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LOSD News • April 24, 2020

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

A Week Full of Holidays

Tips for Motivating Students to Learn

Hunger Fighters Now Delivers

Love INC Providing Boxes of Supplies

LO Youth Advisory Recruitment

School Board Meeting

Long Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting

Bond Update: Hallinan Underway

Seeking Volunteers To Help Teach Computer Science

Foundation Board Applications Extended

Kindergarten Registration Due May 1

Be Sure to Wear Face Coverings at School Pickups

Distance Learning: A Sample Instructional Day

Distance Learning Resources

Tech Support & Devices

Meal Service for All Students in Need

Emergency Childcare

School Counselors Available for You

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Message from the Superintendent

I very much want to know how you are feeling and how you and your students are experiencing distance learning. I would appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete this “touch base” survey.


Distance Learning Survey for LOSD Families


We understand students having different experiences. Please note the second half of this survey is designed to provide feedback for each student in your care. It will help inform how we support you and our teachers and staff.


Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Tips for Motivating Students to Learn

LOSD behavior specialists have created a video about what parents can do to structure things differently at home to increase student's expectations to learn. The key is structuring homes to be conducive to learning.


When students get to school, the environment triggers the them to change their focus, understanding that there are different rules and expectations. School teachers benefit from these structures as it sets up the environment for learning.


Doing schoolwork with home rules and expectations may work for some students, but not for many more. When it's time for school at home, structuring things and setting new rules and expectations differently from typical home life may help.


Click here to watch the video and click here to read the tip sheet.

Hunger Fighters Now Delivers

Hunger Fighters Oregon has now launched its delivery program for homebound, immunocompromised and at-risk individuals and families in Lake Oswego.


Requests must be submitted by Thursday to receive a delivery of non-perishable groceries on Saturday. Visit the website and click the link to submit a request. www.hungerfightersoregon.org/delivery.html


Hunger Fighters will still continue to provide curbside pickup service on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Clients who pickup groceries will receive perishable items as well such as produce, bread, dairy or eggs. Hunger Fighters cannot currently provide such items to delivery clients, but it is working towards that goal.


Hunger Fighters is live on the Nike's "Give Your Best" platform! Nike employees who have already made a donation to Hunger Fighters can request a match by attaching their receipt, and employees who wish to make a new donation can find the organization on the Nike Give Your Best platform.

Love INC Providing Boxes of Supplies

During the Covid virus partners of Love INC of Clackamas County are providing “Love Does Boxes” of personal hygiene and cleaning supplies for families/individuals in need.


If you would like to request a box, please call (503) 650-0153. Leave a detailed message with your contact information, number in household and Love INC will return your call as soon as possible.

LO Youth Advisory Recruitment

The City Council seeks your help and cooperation in selecting its youth advisory members for the 2020-2021 school year. Positions are available to current sophomores and juniors who reside within the city limits of Lake Oswego.


There are seven positions available on five advisory boards including the Historic Resources Advisory Board, Library Advisory Board, Sustainability Advisory Board, Transportation Advisory Board, and Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Advisory Board.

Interested students should submit an application and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member from their school.


Applications can be submitted from April 20 through May 31 on the city website.


Interviews will be held on Thursday, June 11 or Saturday, June 13, with appointments made on July 7.

School Board Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting


Monday, April 27

Regular Session - 6:00 p.m.

Working Session - approx. 6:10 p.m.


See the full agenda and supporting materials here.


All board members and administrators will be participating in the meeting remotely. There will not be a public gathering in the LOSD Administration Board Room.


You can observe the meeting and listen to the discussion remotely in the same way you can with other board meetings. Simply click on the "View Live" link on losdschools.org. You can watch the meeting live or a recording afterwards.


If you wish to comment on an agenda item or another item not on the agenda, please submit your comments by Monday, April 27 at 12 p.m. to losdschoolboard@loswego.k12.or.us. IMPORTANT: Please type “4/27/20 Testimony” in the subject line and include your name in the body of the email. Names of patrons providing input will be read during the meeting and their written testimony will be posted online under the agenda item for which their testimony pertains to. All non-agenda item testimony will be posted online under agenda item 2.0. For testimony received after the 12:00 noon deadline, names of patrons will not be read during the meeting, however, testimony will be posted online at the conclusion of the meeting in accordance with the aforementioned procedures.


Thank you for your continued engagement and participation during our school closures.

Long Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting

All are welcome to attend virtually.


Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2020

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Please join the meeting from your computer by clicking here:
https://www.gotomeet.me/DebbieHansen1/long-range-facility-planning-meeting

Or, dial in using your phone:

+1 (646) 749-3122, Access Code: 484-300-661

Bond Update: Hallinan Underway

With campuses closed for the remainder of the school year, the LOSD Bond team is starting the facility improvement project at Hallinan Elementary early. It’s possible the work will be completed before staff and students return to school next fall.


