The Current

LOSD News • February 7, 2020

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Help Serve Your School District

Elementary Boundary Review: Next Steps

Open House for Recreation Aquatic Center

YouthTruth School Experience Survey Open

School Board Meeting - Work Session

Follow Up Regarding New Restrooms

Parent Information Night: Deviced!

Registration Open for All New Students

Get Your Tickets for Foundation Gala

Foundation Accepting Board Applications

You're Invited to the Rotary SASEE Award Dinner

School-Related Info:

  • LOJ Musical: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.
  • Electronic Recycling Drive
  • Dough for Dollars
  • How to Create Inclusive Communities

Community Info:

  • Youth Baseball Registration
  • Free Immunization clinic for children Feb. 12
Regular Reminders:
  • Get Social with LOSD
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

Message from the Superintendent

Community engagement is a dynamic, relational process that facilitates communication between an organization and a community. In LOSD, we value community engagement and are committed to continuously developing how we engage with stakeholders as experiences and perspectives evolve.

This week we had three opportunities for community engagement. On Monday evening, LOSD in partnership with the City of Lake Oswego, hosted our second user group input session for the recreation aquatic center proposal. We invited stakeholders in the aquatics community to testify to the needs of their respectives pool users. We have developed a pool Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) as an overview of the topics discussed. On Tuesday we hosted an information session to talk about the restroom designs at Lakeridge Middle School. We have developed an FAQ that addresses restroom topics discussed. On Wednesday, we hosted an Open House for members of the Elementary Boundary Review Committee to share thinking that’s gone into the boundary map proposals, answer questions and solicit feedback that will inform the next iteration of the boundary map drafts. We also have an FAQ to help inform the boundary review process.

If you are reading this message, then you know that The Current is one of the best ways to stay informed of upcoming community engagement opportunities. Thank you for attending sessions and for your thoughtful participation in community engagement.

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Help Serve Your School District

Interested in getting involved? If so, consider serving on one of the district and board-appointed advisory committees. As part of its continuous efforts to increase communication with the public and to provide for citizen involvement, the School Board appoints advisory committees to consider matters of district-wide importance. Committees meet monthly, September through May.

Committee members are appointed to serve two-year terms, except SSPAC is three-year term. For terms beginning in June 2020, please complete and submit the attached application to the chair of the committee or principal of the SAC of interest to you by Friday, Mar. 7. Applications will be reviewed, and recommendations sent to the Board for appointments on Monday, Mar. 30. Applicants will be notified by the following week.

Elementary Boundary Review: Next Steps

Thank you all who attended the first Boundary Review Committee Open House this past week. The Committee is taking your feedback into consideration as it continues to evolve it's boundary proposal.

If you missed the Open House, you can view the most current draft of the proposed boundaries on the boundary landing page on, along with meeting materials, minutes and a new Frequently Asked Questions. Also, you may provide feedback on the current iteration of the map through the online feedback survey open through Sunday, Feb. 9.

The next boundary review committee meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m. The second Open House is Wednesday, Mar. 4, 6-8 p.m.

Open House for Recreation Aquatic Center

All are invited. Please join us at the upcoming Open House to give feedback on the proposed recreation aquatic center concept being considered by LOSD and the City of Lake Oswego.

Open House

Feb. 12, 2020

6-7:30 p.m.

Lake Oswego Maintenance Center

17601 Pilkington Rd., Lake Oswego, 97035

Major user groups -- including but not limited to users of the pool, gymnasium and fitness room, as well as golf and neighborhood associations adjacent to the proposed municipal golf course site -- gave testimony regarding the concept at the user group input sessions. The Open House is an opportunity to review and weigh in on the inputs.

For more information, click on the the pool landing page on to review the proposed concept, frequently asked questions and feedback form.

YouthTruth School Experience Survey Open

LOSD has partnered with national nonprofit, YouthTruth, to help us hear from you about what we are doing well, and how we can improve your student's experience in school.

Please take the 15-minute online survey by clicking here.

Your response is anonymous and will be combined with responses from other parents and guardians throughout the district. Thank you for your feedback. It is a gift that helps us continually improve.

Also, the survey is being administered to students in grades 3-12, and will be administered during the school day. We are inviting all students to participate in the survey, however participation is voluntary. An opt-out letter can be found here on the YouthTruth landing page on Student's ratings will not be identified in any reports because results are shared at the group level. Personally identifiable information will not be released to any third party.

School Board Meeting - Work Session

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2020

LOSD Administration Building

Live streaming and archived video of School Board meetings

Agenda Summary:

I. Contract Review Board - 5:45 pm

II. School Board Working Session - approx. 6:00 pm

See the full agenda and supporting materials here.

