News

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

Events

Twitter

    Guidance Counseling

    School counselors help to support students’ college and career readiness, academic achievement, and social emotional growth.

    Counselors collaborate with teachers, staff, parents and the larger community to:

    • Identify ways to enhance student access to learning opportunities
    • Advocate for the physical and emotional safety of students at school and at home
    • Offer school-wide instruction to students in the skills needed to be successful, productive members of a diverse community.

    The efforts of the school counseling program are guided by the following values

    Collaboration

    Counselors' efforts are strengthened by working with teachers, families, administrators and community organizations.

    Learning Focused

    The counseling program strives to remove barriers to students’ opportunities for academic and personal success.

    Student-Centered

    Counseling programs aim to recognize and respond to students as individuals with their own strengths, goals and areas of need.

    Accessibility

    Counselors ensure that all students know who the counselor is and how to access their support.

    Leadership

    Counselors serve as leaders within the school community on behalf of all students.

    Effectiveness

    Counseling programs prioritize resources to maximize impact using tiered service delivery.