Forest Hills Elementary
August 14, 2020
August 20 @ 3:30 to 5:00 PM | Elementary Principals' Info Session*
August 25 | Class placements finalized
September 2 - 4 | Meet & Greet, supply and device pick up*
September 8 | 1st Day of School (virtual for all students)
September 18 | Last day to verify student information in ParentVUE*
Elementary Principals' Info Session
Elementary Class Placements and Cohorts
LOSD Elementary Families,
We are very excited to welcome students and families back to school on Tuesday, September 8. Between now and then, we are making detailed plans in preparation for this very unique school year. A big part of that preparation is organizing students into classes with teachers and peers, and assigning cohorts.
Students in the AM cohort will have their math and language arts classes in the morning and their science, social studies and health, music, PE, and innovation in the afternoon. That schedule is flipped for students in the PM cohort.
Our priority is to create balanced classrooms. Like past years, our placement teams consider many factors including, but not limited to: number of students, gender identity, TAG, students with IEPs/504s, program placement, siblings, etc. This year, we are also considering cohort sizes based on ODE and OHA guidance, and assigning teachers to Hybrid and LO Online models.
In addition to the considerations above, our placement teams will also consider maintaining an even number of students in the AM/PM cohorts. Cohorts will be organized alphabetically. As per School Board decision on July 27, students with last names starting with A-K will be in the AM cohort, and last names starting with L-Z will be in the PM cohort. Because we must maintain balanced classes, for some grade levels, the A-K and L-Z division may be heavier on one side vs the other, thus requiring a shift from one cohort to the next based on the number of students.
We understand families have different circumstances, and some may wish to request a specific cohort. Approved change requests will support balanced classrooms in Hybrid and LO Online. If you have a specific cohort request, please contact your principal.
Placement teams will be meeting on the first day of their teacher contract. Families will receive their class/cohort placement on the evening of Tuesday, August 25.
LOSD Elementary Principals
Annual Notice of Statewide Tests
Meet & Greet
LO Online: More information coming soon.
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.