Follow Up Regarding New Restrooms

Parents, guardians, students and community residents attended the information session held this past week to discuss restroom designs in the new Lakeridge Middle School.

Topics discussed were rooted in safety, equity, and inclusivity. Questions covered different restroom feature including feminine hygiene products and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility features, as well as plans for supervising students and how the design information has been communicated.

Click here for link for an Frequently Asked Questions document that addresses questions and comments from the information session.

Parent Information Night: Deviced!

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend the parent information night, "Deviced!”

Tuesday, Feb. 25

6-7:30 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School Auditorium

Free of charge

Doreen Dodgen-Magee will be providing parent education about the health of children in relation to technology. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D. is an award winning author, speaker, and psychologist. She has traveled the globe researching and speaking about how technology affects our brains and bodies, our relationships, and the development of our sense of self. She is the author of Deviced! Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World, which was awarded the 2019 gold nautilus prize for psychology.

Registration Open for All New Students

Help spread the word! Online registration is open as of Jan. 22 for all students who will be new to LOSD in the 2020-2021 school year. If you know anyone who is new to the area, please be sure to tell them.

You're Invited to the Rotary SASEE Award Dinner

Join us in honoring individuals in our education community who create positive change in the world. Each year the Lake Oswego Rotary recognizes outstanding educators, support staff, students and citizen volunteers at its SASEE Awards Dinner. SASEE stands for Service Above Self in Educational Excellence.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

5:30 p.m.

Tualatin Country Club

9145 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin

To purchase your ticket, go to

Get Your Tickets for Foundation Gala

You are Cordially Invited! Please join us for our inaugural Foundation Gala – an evening dedicated to our wonderful community and the amazing schools we support. We look forward to celebrating with you!

First Annual Foundation Gala, a celebration of education

March 7, 2020

6:30 - 10 p.m.

Ironlight, 525 3rd Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Buy Tickets

p.s. We know this is the same date as Lake Grove’s Cougar Day and Oak Creek’s Coyote Day. We hope you are still able to join us for a fun evening.

Foundation Accepting Board Applications

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to advancing our community's commitment to educational excellence? Please consider applying for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board of Directors.

The Foundation is seeking parents/guardians, students and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation, the School District and the Lake Oswego community.

The term for new board members will begin June 2020. Board members commit to a two-year term and may serve up to three terms. Please click HERE to download. The application provides more information about being a board member.

Interested people should submit applications by Friday, March 6, 2020. The Nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in March. Please send your completed application via email to or mail it to Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, PO Box 70, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

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LOJ Musical: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.

Come see the talented students perform Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr., a charming play that brings the favorite flying car to life in a musical adaption of the beloved film classic.

Performances at Lake Oswego Junior High School:

Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Electronic Recycling Drive

Lake Oswego High School students are hosting an Electronics Recycling Drive.

Monday-Friday, Feb. 10-14

7:30-9 a.m.

Lake Oswego High School

Please drop off your electronics in the main parking lot of LOHS. The parking lot gets busy from 7:50-8:30 a.m. so try to come before or after that time if you need to park and drop off something heavy off. We will have volunteers to help unload.

The event is sponsored by Green Century Electronics Recycling with support of Oregon State Contractor Program for Electronics Recycling and the LOHS Green Team. The complete list of acceptable and non-acceptable items will be posted on lohsgreenteam Instagram.

Dough for Dollars

Dine at Pizzicato on Bangy Road to support the Laker Club.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

11 a.m. - 9 p.m.


15180 Bangy Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Twenty percent of all sales all day (including gift card sales, delivery, dine-in, and take-out) will be donated back to Laker Club, the parent club of Lake Oswego High School. Proceeds will be used for teacher grants to help improve the learning and educational experiences of our students.

How to Create Inclusive Communities

River Grove Elementary is hosting a conversation night, "Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities."

Thursday, Mar. 5

6-7:30 p.m.

RIver Grove Elementary School

5850 SW McEwan Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

All are welcome to join in the conversation.

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Youth Baseball Registration

Attention baseball families! Registration for the 2020 Pacer Youth Baseball Season is now open at Get your Pre-k through 6th grader signed up today! Regular registration ends February 15.

Free Immunization Clinic Feb. 12

Community Health in Motion is offering offering immunization clinic free of charge to children with no health insurance, OHP or children with insurance that does not cover the cost of immunizations. Walk-in only, no appointments available.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020

4-7 p.m.

Providence Willamette Falls Community Health Center

519 15th Street, Oregon City

If North Clackamas School District is closed due to inclement weather, the clinic will be cancelled.

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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


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.

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

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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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