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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.  

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    Seven-Period High School Day

    For two years, the College and Career Readiness Task Force studied ways to expand options for high school students. Staff and parents on the task force considered ways to help students meet the state’s new 24 credit graduation requirement. Students in the class of 2019 and beyond will need 24 credits to earn a high school diploma. The Task Force reviewed several scheduling options and models, aiming to increase flexibility for every student. In April 2017, taking staff, student, and parent survey feedback into consideration, the Task Force recommended adding instructional time to the high school day to create a seven-period high school schedule.

    LWSD high schools are planning for the transition to seven-period schedules, beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

    The seven-period high school day offers equity and opportunity for all students. Students have more opportunities for:

    • Exploration
      Taking different or additional elective courses
    • Acceleration
      Taking courses such as Advanced Placement (AP), dual credit opportunities like Running Start, or College in the High School
    • Remediation
      Getting additional support or making up credit

     

    Seven-Period High School Schedule FAQ