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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.” 

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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.”

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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.

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    Child Care

    The district is continuing to work with our community partners, YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs of King County to provide child care for students in grades K-5 during remote learning. In addition, our district extended day program has been providing child care at select sites. As we transition into in-person learning in our elementary schools, we know that there may be additional interest in childcare. We encourage interested families to reach out to the provider for their school. If there is enough interest and space available, locations may be added.

    Below is a table showing the current sites and providers available.

    See the provider box below the table for contact information and school areas served.

    If you are interested in childcare, either full day (for remote learners) or afternoon care (for in-person learners), fill out the interest form/email the applicable provider.

    Each provider will determine if/when locations can be added based on demand.

    Numbers of students able to be served may be limited due to space limits in buildings and ability to hire staff.

    Juanita Region
    Location Provider Hours
    Keller Elementary District Extended Day Program 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Sandburg Elementary YMCA 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Lake Washington Region
    Location Provider Hours
    Kirk Elementary District Extended Day Program 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Rush Elementary YMCA 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Twain Elementary Boys and Girls Clubs of King County 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Kirkland Boys & Girls Club Boys and Girls Clubs of King County 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Redmond Region
    Location Provider Hours
    Mann Elementary YMCA 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Redmond Elementary Boys and Girls Clubs of King County 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Eastlake Region
    Location Provider Hours
    Mead Elementary YMCA 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Sammamish Boys & Girls Club Boys and Girls Clubs of King County 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    Note: Locations may be combined based on reduced demand and/or locations may be added if demand warrants. Each provider will have small staff to student ratios and will comply with Department of Health regulations for child care programs.

    See below for contact and registration information:

    District Child Care Program (Extended Day)

    Click on the following link to register for programs at Keller or Kirk Elementary Schools and to fill out an interest form for Bell, Clara Barton, Franklin, Frost, Keller, Kirk, Lakeview, Muir, Rockwell, Rose Hill or Thoreau Elementary Schools.

    Contactapplyextendedday@lwsd.org

    YMCA

    Use the link below to register for programs at Mann, Mead, Rush or Sandburg Elementary Schools:

    Use the link below fill out an interest form for Alcott, Audubon, Blackwell, Dickinson, Einstein, Ella Baker, Mann, McAuliffe, Mead, Rush, Sandburg, Smith or Wilder Elementary Schools:

    The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching youth programs. We accept Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) subsidy at many locations. In addition, the Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule. Please complete this form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance.

    If the $10 weekly registration deposit presents a challenge to your family, please contact us via email at registration@seattleymca.org or call us at 206-382-4927. 

    Contact:
    registration@seattleymca.org

    Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

    Use the link below to register for programs at Redmond and Twain Elementary Schools or the Clubs' Kirkland/Sammamish locations.

    Please email jheil@positiveplace.org to communicate interest in Carson, Juanita, Redmond El, Rosa Parks, Twain or the Kirkland/Sammamish locations.

    If you are eligible for Government Funding for child care through DCYF or DSHS, our licensed Clubs at Redmond and Twain Elementary Schools can support you.

    Contact:
    Jamie Heil, Area Director
    jheil@positiveplace.org | 206.348.5088
    positiveplace.org

    Donations to YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

    Both the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Clubs are accepting donations to support the work they are doing supporting families.

    Below are other resources for child care.

    Please note: This list below of individual agencies is provided as an information resource for your convenience. Lake Washington School District does not recommend or endorse any of the individual agencies provided below. The district will not be held liable or responsible for any services provided by them. Lake Washington School District highly recommends that you conduct your own research and investigation. Use reasonable care before selecting any of these individuals/agencies for services.

    Other Options for Care

    Adventure Kids Playcare
    For children six week to 12 years old
    425-453-4444

    Arena Sports
    For grades 1-8
    More information here: Distance Learning Camp

    Childcare Aware of Washington 
    1-800-446-1114

    City of Kirkland
    School Year Childcare Camp for grades 2-5

    City of Redmond – Camp Redmond School Support for grades 2-5
    425-556-2300

    Discovery Bay Learning Academy at PRO Club
    Remote learning program, tutoring, childcare and camps for ages 2-12
    425-861-6247

    Overtime Athletics Clubhouse
    Distance learning camp for ages 5-12
    206-305-0869

    Care for Pre-K

    Redmond KinderCare
    Programs for children up to 6 years old
    6534 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    425-869-2084

    RoseHill KinderCare
    Programs for children up to 6 years old
    15202 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
    425-885-2377

    WeeCare
    In-home preschools and day cares