Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 


Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

Scholastic Art & Writing Award logo

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.



    Password Registration and Recovery

    Register your password

    The Lake Washington School District now uses integration with Microsoft to reset Windows and Office365 passwords. 

    Staff and students that wish to be able to recover their own password from any internet attached device need to first register a secondary authentication method with their account.

    YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER to use the service. Registration requires a working password to complete.

    For help with parent logins, please refer to the Guide to Parent Logins and Passwords for information or contact

    Security questions and answers are the most common method used as authentication, but users can also choose other factors such as alternate email, text messages and the Microsoft Authenticator App. You MUST register two methods to recover your password.
    The following instructions will help users register using security questions as the example:

    1. Go to Password Registration – You may be prompted to login to your district work/school account. You will then be brought to the "My Sign-Ins" account page. Note this page shows all the attempts to login to your account and any bad actors that may be trying across the globe.
      My Sign-Ins
    2. Click on Security info.
      Security info
    3. Click on Add method. Here you can choose the method you wish to use in order to recover your password. If you select phone, you will be given the option of receiving a call or text message. For this example, we will choose Security questions.

      Add method


    4. Choose and fill out the questions then click Done.

      Security questions

    You MUST add two methods in order to recover your password. We recommend that younger students accounts add a parent email or phone method. 

    Congratulations, you are now registered for self-service password recovery! You can also add other secondary authentication methods or close out of the windows.

    Recover your password

    Once you have registered your password, you can now use the self-service password recovery tool.

    1. Enter your district email address and type in the Captcha picture displayed. Then hit Next.
      Password recovery


    2. Select the secondary method of verification use setup when registering for self-service password recovery. If you did not pre-register then staff should contact Helpdesk and students should visit the school librarian. If you used security questions like our example, then enter the exact answers and select Next.

      You may be prompted to a second verification by entering a code if you selected a different method.

      Secondary verificaton


    3. You can now reset your password. Please remember that LWSD requires strong passwords that are at least ten characters long and contain an UPPER case, lower case, number and symbol. You cannot use parts of your name

      Example:  LWSD414rocks!

      Enter new password