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Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 

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Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.

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    Design and Construction Advisory Committee

    Purpose of Design and Construction Advisory Committee:
    To provide industry expert advice on new school design and construction to ensure alignment with district design standards and the district’s goal of making school buildings and sites effective and efficient in design, construction and operation.

     

    Connection to Strategic Goal:
    Goal 2: Safe and Innovative Learning Environments

    Responsibilities:
    The committee will provide advice on each major school construction (new, rebuild or modernization) project during concept design, schematic design, and design development. They will review designs for alignment with the district design principles outlined by the Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force. Feedback will also be sought on schedules, budgets, materials, phasing, site layout, risk mitigation, construction and constructability, value engineering and project delivery methods.

    Meetings:
    Three times during the design phase of each project: concept design, schematic design, and design development.

    Members:

    • Eric Campbell – Main Street Property Group: Residential developer, Long Term Facilities Planning Task Force member and Bond Advisory Committee member
    • Gid Palmer – Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities: Commercial construction manager for Microsoft, former general contractor. 30 years+ experience.
    • Jay Halleran – Lease Crutcher Lewis, Executive Vice President: Commercial Architect. Retired managing partner. NBBJ: 36 years of experience in the design profession on all project types.
    • Lee Kilcup – GLY Construction. Commercial General Contractor. Retired president. 40 years of experience in commercial general contracting in the greater Seattle market.
    • Dale Cote – Lake Washington School District. Director of School Support for the Juanita Learning Community. 30 years of experience as an educator, principal and administrator.

    FAQ - Building Cost Effective Schools

    Meeting Agendas:

    September 27, 2017

    • Presentation of Design Development
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Peter Kirk Elementary School
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Margaret Mead Elementary School
    • Project Update
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Juanita High School
    • Committee Feedback
    • Meeting Minutes

    June 17, 2017

    • Presentation of Design Development
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Juanita High School
    • Presentation of Schematic Design
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Peter Kirk Elementary School
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Margaret Mead Elementary School
    • Committee Feedback
    • Meeting Minutes

    January 27, 2017

    • Project Status Update
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Mead Elementary School
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Peter Kirk Elementary School
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Juanita High School
    • Presentation of Initial Concept Design
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Margaret Mead Elementary School
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Peter Kirk Elementary School
    • Presentation of Schematic Design Options
      • Juanita High School
    • Committee Feedback
    • Meeting Minutes

    September 30, 2016

    • Project Status Update:
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Juanita High School
      • New Middle School at Redmond Ridge
      • New Elementary School at Redmond Ridge East
      • New Elementary School at North Redmond
    • Presentation of Schematic Design:
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Juanita High School
    • Presentation of Design Development:
      • New Middle School at Redmond Ridge
      • New Elementary Schools at Redmond Ridge East
      • New Elementary Schools at North Redmond
    • Committee Feedback on Schematic Designs and Design Development
    • Meeting Minutes

    June 27, 2016

    • Second Presentation of Concept Design Options:
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Juanita High School
    • Presentation of Schedule Options:
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Juanita High School
    • Committee Feedback on Schematic Designs and Schedule Options
    • Meeting Minutes

    June 6, 2016

    • Tour of Juanita High School
    • Presentation of Concept Design Options:
      • Rebuild and Enlarge Juanita High School
    • Committee Feedback on Concept Options
    • Meeting Minutes

    May 9, 2016

    • Tour of Rose Hill Middle School
    • Presentation of Schematic Design:
      • New Middle School at Redmond Ridge
    • Committee Feedback on Schematic Designs
    • Meeting Minutes

    April 19, 2016

    • Tour of Bell Elementary
    • Presentation of Schematic Designs:
      • New Elementary School at Redmond Ridge East
      • New Elementary School at North Redmond
    • Committee Feedback on Schematic Designs
    • Meeting Minutes

    April 5, 2016

    • Introduction of Team Members
    • Review of Committee Charter
    • Committee Roles & Responsibilities
    • Meeting Schedule

    Design and Construction Advisory Committee Project Review

    Project

    Concept Design*

    Schematic Design

    Design Development

    Project Progress Updates

    New Elementary in Redmond Ridge East

    *

    April 19, 2016

    Sept. 30, 2016

    Sept. 30, 2016

    New Elementary in North Redmond

    *

    April 19, 2016

    Sept. 30, 2016

    Sept. 30, 2016

    New Middle School in Redmond Ridge

    *

    May 9, 2016

    Sept. 30, 2016

    Sept. 30, 2016

    Juanita High School Rebuild & Enlarge

    June 6, 2016

    June 27, 2016

    Sept. 30, 2016

    June 17, 2017

    January 27, 2017

    Sept. 25, 2017

    Mead Elementary Rebuild & Enlarge

    January 27, 2017

    June 17, 2017 Sept. 25, 2017 Sept. 25, 2017

    Kirk Elementary Rebuild & Enlarge

    January 27, 2017

    June 17, 2017 Sept. 25, 2017 Sept. 25, 2017

    * - Completed prior to committee being established