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Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

Lake Washington School District has finalized plans to make up for the days and time missed due to the January snow events. The 2019-20 calendar has been modified to reflect the changes.

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    Procedure Highly Capable Programs

    File: 2190P

    Gifted and Talented Programs 
    The following procedures shall be employed to nominate, assess and select students to participate in the program: 

    Nomination 
    Parents shall be sent a checklist to use in determining if they should recommend their child for consideration in the program. Interested parents may nominate their child to the program. 

    Teachers shall complete Observation Guide for Teachers in order to identify the students who should be nominated for the program. The teacher should complete the Scale for Rating Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students for the three top students as identified on the Observation Guide for Teachers. Those students with their relative scores shall provide a basis for ranking the teacher nominees. Results should be recorded on the Student Data Sheet. 

    Assessment 
    Assessment data for students, who have been nominated by parents or teachers, shall be compiled. Nominees shall be assessed for academic aptitude through use of the Cognitive Abilities Test. The score shall be posted on the Student Data Sheet. Achievement test results shall be recorded in the appropriate space. 

    Performance shall also serve to assess the relative strengths in terms of mathematics and reading. 

    Selection 
    A multi-disciplinary selection team composed of a district administrator, psychologist or other individual who can interpret cognitive and achievement test results, and a teacher shall review data that has been collected for each of the nominated students. They shall select those students who would receive the most benefit from participating in the program. The following steps are: 

    1. Notify parents of students who have been selected, 
    2. Schedule a meeting of all such parents, 
    3. Solicit a signed Letter of Understanding from each parent who desires to enroll his/her child in the program. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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