School Closure: All LWSD schools are closed through Friday, April 24. Visit the LWSD Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for more information.
School & LWSD
LWSD School Closure
Governor Inslee announced that all schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will need to close their schools until April 24. This extends LWSD's original March 27 closure date by nearly an additional month. LWSD has been planning for an alternative model with the following services:

CHILDCARE : Childcare during school hours could be provided for first responders and for those in healthcare. Please take the LWSD Childcare Interest Survey by Monday, March 16, 12:00 PM Noon.

MEALS: Grab and Go student meals for children provided at six middle school sites, including RMS. Visit the LWSD Meals website to preorder (2:00 PM-8:00 AM) and for more information. Pantry Packs recipients can find information about the program during the closure by visiting the Pantry Packs website .

EDUCATION: Educational resources with supports for at-home learning is available at the LWSD Remote Learning Resources website .

For all up-to-date information, please visit the LWSD Coronavirus (COVID-19) website .
PTSA Programs During School Closure
Coffee with the Principal: CANCELLED "Coffee with the Principal" on Tuesday, March 17 has been cancelled due to LWSD school closure.

6th Grade Musical (Drama): CANCELLED Unfortunately, due to school closure, the 6th Grade Musical has been cancelled. For those who have registered their students, registration fee refunds have been processed. Refunds will return to your method of payment within 1-2 business days. For any questions, please contact Rose at .

International Night : STATUS TBA Originally scheduled on Tuesday, April 21, the event will be postponed or cancelled due to the LWSD school closure. Details will be announced soon.

Math Club: NO MEETINGS After school Math Club activities will not take place during the LWSD school closure.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any PTSA programs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to .
Nominations for 2020-21 PTSA Board
The RMS PTSA Nominating Committee is seeking members for the Board of Directors for 2020–2021. The elected board consists of the following positions: President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP Volunteers, VP Communications, and VP Family and Community Engagement. The board also consists of three appointed positions: Membership, Advocacy and Director of Staff Support. All positions except Treasurer may be held by two people.

To nominate, please complete the PTSA Online Nomination Form by Monday, March 30. To be eligible, the nominee must be a member of any Washington PT(S)A 15 days before the election on Tuesday, April 28. We welcome self-nominations as well as nominations of others, and suggestions for next year’s three appointed positions. If you have any questions, please contact .
Volunteers Needed for Service Awards Committee (Repeat)
The RMS PTSA is seeking volunteers for the Awards Committee. As a committee member, you will solicit nominations, evaluate and select recipients for the Golden Acorn , Outstanding Educator and Golden Grizzly Service Awards. You will be working with a school staff representative who will help with staff nominations for the Outstanding Educator award. Please email if you are interested in participating in this committee.
RMS Season 4 Sports Signups
Due to school closures, Season 4 Sports signups will be paused until RMS receives more information. Please keep an eye out for updates.
Submit Entries for the NEW RMS Art Magazine! (Repeat)
Submit entries for the RMS art magazine! Students will be able to submit a variety of arts including: essays, pictures of artwork, photos of sculptures, short stories, and more! View all magazine guidelines . Students can submit online using  this form  which can only be accessed with a student login. This form is also located on the Library PowerSchool page.
LWSF 'Reach For Success' Grants
LWSF offers grants to fun creative educational initiatives that enhance or expand LWSD's curriculum. Applications are now available for LWSF's 'Reach for Success' Grants and anyone can apply! Awarding up to $3,000, your proposed project can benefit an individual classroom, a specific grade level, or an entire school. Applications are due Wednesday, April 15 at 5:00PM. View Flyer or View Application Site
RHS PTSA Seeks Volunteers for Next Year
The Redmond High School PTSA Nominating committee is seeking current or future PTSA members to fill leadership positions for next year. Please review all volunteer job positions and their descriptions . Individuals interested in nominating themselves or another for an elected office or other position for 2020-2021 should contact the nominating committee at for more information.
LWPTSA Scholarships Available (Repeat)
The Lake Washington PTSA Council is pleased to roll out its 2020 Scholarship Program! Student applications  and  certificated staff applications  for scholarships are due by 12:00 PM noon on April 2, 2020. For more information, contact .
Educational Events
Due to school closure and district-wide event cancellations, please confirm status before attending any listed event. Bear Tracks will track event changes as best as possible.

Mental Health Talks in Spanish March 9-30, 6:00-8:00 PM, RHS View Flyer

LWPTSA Special Education Group Meeting Tuesday, March 17, 6:30-8:30 PM at LWRC View Flyer

Cultural Inclusion and Diversity Brown Bag Thursday, March 19 12:00 PM at LWRC

Cultural Competency in the Early Years Saturday, March 21 10:00 AM-Noon at LWRC View Flyer

 Safety & E-Prep Night A fun and educational event for all LWSD families to learn how to be prepared for emergencies and to learn about safety. For questions please contact .

Adulting 101 for High Schoolers Saturday, March 28 11:00 AM-4:00 PM at LWRC View Flyer
Bear Tracks weekly is produced by RMS PTSA as a benefit to the Redmond Middle School Community. Bear Tracks is edited by Neeta Check and Rose Mayeda. Please review the communication priorities and submit articles via the online submission form . Articles are due on Thursdays, by 5:00 PM for publication the following Sunday.