The Current

January 18, 2019

In this Message:


  • No School Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • District Seeks New Executive Director of Project Management
  • Legal Budget Committee Accepting Applications
  • Kindergarten Information Night (Kinder Counts) – January 23
  • It's Almost Time! Online Registration Coming January 23
  • Document Acknowlegement in ParentVUE
  • Running for School Board Information Meeting – January 24
  • 2019/2020 Preschool/Pre-K Classes Now Open for Applications
  • Pacer Youth Baseball Registration
  • Lake Oswego Girls Softball Registration
  • Annual Foundation Luncheon – January 29
  • Lake Oswego Public Library Free Presentation – "I Speak Woof"
  • Family Reggae Bash with Aaron Nigel Smith
  • Pacer Baseball 13th Annual Crab Dinner Fundraiser
  • Lakeridge High School Open House – February 6
  • Calling All Teen Artists
  • 2018 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities
  • Weather Emergency Communications
  • SafeOregon
  • Subscribe to Lake Oswego Schools App
  • What's New at Community School?

No School Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

District Seeks New Executive Director of Project Management

District administrators would like to cast the net far and wide to recruit the next executive director of project management. "We are looking for someone who has at least 10 years experience in managing building construction and redevelopment for K-12 schools, specifically," said Superintendent Michael Musick. "We want the best."


Randy Miller will officially retire on January 31, from the position he has held for the past three and half years. "We are grateful to Randy for his work and I wish him well in his retirement,” said Musick.


In the interim, the district has hired additional support for the bond program to bridge the transition.


The job posting can be found here: https://www.applitrack.com/loswego/onlineapp/


Legal Budget Committee Accepting Applications

The Legal Budget Committee consists of the members of the School Board and five citizen members who are charged with reviewing and approving the budget for the upcoming school year.


Citizen members are appointed to three-year terms.


The budget committee's work is typically accomplished during three or four meetings in the spring.


We are currently accepting applications for two open positions.


Application deadline is February 8, 2019.


Budget Committee Application

Kindergarten Information Night (Kinder Counts) – January 23

Lake Oswego School District's Kindergarten Counts will take place Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at all elementary schools. This event introduces Lake Oswego parents to the full-day kindergarten program and Extended Day program and ensures that new families are connected to their school. All families with a child who will be five years old by September 1, 2019, are encouraged to attend.

This year Kindergarten Counts will coincide with the debut of the District’s new online registration portal. Rather than providing a paper registration form that night, parents will learn about online registration so that they can later enroll their children from home or wherever they access the internet (no registration via smartphone).

It's Almost Time! Online Registration Coming January 23

The District's online registration system goes live on January 23 for the 2019-20 school year. This will replace the paper-based system and will be used for students who have never enrolled in the District before. Parents who have a new student starting school next year will be able to learn about online registration through:


  • Kindergarten Counts on January 23 at their resident elementary school
  • New resources on the District website
  • Flyers available at each school

Document Acknowledgement in ParentVUE

Beginning January 23, all ParentVUE users will be required to review and acknowledge documents about the District's policies and procedures immediately upon logging into the portal. This is an opportunity for parents to revisit important information about our schools. Scroll to the bottom of each document's page and press the "I Acknowledge" button when you have completed your review. You will then be able to access other ParentVUE pages. Each document requires acknowledgment only once.

Running for School Board Information Meeting – January 24

Have you ever thought about running for School Board? Come to an informational meeting on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. at the LOSD administration office to hear about what school members do, who is eligible to run, and what you need to do to file. There are two positions open for the May 2019 election, and three positions open in 2021.


Liz Hartman, current LOSD board member and a member of the Oregon School Boards Association Board of Directors, will be presenting.


If you are unable to attend, you are always welcome to call any of the current school board members (contact information available online).

2019/2020 Preschool/Pre-K Classes Now Open for Applications

Lake Oswego School District Preschool and Pre-K classes are now open for the application process for the 2019-2020 academic school year. Our teachers are ready to embark on this educational journey with your child in a safe, inclusive, and engaging learning environment. The program offers students meaningful experiences as they begin their educational journey while promoting a lifelong love for learning. Apply today!


Application Closes: Monday, February 18

Lottery Process: Friday, March 1


Click here to apply


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Shelli Fought at foughts@loswego.k12.or.us or at 503.534.2125.

