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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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    Healthy Youth Survey

    Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2021

    Our district is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) during fall 2021. The survey will be given to students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12.

    The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

    Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

    Most schools will be administering the survey online this year. No privacy issues were identified in the E-survey pilot conducted in 2019. This year districts are being instructed to disable any recording, keystroke tracking and video capture software on school-issued devices used to take the survey. They are also going to instruct students to do the same on personal devices used to take the survey before they begin. If you use any software to monitor the device your student will use to take the survey, please turn it off before they begin to ensure their honest participation.

    Please read the parent & student information letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.

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    Healthy Youth Survey gathers information on student behaviors and risks

    Results of the Healthy Youth Survey are used to support our youth and reduce their risks. Every two years, school districts around the state survey students in grades six, eight, ten, and twelve on a wide variety of health topics. The survey is sponsored by the Department of Health, the Family Policy Council, and other state agencies. It asks questions that are related to students' risk of injury, health and alcohol and drug use.

    Because the same survey has been administered over time, changes in attitudes and/or patterns of behavior can be observed. Any differences between school or district results and state results may also emerge.

    Survey results are used by schools, the district, communities and the state and local health departments to plan and to evaluate programs to support our youth and to reduce their risks.

    Survey Results

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    Questions?

    If you have any questions about the purpose of the survey or survey procedures, please call the HYS toll-free number: 1-877-HYS-7111, or email surveyadmin@askHYS.net.

    Additional information about the Healthy Youth Survey can be found at www.AskHYS.net.