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Forest Hills Elementary • April 16, 2021

Upcoming Dates

APRIL

Monday 19 @ 12:00 PM | School Advisory Committee Applications Due

Wednesday 21 | Multi-synchronous review and connection

  • 8:00 - 9:05 | AM structured review and connection
  • 12:45 - 1:50 | PM structured review and connection

Wednesday 21 11:30 - 12:30 | Wednesday Curbside Pickup for LO Online

  • Requests due by noon the day before
  • Continues every Wednesday

Friday 30 | Kindergarten Registration Lottery Deadline


MAY

Monday 10 | Class Placement Input Due

Wednesday 12 @ 11:30 AM | LOSD Cares presents Parenting ina Pandemic

Friday 21 | No School / Elementary Grade Prep Day

Monday 31 | No School / Memorial Day

School Supplies Order Information

Order your school supply box HERE.

We know it's hard to think about school supply shopping for the next school year, especially right now. We wanted to let you know that the PTO has partnered with 1st Day School Supplies which is a great way to get the exact school supplies needed for the next year without the hassle of shopping. Boxes will be delivered straight to your child's classroom for the 1st day of school. Save yourself a trip to all the stores and order all your supplies at once. It's so easy!

Class Placement Input for Parents / Guardians

Each spring, placement teams begin the process of developing the next year's class rosters. Placement teams take great care to consider a number of factors that contribute to the success of each child, including social, emotional, and academic factors. Teams also consider factors that lead to balanced classrooms that benefit all students, such as balancing class size, academic strengths and goals, and behavioral and work habits. Placement teams include your child's teacher, other grade level teachers, specialists, counselor, principal, and other staff knowledgeable of your child and your child's grade level peers.


If you would like to provide input to the placement team, please fill out the form by May 10th. Requests for specific teachers are not considered as a part of the placement process.


Class Placement Input for Parents / Guardians


Input may include:

  • Academic, social, and/or emotional strengths and/or needs
  • Instructional methods or aspects of the learning environment that benefit your child
  • Goals you would like to see next year's teacher work towards with your child

School Advisory Committee Applications

Consider serving on the Forest Hills School Advisory Committee. As part of continuous efforts to increase communication with the public and to provide for citizen involvement, the LO School Board appoints school advisory committees to consider matters of district-wide importance. Committees meet monthly, September through May. Committee members are appointed to serve two-year terms. Please click here for the application.


*Please email your application to shuckerp@loswego.k12.or.us by Monday, 4/19 (by 12:00 pm).

Kindergarten Registration Lottery, April 30 Deadline

Registration for kindergarteners, and all students who are new to LOSD, is now open online on the district website enrollment page.


Please register as soon as possible. Click this link for more information about Kindergarten Registration and the Lottery Deadline, which is April 30th :

https://www.losdschools.org/Page/7980


Visit losdschools.org to verify. LOSD welcomes kindergarteners who will be five years old by Sept. 1.

Kindergarten Transition

Kindergarten Transition is a two week program for incoming Kindergarten students. This summer, Forest Hills' Kindergarten Transition will be hosted at Oak Creek Elementary. Register HERE.


Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 26 to August 5

Student Schedule: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Parent Schedule: July 27, July 29, August 3, and August 5 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Parent Topics include:

  • Meet the principal and PTO/PTA

  • School District Nurse and District Communications

  • Community School and Extended Day Program

  • Foundation and Transportation

Fee: $200


If you have any questions or would like more information about the Kindergarten Transition program, please contact Vanessa Davalos at davalosv@loswego.k12.or.us or at 503-534-2126 or see the Kinder Transition FLYER.

State Testing Notification

Oregon school districts are required to administer state assessments this spring in English Language Arts (ELA), math, and science. The Oregon Department of Education’s request to waive these assessments due to the pandemic was denied by the federal government. However, a revised waiver has been conditionally approved to require fewer assessments at each grade level this year, per the below schedule. In addition, the ELA and math assessments have been shortened and will take less time to complete this year.

  • Grade 3: ELA
  • Grade 4: Math
  • Grade 5: Science
  • Grade 6: ELA
  • Grade 7: ELA and Math
  • Grade 8: Math and Science
  • Grade 11: ELA and Math
State assessments cannot be administered remotely due to the need to maintain security and provide accessibility supports to students where applicable. All participating students, including those in the LO Online program, must be assessed by trained district staff in a secure environment such as a school building. Any parent who does not wish their student to take these assessments is asked to notify the school using Oregon’s legislated processes:
  • ELA and/or math (grades 3, 4, 6–8 and 11): submit the state opt-out form to your child’s school. The form is available on the State Assessments page of the District website.
  • Science (grades 5 and 8 only): submit a written request for exemption to your child’s school (email or US mail).
Each school will determine its own testing schedule and logistics. Parents of LO Online students will be contacted with additional information. Please let your student’s school know if you have questions.

New Quarantine Rules for School

Clackamas County Public Health has issued new guidance that supersedes all previous requirements regarding quarantining and schools. Following is a summary of the new quarantine requirements effective for new cases starting April 12, 2021. Questions may be directed to COVIDschoolliaison@clackamas.us.


A person who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to ISOLATE for 10 days (and be fever-free for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving).


Close contacts of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to QUARANTINE for 10 to 14 days depending on where the exposure occurred. A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of the infected person for more than 15 cumulative minutes in 24 hours.


  1. A 14-day quarantine will now be required for high-risk exposures in school related settings: Such settings include sports practice, games and travel, certain extracurricular activities, and social gatherings.

    1. Individuals who live in the same household as someone who tests positive for COVID-19 are required to quarantine for 14 days.


  1. A minimum of 10-day quarantine will be required for controlled, low-risk settings: Such settings include classrooms and buses. Individuals doing the minimum 10-day quarantine should continue to monitor themselves for symptoms during days 10-14. Individuals may choose to quarantine 14 days.


  1. Per public health authorities, testing out of quarantine will not be an option for Clackamas County. While the CDC presents a third option of ending quarantine 7 days post-exposure with a negative PCR-test on day 5 or later, local public health authorities are ultimately responsible for establishing local quarantine guidelines.


See the full message on the district website under District Nurse News or click here.

ParentVUE and Website History

The District has added a page to ParentVUE that allows parents to view a history of websites which their student visited using a District device over the past week. This is informational only and does not allow blocking of sites. To view this information, navigate to the Additional page using the options on the left of the screen, then click Parent Umbrella. For assistance, please watch this video or contact the school office.

LOSD CARES Upcoming Event

LOSD CARES presents Parenting in a Pandemic & Mental Health from a Local Parent's Perspective. Join our LOSD community and caregivers on Zoom for a virtual conversation with local Lake Oswego parent and speaker, Tara Rolstad. The event will be held on May 12th @ 11:30 AM over Zoom.


Tara Roldstad's website: http://tararolstad.com/

LOSD CARES website: www.losdschools.org/Page/8011

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Erin's Law Lessons

What Is Erin’s Law?

In 2015, the Oregon legislature passed SB 856, also known as Erin’s Law. Erin’s Law requires the development and adoption of child sexual abuse prevention programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade ​in all Oregon public schools.

SB 856 mandates that all Oregon Public Schools provide:

  • A minimum of 4 instructional sessions (equal to or greater than a standard class period) of sex abuse prevention instruction per year for grades kindergarten through 12

  • Sexual abuse instruction that is integrated and part of required district comprehensive sexuality education plan and is aligned with state standards

  • Instruction that is age appropriate, medically accurate, and is not shame or fear based

  • Instruction that is culturally inclusive and is responsive to diverse students including race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation

  • A parental involvement component to inform parents about child sexual abuse topics

  • A professional training component for administrators, teachers and other school personnel

Resources:


Elementary teachers will begin these lessons in April. Look for specific communication from your child’s teacher.

Wednesday Workshops for LOSD Elementary Students

Through a partnership with the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, LOSD is offering Wednesday Workshops enrichment classes to create more connection experiences for our LOSD elementary students. Classes are free of charge.


Wednesdays, Apr. 21- May 26

10- 11:00 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.


Please click here to go to the Wednesday Workshops landing page on the LOSD website for more information and to register for a class.

Regular Announcements

Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

This Week's Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

Week of April 19

  • Kindergarten / 1st Grade - Social Studies
  • 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade - No lessons
  • 4th Grade / 5th Grade - Science

1 asynchronous lesson posted per day, posted at 8 AM in Google Classroom

Yearlong Subject Rotation Schedule

Google Classroom Codes


*Asynchronous Great Body Shop lessons have been completed and our more sensitive health lessons will shift into the classroom. These four Erin's law lessons will be completed in the classroom with the homeroom teacher and school staff.

Grab & Go Meals Distribution Schedule

In-Person

LOSD is providing free packaged breakfasts and lunches for all students who choose to participate. Each in-person class session, your child's teacher will take a lunch count. Students indicate if they want a Grab&Go meal, which will the be delivered to the classroom prior to dismissal.


LO Online

LO Online students can pick up meals at Lake Oswego High School or Lakeridge High School on Mondays and Thursdays @ 11:45 - 12:45.


For more information, please visit https://www.losdschools.org/Page/141

Library Books

Book Delivery to the Classroom and Curbside Pickup

The Forest Hills Library is excited to announce that students at school who have requested library books will have them delivered to their classroom every Friday. For LO Online students, curbside pickup will continue, but will be moving to Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.


Students are still able to request books from the Destiny Discover library catalog. Holds must be made by noon the day before delivery.

Grade Level Lunch Bunches

Ms. Drimmel, our Counselor, will be providing open grade level lunch bunches. Please find the schedule below and let your students know they can log on to see friends, engage in SEL themed activities or just check in to say hello :) Students can find the link to my zoom room on my clever page, in my google classroom or here : Mrs. Drimmel's Zoom Room


Mondays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | Kindergarten Lunch Bunch

Mondays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 1st Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | 2nd Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 3rd Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | 4th Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 5th Grade Lunch Bunch

iLab Office Hours

Every Monday from 11:00 to 11:30, Ms. Jordan has iLab office hours. Anyone can join her Zoom room during that time to ask questions or get help with iLab. Ms. Jordan's Zoom link can be found in Clever.

Zoom issues? Call the Front Office

Just a reminder that you are always welcome to call the front office if you need help with Zoom. Call 503-534-2350 to speak with Nicole or Wende if there are any issues getting onto a Zoom meeting.

Reporting Student Absences

If your child will not be attending school for any reason, please call the school’s attendance phone number, or email the attendance email address. If your child is ill, please indicate the illness symptoms.


Forest Hills
503-534-2350 (main office number)
fhattendance@loswego.k12.or.us

Mystery Science

If you are unable to purchase or have limited access, we have a limited amount of science supplies that are available to you from the Lake Oswego School District. This is based on need, not convenience: Science Materials Request Form


The bags will contain all of the materials needed for the lab work in the Mystery Science unit. Please select the school and grade level for your student. Supply bags can be picked up at your school. Office staff will help you to get your lab supplies. No names or email addresses will be collected in this request form.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

LOSD is pleased to offer online registration through its parent portal, ParentVUE (contact your resident school for help with logging in). See the Registration & Verification page of the LOSD website for guidance. Students who are currently attending LOSD during the 2020-21 school year do NOT need to register for the 2021-22 school year.

Kindergarten Registration Open

Registration for kindergarteners, and all students who are new to LOSD, is now open online on the district website enrollment page.


An informational video, Kindergarten Counts, is available at each elementary school website Kindergarten Counts will provide parents and guardians an opportunity to meet the principal and kindergarten teachers. You will learn about several upcoming opportunities for your new student between now and the first day of school.


Plan to register and attend Kindergarten Counts at your student's resident elementary school. Visit losdschools.org to verify. LOSD welcomes kindergarteners who will be five years old by Sept. 1.

Stay in Touch with the PTO

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