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Mead students experience reading with a simulated vision disability

What does it feel like to have a disability? The Margaret Mead Elementary School PTSA wanted students to be able to empathize with their peers who face mobility, learning or other challenges. As part of Disability Awareness Month, they set up a Disability Awareness Fair with eight learning stations.

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PowerSchool Learning Support

PowerSchool Learning is a Learning Management System (LMS) chosen by the Lake Washington School District as a digital learning environment for classroom communication and collaboration. Parents may review student class announcements, assignments and calendars for those classes with PowerSchool Learning sites. Visit the PowerSchool Learning FAQ web page for more information.

Logging in to PowerSchool Learning

To access PowerSchool Learning, you must first register for an account with LWSD's Parent Access. Once you have an account on Parent Access, use the following instructions to access PowerSchool Learning:

  1. Login to Parent Access
    Click here for Parent Access support or if you forgot your user name or password
  2. In the right column, click the link titled PowerSchool Learning
  3. Enter your LWSD issued username and password. This will be the same username and password you used to login to Parent Access. Click the Sign in button.

PowerSchool Learning and student privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) set guidelines on what student content may be shared with persons outside the class environment. Student work can only be shared with an individual student’s own parent/guardian. Since these types of collaborative spaces display work produced by many students, it is not legal to share this content with all parents. For a comparison of what students can see versus what their parents can see, please refer to the following chart.

Students Can See:

  • Announcements: All Announcements
  • Assessments: Description, Questions, Own Question results, Own Assessment Results
  • Assignments: All Assignments
  • Calendar: All Events
  • Comments: Own Comments and Public Comments
  • Discussions: Description and Posts in their Discussion
  • Dropbox: Assignment Description, Own Posts and Teacher Responses
  • Pages: All Pages
  • Polls: All Polls and Public Results
  • WikiProjects: Description, Own WikiSites and other Shared WikiSites



Parents Can See:

  • Announcements: All Announcements
  • Assessments: Assessment Description, Questions, and Child’s Assessment Results
  • Assignments: All Assignments
  • Calendar: All Events
  • Comments: No Comments
  • Discussions: Discussion Description
  • Dropbox: Assignment Description
  • Pages: All Pages
  • Polls: All Polls and Public Results
  • WikiProjects: Description
Smiling student behind laptop looks up at teacher, who is bending down toward him