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The Information You Need from Registration to Graduation
The parent page is your gateway to the nuts and bolts information you need as well as information on our teaching and learning programs
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New program brings laptops into the classroom to improve learning. Every secondary student will have access to a laptop.
A guide to key pages on this website for families new to the district
Transfer is required to attend a public school in a school district that is different from the one where you live
Lake Washington School District has developed a comprehensive curriculum for the entire district. It is designed to provide an education that prepares your child for success in life. Take a look at what your child will learn.
Monitor your child’s attendance and grades. Check to make sure your senior is on track to graduate. Send an email to your child’s teacher. Add money to your child’s lunch account using your credit card online. Parent Access provides information and tools for the involved parent.
You can’t learn on an empty stomach. Food Services wants to make sure your student, even the picky eater, has the right fuel for learning. Find school meal payment options, add funds to your student's account, and view lunch menus.
 

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The district’s accelerated academic programs include the Quest-Highly Capable program for elementary and middle school students, as well as Advanced Placement and Running Start for high school students.
Some elementary schools provide before and / or after school care programs. Nonprofit organizations also provide programs before and / or after school at some elementary school sites. Learn when and where these programs are available.
Translation services are available for parents who don't speak English. The district’s transitional bilingual instruction program is known as the English Language Learner program (ELL). The program is for students who have a primary language other than English and know little or no English. Students receive the support they need to learn English.
Information to help you prepare for high school, succeed in and graduate from high school, and ensure your readiness for life after graduation.
Students who are experiencing homelessness face many challenges. Learn more about how the district’s homeless services can assist and support students to continue to be academically successful.
Education for four-year-old children who reside within Lake Washington School District boundaries. Learn about eligibility, the application process and preschool services such as Ready Start and Head Start.
LWSD has other programs that support different groups of students. Summer school programs can help students catch up or improve in specific areas. Several different preschool programs serve our youngest students who qualify, and Traffic Safety Education is profided by commercial driving schools at our own high schools.
Your child’s safety is very important to us. Learn more about what to do in an emergency and what your student’s school will do.
Every school must provide a specific number of hours of instruction, by state law. The principal of each school has some flexibility in exactly which hours of the day school is in session. Check the school hours chart to see the exact hours your student's school is in session, including early dismissal on Wednesdays.
Some students with special needs qualify for an individualized special education program. Most students are served in their neighborhood school. Learn more about the district’s special education program, as well as groups for parents of special needs students.
School registration takes place at your neighborhood school. Students can attend a different school in the district if space is available. Students from outside the district can also attend our schools, if space is available. Instructions for each of these processes are available.
Student health is a partnership with parents. It starts with immunizations before school attendance. We also need to know what medications your child may need to take during school hours and any allergies or other life-threatening conditions he or she may have. To keep all children healthy, learn how to determine if your child is too sick for school.
Large scale standardized tests are one way to assess how well students in the district are learning. Learn about various standardized tests and see an explanation of the district’s elementary school report card.
The district uses School Messenger, a parent notification system, to reach parents with routine and emergency messages. Learn when parents will get messages and how to change which phone or email they go to.
The Office of the Education Ombudsman (OEO) has created a dictionary of K-12 education terminology.
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