Big NEWS from the library for your Summer Reading! LWSD ebooks are now available for summer check out via Sora from Overdrive! Use this link for directions on how to access the very latest and best books available to LWSD secondary students. You can also access Sora via the Office 365 Waffle.
So many great books here and no long holds lists like at KCLS. You can use the Sora app to read on your mobile device or kindle! You can even get a head start on all Battle of the Books titles! Need more information? Click here. Email Mrs. Haggerty if you need help.
Click here for the LWSD Database Links. From home, students will need usernames and passwords to access these databases. These passwords are listed in the Library Notebook accessible on Teams as well as instructions for accessing KCLS databases.
Parents may contact Mrs. Haggerty for a link the Library Onenote Content Library.
Please email Mrs. Haggerty and Mrs. Harden if you are having issues with your laptop. Depending on the problem, we may be able to troubleshoot for a fix quickly or submit a HelpDesk ticket for you. You can also call the main office and they will forward your call to one of us during school hours 8:00-4:00
Need immediate assistance? Contact the Family Technology Access Support Team. They are available from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (425) 936-1322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and tech FAQ's please visit the LWSD Technology Help Page and more detailed information is in the Laptop Handbook. Once in person school resumes, students may stop by the library for drop-in laptop help.
We encourage students to register your password in the event you have difficulty logging in to your student account. Process is simple and quick! We can help you reset your password in the library, but doing this process ahead of time will mean you're never locked out! Locked out? Here's the link to access Password Recovery.
The district is working with Worth Ave Group to offer students optional insurance for laptops. More information about insurance can be found on the Worth insurance portal. Laptop repairs can be expensive, please review the laptop handbook for more information.
Laptop Opt Out
A parent or guardian may opt out from checking out a district laptop if they have a preferred device already available for the student’s schoolwork that better meets personal circumstances. Please note that LWSD student laptops may at times offer additional resources or closer alignment of software experiences between teacher and student.
Student/Parent Laptop Agreement Form
Students in Grades 6 and 9, and new ICS students: Please download and sign the appropriate copy of the Student/Parent Laptop Agreement Form and drop it off at the school or email to Mrs. Peterson. Forms can be found on the LWSD Technology Page.
Need help finding just the right book? Here are some links to get you started. Please note that we are a middle, not all books on these lists are right for every student. Check the age level recommendations to make sure a book is right for you.
Battle of the Books is a cooperative effort between Inglewood, Rose Hill, Kirkland, Finn Hill, Kamiakin, Renaissance, Evergreen, Redmond, Stella Schola, International Community and Timberline Middle Schools. This program allows 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in each school to work together as a team and challenge other schools to correctly answer questions about the selected books. The goal is to encourage students at all reading levels to engage in teamwork while reading some of the best in children’s literature. Challenge questions are based on specific and factual information within the books.
Permission Forms will be available in September.
The building challenge will be held in February with the top team from each middle school proceeding to the Lake Washington School District challenge in early March.
Do you use Common Sense Media? CSM has always been a great resource to provide age-based media reviews for families for books, movies, apps & technology and more. They now have added some thoughtful coronavirus resources for parents as well. Look for the link on the top-right of the main Parent Resource Page.
Please contact me if you have questions or need further resources