Background Information:
A recent King5 News story about school ventilation systems has caused some confusion, so we would like to provide you with more comprehensive information regarding our district’s ventilations systems.

One of 325 schools recognized nationwide and only Washington school awarded

Redmond, Wash. – Rosa Parks Elementary School has been named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. 

Lake Washington School District is pleased to announce the selection of Pablo Ortega as its Director of Equity and Family Engagement. Mr. Ortega is currently the English Language Learner (ELL) and World Languages Program Director for Des Moines Public Schools.



    PowerSchool Learning Support

    PowerSchool Learning is a Learning Management System (LMS) chosen by the Lake Washington School District as a digital learning environment for classroom communication and collaboration. Parents may review student class announcements, assignments and calendars for those classes with PowerSchool Learning sites. Visit the PowerSchool Learning FAQ web page for more information.

    For assistance with PowerSchool Learning, please contact

    Logging in to PowerSchool Learning

    To access PowerSchool Learning, you must first register for an account with LWSD. Once you have an account, you will be able to login to PowerSchool Learning.

    Forgot your password? Reset it here.

    PowerSchool Learning and student privacy

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) set guidelines on what student content may be shared with persons outside the class environment. Student work can only be shared with an individual student’s own parent/guardian. Since these types of collaborative spaces display work produced by many students, it is not legal to share this content with all parents. For a comparison of what students can see versus what their parents can see, please refer to the following chart.

    Students Can See:

    • Announcements: All Announcements
    • Assessments: Description, Questions, Own Question results, Own Assessment Results
    • Assignments: All Assignments
    • Calendar: All Events
    • Comments: Own Comments and Public Comments
    • Discussions: Description and Posts in their Discussion
    • Dropbox: Assignment Description, Own Posts and Teacher Responses
    • Pages: All Pages
    • Polls: All Polls and Public Results
    • WikiProjects: Description, Own WikiSites and other Shared WikiSites

    Parents Can See:

    • Announcements: All Announcements
    • Assessments: Assessment Description, Questions, and Child’s Assessment Results
    • Assignments: All Assignments
    • Calendar: All Events
    • Comments: No Comments
    • Discussions: Discussion Description
    • Dropbox: Assignment Description
    • Pages: All Pages
    • Polls: All Polls and Public Results
    • WikiProjects: Description

    PowerSchool Learning tutorial (English)

    PowerSchool Learning tutorial (Español)


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