The Current

February 22, 2019

In this Message:

  • School Board Meeting – February 25
  • Talented and Gifted Advisory Committee Meeting – February 26
  • Elementary Task Force Meeting – February 26
  • LOSD Facebook Page
  • Special Services Parent Action Committee Presents IEP 2.0
  • Now Accepting Applications for Foundation Board of Directors
  • Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1
  • Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application Available on Website
  • LOJ Freezing Sailors Polar Plunge
  • Junior Windjammer Camp
  • Sister City Host Families Needed
  • LO Girls on the Run Registration
  • Partnership with SMART
  • "Listening to Young People" Conversation Night
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

School Board Meeting – February 25

Monday, February 25, 2019

Executive Session – 5:15 p.m.

Contract Review Board – appx. 5:30 p.m. (immediately following Executive Session)

Regular Session – appx. 6:00 p.m. (immediately following Contract Review Board)

District Administration Building – Boardroom

2455 Country Club Road; LO


1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Consider Employment of Staff – ORS 192.660(2)(a)

3.0 Adjournment

II. CONTRACT REVIEW BOARD – Immediately following Executive Session (appx. 5:30 p.m.)

1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Hallinan Classroom Remodel Contract (Action) Mr. Ketzler

3.0 Delegated Authority Resolution (Info) Mr. Ketzler

4.0 Uplands Renovation GMP Amendment (Action) Mr. Vandenberg

5.0 Adjournment

III. SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Contract Review Board (appx. 6:00)





4.1 Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton

4.2 Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Barman

· January 28, 2019 – Executive Session/Contract Review Board/Regular Session

4.3 Contract Nonrenewal-Temporary Teachers/Administrator/Director (Action) Dr. Atherton

4.4 Contract Renewal-Probationary Teachers/Administrators (Action) Dr. Atherton

4.5 Contract Renewal-Contract Teachers/Administrators (Action) Dr. Atherton

4.6 Contract Renewal-Directors/Specialists/Confidentials (Action) Dr. Atherton

4.7 Policy IKF-AR – Graduation Requirements (Action) Dr. Schiele

4.8 Policy JHFF – Reporting Requirements Regarding Sexual Conduct w/Students (Action) Dr. Atherton


5.1 December Financial Report (Info) Mr. Ketzler


6.1 Local Option Ballot Language (Action) Dr. Musick

6.2 Pool Update (Info) Mr. Bailey/Mr. Ballard

6.3 SSPAC and SpEd Audit Update (Info) Mr. Tomblin

6.4 PACE Insurance Program Joinder to Trust (Action) Mr. Ketzler

6.5 Lakeridge High School Food Truck (Action) Mr. Ketzler

6.6 Classified Employee Week (Action) Chair Barman

6.7 Policy IKAB-AR – Student Progress Reporting to Parents (1st Reading) Dr. Schiele

6.8 Policy IKF – Graduation Requirements (1st Reading) Dr. Schiele

6.9 Policy GBC – Staff Ethics (1st Reading) Mr. Ketzler

6.10 Policy JOA – Directory Information** (1st Reading) Ms. Moses

6.11 Employment of Staff (Action) Chair Barman

6.12 Other Business (Info) Chair Barman



Talented and Gifted Advisory Committee Meeting – February 26

February 26 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Lake Oswego School District Office – Boardroom

2455 Country Club Road; LO


1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Group Norms

3. TAG Action Committee Charter

4. Program Update: Past, Present, Future

5. Next Steps

6. Meeting Dates, Times, and Frequency

Elementary Task Force Meeting – February 26

February 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Lake Oswego School District – Staff Development Room

2477 Country Club Road; LO

LOSD Facebook Page

The time has come....Lake Oswego School District OFFICIALLY has a Facebook page. We are thrilled to be able to show parents and community members just a small snapshot of what goes on in our District.

Our website,, remains the primary source for news and information about Lake Oswego School District, but our Facebook page will provide yet another avenue for those who wish to stay connected to the events and initiatives taking place in our schools. Thanks for being a part of our community!

Be sure to check out and "like" and share our page to stay up to date on all ten LOSD schools, upcoming events, activities, fun, and more!

Special Services Parent Action Committee Presents IEP 2.0

Tuesday, March 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Staff Development Room at Lake Oswego High School

2501 Country Club Road; LO

You hear a lot about inclusion, but what is it really? Is your child truly in the least restrictive environment (LRE)? This program is for parents and caregivers who have been through the IEP process, but want to step up their advocacy. You are an integral part of the IEP team. Make sure you know what you're doing. Join us as SSPAC partners with FACT Oregon for "IEP: 2.0". Feel free to bring your own IEP so you can follow along and ask the questions you've always wanted to ask.

Please note that the Staff Development Room is not in the main LOHS building, but is between the high school and swimming pool.

Now Accepting Applications for Foundation Board of Directors

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to advancing our community's commitment to educational excellence? If so, please consider applying for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is seeking parents, guardians and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation, the School District and the Lake Oswego community.

The term for new board members will begin in June 2019. Board members commit to a two-year term, and may serve up to three terms on the Foundation. The attached application provides more information on what is expected of board members.

