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LOSD News • September 27, 2019

In this Message:

Superintendent's Update: Review of Elementary School Boundaries

Student Success Act: Make Your Voice Heard! Take the Needs Assessment Survey

Bond Accountability Committee Meeting

School-Related Info:

  • Lake Oswego Ski Swap
  • Laker Dance Youth Clinic
  • LOHS Junior/Youth Cheer Clinic
  • New Accessibility Tool on School and District Websites
  • Back to School Nights (BTSN)
  • LATE Registration for the May 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Community Info:
  • Save the Date: Multi-City Equity Summit – October 19

Regular Reminders:

  • Get Social with LOSD
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

Superintendent's Update: Review of Elementary School Boundaries

As we engage in the forward-looking, encouraging work of assessing our educational needs and anticipating the benefits of the Student Success Act, we are also aware that we need to be proactive in determining adequate space in our elementary schools.


As a first step toward that end, we are partnering with FLO Analytics to assist the district with boundary review services for our elementary attendance areas. Our dual objective is to provide adequate space at our K-5 schools, while balancing elementary enrollment districtwide. Our intention at this time is to focus only on elementary boundaries; we do not expect this study to impact secondary school boundaries.


FLO Analytics will be taking the lead in developing a boundary review committee and community engagement process, along with assessing enrollment patterns and forecasts. The community engagement process will result in recommendations that will guide the planning and implementation of potential reconfigured attendance areas. FLO Analytics will be working collaboratively with LOSD staff, the school board, community and facilities committees.


We are committed to keeping our community informed throughout the process, and to ensuring that all voices are heard. We are also committed to working with FLO Analytics to determine recommendations that are thorough and transparent; that balance the overarching goals of the school board and the district; and that are consistent with our underlying values, core principles, and decision-making criteria.


Please watch for more information about a school board presentation and a project kickoff meeting, as well as opportunities to be involved.

Student Success Act: Take the Needs Assessment Survey!

The district wants to hear your voice as we plan for future investments in education made possible by the Student Success Act.


Please join in and tell us what you think! Take the Needs Assessment Survey and let us know what's working, what we could do better, and what your priorities are for program improvements.


The survey will be available online until October 14.


Thank you for engaging in this important process.

Bond Accountability Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 3

4 - 6 p.m.

Palisades Elementary School, Bond Office

1500 Greentree Ave

Lake Oswego


The Bond Accountability Committee plays a key role in ensuring transparency and accountability in the implementation of the 2017 school improvement bond.

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Lake Oswego Ski Swap

The 47th Annual Lake Oswego Ski Swap

Saturday, October 12

9am-1pm

Lakeridge High School Cafeteria.


Consignment drop-off is 4-7pm, Friday, October 11.

Proceeds benefit the LOHS and LHS high school ski teams.

For more information, checkout our website: www.lakeoskiswap.com

Laker Dance Youth Clinic

October 11, 2019 NO SCHOOL - Statewide Professional Day

Lake Oswego High School Gymnasium

10 am- 1pm /Check in @ 9:30 am

$55 if you pre-register / $60 at the door

Open to youth Pre-K thru 8th Grade


  • Register by 9/30/19 and receive a complimentary T-shirt

  • Showcase Performance – 10/11/19 @ 12:45 PM

  • Half-Time Performance with the Laker Dancers – Oct 18th Football Game LOHS vs. Canby


Register Today! Click HERE or go to www.signupgenius.com and find us by using email in the search box: lodtclinic@gmail.com

LOHS Junior/Youth Cheer Clinic

Thurs., October 3rd

5:45 – 7:15 PM

Location: LOHS Cafeteria

Cost: $45.00


Perform at half time at the Homecoming Game - LOHS vs Clackamas game on Fri. 10/4

For Students In Kindergarten – 8th grade

Questions?? – Please call 503-534-2313


!!!DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ANNUAL EVENT!!!

*You must be pre-registered by 9/27 to be guaranteed a proper t-shirt size*


Registration Link

New Accessibility Tool for School and District Websites

When you visit one of our websites, you'll notice a new accessibility icon at the top of our webpages. We have installed the UserWay service on our sites to help all users access our website information. Clicking on the icon on the webpage will open a menu of accessibility options.


If you need to add accessibility to your own computer, you can do so at userway.org.

LATE Registration for the May 2020 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Friday, October 4 at 3:00 PM is the late registration deadline for AP Exams.


The AP Exam cost is $80 plus an additional $40 late fee per exam

Cash, check (payable to LHS or LOHS), or credit card payments must be made through the school bookkeeper.


For more information, visit your school's AP Exams webpage:

Lakeridge High School - exam schedules, FAQs, links to College Board and other helpful sites

Lake Oswego High School - exam schedules, FAQs, links to College Board and other helpful sites


Note: Please be aware that "AP Exam" refers to the culminating exam offered in May, at the conclusion of a student's year-long course of study in an AP class and from which a student may earn college credit. "AP Exam" does not refer to any assessment that may be associated with entry/enrollment in an AP course. For enrollment in an AP course, please see your counselor.


If you have questions, please contact your school's AP Coordinator: Lakeridge High School: Lois Moll at molll@loswego.k12.or.us and Lake Oswego High School: Barbara Mackey at mackeyb@loswego.k12.or.us.

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Multi-City Equity Summit – Saturday, October 19

After months of planning, Lake Oswego School District, along with 12 partner organizations, is pleased to announce the inaugural Multi-City Equity Summit, to be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, open to the public, and food and beverages will be provided throughout the day. Due to the limited space and planning purposes, registration is required. Please register here.


Multi-City Equity Summit

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School


More information can be found here: www.multicityequity.org/
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Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

LOSD has ramped up its social media presence. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LOSD_Proud

SafeOregon

Parents who have concerns about a student’s well-being are encouraged to reach out to their principal, and to maintain strong lines of communication and partnership between students, families, staff, and other resources.


SafeOregon is also an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or schools.


https://www.safeoregon.com/

(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

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What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School offers enrichment and athletic programs, and activities for students of all ages including robotics, STEM, arts, language, and theater.


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