Pacer Youth Baseball Registration

Boys and Girls grades K-8

Registration is open now through February 10 at www.paceryouthbaseball.org

For more information contact Sarah at sarah.ehinger@gmail.com

Lake Oswego Girls Softball Registration

Lake Oswego Girls Softball registration is open for the spring 2019 Little League season (open to girls ages 5-14). Registration deadline is March 3.


Visit www.lakeoswegosoftball.org for more information.


The league is excited to announce the addition of a Juniors level for girls ages 13-14 interested in recreation-level play.

Annual Foundation Luncheon – January 29

Get Your Tickets for the Annual Foundation Luncheon


Join us for our biggest community celebration of the year! The Foundation luncheon is a wonderful opportunity to meet members of our community and support our students. The event sells out every year -- so be sure to purchase your tickets here today! This year's speaker is Debbie Craig, one of our community's biggest champions, a trustee with Meyer Memorial Trust, and a passionate advocate for public education and the outdoors. Also, as an alumna of Lake Oswego High School and a parent of Lakeridge High School alumni, Debbie will have great stories to share.

Lake Oswego Public Library Free Presentation – "I Speak Woof"

Thursday, January 31 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Lake Oswego Public Library – downstairs in the Children's Library

706 4th Street; LO


Learn about children's dog bite prevention with Vanesa Vizuete, founder of Helping Paws Northwest. This fun, interactive class provides children with the necessary tools to be safe around familiar or strange dogs, while teaching them how to create a POSITIVE animal friendship based on love and respect.


There will be opportunities for children to greet and pet Maui, the therapy dog, following the guidelines learned in class.

Family Reggae Bash with Aaron Nigel Smith

Join award winning educator and children's music performer, Aaron Nigel Smith for a family reggae bash at Walter's Cultural Arts Center on January 26 at 2:00 p.m.


Aaron's mission is to promote peace through music. His music encourages families to sing, dance, and play together!


Click here for more information


Online ticket sales link

Pacer Baseball 13th Annual "Catch of the Day" Crab Dinner Fundraiser

If it's January, two things are certain – Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner, and it is time to order your Crab Dinner. Gather with friends and family February 2, 2019 to watch this classic football competition and enjoy a delicious crab meal that has already been prepared for you! Or add crab to your own Superbowl recipe.


Please support our baseball program by purchasing one or more dinners now. Proceeds from this event will cover facility upgrades and free up funds to purchase equipment and uniforms, pay for umpires and transportation, and cover other expenses associated with running a competitive first-class program. Please go to www.pacerbaseball.net and look for the “Order Crab Dinners” button. If crab is not your thing, we also welcome your tax-deductible donation.


Orders must be received by 8:00 p.m. on January 27, 2019.

Lakeridge High School Open House – February 6

Lakeridge High School

1235 Overlook Drive; Lake Oswego


Wednesday, February 6 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Open House Activites: 6:30 to 7:00 p .m.

General Session in Auditorium: 7:05 to 7:50 p.m.

Tours & Panels for Students: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Forecasting Information for Parents: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Please join us and see why Lakeridge High School has again earned the Oregon Department of Education's Highest Rating!

Calling All Teen Artists

The Youth Action Council is hosting its 3rd annual Outside the Art Room Teen Showcase & Auction and applications are now open. Outside the Art Room is a teen art showcase open to the public featuring more than 50 artists from LO! Teens can sell or showcase their artwork; there is no fee to apply but artists must donate one original or reproduction piece to the silent auction which benefits the Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP).


Outside the Art Room

February 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Christ Church Parish (CCP)

1060 Chandler Road


Applications are due February 1.

To apply visit www.LOTeenScene.org

2018 Tax Exemption for Parents of Children with Disabilities

The Oregon Tax Code provides an additional tax exemption for parents of eligible children with disabilities in Oregon. The procedure for claiming an exemption for the 2018 tax year is explained in the Oregon Individual Tax Return and Instruction booklets.


Click here for more information including who qualifies for the exemption and what documentation must be submitted with the tax return to qualify for this exemption.

Weather Emergency Communications

Winter is here, please review the emergency communications page of our district website which can be found here. The District has a new Twitter account which will be used for emergency communications. Please follow @LOSD_Proud for the fastest way to receive all urgent notifications.

SafeOregon

If parents are ever concerned about a student’s well-being, feel free to reach out to your principal. It is important to keep your lines of communication open and maintain strong partnerships between students, families, staff, and other resources.


SafeOregon also is 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 know that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

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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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