Falcon News

Forest Hills Elementary

February 12, 2021

Upcoming Dates

FEBRUARY

Now Available | 2021-22 Grades 1-12 Registration Opens*

Monday 15 | Presidents Day / No School

  • No Grab & Go meal pickup

Wednesday 17 | Multi-synchronous review and connection

  • 8:00 - 9:05 | AM structured review and connection
  • 12:45 - 1:50 | PM structured review and connection

Friday 19 @ 10:45 - 12:45 | Last day for Friday Library Curbside Pickup

  • Requests due by noon the day before
  • Curbside pickup will continue for LO Online starting Wednesday, February 24

Tuesday 23 | Return to In-Person for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

  • February 19 | No School for K/1st
  • February 22 | Asynchronous Day for K/1st

Wednesday 24 11:30 - 12:30 | Wednesday Curbside Pickup for LO Online

  • Requests due by noon the day before
  • Continues every Wednesday

Wednesday 24 | 2021-22 Kindergarten Registration Opens*


MARCH

Monday 1 | Return to In-Person for 2nd and 3rd Grade

  • February 25 | No School for 2nd/3rd
  • February 26 | Asynchronous Day for 2nd/3rd

Friday 5 | Return to In-Person for 4th and 5th Grade

  • March 2 | No School for 4th/5th
  • March 4 | Asynchronous Day for 4th/5th

Monday 15 - Friday 19 | Culture Travel Week India

Monday 22 - Friday 26 | Spring Break / No School

Forest Hills Reopening Information

Visit the newly created website for up-to-date information about Forest Hills Elementary reopening. New information will be added throughout the transition back to in-person instruction.

YouthTruth Family Survey

Dear Parent or Guardian,


We are writing to ask for ~15 minutes of your time to complete an online survey that will help us improve your child’s school. We have asked YouthTruth - a nonprofit organization that supports hundreds of schools and districts across the county – to conduct an anonymous survey on our behalf.


Please take the survey before it closes at midnight on February 19 by clicking this link: ytsurvey.org/losdfamily21


Please note:

  • The survey needs to be completed in one sitting.

  • We ask that one member of each household fill out the survey.

  • If you have more than one child who attends the same school, you may respond to the survey multiple times - one time per child.

  • If you write any comments, please do not include your name or anything else that might identify you. Your responses are anonymous, and they will be combined with the responses of other parents and guardians before being shared back with school and district leadership.


We sincerely thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Your response is incredibly valuable to us. If you have any questions about the survey, or our plans for how we will use your feedback, please contact the Forest Hills front office at 503-534-2350.

Library News - Change is on the Way

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.


Key Dates:

Friday, February 19 @ 10:45 - 12:45 | Last day for Friday curbside pickup

Wednesday, February 24 @ 11:30 - 12:30 | Wednesday Curbside Pickup for LO Online

  • Requests due by noon the day before
  • Continues every Wednesday

Friday, February 26 | Book delivery to classrooms starts

  • Continues every Friday


Google Form - It’s going away!

On Feb 18th, the Google form will no longer be available. Students are still able to request books from the Destiny Discover library catalog. This will become the only way to place books on hold. Holds must be made by noon the day before delivery.

Recommended Quarantine After Travel

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.

Kindergarten Counts & Registration

Mark your calendar for Wednesday Feb. 24. Kindergarten registration will open on the district website enrollment page. The Forest Hills team will also be posting an informational video for incoming Kindergarten parents to learn more about the registration process and what Kindergarten will look like.


Plan to register and attend Kindergarten Counts at your student's resident elementary school. Visit losdschools.org to verify. LOSD welcomes kindergarteners who will be five years old by Sept. 1.

New Elementary Standards Based Report Cards

Report cards are available on Friday (today) in ParentVUE!


Reminder, this year, the Lake Oswego School District shifts to a standards-based report card for students in elementary schools. This new report card measures a child’s progress toward proficiency or mastery of the priority standards in Reading, Writing, Language, Speaking, and Math.


This approach provides the means for communicating a child’s learning in more specific terms. Standards-based reporting articulates clear end-of-year grade-level standards for each subject. Using the scale below, teachers will communicate where a child resides on a learning continuum by indicating the student’s progress toward mastery of each identified grade-level standard.


