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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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    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 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
    • Lost of taste or smell
    • Cough
    • Sore throat*
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Congestion or runny nose*
    • Chills
    • Nausea or vomiting*
    • Fatigue*
    • Diarrhea*
    • Muscle pain or body aches*
    • Other signs of new illness that are unrelated to a documented preexisting condition
    • Headache*
     

    *A short-term symptom – if a student has only one of these symptoms and the symptom begins and resolves in less than 24 hours (without medication) AND no known COVID-19 exposure (close contact). A student can return to school if the short-term symptom has been resolved for 24 hours, please contact the school even if your student 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