The Current

January 25, 2019

In this Message:

  • School Board Meeting – January 28
  • Legal Budget Committee Accepting Applications
  • LOSD Graduation Rates Reflect Success
  • Annual Foundation Luncheon – January 29
  • Lakeridge High School Open House – February 6
  • Lake Oswego High School 8th Grade Night – Open House – February 11
  • Family Reggae Bash with Aaron Nigel Smith
  • Pacer Baseball 13th Annual Crab Dinner Fundraiser
  • Teacher of the Year Nominations are Now Open
  • Oregon Students Deserve Revenue Reform in 2019
  • Lake Oswego Public Library Free Presentation – "I Speak Woof"
  • Pacer Youth Baseball Registration
  • Lake Oswego Little League Registration
  • Lake Oswego Girls Softball Little League
  • Lake Oswego Junior Baseball Organization
  • Calling All Teen Artists
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

School Board Meeting – January 28

Monday, January 28, 2019

Executive Session – 5:30 p.m.

Contract Review Board – 5:40 (immediately following Executive Session)

Regular Session – appx. 6:00 p.m. (immediately following Contract Review Board)

District Administration Building – Boardroom

2455 Country Club Road; LO


1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Consider Employment of Administrative Staff – ORS 192.660(2)(a)

3.0 Adjournment

II. CONTRACT REVIEW BOARD – 5:40 p.m. – Immediately following Executive Session

1.0 Call to Order

2.0 LJHS Early Work Agreement (Action) Mr. Ketzler/Mr. Vandenberg

3.0 LOJHS Modular Classrom Site Work Contract (Action) Mr. Ketzler/Mr. Lageson

4.0 Adjournment

III. SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Contract Review Board (appx. 6:00 p.m.)





4.1 Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

· December 11, 2018 – Contract Review Board/Regular Session, Pages 168-176

· December 17, 2018 – Contract Review Board/Work Session, Pages 178-

4.2 TAG Advisory Committee Appointments (Action) Mr. Luzaich

4.3 Policy KJ(AR) – Commercial Advertising (Action) Mr. Ketzler

4.4 Policy KI – Public Solicitation in District Facilities (Action) Mr. Ketzler

4.5 Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton




6.1 PSU Population Research Center Enrollment Projection (Info) Mr. Ketzler/Mr. Rynerson

6.2 Food Service Update (Info) Mr. Ketzler/Ms. Hogan

6.3 DEI Committee Update (Info) Mr. Salerno Owens

6.4 LJHS Design Update (Info) Mr. Vandenberg/Mahlum Architects

6.5 Bond Premium Allocation (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

6.6 Secondary New Course Proposals (Action) Dr. Schiele/Mr. Bailey

6.7 Policy GBC(AR) – Staff Ethics (1stReading) Mr. Ketzler

6.8 2019-20 Draft Legal Budget Committee Calendar (Info) Mr. Ketzler

6.9 Employment of Administrative Staff (Action) Chair Barman

6.10 Other Business (Info) Chair Barman



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

LOSD Graduation Rates Reflect Success

Lake Oswego School District is proud of their staff and students for the accomplishments of the past year. We know that graduation is a coordinated and dedicated effort from all staff from kindergarten through high school and earning a diploma is a significant milestone for our students. Read more....

Annual Foundation Luncheon – January 29

Get Your Tickets for the Annual Foundation Luncheon

Join us for our biggest community celebration of the year! The Foundation luncheon is a wonderful opportunity to meet members of our community and support our students. The event sells out every year -- so be sure to purchase your tickets here today! This year's speaker is Debbie Craig, one of our community's biggest champions, a trustee with Meyer Memorial Trust, and a passionate advocate for public education and the outdoors. Also, as an alumna of Lake Oswego High School and a parent of Lakeridge High School alumni, Debbie will have great stories to share.

Lakeridge High School Open House – February 6

Lakeridge High School

1235 Overlook Drive; Lake Oswego

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!

Family Reggae Bash with Aaron Nigel Smith

Join award winning educator and children's music performer, Aaron Nigel Smith for a family reggae bash at Walter's Cultural Arts Center on January 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Aaron's mission is to promote peace through music. His music encourages families to sing, dance, and play together!

Click here for more information

Online ticket sales link

Pacer Baseball 13th Annual "Catch of the Day" Crab Dinner Fundraiser

If it's January, two things are certain – Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner, and it is time to order your Crab Dinner. Gather with friends and family February 2, 2019, to watch this classic football competition and enjoy a delicious crab meal that has already been prepared for you! Or add crab to your own Superbowl recipe.

Please support our baseball program by purchasing one or more dinners now. Proceeds from this event will cover facility upgrades and free up funds to purchase equipment and uniforms, pay for umpires and transportation, and cover other expenses associated with running a competitive first-class program. Please go to and look for the “Order Crab Dinners” button. If crab is not your thing, we also welcome your tax-deductible donation.

Orders must be received by 8:00 p.m. on January 27, 2019.

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:

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.

Lake Oswego Public Library Free Presentation – "I Speak Woof"

Thursday, January 31 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Lake Oswego Public Library – downstairs in the Children's Library

706 4th Street; LO

Learn about children's dog bite prevention with Vanesa Vizuete, founder of Helping Paws Northwest. This fun, interactive class provides children with the necessary tools to be safe around familiar or strange dogs, while teaching them how to create a POSITIVE animal friendship based on love and respect.

There will be opportunities for children to greet and pet Maui, the therapy dog, following the guidelines learned in class.

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

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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