Juanita Elementary Affirmation Mirror

Strong kids begin with strong minds. That's why Jordan McClellion at Juanita Elementary is nurturing her students to see the best in themselves through the "affirmation mirror" station.

Saidhruv Chittamuri & Paige Stime-perfect ACT scores

A student from Redmond High School (RHS) and another from Nikola Tesla STEM High School have achieved something that less than one-half of 1% of test takers achieve. Saidhruv Chittamuri, senior at RHS, and Paige Stime, senior at Tesla STEM, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.



    Pathway Forward

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    September 8, 2021: Pathway Forward

    Dear LWSD Staff and Families, 

    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and Lake Washington Education Association (LWEA) have come to an agreement on how to provide instructional support to students who are required to quarantine due to being positive for COVID-19 or for being identified as a "close contact" of another individual that is positive for COVID-19. Effective September 8, students who are absent between 2-12 school days due to quarantine can access learning remotely through Microsoft Classroom Teams. This agreement ensures that students will have resources they need to stay on track with their classmates.  

    Some of the following terms between LWSD and LWEA are laid out in the agreement: 

    • Classroom teachers must share learning expectations and plans for the week with students and families via Classroom Teams.  
    • A weekly plan for students should include required assignments and assessments, with any associated due dates, and may include links to resources. 
    • Classroom teachers will make daily Instruction accessible to students who are required to quarantine via Classroom Teams. This daily instruction: 
      • includes opportunities for students to observe classroom instruction via Classroom Teams 
      • may also include the use of Classroom Teams to provide students the opportunity for participation concurrently in classroom-based activities, group work, discussions and assignments 
    • A schedule for observing daily classroom instruction will be provided to students and families in the weekly learning plan. 
    • At a minimum, time scheduled for students to observe via Classroom Teams should include opportunities to observe Instruction in which all students are participating. 
    • Teachers have the discretion to modify or excuse assignments or assessments if they cannot be replicated outside of the class. 
    • Teachers will not be required to use Classroom Teams to provide opportunities for students to observe classroom Instruction for absences that are not related to COVID quarantines but may choose to do so. 

    In addition, special education services will be maintained according to the student’s Instructional Education Plan (IEP) either through Teams, with paraeducator support or by providing learning materials for the student.  

    We are thankful to LWEA for their support during this process so that we can provide multiple options for our students during this challenging time.  


    Dr. Jon Holmen 
    Lake Washington School District 


    Pathway Forward Updates

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    Dear LWSD Families:

    We are excited to welcome back our students in grades 1-12 tomorrow! 

    As part of a community-wide effort to contribute to the safety of our students, families and staff, we are planning to use the “Wellness Screening” feature in Skyward to help us respond more effectively and quickly when students are exhibiting potential COVID symptoms. For the start of the year, we are asking that all families use the Wellness Screening feature in Skyward Family Access or Skyward Student Access each morning to indicate potential symptoms, whether the student plans to come to school or be absent.

    Read More about August 31, 2021: Wellness Screening

    Dear LWSD Staff:

    Earlier today, I gave a live presentation to share guidance for the 2021-22 school year. In case you missed the presentation, you can view the video by visiting our website. The video will have captions available in several languages. If you want to translate the transcript of the video, go to the transcript page, and then click on the globe in the top left corner of the webpage and select your desired language. 

    Read More about August 18, 2021: Pathway Forward video message from Superintendent Dr. Holmen

    Dear LWSD Families:

    I hope this message finds you well and enjoying our Northwest summer. We have been actively planning for the opening of school and have information to share with you so that you are aware of what school will look like come September. It is important to note that some decisions are locally made while other decisions are made from state level agencies and/or the Governor. I will be recording a message on Wednesday that will be broadcast live and the recording shared later that day. By recording it live, it allows us to share information in real-time but also allows us to provide written transcripts for translation and video viewing at your convenience.

    Read More about August 16, 2021