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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Return to School Task Force

    Return to School Task Force

     

    Planning for 2020-21 Return to School

    School in 2020-21 will be different as we continue to deliver instruction for each student while addressing student, staff and community health and safety during the pandemic. Our planning for the upcoming school year is being informed by guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, King County Health, the Office of Superintendent of Public instruction and other agencies. We are also referring to local, state, national and international models and examples of schooling during the pandemic as we develop our plans. These plans will need to be flexible as we expect there will be ongoing local and regional developments resulting from COVID-19 throughout the year that will require we make adjustments to how we deliver instruction and services for our students and families.

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    Return to School Task Force and Workgroups

    Lake Washington School District has established a Return to School Task Force consisting of three workgroups. The workgroup consists of teachers, school administrators, union representatives, parents and central office administrators.

    This LWSD Return to School Workbook for Building Administrators was developed as an evolving roadmap for returning to school.

     

    Thoughtexchange Results

    Lake Washington School District conducted three exchanges in June 2020 to help inform the work of the Return to School Task Force.

     

    Additional Information

    The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction formed a Reopening Washington Schools 2020-21 Workgroup. Their work will support our planning but not all suggestions will be implemented.