The Current

April 12, 2019

In this Message:

  • LO Learns Community Events
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Meeting – April 16
  • LOSD Career Night and Job Fair – April 17
  • SSPAC Advisory Committee Meeting – April 18
  • Lakeridge "Company" Variety Show
  • Seeking Youth Advisory Members for LO City Boards
  • Register for the Bus for 2019-20
  • Preparing for Transition to Adulthood
  • April 22 is Earth Day
  • Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1
  • District-wide SAC – May 8
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

LO Learns Community Events

LO Learns Community Events are a chance to hear from the experts about what is happening in our schools. Please bring your neighbors and join us for our learning events.

Saturday, April 20

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Oak Creek Elementary
55 Kingsgate Rd; LO
Program: School Safety and SRO Duties

Guest speakers include School Resource Officer Bryan Sheldon and Dale Jorgensen, Lake Oswego's Chief of Police.

Saturday, April 27
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Forest Hill Elementary
1133 Andrews Rd; LO
Program: STEM/Computer Science in the 21st Century
Guest speakers are TOSAs Larry Zurcher and Chris Hesselbein.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Meeting – April 16

Tuesday, April 16

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Lake Oswego School District – Boardroom

2455 Country Club Road; LO

Click here for meeting agenda

LOSD Career Night and Job Fair – April 17

The third annual LOSD Career Night and Job Fair is being held this year at Lakeridge High School on Wednesday, April 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

It is going to be an incredible evening with more than eighty businesses and schools in attendance. This will be a great opportunity for our students and members of our community. Come explore careers, local jobs, volunteer opportunities, and talk to employers. Many businesses will be hiring – have your resume handy!

This is a small sampling of the businesses and schools that will be attending: Laika, Pamplin Media, Nike, Vitality Bowls, DigiPen, World of Speed, Clackamas Cadets, Boeing, 2020 Census, Qurvo, Microsoft, Oregon Tech, Military Branches and many more!

We look forward to seeing you there.

SSPAC Advisory Committee Meeting – April 18

Thursday, April 18

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Palisades Elementary School

1500 Greentree Road; LO

All are welcome to attend.

For more information click here for link to Special Services Parent Advisory Committee (SSPAC) on District website.

Lakeridge "Company" Variety Show

April 18 at 7:30 p.m.

April 19 at 7:30 p.m.

April 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Lakeridge High School – auditorium

1235 Overlook Drive; LO

The Lakeridge show choir, Company, along with the Lakeridge Jazz Ensemble, will perform its always popular annual Variety Show on April 18, 19, and 20. Don't miss this entertaining show that will feature a broad range of musical styles and hit songs!

Tickets are available online here as well as at the door before each performance.

Seeking Youth Advisory Members for LO City Boards

The City of Lake Oswego has a program called "Youth Members on Advisory Boards." The City Council will be appointing one youth member to each advisory board, including the Historic Resources Advisory Board, Library Advisory Board, Sustainability Advisory Board, Transportation Advisory Board, and Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Advisory Board.

Positions are available to current Sophomores and Juniors who reside within the city limits of Lake Oswego. Terms of service are from July 2019 to June 30, 2020.

Interested students should submit an application and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member from their school.

Applications can be submitted from April 1 through May 31 on the city website, under Boards and Commissions.

Interviews will be held on Saturday, June 8, with appointments made on July 2.

Register for the Bus for 2019-20

Registration is now open for bus transportation for the 2019-20 school year.

Please complete the registration form with as much detail as possible. This will help us create our routing schedule for the 2019-20 school year. Call the Transportation Department at 503-387-5078 with questions. Please note that this request does not guarantee transportation. Restrictions apply to students that are open enrolled or who live within the walk zone. Bus Registration Deadline is August 1, 2019.

Access the registration form here.

Preparing for the Transition to Adulthood

Thursday, April 25

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Staff Development Room

*The Staff Development Room is located in Building 2477 on the Lake Oswego High School campus. This building is on the right side of the parking lot as you enter from Country Club Road.

Does your student experience a disability? Are you curious what school, employment, community and formal services might look like as your student reaches adulthood?

Come learn about Transition services within Lake Oswego School District as well as the Seamless Transition model of programming. You will learn about:

- Importance of vision for the future

- Post-secondary education opportunities

- Adult services

- Employment plans

- Guardianship

- Saving options while receiving SSI, and more


Clackamas Developmental Disabilities; Vocational Rehabilitation; Trellis LLC; PCC Disability Services; PSU Career and Community Studies program; Think College; Palladio Planning Group; Guardianship and Able Accounts; RideConnection; and a parent-student panel.

For questions, contacat Nan Deane, LO Transition Specialist:


April 22 is Earth Day

This year, the focus for Earth Day is Protect Our Species, and one of those species is bees.

Plants need bees to pollinate, and a honeybee can visit 50 to 100 plants in one trip!

So, one way to make a positive impact is by planting seeds. Any flowering plant, including fruits and vegetables, gives bees a place to be.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are served every day for lunch on our salad bars.

Check out this month's menu here.

Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1

  • Lottery Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Lottery Tier 1: Siblings currently attending the same resident school will be given priority and will not go into the lottery but MUST register by the May 1 deadline
  • Lottery Tier 2: Age-eligible registrations received by May 1, 2019
  • Lottery Tier 3: All registrations (including sibling and early admission) received after May 1, 2019, are subject to availability
  • Lottery Date: May 8, 2019
  • Lottery Notification Date: May 10, 2019

District-wide SAC Meeting – May 8

Wednesday, May 8 from 7:00 to 9:00. p.m.

Lakeridge High School in the library

1235 Overlook Drive; LO

All community members are invited to our School Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting. Please plan to join us.

Weather Emergency Communications

Winter is here, please review the emergency communications page of our district website which can be found here. The District has a new Twitter account which will be used for emergency communications. Please follow @LOSD_Proud for the fastest way to receive all urgent notifications.


If parents are ever concerned about a student’s well-being, feel free to reach out to your principal. It is important to keep your lines of communication open and maintain strong partnerships between students, families, staff, and other resources.

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

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

Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

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

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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