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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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    Procedure Naming Facilities and Mascots 

    File: 6970P

    The following procedures are to be followed in naming schools and selecting school mascots:

    1. Principal meets with prospective or current students of the school to explain criteria and procedure.
    2. Students nominate school names and mascots that meet specific guidelines.
    3. Committee of parents, staff, and students (if secondary) pare list down to 6-8 names that meet approved guidelines. If proposed name for school is that of a person, approval from the person's family/estate is sought.
    4. Names/mascots are presented to the Superintendent for evaluation and review. 
    5. A ballot is developed based on the names/mascots approved by the Superintendent; each student shall receive one ballot. Ballots must be submitted by a specified due date in order to count.
    6. The naming committee counts ballots and determines winning name/mascot. If winning name is that of a person, the person's family/estate is contacted. The district must obtain written confirmation of permission to use a person's name.
    7. Name is presented to the Superintendent for approval.

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    Revised:
    07/13/20