The Current

February 1, 2019

In this Message:

  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • Legal Budget Committee Accepting Applications
  • Registration for Advanced Placement Exams
  • YouthTruth School Experience Survey – February 4 to 15
  • National School Counseling Week – February 4 to 8
  • Lakeridge High School Open House – February 6
  • Lake Oswego High School 8th Grade Night – Open House – February 11
  • Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1
  • Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application Available on Website
  • Bryant Tiles Can Now be Ordered
  • Teacher of the Year Nominations are Now Open
  • LO Girls on the Run Registration
  • Partnership with SMART
  • Oregon Students Deserve Revenue Reform in 2019
  • Pacer Youth Baseball Registration
  • Lake Oswego Little League Registration
  • Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League
  • Lake Oswego Junior Baseball Organization
  • Calling All Teen Artists
  • "Listening to Young People" Conversation Night
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

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.

Legal Budget Committee Accepting Applications

The Legal Budget Committee consists of the members of the School Board and five citizen members who are charged with reviewing and approving the budget for the upcoming school year.

Citizen members are appointed to three-year terms.

The budget committee's work is typically accomplished during three or four meetings in the spring.

We are currently accepting applications for two open positions.

Application deadline is February 8, 2019.

Budget Committee Application

Registration for the May 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams February 4 to 15

The AP Exam registration window is February 4, starting at 6:00 a.m., through February 15, deadline at 3:00 p.m. The cost is $80 per exam (cash, check, or credit card made payable to your high school or you may pay online through your school's Webstore).

An AP Exam "Pre-Registration" assembly was provided for AP students on Wednesday, January 30. A brochure and registration instructions were distributed at that time.

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: Lisa Oliva at

Lake Oswego High School: Barbara Mackey at

YouthTruth School Experience Survey – February 4 to 15

LOSD has partnered the national nonprofit, YouthTruth, to help us hear from you about what we are doing well, and how we can improve.

Family Survey:

From February 4 to February 15 the YouthTruth Family Survey will be open and we want to hear from you!

The 15-minute online survey can be found on this page when it goes live on February 4.

Your response is anonymous and will be combined with responses from other parents/guardians throughout the District.

Thank you for your feedback. It is a gift that helps us continually improve.

Student Survey:

The survey is scheduled to be administered to all students between Monday, February 4 and Friday, February 15. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will be administered during the school day.

You can find a sample of the survey here.

We invite all students to participate in this survey, however, participation is voluntary.

An opt-out letter can be found here.

Your child'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.

If you have questions, contact David Salerno Owens at

National School Counseling Week – February 4 to 8

National School Counseling Week is almost here! This year it is on February 4 through 8 and the theme is "School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life."

The LOSD administration would like to give a big thank you to our school counselors for their leadership, advocacy, collaboration and systemic change efforts for improving student outcomes. They are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career, and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

You can find more information about the role of the school counselor here.

In addition, you can find information on the student mindset and behavior standards for students we are all working toward.

Thank you to our school counselors for their caring and professionalism.

Lakeridge High School Open House – February 6

Lakeridge High School

1235 Overlook Drive; LO

Wednesday, February 6 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Open House Activites: 6:30 to 7:00 p .m.

General Session in Auditorium: 7:05 to 7:50 p.m.

Tours & Panels for Students: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Forecasting Information for Parents: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Please join us and see why Lakeridge High School has again earned the Oregon Department of Education's Highest Rating!

Lake Oswego High School 8th Grade Night – Open House – February 11

Lake Oswego High School

2501 Country Club Road; LO

Monday, February 11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

General Session in Auditorium: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Open House Activities: 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Forecasting Information for Parents: 7:20 to 8:00 p.m.

Student Panel for Students: 7:20 to 8:00 p.m.

Welcome LO Class of 2023.

Parents and students are invited!

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

Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application Available on Website

The Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application for 2019-2020 has been posted on the District website.

The deadline to apply is February 22 at 3:30 p.m.

Important Spanish Immersion Kindergarten dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Application Now Available
  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Lottery Date: February 27, 2019
  • Lottery Notification: March 1, 2019

Bryant Tiles Can Now be Ordered

In order to preserve the history of Bryant Elementary, the Lake Oswego School District commissioned a professional photographer to take high-resolution photographs of each tile on the outside of Bryant Elementary School. The photographer has uploaded the photos to a Flickr website for people to identify their tiles and order them from Cedar House Media.

The "read me first" information can be found here:

The link to order tiles is embedded in the Flickr set in the description of the overview images here: Or, the order form can be found here:

Questions can be sent to Jamie Harwood at

Teacher of the Year Nominations are Now Open

Know a teacher who should take the title in 2020? Nominations for 2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year are now open!

