Falcon News

Forest Hills Elementary

August 29, 2020

Upcoming Dates

TODAY! | Complete your LOSD Student/Parental Consent & Technology Form

September 1 | Pick up for student devices and learning kits*

September 2 - 4 | Virtual Meet & Greet*

September 8 | 1st Day of School (virtual for all students)

September 18 | Last day to verify student information in ParentVUE*

September 24 @ 6:30 PM | Forest Hills Back to School Night (virtual)

Learning Kit and Device Pick Up Schedule, Sept 1

On Tuesday, September 1st Forest Hills staff will distribute student devices and learning kits to each child. Pre-ordered school supplies will also be available for pick up. Prior to the pick up, families must complete the LOSD Student/Parental Consent & Technology Form for each student. This form can be reached through the QR code to the right. -->


Each grade level has an assigned pick up time. Families with multiple students can pick up in any of these blocks of time. There are also two pick up locations:

  • FRONT parking lot along Andrews Rd for LAST NAMES starting with A-K

  • BACK bus lane along Sunningdale Rd for LAST NAMES starting with L-Z

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Instructions

  • Prior to the pick up, families must complete the LOSD Student/Parental Consent & Technology Form for each student.

  • Families with multiple students may come to any of the assigned times.

  • You may have another family pick up your materials.

  • Remain in your vehicle.

  • (Optional) Put a sign on your passenger side of your vehicle with your last name. This will help us distribute materials more quickly. Funtivity: You can decorate your family sign. Our front office staff loves this stuff and will definitely make a big deal out of it! :)


Devices K-2 students will receive an iPad. 3-5 students will receive a Chromebook. Families are strongly encouraged to use a school-issued device because these devices are pre-loaded with all the necessary applications.

Sign Up for Virtual Meet & Greet

The Meet & Greet is a virtual meeting between your student and their new teacher. Meetings will be held on Wednesday, Sept 2 to Friday, Sept 4. Unlike Parent-Teacher conferences, this time is designed to build relationships between student and teacher, but parents may also be a part of the virtual meeting if they wish. Meetings will be held over Zoom. Your student's teacher will send you a link prior to the scheduled meeting.


Note: LO Online students in grades 1st, 4th, and 5th grade will need to contact their student's teacher directly to schedule.


Sign Up Tips

  • Each class is listed on a separate page. Computer users will select the class with the tabs at the top of the page. Mobile users will use a drop down.
  • Be mindful to select the correct teacher and your selected day.
  • Select the conference slot by clicking on the "Sign Up" box in the selected slot, then clicking on the "Submit & Sign Up" button at the bottom of the page.
  • You will receive an automatic reminder two days prior to conferences. The reminder will go to the email you entered when you made your selection.
  • If you have already scheduled a Smart Start meeting, you will see your meeting pre-scheduled. These meetings will be 40 minutes.
Meet & Greet Sign Up

Click here to sign up for a virtual Meet & Greet meeting. Sign up open through Sept 1.

Technology Protection Plan

We now have an OPTIONAL technology device damage and loss protection plan for families. It is $20 per student, with a family maximum of $60. Please see losdschools.org for more details, including the LOSD FEE WAIVER available here.


If you sign up for the protection plan, you will receive an email soon with payment options.


Please submit LOSD fee waivers for technology protection to the office of the assistant superintendent at armstroe@loswego.k12.or.us.

Bell Schedule for Class

AM Cohort Students

8:00 - 10:45 AM | Synchronous times for specials classes coming soon.

  • On Thursday, synchronous instruction will be from 8:00 to 10:25 AM

12:45 - 3:30 PM | Mix of synchronous and asynchronous instruction in Music, PE, STEM, Social Studies, Science, and Health. Synchronous times for specials classes coming soon.


PM Cohort Students

8:00 - 10:45 AM | Mix of synchronous and asynchronous instruction in Music, PE, STEM, Social Studies, Science, and Health. Synchronous times for specials classes coming soon.

12:45 - 3:30 PM | Synchronous times for specials classes coming soon.

  • On Thursday, synchronous instruction will be from 1:05 - 3:30 PM

Tech Info Sessions for Families

LOSD is hosting two technology information sessions for parents and guardians to help students get started with Google Classroom, Seesaw and Zoom.


Thursday, Sept. 3

3-4 p.m. -- Elementary School Tech Session

https://loswego-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/85881040215


Thursday, Sept. 3

4-5 p.m. -- Middle and High School Tech Session

https://loswego-k12-or-us.zoom.us/j/81192139844


The LOSD Logic team will provide an overview of the three platforms, then open up the session for tech questions. Each session will be recorded, and posted on the district website along with other resources and services for families.

New Meal Service

Monday, Aug. 31 is the last day of summer meal pickup at Lake Oswego High School. The new meal service schedule begins the following week.


For the 2020-21 school year, LOSD is providing meals for all students Mondays and Wednesdays at the locations below. * Due to Labor Day holiday, meal pick up will be on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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

Meals should be picked up at the school site located closest to your household. Present your student's first and last name to the cashier. Students must be enrolled in LOSD. Face coverings are required.


Oregon has new expanded income guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. Now more LOSD families can qualify their households for free meals. You can fill out the application on line. Go to: https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp or via hard copy which is attached. Return the hard copy to either your school office, email it to mcdowelj@loswego.k12.or.us or mail it to LODS Food Services, PO Box 70, 2501 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034-0070.


For students paying for meals and interested in participating in the pickup meal program, to add money to your child's account, please go to myschoolbucks.com.

LO Online Late Sign Ups

If you change your mind and wish to sign up your student for LO Online, you may email your school principal to add your name to the waiting list. Sign ups will be accepted on a class availability basis.

Update School Calendar

Grade preparation and parent-teacher conference days have been recalibrated for the new first day of school and quarter schedule. Please click here for an updated district calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

Lake Oswego Public Library Eager to Support Students

The Lake Oswego Public Library is eager to support all young learners in our community. In addition to providing curbside hold pickups, they are offering a variety of library services in the library parking lot (4th St and E Ave) Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-1p.m. If you or your child don't have a library card yet, an application can be processed during your visit; just bring a proof of residence to get a new card immediately. Youth Librarians are ready to assist students with whatever they need, and will likely encourage browsing of tables brimming with fiction and non-fiction books, leveled readers, audio-books, and DVDs - all for on-the spot check out.

School Supplies

If you ordered school supplies through 1st Day School Supplies, supplies will be ready for pick up at the Meet & Greet. If you have not ordered supplies, you can find the supply lists here: 2020-21 Supply Lists

Verify Student Info by September 18

If you haven't already, take a few moments to verify your student's information for the 2020-21 school year. This is required. Login to ParentVUE and review/update your student's information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by:


  • Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.

  • Allowing parents to review the health conditions on file at your student’s school.

  • Enabling distribution of electronic devices covered by the district's Technology Agreement.


The verification window closes September 18, 2020.


If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click “I am a Parent,” then click “Forgot Password.” If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, contact the school. For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website or contact the school.


For help, email Wende Milner (wende.milner@loswego.or.us) or Nicole Merino (nicole.merino@loswego.k12.or.us)

Roadmap to Reopening

There is so much information! Check out the latest from LOSD about the coming school year: Roadmap to Reopening