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First day of preschool 2020

Building updated as part of 2016 bond passed by voters

Redmond, Wash. – Staff cheered Monday, September 14, as the first preschool student walked confidently into the Early Learning Center at Old Redmond Schoolhouse. It is the first time in more than 20 years that Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has held classes in the building. 

 

Ben Rush Green Team

Three schools in Lake Washington School District were named 2020 Sustaining Green Schools by King County Green Schools in June. Environmental & Adventure School (EAS) qualified for the recognition for the first time this year. The shared campus of Carl Sandburg Elementary and Discovery Community School have earned the recognition for five consecutive years.

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    Transfer Options

    Moving or Leaving Lake Washington School District Over the Summer?

    If you are withdrawing from the Lake Washington School District, please let us know by sending an email with the following information to registrar@lwsd.org:

    • Student first name and last name
    • Student birthdate
    • Lake Washington school attended during the 2019-20 school year
    • Name of school (public, private or home) your student will be attending during the 2020-21 school year

    Want to attend a different school than the one in your neighborhood?

    Lake Washington School District offers three options to parents who are looking for alternatives to their assigned neighborhood school.

    Choice Schools

    One option is to investigate Choice Schools, which are open to residents from all over the district. Each choice school has an application process. The Choice School section has more information on applying to choice schools, as well as information on each school. Parents must provide transportation for their student who attends a Choice School.

    In-District Variance (Transferring schools within Lake Washington School District)

    Another option is to receive an approved variance to another school in the Lake Washington School District, known as an In-District Variance. You can apply for an In-District Variance to any school within the district that has been determined to be "Open." Please note that at the Elementary Level, though a school may be identified as "Open," there may be grade levels within the school that are at enrollment capacity and those grade levels may be "Closed." Applications to these schools are not guaranteed acceptance. Refer to the Closed Schools List to determine whether a school you may be interested in is available for an In-District Variance request.

    Between District Transfers

    Public school students in Washington state may request a transfer from their “home” district, where they reside, to attend school in another public school district, where they do not reside. That is known as an inter-district transfer or out-of-district transfer.