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LOSD News • December 6, 2019

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Student Success Act: Your Survey Feedback

Bond: Lakeridge Middle School Taking Shape

Bond: Pool Considerations

English Language Learner Parent Meeting

Weather Event Communications

Standard Response Protocol: Say Hello!

Seeking Student Nominees for SASEE Award

Rotary Needs Host Family for Exchange Student at Lake Oswego High

School-Related Info:

  • Lakeridge High School Bazaar
  • Lakeridge Middle School Musical
Community Info:
  • Holiday Concert: Tis the Season of Soul
  • Hope Sparrow Holiday Share
  • Winter Camps at Environmental Learning Center
  • 15th Annual Preschool Forum

Regular Reminders:

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  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

Message from the Superintendent

December is always a busy month, and that is proving to be truer than true in LOSD! We are working on many improvement efforts, including but not limited to progressing on bond-related school enhancements, developing academic and intervention plans, determining social emotional learning curriculum, enhancing Response to Intervention, implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, aligning our systems and support across schools, and much more. These are only a few of the many endeavors underway, with each of them inviting input from stakeholders.

In LOSD, we are committed to the academic and emotional health and wellbeing of our students, families and school district. Our outstanding educators, school leaders and district team are working hard to continue to improve our efforts, and to support students holistically, so that our students can be the best version of themselves for life.

Student Success Act: Your Survey Feedback

As part of our requirements to receive grant funding from the Student Success Act, LOSD conducted a needs assessment survey with the Lake Oswego community last month. We were thrilled to hear from more than 3,000 student, teacher, parent, and community voices.

What you shared as the greatest areas of need:

  • Address and support student mental health

  • Increase options for alternative pathways

  • Increase diversity and adopt culturally responsive pedagogy and curriculum

  • Support differentiation and SPED students

  • Adjust the schedule to support student mental health

  • Decrease class size

Please click here for a complete summary of your feedback.

More about SSA: In May, the Oregon Legislature and the Governor signed the Student Success Act (HB 3427). The new law provides funding, in the form of a grant, to all Oregon schools. The funds must be used to increase student outcomes by addressing five specific areas of importance: reducing academic disparities, meeting students’ mental and/or behavioral health needs, providing equitable access to academic courses, allowing teachers and staff sufficient time to collaborate and review student data and develop strategies to support all students, and establishing strong partnerships for student achievement.

Bond: Lakeridge Middle School Taking Shape

"Even better than expected!" was the sentiment of Bond Accountability Committee (BAC) members who toured the construction developments at the new Lakeridge Middle School site this week. BAC is a citizen accountability committee formed to assist in monitoring the planning and progress of LOSD's bond program relative to voter-approved work scope, schedule and budget objectives.

Click here to learn more about BAC and the latest bond developments.

Bond: Pool Considerations

LOSD and the design team from pool architecture firm Opsis shared several different pool options at the School Board work session Monday. Each option included the needs assessment; conceptual one-time capital costs and annual operating and maintenance costs; revenue potential; and opportunity gains and losses. The team also presented possible site considerations.

The LOSD Administration and School Board are reviewing all options based on the most equitable and fiscally responsible use of funds to ensure the greatest opportunity for each and every student in our care.

Click here to view the presentation from the school board work session.

The City of Lake Oswego is expected to discuss the pool and potential partnership at its upcoming City Council meeting on Dec. 17. Upon further direction from that meeting, major user groups -- including but not limited to swimming, water polo, golf, tennis, indoor and outdoor youth and adult sports, pickleball and water-water pool users -- will be invited to give testimony and provide feedback on the benefits and trade-offs that LOSD and the City face considering financial considerations.

English Language Learner Parent Meeting

Is your student an English Language (EL) learner? Please join us for an EL Parent Group Meeting.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Lakeridge High School Rotunda

We will be sharing information about the EL learner identification process, the EL learning program, and the Oregon EL assessment. The meeting is hosted by LOSD Executive Director, Patrick Tomblin, and the EL Development staff.

Translations below are provided by Google Translate and may not be exactly accurate. Please email Ewa Campbell at for questions




您的学生是英语学习者吗?请于2019年12月11日星期三参加我们的EL家长小组会议。我们将于6:30 PM到8:00 PM在Lakeridge高中的圆形大厅开会。我们将分享有关英语学习者识别过程,英语学习计划和俄勒冈州英语语言评估的信息。这次会议由奥斯威戈湖学区执行董事Patrick Tomblin和英语语言开发人员主持。


영어 (EL) 학부모 회의


학생이 영어 학습자입니까? EL 학부모 그룹 회의를 위해 2019 년 12 월 11 일 수요일에 참여하십시오. Lakeridge High School의 Rotunda에서 오후 6시 30 분부터 오후 8 시까 지 만납니다. 우리는 영어 학습자 식별 과정, 영어 학습 프로그램 및 오레곤 영어 평가에 대한 정보를 공유 할 것입니다. 이 회의는 레이크 오스 웨고 교육구 상무 이사 Patrick Tomblin과 영어 개발 직원이 주최합니다.


