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LWSD bus driver puts students first during smoke scare

Wade Minor, Lake Washington School District bus driver, acted quickly when smoke appeared in the back of the bus. Minor was transporting approx. 20 students when a mechanical issue forced him to pull over the afternoon of Sept. 6.

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    Extended Day Program

    LWSD's Extended Day Program provides before and after school care for elementary students

    The Extended Day Program offered by Lake Washington School District offers high quality childcare both before and after school for elementary age students within the district. This is the only district-operated before and after school care program offered within the schools. View the Extended Day Program Handbook for additional information.

    A ratio of one Instructional Assistant for every 15 to 18 children is maintained at all of the school sites.

    Schools Served and Program Schedule

    This program operates on regularly scheduled school days, beginning with the first day of school in September. In addition, the Extended Day Program operates when children are out of school on staff training days, early release days, and during parent-teacher conferences.

    The elementary schools served by the Extended Day Program, and the program's schedules at each location, are as follows:

    Bell Elementary
    425-936-2514
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:50 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:30-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 2-6:30 p.m.

    Clara Barton Elementary
    Morning Session:
    6:30-9:10 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:50-6:30 p.m.
    W: 2:20-6:30 p.m.

    Franklin Elementary
    425-936-2553
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:50 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:30-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 2-6:30 p.m.

    Frost Elementary
    425-936-2563
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:50 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:30-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 2-6:30 p.m.

    Keller Elementary
    425-936-2583
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:50 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
    W: 2-6:30 p.m.

    Kirk Elementary
    425-936-2593
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:40 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:15-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 2-6:30 p.m.

    Lakeview Elementary
    425-936-2603
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:50 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:30-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 2-6:30 p.m.

    Muir Elementary
    425-936-2646
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:50 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:30-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 1:45-6:30 p.m.

    Rockwell Elementary
    425-936-2673
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:25 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 1:30-6:30 p.m.

    Rose Hill Elementary
    425-936-2683
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:25 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 1:30-6:30 p.m.

    Sandburg Elementary
    425-936-2703
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:50 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:30-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 2-6:30 p.m.

    Thoreau Elementary
    425-936-2723
    Morning Session:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30-8:50 a.m.
    Afternoon Session:
    M, T, Th, F: 3:30-6:30 p.m.;
    W: 2-6:30 p.m.

    Activities Offered

    Activities at Extended Day include:
      • Completing homework
      • Playing sports and general recreation
      • Completing arts and crafts
      • Playing games
      • Reading
      • Storytelling
      • Listening to music
      • Watching movies

    Snacks are provided both before and after school.

    Eligibility and Cost
    To be eligible for the Extended Day program, a child must be of elementary school age and be enrolled in Lake Washington School District at one of the 11 schools that offers the Extended Day program.

    Extended Day is a self-supporting program, so a fee is charged in order to ensure high-quality services are being provided. Fees are charged monthly from September through June. Pro-rated fees will be established for those using the program less than full time. See the below chart for details.

    ProgramFirst ChildSecond/Third Child

    2017-182018-192017-182018-19
    Full Time$425$470$340$376
    AM or PM
    $229$254$183$203
    Session*$12.50$13.75$10$11

    * Fees will be charged on Conference and Half Days based on your current Extended Day Contract. Fees will be charged on LEAP Days when school is not in session based on your current Extended Day Contract.

    To be placed on the current wait list for the Extended Day program, please email applyextendedday@lwsd.org or call 425-936-1405 and provide the following information:

    • School
    • Parent name
    • Student(s) name(s)
    • Student(s) current grade level(s)
    • Home address
    • Daytime phone number
    • Email address
    • Requested schedule (ex. M-F AM)
    Email confirmation will be sent confirming placement on the Extended Day Wait List.

    Please note: a family must remain actively enrolled at the LWSD school housing the Extended Day Program to remain on the wait list.