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LOSD News • May 28, 2021

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Honoring Our Veterans on Memorial Day

2021-22 School Year Calendar: Five Full Days

Sign Up for Vaccine Clinic in LO

New Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Sign Up to Tour New Lakeridge Middle School

Watch the Virtual Company Variety Show

Look for Summer Specials Sign Ups

School Board Work Session

Bond Development Committee Meeting

Recreation & Aquatic Center Online Open House

Seeking Students for Youth Advisory Boards

Regular Reminders:

  • Hunger Fighters Food Pantry: Open and Hiring
  • Please Verify Your Student's Information
  • Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage @wearelosd
  • What's New at Community School
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • Back-to-School Clothes at Clothing Closet
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  • 3 Ws: Watch Distance, Wear Mask, Wash Hands
  • Safe Oregon

Honoring Our Veterans on Memorial Day

There is no school Monday, May 31 for it is Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. On this day we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It was originally known as Decoration Day, and it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.

We honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

2021-22 School Year Calendar: Five Full Days

Next school year's calendar is posted on the district website and can be accessed by clicking here.

LOSD will be five full days in person in the fall!

The first day of school for all students in grades K-5, 6 and 9 will be on Monday, Aug. 30. The first day of school for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12 will be Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Sign Up for Vaccine Clinic in LO

The City of Lake Oswego and LOSD are hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for families and students age 12 and older. The first dose of Pfizer will be given on June 9, 16, and 30 and the second dose on July 7, 14, and 21, all dates at Lakeridge Middle School.

Appointments are being scheduled through the Clackamas County website.

New Exec. Dir. of Curriculum and Instruction

We are pleased to announce we have hired LaKeyshua Washington as the executive director of curriculum and instruction for Lake Oswego School District. She will officially start on July 1, 2021.

Recognized as a dynamic educational leader, LaKeyshuais skilled at facilitating the strategic development and implementation of equitable and enriching programs that support academic achievement and social-emotional growth for all students. In her role with LOSD, she will serve in the Office of the Superintendent, responsible for curriculum and instructional program development and technology.

LaKeyshua brings with her more than 23 years of extensive experience as an administrator and educator. She is currently serving as the director of secondary teaching and learning for Gresham-Barlow School District in Oregon. Prior to that position, she served as a principal, assistant principal, and science teacher for secondary and elementary-level schools in Los Angeles and Compton, California.

University of Oregon is where LaKeyshua earned both her Master’s of Science and Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Psychology. She also holds several administrative, teaching and instructional certifications

LaKeyshua will fill the position made available by Dr. Jennifer Schiele, who will be serving as the superintendent of Lake Oswego School District.

Please join us in welcoming LaKeyshua to our learning community.

Sign Up to Tour New Lakeridge Middle School

We are eager to show off the new Lakeridge Middle School to our incoming students, district families, and community residents, and clearly you are eager, too. Tour times are filling up fast -- reserve your tour today!

Click here to sign up for a tour time on Friday, June 18

The self-guided tours (with special recordings accessed from your smartphone) start every 2 minutes to allow for ample spacing in the building. Tours of the building will also be available to incoming students and their families in August, if these dates do not work for your family.

Watch the Virtual Company Variety Show

Sharing a little joy and connection with our community. Today Lakeridge released its first-ever virtual Company variety show, "Keeping You Company." Please click here to enjoy the amazing talents of our students lead by choir director Bill Campbell.

Look for Summer Specials Sign Ups

Registration for LOSD Summer Specials will open next week on Community School website by clicking here. The afternoon enrichment programs will be offered in-person July 5 - Aug. 6.

Each opportunity runs for one week and will be held at either Palisades, River Grove, or Oak Creek. We are able to provide these in-person opportunities for enrichment at a free or nearly free cost thanks to a Summer Enrichment Grant from the Oregon Department of Education.

Summer Special classes will feature fun, high-quality third-party instructors in science, robotics, engineering, art, and world languages, as well as activity classes in leadership, movement, writing, acting, and more!

School Board Work Session

All are welcome to observe the public session remotely.

Tuesday, June 1

Work session 4-8 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website

You can observe the meeting remotely by clicking here for the Zoom link.

Bond Development Committee Meeting

All are welcome to observe the meeting.

Wednesday, June 2

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Please see the district calendar for information to access this meeting.

Recreation & Aquatic Center Open House

Lake Oswego is designing a new Recreation and Aquatic Center and the city and school district want your feedback! Learn more about the plans for the new center and help refine designs through our online open house. Click here for virtual event, open until June 4.

Seeking Students for Youth Advisory Boards

Our high school students are invited to serve on the Lake Oswego Youth Advisory Boards to gain real-world experience serving on an advisory committee or board. In addition to giving back to our community, this is something students can site on college applications, job resumes, or count towards volunteer credits for school.

The City Council will be appointing one youth member to six advisory boards, including the Historic Resources Advisory Board, Library Advisory Board, Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board, Transportation Advisory Board, and two youth members to the Sustainability Advisory Board and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board. For more information on becoming a voting member of an advisory board, please complete the following requirements:

Only current juniors and sophomores who are residents of the City of Lake Oswego should apply. Applications will be accepted until May 31 on the City website. Interviews will be in mid-June, with term dates running from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Applications and additional information are available at under Boards and Commissions. Please contact Kenny Hallquist, Deputy City Recorder at or 503-675-3984.

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Hunger Fighters Food Pantry: Open and Hiring

The pantry will be open all summer for contactless curbside pickup every Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m.. Visit the website for more

Hunger Fighters is also hiring. It's currently in the process of searching for its first Executive Director to manage the pantry for a part-time position, starting as soon as possible. Find all the information here: HFO - We're Hiring

Please Verify Your Student's Information

Beginning April 30, LOSD needs parents-guardians of all students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by:

  • Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your address or contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.
  • Confirming parent email addresses for Google Classroom and other applications to participate in your student's learning.
  • Enabling distribution of key information in the district's K-12 Family Handbook and Technology Agreement.

If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, contact your student's school. For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website or contact your student's school.

Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage @wearelosd

LOSD has changed its social media handle. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @wearelosd

Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

Stay connected to the district and your school(s) and receive urgent notifications by subscribing to the Lake Oswego Schools App.

Back-to-School Clothes at Clothing Closet

I Love Lake Oswego Clothing Closet is a donation-based closet that provides clothing items and hygiene products for residents, students, and employees that work or live within Lake Oswego.

Open Saturdays

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Visit for more information.

What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School is offering virtual enrichment programs and activities for students of all ages including culinary, STEM, arts, language, and athletics.

Check out this week's edition.


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.)