Falcon News

Forest Hills Elementary

September 18, 2020

Upcoming Dates

SEPTEMBER

TODAY, Friday 18 | Last day to verify student information in ParentVUE*

Thursday 24 | PLC Thursday Schedule

  • AM Cohort students will meet from 8:00 to 10:25 AM
  • PM Cohort students will meet from 1:05 to 3:30 PM
  • Specials schedule does not change

Thursday 24 | Forest Hills Back to School Night*

  • Changed to asynchronous. Back to School Night presentations will be recorded.


OCTOBER

Thursday 1 | Technology Protection Payment Due*

Monday 5 @ 7:00 to 8:30 PM | LOSD Districtwide SAC Meeting

Friday 9 | Statewide Inservice / No School

Thursday 22 @ 7:00 PM | PTO General Meeting

Friday 30 | Early Dismissal

Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

This Week's Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

Week of September 21

  • Kindergarten / 1st Grade - Science
  • 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade - Social Studies
  • 4th Grade / 5th Grade - Health

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

Yearlong Subject Rotation Schedule

Google Classroom Codes

Action Required: Authenticate Student Zoom Account

If your student had difficulty joining a Zoom class any time this week, the issue may be that the student Zoom account has not yet been authenticated. Students need to log in to the Zoom app to authenticate their Zoom account. They will only need to do this once.


Chromebook Logging in to Zoom App Walkthrough VIDEO

iPad Logging in to Zoom App Walkthrough VIDEO

Help Us Keep Zoom Humming

Help keep Zoom sessions humming by creating a calm and quiet work space away from distractions and noise. Headphones help minimize feedback and other noises, especially if more than one child is sharing a learning space.

Back to School Night Change

Back to school night is an event for principals and teachers to welcome you back to school, introduce ourselves, and present key information for the year. We want to keep the intention of it., but change the delivery method to be more fitting with the times. Due to recent issues with hosting large events on Zoom, we will instead package this year's Back to School Night in a video for you to watch in the comfort of your own home and at a time you find most convenient. On Thursday, September 24, you will receive an email from your student's teacher with a video from me on behalf of the entire school and a video from your student's teacher. As always, teachers are available for private follow up.

Counselor Corner

Dearest Forest Hills Families,


This month through our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons, I will be introducing the virtue of Courage. As a school community, we will be examining how Courage looks, sounds, and feels. Students will be encouraged to be courageous while learning how to conquer things that might frighten or scare them. Children need reassurance that fear is a natural feeling and to help them understand that it is okay to feel scared and afraid. Courage isn’t fearlessness, but instead, it is our ability to choose the right thing even when we are scared.'


The definition students will be learning this month for Courage is: To choose what is good, right, and kind even when it is hard or scary!


For your reference, here are links for extension activities if you would like to explore COURAGE further as a family:


K-2 Courage Parent Letter 3-5 Courage Parent Letter


Asynchronous SEL lessons will be available to students weekly by 8 a.m. each Monday morning. Students may complete these supplementary lessons at their convenience any time throughout the week. Students will find their grade level lessons in their respective Google


Classroom:


Sincerely,


Hayley Drimmel

School Counselor

Forest Hills Elementary

Science Resources for Parents

Mr. Zurcher has created a parent resource website to support science lessons. This site includes material lists. Note that you may substitute materials as necessary. The link to this site is also include on the bottom of this newsletter under Helpful Links. As a reminder, science lessons are posted in Google Classrooms on a rotating basis.


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. https://forms.gle/ed89o7pum2JatXZf9

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

LOSD took a step up in celebrating our diversity and unity this week with the marking of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15. This tradition started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. During this month we recognize the amazing contributions Latinos and Latinas have made in our country. Following are few readings and resources to enjoy with your children.


Colorin Colorado

Teaching Tolerance

Hispanic Heritage Month Resources For Parents, Teachers & Kids

Celebrating Latino Culture With Our Kids


We plan to bring attention each month to cultures, heritages and initiatives and continue our broader focus on inclusion through the work of the board-appointed Diversity Equity, Inclusion & Access Committee and the work of our Equity and Family Engagement TOSA, Teresa Sanchez. We encourage everyone to feel empowered to be engaged in these discussions.

