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.



    Too Sick for School

    Help Lake Washington School District stop the spread of illness. We are required to screen all students for symptoms of COVID-19 daily prior to entry to the school. If you answer "YES" to any of the following questions, keep your student home and contact your school.

    1. Has your student been in close contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19? 
    2. Does anyone in your household have COVID-19 like symptoms &/or is anyone in your household being tested for COVID-19?
    3. Has your student or anyone in your household had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days? 
    4. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told your student to self-monitor, self-isolate or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19?

    COVID-like symptoms

    If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms within the last 24 hours. PLEASE keep them home and contact your school nurse. If they show any of the following symptoms at school, it is necessary to pick your student up as soon as possible. Return to school must be approved by the nurse after going home sick.

    • Fever of 100.4 or above
    • Headache*
    • Cough
    • Lost of taste or smell
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Sore throat*
    • Chills
    • Congestion or runny nose*
    • Fatigue*
    • Nausea or vomiting*
    • Muscle pain or body aches*
    • Diarrhea*

    *A short-term symptom – if a student has only one of these symptoms and the symptom begins and resolves in less than 24 hours, no known COVID-19 exposure (close contact) then they can return to school as long as it has been 24 hours since the symptom has resolved. If a student or anyone in the household has only one of these symptoms and the symptom begins and resolves in less than 24 hours and no known COVID-19 exposure, a student can return to school. Please contact the school even if your student or anyone in your household has a short-term symptom. A COVID-19 test is not required.

    Contact your medical provider if your student is experiencing any other symptoms that are concerning to you.

    Additional too sick for school symptoms

    If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home and contact your school nurse.

    • Scabies
    • Rash
    • Ear infection
    • Eye infection