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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.

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    COVID-19 Safety Plan

    Introduction

    Purpose:
    In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Lake Washington School District has developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

    The purpose of this COVID-19 Safety Plan is to identify and communicate the Lake Washington School District’s plan for protecting the health of all employees, students and visitors to our school campuses and support facilities.  This plan is in response to guidance and regulations put in place by the Department of Labor and Industries, WA State Department of Health, Seattle/King County Public Health and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

    The plan contained herein provides structure and support for each facility/school to assemble a small Safety Team utilizing the Incident Command System, that can address the requirements that are needed to return to work and school.  All administrators, managers and supervisors are required to be familiar with this Safety Plan and support the implementation of the plan in their facilities and departments.

    COVID-19 Safety Plan

    First page of the PDF file:Safety Plan with Highlights

    Updated 9/7/21

    Structure:
    This COVID-19 Safety Plan is built directly from the most recent Washington State Department of Health (DOH) guidance for schools. Each section begins with the exact language provided by DOH and is followed by any clarification needed for implementation in the Lake Washington School District. Additionally, the Appendices contain forms needed for district processes. When agencies update their guidance, this plan will be updated.

    Application:
    All parts of this COVID-19 Safety Plan apply to all operations of the Lake Washington School District and should be considered prior to planning activities or events. In order to maintain the safety and well-being of all staff, students and visitors, it is important to review these expectations and procedures before moving forward with any event.

    Communications/Documents for COVID-19 Building Safety Team:
    Each school is required to have a COVID-19 Safety Team. Once the safety team has been assembled by the building administrator, a copy of the organization’s chart with the names written in should be loaded onto the DLT Teams Site under COVID-19 Supervisor/COVID-19 Org Charts. Please add your building name to the beginning of the document when saving. This channel will be used as the primary communication and document storage location. This can also be a place where questions are posed for the group, ideas can be shared, and discussions can take place to provide a thoughtful exchange among all leading the safety plans.

    This plan is reviewed by the following departments, committees and legal counsel prior to adoption or update:

    • Lake Washington School District - Risk and Safety Services Department
    • Lake Washington School District - Health Services
    • Lake Washington School District - Emergency Operations Center Staff
    • Lake Washington School District - Health and Safety Workgroup
    • Washington School Management Pool - Attorney Panel for COVID-19