June 2, 2020 | Issue #20
Your Opinion Counts! Complete Our Brief PTSA Survey
(Corrected Survey Link)
A lot has changed in the last few months and still more is uncertain about the 2020-21 school year. Flexibility and adaptability will be necessary for sure, but the LWHS PTSA mission remains the same:  working for the health, welfare, safety, education, care and protection of children . We value your opinion as to what this means to you and how we can support our students and larger school community. We hope you will take a few minutes to fill out our survey to help guide our efforts. 

Survey will close on June 19. Thanks in advance for your participation!
LWHS PTSA Needs You!
A Focus on Advocacy, Student Recognition, Communications & Parent Education
PTSA chairs and committees make things happen! We have many committees seeking members/chairs and would love to have you on our team! Here is a bit more information about a few of our available openings:
Advocacy The committee works to inform members about legislative issues; helps advocate for statewide PTA platform and facilitates opportunities for members to speak up when it matters most. Activities might include promoting local PTSA events in support of district and statewide initiatives and attending WSPTA Legislative Assembly and Focus Day.
Student Recognition –The committee works with ASB and administration on school wide student recognition programs (i.e. Rising Kang Award). Help with development of award and execution of any type of recognition given to recipients.
Communications Chair –Do you love social media and have a way with words? Like to know the scoop and spread the news? We are looking for someone to help support our larger communication efforts by focusing on our social media channels. Chair will work with board VP to ensure accuracy of content and coordination of information sharing.
Parent Education –Help bring programming to our community that benefits parents and students alike. Have a say in what and how we support each other. Activities might include live presentations, virtual movie showings or speakers, book clubs, small support groups or your ideas!
If any of these sound interesting to you or you want to learn about other opportunities, please email us  LWHS PTSA . We look forward to hearing from you!
LWSD Resources During School Closures
Lake Washington School District buildings may be closed, but LWSD staff members have been working around the clock since then to support the families in our school community. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the  LWSD Coronavirus (COVID-19) website .

Meals Grab and Go student meals  for students are available at six middle school sites across the district.  Delivered meals  are also available at 29 sites across the district. On Fridays, the district meal delivery will include extra weekend meals. Pantry Packs will distribute weekend packs on Fridays at the middle school meal sites. Check the  Pantry Packs website  for the latest information in case of changes.

Childcare : The YMCA and Bellevue Boys & Girls Clubs are providing care for families in our district that need care. More  details and instructions .

Remote Learning : Updates regarding instruction, grading, materials distribution and Class of 2020 FAQ.

Technology Support : Families in need of laptops can contact Family Technology Access: ftaccess@lwsd.org or 425-936-1322, 7:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Community Resources : Find resources including health, wellness, food, finances, technology, Internet, legal and more.

Have a closure-related question? Please check the  Frequently Asked Questions  or  submit a question .
Schedule of Year-End Activities
LWHS is preparing to wind down the 2019-2020 school year. Next week will be the final week of new assignments for 9-11 graders. Students will have until June 15 to complete assignments. Students who may need or qualify for extended time should work with their individuals teachers as laptops will be turned in starting June 15. We have also scheduled times for students to turn in sports uniforms, clean out PE lockers, turn in text books, and pick up yearbooks. You can access the year-end schedule here to see how the events are organized in order to maintain social distancing.

LWHS Principal
Final Opportunity for Yearbooks
Our FINAL sales opportunity for 2019-2020 yearbooks will run through this Friday, June 5.
The cost is $65 per book.
  • Unsure if you’ve already purchased a yearbook? You can double check by logging into the Payment Portal.
  • If you run into issues logging into the Payment Portal there are instructions on the web page about how to reset your password or who to email if you have issues.

 Questions? Contact Hannah Kreutz , LWHS Photography/Digital Design/Yearbook
From the Counseling Center
Class of 2021
Do you have a student who is in the class of 2021? Be sure they check out the College Board’s web pages that provide guidance and resources to help students stay on track in planning for college.
Moving Over the Summer?
If your student does not plan to return to LWHS in the fall, they must withdraw from LWHS before we break for summer. If your plans happen to change over the summer, please contact Sarah Mebust in the Counseling Center for more information.

LWHS Counseling Center
LWHS Virtual Graduation
Have you heard the news? On June 15 at 5:00 pm, LWHS will be live streaming a virtual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. A link to the video will be posted on the LWHS website . A recording of the ceremony will be available for families to watch on demand for the entire month of June. We hope that everyone can join in and celebrate the Senior class from the comfort of your home. Congratulations Class of 2020!
LWHS Senior Planning
The LWHS Administration has posted information regarding plans for senior graduation activities. Click here for more information. 
Senior Final Transcript Receipt
All seniors were sent directions for requesting their Senior Final Transcript to their school email on Friday, May 29. Regardless where the student is headed after graduation, each senior must notify the Counseling Center of his/her plans. Even if students are unclear regarding their fall commitment, they should have a final transcript sent to their home address .  Please check with your senior to make sure that this form has been submitted.  Final transcripts will be mailed by July 1.

LWHS Counseling Center
Class of 2020 Yard Signs
Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents and community members who purchased yard signs for our LWHS Seniors, both for their own seniors and as donations for other seniors! They were a big hit and show the love we all feel about our Kangs during this very different graduation season.

As of this writing, we have a few blank signs with no names for purchase. If you wish to purchase one, please contact Anne Buck .

Special thanks to those who helped design, order, assemble and distribute the signs: Laura Bartoletti, Anne Buck, Denise Campbell, Linda Cheyne, Megan Gardner, Amanda Macpherson, Hadley Mangouras, Alison McElroy, Sheila Mercer, Rachel Merlino, Kathy Royal, Milani Smith, Tobi Smith, Julie Tribolet, Colette Ulloa and Janice Wilson-Vache
Class of 2020 Senior Salute (July or August 2020)
A group of parents are meeting throughout June to plan a delayed Senior Salute for July or August 2020, under state health guidelines. If guidelines allow, the group is making tentative plans to hold this event locally so that graduating seniors have an opportunity to wear their caps and gowns and celebrate together with their classmates and parents. If you would like to participate in these plans, please contact Anne Buck.
Pantry Packs Weekend Food Program
Food-insecurity is climbing in LWSD. Each Friday Pantry Packs are given to students in need at six middle school district meal sites , and the numbers are increasing. On May 22, school staff volunteers handed out 1,400 packs. By comparison, 940 students received packs prior to LWSD closures. 

Pantry Packs appreciates the support of the community to help put shelf-stable food in the hands of LWSD children. You can help out in the following ways:

The Pantry Packs team misses seeing volunteers at events and is looking for new ways to hold events as restrictions ease.
June 8: Graduation Recording Day for Seniors
June 15: LWHS Virtual Graduation
June 19: Last Day of School
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