The Current

March 22, 2019

In this Message:

  • Spring Break - March 25 to March 29
  • LO Learns Community Events
  • Groundbreaking for Lakeridge Junior High
  • Voluntary Bond Audit Available
  • Register for the Bus for 2019-20
  • Preparing for Transition to Adulthood
  • Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1
  • "Listening to Young People" Conversation Night
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

Spring Break - March 25 to March 29

Enjoy your time away.

See you back at school on April 1.

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.

Tuesday, April 9

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Westridge Elementary School Library
3400 Royce Way; LO

Program: Social-Emotional and Mental Health in School

Guest speakers are school counselors Diana Grindea (K-5), Marcy Watts (6-8), and Lee Brown (9-12).

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.

Groundbreaking for Lakeridge Junior High - April 11

Thursday, April 11

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Lakeridge Junior High School

4700 Jean Road; LO

All are welcome to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Lakeridge Junior High.

Come celebrate as we create a bright, new future for our Lakeridge students.

Voluntary Bond Audit Available

The District is pleased to report it received an unqualified opinion on an "agreed upon procedures" audit examination of bond fund disbursements for the 6 month period that ended on September 30, 2018. A copy of our independent auditor's report can be accessed using the following link:

While there is no legal or contractual requirement for this agreed upon procedures examination of bond fund spending, and the District's financial report is audited annually at the conclusion of each June 30 fiscal year end, this additional examination is being undertaken every 6 months as part of the District's efforts to ensure accountability and that bond funds are spent on approved projects that are in compliance with District and state purchasing regulations.

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

Lake Oswego High School campus

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.

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

"Listening to Young People" Conversation Night

Wednesday, May 1,

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

Who is invited: All Lake Oswego community members

*Childcare and food will be provided

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:

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.)

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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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