Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Katya Rukhlinskaia

An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.



    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: 1/20/21.

    Below is data for student/staff case numbers for the
    14-day period from January 2 - January 15

    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 1/20/2021

    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 1/20/2021


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