The Current

December 7, 2018

In this Message:

  • School Board Meeting – December 11
  • In the News
  • Niche 2019 Rankings Released
  • Online Registration Coming Next Month!
  • ParentVUE Portal for Elementary School Parents
  • Kindergarten Counts – January 23
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • All Parents Encouraged to take Special Education Audit Survey
  • Talented and Gifted Advisory Committee Application Deadline – December 7
  • Celebrate Bryant Elementary – December 8
  • LHS Pacer Band Winter Concert – December 11
  • Annual Foundation Luncheon
  • Nominate a Staff Member, Teacher, or Student for SASEE Awards
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

School Board Meeting – December 11

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Contract Review Board – 5:45 p.m.

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

District Administration Building – Boardroom

2455 Country Club Road; LO


1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Lake Oswego Junior High School and Uplands Elementary School Modular Classroom Renovation Contract (Action) Mr. Miller

3.0 Adjournment

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





4.1 Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

• October 16, 2018 – Work Session, Pages 116-118

• October 22, 2018 – Contract Review Board/Regular Session/Work Session

• October 30, 2018 – Leadership Project/Work Session

4.2 Policy BCF/KC – Advisory Committees to the Board (Action) Dr. Musick

4.3 Policy IIA-AR(1) – Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials (Action) Dr. Musick

4.4 Parent Advisory Committee Recommendation/Resignation (Action) Dr. Schiele

4.5 Request for Extended Travel (Action) Mr. Bailey

4.6 Substitute Pay Rate Addition (Action) Mr. Ketzler


5.1 September Financial Report (Info) Mr. Ketzler


6.1 Superintendent’s Report (Info) Dr. Musick

6.2 Superintendent Search Update and Selection (Action) Mrs. Hartman/Mr. Wallin

6.3 Literacy Plan (Info) Mr. Luzaich/Ms. Montgomery/Mrs. Troike

6.4 Strategic Plan: Ends 2 Data Update (Info) Dr. Schiele/Mr. Bailey/Mr. Luzaich

6.5 Proposed 2019-20 Site Budget Allocations (Info) Mr. Ketzler

6.6 LOHS Softball Field Memorial Plaque (Action) Mr. Bailey

6.7 Kindergarten Counts (Info) Dr. Schiele/Mr. Luzaich

6.8 Tuition Guidelines for 2019-20 (Info) Dr. Schiele

6.9 Approved depositories (Action) Mr. Ketzler

6.10 Policy DJ-AR – Expenditure of District Funds for Meals, Refreshments and Gifts (1st Reading) Mr. Ketzler

6.11 Other Business (Info) Chair Barman



2019 Niche Rankings Released

Lake Oswego School Districted rated #1 in "Best School Districts in Oregon" category.

Click here for the complete report

Online Registration Coming Next Month!

The District has developed an online registration system that will replace the current paper-based system. We are excited to steamline this process for parents to provide student information to our schools. Online registration for the 2019-20 school year will begin the week of January 21, 2019, for new students who have never enrolled in the District before. Be on the lookout for updates in The Current and the District's website.

ParentVUE for Elementary School Parents

To prepare for the switch to online registration, the District will launch the ParentVUE portal for our elementary parents in early January 2019. This portal allows parents of elementary students to view attendance data and state assessment scores, and will, in the future, allow parents to register new students or verify information for enrolled students.

Parents of elementary students who do not already have an active ParentVUE account will soon receive a letter with an Activation Key and instructions on how to set up their ParentVUE account. Please contact your child's elementary school with questions.

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).

Weather Emergency Communications

As we edge closer to winter, 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.

All Parents Encouraged to take Special Education Audit Survey

The District recently received the Special Education Audit. It is an important document that will help shape the programs and supports provided to students who receive special education services. The parents of SSPAC would like your feedback on the priorities outlined in the document. Please review the audit here and then please take this 15 minute survey here:

The survey is open from November 30 to December 12. If you have questions, please contact Traci Reiner at

Talented and Gifted (TAG) Advisory Committee Application Deadline – December 7

TAG Advisory Committee Application deadline is Friday, December 7. Please return your completed form to: Sharmae Carlisle, Lake Oswego School District, 2455 Country Club Road, P.O. Box 70, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

For questions please contact Sharmae at

Click here for committee application

Celebrate Bryant Elementary

Celebrate Bryant Elementary on Saturday, December 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

After 52 years of faithful service, Bryant Elementary School will be demolished to make way for the new Lakeridge Junior High.

Join us for an ice cream social to celebrate the students and staff who made Bryant Elementary such a special place. A short speaking program will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Hundreds of students have passed through the Bryant campus and left their mark on the campus—quite literally. Many student artworks are installed and inhabit the Bryant campus, from tiles to mosaics and murals. LOSD is working with the Arts Council of Lake Oswego to document and preserve artwork and memorials at the Bryant site, with input from the community, artists, and professionals. Many methods and options for preservation are available—from photo-documentation to 3D scanning, and reproductions to virtual reality tours. We are excited to explore how we will preserve the contributions to this school. Your photos and stories can be submitted to: .

LHS Pacer Band Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive; LO

Tickets: $5 at the door

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Women's Foundation of Oregon

with Special Guest Artist University of Oregon Professor Idit Shner

Annual Foundation Luncheon

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.

Nominate a Staff Member, Teacher, or Student for SASEE Awards


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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