Welcome New & International Families

The Lake Washington School District is made up of students and families from many different cultures. In recognition of this Lake Washington PTA Council in partnership with LWSD hosts one or more New and International Families Welcome events each year.

Fall 2021 Welcome Event

On Wednesday, September 29th the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and Lake Washington PTSA council provided an online event for New and International Families via Microsoft Teams. Live captions were available in Chinese (simplified), Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

This event focused on Social, Emotional & Community Support for Students & Families. It provided valuable information about Navigating the School System: Academics in LWSD. View the Recording

Welcome Videos and Resources

Thank you to all LWSD families who shared photos!

In 2019 the district teamed up with the LWPTSA Council to create an International Families Welcome – World Video so that we can learn from the unique perspectives of our parents in how they and their children view the school experience. This sharing of information helps to inform our school district as to needs of the growing international community. Finally, international families new to the district can learn from these parents about what to expect from Lake Washington schools and how to get involved.

Got questions? Contact the Council VP of Family and Community Engagement at FACE@lwptsa.net