Connections - April 7, 2023

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We're Hiring

LWSD is always seeking great talent for positions throughout our district. In addition to other positions available throughout the district, we are looking for applicants for the following positions:

  • Paraeducators
  • Nurses
  • Instructional Assistants (IA’s)
  • Custodians
  • Bus Drivers
  • Substitutes

These positions are also available in a substitute role. Check out the LWSD website for job descriptions and postings.


Learning Focused

Spring Break April 10-14

Spring Break – April 10-14 (no school)

As a reminder, next week (April 10-14) is Spring Break. There is no school for students. In addition, school buildings will be closed. District offices remain open.




Building Excellence: LWSD Board of Directors approves repurposing levy funds to remodel or rebuild and enlarge Rockwell Elementary

Will create space for 252 students while also addressing an aging facility

Part of our commitment as a district has been to maintain and update our facilities in alignment with the standards and expectations we have for school facilities. In recent years, our focus has been on adding classroom space for growing student enrollment. With the change in LWSD’s enrollment projections, we were able to evaluate the best way to use the levy funds our community approved for construction. At the April 3 Special Board Meeting, the LWSD Board of Directors approved the repurposing of levy funds to remodel or rebuild and enlarge Rockwell Elementary. This plan creates space for 252 additional students while also addressing an aging facility in alignment with our goals of addressing each of our aging facilities to meet our educational specifications for school facilities.

Funding from this project will come from the 2022 Building Excellence Construction levy funds. These funds were originally planned to be used to build a new elementary school for 550 students on the Redmond Elementary campus.

While the capital construction levies allow funds to be used on any capital project, given the elimination of one project, and replacing it with another, this was brought for board action, and shared with our community prior to board action. 

Read more.


Interested in being on the LWSD Board of Directors?

Board of Directors Information Night

The Lake Washington School District Board of Directors and LWSD will host an informational session on April 19 from 6-7 p.m. at the LWSD Resource Center to share information about what it means to be a Board Member.

School Board Directors are elected by voters in a school district. School districts identify five areas called “director districts” which aim to distribute population evenly across each of the five areas. To run for a school board position, a person must live within the designated area even though the individual will be listed on the ballot for all voters within the school district. School Board members are elected to serve four year terms.

Three LWSD School Board positions will be on the November 2023 ballot: District 1, 2 and 5. Visit: for additional information.

Information Night:
April 19, 2023 from 6-7 p.m.
LWSD Resource Center (16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052)

King County Election Filing Information:
Online candidate filing is available 24 hours a day starting May 15, 2023, at 9 a.m. and ending on May 19, 2023, at 4 p.m. More information:


Help recognize our teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up!

Show our teachers how much you appreciate them by nominating one! Email us at or send us a message on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the district's social media channels.


It’s not too late to claim the 2021 Child Tax Credit

Even if you received advanced payments or didn’t file a tax return

IRS Child Tax Credit rebate

If you don’t normally file a tax return, but you’re eligible for the Child Tax Credit, you can still claim the 2021 Child Tax Credit by filing a 2021 tax return - even if you had no income in 2021. Advance payments sent in 2021 were not the full amount of the credit.

The 2021 Child Tax Credit is $3,600 for each qualifying child who was under age 6 in 2021 and $3,000 for each child who was age 6 to 17 in 2021. 

If you’re eligible to claim the 2021 Child Tax Credit, you must file a tax return by April 15, 2025, to claim the refund. IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a great option for people who are only filing a tax return to claim the 2021 Child Tax Credit.

Visit to find the site nearest you and a list of what to bring.

See the special section on about claiming the Child Tax Credit if you aren’t required to file a tax return. Learn more at 2021 Child Tax Credit Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here for more information on free tax return preparation and filing.


District Announcements

Reminder: COVID-19 and flu testing available through LWSD

With just one swab, the COVID-19 and Flu test determines if you have COVID-19 or the flu. It eliminates the need for multiple tests or doctors’ visits and can help you get the right treatment plan as soon as possible. Test results in 15 minutes.

Testing is free and while insurance is not required, you may be asked to provide your insurance information if available. No appointment needed. A new consent form will be needed: Click here to fill out the consent form.

Testing sites:

  • Finn Hill Middle School
    8040 NE 132nd Street
    Kirkland, WA 98034
    Mondays 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Closed: April 10, May 29 & June 19
  • Redmond Middle School
    10055 166th Ave NE
    Redmond, WA 98052
    Wednesdays 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Closed April 12
  • Kamiakin Middle School
    14111 132nd Ave NE
    Kirkland, WA 98034
    Fridays 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    Closed April 14 

COVID-19 testing is also available through King County. Please visit COVID-19 testing locations and guidance - King County for more information.

Order free at-home covid-19 test kits.


Student & Staff Success

Music in Our Schools Month

March was Music in Our Schools Month

Music in Our Schools Month​Lake Washington School District has a strong and active music program, with classes for everyone from beginners to students with years of experience. These young musicians perform in concerts, festivals, and in the community throughout the year, which prepares them for continuing their musical journeys in high school and beyond. Visit the LWSD website to view videos of various performances our students have put on.


​From sprain to strains and everything in between – celebrating our athletic trainers (AT) in March

National Athletic Training Month

March is National Athletic Training Month. This year’s slogan is "There’s an AT for that." You can find the following athletic trainers hard at work on the sidelines of sporting events ensuring the safety of our young student-athletes:

  • Ashley Hohmann, LAT, ATC (Eastlake High School)
  • Kayla Cunningham, LAT, ATC (Juanita High School)
  • Delaney Farmer, LAT, ATC (Lake Washington High School)
  • Shauna Delaney, LAT, ATC (Redmond High School)

Read more about this on the LWSD website.


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