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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.

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. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

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    Washington State Standards

    Washington State K-12 Learning Standards The Washington State K-12 Learning Standards provide detail about what students should know and be able to do for each subject and grade level. Visit OSPI to learn more.

    Standards First

    Lake Washington School District is a “standards first” district. This means that teachers base all learning on current standards and assess student progress on these standards. Standards are learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level. Standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, while also helping parents understand what is expected of their children.

    Lake Washington School District uses four major types of standards:
    1. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
    2. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    3. Prioritized Washington State Standards, called Power Standards
    4. National Standards

    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a common set of learning standards for mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) that have been adopted by 45 states. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are a common set of learning standards for science and were adopted by Washington state in 2013. Having the same standards helps all students receive a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

    Prioritized Washington State Standards, or Power Standards, are standards for social studies and other content areas. These State standards were developed by teachers and education experts and were prioritized by Lake Washington teachers and experts.

    Once parents, students, and teachers are clear about standards, assessments can be developed that show the exact level of proficiency on the standards for each child. The results of these formative and summative assessments provide valuable information to teachers regarding how students are progressing against the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics, Next Generation Science Standards in science, and on the district’s Power Standards in all other content areas. Teachers then use these results to guide instruction and to determine students’ day-to-day readiness for particular concepts and skills. Most importantly, assessment results help teachers answer four critical questions that serve as a cornerstone in LWSD instructional practice:

    1. Q. What is it we expect our students to learn? A. Standards
    2. Q. How will we know if each student has learned it? A. Assessment
    3. Q. How will we respond when some students do not learn it? A. Taking action on results.
    4. Q. How will we respond when some students already know it? A. Taking action on results.

    Standards are critical in Lake Washington School District for personalizing learning for every student.

    Standards
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    Mathematics
    Science
    Social Studies
    Technology
    Kindergarten

    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI

    Grade 1
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI

    Grade 2
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 3
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 4
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 5
    Music PS
    Visual Arts PS

    WA State Health
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Foundational Skills CCSS
    Writing CCSS
    Language CCSS

    Math CCSS

    Science PS
    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 6

    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Math CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 7
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 8
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 9
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Algebra CCSS
    Geometry CCSS
    Adv. Alg. CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 10
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Algebra CCSS
    Geometry CCSS
    Adv. Alg. CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 11
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Algebra CCSS
    Geometry CCSS
    Adv. Alg. CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI
    Grade 12
    WA State Music
    Visual Arts PS

    Health PS
    WA State PE

    Literature CCSS
    Informational Text CCSS
    Writing CCSS

    Algebra CCSS
    Geometry CCSS
    Adv. Alg. CCSS

    NGSS

    SS PS

    OSPI

    CCSS = Common Core State Standards
    NGSS = Next Generation Science Standards
    OSPI = Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction