March 24, 2021


Dear LWSD Staff and Families: 

We are pleased to share with our staff and secondary families that we have finalized our learning model to support both in-person and remote students which will begin Monday, April 19.   

Secondary Hybrid Model:  

As we develop the in-person and remote model for secondary students, we aim to:  

  • Meet the needs of students at home and in-person  
  • Maintain relationships between students and teachers  
  • Maintain students’ schedules to the greatest extent possible  
  • Minimize the transition for teachers

The selected hybrid model includes the following components:  

  • Two days per week of in-person learning  
  • Students will be placed in an A, B or C group  
    • Students in the A group will attend in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays and remote Thursday and Friday  
    • Students in the B group will attend in-person on Thursdays and Fridays and remote Monday and Tuesday  
    • Students in the C group will attend remotely Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday  

Example Hybrid Model (Middle School): 

  Monday Periods
1, 3, 5
Tuesday Periods
2, 4, 6
Wednesday Thursday Periods
1, 3, 5
Friday Periods
2, 4, 6
Hybrid In-Person Group A Group A ALL GROUPS:  
Student  
Support & Asynchronous Learning  
Group B Group B
Hybrid Remote Group B Group B ALL GROUPS:  
Student  
Support & Asynchronous Learning  
Group A Group A
Fully Remote Group C Group C ALL GROUPS:  
Student  
Support & Asynchronous Learning  
Group C Group C

  

Example Hybrid Model (High School):

  Monday Periods
1, 3, 5, 7
Tuesday Periods
2, 4, 6, Homeroom
Wednesday Thursday Periods
1, 3, 5, 7
Friday Periods
2, 4, 6, Homeroom
Hybrid In-Person Group A Group A ALL GROUPS:  
Student  
Support & Asynchronous Learning  
Group B Group B
Hybrid Remote Group B Group B ALL GROUPS:  
Student  
Support & Asynchronous Learning  
Group A Group A
Fully Remote Group C Group C ALL GROUPS:  
Student  
Support & Asynchronous Learning  
Group C Group C

School Day Schedule includes the following components:  

Additional information will be shared next week about instruction for remote and in-person hybrid students and other processes/procedures related to secondary students.  

Process to finalize selected model:  
Over the last week, a team reviewed information from the Summer/Fall Return to School Task Force work related to learning models. Additionally, this team did a search for other innovative models that would help inform the final decision for Lake Washington. Ultimately, the team selected 3-4 models to fully evaluate against the unique conditions in Lake Washington and against our stated criteria for students and staff this spring. Information about planning efforts and a review of learning models was presented at the last school board meeting during the Superintendent’s Report.    

Bargaining Update:  
We are actively negotiating the working conditions related to our secondary return to in-person learning. We anticipate our work will be completed next week.  

Future Updates:  
We are currently working through plans and negotiations in anticipation that additional changes in expectations or guidance may come from the state. 

Thank you,  

Jon  
 

Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent 
Lake Washington School District