The Current

January 11, 2019

In this Message:

  • School Board Meeting – January 14
  • Bond/Community Engagement Meeting – Saturday, January 12
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Meeting – January 15
  • Legal Budget Committee Accepting Applications
  • It's Almost Time! Online Registration Coming January 23
  • Document Acknowlegement in ParentVUE
  • 2019/2020 Preschool/Pre-K Classes Now Open for Applications
  • Kindergarten Counts – January 23
  • Running for School Board Information Meeting – January 24
  • Pacer Youth Baseball
  • Lake Oswego Girls Softball Registration
  • Annual Foundation Luncheon – January 29
  • 2018 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

School Board Meeting – January 14

Monday, January 14, 2019

Regular Session – 6:00 p.m.

District Administration Building – Boardroom

2455 Country Club Road; LO






4.1 Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton

4.2 Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

· November 13, 2018 – Contract Review Board/Regular Session, Pages 141-155

· November 27, 2018 – Contract Review Board/Regular Session, Pages 156-162

· November 28, 2018 – Executive Session, Page 163

· December 3, 2018 – Executive Session, Page 164

· December 4, 2018 – Executive Session, Page 165

· December 10, 2018 – Executive Session, Page 166

4.3 Policy DJ-AR – District Purchasing Using Credit Cards (Action) Mr. Ketzler

4.4 Policy JECBD-AR – Homeless Students** (Action) Mr. Tomblin

4.5 Division 22 Standards Assurance Report (Action) Dr. Schiele

4.6 Early Graduation Request – LHS (Action) Dr. Schiele


5.1 October Financial Report (Info) Mr. Ketzler

5.2 November Financial Report (Info) Mr. Ketzler


6.1 Clackamas ESD Local Service Plan (Action) Dr. Musick/Ms. Rupley

6.2 Superintendent’s Report (Info) Dr. Musick

6.3 School Board Recognition Month (Info) Dr. Musick

6.4 Secondary New Course Proposals (Info) Dr. Schiele/Mr. Bailey

6.5 Local Option Update (Info) Dr. Musick

6.6 Bond Premium Update (Info) Mr. Vandenberg

6.7 Pool Update (Info) Dr. Musick/Mr. Wallin

6.8 Naming of LJHS Library (Action) Chair Barman

6.9 Potential for Reduction in Force (Action) Dr. Atherton

6.10 Enrollment Guidelines for 2019-20 (Action) Dr. Schiele

6.11 Policy KJ(AR) – Commercial Advertising (1stReading) Mr. Ketzler

6.12 Policy KI – Public Solicitation in District Facilities (1stReading) Mr. Ketzler

6.13 Resolution in Support of Education Funding (Action) Chair Barman

6.14 Other Business (Info) Chair Barman



Bond/Community Engagement Meeting – January 12

Saturday, January 12 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Lakeridge Junior High School – cafeteria

4700 Jean Road; LO

All are invited to learn about the significant progress being made in our Bond work. Bring your questions, and we'll have answers.

Childcare will be provided.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Meeting – January 15

Tuesday, January 15

Lake Oswego School District – Boardroom

2455 Country Club Road; Lake Oswego

Click here for agenda

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

It's Almost Time! Online Registration Coming January 23

The District's online registration system goes live on January 23 for the 2019-20 school year. This will replace the paper-based system and will be used for students who have never enrolled in the District before. Parents who have a new student starting school next year will be able to learn about online registration through:

  • Kindergarten Counts on January 23 at their resident elementary school
  • New resources on the District website
  • Flyers available at each school

Document Acknowledgement in ParentVUE

Beginning January 23, all ParentVUE users will be required to review and acknowledge documents about the District's policies and procedures immediately upon logging into the portal. This is an opportunity for parents to revisit important information about our schools. Scroll to the bottom of each document's page and press the "I Acknowledge" button when you have completed your review. You will then be able to access other ParentVUE pages. Each document requires acknowledgment only once.

2019/2020 Preschool/Pre-K Classes Now Open for Applications

Lake Oswego School District Preschool and Pre-K classes are now open for the application process for the 2019-2020 academic school year. Our teachers are ready to embark on this educational journey with your child in a safe, inclusive, and engaging learning environment. The program offers students meaningful experiences as they begin their educational journey while promoting a lifelong love for learning. Apply today!

Application Closes: Monday, February 18

Lottery Process: Friday, March 1

Click here to apply

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Shelli Fought at or at 503.534.2125.

Kindergarten Counts – January 23

Lake Oswego School District's Kindergarten Counts will take place Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at all elementary schools. This event introduces Lake Oswego parents to the full-day kindergarten program and Extended Day program and ensures that new families are connected to their school. All families with a child who will be five years old by September 1, 2019, are encouraged to attend.

This year Kindergarten Counts will coincide with the debut of the District’s new online registration portal. Rather than providing a paper registration form that night, parents will learn about online registration so that they can later enroll their children from home or wherever they access the internet (no registration via smartphone).

Running for School Board Information Meeting – January 24

Have you ever thought about running for School Board? Come to an informational meeting on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. at the LOSD administration office to hear about what school members do, who is eligible to run, and what you need to do to file. There are two positions open for the May 2019 election, and three positions open in 2021.

Liz Hartman, current LOSD board member and a member of the Oregon School Boards Association Board of Directors, will be presenting.

If you are unable to attend, you are always welcome to call any of the current school board members (contact information available online).

Pacer Youth Baseball

Boys and Girls grades K-8

Registration is open now through February 10 at

For more information contact Sarah at

Lake Oswego Girls Softball Registration

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.

Visit for more information.

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

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.

2018 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon. The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2018 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Tax Return and Instruction booklets.

Click here for more information including who qualifies for the exemption and what documentation must be submitted with the tax return to qualify for this exemption.

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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