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RHMS Band

When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.

Congressional art contest winners

On June 8, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced Tesla STEM student, Sophia Xu Ling as winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s first congressional district for her watercolor piece titled, “The Suffering of the Great.”

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    Summer Meals Update

    Thanks to a waiver that was approved on June 10 by the USDA, we will continue to provide Grab & Go meals at the six middle school sites as well as Limited Meal Delivery through August 7, 2020. The number of Limited Meal Deliver pickup locations is subject to change.

    Please note: Meals will not be provided June 29 – July 5 due to the Fourth of July holiday.

    Learn more about additional food resources in the community including information about Pandemic EBT.

    Teacher in school hallway creating panty packs of foodThe McKinney-Vento Act is federal legislation that has been in effect since 1987 to support children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act defines ‘homeless children and youth’ as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The intent of the McKinney-Vento Act is to ensure homeless children and youth enroll and succeed in school.

    Students living in any of the following situations may be entitled to additional support:
    • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
    • On the street
    • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations (lack of heat, water, etc.)
    • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing
    Students living in homeless situations have a right to:
    • Get help with enrolling in school from the district liaison or other school contact to continue academic success
    • Continue in the school they attended (referred to as the school of origin) before they became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is the parent’s choice and is feasible
    • Get transportation to and from the school of origin
    • Receive free school meals
    • Receive additional services such as ELL, Special Education, Title 1, preschool, Quest (gifted), career / technical education
    Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services
    Resources
    Contact information
    For more information about Lake Washington School District’s Homeless Services, or to request specific support for a homeless student, visit your local school or contact the district homeless liaison.
     
    Donna Baillie
    Lake Washington School District
    425-936-1303

     

    Additional information about homeless services is available through:
    Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Melinda Dyer
    Program Supervisor, McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth
    360-725-6505