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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) community – we want your input! The LWSD Facility Advisory Committee (FAC) is offering you an opportunity to tour a virtual “open house” to learn about their recommendations, and to provide your feedback before they move their recommendations to the School Board for approval.

Click here to participate in this online feedback opportunity: https://lwsdgrowth.participate.online/.

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    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) community – we want your input! The LWSD Facility Advisory Committee (FAC) is offering you an opportunity to tour a virtual “open house” to learn about their recommendations, and to provide your feedback before they move their recommendations to the School Board for approval.

    Click here to participate in this online feedback opportunity: https://lwsdgrowth.participate.online/.

    Building updated as part of 2016 bond passed by voters

    Redmond, Wash. – Staff cheered Monday, September 14, as the first preschool student walked confidently into the Early Learning Center at Old Redmond Schoolhouse. It is the first time in more than 20 years that Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has held classes in the building. 

     

    During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.

    Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. We say their names not because they are the only three. They are three of many whose lives were taken and sadly, their names are now part of our history as a country that should be better because of the promise that was put forth that all people are created equal.

    Lake Washington School District Community:

    Over the past week we have watched events unfold across our country that reflect the anger and outrage that has once again been sparked by a senseless and horrific death.

    Return to School Updates

    Last week I indicated that Lake Washington was holding on our implementation of returning K-1 learners in-person as we continue to align our decision-making processes with the Washington Department of Health Decision Tree and the data reported by King County Public Health.

    As promised in last week’s message, this week, I want to provide you with additional information about what the transition will look like when we do determine a date for students to return to school in-person. This transition will provide a timeline for transition, training, and implementation; and will take into account staff, student, and family needs to realign schedules and work.

    As we continue to move through our processes to plan for in-person instruction, it has always been with the knowledge that our health and safety criteria would be one part of the decision. Late in July, I indicated that we would rely on local and state public health agencies to help guide our response to COVID-19. The Washington State Department of Health has outlined the rates of COVID in relation to educational settings and athletic/activity participation.

    Key Message Information:

    1. Elementary Conferences canceled and schedule modified.
    2. COVID-19 trends show increase over two-week period with most recent data continuing to show higher rates of transmission.
    3. 40% of families requested the remote school option while 60% of families requested in-person learning for their Kindergarten or First Grade student.
    4. K-1 in-person model still on track to be communicated mid-October.
    5. K-1 remote model continuing to be articulated to ensure meaningful connection with neighborhood schools and services.
    6. District to allow requests for change in request for in-person and remote learning after in-person learning model is released.

     

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