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, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.



    Volunteering in LWSD

    Einstein and RHS Latinos Unidos Club

    Volunteering for the 2021-22 school year

    We are welcoming our volunteers back into our schools. At this time, volunteers are allowed in the buildings in a limited capacity to support essential district programs/services that can’t be performed without volunteer support. We will be allowing these volunteers to continue to support our students following our current COVID guidelines.

    We will be following Governor Inslee’s vaccination mandate regarding K-12 volunteers. As of October 18, volunteers in our schools will have to be vaccinated. The district will review proof of vaccination as outlined below.

    There are several ways for volunteers to show proof of vaccination at this time

    LWSD Volunteer COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Request Process
    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) volunteers can submit for religious or medical exemptions using the forms below. Each exemption will be considered by LWSD. If the religious/medical exemption is approved, certain accommodations will be made to ensure the safety of all students and staff in our buildings, and the volunteer.  

    LWSD will begin accepting exemption requests on October 18, 2021. The completed forms should be sent to the LWSD Volunteer Office (

    As a reminder, all volunteers will need to be an approved LWSD volunteer, follow the current masking and physical distancing requirements, and sign-in at the school office. 

    If you have any questions about your approval status, please contact Chris Robison. If you’ve let your volunteer approval status lapse or you need to apply for the first time, please fill out the online application.

    Share your talents, gain experience and inspire a child

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

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteering Guidelines and Expectations

    Check your approval status

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


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    Contact Us

    Chris Robison
    Volunteer Program Supervisor