اللغة الإنجليزية (EL) اجتماع الوالدين


هل الطالب طالب تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية؟ يرجى الانضمام إلينا يوم الأربعاء 11 ديسمبر 2019 لحضور اجتماع EL Parent Group. سنلتقي

في Rotunda في Lakeridge High School من الساعة 6:30 مساءً وحتى 8:00 مساءً. سنقوم بمشاركة المعلومات حول عملية تحديد هوية المتعلم باللغة الإنجليزية وبرنامج تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية وتقييم اللغة الإنجليزية في ولاية أوريغون. يستضيف الاجتماع باتريك تومبلين المدير التنفيذي لمدرسة مقاطعة ليك أوسويغو وموظفي تطوير اللغة الإنجليزية




¿Es su estudiante un aprendiz de inglés? Únase a nosotros el miércoles 11 de diciembre de 2019 para una reunión de grupo de padres EL. Nos reuniremos en la Rotonda en Lakeridge High School de 6:30 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. Vamos a compartir información sobre el proceso de identificación de aprendices de inglés, el programa de aprendizaje de inglés y la evaluación del idioma inglés de Oregon. La reunión es organizada por el Director Ejecutivo del Distrito Escolar de Lake Oswego, Patrick Tomblin, y el personal de Desarrollo del Idioma Inglés.




あなたの学生は英語学習者ですか? 2019年12月11日水曜日に、EL親グループミーティングにご参加ください。午後6時30分から午後8時まで、レイクリッジ高校のロタンダで集まります。英語学習者の識別プロセス、英語学習プログラム、オレゴン州の英語評価に関する情報を共有します。会議は、オスウィーゴ湖学区事務局長のパトリック・トムブリンと英語開発スタッフが主催します。

Weather Event Communications

As we edge closer to winter, please be sure to review the LOSD emergency communications page of our district website for information, including when and how you will be notified if we have a school closure or delay.

Standard Response Protocol: Say Hello!

In the event of weather-related and emergency incidents, LOSD uses a text-to-voice system that allows us to disseminate information to you as quickly as possible through multiple communication channels. Those channels include phone, text, email, and the LOSD app. The system also translates the message into your preferred language, as noted on your student's verification form.

Please note: the phone messages are voice activated. In other words, the system requires you to speak first to prompt the voice message. For example, say "hello" when answering your phone.

Seeking Student Nominees for SASEE Awards

Lake Oswego Rotary Club is seeking more student nominees for this year's SASEE Awards, which honor service above self in educational excellence.

Do you know an educator, support staff member, student or citizen who demonstrates a commitment to education through work, projects and activities that emphasize "service above self?" LO Rotary Club wants to recognize and support the people who make education in Lake Oswego exceptional.

To nominate someone, go to Nominations close on Jan. 10, 2020.

LO Rotary Club awards thousands of dollars in cash and scholarships in several SASEE categories. In each case, SASEE Award recipients have the opportunity to “pay it forward” by passing their monetary award on to their school or project.

  • Teachers, administrators and support staff: $1,000 for their school or project
  • Students: $1,000 for their school or project
  • Citizens: $2,500 scholarships awarded in their names to students who also demonstrate "service above self"

Rotary Needs Host Family for Exchange Student at Lake Oswego High

The Rotary Club of Lake Oswego is seeking one family who would like to host an international exchange student for the second half of this school year (mid-January through end of school year). The exchange student is currently attending Lake Oswego High School.

Host families are asked to provide meals, a bedroom and transportation to and from school. The Rotary Club provides the student with a monthly stipend for contingency expenses.

Interested families should contact Ken Jensen, the youth exchange officer for Rotary Club of Lake Oswego. Ken can be reached at or by calling 503-819-4448.

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Lakeridge High School Bazaar

Support senior grad night at the Lakeridge High School Holiday Bazaar!

Sunday, Dec. 8

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lakeridge High School

Admission is free!

Find the perfect holiday gift from one of the local vendors a the bazaar. Cash is preferred.

Lakeridge Middle School Musical

Come enjoy a performance from the talented students at Lakeridge Middle School as they present this enchanting modern classic! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and it features all of the memorable songs from the animated film plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

Dec. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7 p.m.

Dec. 21 at 1 p.m.

Lakeridge Middle School cafeteria

Click here to reserve your tickets today!

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Holiday Concert: Tis the Season of Soul

The City of Lake Oswego invites you to its holiday concert "Tis the Season of Soul." The concert features Billboard-charting saxophone sensation and Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee Patrick Lamb, as well as an opening number from Lakeridge High School Choir Company and Lake Oswego High School Choir Windjammers.

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School Auditorium

$22 for adults, $15 for youth (0-12 years)

Click here to purchase your tickets.

Concert proceeds benefit the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

Hope Sparrow Holiday-Share Event

Hope Sparrow Services is hosting its annual holiday-share event. Warm coats, toys and non-perishable goods for community residents are available for free while supplies last.

Monday, Dec. 9, 2019

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hope Community Church

14790 Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego

For more information, call (503) 635-4880 or go to the Community Services page of the Hope Sparrow website and fill out the contact form (

A special thanks to community partners who contribute each year to this effort! This year Lakeridge donated more than 120 coats to support the cause.

Winter Camps at Environmental Learning Center

Environmental Learning Center through Clackamas Community College is offering three-day camps over winter break for students in grades first through fifth.

Monday, Dec. 30, Thursday, Jan. 2 and Friday, Jan. 3

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City

Click here to register.

Scholarships and before and after care offered.

15th Annual Preschool Forum

Looking for a preschool your future LOSD student? Check out the 15th Annual Preschool Forum.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

6-8 p.m.

Christ Church, 1060 Chandler Rd., Lake Oswego

Meet representatives and caregivers from dozens of local schools to learn about different teaching philosophies and get a feel for the wide range of opportunities available in Lake Oswego and across the region. This event is co-sponsored by the Lake Oswego Mothers Club and Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation.

For more information, visit or contact Connie Harrell at

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Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

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


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