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Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.

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Lake Washington School District is pleased to announce a team from Timberline Middle School (TMS) was selected as one of the regional winners of the 29th annual ExploraVision program. This is the largest K-12 science competition designed to build problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills. Team Project: LAMP (The Localized Alzheimer’s Microneedle Patch), from TMS, will advance to the national phase of the competition, where participants will have a chance to win $10,000 in savings bonds and other great prizes.

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    LWSD recognizes throughout the pandemic, there have been subtle and overt acts of hatred and violence towards our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Our AAPI communities have contributed to our diverse community in meaningful ways. We condemn the acts of violence and hatred that have been perpetrated against our Asian communities and have cast a sense of fear among APPI community. As a school district, we stand in solidarity with our Asian communities.

    Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

    The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 

    Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

    Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) holds an open enrollment period once each year for parents who want their children to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Parents may apply between February 1-26 for a change to their school assignment for the 2021-22 school year for their student in grades K-12. This option is also known as an In-District Variance. 

    Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

    Pathway Forward Updates

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    Dear LWSD Middle School and High School Families and Students:

    We are excited to welcome back our in-person, grades 6-12 students on Monday, April 19!

    All Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students and staff must complete a health check each time they enter the building for the day to attest that they have no symptoms of COVID-19 or close contacts with people who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

    Topics Covered in this Pathway Forward Update

    1. Superintendent’s message
    2. Bargaining Update
    3. Travel Guidance Update
    4. LWSD Staff Vaccination Update
    5. Childcare Update
    6. Secondary Transportation

    Dear LWSD Families: 

    As we finalize the details related to elementary, middle and high school in-person and remote learning, we have additional information to share.  

    Topics Covered for Elementary and Secondary In-Person and Remote Learning:  

    1. Updated schedule information: Elementary, middle and high schools are moving to a 4-day per week models  
    2. Concurrent instruction: Middle and high school teachers will deliver instruction at the same time to students who are remote and students who are in-person for a portion of each period. 
    3. Transition week: April 12-16. Middle and high school teachers will prepare for in-person instruction from April 12-16. Students will have asynchronous lessons and activities for this week.  
    4. Timeline for elementary and secondary letters of understanding (LOU): We anticipate being about to share the final LOUs by Thursday afternoon.  
    5. Staffing: Schools are working to ensure that each classroom has the necessary instructional support and supervision for students. 

     

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    Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.

    ExploraVision logo

    Lake Washington School District is pleased to announce a team from Timberline Middle School (TMS) was selected as one of the regional winners of the 29th annual ExploraVision program. This is the largest K-12 science competition designed to build problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills. Team Project: LAMP (The Localized Alzheimer’s Microneedle Patch), from TMS, will advance to the national phase of the competition, where participants will have a chance to win $10,000 in savings bonds and other great prizes.