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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.

LWHS Science Labs

Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

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    Students With Diabetes

    File: 3415

    It is the policy of the Lake Washington School District to accommodate students with diabetes in the school setting. The District Health Service Specialist appointed to each building shall:

    1. Consult and coordinate with the parents and health care providers of students with diabetes, and
    2. Train and supervise the appropriate staff in the general care of students with diabetes.

    The District shall develop and follow an individual health plan (IHP) for each student with diabetes. Each IHP shall include an individual emergency plan. The health plans shall be updated annually, and more frequently as needed.

    In addition to adhering to the requirements of each individual health care plan, for the general care of students with diabetes, the District shall:

    1. Acquire necessary parent requests and instructions for treatment;
    2. Acquire monitoring and treatment orders from licensed health care providers prescribing within the scope of their licensed authority;
    3. Provide sufficient and secure storage for medical equipment and medication provided by the parent;
    4. Permit students with diabetes to perform blood glucose tests, administer insulin, treat hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, with easy access to the necessary supplies, equipment and medication necessary under their individual health care plan. This includes the option for students to carry the necessary supplies, equipment and medication on their person and perform monitoring and treatment functions wherever they are on school grounds or at school sponsored events;
    5. Permit students with diabetes unrestricted access to necessary food and water on schedule and as needed, and unrestricted access to bathroom facilities. When food is served at school events, provision shall be made for appropriate food to be available to students with diabetes.

    School meals shall not be withheld from any student for disciplinary reasons. Students with diabetes shall not miss meals because they are not able to pay for them. The charge for the meal will be billed to the parent or adult student and collected consistent with District policies.

     

    Adopted:
    12/19/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    RCW 28A.210.330  

    CROSS REF.:

    Management references:    
    Guidelines for Care of Students with Diabetes, Washington State Task Force for Students with Diabetes, May 2005