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LOSD News • November 1, 2019

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent Listening Session - One More!

Pool Community Engagement Meeting

SSPAC Hosting Information Night About Executive Function Skills

Spanish Immersion Applications Now Open

LO Rotary Accepting SASEE Award Nominations

School-Related Info:

  • Lakeridge High School Musical
  • Lake Oswego High School Musical

Community Info:

  • Free Vaccination Clinics
  • New Information for Quitting Vaping

Regular Reminders:

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

Superintendent Listening Session -- One More!

We want to hear from you! Thank you to those who have been able to attend and share your thoughts at this week's listening sessions. We have one more session:

Oak Creek Elementary at Uplands

Tuesday, Nov. 5

6-7 p.m.

Target Audience: Oak Creek and Lake Oswego Junior High

Superintendent Dr. Lora de la Cruz is holding parent listening sessions to get to know you and to hear your perspective on any topic you'd like to share. The sessions have been held across the district with each night dedicated to specific schools. If you couldn't attend another session, please join us at the one on Tuesday.

Pool Community Engagement Meeting

Please join us and share your opinions and insights as Lake Oswego School District and the CIty of Lake Oswego develop a final concept and design for a new community pool that will be a shared asset for the two entities to be enjoyed by the residents of Lake Oswego.

Lakeridge High School Rotunda

Wednesday, Nov. 6

6-8 p.m.

This first community engagement opportunity will provide LO residents with:

  • Background on work that has been done, to date.
  • Review of program components under consideration.
  • Review the four sites that are under consideration.
  • An opportunity to get your feedback to the design team so they can get back to Council and School Board on a final recommendation on location and program components.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

SSPAC Hosting Information Night About Executive Function Skills

Are you a parent, teacher or caregiver of a student who struggles with executive function skills? LOSD's Student Services Parent Advisory Committee invites you to a night of exploring tools and ideas to help your student succeed.

Guest speaker is LOSD parent and expert in the field of executive function Jessica C. Klein, MS-CCC SLP. She is a practicing speech language pathologist.

Lakeridge Middle School Cafeteria

Thursday, Nov. 7

6:30-8 p.m.

Difficulty with executive function is common in children who learn and think differently. All children with ADHD have difficulty with executive function. Many children with learning disabilities struggle with executive function.

More about executive function skills

The three main areas of executive function are:

  • Working memory
  • Cognitive flexibility/flexible thinking
  • Inhibitory control/self-control

Executive function is responsible for a number of skills, including:

  • Paying attention
  • Organizing, planning, and prioritizing
  • Starting tasks and staying focused on them to completion
  • Understanding different points of view
  • Regulating emotions
  • Self-monitoring and keeping track of what you’re doing

Spanish Immersion Applications Now Open

LOSD's Spanish Immersion program applications are now open online at For Spanish Immersion, Lake Oswego School District intakes students who are eligible for kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year.

Submitting an application is your commitment to the Spanish Immersion program; the program’s school location may change next year as a result of the LOSD elementary school re-boundary study currently in progress.

Spanish Immersion applications received between Nov. 1, 2019, and no later than Feb. 21, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., will be entered into a lottery. LOSD will hold its lottery drawing on Feb. 26, and applicants will be notified of their Spanish Immersion placement by Friday, Feb. 28.

Please note: In addition to submitting your student’s Spanish Immersion application, you must register your incoming kindergartener online either through and/or your school website. Registration for kindergarteners, and all NEW incoming students, opens Jan. 22, 2020.

For questions about the Spanish Immersion application process, please contact

LO Rotary Accepting SASEE Award Nominations

SASEE Awards honor service above self in educational excellence. Do you know an educator, support staff member, student or citizen who demonstrates a commitment to education through work, projects and activities that emphasize "service above self?" The Lake Oswego Rotary Club wants to recognize and support the people who make education in Lake Oswego exceptional.

To nominate someone, go to Nominations close on Jan. 10, 2020.

LO Rotary Club awards thousands of dollars in cash and scholarships in several SASEE categories. In each case, SASEE Award recipients have the opportunity to “pay it forward” by passing their monetary award on to their school or project.

  • Teachers, administrators and support staff: $1,000 for their school or project
  • Students: $1,000 for their school or project
  • Citizens: $2,500 scholarships awarded in their names to students who also demonstrate "service above self"
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Lakeridge High School Musical

Lakeridge High School Performing Arts presents Urinetown the Musical, a satirical comedy about the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics.

Lakeridge High School Auditorium

Nov. 7, 9, 14 and 16 at 7 p.m.

Nov. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

Click here to purchase your tickets.

$12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, $8 for students with ASB cards

Lake Oswego High School Musical

Come and enjoy the talented Lake Oswego High School drama cast and crew presenting the highly entertaining, Tony Award winning musical Chicago. LOHS will be performing the High School Edition of Chicago to ensure the production is more family friendly for all audiences.

Lake Oswego High School Auditorium

November 7, 9, 14 and 16 at 7 p.m.

November 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

Click here to reserve your tickets today!

$15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

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Free vaccination clinic

Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services is hosting a FREE to everyone vaccination clinic at Clackamas Town Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 6.

2:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Happy Valley, Oregon

In the event tent at N.W. corner of 82nd and Monterey Ave.

Vaccinations offered at the clinic:


MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

Hepatitis A

New Information for Quitting Vaping

Oregon Health Authority has developed new flyers outlining a number of resources available for helping adults and teens quit vaping. For information, visit:

LOSD prohibits the use, distribution or sale of tobacco products and inhalant delivery systems. For the complete policy, visit:

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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.)

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.

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.

Check out this week's edition.

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