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.





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    All students and staff are required to stay home when sick and to isolate for a minimum of 5 days following a positive COVID test (DOH Decision Tree).

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    Other Safety Measures

    • Physical Distancing – Physical distancing remains a strategy to be used when possible but should not limit student access to learning opportunities.
    • Hand Hygiene – Schools will continue to remind students about the importance of frequent hand washing and sanitizing.
    • Cleaning – LWSD will continue its existing cleaning practices.
    • Ventilation – LWSD will continue its ventilation practices. 
    • Masking – Masks are required for all people entering health or isolation rooms. LWSD will continue to maintain a supply of masks for students or staff. LWSD respects student and staff choice for masking in other areas.

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