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LOSD News • April 23, 2021

In this Message:

Your Intentions for Next Year?

Interested in a Wednesday In-Person Class?

Register for Kindergarten by April 30

Summer Program Updates

School Board Meeting

Bond Development Committee Meeting

QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents

LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop

Drive-thru Vaccine Clinics

Clackamas County Free Testing Resources

City Seeking Input for New Rassekh Park

School Board Candidate Forum

Equity Summit: Save the Date

City of LO Community Policing Survey

Regular Reminders:

  • Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage @wearelosd
  • What's New at Community School
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • Back-to-School Clothes at Clothing Closet
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  • 3 Ws: Watch Distance, Wear Mask, Wash Hands
  • Safe Oregon

Your Intentions for Next School Year?

LOSD is planning for in-person five full days a week for the 2021-22 school year.


As part of that plan, LOSD is exploring offering an online-only program for students who choose to remain fully remote for the 2021-22 school year. This offering will be different than LO Online. Next year's online program model will be dependent on interest in being remote.


We understand there are many unknowns at this time. Based on what you know now, please answer the questions in this survey to help LOSD in our planning. Please complete one survey for each student in your care. Thank you.

Interested in a Wednesday In-Person Class?

LOSD is exploring the possibility of offering in-person enrichment classes, such as theater and fitness, for elementary students on the last Wednesdays of this school year. Interest will determine program specifics.


Please click here to complete an interest form for each student in your care who is interested in participating. We appreciate your input by next Wednesday, Apr. 28.

Register for Kindergarten by April 30

Register your student for kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year by Friday, Apr. 30


In the event that kindergarten enrollment requires a lottery due to over-capacity at any school, incoming kindergarten students must be registered by April 30, 2021, to be included in the tiered priority process. Please click here for Kindergarten lottery details

New Summer Program Information

LOSD is solidifying plans for our robust summer program. Following is a preview -- more details to come. The summer program will include:

  • Academic support for students rising to grades 1-6 with unfinished learning as determined by diagnostic assessments; students rising to grades 7-8 needing math and literacy instructional boosts; and students rising to grades 9-12 needing credit recovery towards graduation. In-person classes will be offered five days a week, July 12-30, from 8-11:30 a.m. Some high school credit recovery classes will be offered online. Families will be notified by principals with program specifics.

  • Kindergarten Transition to support our youngest students in acclimating to school before entering kindergarten in the fall. Kindergarten Boost is a two-week program, offered July 26-29 and August 2-5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration will be with LOSD's Community School.

  • Enrichment classes and camps for all students to create connections and experience something fun and new; these experiences will be offered in the afternoons of the academic program, as well as throughout the summer. Registration will be with LOSD's Community School.

  • Emergency Childcare for school-aged children who need adult supervision during the summer months; this program is guided by state and county regulations for childcare during the pandemic, until further notice.


We will be able to offer for free the academic program and supplement the enrichment programs through the new Oregon Department of Education’s Summer Enrichment Grant.


LOSD’s Community School and educational leadership will be running the summer programs. LOSD has hired Jackie Clee to serve as Director of Community School while Vanessa Davalos is out on parent leave. Additionally, LOSD is in the process of hiring principals for the K-5 and 8-12 summer academic programs; we anticipate announcing those positions by the beginning of May. These principals and Jackie will be working together to support students participating in multiple summer program offerings.

School Board Meeting

All are welcome to observe the public sessions remotely.


Monday, Apr. 26

Executive Session 5:45 p.m. (private)

Contract Review Board, after executive session at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Regular Session, after CRB at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website


You can observe the meeting and listen to the discussion remotely in the same way you can with other board meetings. Simply click on the "View Live" link on losdschools.org. You can watch the meeting live or a recording afterwards.


Procedures for providing public testimony: The Board of Education values public input. If you wish to comment on an agenda item or another item not on the agenda, please submit your comments by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26 , 2021, by emailing losdschoolboard@loswego.k12.or.us. IMPORTANT: Please type “4/26/21 Testimony” in the subject line and include your full name in the body of the email. Names of patrons providing input will be read during the meeting and their written testimony will be posted online under the agenda item for which their testimony pertains to. For testimony received after the 12 p.m. deadline, names of patrons will not be read during the meeting, however, their testimony will be posted online at the conclusion of the meeting in accordance with the aforementioned procedures.

Bond Development Meeting

All are welcome to observe the meeting.


Wednesday, Apr. 28

4:30-6:30 p.m.


Please see the district calendar for information to access this meeting.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training for Parents

Parents and guardians of LOSD middle and high school students are invited to join Counselor and QPR Trainer, Marcy Watts, for a suicide prevention training called QPR.


April 27, 2021

Two session times (only attend one session)

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

6-7:30 p.m.


QPR is intended to offer hope through positive action. By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.


