During its July 13 School Board Meeting, Lake Washington School District Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, removed “Rebels” as the Juanita High School mascot. Dr. Matt Livingston, Director of Secondary Education and Juanita High School Principal, Kelly Clapp, will now begin the process outlined in Policy 6970 to select a new mascot.
Snow Make-Up Days Announced
Lake Washington School District has finalized plans to make up for the days and time missed due to the January snow events. The 2019-20 calendar has been modified to reflect the changes. The 2019-20 calendar has May 26 built-in as a snow day, so a total of two days must be made up beyond the built-in snow day.
Due to the canceled days (January 13, 14 and 15) the following changes will be made to the 2019-20 calendar:
- Tuesday, May 26 is now a full school day. Previously, this was scheduled as a No School: Snow Make-up Day
- Wednesday, June 17 is now a 1.5-hour early release Wednesday. Previously, this was scheduled to be a half day for the last day of school.
- Thursday, June 18 is now a regular school day.
- Friday, June 19 is now a Half-Day: Last Day of School
This new calendar means the last day of school will be on June 19, 2020 (and will be a half day). You can print the latest versions of the calendar here: https://www.lwsd.org/about-us/district-calendar.
This plan allows the District to maintain the essential components of staff training, planning, and collaboration time during early release Wednesdays and Full-Day LEAP while also keeping the last day of school within the same week as the original calendar.