Muir Family Literacy Night

The Family Literacy Night at John Muir Elementary School was a big success. Families were able to enjoy literacy activities like fun tongue twisters, reading tic-tac-toe, a book fair and a book giveaway.



    Types of Certificated Substituting in LWSD

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    Intern and emergency substitute certificates allow student teachers to substitute in the district where they are completing their student teaching experience.

    You will need approval via email from three sources:  

    • Your university supervisor 
    • Your mentor teacher 
    • Your principal 

    Please follow these steps once you’ve secured approval from all the three sources above

    1. Email confirmation of approval to 
    2. Complete and submit an LWSD application. For confidential reference forms, please include your mentor teacher, building principal, and university field supervisor. 
    3. Log in to your OSPI account and make sure you have current information, including SS# and address.
    4. HR Substitute office will contact you with an approval email once your application and supporting documents are complete and have been reviewed. This email will have information regarding your HR onboarding appointment. 
    5. Once you hear from HR Substitute office that your emergency certificate has been requested, please pay the certificate fee in OSPI. This will allow us to request a rush on the order.


    ____ Approval of your university field supervisor, your mentor teacher, and your building principal
    ____ Confirm your OSPI account information is current and complete
    ____ Complete and submit the LWSD online application 
    ____ Approval email from the LWSD substitute team
    ____ Certificate fee paid in OSPI
    ____ HR onboarding appointment complete  
    ____ Emergency or Intern certificate issued by OSPI
    ____ Substitute account set up in Frontline (formerly Aesop)

    Certificate information:

    Intern Substitute Certificate expires after the last day of your scheduled student teaching. The intern certificate allows you to substitute for your mentor teacher only. 

    Emergency Substitute Certificate expires June 30 after two school years. The emergency certificate allows you to substitute throughout the district. However, while you are completing your student teaching, we require that you substitute in your school only.

    Contact Us

    For information related to the following topics, contact the person(s) indicated or send an email to:

    Student Teacher and Alternative Routes Program Coordinator: Kathy McRae

    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

    Technology issues: Debbie Lee