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Norman Rockwell Elementary received a signed copy of the “Freedom From Want” painting from Danny Galieote, a prominent artist who re-created Norman Rockwell paintings to represent the current cultural and social transformation in America today.

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Lake Washington School District is pleased to announce a team from Timberline Middle School (TMS) was selected as one of the regional winners of the 29th annual ExploraVision program. This is the largest K-12 science competition designed to build problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills. Team Project: LAMP (The Localized Alzheimer’s Microneedle Patch), from TMS, will advance to the national phase of the competition, where participants will have a chance to win $10,000 in savings bonds and other great prizes.

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    April 15, 2021

    Instructions for Completing Daily Digital Attestation through Skyward Family/Student Access

    Dear LWSD Middle School and High School Families and Students:

    We are excited to welcome back our in-person, grades 6-12 students on Monday, April 19!

    All Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students and staff must complete a health check each time they enter the building for the day to attest that they have no symptoms of COVID-19 or close contacts with people who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

    Attestation and/or screening of all persons is an important step to keep anyone that has symptoms of COVID-19 out of district buildings. This process is required by The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) as well as the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I).

    For middle school and high school students, a new digital attestation process, also called a “Wellness Screening”, is available through Skyward Family/Student Access.

    You can use the following resources for additional information on how to complete the Digital Attestation process for secondary (middle school and high school) students:

    Students will need to show the results of their Wellness Screening survey to staff at the attestation point, before entering the building in one of the following ways:

    1. The fastest and easiest way is to show the green check mark on their phone via the Skyward app. 
    2. If a student does not have a smart phone, they can show the green check mark on their LWSD laptop.
    3. If a student does not have a phone, or their laptop is not readily available, staff can look up to see if they have attested by either scanning their student ID card or typing in their name. 
    4. If a student is not able to attest through Skyward, they can bring a completed paper attestation form or they can self-attest on-site.

    Once it has been verified that the student has completed the wellness screener, the student’s temperature will be taken. If their temperature is under 100.4 degrees, the person can enter the building.

    The expectation is that everyone entering LWSD facilities must first provide an attestation that they meet the criteria outlined by OSPI and L&I for entering a District building.

    Each LWSD facility will have at least one station set up to facilitate this process as quickly as possible.  

    All students entering a school must have a Wellness Screening form submitted via Skyward or they must complete the screening process by the Attestation Screener.

    Staff will also perform a visual check, or health screening, to look for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.  
     
    If a student or staff member exhibits any COVID-19-like symptoms, they will be asked to stay home.  

    A quarantine room, or Q Room, will be available for students who experience symptoms at school while they await pick up. 

    At all times, a separate health room will be available for any non-COVID related issues. 

    Attestation – Secondary Webpage:
    The Attestation – Secondary webpage contains all of the instructional videos and documents for completing the attestation process in Skyward. The Skyward Wellness Screening tool will be turned on tomorrow, April 16, for you to test the tool in your accounts. You will need to log in each in-person school day to complete the attestation before coming to school. 

    Having trouble logging in to Skyward Family/Student Access? Visit our Skyward Family Access Support page here: https://www.lwsd.org/help/skyward-family-access, or our Skyward Student Access Support page here: https://www.lwsd.org/help/skyward-student-access-support

    Thank you for completing this Wellness Screening before leaving for school each day.

     


    Pathway Forward Updates

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    Instructions for Completing Daily Digital Attestation through Skyward Family/Student Access

    Dear LWSD Middle School and High School Families and Students:

    We are excited to welcome back our in-person, grades 6-12 students on Monday, April 19!

    All Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students and staff must complete a health check each time they enter the building for the day to attest that they have no symptoms of COVID-19 or close contacts with people who have tested positive for COVID-19. 

    Read More about April 15, 2021

    Topics Covered in this Pathway Forward Update

    1. Superintendent’s message
    2. Bargaining Update
    3. Travel Guidance Update
    4. LWSD Staff Vaccination Update
    5. Childcare Update
    6. Secondary Transportation
    Read More about April 2, 2021

    Dear LWSD Families: 

    As we finalize the details related to elementary, middle and high school in-person and remote learning, we have additional information to share.  

    Topics Covered for Elementary and Secondary In-Person and Remote Learning:  

    1. Updated schedule information: Elementary, middle and high schools are moving to a 4-day per week models  
    2. Concurrent instruction: Middle and high school teachers will deliver instruction at the same time to students who are remote and students who are in-person for a portion of each period. 
    3. Transition week: April 12-16. Middle and high school teachers will prepare for in-person instruction from April 12-16. Students will have asynchronous lessons and activities for this week.  
    4. Timeline for elementary and secondary letters of understanding (LOU): We anticipate being about to share the final LOUs by Thursday afternoon.  
    5. Staffing: Schools are working to ensure that each classroom has the necessary instructional support and supervision for students. 
    Read More about March 29

    Dear LWSD Staff and Families:

    As many of you are aware, last week the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) changed their physical distancing recommendations from 6 feet to at least 3 feet between students in classrooms and provided clearer guidance when a greater distance (such as 6 feet) is recommended. Today, Governor Inslee announced that the Washington State Department of Health has updated the K-12 Schools 2020-2021 Guidance so that school districts may shift their classroom spacing from 6 feet to 3 feet.

    Read More about March 26