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LWHS capitol visit SB 5171

Students in Lake Washington High School’s AP US Government & Politics classes get first-hand experience in the legislative process. As part of the class, students crafted Senate Bill (SB) 5171, which bans gender-based price discrimination on similar products

Meritorious Budget Award

Award reflects District’s goal of fiscal responsibility

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD’s) 2022-23 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 six years in a row. LWSD is the only district in the state of Washington to receive this award.

Last day of school remains Friday, June 23

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has finalized plans to make up for the one day missed due to the November 30 snow day. The 2022-23 calendar has been modified to reflect this change:  

  • Tuesday, May 30: change from a non-school day to a full day for students

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    Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral To (SBIRT)

    Past work

    Since 2019, Lake Washington School District has teamed up with several reputable local partners to implement a screening and intervention system at the middle school level. This tool, called SBIRT was a partnership between King County, Seattle Childrens, Youth Eastside Services (YES) and 11 local school districts. 

    The optional screening was completed through the Check Yourself tool developed by Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington with Tickit Health. The screening asksed students questions about their strengths, goals, mental health, substance use and safety. 

    Based on screening results, the school counseling team, in partnership with behavioral health specialists from Youth Eastside Services, connected with students who indicated higher levels of risk or requested additional support. Students may have received a brief intervention of several sessions with their school counselor based on motivational interviewing principles.  

    Students at elevated levels of risk may have been referred to providers in the community for additional supports. 

    Next steps

    Because of the work that was done over the past three years, LWSD felt it had a better understanding of ways to better mobilize mental health supports in our schools. As a result, we are no longer planning to participate in SBIRT.

    LWSD is committed to the well-being of each and every one of its students. Starting in the 2022-23 school year, all eight of our middle schools (and two choice schools) will have a full-time behavioral health specialist on-site to support our students, similar to the supports we already have in our high schools. 

    Questions?

    Please contact studentservices@lwsd.org with any questions.