The Current

LOSD News • May 6, 2022

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Palisades World Language School Hosts International Fair Community Event

Transportation Facility Community Open House

School Board Meeting

Legal Budget Committee Meeting

Time to Verify Your Student's Information

Preparing for the Transition to Adulthood Information Session

LOSD COVID-19 Information:

  • Places to Access Vaccines
  • Stay Home When Ill & Test for COVID-19
  • OHA COVID-19 Exclusion Guidance
  • Community Transition Level: Green
  • LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard

Community:

  • Cheer Team Registration

  • LO Youth Football Spring Clinic Registration

  • Lakeridge Youth Football Spring Clinic Registration

Regular Reminders:
  • What's New at Community School
  • Hunger Fighters
  • Clothing Closet
  • Safe Oregon
  • Get Social with LOSD

Message from the Superintendent

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, our community joined together in expressing appreciation to our teachers and staff for their dedication and devotion to their work.


The School Board recognized the week of gratitude with a proclamation: “Teachers spend countless hours preparing lessons, evaluating progress, counseling and coaching students and performing community service; and our community recognizes and supports its teachers in educating the children of this community." Parents/guardians and students filled our schools with an abundance of flowers, food and festivities. The heartfelt gestures were very much appreciated by all.


To cap off the week, today we celebrated School Lunch Hero Day, recognizing our nutrition professionals and the difference they make in our schools. From preparing healthy meals for students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, and navigating student food allergies, to offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are heroes everyday. Thank you!

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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed during the month of May, and recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Here in LOSD we pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May has been designated Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S. since 1949. The purpose of Mental Health Month is to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness by raising awareness of mental health conditions and those who have them.


Throughout the month, LOSD will focus on sharing tools, resources, and education to help bring our community together and provide education that helps people with mental disorders. Click here for resources to help understand mental health issues.

Palisades World Language School Hosts International Fair Community Event

More than 500 students, parents/guardians, and community members participated in the first annual International Fair hosted by Palisades World Language School. The event exceeded expectations with 18 booths, 22 cultures represented, a visit from Carlos the Llama, a wonderful performance by the Cuban Band Dina y Los Rumberos, and more!


Palisades kindergartener Addie Andrew designed and drew the winning event poster as part of a school-wide contest and the artwork was featured on a commemorative pin unveiled during the event. Congratulations Addie and all who helped put on such a wonderful new tradition.

Transportation Facility Community Open House

LOSD is hosting a community open house to discuss plans for a new transportation facility. All are invited to the meeting on Tuesday, May 24, at Lakeridge Middle School, 6-7:30 p.m.


Much was shared and learned at the last community meeting about the new facility, and the materials being presented at the open house will reflect the input.

School Board Meeting

Monday, May 9

Executive Session: 5 p.m.

Regular Session: approximately 6 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website

Lake Oswego High School Library


The Lake Oswego School Board meetings are being held in person and are open to the public. In-person attendance is limited to those who occupy available seating first and observe meeting guidelines for conduct. Doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the public session. All may observe the public session remotely by clicking here.


Board members take both written and in-person testimony. Click here for instructions for members of the public who wish to provide in-person testimony. Submit an email to the Board Secretary kelli.cranston@loswego.k12.or.us by 12 p.m. day of the meeting. IMPORTANT: Type “In-Person Testimony” in subject line.

Legal Budget Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 11

6 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website

LOSD Administration Building


The meeting is held in person and open to the public. In-person attendance is limited to those who occupy available seating first and observe meeting guidelines for conduct. Doors will open approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the public session. All may observe the public session remotely by clicking here.

Time to Verify Your Student's Information

Beginning April 29, LOSD needs parents/guardians of all students enrolled for the 2022-23 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.


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.
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Stay Home When Ill & Test for COVID-19

If your student experiences any of the following symptoms, please have them stay home, and contact their school office or district nurse about possible exclusion from school and COVID-19 testing.


Primary COVID-19 symptoms: • Cough • Temperature of 100.4 degrees F. or higher or chills • Shortness of breath or Difficulty breathing • New loss of taste or smell


Non-primary COVID-19 symptoms: • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • Sore throat • Nasal congestion or runny nose • Nausea or vomiting • Diarrhea


Resources:

  1. You may obtain free Covid-19 at-home test kits at Covidtests.gov.

  2. Vaccination remains the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19 and reduces spread of the disease. Find a vaccine appointment for ages 5 and older at Get Vaccinated Oregon.

  3. Please Keep Ill Students Out of School guide for communicable disease symptoms.

  4. Covid-19 Exclusion Summary Guidance for K-12 chart (see image below)

  5. Click here for LOSD nurse contact information

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Community Level: Green

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looks at the combination of three metrics — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days — to determine the COVID-19 community levels. Using this data, the COVID-19 community level is classified as low, medium, or high. Clackamas County is currently in medium (yellow). Click here to follow the CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker Weekly Review.

LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard

The LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard is up to date, corresponding with new reporting protocols for Clackamas County Public Health. The new dashboard shows the number of staff and students who have reported to LOSD testing positive for COVID-19, regardless of school exposure.

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Cheer Team Registration

Interested in learning the FUNdamentals of cheerleading and cheer at Lakeridge Youth Football games in the fall? Register for our Youth or Junior Sideline Cheer Teams by May 30th! Registration links on www.lakeridgecheer.com

LO Youth Football Spring Clinic Registration

Lake Oswego Youth Football is excited to offer a four-session clinic in May with the LOHS varsity coaching staff. This no-contact camp will focus on skill development and agility training for players of all levels in current grades 2-7. Please click here to register!

Lakeridge Youth Football Spring Clinic Registration

Lakeridge Youth Football is thrilled to again work with Head Varsity Football Coach Spencer Phillips to offer a fun and worthwhile football training experience this spring. Please click here to register; be sure to sign up your athlete for the grade they will enter in fall 2022.

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What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School is offering virtual enrichment programs and activities for students of all ages including culinary, STEM, arts, language, and athletics.


Check out this week's edition.

Hunger Fighters

The Hunger Fighters Food Pantry, located on the Lake Oswego High School campus in the house that is green, has new hours: Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Visit the website for more info. www.hungerfightersoregon.org

SafeOregon

Parents-guardians who have concerns about a student’s well-being are encouraged to reach out to their principal, and to maintain strong lines of communication and partnership between students, families, staff, and other resources.


SafeOregon is also an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or schools.


https://www.safeoregon.com/

(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

LOSD has ramped up its social media presence. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @weareLOSD

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