This new, standards specific format provides more detailed information about your child’s progress, which means that you may notice fewer comments than you have on previous report cards.


The standards-based reporting scale:

4 = The student is highly proficient and works consistently at an in-depth and complex level within or beyond the end of year standard

3 = The student is proficient and meets the grade-level expectation of the standard

2 = The student is nearly proficient and nearly meets the end of year standard

1 = The student is developing and demonstrates limited proficiency on the end of year standard


Important notes about the scale:

  • Reporting is based on the end-of-year grade-level expectation. Therefore, proficiency would not be expected in the middle of the school year.

  • A “2” represents the expected target for the majority of the school year as this indicates the child is progressing with the standard as expected. A “3” will be given when the student completely meets the grade-level standard.

  • Details of what is expected at mastery level can be found on the report card or on the list of assessed grade-level standards.

  • A “1” may prompt additional communication from the classroom teacher so parents will better understand their child’s learning journey.


*It is rare that a child will receive a “4” especially at the end of the first semester. A “4” score may prompt additional communication from the classroom teacher to discuss ways he/she is meeting the child’s unique learning needs.


Another new feature to our standards based report card is ‘Learning Progress’ at the end of each content area. The Learning Progress section provides an overall progress score for those specific content standards.

+ = student is making significant progress in this content area

= = student is making steady progress in this content area

- = student is making minimal progress in this content area


Behavior Learning Targets are approached differently than end-of-year standards. These targets will be measured with the following scale:

C = Consistently

G = Generally

R = Rarely/Sometimes (Needs Improvement)


If you are unsure how to access ParentVUE to access the report card, please contact the office at 503-534-2357. As always, if you have questions or for more information about your child’s progress in any area, contact the classroom teacher.


Click here for more information about Common Core State Standards.

Regular Announcements

Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

This Week's Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

Week of February 15

  • Kindergarten / 1st Grade - Science
  • 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade - Social Studies
  • 4th Grade / 5th Grade - Health

1 asynchronous lesson posted per day, posted at 8 AM in Google Classroom

Yearlong Subject Rotation Schedule

Google Classroom Codes

Forest Hills Library Curbside Pick Up

More information about the Forest Hills library and curbside pick up can be found here.

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 @ 11:00 - 11:30 | Kindergarten Lunch Bunch

Mondays @ 11:45 - 12:15 | 1st Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 11:00 - 11:30 | 2nd Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 11:45 - 12:15 | 3rd Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 11:00 - 11:30 | 4th Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 11:45 - 12:15 | 5th Grade Lunch Bunch

iLab Office Hours

Every Monday from 11:00 to 11:30, Ms. Jordan has iLab office hours. Anyone can join her Zoom room during that time to ask questions or get help with iLab. Ms. Jordan's Zoom link can be found in Clever.

Zoom issues? Call the Front Office

Just a reminder that you are always welcome to call the front office if you need help with Zoom. Call 503-534-2350 to speak with Nicole or Wende if there are any issues getting onto a Zoom meeting.

Reporting Student Absences

If your child will not be attending school for any reason, please call the school’s attendance phone number, or email the attendance email address. If your child is ill, please indicate the illness symptoms.


Forest Hills
503-534-2350 (main office number)
fhattendance@loswego.k12.or.us

Mystery Science

If you are unable to purchase or have limited access, we have a limited amount of science supplies that are available to you from the Lake Oswego School District. This is based on need, not convenience: Science Materials Request Form


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.

Grab & Go Meal Pick Up

LOSD is able to provide free packaged breakfasts and lunches for all children who wish to participate in the Grab & Go meal service, including children who are not enrolled in LOSD. One meal kit per child. Face covering required at pick up.


Meal pickups are every Monday (three days of meals) and Thursday (four days of meals) at the following schools:

  • Lake Grove, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • River Grove, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Lake Oswego High School, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Lakeridge High School, 11:45 - 12:45 p.m.

New Student Registration for 2021-22 School Year

Registration for the 2021-22 school year will begin soon.

  • January 20, 2021 for registering new students enrolling into grades 1–12 who have never enrolled in Lake Oswego before and returning students enrolling into grades 1–12 who are not currently enrolled but will re-enroll for next year.
  • February 24, 2021 for registering new students enrolling into kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year.
  • Students who are currently attending LOSD during the 2020-21 school year do not need to register for the 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.

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