Lake Washington High School to temporarily shift to remote learning Monday

KING COUNTY, Wash. — Lake Washington High School students will temporarily shift to remote learning starting Monday due to staffing shortages related to COVID-19, the Lake Washington School District announced Sunday night.

School officials said the decision was made due to the district’s inability to safely operate the school resulting from “so many staff being absent and the number of unfilled sub positions.”

The district said it has attempted to fill uncovered administrative, classroom and supervisory positions over the past week but said there are more absences than it is able to cover.

“As I have said, our goal has been to keep our schools open for in-person learning with the knowledge that we may need to close a school. I greatly appreciate your understanding as we navigate the current situation,” said Superintendent Dr. Jan Holmen.

Moving to remote learning will allow instruction to continue “while our staff members complete their quarantine requirements.”

Holmen said all extracurricular activities are canceled Monday and all field trips will be postponed during the remote learning period, which runs through Jan. 18.

  • 1/10 Students will engage in asynchronous remote learning while staff plan for the switch to synchronous remote
  • 1/11 Students will engage in asynchronous remote learning while staff plan for the switch to synchronous remote
  • 1/12 Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule
  • 1/13 Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule
  • 1/14 Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule
  • 1/17 No school, MLK holiday
  • 1/18 Students will engage in synchronous remote learning on the normal bell schedule

Students will return to in-person learning Wednesday, Jan. 19.