Register for the School Bus

In preparation for our students being able to attend school in person, we need to be ready to provide bus transportation for all students who need it. We are encouraging families to walk, bike or carpool, when possible. If you think your LOSD student will need to take the bus to or from school at any time during the 2020-2021 school year, please register them now.


Click here to register for bus transportation for 2020-21 school year.


Registration will remain open for the next two weeks, until Monday, Oct. 5, before begin determining exact bus routes. The sooner people register, the fewer route changes need to be made once bus service begins. Thank you in advance for your prompt response in this essential preparation for onsite school.

School Advisory Council Openings

Forest Hills has positions open for the School Advisory Council. Committee members are appointed to serve two-year terms, 2020-2022. If you are interested, please complete and submit the attached application to the chair of the committee listed below by Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. Applications will be reviewed, and recommendations sent to the School Board for appointments.

PTO Registration

The PTO is ready to help our students and families stay connected! The PTO has no fees or dues this year, but we’d still love for Falcon families to register!

PTO Registration

Click here to register with the Forest Hills PTO. Registration is free!

PTO General Meetings

All PTO General Meetings will be virtual @ 7pm - A link will be emailed the week of the meeting - Hope you can join us!

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Stay in Touch with the PTO

Stay in touch with the PTO on social media!

Instagram #foresthills.pto

https://www.instagram.com/foresthills.pto/

Facebook Forest Hills Elementary PTO

https://www.facebook.com/LOSDForestHillsPTO

Getting Started Tech Support

Tech Information Sessions

LOSD hosted two Tech Information Sessions covering the “how tos'' for getting started with distance learning. The session recordings and presentations are posted on the district site under Resources/Tech Support for Families.


Tech Support Ticket

A majority of tech concerns can be resolved by submitting a Tech Support ticket -- the link is on all school and district homepages for easy access to help with passwords, log-ins, hardware fixes, etc.


Google Classroom Guardianship

By now all parents and guardians should have received an email requesting you to accept guardianship of your student's Google Classroom. If you need assistance with this request, please submit a request through the Tech Support button. Note: accepting guardianship simply gives you the option of selecting how often you would like to receive summaries (weekly, daily, or no summary) of your student's Google Classroom activity. Only student accounts have access to Google Classroom.

Technology Protection Payment Methods

Technology Protection Payment Methods


If you have decided to insure your device, please see the following methods of payment:


Online payment through community schools

https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register/207-6753


Check: Please put your child’s name and school in the memo area of the check and mail to:

LOSD Office c/o: Kim Wagner

2455 Country Club Road, PO Box 70

Lake Oswego, OR 90734


Fee Waiver: https://www.losdschools.org/domain/1838 mail to:

LOSD Office c/o: Kim Wagner

2455 Country Club Road, PO Box 70

Lake Oswego, OR 90734


Payment is due by October 1, 2020, to insure your child’s device.

New Meal Service

LOSD Grab & Go meal service -- free to all children -- will resume its regular pick up schedule next week. Breakfast and lunch meals can be picked up on Mondays and Wednesdays at the following locations:

  • Lake Grove Elementary, 11 a.m. - 12 pm.

  • River Grove Elementary, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Lake Oswego High School, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

  • Lakeridge High School, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


Meals should be picked up at the school site located closest to you. Children may participate in one or both days of the week; they may pick up 2 days of meals on Mondays and 3 days of meals on Wednesdays. Face coverings are required at pickups.

Verify Student Info by September 18

If you haven't already, take a few moments to verify your student's information for the 2020-21 school year. This is required. Login to ParentVUE and review/update your student's 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 contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.

  • Allowing parents to review the health conditions on file at your student’s school.

  • Enabling distribution of electronic devices covered by the district's Technology Agreement.


The verification window closes September 18, 2020.


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 the school. For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website or contact the school.


For help, email Wende Milner (wende.milner@loswego.or.us) or Nicole Merino (nicole.merino@loswego.k12.or.us)