One of 325 schools recognized nationwide and only Washington school awarded

Redmond, Wash. – Rosa Parks Elementary School has been named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. 

Lake Washington School District is pleased to announce the selection of Pablo Ortega as its Director of Equity and Family Engagement. Mr. Ortega is currently the English Language Learner (ELL) and World Languages Program Director for Des Moines Public Schools.



    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. 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