May 6, 2021: Pathway Forward – We Want to Hear From You! 


Dear LWSD Students, Staff and Families: 

LWSD staff, students and families, we want to hear from you! This week, we will host two ThoughtExchange surveys and your feedback will help to inform our recovery plan for this fall. Please refer to the draft recovery plan here.

  Question Asked Start Date First Review Date
Exchange #1 Based on your experience this year and from your perspective, what are the most important student academic needs that we should be focused on for the 2021-22 school year?  May 6, 2021  May 10, 2021 
Exchange #2  Based on your experience this year and from your perspective, what are the most important student social-emotional needs that we should be focused on for the 2021-22 school year?  May 10, 2021 May 12, 2021 

We will share the first set of results from the exchange on the first review date. Both exchanges will be available until Friday, May 14. The first ThoughtExchange is available here: https://tejoin.com/scroll/698101016

Families, staff and students can expect to receive emails with the link for the second ThoughtExchange on May 10. 

How Does ThoughtExchange work? 
ThoughtExchange is a way for our families, students, staff and community to share priorities and ideas with us online. Tell us what is important to you and share your ideas. See what others are saying and find out what is important to our community as a whole. 
 

Easy Three-Step Process: 
Everyone is invited to participate in our online conversation. It's an easy three-step process. 

  1. Share – answer open-ended questions. 
  2. Star – review ideas from others and place a star on the ideas you like best – we ask that you star as many ideas as you would like, but there is no need to review all of the thoughts in the exchange. 
  3. Discover – learn what is important to the community as a whole.

Your thoughts and stars will be seen by other participants, but ThoughtExchange keeps your identity private. Learn more by reading ThoughtExchange's Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have specific questions about the ThoughtExchange tool, please email us at: communications@lwsd.org.  

Help Us Understand Your Family’s Learning Model Selection – Two Question Survey 
In addition, we are asking for families to complete this short survey, designed to help us understand why families selected a specific learning model for school this spring. This survey can be accessed here: https://survey.k12insight.com/r/May2021LearningModelSelectionSurvey.  

Sincerely, 
Jon

Dr. Jon Holmen 
Superintendent 
Lake Washington School District