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Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 

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Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.

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    Asthma and Anaphylaxis

    File: 3420

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that may involve systems of the entire body.  Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical treatment and follow-up care by an allergist/immunologist. 

    The Lake Washington School District expects school administrators, teachers and support staff to be informed and aware of asthma and life threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and how to deal with the resulting medical emergencies. Affected students require planned care and support during the school day and during school sponsored activities.
     
    Parents/guardians are responsible for informing the school about their student’s potential risk for asthma and anaphylaxis and for ensuring the provision of ongoing health information and necessary medical supplies. The district will take reasonable measures to avoid allergens for affected students. The district will also train all staff in the awareness of asthma and anaphylaxis and prepare them to respond to emergencies. Additionally, student specific training will be provided for appropriate personnel.

    Even with the district’s best efforts, staff and parents/guardians need to be aware that it is not possible to achieve a completely allergen-free environment. However, the district will take precautions to reduce the risk of a student having an anaphylactic reaction by developing strategies to minimize the presence of allergens in schools.

    It is the policy of the district that students with asthma or anaphylaxis are afforded the opportunity to self-administer prescribed medications. The student’s parent or guardian must submit a written request and other documentation required by the school. The student’s prescribing health care provider must provide a written treatment plan. The student must demonstrate to the school’s professional registered nurse that the student is competent to possess and self-administer prescribed medications during school and at school sponsored events. 

    The Superintendent will establish procedures to support this policy and to ensure:

    1. Rescue protocol in cases of suspected anaphylaxis will follow OSPI’s Guidelines for the Care of Students with Anaphylaxis (2009);
    2. A simple and standardized format for emergency care plans is utilized; and
    3. A protocol is in place to ensure emergency care plans are current and completed.
       

    Adopted:
    12/19/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.210.380
    RCW 28A.210.370
    Chapter 392-380 WAC

    Management Resources:    
    Guidelines for Care of Students with Anaphylaxis, OSPI, March 2009
     

    CROSS REF.: