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June 10, 2020

The yearbooks are here!

Yearbooks arrived yesterday and we are eager to get them into kids' hands. They will be available for pickup from 1pm until 3pm on Friday, June 12th. Here are the details:

1. You will stay in your car.

2. When you pull up to the curb in the bus lane, a yearbook distribution helper (wearing a mask and maintaining social distance) will ask for your name and the name of the student(s) you are picking up yearbooks for. We will record this on our list.

3. You will pull forward to receive your yearbook(s).

*Eighth graders or students departing LMS may also drop off textbooks or chromebooks with staff.

**Locker pickup and lost and found items will also be available at this time for a final pickup opportunity. Please let the first person you speak to know you need to pickup these items as well.

NOTE: We recognize this is a short window of time that may not work for everyone. If you cannot come in person, you may have a friend pick up your child's yearbook to deliver to you. They will need to give your child's name and their name as the designated pickup person. Unclaimed yearbooks will be held over the summer and delivered to students when we return in the fall.

Celebrating our 8th Graders

What fun to see so many of you last week at our 8th Grade Clap Out and Turn in event. Thanks to our Parent Club photographer, Heather Wick, for capturing great images of kids at the event. You can find and download your child's photo in the google drive linked below.
8th Grade Celebration and Farewell

Final Locker Pickup opportunity!

Thanks everyone who attended our previous locker pickups. If you could not attend on one of the designated days, the final opportunity is this Friday, June 12th from 1-3PM.

  • 6th/7th grade - Keep your Chromebook and charger and textbooks over the summer.

  • 8th grade - Return all textbooks, library books and your Chromebook and charger on June 4th.

  • Any 6th/7th student not returning to LMS for next year will return textbooks, Chromebook and charger on June 4th.

Year end info for current 6th and 7th Graders

6th and 7th Graders who are returning to LMS next year:

Thanks for all your hard work this year. Keep your chromebook and charger along with your textbooks over the summer. We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes.

Students not returning to LMS next year:

Thanks for being part of our learning community. Please turn in all your materials (chromebooks, chargers, and textbooks) on June 12th from 1-3pm.

Summer Office Hours

The LMS Office will close after Friday, June 12th for summer break. Our office will re-open on August 3rd in a manner consistent with the guidelines in place from the state and district at that time. In the meantime, office staff will be periodically checking emails and voicemails, and administrators will be available via email/phone by appointment. Contact info is included for your convenience below. Most current information will be available on our school website. Watch for a re-launch of our regular communications beginning in August.

Office phone number: 503-534-2343

Principal: Dr. Schultz 503-534-2344, email

Assistant Principal: Ms. Knapp 503-534-2485, email

Spanish Immersion Transportation

Parents of students in the Spanish Immersion program: Here is a tentative update to the Immersion shuttle information so you can begin to plan for the fall. Please recognize that all of this is draft planning, as we wait for more information on plans for reopening schools. For example, if we can only have a limited number of students per bus route in the fall, then we may need to revise this plan.

For now we're planning to have the following 4 stops on the Northside of the Lake.

  1. Lake Oswego Church of Christ (Country Club & Knaus Rd)
  2. Carmen and Fosberg
  3. Melrose Dr & Westlake Dr
  4. Oakridge & Waluga or West Waluga Park Entrance

Routine and Repeated Reminders

Lost and Found

Here's what we've found. Let us know if you see something that is yours by emailing Ms. Easterly at Unclaimed items will be donated after Friday, June 12th.

Resources for Parents

As a school and district, we are committed to actively contributing to the healing and repair that is desperately needed in response to systemic racism. We strive to be a safe and inclusive community, which means we must disrupt racism and support our Black and African American students and families, as well as our community of color, and all members of our community. We have appreciated the partnership of parents during distance learning and as it concludes this week, we know there are critical conversations still to be had and much to be learned in the days and weeks ahead. As we all continue to learn our way forward, we hope for peace and safety for all, we watch for opportunities to listen and learn, we take action for positive change, and we trust that our future will be brighter than our past if we all work to build it together. Parents play the most important role in shaping their children's lives. We have included here some resources for you, should you need or want them. Thank you for the important role you play in the life of your child and the future of our community and world.

Let's Talk! Discussing Race, Racism, and other Difficult Topics with Students

Sojourners - For Our White Friends Desiring To Be Allies

Education Post - teachers dismantling racial oppression

Teaching Tolerance - all educators civil responsibility

What is Empathetic Listening?

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

It's Never Too Young to Talk about Race and Gender

NPR Audio: Talking Race with Young Children

End of Year Recognition & Awards

We're looking forward to recognizing our students' achievements and accomplishments this year. We are so proud of all our students have done this year and all the ways they have grown. Even though we can't have our typical awards assembly, we'll be sending recognition certificates and publishing information about our various awards soon.

Food Services

LOSD is able to extend its grab-and-go meal service for all students through June 29. The pickup schedule will remain Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Lake Grove, Lake Oswego, Lakeridge Middle and Lakeridge High Schools through June 10. After that day, starting Monday, June 15, grab-and-go meals can be picked up once a week on Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., from one location at Lake Oswego High School. Students will be able to pick up to five days of meals on this single day.

More details here.

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