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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.  

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    PowerSchool Learning Support

    PowerSchool Learning is a Learning Management System (LMS) chosen by the Lake Washington School District as a digital learning environment for classroom communication and collaboration. Parents may review student class announcements, assignments and calendars for those classes with PowerSchool Learning sites. Visit the PowerSchool Learning FAQ web page for more information.

    For assistance with PowerSchool Learning, please contact ParentQuestions@lwsd.org.

    Download parent guide to PowerSchool Learning

    Logging in to PowerSchool Learning

    To access PowerSchool Learning, you must first register for an account with LWSD. Once you have an account, you will be able to login to PowerSchool Learning.

    Forgot your password? Reset it here.

    PowerSchool Learning and student privacy

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) set guidelines on what student content may be shared with persons outside the class environment. Student work can only be shared with an individual student’s own parent/guardian. Since these types of collaborative spaces display work produced by many students, it is not legal to share this content with all parents. For a comparison of what students can see versus what their parents can see, please refer to the following chart.

    Students Can See:

    • Announcements: All Announcements
    • Assessments: Description, Questions, Own Question results, Own Assessment Results
    • Assignments: All Assignments
    • Calendar: All Events
    • Comments: Own Comments and Public Comments
    • Discussions: Description and Posts in their Discussion
    • Dropbox: Assignment Description, Own Posts and Teacher Responses
    • Pages: All Pages
    • Polls: All Polls and Public Results
    • WikiProjects: Description, Own WikiSites and other Shared WikiSites



    Parents Can See:

    • Announcements: All Announcements
    • Assessments: Assessment Description, Questions, and Child’s Assessment Results
    • Assignments: All Assignments
    • Calendar: All Events
    • Comments: No Comments
    • Discussions: Discussion Description
    • Dropbox: Assignment Description
    • Pages: All Pages
    • Polls: All Polls and Public Results
    • WikiProjects: Description
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