We believe that all students must be safe and feel a sense of belonging if they are to succeed. It is our responsibility to create safe and inclusive learning communities in every school where every student and family is valued and welcomed.
Here are some of the initiatives for 2020-21 in the area of Well-Being:
- Launched the Academy for Creating Excellence (ACE) to provide mentorship, support and belonging for Black/African American males
- Partnered with the Lake Washington Schools Foundation to make Youth Mental Health First Aid training available for all LWSD staff
- Established a remote suicide prevention/intervention plan
- Established high school student support groups in partnership with EvergreenHealth
- Established parent support groups in partnership with Balance in Mind and SeaMar
- Partnered with Communities in Schools and the cities of Redmond and Kirkland to coordinate services for families
Students cite strong, supportive relationships within and beyond school
94% of 3rd-5th students and 93% of 6th-12th students report having a family or other adult outside of school who they can count on to help them, no matter what.
88% of 3rd-5th students and 72% of 6th-12th students report having a teacher or other adult from school who they can count on to help them, no matter what.
School safety saw significant improvement from Fall 2019 to Spring 2021
|Increase from Fall 2019|
|Question||Grades 3-5||Grades 6-12|
|How often are people disrespectful to others at your school?||+23||+27|
|At your school, how unfairly do the adults treat the students?||n/a||+19|
|How often do you worry about violence at your school?||+14||+13|
Source: Spring 2021 Lake Washington School District | Key Insights from Student Social-Emotional Learning Surveys. Prepared by Panorama Education