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Lake Washington School District holds an open enrollment period once each year for parents who want their children to attend a school other than their neighborhood school. Parents may apply between February 1-28 for a change to the school assignment for the 2019-20 school year for their student in grades 1-12.

As you may be aware, on January 25, Governor Inslee declared a public health state of emergency after reports of 31 confirmed cases of measles were identified in the state. We currently do not have any cases of measles in Lake Washington School District. 

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    LWSD adds two days, extends two early release days and pushes back last day to make up snow days


    Last day of school is now Thursday, June 20

    Redmond, Wash. – The district has finalized plans to make up for the days and time missed due to the February snow events. The 2018-19 calendar has been modified to reflect the changes. 

    As a reminder, school districts can request a waiver from the state for missed school days during the Governor’s declared state of emergency. Districts are not allowed to seek a waiver that would impact the required K-12 average instructional hours of 1,027. After analysis of both requirements, it was determined that a total of 3.5 days must be made up to maintain compliance with both requirements. The 2018-19 calendar has May 28 built-in as a snow day, so a total of 2.5 days must be made up beyond the built-in snow day.

    The following modifications will be made to the 2018-19 calendar:

    • Wednesday, May 1: change from an early release to a full day for students
    • Wednesday, May 8: change from an early release to a full day for students
    • Friday, May 24: change from a non-school day to a school day for students
    • Tuesday, May 28: change from a non-school day to a school day for students
    • Wednesday, June 19: change from a half day to a full day for students
    • Thursday, June 20: added as a half day for students (last day of school)

    These changes were made in consideration of students, families and staff. It should be noted that high school graduation dates and times will not be affected by these changes. Families with preschool students will receive communication from their program about any changes. We appreciate your flexibility as we fulfill the state required hours.

    View printable school calendar.

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    About Lake Washington: 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 nearly 30,000 students in 54 schools.