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.  



    Spanish-English Dual Language Choice Program in Lake Washington School District

    Lake Washington School District has developed a dual language Spanish-English program at Einstein Elementary School. This year, the program serves students from Kindergarten through third grade. One additional grade level will be added each following year.

    The dual language program has instruction in two languages, with half of the time taught entirely in Spanish, and the other half in English. Each dual language class is composed of approximately 50% native Spanish speakers and 50% English speakers. Language learning happens through content instruction and interaction between students. Subjects such as math, science, English language arts and social studies, are taught to all students in Spanish and/or English.

    Incoming kindergarten students for 2020-21 who reside within the Einstein attendance area will have preference for enrollment in the program for 2020-21. Because most students remain in the program through grade 5, there may be limited number spaces for new first and second grade students next year. Preference for open spaces is given to students who reside within the Einstein attendance area. If more students in grades K-2 apply than there are spaces, students will be selected for these spaces using the choice school lottery and wait list process.

    Information Night at Einstein Elementary
    November 19, 2019
    5:30 - 6:15 p.m., Room 117 (Spanish)
    6:30 - 7:15 p.m., Room 120 (English)

    Choice School Application Timeline for 2020-21

    • November 8, 2019 – Online application opens
    • December 13, 2019 – Online applications due by 4:00 p.m.
    • January 10, 2020 – Lottery held at district
    • January 17, 2020 – Notification to families
    • January 27, 2020 – Acceptance deadline

    Kindergarten (ONLY Einstein Dual Language Program)

    • March 5, 2020 – Kindergarten lottery held at district
    • March 12, 2020 – Notification to families
    • March 23, 2020 – Acceptance deadline


    Contact Us

    Phone: 425-936-1316