make Up Work

Assignments and/or activities not completed because of an excused absence or tardiness may be made up in the manner provided by the teacher. A student is allowed one make up day for each day of absence. Failure to punctually complete missed assignments will result in the loss of credit for those assignments. Students should note that not all types of work can be made up (guest speakers, graded class discussions, etc.). Should this type of work occur on a date when a student has an excused absence, the assignment may be excused and not counted in the student’s grade OR an alternative assignment may be provided per the teacher’s decision.

Special Services

Special Services

Each District school has a Guidance Team to address concerns regarding student performance. Parent/guardian/caretakers may contact their school guidance counselor for more information about this process. If a student is suspected of having a disability, the Guidance Team may refer the student for special education or a Section 504 assessment. The school psychologist assigned to the school will coordinate the special education process. A copy of the special education notice of procedural safeguards is available on the OSPI website.