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LOSD News • February 14, 2020

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Presidents Day Holiday: No School Monday

Last Call! YouthTruth School Experience Survey Closes Monday

Make Your Impact: Apply for a Board-Appointed Committee

Elementary Boundary Review in Progress

Recreation Aquatic Center Open House

Parent Information Night: Deviced!

First Annual Safety Symposium

Long Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee Meeting

Registration Open for All New Students

Get Your Tickets for Foundation Gala

Foundation Accepting Board Applications

You're Invited to the Rotary SASEE Award Dinner

School-Related Info:

  • How to Create Inclusive Communities

Community Info:

  • Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse Registration
  • Lake Oswego Little League Registration
  • Youth Baseball Registration
Regular Reminders:
  • Get Social with LOSD
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

Message from the Superintendent

During Monday’s board meeting, the school board and I discussed the superintendent evaluation process. The school board has selected the superintendent standards (developed by the National Policy Board for Educational Administration) by which I will be evaluated during my first year here in LOSD and I have created goals related to these standards. I want to share these with all of our community in order to build understanding about the focus for our current and next steps.

Superintendent Standard 1: Leadership and District Culture

1.1 Collaboratively leads, designs, and implements a district mission, vision, and process for continuous improvement that reflects a core set of values and priorities.

1.2 Understands and demonstrates the capacity to lead district strategic planning and continuous improvement processes that engage diverse stakeholders.

Standard 1 Goal: Employ collaborative process to lead development of strategic planning process, as well as academic plan to address literacy, equity, special education, multi-tiered systems of support and response to instruction/intervention.

Superintendent Standard 3 – Inclusiveness and Cultural Responsiveness

3.1 Develops and maintains a supportive, equitable, culturally responsive, and inclusive district culture.

3.2 Evaluates, cultivates and advocates for equitable access to safe and nurturing schools, and the opportunities and resources necessary to support the success and well-being of each student.

Standard 3 Goal: Develop framework for equity, inclusion, belonging and access,culturally responsive practices, and accompanying professional learning; establish and communicate expectations for equitable opportunities for each and every student.

Superintendent Standard 4 – Instructional Leadership and Improvement

Standard 4 Goal: Assess current state in instructional landscape through listening sessions, data review, program review, and develop academic and equity plan to address gaps in teaching and learning. This is closely related to Standard 1.

These goals bring focus to the work of evolving our current LOSD practices to the next level as we continue to improve our system to meet the needs of each and every child. I am looking forward to continuing to work with LOSD staff and our school board in pursuit of making these goals actionable in support of our educators and the children that we serve.

Presidents' Day Holiday

All LOSD schools will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in honor of the national Presidents' Day holiday.

Last Call! YouthTruth School Experience Survey Closes Monday

LOSD has partnered with national nonprofit, YouthTruth, to help us hear from you about what we are doing well, and how we can improve your student's experience in school. The survey has been open since Feb. 3, and it closes Monday, Feb. 17 at midnight!

Please take the 15-minute online survey by clicking here.

Your response is anonymous and will be combined with responses from other parents and guardians throughout the district. Thank you for your feedback. It is a gift that helps us continually improve.

Graphic promoting committee applications

Interested in getting involved? If so, consider serving on one of the district and board-appointed advisory committees. As part of its continuous efforts to increase communication with the public and to provide for citizen involvement, the School Board appoints advisory committees to consider matters of district-wide importance. Committees meet monthly, September through May.

Committee members are appointed to serve two-year terms, except SSPAC is three-year term. For terms beginning in June 2020, please complete and submit the attached application to the chair of the committee or principal of the SAC of interest to you by Friday, April 3. Applications will be reviewed, and recommendations sent to the Board for appointments on Monday, April 27. Applicants will be notified by the following week.

Elementary Boundary Review In Progress

The Boundary Review Committee is continuing to evolve it's boundary proposal. Thank you to all who have provided feedback leading up to, during and following the Open House.

The next boundary review committee meeting Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m. is in the Staff Development Room on the Lake Oswego High School Campus .

The second Open House Wednesday, Mar. 4, 6-8 p.m. is at Lake Oswego High School.

