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.  



    Twain Elementary addition

    Twain Elementary exterior


    Project Updates

    Construction will begin at the following schools this summer:

    • Lake Washington High School: No building use summer 2020. The stadium will remain open.
    • Franklin Elementary: No building use summer 2020
    • Rose Hill Elementary: No building use summer 2020
    • Twain Elementary: No building use and no field use summer 2020
    Building on Success progress report

    Households around the district received the Building On Success Progress Report in mailboxes this month. It included an overview and progress updates on construction projects funded by the 2016 bond and the 2019 capital projects levy. If you missed it in the mail, be sure to view it online to learn more about:

    Community members look at posters in a semi-circle.

    Twain Elementary hosted a community information night on Thursday, November 21. The school principal and associate principal welcomed about 41 people, including parents, students, staff and community members to learn more about the four-classroom addition planned for the school. See the slides from the event.

    Thank you to our voters for passing a Capital Projects Levy last April. You are invited to attend information nights about the elementary school additions funded by the 2019 Capital Projects Levy. Feel free to drop by any time during these one-hour events: