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RHMS ecosystem restoration project

The sixth graders at Rose Hill Middle School worked on an exciting new unit on ecosystems restoration in science this fall. During this unit, students not only learned what makes a healthy forest ecosystem but also got the opportunity to plan and execute their very own restoration project for a damaged ecosystem on Rose Hill’s campus.

Redmond, Wash. – If you live in Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2022, it is time to register your child for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year! Registration begins on February 24, 2022.

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2021-22 Budget has earned the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). This award promotes and recognizes excellence in budget presentation in school districts. LWSD has received this award five years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

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    Too Sick for School

    Help Lake Washington School District stop the spread of illness. 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. Has your student or anyone in your household had a positive COVID-19 test or COVID-like symptoms in the past 10 days?

    Updated 1/28/22

    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
    • Loss 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

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

    Isolation

    If a person with COVID-19 symptoms does not get tested for SARS-CoV-2 or does not see a health care provider and given an alternative diagnosis, they should follow the same isolation guidance as persons who test positive for SARS-CoV-2. This is irrespective of vaccination status.

    If a student or staff member tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 by a molecular or antigen test, they can return to school when the following criteria are met:

    • 5 days* have passed since symptom onset, or since positive test specimen collection date if no symptoms are present (*note: people who are severely ill or severely immunocompromised may need to isolate for up to 20 days); AND
    • No symptoms are present, or symptoms are resolving; AND
    • No fever within the past 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

    Students and staff should continue monitoring for symptoms and wearing a well-fitting mask around others through day 10 (days 6-10) both in and out of school, including during extracurricular and sports activities.

    Please note: Individuals who have been in isolation may test on day 5 of their isolation period, but only if the above criteria for completing isolation have been met. An antigen test is recommended. If the test result is positive, they must continue to isolate until day 10. If the test result is negative, they may return to school and should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until day 10.

    Updated 1/28/22

    Quarantine

    • Unvaccinated students who are identified as a close contact must quarantine for a minimum of five full days. 
      • To return to school on day six post-exposure your student must remain asymptomatic and provide a negative COVID-19 test result. The test should occur no sooner than on or after day five post-exposure. 
      • As an alternative, your student may quarantine for 10 full days without additional testing required. They may return to school on day 11 if they remain asymptomatic.
      • Students should continue monitoring for symptoms and wearing a well-fitting mask around others through day 10 (days 6-10) both in and out of school, including during extracurricular and sports activities.
    • Vaccinated students who are identified as a close contact and DO NOT have any symptoms will not have to quarantine but should monitor for symptoms for 10 days. It is recommended that they get a molecular COVID-19 test five days post-exposure or if symptoms develop.

    DOH quarantine guidelines

    Updated 1/28/22

    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