Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.
Lake Washington Schools to close from March 12 – March 27
Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families.
In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time.
We know that many people rely on our school district for their ability to continue providing services to our community through their employers. We play an important role in the ability of many organizations to continue running for the health and safety of our community.
This is not an easy decision, and our plans moving forward require additional planning and preparation.
On Thursday and Friday, we will be planning for an alternative model with the following services:
- Available childcare during school hours for families who are not able to remain home or serve in critical community roles such as healthcare and first responders.
- Available meals for children provided at school sites – details to follow.
- Available educational resources with supports for at-home learning.
We recognize this closure creates many different challenges, and our goal is to provide basic services to continue supporting our families and our communities.
We will continue to provide updated information over the next two days, and we would ask for the community’s patience in submitting any questions or concerns to allow our staff to focus on their work and planning for the next two weeks.
We strongly urge families to follow the updated guidance from King County Public Health for social distancing and other precautions in an effort to slow the spread of this virus.
Thank you for your ongoing partnership as we work together to continue providing vital services while also taking new precautions.
About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the second largest district in the state of Washington, with over 31,000 students in 56 schools.