Background Information:
A recent King5 News story about school ventilation systems has caused some confusion, so we would like to provide you with more comprehensive information regarding our district’s ventilations systems.

One of 325 schools recognized nationwide and only Washington school awarded

Redmond, Wash. – Rosa Parks Elementary School has been named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. 

Lake Washington School District is pleased to announce the selection of Pablo Ortega as its Director of Equity and Family Engagement. Mr. Ortega is currently the English Language Learner (ELL) and World Languages Program Director for Des Moines Public Schools.



    Welcome Event


    Welcome event for new and international families

    All families welcome!

    Wednesday, September 29 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


    Lake Washington School District, in coordination with Lake Washington PTSA, is hosting a virtual welcome event for our new and international families on Wednesday, September 29 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for families to learn about our district and to increase engagement.

    Live captions for the event will be available in Chinese, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. For more information, visit If you have any questions, please email Danit Erlich:

    This annual event is open to all and specifically directed at families who are new to the United States and relocating to the district.

    Click here to join event

    Topics include:

    • Navigating the school system
    • Learn how to support your child through transition
    • Meet and learn from PTSA and parents
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    Email or call Council FACE VP: Danit Erlich at 425-985-2724.

    Hosted by Lake Washington PTSA (LWPTSA) in partnership with Lake Washington School District.