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.” 


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.”

Scholastic Art & Writing Award logo

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.



    Health & Safety Dashboard

    Current COVID-19 Data for In-Person Learning in LWSD

    Data on this website is refreshed every Wednesday. This data was updated on: 2/24/21.

    Below is data for student/staff case numbers for the
    14-day period from February 6 - 19

    Number of new positive cases in last 14 days1


    Total number of students and staff on campus2


    Number of sites currently serving students 


    Current number of sites open


    A positive case is defined as a staff member or student who was present at work/school during the onset of their illness or presented symptoms at work/school and tested positive for COVID-19.

    Number of students receiving in-person instruction plus the number of staff that accessed a district building at least once during the 14-day period.

    Positive Case Response Plan

    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.

    Current Health and Safety Data from King County Public Health

    King County schools continue to be listed as high-risk per the Washington Department of Health K-12 In-Person Learning Provisions Toolkit (formerly called the Decision Tree). These data help us in our planning to know when conditions are such that we can begin to bring back students for in-person learning.

    King County Public Health Data 

    Transmission Rate

    King County Public Health targets a transmission rate less than 1.0 to slow the spread of COVID-19.


    Updated 2/24/2021

    Cases per 100,000 residents

    King County Public Health targets cases per 100,000 to be under 25.

    The Washington State Department of Health places school districts in the moderate-risk category when they have ~50-350 cases per 100,000 residents over the last 14 days &
    high-risk when they have > 350 cases per 100,000 residents over the last 14 days.


    Updated 2/24/2021


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