Forest Hills Elementary • March 19, 2021
Now Available | 2021-22 Grades 1-12 Registration is Now Available
Now Available | 2021-22 Kindergarten Registration is Now Available
Now Available | 2021-22 Pre-school / Pre-K Application and Lottery
- Application for the lottery closes on April 2
Monday 22 - Friday 26 | Spring Break / No School
Wednesday 31 | Multi-synchronous review and connection
- 8:00 - 9:05 | AM structured review and connection
- 12:45 - 1:50 | PM structured review and connection
Wednesday 31 11:30 - 12:30 | Wednesday Curbside Pickup for LO Online
- Requests due by noon the day before
- Continues every Wednesday
Friday 2 | Asynchronous Instructional Day / Conference Prep Day
Friday 2 | Applications for the Pre-school / Pre-K lottery closes
- Click HERE to apply
Tuesday 6 | Dorian Studios will take student portraits
- @ 3:45 to 5:00 | LO Online students can come to Forest Hills for pictures
- Note: portraits will be available for purchase, but will not be used for the yearbook
Thursday 8 - Friday 9 | Parent Teacher Conferences / No School
- Sign up for conferences HERE
First, I'd like to wish all of our students, staff, and families a wonderful and restful spring break. It is well deserved! I hope you have a chance to get outside, spent time with family, read a great book, or do whatever brings you joy.
I would also like to acknowledge that this time of joy has also been disrupted by the tragic events that took place this week in Atlanta. The murder of eight people, including six Asian women, has led to difficult conversations for many of our families, my own included. I'd like to reiterate the commitment of our district to continue our work on inclusion, equity and social justice with the goal of becoming an anti-bias, anti-racist organization.
To help support and make sense of what many of our students, families and staff are experiencing in light of these attacks and harassment, below is a list of resources that may help.
Yearbook Photos Needed
Stronger Together is this years yearbook theme! We are in need of a portrait photo for each FH child. Instructions on how to submit photos are included in this link http://bit.ly/37YitHb. In addition, the Yearbook Team is in need of photos of students doing their favorite hobby, cooking/baking, learning new skills, reading, outdoor activities, zoom school and pets.
5th Grade Request: Please provide 3-5 photos of your child at various ages ranging from infant up to current age. They can be portraits, candids, photos of your kiddo doing something they love, whatever! Please just make the photo large enough (at least 1MB file size) that your child's face can be easily seen and will print well in the yearbook. Photos can be uploaded to a google folder here:
Please be sure you label them with your child's name and teacher (ex: BLindsey1-HamacheckAM, BLindsey2-HamacheckAM, etc. TKilian1-SchoenPM.jpeg, etc). The deadline for submission is March 19, 2021. We know this is a very short turn around but it's what we need in order to get the yearbook done in time for the end of this very weird school year. If you have questions please do not hesitate to reach out via email or phone (see below):
Courtney Lindsey (Brook and Sydney's mom)
Leslie Kilian (Theo's mom)
Days Added to 2020-21 School Calendar
At Monday night’s meeting the School Board approved an updated district calendar for the remainder of the 2020-21 School Year. Please click here for the updated calendar posted on the district website.
Changes were approved based on the loss of school days due to power outages, using the weather makeup days reserved at the end of the school year. Additionally, for our middle schools, the end of 3rd quarter has been pushed out a week. For our high schools, the 3rd quarter end date remains the same so as not to delay the return to Hybrid in-person at the start of 4th quarter.
Following is how these changes are reflected in the update school calendar:
April 9 -- Removed MS Grade Prep Day
April 16 -- Added as MS Grade Prep Day -- No school for middle school students
April 22 & 23 -- Removed Middle School conferences (now regular school days)
June 11 -- Now a regular school day
June 14, 15, 16 & 17 -- Removed the shading for weather makeup days
June 16 -- Marked as Last Day of Classes (a multi-synchronous Wednesday)
June 17 -- Now the Teacher Work Day
Dorian Portraits Also Available
Picture day is Tuesday, April 6. In-person students will have their pictures taken during the school day. Online students can come to the school from 3:45 to 5:00 PM. Re-takes will not be available this year and all student background will be the same blue background.
Recommended Quarantine After Traveling
With many in our community transitioning to in-person learning and Spring Break coming up at the end of March, it’s a good time to clarify the statewide guidance for travel. It’s recommended that people who are not vaccinated and who travel outside of the state of Oregon consider quarantining upon returning home.
LOSD is asking people to consider quarantining, but it is not required. Schools will not be keeping track of travel plans. It is up to each person and family to decide. If students choose to quarantine, instructional materials will be provided while out of school.
