Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) 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 1-26 for a change to their school assignment for the 2021-22 school year for their student in grades K-12. This option is also known as an In-District Variance. 

Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.



    Lake Washington School District wants your input! 

    Opportunity for Community Feedback: Participate Online – Ends November 1, 2020

    Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) community – we want your input! The LWSD Facility Advisory Committee (FAC) is offering you an opportunity to tour a virtual “open house” to learn about their recommendations, and to provide your feedback before they move their recommendations to the School Board for approval.

    In November 2019, LWSD formed the FAC to make recommendations for future facility planning, informed by enrollment trends, community expectations and district programs. The committee met from November through May 2020 and provided preliminary recommendations in June. 

    The FAC plan included engaging the community this fall. Due to COVID that engagement was moved to an online format. These recommendations address the capacity and facility needs over the next ten years to accommodate our enrollment growth and provide for quality learning environments. 

    Click here to participate in this online feedback opportunity: This website will provide more context on this issue, provide an overview of the work the FAC has done, present the FAC’s draft recommendations, and offer opportunity for community input for these recommendations.

    The FAC will be using this feedback as it finalizes recommendations for facility strategies to align with the district’s Strategic Plan. This online open house and feedback opportunity will be open now through November 1, 2020.

    Check out the Facility Advisory Committee’s webpage for more information. 

    The district will also be sending out a separate survey in early November to address the topic of remote learning for our families.


    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 30,000 students in 56 schools.