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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

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The lists are out and Lake Washington School District (LWSD) musicians are major players for this year’s musical honor groups. On even school years, the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) choses students from across the state from Middle School to High School to participate in WMEA State Honors Music Groups. Sixty-nine high schoolers and 55 middle schoolers come from LWSD schools this year.

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    Registration

    Welcome to Lake Washington School District!

    Lake Washington serves about 30,500 students (October 2021) in 57 schools. Our students live in Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish and portions of Bellevue, Woodinville and unincorporated King County.

    New student registration  

    Please see below for the forms and information for registration.

    If you need assistance with registration, please contact the school registrar. A phone number and contact email is found on the main webpage of each school. If you are unable to contact the school, please contact registrar@lwsd.org.

    Registration for all K-12 LWSD students is online

    Families who have already received an email confirming a spot in the tuition-based preschool or Head Start programs may also register online.

    All necessary documents can be accessed on the LWSD website and completed documents can be uploaded securely. Parents who are unable to upload documents may send them to the school by U.S. mail or contact the school to arrange a safe drop off.

    Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open.

    Important: While K-12 student registration is available throughout the school year and summer, families are highly encouraged to register students as soon as possible. Doing so helps LWSD to ensure that class sizes are balanced and adequate staff are hired in time for the new school year.

    Steps to register new students (grades K-12)

    Home-based instruction (homeschooling)

    Declaration of Intent to Provide Home-Based Instruction must be filed annually
    If you are a family who intends to provide your child or children home-based instruction in lieu of attendance or enrollment in a public school, an approved private school, or an extension program of an approved private school, you must file an annual declaration of intent to do so. Download the Declaration of Intent to Provide Home School Instruction here, or visit the district’s Resource Center (main floor) to obtain a copy.

    If partial Home School Instruction is requested, please also fill out the Request for Part-Time Attendance form.

    Transfer options: Attending a school other than the assigned neighborhood school

    In-District Variance Process: Students who live in the district

    Between District Transfers: Students who live outside the requested district