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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.

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An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.

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    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.

    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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    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.

    Pathway Forward Updates

    Key Points:

    • Grade K-1 return to in-person adjusted to start on February 18.
    • Asynchronous student learning continuing January 22-28 for K-1 teacher planning and preparation.
    • Grade 2-3 return to in-person (hybrid model) adjusted to start at the beginning to middle of March.
    • Grade 4-5 return to in-person (hybrid model) adjusted to start at the middle to end of March.
    • Secondary adjustment beyond March with additional information coming.

    Dear LWSD Families:

    I want to express my appreciation for the high level of engagement from our elementary families as you are making selections about the learning model you are selecting for your child moving forward. This message is directed at elementary families to provide additional information as you finalize your selection. It is being sent to all families to provide information but is not intended to answer questions about secondary. Next Monday, I will provide an update about our efforts related to secondary.

    Good morning K-5 families,  

    I want to express my gratitude for the swift action that you have taken to make the selection of the learning model that best fits your child’s needs whether that is continuing in a remote model or transitioning to an in-person model.  

    One point of clarification that I want to provide as you finalize your selection is the issue of teacher placement in remote or in-person teaching. At this time, I am requesting that you as a family not reach out to your child’s current classroom teacher to ask about their placement moving forward.

     

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    Katya Rukhlinskaia

    An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.