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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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    Volunteering in LWSD

    Adult volunteer tutoring a young girl.

    Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child

    Volunteers play an important role supporting student learning in Lake Washington School District (LWSD). Currently, LWSD has over 16,000 approved volunteers. These volunteers are parents, relatives, community members and students who are committed to helping students be successful. Volunteers enrich student learning opportunities in classrooms, in schools and on field trips.

    Volunteering in Lake Washington School District

    This video introduces you to the guidelines and expectations for volunteering in the district.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers can help in classrooms, offices or the school library. Volunteers can help with the following activities:

    • Classroom activities
    • Special school events or projects
    • Art Docent program
    • Parties
    • Dances
    • After school programs
    • Sports

    Volunteers over the age of 21 can serve as field trip chaperones.

    Each school also has a PTSA or parent organization that uses volunteers for its programs. Contact your school's PTSA or parent organization for more information.

    Looking for specific volunteer opportunities?

    If you are a community member looking for a volunteer opportunity in our schools, please contact the Volunteer Office at 425-936-1270 or volunteers@lwsd.org. Please make sure to submit a Volunteer Application if you would like to volunteer.

    If you are a community member you may also be interested in our LINKS program. LINKS stands for Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools. LINKS coordinates Lunch Buddy mentors in ten elementary schools. For more information, please visit the LINKS website.
     

    Check your approval status

    Volunteer approvals are valid for two years. To see if your volunteer application is still current, you can log into your Raptor Volunteer Portal, contact the volunteer office at 425-936-1270 or email volunteers@lwsd.org. You can also contact the school where you volunteer.

     

    Check your approval status

    Volunteer approvals are valid for two years. To see if your volunteer application is still current, contact the volunteer office at 425-936-1270 or email volunteers@lwsd.org. You can also contact the school where you volunteer.