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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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    Safety and Security

    Police officer talks with students as they leave school.
    Keeping students and staff safe is a top priority. One of our strategic goals is to "provide safe and innovative learning environments."
     
    The District and its schools plan and practice safety and emergency preparation, response and recovery. These efforts involve staff, students and parents, as well as local fire departments and law enforcement.
     
    We have an established District Safety Structure and Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP). LWSD continually assesses districtwide safety needs, implementation of safety measures and protocols, identifies training needs, and ensures response to changing conditions.
     

    What Is a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)?

    A Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is a documented plan with elements that address all natural and man-made emergencies and disasters to which an entity is vulnerable.

    There are five components of a CEMP:

    Executive Safety Team

    Purpose statement:
    To set overall direction of districtwide safety and security measures. In conjunction with the Safety Advisory Committee, decides on safety enhancements to include in district funding measures presented for Board approval.

    Meets quarterly to assess current safety needs and ensure response to changing conditions.

    Chair: Dr. Jon Holmen - Superintendent

    Membership:

    • Barbara Posthumus - Associate Superintendent of Business & Support Services
    • Matt Gillingham – Associate Superintendent of Student & Community Services
    • Brian Buck – Director of Support Services
    • Scott Emry - Director of Risk and Safety Services
    • Rick Burden – Director of Elementary Education
    • Shannon Parthemer – Director of Communications
    • Sally Askman - Assistant Superintendent of Technology & Information Services
    • Cat Robinson - Emergency Manager

    Safety Advisory Committee

    Purpose statement:
    To provide districtwide guidance with our community partners in safety, security and emergency preparedness.

    Meets monthly to assess implementation of safety protocols, assess implementation and training needs to ensure response to changing conditions.

    Chair: Scott Emry, Director of Risk and Safety Services

    Membership:

     

    • King County Sheriff
    • Kirkland Police Department, Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management
    • Redmond Police Department, Fire Department
    • Sammamish Police Department, Office of Emergency Management
    • Eastside Fire & Rescue
    • Evergreen Health
    • PTSA
    • LWSD building and central office administrators