Back to School
Welcome Back Letter - Coming August 2019!
Back to School Events for Incoming Freshman and Students New to Lake Washington
- New Student Orientation Part 1 - August 28 from 9-11 am
- New Student & Family Welcome (not a BBQ but…) August 28 from 6-8 pm
- New AVID Student Signing Ceremony and Celebration August 28 from 7-8 pm in the Theater
- New Student Orientation Part 2 - September 3 from 8-10am (First Day of School and also Picture Day!)
First Day of School / Picture Day September 3, 2019
- 2019-2020 Fees/Prices
- All School Picture Day
- ASB Stickers/ID Cards
- Class Schedules/Textbooks/Laptops
- Daily Schedule
- Emergency Contact Information
- Health Concerns
- High School & Beyond Plan
- Medications at School
- Off-Campus Passes for Lunch
- Parent Access
- Parking Permits
- PSAT 2019
- School Lunch & Breakfast
2019-2020 FEES/PRICES: Avoid long lines at the bookkeeper’s office and multiple checks by paying online!
- ASB Membership: $50.00
- School Yearbook: $65.00
- Parking Permits: $75.00 (must be purchased in person only)
- Athletic Sports Fees: $200.00 (per sport), $400.00 (individual cap), $725.00 (same school family cap)
- School ID cards: No cost required
Checks should be made out to LWHS or paid through LWHS's online payment portal.
ANNUALS (YEARBOOKS): Yearbooks are available for $65.00. There will be two sales windows (one at the beginning of the school year and one at the beginning of 2020). Exact dates will be released prior to the school year beginning. Yearbooks can be purchased during the sales windows online through the parent portal or from the bookkeeper’s office (before school and during lunches only).
LWHS ASB STICKERS/ID CARDS: ASB stickers cost $50.00. A LWHS sticker is required to participate in any LWHS club or sport this includes choice school, running start, home schooled or private school students. An LWHS ASB sticker will give free admittance into any LWHS regular season home sporting event and a discounted ticket price for away events. An LWHS ASB sticker will also give students discounted dance and event tickets. Students are required to carry their ID card with them during the school day and at all school events. Student ID without the LWHS ASB are issued at no charge. There is a $5 dollar fee to replace any lost ID or LWHS ASB card.
CLASS SCHEDULES/TEXTBOOKS/LAPTOPS: Class schedules for all students will be available on the first day of school. Laptops and textbooks will be distributed the first week of school. Students must bring with them a signed Student/Parent Laptop Agreement in order to receive their laptops. Forms and more information are available online and in the main office.
COUNSELING: Your last name determines your counselor. Counselors will be assigned no later than the first day of classes. Caseloads may shift for this school year. Please visit the Counseling section of the LWHS website for counselor e-mail addresses, additional information and helpful resources. Individual appointments for students and families will begin in mid-September sign up in the counseling office.
Our school hours are 8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) and 8:00 a.m. – 12:55 on Wednesdays. You can access our Daily Schedule along with any special bell schedules on the Bell Schedule page of our website.
EMERGENCY/CONTACT INFORMATION: Beginning in August you can update your student’s email address, phone number, emergency contacts and address online. To do this log onto Parent Access and click on Skyward Family Access. Click your student’s name and verify your student’s information. Make any changes necessary and click submit. (If you are changing your student’s address, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with scanned proof of your new address (e.g. a utility bill) and the address verification form completed. Without that proof, your address will not be changed.) If you don’t have a Parent Access account, now is a good time to set one up. Just go to the Parent Access page on the district website for more information.
HEALTH CONCERNS: Students with any life threatening medical conditions such as (asthma requiring an inhaler, cardiac condition, diabetes, allergy requiring an Epipen, seizures, or other significant medical conditions) are required to have an Individual Health Plan (IHP). A signed Authorization to Administer Medication form for each medication to be given. These forms and more information can be found on the LWSD website.
Questions? Contact our school nurse Keturah Romer her email address is email@example.com
IMMUNIZATIONS: Students are required to be in compliance with immunization requirements at the start of each school year. Immunization requirements are listed on the Department of Health website. Please check with your student’s health care provider to verify your student meets the state immunization requirements.
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL: If a student requires any prescription or non-prescription medication while at school, an Authorization to Administer Medication form is required for each medication. The form must be signed by both the guardian and the Health Care Provider AND the orders must match the medication exactly. All medications must be brought to the school by the guardian. At the end of the year, the guardian needs to pick up the medication. Emergency rescue medications will not be released until the end of the last day of school. Any medications not picked up at the end of the school year will be destroyed.
OFF-CAMPUS PASSES: The Off-Campus Pass ONLY applies to leaving campus during lunch. These passes are only available to juniors and seniors who have no fines and no discipline issues. Seniors and Juniors may print an Off-Campus Application or pick one up from the main office.
