Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Katya Rukhlinskaia

An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.



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    Watch: Social and Emotional Support for LWSD Students

    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.






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    Staying connected is important for health
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    The University of Cincinnati Medical Center created a COVID-19 resource on social connectedness. The page explains why connectedness is important and how it impacts our health. 

    Benefits include:

    • Stronger immune system
    • Happier
    • Increased motivation for self-care.
    • Lower levels of stress hormones.

    The article includes ways to build connectedness virtually. Take a look at the site for more information. You may find a new way to connect with others while social distancing. 

    UC Medical Center’s Social Connection in a Time of Social Distancing

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    Wellness Tip

    Families across the country are adapting to the evolving changes in daily life caused by COVID-19. During this time, children may want to talk about their concerns, fears and questions. Make time for them and remember to remain calm when offering reassurance.

    Our school counselors are also another support system for students and families. Email your school counselor for more information.

    More tips and talking points.

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    Counseling Center - How can we help you?
    School Counselors

    Do you have questions about school, meals or just need someone to talk to?

    All our counselors are ready to help you and your family.

    To get started, please email your school counselor

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