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Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

Lake Washington School District has finalized plans to make up for the days and time missed due to the January snow events. The 2019-20 calendar has been modified to reflect the changes.

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    Task Forces

    These groups provide input on major issues or decisions facing the district. They often include a mix of parents, community members, and staff members, such as principals.

    College & Career Readiness Task Force - Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding options for grades 9-12.

    Dyslexia Advisory - supporting reading for all students

    Long-Term Facilities Task Force - Recommends long-term facilities strategy to the School Board. Report recommendations, accepted by the board in November 2015, became the basis for a planned set of bond measures.

    Multi-Tiered System of Supports - Develops and recommends a Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework for Lake Washington School District. The framework will include evidence-based practices and data-driven decision-making processes to meet the academic and behavioral needs of all students.

    School/Home Communications Task Force - Explores best practices in school communication with families.

    School Start Time Advisory - Reviews potential school start time options, continue to engage stakeholders in input and feedback processes, and will ultimately make a recommendation for school start and dismissal times.