Interested people should submit applications by Friday, March 1, 2019. The Foundation's nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in March. Please send your completed application via email to or mail it to Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, PO Box 70, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Kindergarten Registration – Deadline May 1

  • Lottery Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Lottery Tier 1: Siblings currently attending the same resident school will be given priority and will not go into the lottery but MUST register by the May 1 deadline
  • Lottery Tier 2: Age-eligible registrations received by May 1, 2019
  • Lottery Tier 3: All registrations (including sibling and early admission) received after May 1, 2019, are subject to availability
  • Lottery Date: May 8, 2019
  • Lottery Notification Date: May 10, 2019

Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application Available on Website

The Spanish Immersion Kindergarten Application for 2019-2020 has been posted on the District website.

The deadline to apply is February 22 at 3:30 p.m.

Important Spanish Immersion Kindergarten dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Application Now Available
  • Application Deadline: February 22, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.
  • Lottery Date: February 27, 2019
  • Lottery Notification: March 1, 2019

LOJ Freezing Sailors Polar Plunge

In February LOJ's Freezing Sailors will be taking the chilly POLAR PLUNGE in the Columbia River to support the 14,000+ participants of Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR). Each year the athletes of SOOR train and compete their hardest, giving it their all, and being brave in the attempt.

Lake Oswego Junior High has formed a team to bring awareness and raise money for Special Olympics.

We invite you to support the team and help the Portland Polar Plunge reach its goal.

Click here to donate.

Junior Windjammer Camp

The Lake Oswego High School Windjammers choir presents a day of fun and music for kids in grades K through 5! Sign up to hang out with the Windjammers and learn a song and dance routine on Saturday morning to perform with the choir during their Variety Show on Saturday, March 9!

Sign up soon as there are a limited number of spots available. Registration is required.

Registration is $40 and includes a t-shirt, snack, and free ticket to the show.

Register online here.

Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School Choir Room

2501 Country Club Drive; LO

Sister City Host Families Needed

In March, the City of Lake Oswego will welcome Japanese middle-school students visiting from our sister city, Yoshikawa, Japan. The students will enjoy a week-long visit which will include time learning about local government, spending time with our students at Lake Oswego Junior High and enjoying our community with their host families.

Spending time with their American host families is surely a delight for each of the visiting students. Portland Educational Tour Center is seeking 17 families interested in hosting a student during their stay, between Friday, March 29 and Thursday, April 4. A per diem is available to each host family.

If you are interested, please contact Toshiko Morrow at 503-221-6132 or email at

LO Girls on the Run Registration

Attention parents of girls in grades 3 – 5. Registration is now open for Girls on the Run, a non-profit program that inspires 3 – 5 grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The girls meet twice a week, March through May, to explore the curriculum and train to run a celebratory 5k. Girls on the Run is not a racing program. It is about bringing a positive attitude, taking care of ourselves, setting goals, supporting community, and reaching a goal together! Forest Hills and Oak Creek will each have a team of 15 girls that will practice Monday and Wednesday right after school for 90 minutes.

Learn more and register your girl now at

Partnership with SMART

Oak Creek Elementary is excited to partner with SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), the nationally-recognized Oregon nonprofit providing one-on-one reading support and books to keep to PreK through third-grade kids. Over the past 26 years, SMART has paired more than 134,000 volunteers with 211,000 kids to build reading motivation, self-confidence, and foster a lifelong love of reading.

The SMART program at Oak Creek Elementary is the first in the Lake Oswego School District. SMART focuses on partnering with Oregon schools that have a high proportion of historically underserved kids. While Lake Oswego is affluent compared to much of the state, Oak Creek is designated as a Title I school, serving a high proportion of students from economically disadvantaged households.

Focused on getting kids excited about books and reading, SMART will serve 25 kindergarten students at Oak Creek this year and more than 11,000 across the state. We hope you will consider making a gift to support the program at Oak Creek and schools across Oregon. A gift of just $40 provides a year’s worth of books for a child in SMART to keep and build their personal library, and a gift of $325 provides a full year of SMART for one child. Visit or call 971-634-1634 to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of Oregon kids.

"Listening to Young People" Conversation Night

When: May 1, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: River Grove Elementary School, 5850 McEwan Road; LO

Who is invited: All Lake Oswego community members

*Childcare and food will be provided

What does it look like when adults really listen to young people? Cultural beliefs about young people perpetuate myths that cause harm, especially when combined with laws that control their physical and emotional autonomy and limit their ability to participate in public life. Young people experiencing marginalization for any reason—race, gender, sexuality, ability—also have the added layer of not being taken seriously because of their age, yet the history of social justice movements in the United States is deeply connected to young people’s agency, autonomy, and power. Join Oregon Humanities Conversation Project facilitator Emily Squires, and the River Grove Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team for a conversation that asks folks to explore their own beliefs about what it means to be young, and to reflect on their individual relationship to power as it relates to age.

Website link:

Weather Emergency Communications

Winter is here, please review the emergency communications page of our district website which can be found here. The District has a new Twitter account which will be used for emergency communications. Please follow @LOSD_Proud for the fastest way to receive all urgent notifications.


If parents are ever concerned about a student’s well-being, feel free to reach out to your principal. It is important to keep your lines of communication open and maintain strong partnerships between students, families, staff, and other resources.

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

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

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What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School offers enrichment and athletic programs and activities for students of all ages, including robotics, STEM, arts, language, and theater.

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