To view the most current iteration of the boundary map (and past drafts), as well as meeting materials, minutes and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the boundary landing page on

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Open House for Recreation Aquatic Center

Thank you to all who attended the Open House this past week. Your feedback will inform the proposed recreation aquatic center concept being considered by LOSD and the City of Lake Oswego.

For more information, click on the the pool landing page on to review the story boards from the Open House, the proposed concept, frequently asked questions and feedback form.

Parent Information Night: Deviced!

All parents and guardians are welcome to attend the parent information night, "Deviced!”

Tuesday, Feb. 25

6-7:30 p.m.

Lake Oswego High School Auditorium

Free of charge

Doreen Dodgen-Magee will be providing parent education about the health of children in relation to technology. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D. is an award winning author, speaker, and psychologist. She has traveled the globe researching and speaking about how technology affects our brains and bodies, our relationships, and the development of our sense of self. She is the author of Deviced! Balancing Life and Technology in a Digital World, which was awarded the 2019 gold nautilus prize for psychology.

First Annual LOSD Safety Symposium

All parents, guardians and community residents are invited to attend LOSD's first annual Safety Symposium.

Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020

6-9:15 p.m.

Lakeridge High School Auditorium

The symposium will give families critical information from professionals covering important safety measures in digital media, gun storage and e-cigarettes.

Long Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting

All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Palisades Elementary School, Room 20

1500 Greentree Ave., Lake Oswego

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee Meeting

All are welcome to attend the meeting.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2020

6-8 p.m.

District Administration Board Room

2455 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego

Registration Open for All New Students

Help spread the word! Online registration is open as of Jan. 22 for all students who will be new to LOSD in the 2020-2021 school year. If you know anyone who is new to the area, please be sure to tell them.

You're Invited to the Rotary SASEE Award Dinner

Join us in honoring individuals in our education community who create positive change in the world. Each year the Lake Oswego Rotary recognizes outstanding educators, support staff, students and citizen volunteers at its SASEE Awards Dinner. SASEE stands for Service Above Self in Educational Excellence.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

5:30 p.m.

Tualatin Country Club

9145 SW Tualatin Rd., Tualatin

To purchase your ticket, go to

Get Your Tickets for Foundation Gala

You are Cordially Invited! Please join us for our inaugural Foundation Gala – an evening dedicated to our wonderful community and the amazing schools we support. We look forward to celebrating with you!

First Annual Foundation Gala, a celebration of education

March 7, 2020

6:30 - 10 p.m.

Ironlight, 525 3rd Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Buy Tickets

p.s. We know this is the same date as Lake Grove’s Cougar Day and Oak Creek’s Coyote Day. We hope you are still able to join us for a fun evening.

Foundation Accepting Board Applications

Are you interested in contributing to a dynamic volunteer organization dedicated to advancing our community's commitment to educational excellence? Please consider applying for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Board of Directors.

The Foundation is seeking parents/guardians, students and community residents to serve on its Board of Directors. Board members must demonstrate a commitment to the Foundation, the School District and the Lake Oswego community.

The term for new board members will begin June 2020. Board members commit to a two-year term and may serve up to three terms. Please click HERE to download. The application provides more information about being a board member.

Interested people should submit applications by Friday, March 6, 2020. The Nominating committee will review applications and conduct interviews in March. Please send your completed application via email to or mail it to Lake Oswego Schools Foundation, PO Box 70, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

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How to Create Inclusive Communities

River Grove Elementary is hosting a conversation night, "Beyond Invitation: How Do We Create Inclusive Communities."

Thursday, Mar. 5

6-7:30 p.m.

RIver Grove Elementary School

5850 SW McEwan Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

All are welcome to join in the conversation.

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Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse Registration

It's the oldest and fastest growing sport! And, it's time to register for youth lacrosse. All Lake Oswego students register for the same program through LOSD Community School. Registration is open through March 1.

Lake Oswego Little League Registration

It's time to register for spring baseball. Visit Lake Oswego Little League (LOLL) to register:

Youth Baseball Registration

Attention baseball families! Registration for the 2020 Pacer Youth Baseball Season is now open at Get your Pre-k through 6th grader signed up today! Regular registration ends February 15.

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Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

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


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.

(Students should also be aware 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) and receive urgent notifications 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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