Back to School Message

Formal portrait of Dr. Traci Pierce, from the shoulders up

Dear Families,

As the new superintendent of Lake Washington School District (LWSD), I want to extend a warm welcome as we anticipate a great start on September 4. We are excited about the new school year and look forward to helping every student learn, achieve, and succeed! Whether you are just starting your first year or returning to the district, we are honored and proud to serve you. 

As the new school year begins the district focuses on the best ways to serve students in order to accomplish our “Every Student Future Ready” vision. We are committed to providing a high-quality education that supports students on their journey to success. As the district continues to grow, we are building new schools, expanding opportunities, and improving our existing programs. We value our partnership with parents, families, and the community as we collectively support all our students.  This is an exciting time to be part of LWSD!

As a growing and thriving school district, one of our primary goals is to help our families and community members stay informed and engaged throughout the 2018-19 school year. In addition to the regular communications you will receive from your child’s school, the following tools will help you learn, connect, and be involved:

Connections E-Newsletter:  an email newsletter sent to families every two weeks
School Messenger: occasional direct emails and/or phone calls to families
The Annual Report: an annual report mailed directly to all district residents

Lake Washington is a great district that is committed to building on success and providing excellent opportunities and experiences for all students! We look forward to a great year and are so excited to see your student on the first day of school. I’m looking forward to meeting people, visiting schools, attending events, and celebrating the amazing talents of our students! Join me in being proud to be LWSD!


Dr. Jane Stavem