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.



    Health & Safety Dashboard

    Current COVID-19 data for in-person learning in LWSD

    Lake Washington School District takes all positive COVID-19 cases seriously. We have a comprehensive COVID-19 Positive Case Report Response process that includes reporting the case to Public Health, communicating information as needed to affected staff, parents/students (also called close contacts), and implementing our cleaning protocols that includes cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing work spaces as required.

    Below is data for student/staff case numbers for the
    14-day period from May 3 - May 16

    Estimated number of students and staff on campus1 Number of new positive student cases2 Number of new positive staff cases2
    32,785 985 119

    Note: Public Health’s reporting requirements have changed to report on positive cases only and are no longer requesting close contact data.

    COVID-19 data by building

    Please note: Numbers for ICS and Emerson K-12 are located in the high school tab.

    Last update: 5/19/2022.

    Historical data*

    * Beginning 10/24/21. Updated weekly; last update: 05/17/22.

    1 Number of students receiving in-person instruction as of October 1, 2021 plus the estimated number of staff members that are assigned to that district building.

    A positive case is defined as a staff member or student who was present at work/school up to two days before becoming symptomatic and/or testing positive for COVID-19. (Updated 1/31/2022)

    King County COVID-19 dashboards