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RHMS ecosystem restoration project

The sixth graders at Rose Hill Middle School worked on an exciting new unit on ecosystems restoration in science this fall. During this unit, students not only learned what makes a healthy forest ecosystem but also got the opportunity to plan and execute their very own restoration project for a damaged ecosystem on Rose Hill’s campus.

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2021-22 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts. LWSD has received this award five years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

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    Internship Substitute Certificate

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    Acquiring the internship substitute certificate 

    1. You will need approval via email from a few people:
      • Your university supervisor
      • Your cooperating teacher
      • Your principal
      Ask each of these individuals to send their approval via email to Sam Yuhan. He will initiate a request to OSPI. You will receive an email from OSPI informing you that this has happened and that you must complete an OSPI online application and pay the $44 fee for the limited certificate. This should take no more than about a week to process.
       
    2. Second, you will need to complete the LWSD online application. Application questions can be directed to Neelim Randhawa.
       
    3. Finally, before you will be allowed to sub for your cooperating teacher, you must view an essential employee expectations video available through the district portal. Once you have viewed it, your principal will answer any questions you may have, and then he or she will email Sam Yuhan confirmation that you have seen it. Your Principal will also provide you two booklets: Code of Professional Conduct and Expectations for Employee Conduct.
       
    4. Once all of this is complete, you will work with Tina Ayer to complete the required new substitute paperwork and schedule your on-boarding appointment.

    See the checklist below for a reminder of steps you need to take before you can substitute for your mentor teacher in the LWSD:

    CHECKLIST FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHING

    Contact Us

    For information related to the following topics, contact the person(s) indicated or send an email to: LWpathways@lwsd.org.

    Student Teacher and Alternative Routes Program Director: Matthew Gerard

    Online placement application and questions about status of placement: Kathy McRae

    Job shadows, observations, practicums and all counseling placements: Chris Robison

    Certifications and/or endorsements: Neelim Randhawa

    Becoming an intern substitute for your cooperating teacher: Sam Yuhan

    Technology issues: Debbie Lee