Honor an outstanding teacher today by nominating them for the Oregon Teacher of the Year. Regional winners across Oregon will receive a $500 cash award and move a step closer to being named the 2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year. Follow this link to nominate:

Please click here to nominate:

LO Girls on the Run Registration

Attention parents of girls in grades 3 – 5. Registration is now open for Girls on the Run, a non-profit program that inspires 3 – 5 grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The girls meet twice a week, March through May, to explore the curriculum and train to run a celebratory 5k. Girls on the Run is not a racing program. It is about bringing a positive attitude, taking care of ourselves, setting goals, supporting community, and reaching a goal together! Forest Hills and Oak Creek will each have a team of 15 girls that will practice Monday and Wednesday right after school for 90 minutes.

Learn more and register your girl now at

Partnership with SMART

Oak Creek Elementary is excited to partner with SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), the nationally-recognized Oregon nonprofit providing one-on-one reading support and books to keep to PreK through third-grade kids. Over the past 26 years, SMART has paired more than 134,000 volunteers with 211,000 kids to build reading motivation, self-confidence, and foster a lifelong love of reading.

The SMART program at Oak Creek Elementary is the first in the Lake Oswego School District. SMART focuses on partnering with Oregon schools that have a high proportion of historically underserved kids. While Lake Oswego is affluent compared to much of the state, Oak Creek is designated as a Title I school, serving a high proportion of students from economically disadvantaged households.

Focused on getting kids excited about books and reading, SMART will serve 25 kindergarten students at Oak Creek this year and more than 11,000 across the state. We hope you will consider making a gift to support the program at Oak Creek and schools across Oregon. A gift of just $40 provides a year’s worth of books for a child in SMART to keep and build their personal library, and a gift of $325 provides a full year of SMART for one child. Visit or call 971-634-1634 to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of Oregon kids.

Oregon Students Deserve Revenue Reform in 2019

Join OSBA's (Oregon School Boards Association) efforts for revenue reform and cost containment as we head into the 2019 legislative session. Beginning January 10 in Pendleton, OSBA will host a series of evening town halls as part of "Oregonians for Student Success," a campaign for adequate and stable Oregon K-12 school funding.

The town halls will run through the beginning of the legislative session and into March, with at least ten events throughout the state.

Dates, locations, and details available here.

Pacer Youth Baseball Registration

Boys and Girls grades K – 8

Registration is open now through February 10 at

For more information contact Sarah at

Lake Oswego Little League Registration

Register now through March 1 for Spring Baseball.

Teams are formed based on on-time registrations by school, and teammate requests.

TeeBall – Kindergarteners

International League – 1st Graders

Pacific League – 2nd Graders

National League – Mostly 3rd & 4th Graders

American League – Mostly 5th & 6th Graders

Registration at

Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League

Lake Oswego Girls Softball registration is open for the spring 2019 Little League season (open to girls ages 5-14). Registration deadline is March 3.

Registration at

For more information, please contact

The league is excited to announce the addition of a Juniors level for girls ages 13-14 interested in recreation-level play.

Lake Oswego Junior Baseball Organization

Boys, ages 13-14

Registration is open now through March 3 at

For more information, contact Annie at

Calling All Teen Artists

The Youth Action Council is hosting its 3rd annual Outside the Art Room Teen Showcase & Auction and applications are now open. Outside the Art Room is a teen art showcase open to the public featuring more than 50 artists from LO! Teens can sell or showcase their artwork; there is no fee to apply but artists must donate one original or reproduction piece to the silent auction which benefits the Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP).

Outside the Art Room

February 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Christ Church Parish (CCP)

1060 Chandler Road

Applications are due February 1.

To apply visit

"Listening to Young People" Conversation Night

When: May 1, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Where: River Grove Elementary School, 5850 McEwan Road, LO

Who is invited: All Lake Oswego community members *Childcare and food will be provided

What will the conversation be about:

What does it look like when adults really listen to young people? Cultural beliefs about young people perpetuate myths that cause harm, especially when combined with laws that control their physical and emotional autonomy and limit their ability to participate in public life. Young people experiencing marginalization for any reason—race, gender, sexuality, ability—also have the added layer of not being taken seriously because of their age, yet the history of social justice movements in the United States is deeply connected to young people’s agency, autonomy, and power. Join Oregon Humanities Conversation Project facilitator, Emily Squires, and the River Grove Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team for a conversation that asks folks to explore their own beliefs about what it means to be young, and to reflect on their individual relationship to power as it relates to age.

Website link:


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.)

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