If you live in Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2018, it is time to register them for Kindergarten. Registration takes place at your neighborhood school.

LWSD holds an open enrollment period once each year for parents who want their children to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Parents may apply between February 1-28 for a change to the school assignment for the 2018-19 school year for students in grades 1-12.



Volunteering in LWSD

Adult volunteer tutoring a young girl.

Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child

Volunteers play an important role supporting student learning in Lake Washington School District (LWSD). Currently, LWSD has over 15,000 approved volunteers. These volunteers are parents, relatives, community members and students who are committed to helping students be successful. Volunteers enrich student learning opportunities in classrooms, in schools and on field trips.

Volunteering in Lake Washington School District

This video introduces you to the guidelines and expectations for volunteering in the district.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers can help in classrooms, offices or the school library. Volunteers can help with the following activities:

  • Classroom activities
  • Special school events or projects
  • Art Docent program
  • Parties
  • Dances
  • After school programs
  • Sports

Volunteers over the age of 21 can serve as field trip chaperones.

Each school also has a PTSA or parent organization that uses volunteers for its programs. Contact your school's PTSA or parent organization for more information.

Looking for specific volunteer opportunities?

If you are a community member looking for a volunteer opportunity in our schools, please contact the Volunteer Office at 425-936-1270 or Please make sure to submit a Volunteer Application if you would like to volunteer.

If you are an approved volunteer looking for a volunteer opportunity and want staff members in our schools to be able to contact you directly, please fill out the Volunteer Interest and Availability Form. This information will be made available to staff members to help them find volunteers who match their needs.

If you are a community member you may also be interested in our LINKS program. LINKS stands for Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools. LINKS coordinates Lunch Buddy mentors in elementary schools and academic mentors/tutors in secondary schools. For more information, please visit the LINKS website.


Check your approval status

Volunteer approvals are valid for two years. To see if your volunteer application is still current, contact the volunteer office at 425-936-1270 or email You can also contact the school where you volunteer.