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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

    Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

    Redmond, Wash. – Every ten years, after each U.S. Census is completed, school districts must review the boundaries of their board of director districts to ensure equitable geographic representation. Lake Washington School District is divided into five geographic regions or districts, one for each board seat. Candidates for school board must run for the seat of the director district they live in.

    Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary and Clara Barton Elementary have been named State Schools of Character by Character.org. They are the only two schools in Washington state to receive this award, and are among 67 schools nationwide to be recognized. They are also the first to receive this recognition in Washington state.

    Redmond, Wash. – Twenty-five Lake Washington School District teachers achieved or renewed their National Board Certification®, as announced by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Four teachers were certified for the first time and 21 teachers renewed their certification this year; certifications must be renewed every ten years. Teachers from around the district completed the process and will be recognized at an upcoming School Board Meeting. 

    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 4-28 for a change to their school assignment for the 2022-23 school year for their students in grades K-12. This option is also known as an In-District Variance.  

    Pathway Forward Updates

    Dear LWSD Staff/Families: 

    Over the past several weeks, I am sure you have noticed an increase in positive case reporting from our schools. Cases are rising in our community and in our schools. King County moved into the “Medium COVID-19 Community Level” as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): over 200 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over a seven-day period.

    Dear LWSD Staff and Families: 

    As we head into Spring Break next week (April 4-8), we want to share a few additional updates about the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) requirements and how those will impact our schools. Current conditions allow schools to resume more activities. This will create more opportunities for kids to learn and may change the way students experience school.

    Dear LWSD Staff/Families: 

    Today, I want to share with you an update regarding changes in guidance from the Department of Health.  

    • I’ll be sharing about all of the layers of protection that continue to be in place such as staying home when sick and isolating when testing positive for COVID.  
    • I’ll share details about the choice of whether to mask or not, with the exception of our health and isolation rooms.  
    • I’ll also share information about changes to quarantine protocols.  
    • Additionally, I’ll share the continued vaccination requirement for employees, contractors and volunteers.  

     

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    Teacher Appreciation

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!