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Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 

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Lake Washington School District jointly with Lake Washington Education Association are excited to release pertinent details for the second through fifth grades elementary learning model transition to in-person or continued remote learning services. We happily welcomed kindergarten and first grade on February 18. Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent stated, “We appreciate the partnership with all stakeholders to successfully transition our Kindergarten and First grade students to their new learning models. We are grateful to be able to provide both in-person and remote learning services for our students.” Dr. Holmen went on to say, “As a District we continue to be committed to the highest of health and safety standards for our students and staff.”

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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.

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    Wellness

    The COVID-19 pandemic and school closure impact regular ways of living. Wellness practices may not be the highest priority each day. Including wellness-related activities, when there is time to, may be helpful in dealing with current increased stress and anxiety.   

    Wellness is the result of making choices that promote positive ways of coping and nurturing a healthy body. Wellness practices during this time will likely feel and look different than practices under typical circumstances. Anxiety and stress are common during periods of uncertainty and can challenge our ability to cope. However, it is possible to adjust typical practices to foster social, emotional and physical wellness during the COVID-19 closure.  

    The concept of wellness incorporates all parts of life, and is usually includes social, emotional and physical wellness. Below are four categories of tips that may be helpful during the current closure. 

    Social wellness includes opportunities to connect with others. This may be especially challenging during the stay at home measures. However, there are a variety of ways to stay in touch with others and receive social support.

    Emotional wellness includes being able to identify our feelings and manage them. While schools are closed, individuals may be experiencing a wide variety of emotions, including stress and anxiety.

    Physical wellness is about activities that promote a healthy body. Eating nutritious food and staying active are key components to physical wellness. 

    Latest wellness tips & resources

    Social and Emotional Support

    As a district we believe in the social and emotional well-being of our students. This video shows the ways in which LWSD is ensuring that students have opportunities for connection in the remote learning environment.

    • Social Support
    LWSD Virtual Family Field Day

    Use important skills like working together and being creative when building your own Virtual Family Field Day.

    • Physical Activity