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For the fifth year in a row, the College Board named Lake Washington School District (LWSD) to its Annual AP District Honor Roll. LWSD is one of only 373 public school districts in the United States and Canada and one of four in Washington state to be honored. Lake Washington is one of two districts in the state to be a multi-year recipient of the AP Honor Roll Award.

At its December 3 meeting, Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD) Board of Directors passed Resolution No. 2259 to place a Capital Projects Levy on the April 23, 2019 ballot. This measure, if passed, authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or an average of $20 million per year for six years. 

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    Eight Things to Know or Do for Back to School


    Back to School Information for Lake Washington School District Families

    Redmond, Wash. – Welcome to the 2018-19 school year in Lake Washington School District (LWSD).

    “I want to extend a warm welcome as we anticipate a great start on September 4,” said Dr. Stavem, Superintendent. “We are excited about the new school year and look forward to helping every student learn, achieve, and succeed! Whether you are just starting your first year or returning to the district, we are honored and proud to serve you.”

    Several important changes will begin in 2018-19, and it is important that everyone be ready. Here are eight things families should know or do before the start of the school year:

    1. First Day of School/Calendar
      • September 4 will mark the first day of school for all students in grades 1-12.
      • September 7 is the first day for Kindergarten students.
      • September 10 is the first day for Ready Start/Head Start preschool.
      • September 18 is the first day of SNAPS preschool.

      You can find LWSD calendars here: www.lwsd.org/calendars. There is a page-per-month version, a one-page version, and the online calendar. Families can filter the online calendar for their school, and set up feeds or alerts.
    2. Changes to Start/End Times
      In March 2018, LWSD announced that school start and end times would change in the 2018-19 school year, as a seven-period day is implemented for high school students. You can find your school’s exact start and end times here: www.lwsd.org/schools/school-hours.
    3. Registration
      If you are new to LWSD and have not yet registered your child for school, please do so as soon as possible. Visit your local school during office hours to register. For more information about the registration process, visit www.lwsd.org/students-families/registration.
    4. Verify Your Child’s Information Online
      Families of registered students can visit Skyward Family Access to verify their child’s information. You can even use the Skylert tab inside of Skyward Family Access to verify what phone number we should call during an emergency. Visit https://www.lwsd.org/help/skyward-family-access for more information. Check out our Students and Families webpage for links to important tools for families, including Skyward Family Access.
    5. Bus Route and School Information
      If your child is eligible for transportation, you should receive a postcard in the mail with your bus route information (bus stop and approximate pick-up/drop-off times). You can also visit the School and Bus Finder to determine your schools and or bus route information. Read more about transportation, including safe walking routes, here: www.lwsd.org/bus.
    6. School Supply Lists
      Each elementary and middle school has a list of supplies that it recommends for students. You can find all the school supply lists here: www.lwsd.org/school-supplies.
    7. Breakfast and Lunch Menus
      Want to know what’s being served for breakfast or lunch? Visit: www.lwsd.org/breakfast-and-lunch for a link to our menus. You can add money to your child’s meal account, or see your current balance at www.MySchoolBucks.com.  
    8. Connect with us
      Want to learn more about LWSD? Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or LinkedIn. Visit the LWSD website and click “Sign up for our Newsletter” to be added to our Connections e-newsletter mailing list.

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    Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the third largest district in the state of Washington, with over 29,500 students in 54 schools.