Per the Oregon Statewide Guidance for Travel, people are recommended to practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in the state and limit their interactions to their immediate household. People may consider ending quarantine if they have had no symptoms: after 10 days with no testing or after 7 days with an antigen or PCR test.
Updated Forest Hills Bus Routes
The bus transportation company has updated the bus routes for both the morning and afternoon cohorts to and from Forest Hills Elementary. The updated routes can be accessed on the district website by clicking here or visiting the transportation page.
Please note, routes have been developed for students registered for the bus. If you need to register your student, please contact the transportation office at 503-387-5078 and have your student’s ID# available.
Asynchronous Rotation Schedule
This Week's Asynchronous Rotation Schedule
Week of March 29
- Kindergarten / 1st Grade - Social Studies
- 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade - No asynchronous Health lessons
- 4th Grade / 5th Grade - Science
1 asynchronous lesson posted per day, posted at 8 AM in Google Classroom
The last week of virtual Health lessons will be posted on the schedule below. After these weeks, no other Health lessons will be posted in Google Classrooms.
- Last week of K Health - Week of April 12
- Last week of 1st Grade Health - Week of March 15th
- Last week of 2nd Grade Health - Week of March 1st
- Last week of 3rd Grade Health - Week of March 1st
- Last week of 4th Grade Health - Week of March 8th
- Last week of 5th Grade Health - Week of March 8th
Grab & Go Meals Distribution Schedule
In-PersonLOSD is providing free packaged breakfasts and lunches for all students who choose to participate. Each in-person class session, your child's teacher will take a lunch count. Students indicate if they want a Grab&Go meal, which will the be delivered to the classroom prior to dismissal.
LO Online students can pick up meals at Lake Oswego High School or Lakeridge High School on Mondays and Thursdays @ 11:45 - 12:45.
For more information, please visit https://www.losdschools.org/Page/141
Book Delivery to the Classroom and Curbside Pickup
The Forest Hills Library is excited to announce that students at school who have requested library books will have them delivered to their classroom every Friday. For LO Online students, curbside pickup will continue, but will be moving to Wednesdays from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Students are still able to request books from the Destiny Discover library catalog. Holds must be made by noon the day before delivery.
Grade Level Lunch Bunches
Ms. Drimmel, our Counselor, will be providing open grade level lunch bunches. Please find the schedule below and let your students know they can log on to see friends, engage in SEL themed activities or just check in to say hello :) Students can find the link to my zoom room on my clever page, in my google classroom or here : Mrs. Drimmel's Zoom Room
Mondays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 1st Grade Lunch Bunch
Tuesdays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | 2nd Grade Lunch Bunch
Tuesdays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 3rd Grade Lunch Bunch
Thursdays @ 11:15 - 11:45 | 4th Grade Lunch Bunch
Thursdays @ 12:00 - 12:30 | 5th Grade Lunch Bunch
Reporting Student Absences
503-534-2350 (main office number)
The bags will contain all of the materials needed for the lab work in the Mystery Science unit. Please select the school and grade level for your student. Supply bags can be picked up at your school. Office staff will help you to get your lab supplies. No names or email addresses will be collected in this request form.
New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year
LOSD is pleased to offer online registration through its parent portal, ParentVUE (contact your resident school for help with logging in). See the Registration & Verification page of the LOSD website for guidance. Students who are currently attending LOSD during the 2020-21 school year do NOT need to register for the 2021-22 school year.
- Falcon News Special Edition: Conference Sign Up
- Falcon News March 14
- Falcon News March 5
- Falcon News February 26
- Falcon News February 19
Other Helpful Links
- Forest Hills Reopening Information
- Bias Incident Reporting Form
- Report an Absence | firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-534-2350
- Forest Hills Library Curbside Pickup
- Science Lessons | LOSD Elementary Science Parent Resources
- iLab | What's Happening in the iLab?
- Submit a Tech Support Ticket
- Bus Registration
- COVID | Dashboard for County Health Metrics
- COVID | Local Testing Sites for Covid-19: Clackamas, Washington, Multnomah
- PTO | Facebook Page
- PTO | Instagram | foresthills.pto
- PTO | Registration
- PTO | View Past PTO Meetings
Preschool / Pre-K Applications Open
For families interested in signing up their child for preschool or pre-kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year please visit the Extended Programs on the district website or click here to apply. Space is limited.
Lottery Closes: Friday, April 2, 2021
Families will be notified by Friday, April 9, 2021
Conclusion of Lottery Process
Following the completion of the lotteries, the district will make available any remaining slots in the classes on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications received after the lottery deadline will be date-stamped and enrolled in a class if space is available. If classes are full, applicants will be added to the wait list in order of receipt of application.