The Current

September 6, 2019

In this Message:

Superintendent's Blog

School Board Information

Important Announcement from the CDC

School Related Info

  • Back to School Nights (BTSN)
  • Extended Day Meet the Staff Events
  • Online Verification Open Until September 20
  • Elementary Strings Registration Now Open
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Registration – Deadline September 20
  • Homecoming Parades

Community Info

  • Save the Date: Multi-City Equity Summit – October 19
  • Get Social

Regular & Repeated Reminders

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

Superintendent Message

School Board Information

School Board Meeting Agenda – September 9, 2019


Board of Directors Meeting

Lake Oswego Administration Building

September 9, 2019

Live streaming and archived video of School Board meetings are available at


1.0 Call to Order
2.0 Labor Negotiations - ORS 192.660(2)(d)

3.0 Adjournment

II. SCHOOL BOARD – REGULAR SESSION – Immediately following Executive Session (appx. 6:00 p.m.)



3.1 Recognition: Celebrating What’s Right in LOSD (Info) Dr. Schiele


4.1 Human Resources Report (Action) Dr. Atherton

4.2 Approval of Minutes (Action) Chair Wagner ● July 25, 2019 – Work Session/Retreat ● July 26, 2019 – Work Session/Retreat

4.3 Early Graduation Request (Action) Dr. Schiele

4.4 DEI Committee Resignations (Action) Mr. Salerno Owens

4.5 Rescinded Policies (Action) Dr. de la Cruz


6.1 Superintendent’s Report (Info) Dr. de la Cruz

6.2 Foundation Presentation (Info) Mrs. Larson

6.3 YouthTruth Update (Info) Mr. Salerno Owens

6.4 Student Success Act (Info) Dr. Schiele


The Lake Oswego School District’s mission is to be an inclusive and safe learning community with challenging opportunities that develop lifelong learners and contributing world citizens.

The Board of Education values public input. The Board will actively listen to public comments, but will not engage in dialogue or respond to any comments or questions during public testimony. Guidelines for public input emphasize respect and consideration of others. Individuals will not be permitted to engage in conduct that interferes with the ability of other members of the public to offer comment to the Board or interferes with the ability of the Board to conduct its business.

Important Information from the Centers for Disease Control

Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Ciegarette Products

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) background information on the forms of e-cigarette products, 2) information on the multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products (devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges), and 3) clinical features of patients with severe pulmonary disease. This health advisory also provides recommendations for clinicians, public health officials, and the public based on currently available information.

Click on the PDF file at the bottom of this newsletter to learn more about how to talk to your child about e-cigarettes.

School Related Info

Meet the Extended Day Staff

Please come meet the staff at each of our Extended Day location. Please visit the website to learn when and where the events will be held.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the community school office at 503-534-2302.

Online Verification Is Open

The District rolled out a new online verification process this summer. LOSD parents are invited to log into ParentVUE to review and update important information for their students for the 2019-20 school year. Find more information here:
Online Verification closes September 20.

Elementary Strings Registration Open

Elementary Strings registration is now open via Community Schools. Registration information can be found here:

Advanced Placement Exam Registration Deadline – September 20

Registration for 2020 AP Exams has started and continues through 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 20. The cost is $80 per exam (cash, check, or credit card made payable to LHS/LOHS or you may pay online at the Webstore found on your school’s website). If you do not registered for your exams and pay by 3:00 p.m. on September 20, there is an additional $40 late fee per exam.

For more information, visit your school's AP Exams webpage:

Lakeridge High School - exam schedules, FAQs, links to College Board and other helpful sites

Lake Oswego High School - exam schedules, FAQs, links to College Board and other helpful sites

Note: Please be aware that "AP Exam" refers to the culminating exam offered in May, at the conclusion of a student's year-long course of study in an AP class and from which a student may earn college credit. "AP Exam" does not refer to any assessment that may be associated with entry/enrollment in an AP course. For enrollment in an AP course, please see your counselor.

If you have questions, please contact your school's AP Coordinator: Lakeridge High School: Lisa Oliva at and Lake Oswego High School: Barbara Mackey at

Homecoming Parades

Lakeridge High School: September 20 at 2 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School: October 4 at 2 p.m.

Community Events & Info

Multi-City Equity Summit – Saturday, October 19

After months of planning, Lake Oswego School District, along with 12 partner organizations, is pleased to announce the inaugural Multi-City Equity Summit, to be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, open to the public, and food and beverages will be provided throughout the day. Due to the limited space and planning purposes, registration is required. Please register here.

Multi-City Equity Summit

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School

More information can be found here:

Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

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

Regular & Repeated Reminders


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 is also 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.)

Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App

Stay connected to the district and your school(s) by subscribing to the Lake Oswego Schools App.

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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