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LOSD News • February 18, 2022

In this Message:

Message from the Superintendent

Honoring Presidents' Day

Infusing Black History in Our Teaching and Learning

Elementary Boundary Review Community Input

Standard Response Protocol Session Recording

School Board Meeting In Person

SASEE Award Nomination Deadline Extended

Looking for a Lead Cook

Lakeridge's 50th Anniversary Concert Saturday

LOSD COVID-19 Information:

  • LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard

Kindergarten Spanish Immersion Registration

LO Schools Foundation Board Applications Open

Community:

  • Lake Oswego Water Polo Registration
  • Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse Registration
Regular Reminders:
  • What's New at Community School
  • Hunger Fighters: New Pantry Hours
  • Clothing Closet
  • Safe Oregon
  • Get Social with LOSD

Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Schiele's message has a message intended to provide a bit of hope and inspiration. From crossing our 100th day of school to demonstrating evidence of significant academic progress and building a culture of belonging, our learning community has much to feel good about. Click here for this month's 60 Seconds with the Superintendent.

Honoring Presidents' Day

On the third Monday in February, Americans remember the achievements of two of the nation's greatest presidents. Students across the country learn about the achievements and contributions of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthdays both were in February. All LOSD schools and offices are closed Monday, Feb. 21 in honor of the national holiday.

Infusing Black History in Our Teaching and Learning

Our learning community has brought to life the Lake Oswego School Board's resolution of infusing instructional learning activities to incorporate the contributions of Black Americans in recognition of Black History Month. Teachers, staff and students have created original music and theatrical performances, hosted read-alouds and thought-provoking discussions, introduced new traditions inspired by Black Americans past and present, and much more!


At Forest Hills Elementary, students in Leah Wright’s class made quilts based on Faith Ringgold's The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, which features eight historic Black women. Students researched these women and learned about the art of hand stitching quilts and quilt storytelling, and tied their learning together in a collaborative quilting art project.


In Casey Anderson’s class, students read The Colors of Us and made detailed self portraits to show what they looked like. Students used mirrors and chose from a selection of "People Crayons" in different skin tones to accurately reflect themselves. In a poster project, they demonstrated lessons learned about Martin Luther King, Jr., where they talked about how he helped win the fight for more equal civil rights and students brainstormed issues that are important to them and where they would like to be the changemakers.

Elementary Boundary Review Community Input

LOSD is planning boundary changes to balance enrollment at Lake Grove and Oak Creek to ensure students have adequate spaces and resources for equitable educational experiences. How the boundaries are changed will come from the recommendation of the Elementary Boundary Review Committee, which is being informed by input and feedback from our learning community.


Our community can provide feedback in many ways. The committee recently hosted an Open House session, which it's materials are available on the district homepage Trending Topics, Elementary Boundary Review 2022.


A second survey for community feedback is open on the website, which is where written, anonymous feedback can be submitted for the committee's consideration. The survey will remain open through Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m.


The boundary committee meetings are open for observation. The Boundary Review Committee has its third and final meeting next week:


Following the last meeting, the Boundary Review Committee's recommendations will be presented the School Board on Monday, March 7. Anticipate the School Board taking action on the recommendations at its public session on Monday, April 11.

Standard Response Protocol Session Recording

LOSD hosted an Information Session about the Standard Response Protocol to build greater understanding about what parents/guardians may expect during an incident or emergency event in our schools. Thank you for all who were able to participate in the discussion. Click here to watch a recording of the 60-minute session.


If you have questions, please contact LOSD Administrator of Safety and Security John Parke at parkej@loswego.k12.or.us or our School Resource Officers Bryan Sheldon at bsheldon@ci.oswego.or.us and James Euscher at jeuscher@ci.oswego.or.us.

School Board Meeting In Person

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Regular Session -- 6 p.m.

Click here for the agenda posted on district website

LOSD Boardroom


The Lake Oswego School Board meetings are being held in person. Board members, staff, invited guests, and members of the community signed up and confirmed to give in-person testimony are able to attend the meeting in person. All are welcome to observe the public session remotely by clicking here.


Board members take both written and in-person testimony. Click here for instructions for members of the public who wish to provide in-person testimony. Submit an email to the Board Secretary kelli.cranston@loswego.k12.or.us by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. IMPORTANT: Type “In-Person Testimony” in the subject line.

SASEE Award Nomination Deadline Extended

Do you know an educator, support staff member, student or citizen who demonstrates a commitment to education through work, projects and activities that emphasize "service above self?" LO Rotary Club wants to recognize and support the people who make education in Lake Oswego exceptional. Click here to submit your nomination. The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to Friday, Feb. 25.

Looking for a Lead Cook

Our Nutrition Services Department is looking to hire a lead cook immediately at Lakeridge High School. Responsibilities include food safety compliance, planning and record keeping, inventory control, ensuring that food is attractive and tasty, maintaining high standards of cleanliness, multitasking, training, and team building.


Go to losdschools.org under Careers. Interested candidates must apply to apply for both position 4133 and position 4132 (5.5 +1.0 =6.5 hours a day). If you have questions, please call 503-534-2361.

Lakeridge's 50th Anniversary Concert Saturday

All are invited, including alumni and community members, to celebrate Lakeridge High School's 50th anniversary at an upcoming benefit concert. In 1971, Lakeridge High School opened its doors for the first time. Since then, the school has played hundreds of concerts put on by its music program. To celebrate, the high school will hold a 50th-anniversary concert featuring the Lakeridge orchestra, band and choir.


Saturday, Feb. 19

1 p.m.

Click here to reserve your spot and purchase your $15 ticket.

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LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard

The LOSD COVID-19 Dashboard is up to date, corresponding with new reporting protocols for Clackamas County Public Health. The new dashboard shows the number of staff and students who have reported to LOSD testing positive for COVID-19, regardless of school exposure.

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Kindergarten Spanish Immersion Registration

Registration is now open for students who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2022. Families interested in the LOSD Spanish Immersion (SI) program, now hosted at Palisades World Language School, must register your kindergartener at your resident elementary school and submit an application for the SI program. More information about the SI program can be found on the district site, either under New Enrollment and/or Palisades school website.

Foundation Board Applications Open

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. Please click HERE to access the online application form. Interested people should submit applications by Friday, Mar. 4, 2022.

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Lake Oswego Water Polo Registration

Registration is open for Spring (February 21-June 19) 2022 Lake Oswego Water Polo Season. All 3rd-12th graders are welcome. Please visit www.lowpo.org for sign up information.

Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse Registration

Registration is open for Spring 2022 Lake Oswego Youth Lacrosse! The program is open to all children around the lake in grades 1-8. Please click here for a registration link and more information about the program.

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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.

Hunger Fighters: New Pantry Hours

The Hunger Fighters Food Pantry, located on the Lake Oswego High School campus in the house that is green, has new hours: Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Visit the website for more info. www.hungerfightersoregon.org

Back to School Clothes at Clothing Closet

I Love Lake Oswego Clothing Closet is a donation-based closet that provides clothing items and hygiene products for residents, students, and employees that work or live within Lake Oswego.


Open Saturdays

9 a.m.-12 p.m.


Visit https://www.ilovelakeoswego.com for more information.

SafeOregon

Parents-guardians 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.)

Get Social: Follow, Share, Engage

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

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