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.  



    Community Resources


    Economic Resources

    Child Care

    Additional Online Learning Resources

    • We Are Teachers – Online resources, including companies that usually charge are providing free programs.

    Food Resources

    • Hopelink – Provides pre-packed boxes of food available for pickup. There is enough food in the box for 21 meals per person.
      • Redmond - 8990 154th Ave NE 425-869-6000. Call or check website for hours.
      • Kirkland- 11011 120th Ave NE 425-889-7880. Call or check website for hours.
    • Redmond United Methodist Church (Open Kitchen) – Meals provided to go every Wednesday from 5 - 7 p.m. Call for more details: 206-601-1531.
    • Pantry Packs

    Computers/Internet Access

    • 1 Green Planet – Contact Chris Biddle. They have 102 used & tested HP desktop PC's, HP monitors, new Dell keyboards, new Dell mice and all the needed cords and are willing to donate. The desktop computers need hard drives and an operating system installed.
    • Microsoft Alumni Network  Contact Ali Spain. Donated computers from Microsoft Alumni Network. Also, if you are in need of MS Teams tips & tricks or 1:1 session you can be connected to help.  
    • Comcast Xfinity – Wifi hotspots across King County will be available to anyone who needs them for free.
    • T-Mobile – Provides unlimited data to its current customers and additional mobile hotspot data.
    • Everyone On: Low Cost Internet Access – A compiled and regularly updated list of national low cost or free internet access resources.
    • Internet Essentials – New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020.


    • King County Metro – Reduced schedule and temporarily discontinuing fare payments

    Legal Assistance

    • Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) – Provides free legal services to low-income clients throughout King County. Provides phone consultations, interpretive services and webinars on various legal topics, including tenant rights during COVID-19. Call 425-747-7274 .

    General Resources

    Please note: This list of individual agencies is provided as an information resource for your convenience. The Lake Washington School District does not recommend or endorse any of the individual agencies provided here. The district will not be held liable or responsible for any services provided by them. Lake Washington School District highly recommends that you conduct your own research and investigation. Use reasonable care before selecting any of these individuals/agencies for services.