Construction work is not expected to disrupt utility service or cause any significant traffic delays in the Hallinan neighborhood. We’ve set up a temporary fence around the work site for protection and safety.


The project includes seismic upgrades and building an Innovation Lab, currently where the garden and outdoor classroom are located. These existing features will be moved and rebuilt.


Please visit the bond page on losdschools.org for work plans and progress.

Seeking Volunteers To Help Teach Computer Science

LOSD is seeking volunteers for the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program. TEALS connects passionate volunteers from the technology industry with our teachers to team-teach computer science at both of our high schools.


Class sessions will occur during the first period of the day, on alternating days, allowing volunteers to "go to work" after volunteering. Volunteers typically work 1-2 times per week.


If you work in tech and would be interested in making a difference in our students’ future success, please contact Grace Waylen (grace@TEALSk12.org) or apply at Microsoft.com/TEALS. Please share this opportunity with technical industry professionals in your network who would be interested in making a difference in our students’ future success.

Foundation Board Applications Due Today

The Foundation is seeking parents/guardians, students and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Please click HERE to download. The application provides more information about being a board member.


Interested people should submit applications by Friday, Apr. 24, 2020. The nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews the week of April 27, 2020. Please send your completed application via email to woolfw@loswego.k12.or.us.

Kindergarten Registration Due May 1

If you have an incoming Kindergarten Student, please click here to register as soon as possible - the registration deadline is May 1.


  • On May 1st, any school that has more age-eligible registered kindergarten students than capacity will conduct a lottery.
  • Lottery Deadline: May 1, 2020.
  • Lottery Tier 1: Applicants with age-eligible 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, 2020.
  • Lottery Tier 3: All registrations (including sibling and early admission) received after May 1, 2020 are subject to availability.
  • Lottery Date: May 6, 2020.
  • Lottery Notification Date: May 8, 2020.
  • All enrollments not selected in the lottery or received after the May 1 cut off, whose school is at capacity, would then be automatically overflowed to other schools in the district.
  • Overflow schools won't be finalized until summer and we will notify families as soon as school assignments are determined.
  • Most families are enrolled and attend at their resident school and are not included in the lottery process.
  • Bus transportation will be provided for overflow students.
  • Early-admission candidates must be assessed and pass the approval process. Approved early-admission students will be placed at the end of the applicant list for placement in their resident school.
  • Any students who are overflowed for kindergarten will return to their home school for first grade.

Be Sure to Wear Face Coverings at School Pickups

With new guidance from the CDC, everyone involved in meal and device pickups, and other scheduled school visits, must wear face coverings.


Our LOSD nurses have created a "Do's and Don'ts of Cloth Face Coverings and Hand Hygiene" for your reference. Please click here or go to the Health Alert landing page for details.

Distance Learning Resources

New digital materials to support you and your students with distance learning can be found on Distance Learning Resources on losdschools.org, a new central location for resources, instructions and supports while schools are closed.


Included in the resources is a LOSD framework from the ODE guidance to help families know what to expect and how best to support your students and their teachers. Please click here for sample instructional days by grade level for students in LOSD.

Tech Support & Devices

Having trouble with your device? Please submit a help request ticket here or go onto losdschools.org if you run into any technology concerns.


Having trouble with student user names and/or passwords? Your school library tech can help -- please click here for their emails.


In need of an instructional device for your student? Please email info@loswego.k12.or.us.

Meal Service for All Students in Need

LOSD is providing free meal service for all students in need -- no sign-up required. The “grab and go” meals are available for pick up every Monday and Wednesday, between 10:30-11:30 a.m., at any one of the following four schools:

  • Lake Oswego High School

  • Lake Grove Elementary School

  • Lakeridge Middle School

  • Lakeridge High School

Emergency Childcare

LOSD is providing emergency childcare for first responders, emergency workers, health care professionals and all who are working on the frontlines to keep our community safe and whole.


Please call 211, an information service that connects people with health and social organizations, to find available childcare providers in our area and to begin the registration process for this emergency service.

School Counselors Available for You

We care deeply about the social and emotional well being of our community, and want you to know that LOSD school counselors and social workers are available if ever you need them. Please email your school counselor, who can be found on your school website under staff directory. Or, if your concern is urgent, please call the 24-7 Clackamas County Crisis and Support at 503-655-8585.

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SafeOregon

Parents who have concerns about a student’s well-being are encouraged to reach out to their principal, and to maintain strong lines of communication and partnership between students, families, staff, and other resources.


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


https://www.safeoregon.com/

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

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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