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June 14, 2021

News from Lakeridge Middle School

8th Grade Promotion-REVISED for weather

The National Weather Service’s forecast for tomorrow calls for rain and thunderstorms during our promotion ceremony. Consequently, we’ve made the decision to move under cover for the ceremonies. Here is the revised plan for tomorrow:

Our 8th grade promotion ceremony will now take place in our covered play area. Students will walk with their classes from the music wing through the courtyard to the applause of their 6th and 7th grade peers. Then, they will proceed to the covered play which they will enter from the gym and will be seated facing the stage. Family members attending the promotion ceremony will watch from the sidewalks adjacent to the covered play and from the temporary parking lot to the south. Attendees should wear appropriate rain attire and may want an umbrella because they will likely not fit under cover with the students. Our planned ceremony will happen with the same timing we anticipated previously (procession starting at 11am/3:40pm and concluding by 11:30am/4:10pm). Thank you for your continued flexibility as we celebrate our 8th graders with these adjustments for weather. Remember that masks are still required for all people at all times on campus.

Parents preferring to attend virtually may also do so via this link: Join Zoom Meeting. The brief promotion ceremony will include musical performance, a special literary reading, words of celebration and recognition, the presentation of the class to the high school administration, and a gift for each of our 8th graders. At the end of the ceremony students will be dismissed to join their parents for photos and departure. We are excited to have the opportunity to celebrate this class in a way that honors this milestone and launches them into high school in a celebratory fashion.

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Credit for High School Courses Completed Before Ninth Grade Declaration of Intent Regarding High School Transcript

Per policy JECDA-AR, students may earn high school credit for accelerated courses taken before ninth grade under specified conditions.

By default, all high-school-level courses taken at a middle school in Lake Oswego School District will appear on the student’s high school transcript. These credits accumulate toward graduation, but are not calculated into the student's cumulative high school GPA.

Please use this form to notify the middle school if you do not want the course to appear on the high school transcript.

Honoring our retirees

Lakeridge Middle School wants to thank and recognize the four wonderful staff members who have served our students, school, and district well over many years. As they retire this year we wish them well in their new adventures. We will miss them each and will long remember the positive contributions they made. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to the following retirees from LMS this year:

Cheryl Davidson, Teacher and TAG Coordinator

Peggy Dodds, Instructional Assistant

Amy Freyer, Food Service Worker

Barb Grey, Instructional Assistant

Summer Math Skill Maintenance

Just like summer reading (see below) a great way to stay ready for the coming school year and keep exercising those mental muscles is with summer math practice. Our math team has put together the following ideas for summer math skill maintenance based on the course you've finished and the one you're headed into. Find yours and keep using those mathematical minds!

Summer Reading

Reading Colors Your World: The Lake Oswego Public Library 2021 Summer Challenge begins June 1st. We are inviting all families to register online at, set their own goals, and read all summer long. Your FREE book is yours to claim as soon as you register. We’ve created some extra challenges that go beyond reading, including a city-wide scavenger hunt. Log your time spent reading, complete challenges, and find all the colors of the rainbow hidden in our city parks, and you’ll earn raffle tickets good for our End-of-Summer prize drawings. We can’t wait to see you at the Summer Library Challenge Headquarters (706 Fourth St.) soon.

Students will be receiving LOPL postcards at their home address with more information about the summer reading challenge.

Summer Office Hours

June 16th - June 25th we will be open Monday - Friday 9:00 - 3:00 pm

The office will be closed June 28th - July 30th.

Starting August 2nd our office will be open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please call (option #5) or email Marian Kahler for any enrollment / withdrawal / transfer or transcript requests.

Please call (option #8) or email Jessica Easterly for General Questions.

Be Well & Have a Wonderful Summer!

Smart Start

SAVE THE DATE: Smart Start Thursday, Aug. 26, 1-3 p.m.

Smart Start is an opportunity specifically for our students with 504s and IEPs, and their parents and guardians, to make introductions with their teachers and to feel prepared for the start of school. For the 2021-22 School Year, Smart Start is in person Aug. 26, 2021, from 1-3 p.m.

Teachers will be familiar with your student’s plan and accommodations. To help better know your students, please complete the attached one-page profile or create one on your own ahead of time, and give it to the teacher at the Smart Start introduction.

Also, to assist in your family’s preparation for the new school year, please click here for a Smart Start checklist for parents and guardians of students with 504s and IEPs.

See you on Aug. 26!

Parent Teacher Organization

District Information

Lakeridge Cheer Team

See the flyers included below for information about signing up for the cheer team at Lakeridge Cheer as well as their rec team.

Pacer Dance Team

Pacer Dance Team will be hosting an open summer conditioning program for all students interested in joining PDT. This will give them the opportunity to learn and develop skills. It also opens up the opportunity for someone without a studio dance background to see what skills they can learn before heading into tryouts for the Game Day Team the week of August 16.

The link to the teams page is below if you want to see the structure of skills between the Game Day Team and the Competition Team. Auditions for the competition team will be the week of Sept. 13. The flyer is also linked here.

Questions? Contact Coach Moore at

Vaccination Clinic

The Lake Oswego Fire Department is hosting several COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Lakeridge Middle School. The clinics are for Pfizer vaccine first and second doses on: June 9, June 16, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21. Following are instructions for how to participate in the clinic.

1. Schedule an appointment using this website or QR code:

Currently open for scheduling: June 9; you may schedule an appointment for other dates soon.

2. Complete Vaccination Consent Form.

For ages 12-14 years, parents/guardian consent is required. For ages 15-17, parent/guardian consent is encouraged but under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to their own medical treatment including vaccinations. Please print and complete consent from and bring it to the appointment. There will be extra forms available at the clinic.

COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form - English

Formulario de consentimiento de vacunación contra el COVID-19

3. At The Clinic.

Wear your mask and observe physical distancing guidelines.

Wear short sleeves.

There is no payment or insurance billing.


Click here for a flyer about the LOFD Vaccine Clinics at Lakeridge Middle School.

Please Verify Your Student's Information

  • Parents, Please Verify Your Student's Information: Beginning April 30, LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by:

  • Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your address or contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.

  • Confirming parent email addresses for Google Classroom and other applications to participate in your student's learning.

  • Enabling distribution of key information in the district's K-12 Family Handbook and Technology Agreement.

If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, contact your student's school. For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website or contact your student's school.

Hunger Fighters Oregon

The pantry will be open all summer for contactless curbside pickup every Saturday

from 1-2:30 p.m.! Visit our website for more

We’re also hiring! We are currently in the process of searching for our first Executive

Director to manage the pantry. It is a part-time position, starting as soon as possible.

You can find all the information here: HFO - We're Hiring

Fee Waivers

Requests for resident fee waivers or fee reductions, except for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), will be processed using the attached form. Please complete the form and submit it to the department or school which collects the applicable fee or fees.

Grab and Go Meal Distribution

See the flyer below for summer grab and go info.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit

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