PARENT ACCESS: Stay informed and involved in your student’s education through Parent Access. This is the way you can access your student’s classroom and gradebook information, view their attendance, add money to their lunch account, pay their class fees/fines and sign up to volunteer. Just go to the Parent Access page on the district website for more information and to register.
PARKING PERMITS: Parking Permit Applications for 2019-2020 are available online to print, complete, and return to the Bookkeepers Window. Parking permits are available on a first come first serve basis.
- Permits will only be issued to students with a completed 2019-2020 Parking Permit Application form, a copy of students valid driver’s license (not a learner’s permit), no outstanding fines, copy of current vehicle(s) registration and a copy current vehicle(s) insurance.
- Students must be present to purchase permit.
- Permits will only be available while supply lasts.
The 2019 PSAT will be held on October 16th. All 10th Graders at Lake Washington High School are scheduled to take the PSAT. There is no fee for 10th graders.
Registration and payment information for 11th graders who wish to take the 2019 PSAT will be available in August. There is a $17 fee for the test.
The Lake Washington High School PTSA welcomes you to a new school year! PTSA is still very important to the success of your child’s school, even at the high school level. We support many activities at LWHS that benefit students, staff and families. In order to keep our award-winning PTSA organization thriving we need a strong membership. Please complete the online membership form at lwhsptsa.org so that you can be an active participant at your child’s school. We need you!
SCHOOL LUNCH & BREAKFAST: Student breakfasts and lunches are available each day in our cafeteria. Please visit the Lake Washington School District website for daily menus, pricing, to add money to a lunch account, or to monitor your student’s meal history through MySchoolBucks.com. Information on the Free or Reduced Lunch program can also be found at this site.
- Counseling Office Information
- COUNSELOR ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2018-2019: A–COM: Lenore Gallucci; CON-FIC: Cameron Miller; FID-KAR: Toby Doyle; KAS-MUD: Taylor Reuhl; MUE-SHE: Sara Burdick; SHF-Z: Marilyn Hargraves;
- Directory Information Withhold Form
Student records are private by law: Federal law prohibits school districts from releasing information found in student files without parent/guardian permission, except for what is called directory information. Parents can tell the school and district to keep directory information private as well, with this form: Directory information may be released under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). However, parents of students under age 18 and students themselves who are over 18 have the right to tell the school district and its schools to keep directory information private. The district does not release directory information for commercial purposes.
- Emergency Information Updating through Parent Access
Beginning on Monday, August 11, you will be able to log in to Parent Access, click on Family Access, and verify your student’s information. Make any changes needed, if any, click submit and be done.
- Food Services Application for Free & Reduced Lunch
Household Application for free and reduced price meals
- Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ - Answers to many of the questions students and parents/guardians ask
- Lake Washington Schools Foundation
Your gift to Lake Washington Schools Foundation funds critical classroom tools and key initiatives district-wide to help all students learn in school and at home. At LWHS, The LWSF supports LW After Hours, Access Fund, New Teacher Support Program, LINKS (Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools), and Design Your World (a STEM based Signature Program)
Laptop Agreement Form
Student/Parent Laptop Agreement Form. Please read and sign. Your student will need to bring this to school to check out a laptop.
Link for adding insurance to protect your student's laptop
LWSD Mobile Access for Students' page
Useful information from the LWSD about the Mobile Access for Students laptop computers.
ACUERDO DE ESTUDIANTE/PADRE RESPECTO A LA COMPUTADORA PORTATIL
The Mobile Access for Students program allows each student in grades 6-12 to receive a laptop or netbook computer for their educational use both at home and at school. The use of this tool is designed to enrich the learning environment and to assist teachers as they support students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attributes in the district’s student profile. The privilege of accessing the school network and computer resources is also an opportunity to learn the responsibility of informed, ethical and responsible computer use. This handbook outlines many of these responsibilities. It provides information and resources for families about these expectations.
Manual de la computadora portatil
El programa que proporciona acceso móvil para el estudiantes permite que cada estudiante en los grados 6-12 reciban una computadora portátil o computadora netbook para su uso educativo, tanto en casa como en la escuela. El uso de esta tecnología está diseñado para enriquecer el ambiente de aprendizaje y ayudar a los maestros a medida que apoyan a los estudiantes en la adquisición de las competencias, conocimientos y atributos en el perfil del estudiante del distrito. El privilegio de acceder a la red de la escuela y a los recursos del equipo también es una oportunidad para aprender la responsabilidad del uso informado, ético y responsable de la computadora. Este manual describe muchas de estas responsabilidades. Proporciona información y recursos para las familias sobre estas expectativas.