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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.

LWHS Science Labs

Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

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    Allergies

    What to do if your student has severe allergies

    Many students have mild allergies, such as springtime reactions to tree and grass pollen that cause itchy, watery eyes and runny noses. These types of mild allergies do not need to be reported on the nurse alert form.

    Severe allergies

     

    If your student has a severe allergy that is potentially life-threatening, you need to inform the school where your child attends and report it on the nurse alert form. Severe allergies are considered serious abnormal reactions of the body, which are potentially life-threatening. Schools need documentation of these health conditions and necessary treatment in order to effectively care for your student.

    What you need to report

    Severe allergies that must be reported include life-threatening reactions to:

      • Insects
      • Dairy
      • Nuts (i.e., peanuts)
      • Shellfish
      • Eggs

    These and other types of life-threatening conditions such as severe asthma must be reported to your student’s school through the required documentation before the student starts school.


    Reporting severe allergies

    If your student has a life-threatening allergy, you must complete the allergy health care plan before he/she can attend school. Your child’s school nurse will work with students, parents and health care providers to develop the plan.

    Other forms that may be required include:

    Note: All student health forms are available in the district forms library or in school offices.

    What you don’t need to report

    Mild allergies, such as hay fever or springtime allergies that are not life-threatening do not need to be reported on the nurse alert form.

     

    When the allergy affects what your child can eat

    If your child has special dietary needs due to their allergy, you may request accommodations from nutrition services. Go to the Special Dietary Needs and Requests page for more information.