Students in Katie Jacobs’ fourth grade class at Franklin Elementary worked on building hydraulic powered claws in class during the month of May. This end of the year STEM project led to seeing life-sized machines up close and in person.
Volunteering in LWSD
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Medical exemption form for volunteers - COVID-19 vaccination
- Religious accommodation form for volunteers - COVID-19 vaccination
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 Program Supervisor