Registration is limited to 60 people per session Click here to register.


Important Note: QPR requires that all participants have their cameras on at all times during this training. Please contact Marcy Watts if you have any questions or concerns. wattsm@loswego.k12.or.us

LOSD CARES Virtual Workshop

Join our LOSD community and caregivers for a virtual workshop, "Getting Real About Our Kids' Mental Health: Parenting in a Pandemic" with parent, speaker and advocate Tara Rolstad. This workshop is intended for parents and guardians.


Wednesday, May 12

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

https://loswego-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/83352357070

Drive-thru Vaccine Clinics

All Oregonians over age 16 are now eligible to get the vaccine. People ages 16-17 must get the Pfizer vaccine. People over 18 can get either Pfizer or Moderna. You do not need to show identification, a social security number or proof of insurance if you do not have it. Following are some of the drive-thru vaccine clinics open to all Oregon residents:


Marion County Fairgrounds, hosted by Salem Health

https://salemhealth.org/covid-19/covid-vaccine


PDX Airport Red Lot and Hillsboro Stadium, hosted by OHSU

https://www.ohsu.edu/health/covid-19-vaccines-information-and-appointments


Appoints become available regularly. Keep checking back and/or refreshing the page for openings.

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Community Policing Survey Due Today

As part of the community policing dialog, the City of Lake Oswego's community survey is open. The City invites you to share your thoughts on community policing, which will help the City evaluate existing policing systems, policies, and practices. The survey is open to everyone who lives, works, or visits Lake Oswego. Please share your thoughts by Friday, Apr. 23.


For more information about community policing, visit www.lakeoswego.city/community-policing.

City Seeking Input for New Rassekh Park

The City of Lake Oswego is planning a new multi-sports field and play area at Rassekh Park, and they would like to hear from our LOSD learning community.


Help shape the future of this park by taking the first survey before April 25.


Visit the website for Rassekh Park for more information..

School Board Candidate Forum

All are welcome to the virtual school board candidate forum being co-hosted by Respond to Racism and Lake Oswego Sustainability Network.


Tuesday, Apr. 27

6:30 - 8 p.m.


Four of our high school students will be moderating the forum.

Lake Oswego Equity Summit: Save the Date

Join us in our first virtual Equity Summit: A Spirit of Unity. All are welcome to participate and registration will be available in May.


Saturday, May 15

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


This Equity Summit is being planned by the Lake Oswego School District, the City of Lake Oswego, the Chamber of Commerce, Respond to Racism and LO for Love. Together we will take another step forward in ensuring equitable access, inclusion and opportunity for all our community members.


For questions, please contact Teresa Sanchez at sanchezt@loswego.k12.or.us or Megan Phelan at mphelan@ci.oswego.or.us.

Calling All 5th Graders – The Teen Lounge Welcomes You!

Join the LO Teen Lounge for a meet & greet for incoming 6th graders! We will be hosting both a virtual and an in-person tour of the Lounge, as well as offering summer drop-in hours for incoming grades 6-12.


Virtual: Friday, May 14; 5-6pm: Hear all about the Teen Lounge and take a virtual tour! To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuduqrrD0iHNPcVis7DddIH39qt5iQD-O7


In Person: Friday, May 21; 4-7pm: This is open to all students, and it is the first opportunity for current 5th graders to see and visit the Teen Lounge. Parents are also invited, and will have opportunities to talk to staff about all of LOPR’s teen programming opportunities.

The LO Teen Lounge is located at 1060 Chandler Rd., Lake Oswego. Learn More at www.LOTeenScene.org. Any questions, please contact Jordan Morales at 503-534-5434 or teenprograms@lakeoswego.city

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Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage @wearelosd

LOSD has changed its social media handle. Please join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @wearelosd

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.

Back-to-School Clothes at Clothing Closet

Back-to-school clothes are available for free at the I Love Lake Oswego (ILLO) clothing closet located in the house that is green on the Lake Oswego High School campus. Lake Oswego families who needs clothes are encouraged to come and shop.


Open Saturdays

9 a.m.-12 p.m.


On rainy days ILLO will need to limit shoppers inside for social distancing. Face masks are required. Please park by the district pool and walk up the driveway to reduce interference with the neighboring Hunger Fighters food pantry.


For more information, visit www.IloveLakeOswego.com.

What's New at Community School?

The LOSD Community School is offering virtual enrichment programs and activities for students of all ages including culinary, STEM, arts, language, and athletics.


Check out this week's edition.

SafeOregon

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.


https://www.safeoregon.com/

(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

3 Ws: Watch Distance, Wear Mask, Wash Hands

In order to bring students back into schools, we must control the COVID-19 transmission in our community, and in the tri-county area. We are seeing increases in children with COVID-19 around the country, which is a concerning trend. The community's actions (wear mask, wash hands, watch distance) directly impact our schools.